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Car audio stereo system: most popular brands

car audio stereoCar audio stereo system has now become an integral part of the decor of the car. Car manufacturers today have recognized the fact that in-car entertainment constitutes an important aspect of a modern car. So from the time a simple radio was fitted into the car technology has been introducing innovations in the advancement of the car audio system. Many brands started manufacturing various components of the car stereo system soon.

 The major and most widely used components of a car audio stereo are the amplifiers, speakers, woofers, subwoofers, CD player and now DVD players. Early on it was only a simple radio that served the purpose of car audio system. Then the compact cassette came, which was introduced in the market for the first time by Philips. Blaupunkt is one of the oldest names in car audio stereo system. Another big name of that era was Motorola which first introduced car radio.

 As technology advanced radio was quietly replaced by compact cassette player or as we call it, a tape player. Tape player gained a massive popularity and for many years tape player was the only car audio system. And with the development of the famous brands like Kenwood, Sony, Pioneer, and Alpine, car stereo system took its next giant leap.

 Manufacturers such as Sony,  Aiwa, Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, and Pioneer deliver a wide range of car speakers varying in size, price, and power. These companies also make dash in receivers to improve the overall sound quality of the system. They make good quality amplifiers, woofers and subwoofers for the car stereo system. Popular car stereo brands have researched and developed LCD screens for car, which are integrated in such way that they slide out and fold up on the roof. Now let us look at some popular brands.

 -  Blaupunkt is known worldwide as Blue Dot or Blue Spot. It is a genuine trendsetter in the car audio field. Blaupunkt car audio has an excellent range of car audio products including CD, MP3, MD, cassette players, and navigation systems.

-  Panasonic has an extensive product range including CD, MP3, MD and cassette players, CD changers and packages. They developed the first flip out center speaker in the car audio system.

 -  Sony car audio systems are acknowledged worldwide for their X-Plod range of high-performance audio equipment which project sharp looks and offer a whole new world of listening experience.

-  Pioneer is one of the most renowned brands in the car audio market. It offers a complete range of car audio products, which include CD, MP3, MD & cassette players, CD packages, CD changers, amplifiers, subwoofers, speakers AV products and a large, range of navigation systems.

 -  Alpine has a good reputation for offering high quality audio performance, from input to output, and offers a distinguished acoustic performance and balance. Alpine possesses an extensive range of audio, navigation and multi media products including the bass engine stereos, V amplifiers and DVD car navigators and GPS navigation systems.

The LifeDrive Concept in BMW i3

The concept LifeDrive BMW i3, means that the car will have parts made of entirely different materials. Drive parts are mostly made of lightweight aluminum

BMW-i3-Concept-front-quartersBMW i3 is developing, which is one of the models are designed. A model of this car will not be released until 2013. Part of “Project i” BMW i3 Concept first reported in 2011. The plan includes the addition of so-called range extender option.

Forthcoming models were built based on the concept LifeDrive BMW i3, which means that the car will have parts made of entirely different materials. Drive parts are mostly made of lightweight aluminum. This section forms the underside of the vehicle. Cabin Living CFRB fact or carbon fiber reinforced plastic. You will find this section is located above the unit.

Material ensures the lighter weight of the whole car. CFRB, for example, has half the weight of steel. Another advantage of this material on steel is that it oxidizes. Shell section consists CFRB life, but the body is composed of plastic panels replaced. This section is attached to the frame with screws and adhesive hard drive.  As you may have heard, i3 models powered by electric motors. This bicycle has been designed in such a way as to provide optimal performance automatically. More than that, it is noted that the motor size is 40% smaller than those used in electric cars, more commonly known as Mini E cars. Motor i3 has a single speed transmission with 170 horsepower. It is placed just above the rear axle. This rear – wheel drive is automatic weight balance front-rear.

BMW-i3-coupe-conceptUnder the floor of the cabin is where the lithium-ion battery that feeds liquid cooled engine. Fitting the battery to ensure that there is no interruption in the center of the cabin and the improvement of gravity of the vehicle in a position to ensure stability. The storage capacity of the battery is not known, but a full charge allows the car to travel up to 140 miles.

BMW i3 promises to reach speeds of 62 mph in 8 seconds. The estimated speed of 93 mph . This limit is set so as to save battery power. The battery charging time six hours of material on a full charge . I3 is a five-door hatchback models with suicide -style rear doors. This car is about 151.4 inches long and 79.2 cm in the area. It has two bench seats that can accommodate four passengers and is about 7 meters cargo space.

The door is made of clear glass, but they gain. The roof is also made of tempered glass with a small bar. The whole project has been changed from the standard is environmentally friendly. People will have to wait until the end of 2013, when the new model to be released. Companies have not shared too much information about their plans. There is already an estimated price, but the price may exact account of the BMW is not released. At the same time, the concept may be BMW i3 changes.

Tips for Dealing With a Car Salesman

If you’re in the market for a new car, you might get some butterflies in your stomach at the thought of going down to the dealership. It’s perfectly understandable: dealing with salesman makes most people a little nervous, so much so that many have taken to buying cars online, often paying more in the process. You don’t have to shell out money just to avoid the dealer. With these tips, you can go in and get the best deal with confidence.

 Do Your Research

The best advice for avoiding shady salesmen is to avoid shady dealers in the first place! Make sure you research car dealers and visit only a reputable one like Rockland Chrysler Jeep Dodge. You’ll want to find a place that has a good reputation and knowledgeable staff. It doesn’t hurt to check out some online reviews to see what other people are saying about the place too: if the reviews aren’t glowing, then chances are the place isn’t worth visiting.

Know the Fine Print

Make sure you ask plenty of questions to understand everything about your purchase. If it turns out to be a lemon, will you be stuck with the bill, or is there a warranty in place? If the salesman gets squirrelly about any of the questions, move on to the next place.