Tips for Desert Driving: Part 2

Driving through the deserts can be a fun and exciting experience for motorists but it also has the tendency to turn into a bad experience altogether if you are not prepared to handle the emergencies. To make off-roading a memorable experience, let’s continue with the tips for desert driving to master the sands of beautiful deserts.

We’ve mentioned this before also that SUVs and trucks are considered best for desert driving because of their much high clearance than standard cars. So in case if you are planning to hit the deserts don’t forget to visit BP Auto Spares India for strong and vigorous car and truck spare parts including Mahindra trucks parts, Mahindra Bolero Parts, Mahindra Scorpio Parts and many more.

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  • It is always recommended to travel in groups or even better in convoys.
  • In extremely isolated or remote areas it is advisable to add an extra car to your convoy, fully stacked with emergency supplies and be ready as a back-up vehicle.
  • Be very careful of flooding. During rains, low and small water crossings can be completely washed out or unusable. Summer thunderstorms can also wipe out entire roadways.
  • Be aware of quicksand. When the water in the sand cannot escapes, it creates a muggy, liquefied soil that looses strength and cannot support weight. It is usually found in small, shallow patches and can pose a danger to motorists.
  • Watch out for soft, fine and loose sand. Move ahead on foot to inspect how large the soft section is. If you don’t have another car accompanying you or a tow chain, be very careful about attempting to cross that loose patch.
  • Mud at river or creek crossings can also land you in trouble. Some sorts of mud have a tendency to even stop a 4WD vehicle.
  • Cross a river or a creek with utmost caution. First inspect the firmness and depth of the river and creek crossing on foot. If water is too deep and muddy, then don’t try to cross it, you could easily be swept away.

Now step out there, follow these desert driving tips, be safe and enjoy the beauty of the desert.

5 Ways to Fight Motion Sickness

??????????????????????If you have this annoying sickness for cars, you most likely fear each and every long road trip. It can badly affect your entire commute and a fun and exciting time with your friends and family. Motion sickness or kinetosis is a medical condition some people experience when they’re travelling in automobiles, boats, airplane, train and anything in motion. The most common symptoms accompanying motion sickness includes dizziness, fatigue, cold sweats, and nausea. So how do you go about fighting motion sickness head on?

BP Auto Spares India, a leading name in automobile spare parts industry, delivering Suzuki Spare parts, naming Suzuki Celerio Parts, SX4 Parts, and Alto auto parts for quite some time now, has grounded some simple tips and tricks for you to enjoy your car ride, sickness-free.

Suzuki-Spare-PartsTry Changing Your Seat: The driver of a car is less prone to motion sickness than a passenger; this is because a driver is using all his motor functions to drive a car and can identify motion. Putting yourself behind the wheel can help curb that nauseous feeling up to a great extent. If you don’t know driving and must sit as a passenger, then try sitting in a front seat and looking at the horizon.

Restrain Food Consumption: Limit your consumption of food, drinks and alcohol before and during the travel. Avoid too much alcohol, smoking, food or liquids that don’t align with your digestive system and makes you feel generously full. Food with rich smell, greasy, heavy, or spicy may worsen the symptoms of nausea or motion sickness.

Decide your Position: Decide a position or a seat where you’ll experience the least motion. In the middle of an airplane as well as in the lower level cabins of a ship near the centre, experience considerably less amount of motion. Separate yourself from others who may be suffering from motion sickness.

Enhance Sensory Congruence: When you feel the symptoms of motion sickness approaching, lie down in order to help your sensory system become concord. On a train sit in a front facing seat, in a car or a boat fixate your gaze on the horizon or on a fixed point. The more you equalize your sensory use, the less likely you are to get nauseas.

Take help of “Ginger”: Studies suggest that ginger is the #1 cure for fighting motion sickness. Consume 1 or 2 grams of ginger ½ an hour before travelling. But if you are on blood thinning medicines, you better consult your doctor first.

