How to Escape From a Sinking Car

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To be able to survive in an extreme situation, you’d better make sure you know what to do in advance. After all, when crunch time comes, you might only have seconds to act! To help increase safety awareness, a team of professional rescuers has come up with visually accessible and detailed instructions on how to behave if you find yourself in a rapidly sinking car.

Rescuers warn that you’ll only have about a minute to complete these two steps before the car sinks underwater.

1. Don’t waste time trying to open the door. It will not budge, because of the force of water pressing on it from the outside. Remember — the sequence “unfasten the seat belt, lower the window, climb out of the car” is your only chance at salvation.

2. A manual window gives you the best means of escape. However, all is not lost if your car has power windows. Professionals note that, according to test results, a car’s electronics continue to function for at least ten minutes after it becomes submerged.

Don’t even try breaking the windshield — it is made of extra-strong, crash-resistant triplex safety glass.

Many online shops offer special car window-breaking tools at affordable prices. Another option is to use some heavy object with a pointed tip (you should always keep such an object handy in your car). This could be a hammer, a wrench, a heavy screwdriver. In the absence of these, you can use a removable headrest (strike at the glass with the headrest’s metal studs), a stiletto heel, or your elbow. You should aim your blows at the corners of the window as the glass is more fragile there.

If you’re traveling with children, rescuers recommend the following sequence of actions: unfasten your safety belt; lower your side window; unfasten your older child’s seat belt first, and push him or her out of the car; then repeat the procedure with your younger child. Finally, leave the car yourself. This way, everyone gets better chances of survival

If you are unable to open or break the window, there’s another way out: via the door. This is the most controversial of escape methods, since you’ll need to wait for the car to fill with water in order for the pressure inside and outside the car to equal out. When this happens, breathe in the remnants of the air, open the door, and swim out.

A tip from the professionals: keep a firm grip on the door handle while water fills the cabin. Remember that the door will not open easily. You may have to push it with your feet.

It’s easy to become disoriented underwater, especially so if the water is turbid. To find your way to the surface, swim in the same direction as the rising air bubbles

 

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Myths about Car Insurance

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It is imperative to thoroughly understand the insurance policy you are buying, no matter what type of insurance it is.When looking for a car insurance people are hindered by numerous misconceptions. Let’s go through those myths which people still carry while buying car insurance.

If your car meets with an accident while being driven by a third person the car insurance policy may not work in such a case. If above is the case, the claim will be paid off through your own policy and not through the policy of that third person who drives the car. However, sometimes the car insurance covers the damage to the car in case of an accident only, and only when the car is driven by the owner or policyholder while in case of an accident.

It is strongly seen that people think that the colour of the car always affects their car insurance premium. The Red colour of the car bears higher premium than normal. This is not true. Colour of the vehicle has no impact on your insurance premium. Rather, your car insurance premium depends on several other important aspects such as the age of the car, past records of accidents with claims, chassis, make, engine and the size of the car.

Buyers are observed to avoid comprehensive car insurance stating that they are good drivers and don’t require a comprehensive policy. This justification is baseless since even expert drivers could have accidents. A comprehensive insurance policy protects you from other liabilities as well, apart from the accident itself. It safeguards your car from any loss or damage out of theft or natural and man-made calamities.

Your private car insurance will not cover your car if you are using it for business or office use. Private car insurance will only cover your vehicle when used for personal use. To extend the cover of your car insurance, you need to take passenger car insurance. Also, your comprehensive car insurance does not cover your personal belongings left in the car. You need to extend your cover to cover your personal belongings as well.

Your credit score does count. It does affect your car insurance premium. Insurance companies believe that there is good correlation between claim filing history and credit score. Those with a good credit score are less likely to file a claim. Hence, some insurance companies may offer you a discount if you have a good credit score.

Most of the people think that they already have car insurance for their old car so they don’t have to buy one for their new car. Wrong! Your old car insurance won’t cover the damages or any harm to your new car. So, one needs to purchase new car insurance for a new car.

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7 tips to keep your car ready for road-trips

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Imagine yourself, buried under the files, struggling to meet the steep targets your boss has set for this quarter. It is your quarterly review today and you see your boss walking up to you. Dollops of sweat are perched on your brow and a chill runs down your spine. You follow him silently to the meeting room, anticipating a barrage of bullets waiting to pierce your tired soul.

Your boss has seen you toiling for the last three months, striving incessantly to achieve the monstrous targets that were set. Though you couldn’t get them all, your boss is very impressed. Your next task is a road-trip – a week long all paid holiday a birthday gift from your company.

