NEVER drive with the oil light on or flashing, quickly pull over and turn off the engine. Checking the oil level will tell you whether you have a low oil situation or an internal oil pressure problem.
If you find yourself in a skid, remain calm, ease your foot off the gas, and carefully steer in the direction you want the front of the car to go. This procedure, known as “steering into the skid,” will bring the back end of your car in line with the front. For cars without anti-lock brakes, avoid using your brakes. If your car has ABS, brake firmly as you “steer into the skid.”
In the first three quarters of this year Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 409,300 urban delivery vehicles, transporters and pickups to customers throughout the world. Compared to the corresponding period last year (January – September 2011: 390,000) this represents an increase of 4.9 percent. Worldwide deliveries of the Amarok pickup were up by 23.9 percent to 58,700 vehicles (January – September 2011: 47,400). Crafter deliveries rose by 35.4 percent to 36,400 units (January – September 2011: 26,900). Deliveries of the T5 series increased in the first three quarters by 3.6 percent to 119,900 (January – September 2011: 115,800). Worldwide Caddy deliveries were down by 2.2 percent to 115,800 vehicles (January – September 2011: 118,400).
In Western Europe, including Germany, brand deliveries from January to September 2012 went up by 1.2 percent to 214,600 vehicles. Deliveries in Eastern Europe up to the end of September rose by 24.3 percent to 30,900 vehicles.
In the first nine months of 2012, Germany was Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles largest-volume market in Europe, with a growth of 2.7 percent to 93,700 customer deliveries.“Despite the tense general situation in the Eurozone, we have succeeded in maintaining our steady increase in deliveries. In this we continue to stand apart from the downward development of the European market as a whole, although we are aware of the difficult conditions”, emphasized Bram Schot, Member of the Executive Management for Sales and Marketing, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand.
In South America the brand delivered three percent more vehicles to customers than in the corresponding period of the previous year, with 108,100 units. Deliveries of the Saveiro were down by 6.5 percent to 58,100 (January – September 2011: 62,100) whereas the T2, with 20,500 deliveries, showed a five percent increase (January – September 2011: 19,500).
In Africa Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles boosted deliveries by 17.3 percent to 14,300 units and in the Asia-Pacific region, the brand achieved an increase of 59.8 percent, with a delivery volume of 13,300 vehicles.
KINGSTON, October 3, 2012 – ATL Automotive Limited, exclusive local dealer of Honda automobiles has been recognized by American Honda as Gold Star Certified, boasting a highly competent team of eleven Technicians equipped with the appropriate mix of Maintenance, Repair and Diagnostic skills to take care of customers’ vehicles.
Service Manager, Steve Chin says Honda awarded the company the Gold Star Distributor Certification in September following the completion of key courses by all Technicians in an extensive training programme administered by ATL in Jamaica and the Honda South Florida Training Centre.
The programme covers training in air conditioning, brake systems, electrical, engine, fuel and emissions, restraints, steering and suspensions, as well as transmissions. “Honda requires that a specific number of Technicians be trained to cover each area inside the Service Centre and we have not only met that requirement, hence the Gold Star Certification but we have gone beyond that to expose them to additional courses to further strengthen our team. Our two Master Technicians have been trained in all the above areas,” he explained.
Mr Chin is confident that the newly acquired status augurs well for the ATL Automotive Honda Service Centre. “We always knew we had the best team in Jamaica. But the recognition from Honda is a major accomplishment for the company as it will increase the level of confidence our customers have in us as an Unbeatable service team. We are here to keep their cars where they belong – on the road,” he said.
Mr Chin says the training is ongoing as one Technician must be sent to the Training Centre at least once a year.
MAHWAH, N.J., July 25, 2012 – According to J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study released today, Jaguar ranks second industry wide among nameplates in vehicle appeal and the Range Rover Evoque is most appealing in the Entry Premium Crossover SUV segment. For the second year in a row, Jaguar ranks second out of 34 brands measured in the industry – with the Jaguar XJ scoring as second highest large premium car. Land Rover placed sixth (in a tie) among 34 brands, and the new Range Rover Evoque receives the award for Most Appealing Entry Premium Crossover SUV.
“The J.D. Power and Associates APEAL study simply indicates how much your customers like their vehicles’ design, performance and features, and clearly our customers are quite smitten,” says Andy Goss, President of Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC. “Jaguar Land Rover is dedicated, as a premium automotive company, to providing the customers of both our brands with quality vehicles that deliver extraordinary performance, innovative technology, and desirable styling.”
Jaguar is the second most improved nameplate. The gain is primarily driven by the Jaguar XJ with 901 points – one of only three models in the industry to score above 900. The Jaguar brand was also the most improved, and tied for 2nd highest in the industry, in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Initial Quality Study (IQS).
Land Rover placed sixth overall in the industry in a tie, showing that its lineup of luxury SUVs is well regarded by its customers. Leading the Land Rover lineup is the new Range Rover Evoque, which in its first year in the survey scored higher than all other Entry Premium Crossover SUVs. According to the survey, customers of the award-receiving Range Rover Evoque most appreciate its design and fuel economy, compared to its segment. The Range Rover Evoque combines class-leading performance with dynamic and agile handling across all terrains. This is the 102nd global award for the Range Rover Evoque.
The J.D. Power and Associates APEAL study examines how gratifying a new vehicle is to own and drive based on owner evaluations of more than 80 vehicle attributes. The study’s unique approach to measuring owner satisfaction and how much a customer likes or dislikes virtually every aspect of their new vehicle provides a powerful tool to manufacturers to influence future product development.
The 2012 APEAL study is based on responses gathered between February 2012 and May 2012 from more than 74,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2012 model-year cars and trucks who were surveyed after the first 90 days of ownership.