SKODA was called the most reliable car brand in Great Britain

SKODAAccording to the results of the recent studies on the dependability of car manufacturers Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), the absolute leaders in the segment of German mid-size and compact cars became SKODA Superb and SKODA Fabia.

In 2016, more than 15 thousand respondent drivers took part in the study on car reliability. The research included five categories of vehicles. ŠKODA became the only brand that received two awards in the rating of dependability of car manufacturers in 2016. The flagship of SKODA Superb won in the category of mid-size cars. The respondent appreciated a amount of space in the car: capacious saloon and record trunk in its class, as well as Toyota RAV4 led headlights. The latest systems of intelligent helpers implemented in Superb, such as adaptive cruise control, traffic lane assistant Lane Assist and the system of traffic jam assistance Traffic Jam Assist also received high ratings. In its turn, SKODA Fabia topped the list of winners in the category of compact cars for the second year in a row.

What causes failure of shock absorbers.

shock absorbersRoad safety is composed of many factors, including the experience of the driver, road surface quality and serviceability of the vehicle. The company Mando produced shock test, which has already served his sentence and published their results.

To understand how the defective shock absorber may affect safety should understand the principle of the shock absorber operation. It consists of a reciprocating piston movement, damper piston through a small opening bypass oil from one chamber to another, converting mechanical energy into heat. In other words, the shock absorbers damp vertical vibrations.

Imagine that a shock absorber in the suspension is not in use, than driving on rough road, wheel will bounce and curled spring will return him to the ground, which after impact will bounce back because there is nothing to calm the vibrations. Thus, after overcoming the pits wheel will be jump in a long time and throughout this period, traction with road will be minimal.

Peugeot 206 – the king of the urban “jungle”.

Peugeot 206Peugeot 206 model was produced in several body styles: three-door and five-door hatchback, sedan, wagon, coupe-cabriolet. And almost all the modifications of this popular model were produced in the native country in France.
The body of the car, thanks to the good quality of the galvanizing, correctly and keeps for a long time a presentable appearance – even very old Peugeot 206 look quite respectable. НNo wonder the 206- model has won four stars according to EuroNCAP.

As for the “stuffing”, that are equipped with these cars as gasoline and diesel engines of different volumes. Gasoline win in terms of reliability (after all Peugeot diesel – it is not BMW, it is not up to German quality), but in all petrol models, there is one major drawback, which need to know about the future owners. It concerns cooling fan, the problem is that at sufficiently frequent use car fan can quickly fail. This is, because of the location- it is exposed to road dust and dirt. However, this problem is solved quite easily – a regular cleaning.

Purchase of a used car.

Purchase of a used carSuppose the new car is not possible, but life is not sweet without a personal vehicle. We’ll have to bite the bullet and buy a car in ages. Of course, you would like to find “the only” on an “as new”, but you must understand that it is unlikely (although many people firmly believe that the old car is the same as new, only cheaper). In fact, unless the cars up to three-five years old may please the future owner by absolutely ideal state of the new car with an easy run. And to find such instance, you should try. As practice shows, really worthy options aren’t sold young, the market is full of frank illiquid. We’ll have to look for something less than perfect, which means that the car will have some challenges that need to come to terms with the purchase. And as older and cheaper it is, so worse will be the state of the car.

Purchase task in this case is that if it is impossible to find a perfect copy, it is necessary to find one that can be successfully repaired and operate on.