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Drivers were shocked to see what they thought was a human limb on the motorway
Police had close a section of the M62 yesterday after a plethora of drivers reported seeing what they thought was a human limb. The limb turned out to be a plastic arm however, it still brought chaos and misery to many as the Police had no option but to close the road.
The police commented saying it has caused traffic chaos, huge expense and will be upsetting for drivers”. They treated the incident as a major investigation and used a lot of resources according to police sources. It also affected the policing response in the local area.
Detective Inspector Tom Keaton said: e dont know how the arm came to be in the middle of the road. We would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while this enforced road closure was in place After searching of the limb for a few hours, they reopened then road at 1630hrs.
By LloydÂ Cole-Nolan
The automotive industry was told yesterday that it will be receiving less help from the Government. Vince Cable (Business secretary) speaking before an address at The Society of Motor manufactures (SMMT) warned that there would be no more hand outs. Mr Cable said We are not in a subsidy war and I am not going around with a cheque book around the British car industry.
The industry has seen tough times of recent. With cars staking up in yards, collapsed production and there were no signs of people entering the show rooms. Many had to depend on the governments scrapage scheme and direct financial aid. Mr Cable said before the statement The car industry as endured tough times in the last few years but we are no seeing reasons for cautious optimism.
Mr Cable said the government wants to stabilise the car industry. He stated We want to give the automotive industry a stable business environment to capitalise on further opportunities.
He continued This would be done by creating a more supportive tax environment, freeing up credit through the banking system, reducing regulation and a focus on training and apprenticeships.
Some in the industry argue that the industry is perfectly placed to deliver the Governments low carbon and pro manufacturing agenda. They are investing large amounts of money into new environmentally friendly technologies. Land Rover reveal that they plan to release a new baby Land Rover with greater fuel efficiency and today, Toyoto begin producing their new petrol/electric hybrid vehicle. Many are worried about a £5000 incentive the government had promised as they say they will need help to get people to switch to electric cars. Paul Everitt Chief Executive of the SMMT said in an interview with the BBC If we want consumers to buy ultra low carbon vehicles they need an incentive. These are not commercially viable technologies at the price we would have to charge without some kind of incentive..
The industry is also on the bounce back and is beginning to increase in size. Land Rover announced this morning that it’s creating 1000 new jobs producing the new Baby Land Rover.
However not all the industry is surprised at the news. Council co-chair of the Automotive Council, Richard Parry-Jones commented before Mr Cable spoke œcontrary to widespread belief, the UK car industry does’nt want and is not dependant on more Government aid He was also concerned about the incentives already promised. He continued We want the existing money that has been promised, well spend and with focus.
The Automotive industry is embracing the change to low carbon technologies however it is being told more often that it has to do it alone.
BBC: No more Handouts for Car Makers
October 29, 2009 at 1:21 am
According to a Newcastle Audi representative at the Business Road Show North East the second hand value of cars in general are still falling, and demand for Audi car leasing is actually rising against new Audi car sales. Despite increasing demand for Audi Car leasing approxiamtely 50% are declined due to the credit crunch and the lower credit scoring of many businesses. Businesses in the Motor Industry need business support to effectively manage their business performance, and one of the very best ways to do this is by using a motor industry business consultant for business improvement.
More importantly, what effect has the value of used Audi cars and the increased demand for Audi car leasing have in the demand of used Audi car parts? New sites like Audi at CarPartsBuyer are reporting steady demand for used Audi vehicle parts.
April 13, 2007 at 10:14 am
A big debate at the moment is whether or not we should limit the top speed of our cars. We all know family and small cars such as the Vauxhall Corsa or the Renault Cleo have good speeds, good fuel economy etc. However some cars like the vauxhall vxr8 have 2 things they are concerned with: looks and power.
I love the vauxhall vxr8 however it does come with a 6 litre v8 vauxhall engine, which top speed will almost triple the speed limit. Also the 6 litre vauxhall engine will drink petrol compared to a family hatchback. The vauxhall vxr8 also comes with other car parts such as a vauxhall gearbox in either automatic or 6 speeds to help reach these high speeds.
If the limit was to be put into place the top cars would still have umph e.g. 0 – 60 in 4.9 seconds, but only up to the limit and in many peoples eyes this makes the car pointless to own since you cant fully flex its muscles. Im not sure about the limit since sometimes to escape a problem (for example a drunk lorry driver swaying) you need that extra few miles an hour to avoid disaster. Now there are several ways to do this, firstly make the limit above the speed limit but under deadly speeds, for example 90MPH or secondly make it annoying to go over the limit, e.g. a alarm sounds. This would mean you can go over the limit in times of crisis but you wont do it on a daily basis.
I personally hate cars on the motorway who do 100MPH, mainly because i will be overtaking someone doing 60 or 70 MPH on the motorway, however my car can only do 80MPH since it is old and only a 1 litre, thus a 100MPH car zooms upto my car and gives me about 1/4 second gap between my car and their car, thus becoming dangerous.
So in many ways i think it should be limited to a decent amount, but not the speed limit.
