5 Best Aftermarket Mods for Honda Civics

The Honda Civic is one of the most popular cars on the road. Combining fuel efficiency with fantastic looks, it takes you where you want to go in style.

The only thing better than a fresh-from-the-factory vehicle is one that you’ve tuned out yourself. Here are the top five mods to check out when making the Civic your own.

1. Cold Air Intake Systems

Converting your Civic to a cold-air intake is quick, easy, and gives you extra throttle and sound that will make sure you turn heads when ripping down the road. Since it’s one of the simplest mods to install yourself, you can even get discounts with online coupons on auto parts and tools to get you started.

2. Exhaust

Sure, you can stick with Honda’s exhaust and muffler system, but why? There are plenty of options that will make your Civic look better and sound meaner, all while boosting performance.

3. Brakes/Rotors

There’s no sense in adding power and performance if you don’t have the means to stop when you need to. Keep safety a top priority by swapping out stock brakes and rotors, and give your wheels a new look at the same time. 

4. Suspension Kits

Lowering your Civic’s profile does more than making it look cool. Quality suspension kits will help reduce the center of gravity and make cornering a breeze. 

5. Alloy Wheels

Let’s face it, a great set of rims does a lot to make any car look impressive. If you’re getting the Civic new, get the cheapest option for wheels since you’re just going to swap them out for something much better later.

When it comes to getting your mods, you might ask “Is there a store that sells auto parts near me?” Don’t worry, many of these components can be purchased online as well as in stores, making modding your Civic even more convenient!

How to Talk to Elderly About Handing Over The Car Keys

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Driving is a sensitive topic when we’re young as well as old. To a teenager, being able to get their license and own their own car means independence and freedom – two of the keywords that most people appreciate today. To an older person, keeping their driver’s license and continuing to transport themselves around means exactly the same.

 

So how do we approach a relative or neighbor tactfully when we suspect it’s time for them to hand over the keys? Realizing how difficult it can be to give this up is just the first step; here is how you can address the issue and eliminate your worries without sparking resentment.

 

Understanding their situation

 

Empathy is the way to success in this case, and the more you have of it, the easier it will be to understand why a relative or friend will be reluctant to give up on driving. The older we get, the more losses we tend to experience in life, and many elderly will rigidly hold onto whatever they can to avoid losing even more control of their lives.

 

When so much has been taken away already, how can one give up on the only thing that enables us in seeing who we want, going where we’d like to go, and pursuing the same activities? In the eyes of many seniors, this is just not going to happen.

 

This is why it’s so important that you plan ahead and approach the topic tactfully. Take some time to consider your own role in all of this – is it really up to you to decide if they can drive or not, and do you even have any recent experience with not being able to drive?

 

Talking by listening

 

While you’re still in the process of planning the talk, it’s a good idea to challenge yourself. By not driving for a week or two, you can approach the conversation with some first-hand experience and a fresh layer of empathy.

 

Whatever you choose, make sure you find a quiet time of the day to mention your concerns. Remember that this is a gradual process and you’re not going to triumphantly end the conversation with their keys in your hand.

 

The truth is that if you’ve noticed that their driving is a bit more reckless than it was, they’ve probably noticed it themselves. We all need a nudge in the right direction, especially with regards to our health, and asking them about a recent parking ticket can be an effective way of starting the conversation.

 

Just like the presence of medicalert.systems is a way to keep them safe and your own worries at bay, a conversation like this should be built around ensuring their health. How do they feel about driving lately? Try to listen rather than finding solutions to their problems with being unable to drive – sure, somebody may be happy to drive them around, but it’s not what they need to hear right now.

 

Reflective listening is a term in psychology and especially helpful with such a sensitive topic. It should be a long talk, encouraged by a type of listening where you reflect some of his worries by repeating them. Read more about it at caring.com for a detailed guide on how to approach the talk.

 

No matter how much you dread it, you’re not doing anyone any favors by procrastinating. Spend some time on thinking about your own role and try to understand their feelings before attempting to talk about it; although it may not be resolved by the end of the day, you’ll be well on your way.

Independence Day Offers from Auto Portal!

We all know that today buying cars is no rocket science. Its easy and its convenient, but do you know about this interesting site called Autoportal, where not only buying or booking a car is done simply with a few clicks, but also great offers and schemes await you and make your whole process more worth while. #Autoportal

I mean who would not like to get a Dubai Trip or a Goa Holiday or an iPhone for that matter, yes you read it write, all these amazing offers are available to you as part of Independence Special Promotion, if you book your car through autoportal.com. They always amaze their users with best of the offers and make your experience more fulfilling. And for this particular offer you still have a few days to go so make the most of it. Don’t let the offer slip from your hands. Check all these Independence Day  Offers here #FreedomToExplore

Also not just the offers, but the portal itself is so user friendly and informative that you will get hooked. It makes the process of searching for a suitable car, or comparing car models and even getting best on road prices and offers so easy. Just with simple clicks you can actually compare upto 4 cars and see what suits you best.

