Mahindra Bolero Review

Mahindra Bolero is designed powerfully which is convenient for the bumpy roads of India. The car is fitted with the amazing powerful engine which delivers the extreme performance. Mahindra Bolero is powered with the 500 cc diesel engine that makes it different from the other cars. It is mated with the 5 speed transmission which makes the car one of the best fuel efficient cars of India. Bolero is the blend of Muscular look, ergonomically designed seats, multi-directional AC, much larger storage space and solid safety features.

This SUV has tough and aerodynamic exteriors and available in the attractive metallic colors are Apple Red, Fiery Black, Diamond White, Rocky Beige and Turf Green. The Bolero is available in various variants such as 2.5D LX 2WD 8 seater, 2.5D LX 2WD 7 seater, 2.5D GLX 2WD 8 seater, 2.5D GLX 2WD 7 seater, 2.5D LX 4WD 8 seater, 2.5D GLX 4WD 8 seater, 2.5D GLX 4WD 7 seater (Sportz, Invader and Camper). Bolero is loaded with strong wheelbase to provide greater constancy and superior grip on the roads. The car was crafted by keeping all the comfort and safety aspects. It has a central locking system and seat belt/door open warning to make sure the safety of the users. Front and sides of the car are robust enough to withstand crash to a certain extent.

The Bolero is embedded with spacious and roomy interiors and impressive and robust exteriors such as power steering, wheel covers, tachometer, fog lamps, mud flaps, body color bumpers, and molded trunk and floor carpets, map pockets on the doors, the mobile charging socket, the relocated handbrake, the repositioned mp3/CD player, the huge glove compartment, the molded lining on the roof, the bucket seats etc.

Mahindra Bolero is the perfect car for those who are searching for the strong structure car with full of comfort. The new version of Mahindra Bolero is fitted with the 2523cc Turbo Charged DI (Direct Injection) diesel engine, which produces a peak power of 63.2 PS @ 3200 rpm and 18.4 kgm of peak torque @ 1440-1500 rpm. This model is more distinguished then its forerunner and best suits to the Indian bumpy road conditions.

The Mahindra Bolero price range comes under the bracket of Rs 4.60 lakh to Rs 6.61 lakh. The cars give the high competition to other car in its segment in terms of price, features and performance.

Volvo S80’s Interior: Recommended Highly

The Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association has just chosen their very first vehicle to meet their standards. And among all vehicles out in the market, the vehicle that they chose was the Volvo S80 which is a new vehicle from Volvo Cars. After all, this new vehicle from Volvo has a Clean Zone Interior Package which is shortened as CZIP and this package actually is a new technology that gives clean in-car air as well as a pleasant driving and riding experience for all.

The project manager at Volvo Cars and also the specialist in car interior environments, Anders Lofvendahl, had something to say about the CZIP. He says, “The criteria for the Asthma and Allergy Association’s product recommendation specify low levels of formaldehyde, particles, various irritants, volatile hydrocarbons, and odors.” This is actually a good thing, after all, asthma and allergies have become quite common problems at present. These are not just problems among children but are also problems of adults as well. With Volvo S80’s CZIP, this vehicle actually offers a safe and healthy climate and environment for those people who are quite sensitive.

What is inside the Clean Zone Interior Package? This package actually includes a remotely controlled automatic cabin ventilation system. When the car door is unlocked, the CZIP stars up. It starts to effectively expel any emissions or strong odors that may have built up inside the parked car. As the substances, particles, and other components are dispelled and dispersed, the CZIP starts to decrease in power. Lofvendahl explains, “In hot climates, volatile hydrocarbons evaporate from plastics and textiles. These substances can serve as irritants to over-sensitive people, so to meet the criteria of the Asthma and Allergy Association an automatic ventilation system was a necessary precondition.”

Lofvendahl continues, “Volvo’s interior air quality system consists of a filter and a sensor. The sensor registers the existence of substances such as nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons in the surrounding air and shuts the air intake if the concentration is too high. Our close cooperation with the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association has given us a far better picture of the needs of people with asthma and allergies. One example is that of dust accumulation, which is a far greater problem than we believed when we launched the project. That is why we have made the interior of the new S80 as easy to clean as possible and have avoided dust-collecting surfaces such as textile carpets. Instead, we use allergy-tested natural rubber coverings in both the passenger cabin and luggage compartment. They are easier to clean and keep free from dust.”

