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THE NEXT GENERATION IS HERE: GMC ACADIA 2017

General Motors’ maturing Lambda-stage utility vehicles—which incorporate the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and the now dead Saturn Outlook—have dependably been viable as large, three-column hybrids. Despite the fact that the all-new 2017 Acadia has contracted significantly both in size and feel, our brief first introduction uncovers it to be more skilled than any time in recent memory, and also much better to drive.

Offers of the second-era Acadia begin later this spring, and the principal gen model will keep on being sold close by it for some time as the Acadia Limited. Contrasted and the more seasoned model, the 2017 rendition has a shorter wheelbase (by 6.4 inches) and general length (7.2 crawls) and is 3.5 inches smaller. Guaranteed control weights are around 700 pounds lighter. A great part of the weight reduction originates from the small impression; however, the suspension it offers with the 2017 Cadillac XT5 additionally makes utilization of all the more high-quality steel, CLK500 wheels and propelled sound-stifling materials to pare mass.

Lighter Is Always Better

Less mass helps the Acadia stop with more noteworthy strength, quicken all the more emphatically, and alter course with enhanced control. General ride quality is great, even on the discretionary 20-inch CLK500 wheels (18s are standard), while street and wind clamor are negligible.

The GMC’s electrically helped guiding feels tight and exact for a major hybrid, the firm brake pedal offers great tweak, and the case is pleasantly tuned to minimize body come in corners. Michigan’s broken streets doubtlessly will give a more prominent test to the new Acadia’s front strut and multilink back suspensions, however, the accessible driver-movable dampers ought to offer assistance.

More quick witted Package

Customers will experience no difficulty recognizing the remainder Limited model from the 2017 version. The new Acadia’s small size and new ovoid grille are self-evident, while its extents are very new to those of the smaller GMC Terrain, just a great deal more good looking. GMC marking implies bunches of chrome enhances most models, while the darker-trimmed All Terrain offers an appreciated option for those trying to stay away from the glimmer. The generally low beltline opens up the Acadia’s nursery, and, besides stout D-columns that impede the back quarters, outward perceiving is great. An accessible cluster of GM’s most recent security tech incorporates its Safety Alert Seat and encompass view camera, blind side, and back cross-movement alarms, path keeping help, versatile voyage control, and program crash moderation.

Your First ATV: What Kind is Right for You?

Buying your first ATV can be challenging. If you’ve never owned a quad before, it’s all too easy to let your enthusiasm on the showroom floor convince you to buy a particular model that is, in reality, poorly suited for you. So before you head down to your local motorsports dealer and start shopping, it’s essential that you understand the basics of ATVs. The factors below will help you find an ATV that you will enjoy riding for years to come.

Utility Quad or Sports Quad

There are two primary types of ATVs. These are utility quads and sports quads. Their names do a good job explaining what they are used for. Utility quads are designed for work. Many people use them for farm chores, towing trailers, and carrying camping gear. Sports quads, on the other hand, are designed for fun. People generally use them for racing, freestyle jumping, and trail riding.

The differences between utility and sport quads boil down to weight, engine, and suspension. Utility quads are typically heavier with stiffer suspension. They utilize strong engines designed for low-gear towing and heavy-duty slugging. They’re a great choice for first-time riders as they are the easiest to learn to ride.

Sports quads are lighter and faster than utility quads. They have either two-stroke or four-stroke engines that are designed for maximum performance. Unlike a utility quad that has the share of its power in the low-gears, sports quads have the peak of their power in the upper-gears. Their suspension is much softer and longer to soak up hard landings from jumps.

Automatic or Manual Transmission

Like automobiles, ATVs are available with both automatic and manual transmissions. According to many ATV and marine stores, buying a manual quad with gears is the best idea for most people. They go on to say that manual quads perform better going both up and down hills. They are also the best choice for utility work and for racing. Automatics are generally only best for youngsters and others uncomfortable with switching gears on their own.

Two-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive

You also have the option between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive when buying an ATV. The All Terrain Vehicle Association recommends four-wheel drive for all utility quads, especially for those living in wet or snowy climates. Most sports quads are designed as two-wheel drive machines.

