Making its public debut in 1997, the Ford Expedition was introduced to the automobile world as a full size sport utility vehicle that was crafted by the Ford Motor Company. It had its last redesign in 2003. It takes up the niche between the smaller Ford Explorer, and the halted Ford Excursion. The Ford Expedition offers a seating capacity of a maximum of nine passengers. It is also considered to be similar to the Lincoln Navigator. The Ford Expedition has become a popular vehicle because it cleanly reflects consumers’ demand for a vehicle that has a family-friendly interior, lots of cargo space, and has a high towing capacity.
The changes done to the Expedition on its last make over were noticeable and were quite substantial. Drivers of the Ford Expedition could drive behind the wheel in comfort without noticing fatigue. The ride and the handling of this vehicle had greatly improved, along with a more responsive steering and more stability on the open road. This kind of driving experience provided this vehicle a great shot at beating its competitors. What were added up for the Ford Expedition includes a power third-row seat that disappears with the press of a button thus leaving a large and perfectly flat cargo area. It also displays a new interior. Along with that, a new small center seat on the second row slides forward to give front-seat parents access to a small child. Safety has certainly not been misplaced for the Ford Expedition comes with an enhanced safety feature – a lower front bumper, an optional safety curtain specially designed to protect occupants in a roll over, adjustable pedals, a tire-pressure monitor, and advanced electronics that were crafted and designed so as to help assist the driver in maintaining control.
Hybrids have been a huge success when it comes to an otherwise morbid auto market. How do we know? Well, the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius were smirked at when they first came out by the rest of the auto industry. Now? The rest of the auto world is kicking out hybrids like there is no tomorrow. There are even hybrid motorcaycles on the drawing board. Could a hybrid Ferrari be next?
The hybrids are generally positively reviewed. That being said, the first time you drive one can definitely be a unique experience. The problem? A funny thing happens when you come to a stop such as sitting at a red light. The car is silent and there is no vibration since the engine isn’t running. Every driver goes through the same experience the first few times. They aren’t sure the car is actually on and try to start it up again!
Due to the great convenience brought by the car, this transportation tool has become more and more important to people all round the world. It is hard to imagine what the whole world could be without the car. The world may be totally silent without the noise produced by the car; however, the world can not develop any further, then.
As the number of people who have owned a car increases rapidly, the ratio of the traffic accidents rises sharply, too. How to avoid the number of the traffic accidents has become a global problem. As for the drivers, they must drive very carefully to create a safe driving condition and a normal driving order. Any terrible action such as drunk driving is forbidden. As for car manufacturers, they should upgrade the car’s self-security, that is to say, to make high performance parts that can protect the car and passenger in crashes or collisions.
To prevent rock chips and pitting on the front of the car, the traditional solution was to install a custom vinyl black bra or you just wait until the bumper is damaged enough and then paint it. Neither solution was very appealing. Now, there is an answer to all the problems of rock chips and road debris. It is generically called paint protection film. Several familiar names are in the business of making the film: Avery, 3M, Venture, Llumar. The original developer of the film was 3M and it was used in the Korean War to protect helicopter rotor blades. 3M later redesigned it for application to the front bumpers and hoods of vehicles.
With an enhancement in design to adapt the film for the auto industry, the idea took off. The concept was unbeatable. Car owners could now apply the film to bumpers and hoods, and drive the vehicle anywhere without worrying about getting a rock chip in their $100,000 Ferrari. Initially, each installation was custom cut from a bulk roll and carefully applied to the paint. It was time consuming and required lots of experience. The idea took a while to trickle down into the main stream vehicles. As demand increased for the protection, new companies sprung up design kits that could be cut out on a plotter and applied to the car. Hence, another segment of the paint protection film industry was born. The last piece of the puzzle was to have a network of independent, trained installers. Unfortunately, the industry suffers from a lack of skilled technicians.
A bumper lip is a device mounted at the bottom of a bumper of the automobile, with the purpose of absorbing the shock and impact of a car collision or crash. This will minimize the possible damage and injury to the car itself and people inside. As a matter of fact, this device can be regarded as the supplement of a bumper. Made by high quality material like carbon fiber, poly-urethane plastic and ABS plastic in most cases, this kind of equipment is able to perform an excellent task in protecting the car and people inside.
In fact, there is another device called grille guard (also named as bull bar) which is also designed to safeguard the car and people inside. Grille guard is originally used for preventing the damage from bulls running on the road in Australia. Later on, it is designed and upgraded to perform in car collisions. Nowadays, grille guards are usually attached to the front of SUVs and trucks. These thick, strong tubing devices actually create a rugged and robust overall look for SUVs and trucks. If your car is not a SUV or a truck, but a minibus, you can also add a grille guard on it.