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Lexus dealers top Driver Power 2020 survey

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Lexus UK dealers have topped Auto Express magazine’s Driver Power survey, which ranks the best dealerships in the country.

The Japanese brand’s franchisees stood out in a number of key areas, including for the politeness of staff, their communication, the standard of work their service centres carry out, and how readily courtesy cars are available.

Lexus also had the lowest proportion of reported complaints of any brand’s dealerships in the 2020 survey.

Ewan Shepherd, director of Lexus in the UK, said: “This is the fourth successive year that we have topped the Driver Power rankings, which makes us really proud. We never take success for granted. Lexus is committed to constantly improving the service we provide and the amazing experiences we offer our customers, so it is particularly rewarding to see our network achieving a higher score than in 2019. 

“That can be attributed to the hard work and commitment of retail network partners across the country who embrace our concept of omotenashi – our passion for the best hospitality in everything we do for our customers.”

Lexus led a trio of Japanese brands in this year’s survey, with Honda and Toyota placing second and third respectively, narrowly ahead of Porsche, Peugeot and MG.

Steve Fowler, Auto Express editor-in-chief, said: “Fresh from topping our annual brand survey earlier this year, this latest win in our dealership survey shows Lexus knows precisely what its customers want, and the firm continually delivers. Remarkably, its score of 93.42 per cent marks an increase over last year’s result, in what has been the most challenging year in recent history.”

Lexus also topped the Driver Power customer satisfaction survey in April, emerging as the maker of Britain’s most reliable cars.

In May, Lexus’s franchised retailers topped the What Car? ranking of the UK’s top car service and maintenance providers.

Driver Power top ten best car dealers 2020:

  1. Lexus – 93.42%
  2. Honda – 91.66%
  3. Toyota – 89.70%
  4. Porsche – 89.21%
  5. Peugeot – 89.14%
  6. MG – 88.91%
  7. Kia – 88.14%
  8. Citroen – 87.48%
  9. Jaguar – 87.14%
  10. Vauxhall – 86.91%

Source: https://www.am-online.com/news/car-manufacturer-news/2020/07/29/lexus-dealers-top-driver-power-2020-survey

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How Car Tires Are Manufactured

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🚗 Cars are complex machines, each part made in highly specialized and specific ways, car tires included. Here is how car tires are manufactured.

🚕 Car tires are the part of your vehicle that keeps you moving forward. But have you ever wondered about how car tires are manufactured? Read ahead for a quick overview of the process.

❋ Design and Plan 👇

Designing the item you plan to manufacture is the first part of any industrial process. Car tires have been around for a long time now, and the manufacturing process is becoming increasingly digital. The design is usually created through engineering software, and the dimensions and curvature are handled with precision. After that, the tire-making machines receive this digitized format.

❋ Select Materials  👇

Most tires consist largely of rubber, both natural and synthetic. Oils, pigments, antioxidants, and other materials mix with the rubber to create each part of the tire. Tires must be crafted from quality, durable materials, including chemical agents, metallic cables, and fabric reinforcers.

❋ Melt and Mold 👇

Heat and friction work together to produce the final rubber composite that will mold the other parts of the tire. Tires are not one singular piece of rubber—they contain tread rubber, sidewall rubber, fabric-coated plies, and bead wires, among other components. A factory worker or automated apparatus then uses a tire-building machine in the shape of a collapsible drum to glue and set the tires. Finally, the tires cure over time, and subsequent heating and steaming help them fully coalesce

❋ Distribute Widely 👇

Quality control is important with tires—after all, tires must handle transporting drivers for thousands of miles on the road. After rigorous testing, the manufacturer packs the tires and distributes them to various sellers. These include tire stores all across the United States, from Trenton, New Jersey to Anderson, Indiana.

🟥 Knowing how car tires are manufactured can help you better select the parts for your vehicle. Because all cars are different and have specific needs, you should consult with a tire expert before choosing your next set of wheels.

👉↘ Source: Christina Duron is a freelance writer for multiple online publications where she can showcase her affinity for all things digital. She has focused her career around digital marketing and writes to explore topics that spark her interest.

 

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Feast your eyes on the all-new, all-electric GMC Hummer EV

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GMC has a new all-electric version of its classic Hummer oversized SUV. This thing is a beast, as you might expect, with an advertised 350-mile range and a 3-second zero to 60 mph time. It’s a bit ridiculous to be honest, which is kind of what the Hummer has always been about so that makes sense.

Alongside a teaser, GMC released a number of press photos of the 1,000 HP bruiser, so take a look below. It definitely looks like a Hummer – which may or may not be your cup of tea.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/20/feast-your-eyes-on-the-all-new-all-electric-gmc-hummer-ev/

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ALYI Highlights Next Steps

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Dallas, TX – October 20, 2020 – OTC PR WIRE – Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTC PINK: ALYI) today announced plans to publish a comprehensive progress update next week targeting a Wednesday, October 28th release date.

Management indicates a number of major endeavors underway in important stages of development to include RevoltTOKEN financing partner’s efforts to finalize ICO details, next steps after finalizing the multiparty milestone agreement announced last week, and a new design path development for the company’s long-term plans for future electric vehicles in Africa.

Management anticipates wrapping up details on the above-mentioned endeavors by next Wednesday and being ready to release a comprehensive update.

For more information and to stay up to date on ALYI’s latest developments, please visit www.alternetsystemsinc.com.

Disclaimer/Safe Harbor: This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act. The statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Among others, these risks include the expectation that any of the companies mentioned herein will achieve significant sales, the failure to meet schedule or performance requirements of the companies’ contracts, the companies’ liquidity position, the companies’ ability to obtain new contracts, the emergence of competitors with greater financial resources and the impact of competitive pricing. In the light of these uncertainties, the forward-looking events referred to in this release might not occur.

Alternet Systems, Inc. Contact:
Randell Torno
info@lithiumip.com
+1-800-713-0297

Source: https://otcprwire.com/alyi-highlights-next-steps/

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