5 Easy Ways To Increase Your Car Clutch Life
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5 Easy Tips To Increase The Life Of Your Car’s Clutch

5 Easy Tips To Increase The Life Of Your Car’s Clutch

May 14, 2022 / By Zunair Tahir / Automotive Blogs

Today we’ll discuss one of the most crucial components of an automobile, without which it would never work. The vehicle’s clutch. To be clear, we will discuss non-electric vehicles because electric vehicles do not utilize transmission. To be clear, we will only discuss a manual gearbox and how to extend the clutch’s life.

How To Increase Clutch Life?

Regardless of how you look at it, because the clutch is based on friction, it will ultimately wear out and need to be replaced. However, there are a few easy steps you can do to extend its life, and the most significant reason to do so is that clutch replacement is an expensive procedure. So there you have it:

Tip # 1 Don’t Ride The Clutch

The majority of them have a propensity of resting their foot on the clutch. This is a terrible habit to get into since even the tiniest exertion causes the pressure plates to compress. As a result, some of the friction plates will come into contact, causing needless wear and strain. Make sure your foot isn’t resting on the clutch while you’re not using it. Either fully depress the clutch pedal or leave it unpressurized. This is the easiest approach for extending the life of an automotive clutch.

Tip # 2 Don’t Use The Clutch Every Time You Brake

Another typical poor behavior is pressing both the brake and clutch pedals at the same time while braking. Not only does this result in superfluous clutch usage, but it also removes a significant amount of braking power from the engine. The widespread consensus is that you should utilise your clutch just before the engine starts to struggle and shut out while braking. If your car’s speed is too low for the gear picked, the basic guideline is to compress the clutch. So, if you want to slow down, only use the clutch when you need to shift gears. Keeping the clutch pushed as soon as you brake might help you slow down faster.

Tip # 3 Use Neutral While Waiting At Signals

This is quite straightforward, and we’ve seen a lot of folks do it when stopping at a light. Pressing the clutch while waiting for the signal is a bad idea, even if it’s only for 5 seconds, because it increases clutch usage when you could just put the car in Neutral. Leaving the clutch pedal depressed when not in use is a guaranteed method to shorten its lifespan.

Tip # 4 Use Handbrake On An Uphill

Many individuals use the clutch to stop their automobile from rolling backwards when stopping on an uphill slope. You won’t have enough juice left to drive ahead without jerks if you do this, and you’ll be putting a lot of strain on the clutch. Instead, take your foot off the brakes and utilize the handbrake. Release the clutch and handbrake while boosting the throttle at the same time to get going. This may appear to have a lot going on at once, but when done correctly, it is more comfortable and reduces the pressure on your clutch.

Tip # 5 Use The Clutch Only When You Have To

We recognize that clutching is quite important and probably on the higher side when living in congested cities. And no, we’re not asking you to abandon the clutch totally; rather, we’re advising you to use it more carefully. In the end, the clutch should only be engaged and disengaged when absolutely essential. Furthermore, if you do (dis-)engage it, do so with caution. Always attempt to keep the time you don’t fully push the clutch pedal to a minimum (as the clutch slips it will chafe against the flywheel, gently wearing it out). Avoid touching the clutch whenever possible (mostly during the highway runs).


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What is Causing Pakistan’s Automobile Costs to Rise?

What is Causing Pakistan’s Automobile Costs to Rise?

April 1, 2022 / By Zunair Tahir / Automotive News

The government instructed an automotive monitoring committee to conduct a forensic study of recent price spikes in various car models across the board on Thursday.

Members of the committee were requested to choose neutral professional experts for the forensic study during a high-level meeting chaired by Federal Secretary for Industries and Production Jawad Malik, and the report should be presented within two weeks.

  • The ministry has directed a monitoring group to conduct a comprehensive investigation of the recent increase in automobile prices.
  • Industry participants tell the ministry about the reasons for late deliveries and manufacturing capacity.
  • The car industry has been asked to submit a localization strategy by the federal secretary.

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During the discussion, a ministry official asked the committee for an explanation for the recent price hikes in several automobile models in recent months.

According to the information presented at the meeting, the price increase was prompted by the following factors:

  • The rupee’s constant devaluation versus the US dollar
  • Freight rates have risen
  • Raw material prices are rising, as are operational costs

The government was also told by the industry players about the reasons for late deliveries and manufacturing capacity.

Malik also requested that the car sector provide a localization strategy with a time range to the ministry, as well as a report on safety features compliance.