Engine Size

Walk into any motorsports showroom and you will be greeted with a wide range of ATVs of all engine sizes. It can be tempting to go with the biggest and most powerful engine. However, it’s important to note engine size isn’t a big factor for utility quads. Most 300cc four-wheel drive utility quads can go anywhere and do anything much larger quads can. For sports quads, big engines have much bigger advantages as they are faster at high speeds. If you are into ATV racing, then the bigger the engine you can afford, the better. Recreation has never been more fun!

There are a lot of different factors that go into selecting your first ATV. The four discussed above are the most important. Consider your needs and preferences, make note of the information above, and don’t be afraid to spend time talking to a salesperson about your decision. Do all of these things and you’ll find a quad that is perfect for you in no time at all.

Driver Attitude, Is Yours Letting You Down?

postCan you choose your attitude? Some people will say yes! However, is it a learned behaviour or simply in us? I really don’t know the answer I wish I did!, What I do know is that it is our attitude that can let us down on the road.

One school of thought is that most drivers are not being involved in incidents because of their lack of technical skills behind the wheel; it is not even their lack of knowledge of the rules of the road. It is their attitude and behaviour behind the wheel that lets them down, time after time. Simply put, it is our attitude that drives our behaviour.

Our behaviour can actually change due to what we think the social norms are, people will often say “well everyone else does it, I don’t want to be the odd one out”. We simply want to fit in.

So what changes when we get in the car? Why does a lovely person who would hold the door open for you change behind the wheel? The very same person, who would forgive someone for making a genuine mistake. Yet on the road they would beep, use unsavoury hand signals, shout and swear at a person for simply making a genuine error.

Let’s face it we all make mistakes every day and we hope people will forgive us for them. Remember, when a driver makes a mistake near you don’t take it personal, it could have been the only mistake they have made all week! Now I know what you are thinking, “Well someone else’s mistake could cause damage to my car, injury or even death”.

Getting angry because of someone else’s mistake could be seen as just instinctive. But, allowing that anger to become counterproductive will only make matters worse, so yes be angry but control your anger, remember emotion plays a massive part in our ability to make rational decisions. You could end up making the wrong decision and end up being the person who does cause someone else to be hurt.

The good news is that there is way to keep you out of the reach of someone else’s mistake because there is not a driver out there who is so good they cannot be outwitted by someone else’s mistake!

Simply put keep plenty of space around your car, this will give you time to react or come up with plan B, to accommodate someone else’s mistake.

Features You’ll Find on a Limo Bus

Are you looking to transport a large group in style? If so, you may want to consider renting a limo bus. Instead of looking to reserve a regular van or charter type vehicle, consider the excitement of renting a deluxe automobile. These vehicles offer all the amenities and luxuries of normal limousines, but are able to accommodate a sizable group. As a result, they are perfect for special occasions or for making a good impression.

When you call a rental company to reserve a limo bus, remember to inquire about available amenities. Most companies will have a range of vehicles and amenities packages to choose from. These types of vehicles are commonly used for major events, such as weddings or family reunions. Weddings typically have a large guest list, making it necessary to transport guests from one location to another in an efficient yet exciting manner. As you can imagine, these vehicles are ideal for transporting guests from the ceremony to the reception. If the number of people in attendance at your event exceeds the capacity of a single car, you may want to consider reserving a fleet. This will ensure that your group is transported in luxury and style.

Of course, riding in a limo bus is not just about getting to your destination. The best part of renting these vehicles is being able to enjoy the journey itself. Having a drink or snack while riding in a limousine is always exciting. Most limos feature coolers, glassware, and everything else you need to propose a toast or celebrate a special occasion while en route to your destination. Most companies will allow for you to request beverage service or other packages in advance. When reserving your vehicle, make sure to inquire about available options ahead of time so you can decide what’s best for your group. From wine and champagne, to sparkling water and soda, you can select the items that suit your taste and budget.

A limo bus rental is a great choice for when you want to spend the day traveling throughout a specific region. Ask your rental company about tour packages, or propose your own custom itinerary. Whether you want to tour the countryside and visit wineries, or see the sights and sounds of a big city, limousines are the perfect way to spend an exciting vacation day with family and friends.

Whether you’ve rented a limo bus before or you’re looking to make your first reservation, you can always look forward to having a great experience. Rental costs vary, and are usually dependent on your vehicle size, amenities package, and estimated travel distance. Most rental companies provide value packaging options, so ask about special offers when you call to make a reservation.