Of course those who want to break the limit will find a way to since if technology is in place to limit a engine, you can undo it and many backstreet garages will offer this service for a nice sum of money since were there is a will there is a way.
Also is there any other car parts we can use to limit speed, for example make the brakes kick in if going over the limit, or automatically apply cruise control.
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February 23, 2007 at 1:56 pm
CarSpareFinder is doing better each month, last months achievements were getting to number 2 on Google for the search term car parts, so we reckon we will be number one in no time.
The amount of requests has almost doubled since December and all is going well. we get calls from happy customers and suggestions on improvements which we work on to provide a better search term.
Now has never been so good to want a car part, or be a breaker (especially a vauxhall breaker, those vauxhall parts requests keep coming through strong).
Other news is our salvage site SalvageSpareFinder is picking up traffic and soon it will be fully functional will bidding auctions and vehicle salvage you would not believe.
So whether you a vauxhall breaker or not our site is on the up, were all really excited and cant believe how we are doing, its simply amazing.
February 15, 2007 at 12:13 pm
I never understood the value of spare parts until yesterday. I have not had a vauxhall car spare tyre in my car for years, never thought i would need one. well i was wrong…
I was driving in my vauxhall vectra, nice and easy when i heard a pop. i thought i had ran over something. When i got out the car i had ran over a nail. figures. so now i have a flat tyre, so i go ok ill change the car tyre and ill be ok. so i get the car jack, pump the car off the ground, take the nuts off the wheel and the wheel off, i then go for my vauxhall car spare tyre which should be located under the boot and to my amusement it was not their and then i remember ages ago when i did the same, i replace the tyre but never replaced the car spare tyre.
so im stuck on a country road with no breakdown cover (i do now), no vauxhall car spare tyre, and no one around.
I end up waiting 50 minutes for someone kind enough to stop and tow me home in with a flat, before getting a bus to a garage and buying the first tyre i see which will fit.
So the moral of the story is that for the 40 GBP it would cost for a vauxhall car spare tyre i could have avoided ruining my Wednesday and would be better off. so if you need any car spares then get them today, try CarSpareFinder we are free. I am now going to stock up on all the vauxhall spare parts i need to ensure a smooth running year
So if you need any car spares, please just get them before it costs you in time or money.
December 8, 2006 at 1:19 pm
Well ford are now shipping their Ford
Edge just in time for Christmas. So if you want to buy your love one something special, why not a Ford Edge SUV. nothing says ‘i love you’ more. If you cannot afford that then why not some car parts lie a car gearbox
or new car engine
for his current vehicle, or some vehicle salvage to get them a better car for cheap.
Anyway back to the Ford Edge it is a beautiful car and the delays have only been for quality assurance and we are guaranteed top quality cars and car parts from FORD.
Write i am off to do some Christmas shopping and unfortunately its not a new SUV, in fact i have no idea what tog et my love ones and I don’t think she would appreciate a car gearbox or car engine from me.
November 15, 2006 at 11:20 am
BMW has always stood for reliability and sexiness and for the man who can (and women who can). In the beginning the first BMW M5 model engines sold around 450 to 500 a year, the BMW V10 engine in its short period of time it has been in production has now sold over 200,000 units, a impressive feat and as such a lot of car parts.
The BMW v10 engine is a beautiful work of art winning the recent International Engine of the Year awards and who can argue with its 507bhp, up to 8,250rpm revs and great flexibility. The amount of car parts in the engine itself is astonishing and the amount of technology involved is outstanding.
BMW is the only manufacturer to have ever won in six categories and now owns a total of 26 awards. Well done to the BMW v10 engine.
For BMW car parts why not visit CarSpareFinder, or for vehicle salvage visit SalvageSpareFinder
[source from cars.blog.ca]
November 2, 2006 at 3:36 pm
The nissan primera, seen as the family car a few years ago is to be axed in the uk. The nifty little car sales have simply slumped. Some believe it is the customers demand more meaty vehicles such as SUV’s and the nissan x-trail or simply larger vehicles such as the nissan almera tino (MPV).
Japanease bosses say the nissan primera will no longer be produced and never will for the united kindom, leaving the uk primera with a sense of doom. No worries though since cars last ages and there will be nissan primera car parts for years to come, and if you have some of these car parts, possibly hold onto them since they will be rare and thus gold dust in a few years
So from everyone here at carsparefinder we bid the nissan primera good by but we will still deal with their car parts for years to come
October 13, 2006 at 10:03 am
For those of use who worry about being over the limit when driving, SAAB now have the answer. Apparently this genius device is a alcohol tester in which you breath onto it and it says whether you are over the limit or not. Not only this but if you fail, then your car engine wont start! genius!
However will advanced technology comes the question: what if it brakes? many users might fail when they shouldn’t and are stranded with a car engine that wont start. Which might make the person so angry they rip there car parts outand destroy the car engine that wont start.
But for most of us this is good news and we can go out for a casual pint and not worry about being over the limit because if we are then we cant go anywhere and risk other peoples lives (overdramatic I know)
well done SAAB
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