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President Empowers Suzuki Customers to Get a Refund Of Up to 12% Of Their Sales Tax Overpayment

President Empowers Suzuki Customers to Get a Refund Of Up to 12% Of Their Sales Tax Overpayment

March 17, 2022 / By Zunair Tahir / Automotive News Pakistan

President Arif Alvi has supported the Federal Tax Ombudsman’s (FTO) decision to refund more than 12.5 percent of sales tax collected from Suzuki car customers.

Pak Suzuki was sued under Section 10(1) of the Federal Tax Ombudsman Ordinance, 2000 (FTO Ordinance) for collecting 17 percent sales tax on 998cc automobiles in August 2021, despite the fact that the real rate at the time was 12.5 percent. As a result, taxpayers were compelled to pay more than was truly owed.

The judgement was confirmed by Pakistan’s President, who dismissed FBR’s appeals against the return suggestion. FTO Dr Asif Mahmood Jah, speaking during a press conference, said:

“The President’s directive will assist customers around the country who paid an excessive amount of Sales Tax from Suzuki car purchasers.”

The complainants ordered 998cc automobiles in advance of June 2021, paying a total of Rs 2.145 million in advance, with an estimated delivery date of July 2021. Meanwhile, by the Finance Act of 2021, the rate of Sales Tax on such automobiles was reduced from 17 percent to 12.5 percent, and the FED charged at 2.5 percent was abolished entirely, with effect from July 1, 2021. Furthermore, the word “time of supply” was changed from “time of sale” to “time of delivery” in Section 2(44) of the Sales Tax Act of 1990.

The automobiles were delivered to the complainants together with an invoice for Rs 2.069 million, which reflected the revised rate in effect after July 2021, rather than the rate in effect when the car was booked in June 2021. However, the firm assessed Sales Tax on the previous rates rather than the invoice date “the time of sale” and refused to refund the difference, denying Middle-Income Complainants the full benefit of the lower tax burden. The complaint also contacted FBR through email on its hotline, asking a reimbursement of the difference in sales tax.

The FBR responded by sending an email stating that sales tax on automobiles up to 1000cc had been decreased to 12.5 percent. However, the FBR did not fix the matter by arranging for a reimbursement of the sales tax difference. According to the FBR:

“At the time of reserving the car in June 2021 and its delivery in August 2021, there was a lack of clarity on the term of “time of supply.” The appropriate period for establishing the rate of taxes was when payment was received by the provider, according to the definition in June 2021, when Sales Tax was 17 percent and FED was 2.5 percent. However, in the budget 2022-2023, both the definition and the applicable tax rates were changed, and now “supply of goods, other than under hire purchase agreement, means the time at which the goods are delivered or made available to the recipient of the supply” means “the time at which the goods are delivered or made available to the recipient of the supply.”

Despite the fact that the act’s amendments were meant to assist taxpayers, the objections were dismissed. The Federal Tax Ombudsman has issued instructions to all advisors to decide all similar cases in accordance with a decision by the President of Pakistan, and FTO hopes that the Federal Bureau of Revenue will ensure prompt compliance with the President’s directives, as the decision has a far-reaching impact by providing relief to not only the complaints but many others who may not have so far opted for such relief, FTO added.


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Impact of Budget On Auto Sector 2021-22

Impact of Budget On Auto Sector 2021-22

The budget for 2021-22 has been revealed, revealing a number of anticipated policy changes. There has been speculation regarding the changes that are expected in the new auto policy, since it has been widely reported that local vehicle prices may finally stabilize.

The government has announced that the Federal Excise Duty (FED) on domestically built cars with an engine displacement of 850cc or less has been eliminated. Prior to the development, the duty rate was 2.5 percent. Federal Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen also stated during the session that the sales tax on the aforementioned sector of automobiles has been reduced from 17 percent to 12.5 percent, resulting in a 4.5 percent reduction in tax rates.

Under these 03 programmed, old and secondhand Asian-made vehicles can be imported against payment of the following amounts:

S.No.Vehicles of Asian Makes meant for transportation of personsDuty and Taxes in US$ or equivalent amount in Pak
01.Upto 800 ccUS$ 4,800
02.801cc to 1000ccUS$6,000
03.From 1001 cc to 1300ccUS$13,200
04.From 1301cc to 1500ccUS$18,590
05.From 1501cc to 1600ccUS$22,550
06.From 1601cc to 1800cc (Excluding Jeeps)US$27,940

According to reports, HM Shehzad, Chairman of the All Pakistan Motor Dealers Association (APDMA), recently recommended that the government make modifications to the new car policy that would be adopted when the 2021-22 budget is presented.

