Automotive seat covers are a great idea if you want to preserve the interior of your car. They will help to keep the car clean and tidy as you can easily remove them for washing. They are generally available in two types. Universal car seat covers are those that can be used on any make or model of car. You can find them to cover bucket or bench seat and in large or small sizes. They do the job but they will not usually give you a great fit. If you choose this option due to budget constraints, you should choose a material that will stretch well such as velour or poly cotton to help you get the best fit possible.The alternative is to buy custom made automotive seat covers. These will give you a more professional looking finish as they will be cut to fit the seats in your car. They are the preferred option from a style point of view but also from safety. They will accommodate the head rests and other accessories in your car as well as the exact location of the air bags. Generally they will be made from higher quality fabrics and usually come with a two year warranty. You may find that although they are more expensive initially, they will last longer and may ultimately work out cheaper than universal covers.If you have young children, cheap and cheerful works best as then you won’t get stressed when they spill their juice or wet their pants. If you travel with pets it is not a good idea to own the best quality car seat covers as they will get ruined with pet hair not to mention claw or bite marks. The moral of the story is that you should always choose the right automotive seat covers for your personal requirements.
The Government of India recently released the Make in India Automotive Sector report towards highlighting the progress of the Automotive Sector in terms of production enhancements as a result of the policies adopted by the Government of India. As per this report all the major parameters of manufacturing progress which are production, exports and sales have seen a healthy increase and has shown an impressive growth momentum. The most important Key Takeaways from the report are:
Improved InfrastructureThe leading Automobile companies of the world, such as Isuzu Motors, Ford Motors, Tata Motors and Suzuki Motors etc. have invested quite heavily in the sector thereby creating huge manufacturing capabilities to take on much larger orders from across the globe. Whereas Isuzu, Tata, Force Motors, Suzuki, Mercedes Benz and Magneti Mareli all came up with their new plants in the last two years, many other companies have set up Research and Development centres towards development of more models and newer technologies.Rise in Production, Exports and Sales
All the three parameters of Production, Exports and Sales showed healthy increases with the Production increasing by 2.6% in FY 015-2106 with a total production output of 23,960,940 vehicles. At the same time, the sale of passenger vehicles increased by 7.24% in FY 2015-16 with the utility vehicles growing at 6.25%, Vans at 3.58% and Passenger Cars at 7.87%. The commercial vehicles segment grew at a robust 11.51% with medium and heavy commercial vehicles segment growing the fastest, at 29.91% over the previous year. Similarly, three wheeler sales grew by 1.03%, two wheelers by 3.01% along with a healthy increase in the number of electric and hybrid vehicles. The automobile exports also great at 1.91% in spite of the tough global economic environment. Two wheelers accounted for the largest share of exports at 69.4% in FY2015-2016. The auto component industry also grew by 8.8% contributing 4% to the overall Exports of the country.Fiscal Incentives by the Government
There were several incentives offered to the Automobile manufacturing companies to promote the industry in a big way. The Excise duty on chassis of ambulance was reduced from 24% to 12.5% the incentives on the electric and hybrid vehicles were also given by way of reduces excise duties. Along with these various incentives were given to the creation of skilled manpower in the sector through the Automotive Skill Development Council as well as increasing the budget outlay of National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP) TO 3727 Crores in July 2016.As is evident, the Government of India has been promoting the automotive production in this country in a big way and has taken various steps towards capacity building and research and development to increase global competencies in the automotive sector. This Automotive Sector Report offers a detailed insight into all these efforts of the Government and the Industry.
Breaking into ANY field is a difficult thing to do! Breaking into the Automotive industry is not any different. It used to be that getting “in to” cars and automotive used to be simpler and was more common because children often took classes in shop when they were in middle school. A lot of schools have stopped doing this unfortunately.So, when a student actually dips into automotive experiences such as fixing his or her car on his or her own, or something as simple as changing a tire, they might get a feel that this is something fun that they may want to do with their lives as an adult. You might be thinking where you will be able to get automotive training if you are this kind of individual.You actually have a whole slew of options available to you in order to get the experience you require and be successful in this field. Firstly, you could consider an automotive school. These schools teach you about different aspects in automotive training such as Service Advisor Training, Service Manager Training, Diagnostics Technology, Auto Repair Technology, etc.Of course the Automotive Training and degree option does cost money, so if you are short on money and you wish to actually learn the trade before heading over to automotive training school, you may want to think about the next few options! You can work as an Intern. A lot of the schools actually provide intern programs.You probably wouldn’t get paid for this, but you would get a lot of information about valuable on the job experience that you can use later on. You could work in a local auto shop, garage or also in a dealership. If you do plan on going for a degree later on, these Internships would normally give you credit towards your degree! You can even try working as an apprentice.These are seen less and less in the US, but they still do exist. An Apprentice is an individual that has no formal education and is normally an individual that cannot afford schooling right now, but that will like to be paid for the job at hand. It’s not a ton of cash, but it’s better than something like an Internship where you wouldn’t get paid at all.As an Apprentice you’ll even get a truck load of automotive training by a “master” in the field. Last, but not least, you can also consider working smaller jobs in hopes to learn something. These smaller jobs can include changing oil in a lube shop, working behind a parts counter, busting tires part time, etc.You can gain a ton of automotive consulting just by doing these few jobs or options. If you aren’t actually sure if this is something you definitely want to do, I will suggest reading up on a couple of books and magazines for automotive consulting to see if this IS something you definitely want to do. Nothing worse than going to automotive training only to realize after you get your degree that this wasn’t really a passion and more of a whim.