5 Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars in India

We Indians are deeply inclined towards fuel efficient cars and to keep up with the rising expectations for such vehicles, automakers are working relentlessly to bring in new car models that claim to deliver incredible fuel efficiency.  It isn’t debatable that diesel engined cars are more fuel efficient than petrol cars, but with technological advancements, petrol cars are now able to deliver increased fuel economy. Here is a list of the Best Mileage diesel cars in India, curated by BP Auto Spares India, Exporters of Auto Parts in India, including Tata Indigo Parts, Tata Indica Parts and many more,  based on the ARAI certified fuel efficiency figures, and no surprises here, it’s comprised entirely of hatchbacks and compact sedans.

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Maruti Ciaz SHVS

Maruti Ciaz SHVS is positioned at the top of the best mileage diesel cars in India list with 28.09 kmpl mileage. It houses a 1.3 L MultiJet engine that makes 90 PS and 200 Nm.

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L DDiS200 with Mild Hybrid Tech
Power 89 BHP
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 28.09 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 7.73 – 9.64 lakhs

 

Maruti Baleno

Just below Maruti Ciaz SHVS is Maruti Baleno in our list of best mileage diesel cars in India with 27.39 KMPL mileage. It employs the same 1.3 diesel as the Swift/Dezire.

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol/1.3 L diesel
Power 83 bhp/74 bhp
Torque 115 Nm/190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed MT or CVT (Petrol Only)
Mileage 21.7 km/l (P); 27.39 km/l (D)

Honda Jazz

The 3rd in queue in our list of best mileage diesel cars in India is Honda Jazz powered by 1.5 L Diesel engine that also powers Amaze, BR-V and the City.

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L i-DTEC Diesel
Power 98 BHP
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual
Mileage 27.30 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 7.00-9.10 lakh

TATA Tiago

Tata’s brand new hatchback Tiago, with 1.05 L diesel mill generate a mileage of 27.28 kmpl.

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.05 L Revotorq Diesel
Power 69 BHP
Torque 140 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 27.28 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 3.95 – 5.61 lakh

Maruti Ignis

Grabbing 5th spot on thelist of best mileage diesel cars in India is Maruti Ignis powered by the same 1.3 L diesel as every other Maruti product on this list with a 5-speed manual as well as a 5-speed AMT.

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Multijet Diesel
Power 74 BHP
Torque 190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage 26.83 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 6.39 – 7.46 lakh

 In case you are planning to buy any of the above models, don’t forget to visit BP Auto Spares India for powerful and well-build Spare Parts.

IMPORTANT THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE IN YOUR CAR

It doesn’t matter whether your car has 1,500 miles or 15,000 miles on it, you should have these basic safety and repair essentials on hand for your own safety and of those travelling with you. Your car is most probably and quite often home to a cup of coffee, few take out bags, a handful of stale French fries, and more sticky coins than you can count. But is it stocked with everything you need in case of an emergency or mishap? I doubt!

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Some of us keep nothing in our car trunks while others keep their trunks packed to the brim. BP Auto Spares India has been in the business of supplying Mahindra Parts for quite long and to make your next road cruise safe and secure have put together a checklist of things we think every car owner should always have on hand.

Tools for Tire Change: The most basic set of supplies on our list must always be a spare tire, tire iron, a lug wrench, a tire jack and some WD-40 for convenience. If you already have these essentials on board, then you possibly have everything you need to change a flat tire.

Tire Inflator: The next in our list of car essentials is a car inflator or sealer. The branded ones like Fix-a-Flat can help you patch a leaky tire swiftly, making it a very handy item for your car.

Jumper Cables: Dead batteries are dreadful and can happen to the best of us. Well guess what! We have found you a way to jump-start your car. Pack an emergency battery booster that always proves useful for such disturbances.

Your Car manual: Car owners hardly pay much attention to the one book that came with the car that they never peaked a glance at. Oh yes, the car manual, which should be in the glove compartment already. However boring and useless it might look, it might just save the day for you.

Tire Pressure Gauge: Keep on repeating this mantra “checking tire pressure on a regular basis can improve handling, increase fuel economy, promote tire longevity, and even save lives.”