Electric vehicles:

Electric car imports would be free from VAT, but domestically made electric vehicles will be subject to a 1% sales tax.
The government would also levy a “on money” tax on automobiles that are sold without being registered. “On money” or premium refers to a procedure in which anxious customers with extra funds pay a premium to vehicle dealers in exchange for immediate delivery rather than waiting months.

Tarin proposed measures for electric vehicles during his budget address, saying that the government was supporting the usage and manufacture of electric vehicles to reduce reliance on gasoline, offer inexpensive transportation to the general people, and minimise environmental effect. To achieve these aims, substantial tax relief measures for electric cars were proposed, including a tax exemption on the import of fully knocked down (CKD) kits for local electric vehicle production.

In addition, the sales tax on domestically made electric vehicles was reduced from 17 percent to 1 percent, while the value added tax on imported electric vehicles was eliminated. Electric cars will also be exempt from federal excise taxes. Hanif emphasized that tax breaks and exemptions for electric cars will help to create a more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly economy.


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Pak Suzuki May Debut the New Swift Next Month

Pak Suzuki May Debut the New Swift Next Month

January 18, 2022 / By Zunair Tahir / News Pakistan

Pak Suzuki is expected to unveil the new Swift next month, after a ten-year hiatus. Suzuki will launch the Swift in Pakistan with a 1250cc K12C twin jet inline-4 engine mated to a 5-speed CVT or manual transmission, according to trustworthy sources.
Despite the fact that the Swift, like the rest of the globe, has a 1000cc turbo engine, Pakistan looks to be getting the 1250CC variant.


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Furthermore, the Swift formerly had a displacement of 1395cc, and owners were required to pay a higher token tax, which had an effect on sales to some extent. Because of the decreased tax rate, customers in Pakistan will now benefit from the 1250cc engine displacement.


According to rumours, the hatchback would cost between Rs. 2.7 million and Rs. 2.8 million. Furthermore, most Pakistanis prefer sedans to hatchbacks since sedans offer larger trunk space.

However, in order to demonstrate that the new Swift is a valuable addition to the local market, it must be priced competitively. Pak Suzuki is certain, according to insiders, that the new Swift would be warmly accepted by local car purchasers.

According to Profit, Pak Suzuki spent Rs 4.5 billion on capital expenditures in the first nine months of calendar year 2021, up 5.7 times year on year. Capex (Capital Expenditure) refers to monies used by businesses to update and maintain physical assets such as plants and buildings, as well as to support new initiatives and investments. The greater capex indicates at Pak Suzuki’s plans to replace the 2nd generation Swift in our market with the 4th generation model, as previously stated.


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Toyota has Grabbed the Most Prestigious Award from General Motors 90 years later.

Toyota has Grabbed the Most Prestigious Award from General Motors 90 years later.

January 6, 2022 / By Zunair Tahir / News Global

Ninety years later, the Japanese carmaker Toyota has snatched the title of the largest car manufacturer in the United States from the American company General Motors or GM.

Toyota Motor Corporation has overcome General Motors to win the best-seller title in the United States for 2021, a title it had held since 1931, or 90 years. Last year, Toyota sold 2.332 million automobiles in the United States, while General Motors ended the year with 2.218 million units sold.

  • Last year, Toyota sold 2.332 million automobiles in the United States, while General Motors ended the year with 2.218 million units sold.
  • GM predicts increased economic development in the United States to improve overall light-duty vehicle sector sales from roughly 15 million in 2021 to around 16 million in 2022.

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Toyota Motor Corporation has overcome General Motors to win the best-seller title in the United States for 2021, a title it had held since 1931, or 90 years. Last year, Toyota sold 2.332 million automobiles in the United States, while General Motors ended the year with 2.218 million units sold.

In 2020, GM sold 2.55 million vehicles in the United States, compared to 2.11 million for Toyota and 2.04 million for Ford. Last year, most OEMs’ production was hampered by a lack of semiconductors, which forced them to concentrate on their most profitable models.

GM predicts increased economic development in the United States to improve overall light-duty vehicle sector sales from roughly 15 million in 2021 to around 16 million in 2022. According to industry newspaper Automotive News, the manufacturer has been the country’s leading seller of automobiles since 1931, when it surpassed Ford.

Toyota, on the other hand, does not believe it is a viable ambition to maintain its sales lead in the United States in the future years, and has no plans to publicize the achievement in any way, according to the company’s Senior Vice President Jack Hollis.

“We appreciate our loyal clients,” he said, “but being No. 1 is never a focus or goal.” Analysts commended Toyota for surviving the chip scarcity better than other manufacturers, resulting in higher sales than the prior year.

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