The site also lets you buy or sell used cars and yes not just cars but you can actually look for bikes as well. There are options to find spare parts, car loans and even helps you calculate your EMIs. I mean you get to do so much with so much ease. If you go to separate dealers, you still won’t get so much information and plus it will be a hassle to visit different brand showrooms and get relevant information, whereas here at the portal, information about multiple brands exists under one roof and for me this was one of the highlight features of the portal.

Dont forget to log in to this extremely useful portal for all your car and bike needs.

Launch of E-Vehicles by Okinawa

January 23, 2017 saw the launch of High Performance, Zero emission, Low price E-Vehicles by Okinawa at the Grand Ball Room, Hotel Leela Palace, New Delhi.
Really E-vehicles are the need of the hour, rising fuel prices and more relevant to today’s scenario is the increasing pollution caused by petro driven vehicles.


E-Vehicles have been launched earlier too by other players but have been unable to capture the attention of the public. But in the present state of growing awareness of rising pollution among the public should help Okinawa make inroads into this still very nascent market. And as Mr Jeetender Sharma also pointed out in his address was the major need to make people aware of the many advantages of E-Vehicles as compared to petrol driven ones.


What has been seen in earlier E-Vehicles has been that those electric scooters have all been slow speed ones whereas Okinawa is introducing high speed 55+km/hr electric scooters. Okinawa’s high speed electric scooters can cover a distance of 200 kms with a normal charge which takes about 4 to 6 hours.
Another advantage their scooters have is the dual charge option which , the Fast Charger which takes only 1 to 2 hours.


Okinawa has come up with their first product, Ridge -life charger high speed electric scooter.
It is a beautiful aerodynamically designed scooter available in eye catching color combinations of Red, Green-Gold, Red- White and White.
With alloy wheels, tubeless tyres and telescopic suspension further enhance its all terrain riding capabilities. With 150kgs loading capacity and under the seat storage the Ridge really outclasses any other E bike or scooter.


The Ridge also has approval from RTO’s, Insurance Companies and Leading Banks and financial institutions for easy finance.
The Company is also in talks with the Government to open Charging Stations for multiple E-vehicles .
The Company already has their own manufacturing plant in Rajasthan and is sourcing all parts as per their specifications and strict quality standards locally.

The company plans to bring more high speed and performance driven products in the future to enable the customer some environment friendly easy on the pocket products.


Mr Jeetender Sharma with a rich experience of over 18 years in the auto industry is very ably assisted by his team;Mr Kenji Sumiyoshi,Executive Director, Sales and Marketing and Mr Shotaro Araki,Executive Director-Technical.
Wishing the Company the very best in their honest endeavor to bring an environment friendly product in the market.
Need of the hour really.

Maruti Suzuki National Super League TSD Rally Championship makes grand debut in Arunachal Pradesh

The 5th leg of Maruti Suzuki National Super League TSD Rally Championship 2016 is all set to begin from India’s most pristine and least explored state, Arunachal Pradesh from December 14-17, 2016. The thrill and exhilaration of rallying will be at its peak as the motor enthusiasts drive past lush river gorges and craggy mountain capes in the ‘Land of Dawn-lit Mountains’. The rally will cover approximately 700 kms, passing through dense forests, steep hills and snow-capped peaks crossing Itanagar, Pasighat and Dambuk.

To add to the enthusiasm, the rallyists will also be able to witness the Orange Festival of Adventure and Music at Dambuk.

The championship is a combination of six different rallies namely Uttarakhand Rally, Deccan Rally, Backwaters Rally, Mughal Rally, Rally of Arunachal, Rally of Gujrat and offers a chance to more and more amateur rallysts to participate in motor rallies.

Speaking about the championship, Mr. Vinay Pant, Asst. Vice President, Marketing, Maruti Suzuki said, “This is the first time we are taking the thrill of Maruti Suzuki motorsports to Arunachal Pradesh and elated that the rally championship is coinciding with the Orange Festival of Adventure and Music. We have received a very encouraging response to all our rounds of the National Super League TSD Rally Championship. As more and more people come forward to pursue their passion for rallying, it helps us touch more lives and reach out to a larger span of motor enthusiasts every year.”

The Maruti Suzuki NSTSD rally championship is open to all four-wheeler makers. There is no need for any customization in cars to participate in the championship. The Rally follows Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) format which is a highly recommended rallying format that tests the skills of driver and the navigator, and retains the adventure of competitive motorsport, thus making more and more amateur drivers to participate in the motorsport activity.

 

Maruti Suzuki & Motorsports: Maruti Suzuki has been actively promoting safe motorsports in the country for over 15 years now. To popularize action sport, the Maruti Suzuki motorsport calendar is packed with exciting motoring events. Be it for a motorsport enthusiast, an amateur or a professional, there are events that offer the thrill and joy of motorsport to one and all. The annual calendar of events includes cross country rallies including Maruti Suzuki Raid-De-Himalaya, Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm and Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare. Recently Maruti Suzuki has added the National Super League TSD Rally Championship and Maruti Suzuki Autocross championship to its motorsport calendar making it even more exciting. These events provide rallying thrills as well as promote safe driving habits. To ensure safety of the participants the rally is conducted professionally in supervision of top class marshals.


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