Well, this does not happen even in movies! And plus a fertile imagination can play tricks on you like this. But with good roads, better cars and an adventurous trait, road-trip plans materialise out of thin air. All you need then, is your car to be roadworthy and fit so that all you have to worry about is how long you would be travelling.

We have a few tips put together to ensure that you and your car always stays fit and reliable and also to ensure your safety and comfort as well as others on the road.

    1. Service your car regularly as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. If you find anything amiss between the service intervals, get it checked. In case you have a road trip planned in advance, get your car serviced a couple of days before you leave to let the changes settle down.
    1. Keep an eye on all the fluids levels – engine oil, gear oil, brake fluid, windshield cleaning fluid and get them topped up whenever needed. Also have a glance under the vehicle once in a while you would certainly know if something is leaking and needs to be checked
    1. Keep a regular check on electricals – headlamps, tail-lamps, indicators and the horn. It is better to know where the fuse-box of your car is located. Always keep a couple spare – in case of a blow-out, it is the fuse which will be the first casualty. Also keep an eye out for any warning lights on your dashboard – especially the engine check. If it starts flashing, you have to look for the nearest service centre.
    1. Keep a track of the condition of the wiper blades – a clean windshield is imperative for a safe drive. Properly clean your windshield and rear-view mirrors before starting your journey and also in between regularly.
    1. A regular check of tyre pressures and tread condition (including the stepney) will help you avert punctures or tyre bursts. Do rotate your tyres as recommended to ensure their longevity. It is advised to change all tyres when you opt for new and get a uniform wear pattern for all of them. Learn to change tyres (a lot of people don’t know) and how to jack your car up to avoid getting stuck at remote locations.
    1. Driving is a tiring task. Get sufficient rest before you begin. Keep yourself hydrated and take regular breaks during the journey. It is always better to have at least one back-up driver in case you need a break. If ever you feel sleepy while driving, stop immediately and freshen up. If that too doesn’t work, never take it on yourself to continue further – a small mistake may turn out to be disastrous.
    1. Drive at a speed you are comfortable with and avoid speeding. You tend to get more tired when you are speeding while the actual time you save is not worth the risk. Avoid taking risky manoeuvres or overtakes, you always have a long road ahead to make a move and avoid overtaking from the left on a dual carriageway. Remember to flash and/or honk before you make a move to warn the other driver of your intentions.

Ultimately, cars are machines and they do tend to break down once a while. But if you follow these tips, the chances of remembering those journeys with all the good memories will certainly by sky high.

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Safety Tips For Driving In Fog During Winter

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Diving in fog is considered to be the most dangerous weather hazard, especially if it is exceptionally dense fog or combined with other adverse weather conditions.

In foggy Condition Reduced visibility can be extremely dangerous. Taking precautions and knowing what to do when on the road can help reduce risk. Foggy conditions are the number one cause of large multi car pile ups. Fog dramatically reduces visibility, meaning motorists must reduce their speeds significantly to ensure the roads are safe for both themselves and other users.

However, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk of a crash.:

Fight Your Subconscious

During dense fog, a very scary things happens to people while they are driving. They unknowingly speed up!

Of course, we all know that speeding up in fog is the worst thing you can do, but fog creates an optical illusion. As you look out your windshield, your body perceives that you are driving very slow. Since most people become nervous in fog, they don’t look down at their speedometer. Over time, they begin going faster and faster. This is hands down the most dangerous aspect of driving in fog.

Make a conscious effort to glance at your speedometer every now and then. There’s a good chance you keep speeding up, without knowing it!

Keep Your Headlights ON

Always keep your headlights on when driving in foggy conditions.

our daytime running lights aren’t enough. Many people turn their lights off as they feel their headlights are blinding them from reflecting off the fog, but you essentially become a “ghost car” when this happens. Your headlights aren’t so you can see better, it’s so others can see you! If your car is equipped with fog lights, use those too. When driving in fog, it’s very important to stay visible to others.

Don’t Use High Beams

You should never use your high beam headlights in foggy conditions.

Your high beam headlights reflect off of the water vapor and actually decrease your visibility. You may feel that your low beam headlights are doing the same thing, but again, keep them on. It’s the best way for you to be seen.

Increase Your Following Distance

A safe following distance is crucial in fog.

Most drivers tend to “bunch up” during foggy conditions because they feel it’s easier to see. Driving in fog is scary, but now is not the time to follow too close. That’s one of the big reasons massive pile-up’s occur. For your and your car safety you need to keep distance between your and other car.

Follow the Line

When driving in fog, it’s a good idea to follow the lines on the road with your eyes.

