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The Rubber Industry and Tyres

Rubber is grown mainly in Asia.Countries like India, Malaysia and Thailand all have large rubber estates with a trained labour force. The rubber trees take about five years to reach a state where the rubber milk could be tapped.

Expert tappers make an angular cut on the trees once they are mature enough to be tapped. There is quite a few Tyre 09womenfolk who also work in this industry. A small receptacle usually a coconut shell is attached to collect the rubber that drips down the bark of the tree. It is then smoked in an industrial smoke room and rubber sheets are produced. These rubber sheets are collected and handed over to the large rubber dealers. Rubber dealers pay smallholders depending on the grade of rubber that they have produced. Rubber is graded from one to four and grade 1 attracts a better price than the other grades.

The crepe rubber is partially exported to other countries, manufacturing rubber goods. A fair quantity is also retained within the country, and used in the production. These tyres could be obtained at about 75% of the cost of an imported tyre in the local market and they are quite popular. The Japanese, Korean and Chinese tyres are sold through importers. These tyres are used by owners of expensive cars who think that the local tyres might not give a smoother run or have proper road holding like the imported tyre. It has also been found that the imported tyre is easier to balance.What this means is that the local tyre is uneven. It also has small bumps on the walls of the tyre.

The motor vehicles imported at the upper end of the market are fitted with very expensive tyres. But they too, have their problems and very recently a well-established car manufacturer experienced complaints regarding the tyres and their inflation.

The Chinese and Indian car manufacturers who have assessed the conditions of roads particularly in the underdeveloped third world countries, sell their vehicles with locally manufactured tyres.These tyres perform reasonably well in local conditions and are suitable for use in the tropics.

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The top cars to look out for in 2015

vsCars get better every year with better performance, more reliable cars being released yearly. Every new vehicle we drive is always more fuel efficient, more fun, more comfortable and more powerful than its predecessor. Choosing a good car has become easier as all manufacturers strive to be the best in this competitive market but getting the best car is quite tricky. For a car to be the best in the market, it should be reliable, comfortable, safe, have an outstanding performance amid other features. Here are some of the best cars to look out for in 2015:



  1. Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza manages to take the first spot in this list due to its strong package. It has a great
interior, a strong handling, and it is a quiet ride and it is a great value for the money.

  1. Subaru Legacy

The Subaru legacy comes second in the list. It has an outstanding interior packaging. It’s recent improvements have made it even more comfortable and quitter inside. Though it drinks a lot of fuel, it gives you an all-wheel drive benefit. This car is among the highest priced sedans but it is worth every penny.

  1. Chevrolet Impala

chevChevrolet Impala humbles Lexus ES350 and even Toyota Avalon. Roomy and large, this car comes with very comfortable sears and it rides like a real luxurious car. Other than its high rear deck and its deep parcel shelf that limits visibility, it is a good package. You can purchase one that is nicely equipped for about $35,000.

  1. Tesla model S

For all the vehicles that have been released, none meets the magnificence, innovation and technological arrogance of the Tesla. Though many cars become obsolete in just one year, Tesla has managed to still stand out one year after its release. This has made it to appear among the top ranked cars in both 2014 and 2015. It has features similar to those of a car that is built today. It’s very reliable, has high performance and has a very luxurious interior.

  1. Audi A6

audiEffortless, quick and nimble, A6 pampers you with top notch luxury. It is a driver focused car with an elegant interior, comfortable seats and a large trunk. All the functions of this car are within a finger reach. The fuel economy is great combined with good security and the benefit of an all-wheel drive.

The above cars make it to the top cars in 2015 but as time goes by, other new and better performing models will take up the top positions.