27 December 2013

What To Know About Citroen Cars and Its Battery Replacement Service

Several decades ago, the remarkable and colorful history of Citroen cars began after Andre Citroen founded Citroen Cog Factory. In the early 1930s, the company rolled-out their first front-wheel drive automobiles and began a revolution in car production. The first Citroen that was produced was the ‘’Type A’’. Equipped with a 4-cylider engine of about 1326 cubic centimeter (10-fiscal-HP) capacity, the car was capable to do a top speed of 65km/h. Within just 6 months, Citroen had already produced 2500 units and a year later they had hit the 20000 mark!

Few months after their success, the company first tested half-track autos named ”Autochenilles” using the patents of Adolphe Kegresse which turned out to be very practical in impassable areas. The reliability of these autos is what helped to boost the reputation of the company. The half-tracks were multi-purpose vehicles, they could be used by the soldiers, in agriculture and road-construction among other applications.

Today there are various popular models of Citroen cars with one of them being the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso. Like its 5-seater counterpart this new model is a unique entrant in the automobile market. With 7 seats, the C4 Picasso is characterized by styling themes with a concept car-like front design. It has distinguishing features including a contrasting ”frame” around the side windows as well as horseshoe-shaped rear lights. This amazing car has adequate interior space which can be expanded by stretching out the space in between the wheels to 2.84 meters to enable you secure more room for 2 additional seats or a wider boot. Underneath the steeply slanting down bonnet, there is either a fuel-efficient diesel or a petrol engine. The Grand C4 Picasso is also characterized by superior aerodynamics combined with a desirable weight to ensure minimal air resistance. This popular Citroen car model has been reviewed as very reliable on all terrains.

Having been mentioned as the most reliable car by the Auto Central, UK the Citroen C1 was recognized for reliability in the supermini category and came top overall with the highest reliability score of all the models surveyed. The car gets off to a good start with its various contrasting hue options inside and out together with its unique take on the split headlight arrangement popular with Citroen. Although the seats are a bit cramped and the boot not so wide, the 1.2 three-cylinder PureTech engine presents a welcome dose of performance. The split headlight design is an interpretation of the same theme available on the new C4 Cactus whereas the vertical LED lights are integrated stylishly into the front bumper. The square 3D-effect tail lights and a blacked out glass tail gate are also unique. With just a mass of 860 kg, performance is impressive even from low revs where the car is happy to pull away from a crawl in 3rd gear.

While all Citroen cars are deemed to perform well and durable, maintenance is still the key to everything. If you fail to keep the car in good condition, it will not stay long on the road. Maintenance involves checking the car’s Citroen car battery, wheels, break and lighting system and many other components to ensure they are all in a perfect condition. Call this number 1300 468 931 and let the experts do the maintenance for you.

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