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Toyota Camry gets a new look

Here's a peak at the 2015 Toyota Camry, and you can see that the front end had a very distinctive, all-new design. The Camry and the Toyota brand in general has taken some heat for bland designs in recent years as the brand seemed to rest on its laurels while upstarts like Hyundai released compelling designs.

The new front end and grille for the Camry will definitely draw some attention. Let's see how buyers react.

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Lebron James endorses Kia K900

ESPN's Darren Rovell is that Kia has snagged Lebron James to the the brand ambassador for the new Kia K900 luxury sedan. Kia has been doing very well, but the volume numbers for the K900 have not been very robust. With James plugging the vehicle, however, this will provide a huge shot in the arm for K900 sales along with the Kia brand image.

The K900 is a beautiful vehicle that should provide a nice halo effect for the Kia brand. But at over $60,000 it's not something most Kia buyers can afford. So to increase sales Kia needs to attract more affluent buyers. James can help raise awareness for the vehicle and potentially drive sales. It will be interesting to see if this endorsement has a noticeable impact on sales volumes.

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Caring for you Toyota 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner, known in Japan as a Hilux Surf, is a sport utility vehicle that has been in production since 1984. When it first came out, it was a compact SUV, not much more than a Toyota pickup with a fiberglass shell. The Hilux Surf models are frequently exported from Japan to countries like the United Kingdom, Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.

The 4Runner remained popular for more than 30 years for its attractive, wild design, for power when needed, for its multitasking capability and for its numerous standard safety features. What does it take to keep a vehicle like the 4Runner running smoothly? recommends the following maintenance schedule:

Check floor mats. This may sound trivial, but floor mats can become loose and floppy, presenting a serious hazard if the driver gets them caught around their feet in an emergency situation.

. This includes oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid (in an automatic) and wiper fluid.

s. The rubber can gradually slip and slide off the metal arms, causing damage to the glass. Multitudes of tiny scratches can trap light at night and impair visibility, especially when it's raining.

. Weight on the axles causes uneven wear. Rotating tires periodically evens out the wear and extends the life of a set of tires.

. Brake pads can wear out and cause damage to the rotor. Fixing the rotor is labor-intensive and expensive.

The list of maintenance checks grows if you operate your 4Runner in dry, dusty conditions, if you drive while towing, if you make repeated trips at below-freezing temperatures or if you spend a lot of time idling or driving at low speed for long distances.

Whether you carry out these simple checks yourself or take them to a local garage or dealership, take care of your 4Runner and it will take care of you.

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Be prepared: what you must remember in case of a car accident

While most people will be lucky enough to make it through their entire motoring lives without being in a car accident, it is still important for drivers to be prepared should the worst happen and a crash occurs. If you’re in a crash and there is even a hint that you could be held responsible, the first thing to do is seek legal advice from a reputable firm such as . This will ensure you and your family are protected from any long-term financial burdens that could result from the accident.

After a traumatic event, many people start to babble and say anything that comes into their head. In the case of a car accident, the first thing many people do is apologise to the other motorist for the accident. This simple act of politeness could be construed by police or a court as an admission of guilt. By all means, check that everyone else in the accident is okay but avoid saying something that could later be considered as an acceptance of responsibility.

Be aware of your surroundings after the accident and, as much as possible, note down details such as the direction each car was travelling, who was driving what vehicle and any other detail you think might be relevant. Not only will this be useful in the event you are charged or if the case ends up in court, it will be vital in dealings with your insurance company when you make a claim. You should also take photos with your phone; otherwise keep a small camera in the glove box.

Many minor accidents can be dealt with by the parties without police or other legal involvement. You’ll just need to exchange details such as addresses, drivers’ licence numbers and insurance details. It is usually this last one that is hardest to remember in a difficult situation, such as a car accident. Keep the details on a card in your wallet or glove box. Keep several, and you’ll be able to hand one to the other driver to keep.

If you are involved in a very minor accident you probably won’t need the police, and in fact police are unlikely to want to attend. Nevertheless, consider reporting the accident to police regardless. This could help later when trying to make an insurance claim. Some policies require at least an attempt to involve police before payment can be made.

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