Still in case whenever you ever find yourself in a positions where your spare parts are in no position to make a comeback, visit BP Auto Spares India and strike that problem away.

How to Prep your Tires before Driving Off-Road

Want to explore the wilderness of the deserts in hot summer days? Want to touch those icy mountains in the harsh winter conditions? Then you must prepare your car, most importantly your tires for such thrilling expeditions. Tires are an integral part of a car, a safety feature and the only contact between your car and the pavement below. Make sure you opt for tires that give excellent control over your vehicle, no matter the conditions you are subjecting them to.

Bp Auto Spares India, a leading dealer of auto spares in India including Spare Parts For Tata Telcoline, TATA Indica and TATA Indigo, have put together a list of 6 tips for getting more out of your tires off-road.

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Let’s open the Pandora box!

  1. One thing that is most important and extremely common but is rarely adhered to is that you should drive carefully. This means not subjecting your vehicle to sharp cornering, rapid acceleration and sudden braking, which puts a lot of strain on your tires both in short and long-term sense. Driving a 4WD doesn’t imply that your vehicle isn’t prone to wear and tear.
  2. Applying brakes when you have just hit the potholes or other obstructions will not help you. Apply the brake as you approach and then release it just before hitting it. This will allow your tires to roll during impact, which in turn will diminish the possibility of external damage.
  3. In addition to the above point, in case you hit an extremely large pothole or object during your travels, take your car for tire inspection upon return. Collision incidents can cause internal damage to the tires that often goes unnoticed.
  4. Overloading your car will only put uncalled for strain on your tires and is a disaster waiting to happen. When your car is stuffed to the brim, the excessive weight can create heat inside your tires, resulting in sudden tire failures. Never try to cross the optimum load rating of your tires, which you can find on the side walls of the tire.
  5.  Treat your tires properly even when you are not using them. Store them in a cool, dry place away from excessive heat or sunlight. Because too much heat or sunlight will deteriorate the rubber and compromise your tires’ longevity.

Just follow these 5 tire maintenance mantras and they are ready to hit any kind of weather conditions.

8 Tips for Driving in Snow

Ice or snow create hazardous road conditions that are considered dangerous to drive in. But still you can explore the icy mountains in the harshest winter conditions or plan a short trip to an icy city by simply taking care of few things. Ice driving is blissful but is often packed with lots of pros and cons that everybody must adhere to. There are few techniques you can use to make sure you stay as safe as you possibly can while driving in snow.

Here are few safety tips compiled by BP Auto Spares India, a leading name in spare parts industry, delivering Suzuki Alto Parts, SX4 parts, Celerio parts to customers across globe, to help you master the art of snow driving. Let’s dive straight in.

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  1. Inspect all local speed limits, no matter what the weather conditions are. Always keep control of your vehicle to avoid sudden misbalances and ice potholes.
  1. Don’t apply sudden brakes. Front and rear tires jam easily, especially when you insert too much pressure at once.
  1. When driving in snow, be easy on acceleration to keep from spinning out of control.
  1. When your visibility is restricted, which is often in these conditions, drive with your low beams on.
  1. Use your car’s heater and fan simultaneously with the AC to keep your windshields clear for unrestricted view.
  1. Avoid sudden braking when going around a corner. Brake before hitting the turn and then gradually accelerate out of it.
  1. Try to keep your car in one gear and only switch gears when you have to. Kick start in first or second gear before ascending or descending.
  1. When visibility is very bad and you can’t even make out the road safety markers before you, pull off to the side and turn on your hazard lights.

For more tips and advice, visit Bp Auto Spares India blog section or simply contact us. We are available 24×7.

