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January 12, 2016 32% Of Non-Drivers ‘Plan To Learn This Year’

Demand for reconditioned turbos could be on the rise this year, given new research revealing that 32 per cent of people who can’t drive plan to learn in 2016.

A Direct Line Car Insurance study shows that the main reason that people not yet behind the wheel are keen to get on the road is that they’ve reached a certain age and realise they need to drive. Other reasons include only now being able to afford lessons and suddenly needing to drive to work, as well as having children, public transport being unreliable or too expensive, and being embarrassed about not having a licence.

Head of marketing with Direct Line Wendy Pearson welcomed the news that more people are keen to learn to drive, saying: “New Year resolutions are so often to do with diet and exercise and it’s impressive to see people trying to learn something new. Driving also opens up an array of new employment and leisure opportunities.”

If you’ve just passed your test and have had a new turbo added to your car, you’ll need to make sure you look after your vehicle as well as you can. Ensure you use high quality oil to help lubricate the moving parts of your turbo, warm your car up first before you drive off so the oil has time to warm up as well and always leave the engine running for a few minutes after you reach your destination to allow the oil to cool down.

To find out more about turbos, get in touch with us here at Essex Turbos.

November 26, 2015 Motorists ‘Wary’ Of Driverless Cars

Drivers looking for reconditioned turbos may agree with a new poll that found that motorists are wary of the possibility of driverless cars.

Concern about using a driverless vehicle, as well as driving on the roads alongside driverless vehicles, remains high.

A new report released by The University of Michigan’s Transport Research institute looked at attitudes to different levels of automated driving.

Participants were asked about completely self-driving cars, which meant the driver had no control over safety-critical functions, partially self-driving, in which the driver only occasionally participates, and no self-driving cars, WZZM.com reported.

Over 500 drivers were surveyed and the results showed that they did not want completely driverless cars. The survey was also carried out last year and the results show there has been no change in attitudes towards driverless cars over the past 12 months.

Though most people said they wanted to maintain control in a fully driven car, 41 per cent said they prefer partially self-driving vehicles with only occasional driver engagement.

Interestingly, young men were the most likely of those surveyed to be interested in self-driven or partially self-driven cars, with women and older people the most cautious about the possibility of using a self-driven car.

One particular issue with self-driven cars has proven to be motion sickness. Many people choose to drive as it stops them getting car sick. When you can’t drive your own car this is taken away.

Self-driven cars offer a glimmer of hope to blind and partially-sighted people who are currently banned from driving in this country and many others.

March 4, 2014 £150 to £200 for a replacement turbo.

What do you actually get for your £150 to £200?

The sale price is normally a good indicator of the level of work that has gone into preparing the turbo. Below is a guide of what we see as the cheapest option to the most expensive:

Second-hand turbo
No work carried out on the turbo – taken straight off an engine (See example to the left).

Hot Run turbo
A ‘Hot Run’ Turbo is one that has been run on an engine while still in the factory. The engine has not been used in a vehicle on the road.

Cleaned turbo
The turbo is opened to clean – taken apart? And then re-assembled without balancing etc

Repaired turbo
The damaged parts are identified by taking apart and then changed or repaired.

Copy turbo
This is a copy of a genuine turbos’ dimensions. The main area of concern is the quality of the materials used to make the copy parts. The composition of the parts has been known to be inferior which can result in them wearing quickly.

Rebuilt / Reconditioned / Remanufactured turbo
All three descriptions are commonly used to describe the same task of preparing a turbo however the work that goes into preparing this type of job can differ wildly and is generally reflected in the price charged.

New turbo
A turbo that is mass produced by the turbo manufacturer, assembled and set up in factory conditions using genuine OE parts and incorporating the latest technological equipment.

Influencing factors include: the quality of the parts use to prepare the turbo, the assembly process, the assembly environment, the processes used to set the turbocharger up once assembled and the quality control process.

One other Factor to consider when buying a £200 Budget Turbo!

In the unfortunate event that the turbo fails prematurely, what kind of warranty does it come with? Could you really expect to get it replaced Free of Charge when it only cost £200?

It’s always going to be a worry when you decide to buy the cheaper budget option! Has the turbo been built well enough to do the job you need it too, as paying twice for the same job would be painful.

We do appreciate that everyone is trying to keep the cost of replacing their failed turbo to a minimum however getting a product that is fit for purpose is also really important.