Car Washing and Interior Cleaning

Cars are not a low cost means of commuting. We want to keep it in good condition by keeping it clean. Keeping it bright and fresh with a wax finish is a priority. We make sure it is handled carefully whenever we bring it to a repair or car center because we do not want to see scratches on the body.

However, this is only the outside of the vehicle. DON’T LET A BOOK FOOL YOU BY ITS COVER. EVERYTHING THAT GLITTERS ISN’T GOLDEN. Keeping the interiors clean is also very important. Most people are inside their cars for hours a day on their daily commute. In addition, once in a while we give rides to other people.

The outside may be kept clean for good looks, but the inside should be kept clean for health concerns. It is important to breathe air that is nontoxic and free of irritants. During our ride, we wish to avoid offensive smells. Dust and dirt can create bacterial and viral diseases and we don’t want that.

Though some car owners take their automobile to a car wash and have its interior and exterior cleaned, it costs them more than it would do it by themselves.

Save money by learning how to clean your own car and forgo the professional services. When cleaning an automobile you should look at books or inquires for good tips. You will have the knowledge to wash the rims, tires, seats, mats, dashboards, etc. of the vehicle.

Not only will you wind up with a car that is free of pollutants by cleaning it, but you will be giving yourself quite a workout, as well. Follow these tips to learn how to clean the interior of your car.

Attachments provided with vacuums, allow easy access to areas such as seat covers and floor mats, where dirt accumulates. Before you begin vacuuming you should get all of the trash and any large items out of your car. After you clean out the ashtray, take out the mats and covers for the seats, you can begin vacuuming with the soft brush attachment to remove dust and dirt. Leather seats are easily scratched. You need to be careful when you vacuum them.

After spraying cleaners on all the upholstered parts (seats, doors, dashboard), rub it evenly. Use a dry cloth to ensure it says dry. You can also use laundry detergent for this. Simply add warm water and stir. Soaking the seat with water will cause it to stain and smell.

Many seat covers need correct washing instructions because they are made of different materials; carpets are the same but avoid soaking them with water so there is no decay or moldy smell. Avoid direct sunlight when applying car wax or polish to eliminate drying.

Using a damp cloth, clean the dashboard gently, removing stains and other adhesive marks. Clean, soft towels or other absorbent cloths should be used to dry it. Spray a little plastic polish and then spread it with soft dry cloth Polish cream will give your dashboard a shine and it protects its plastic cover. So the questions is – car interior cleaning – is it hard? The answer is NO!

ANYTIME ITS SOMETHING ELECTRIC PRODUCING A SMELL OF ANY SORT. BUCK IT OUT. Clogs can be the result of dirt, debris accumulation, and leaves, so you should be sure to check for this. The tube needs to be emptied. Next you should clean the cowl and spray with a good antibacterial spray.

It is important to regularly have your oil changed. Failure to do so could result in unpleasant odors inside. That thing smells really disgusting, especially when the air conditioner is running.

You could also use air fresheners in the interior of your car to improve the smell.

For cleaning and maintaining a good looking car there are many kinds of leading chemical, wax and polishes to choose from. There are many different types of the same cleaning products.

There are so many accessories available for cleaning and maintenance, including brushes, brooms, a variety of fabrics and appliances, often available in multiple sizes as well.

When you park your car out in the open, make sure to cover it with a canvas tarp or cloth so that it is protected from heat and inclement weather.

Leather Repair – How to Repair a Worn Leather Steering Wheel

I wrote a post a while back about how to repair a worn leather steering wheel and have gotten a lot of traffic to it but to be honest with you it’s what I call a quick fix, not a good permanent fix like what a person really needs in this business. So today I’m gonna write it a little different and give the right way to repair a worn leather steering wheel.

All the leather in today’s vehicles are being dyed with a water based dye. It’s not only safer for the environment, which we all know is really big right now, but it’s also more flexible and better for the leather itself.

My last post I wrote I gave you a quick fix using a solvent based dye. Now I’m not saying that if you were in a pinch that using a solvent based would be a bad thing, but like I said it’s a quick fix, nothing you would really want to do for a customer that’s expecting a long lasting repair.

The basic’s are the same as far as the use of a drop cloth to avoid over spray getting on the instrument panel, and the prepping is kinda the same too. But what I’m here to do is to show the right way to do this.

So with that said here we go.

After you’ve put your drop cloth behind the steering wheel, wrapping it around so that no over spray will get where you don’t want it to, take a scotch brite pad and my prepping solution and clean the leather steering wheel really good making sure you get the back of the steering wheel too. Nothing bugs me more the to see a steering wheel that has been repaired and all they have done is repaired the front. When you look through the windshield from the outside what do you see, umm the back of the steering wheel, so clean all the way around.