This is the best way to ensure you stay in your lane. Drivers are typically attracted to lights, and subconsciously, will steer toward lights. So it’s better to watch the lines to be certain you are driving within your lane. Just make sure you aren’t fixating. Keep your eyes moving.

If You Need To Stop

Sometimes, foggy conditions become too thick to drive safely. If you find that you’re exceeding your comfort zone, it might be best to stop until the fog lifts. Just remember – this is an extremely dangerous situation!

If you can’t see, either can anyone else. Try to get as far off the road as possible. Pull into a driveway, parking lot, rest area, side street, or any other place where you can get away from heavy traffic flow. But if the roadway shoulder is your only option, pull way over. Go into the grass if necessary.

If there’s a curb, drive over it and park on the other side of the curb. Stays buckled up and turn your lights off! If you leave your lights on, people might think you are driving on the roadway and rear-end you. Make sure your foot is off the brake pedal, and do not use your flashers. Keep all your lights off. If there is shelter nearby, try to get there quickly. Otherwise, stay in your car and stay buckled up.

Dense fog usually doesn’t last a long time. The fog may not completely go away, but stopping for a while should buy you some time and allow the fog to lift a bit. Dense fog tends to migrate from area to area, unless you’re in a valley where fog tends to settle. If the fog just gets worse while you’re parked, stay put. It’s not worth your life to continue. But always remember, when driving in fog, stopping on the shoulder of the road should be a last resort!

Dense Fog Is Usually Temporary

Under most “normal” weather conditions, dense fog is temporary.

Normally, you will encounter small patches of dense fog on mountain valleys, peaks, near moist open fields, and near bodies of water such as streams, rivers, and lakes. When the atmosphere is especially humid, you may even get patches of fog that seem to wander from place to place.

During the worst conditions, normally occurring at night or during early morning hours, the fog may be very dense and cover a span of many miles. This is the most dangerous condition and is usually warned by fog advisories or warnings advisories. When fog warnings or advisories are issued, simply do not drive (this is especially true during fog warnings). It doesn’t matter how good you and the other drivers on the roadway are, if you can’t see, you can’t possibly drive safely.

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Why Is It Hard to Shift My Automatic Transmission Out of Park?

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Your shift interlock feature, which requires you to step on the brake pedal to prevent unintentionally shifting out of Park, could be malfunctioning. Alternatively, the shift cable or linkage connected to the shift lever could be gummed up with grease or corroded so that it can’t operate freely.

If the interlock switch is worn and not fully releasing, or the brake lights don’t receive a signal from the brake light switch to illuminate, you won’t be able to shift out of Park.

Grease, dirt and moisture can collect in or on the interlock and brake light switches, and on the shift cable and related parts, hampering their operation. When that happens, you’re most likely to have problems shifting out of Park when the engine and transmission are cold, such as after the car has sat for hours. After the engine gets warm — and other parts get warmer, as well — the goo might become softer and make it easier to shift out of Park.

Most cars have a means of overriding the shift lock so you can drive the car to a mechanic rather than have it towed: A small door the size of a fingernail is often found on the console next to or close to the shifter itself. After prying this cover off, one can insert a screwdriver or key and press down to release the lock. Vehicles with column shifters may hide the release on top of the steering column or on the bottom. Your owner’s manual will help you identify the location on your car.

A transmission that’s low on fluid also can be hard to shift out of Park, though that also would likely cause a noticeable degradation in the transmission’s overall performance, such as sluggish or harsh shifts.

Another possible cause is that when a car is on even a slight incline, it will put more load on the transmission parking pawl (a bar that engages teeth in a transmission gear to prevent the vehicle from rolling). This is more likely to happen if you didn’t engage the parking brake before releasing the brake pedal. The weight of the vehicle rolling onto the parking pawl makes it harder to shift out of Park. To avoid this, engage the parking brake when on an incline before shifting into Park or releasing the brake pedal. That way the parking brake, not the transmission pawl, bears the load.

Maruti Suzuki Car Service Centre in Thane will also perform overall health checks on your vehicle and if there is other work that needs attention or other parts that need changing they will communicate this with you in advance to make sure you are aware of what additional work is required and whether any further costs may be incurred.

 

To Book Maruti Suzuki Car Servicing in Thane,Mumbai Contact Navnit Maruti Workshop in Kolshet Road, Thane Contact Us at 022 254 7400 / 01 to book your Car Service appointment today.

Navnit House, Gokul Nagar,
Mumbai Agra Road,
Thane – 400601.Tel.: +91 2545 7400
+91 22 66776699
Fax : 2172 2903
E-mail: info@navnitmotors.com