5 Fuel Efficient Petrol Cars in India

Ok, let’s just face the fact head on, petrol prices aren’t coming down anytime soon and even if they do, there isn’t going to be any drastic downfall. Continuous driving and increased driving distance has significantly added to the petrol bills we are witnessing today. In a nutshell, petrol prices is a lost cause and will get more expensive with each day that passes by. So it’s time to take some relevant steps towards this lost cause, starting from the cars we choose to drive. Since we can’t do anything constructive with the petrol prices, it’s time to buy or consider driving those models that are most fuel efficient in India and we are talking about petrol variants here.

BP Auto Spares India, the largest exporter of TATA Spare Parts in India, has compiled a list of India’s most fuel efficient petrol cars that every driver today must know about.

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Renault Kwid – 25.17 kpl

This premium crossover has grabbed lot of attention in regards to its appearance, incredible space, advance features and impressive mileage.

Engine Type/ Displacement 799 cc Petrol
Power 53 BHP
Torque 72 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 25.17 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 2.65 – 3.80 lakh

Datsun redi-GO – 25.17 kpl

Reanult Kwid and Datsun Redi-Go both share the same CMF-A platform, same engine and of course same fuel mileage of 25.17 kpl.

 

Engine Type/ Displacement 799 cc Petrol
Power 53 BHP
Torque 72 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 25.17 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 2.42 – 3.52 lakh

Maruti Alto 800 – 24.7 kpl

Maruti Alto 800 is the bestselling car in India and apparently most fuel efficient too.  Positioned above Alto K10 and Celerio and second to  Kwid/redi-GO, the car is powered with 796cc petrol motor which produces 47.3 bhp and 69 Nm torque.

Engine Type/ Displacement 796 cc Petrol
Power 47 BHP
Torque 69 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 24.7 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 2.47 – 3.32 lakh

Maruti Alto K10 – 24.07 kpl

The interiors might not be as appealing as the previous model, but you simply can’t ignore the specifications of its engine. The car houses 1.0 litre K-Series motor which makes 67 bhp and 90 Nm torque.

Engine Type/ Displacement 998 cc Petrol
Power 67 BHP
Torque 90 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage 24.07 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 3.27 – 4.13 lakh

 

Tata Tiago – 23.84 kpl

Now, here comes TATA’s most furl efficient model with an ARAI certified 23.84 kpl. The model is priced between Rs. 3.24 lakh and 4.99 lakh and comes packed with features.

Engine Type/ Displacement 1199 cc Petrol
Power 69 BHP
Torque 114 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 23.84 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 3.24 – 4.99 lakh

In case you are planning to buy any of the above models, don’t forget to visit BP Auto Spares India for powerful and well-build spare parts.

Easy To Follow Seat Belt Safety Tips

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Road accidents are on peak these days. Road Safety negligence and lack of concentration while driving can cost us our lives, so it’s imperative we take help of one of the car’s most prominent safety feature, Seatbelts. Today more than 70% of car mishaps happen due to passengers finding it useless or tiresome to wear their seat belts. This one laid back decision just of not wearing a seatbelt happens to be a fatal one in their lives, which could be avoided if they would have decided otherwise. The reason automakers and car engineers have installed seatbelt as a safety feature in your car is to grant you adequate safety. Then why not use it to your advantage?

Do you know?

  • Seat Belts can reduce the risk of death in motor vehicle crashes by up to 45%.
  • Seat belts prevent 99% of occupants being ejected in a crash.

BP Auto Spares India, delivering high-end and robust Mahindra Spare Parts for years have put together some easy to follow seat belt safety tips. Follow these important seat belt safety tips that could help save your life.

For Drivers

When you are driving, you need to follow these basic seatbelt safety rules. Before you start the car you need to make sure of the following,

  • Your own seatbelt is accurately and adequately fastened to firmly secure you in place.
  • Your passengers’ seat belts are properly and accurately fastened and firmly adjusted.
  • All children accompanying you in your car are properly buckled up.

For Children

Buckling up your child properly reduces the risk of injury. Follow these seatbelt safety tips to ensure your child’s safety and well being.

  • Always buckle up your children, even if you are going for a short trip.
  • Make use of a properly installed booster or child safety seat.
  • Opt for a child safety seat based on your child’s age and size.
  • Avoid travelling with a child on your lap.
  • Don’t ever share a seat belt with your child, it can be dangerous.
  • Always make sure infants and young children are not left unattended in a car.