Once you have it clean, it’s time to address the wear that has been done to the leather.

If the leather has frayed then that frayness (not sure if that’s a word but it fits) needs to be sanded down smooth. You do this with a combination of the use of different grits of sandpaper, dry and wet sanding, and the use of leather filling compounds.

What I will do is start with a heavier grit, 240 usually but sometimes even a 120 to get there a little quicker. Wet the paper with my prepping solution and start sanding. The prepping solution will break through the dye that is already there and actually smear around bit, use this to your advantage, it kinda works as a filler and helps to smooth things out quicker. Sand until it becomes dry. Then move up to a finer grit like 400, and do the same. If it’s not as smooth as you want then move up to an even finer grit sandpaper like a 600. At this time you can still use the wet sanding technique or you can dry sand it, this will depend on the amount of damage your dealing with.

Once you have the area fairly smooth, you need to seal the leather with your water based grip base, this will not only help your compounds to stick better but make your repair easier to work with and last a lot longer in the end. I do this by taking my grip base in a small squirt bottle and put a small amount onto a folded wet paper towel then wiping it over the leather steering wheel.

After you have sealed the leather it’s time to break out your leather repair compounds. Now I have found that applying it with your finger is the easiest then trying to use a pallet knife, kinda hard to curve your pallet knife around such a tight curve. Compounds that I use the most on leather steering wheels is the old Leather Crack Filler or I’ll use Viper Products Leather Extreme Fill. Both work really well with applying it with your finger and both stay put really well too. I mostly use the Leather Crack Filler first then if I need to fill smaller imperfections then I’ll use the Leather Extreme Fill. I’ve found that the Leather Crack fill just works the best, it sands out nicely as well as stays put when sanding too.

The biggest thing to remember in repairing a worn leather steering wheel is to get it as smooth as possible, the less amount of leather repair compounds you use the better. It’s just less to go wrong later and you have a better chance of the dyes sticking in the end.

One other tip I can give you is on the Chrysler leather steering wheels and it’s on these only I have found this. Not really sure why they do this but they do. The dye actually balls up and makes the steering wheel look really rough. You can sand this if you want but I have found a better way of dealing with this without wearing your arm out trying to sand the dye down smooth. Take a terry cloth towel and some lacquer thinner and rub the dye off with the lacquer thinner soaked towel. This will take it right down to the leather and make it nice and smooth. Sometimes you will have to sand a bit after wards to get the raw leather smooth but you will surprised at the time and energy this will save you. Once your done you can fill and seal the raw leather then dye to match.

After all the imperfections are sanded, filled and smooth, you will need to prep the leather for dye. I will wipe the leather steering wheel down with my prepping solution careful not to rub the filler out then apply another coat of grip base. This ensures the dye will stick and not come off later down the road.

Now it’s time to apply your water based dye to match.

You can do this a couple of ways, either wipe it on or spray it on with either a paint gun or a preval. I almost always spray my dyes, it just seems to look better in the end and less dye is wasted, but that is totally up to you. I have found it’s easier to also run the vehicle while your dying the leather steering wheel because you can position the wheel where you need it and your not trying to dye with your gun upside down. Remember the back of the leather steering wheel too 🙂

Some people after dying will stop and call it good, which is OK because the dyes I use are ready to spray and really don’t need anything else. But I like to topcoat all my dyes with a clear water based topcoat, to me it just gives more of a barrier to wear and makes the repair last longer. I use a low gloss topcoat applied with a spray gun just like the dye.

Now I still don’t stop there either…This is a little trick I came up with kinda on my own. I found that some of the leather steering wheels after being repaired and dyed just felt dry and didn’t look natural. What I do is apply a water based leather conditioner and then I apply a leather wax or chap wax. What this does is not only restore the oils lost in the repair process but make the leather steering wheel look and feel factory. The wax also protects the leather from water and lotions that may get on there later. It just makes the leather look and feel new again!

Products that I use in all my repairs are from one of I think is the best on the market, Viper Products. I have used a lot of different products in the past and have found Viper has a higher performance dye and compounds then any other I’ve used before. So go check them out, I really think you will be impressed!

Well I hope this helps more then my last post on how to repair a leather steering wheel. Just remember to take your time when doing any repair and use a water based dye on the leather, not only is it safer for you and everybody else but I promise you it will look better in the end and last a lot longer which is what you wanted in the first place.