For Pregnant Women

  • Make sure to place the lap sash part of the seat belt under your baby bump and as low as possible.
  • The lap sash part of the seatbelt should be placed over your upper thighs and not across the baby bump.
  • You can also adjust the angle of your seat belt with the help of a seat belt locator.
  • Ensure that the sash part of your seat belt is in between your breasts.

We can only guide you in doing “something”; we cannot do that “something” for you that must be done by you only, because in the end it’s about you and it’s about your safety.

Can you buy used Tires for your Car?

If your tires are way beyond the replacement phrase, your wallet may be in for a surprise. Tires can be a pricey game to play, even if your car is an economical box of parts and wires. One of the most frequently occurring problems for the automobile owners is the one that is related to the tire change. Due to this reoccurring situation, sometimes car owners are tempted to save money by opting for used tires, but this isn’t entirely a safe choice.

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Before you plan to buy used tires, make sure to carefully inspect few important things. Bp Auto Spares India stocks an extensive range of Suzuki Car Spare Parts, have compiled a list of factors that come into play while choosing a used tire.

Distance Travelled: An average distance traveled by a car tire is anywhere between 60,000 kilometers and 1, 60,000 kilometers. The maximum limit is possible under ideal conditions of temperatures at around 30 degree Celsius. Before you buy a used car, it is always recommended going for those tires that have traveled a distance between 60,000 to 75,000 kilometers, or roughly between 40,000 and 45,000 miles.

Price: Needlessly to say, used tires come at a very low price as compared to the new ones, especially for the four wheelers. For second-hand tires seal a deal at the price that is 1/3rd of the actual price of the new one.

Tread depth: If the used tire’s depth is elevated by 2 mm from its usual level, then it is not considered fit to be used in any other vehicle. Take help of the one rupee coin test to find out the wear and tear of the tire.

Tire Dimensions: When buyers neglect the possible differences in the outer dimensions of the tire, bad things happen. This can either lead to downsizing or over-sizing. Go for them only if you know about oversized and downsized tires.

So here is your complete guide to check the working condition of a used tire, to know if it is fit for use or not, before making a purchase.

Tips to Keep Your Truck Running Well Into Old Age – Part 2

In our previous blog, Bp Auto Spares India has mentioned 3 important tips that can help you run your truck smoothly into old age. Let’s take this journey forward with few more interesting nicks and knacks.

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Tire Rotation: If you don’t want to spend a fortune on your truck’s new set of tires then you better pay attention to their current condition. In the last blog’s last point we told about the driving conditions you subject your truck to can significantly contribute to its wear and tear. If you expose all the tires to the same conditions, the wear and tear each tire will get will be entirely different because of the truck’s driving train. The front tires wear out first and the most. Badly worn tires can affect the suspension and alignment of the truck. When you change the oil in your truck, rotate the tires along with it. It will prolong their life span and provide a smoother ride.

Balance the tires: Balancing the tires implies dispensing their weight evenly around the axle. As we have mentioned in the above point, not all tires undergo the same proportion of wear and tear. The same is applicable to balancing. Get the balance in your tires inspected when you rotate them or during a regular check-up.

Check Fluid Levels: Apart from engine oil levels, there are other fluids in your truck which needs to be at a level as prescribed by the manufacturer for a smooth drive. Regularly check if the oil, coolant, windscreen washer fluid are at their most appropriate levels or not.

Check the alignment: Driving trucks at high speed and on rough and even terrains can lead to misalignment. Improper tire pressure is another major reason for misalignment. It is noticeable when your truck inclines to one side while driving. Misalignment can cause your tires to wear out faster and cause issues like poor handling and declined fuel efficiency. Get your truck’s alignment checked next time when you take your truck for service.

In case your truck needs a spare part replacement, visit BP Auto Spares India, leading Leyland Spare Parts suppliers of all Leyland models.