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Doorstep Car Disinfection Done Right

With the constant lockdown extensions and quarantine, everything around us came to a standstill – including the vehicles that we drove almost every day. While most of us adapted to the new regimes, we parked our cars and left them until it was legal to drive them again. However, with the Government easing up restrictions and containment zones opening up, our long idle cars are bound to be in a bad state. To counter this dilemma, GoBumpr came up with the perfect solution: the new At Home Car Disinfection Package that is available right at your doorstep.

Bundled in the affordable price of just Rs. 1,999, the package offers multiple services essential to getting your car back on the road in perfect shape completely sanitized, checked and cleaned.

What does the package include?

1. Complete Exterior and Interior Cleaning are inclusive of water wash, interior blow cleaning, vacuuming and wheel arch cleaning.

2. Interior and Exterior Sanitation process for door handles, dicky handle, diesel tank cap and door glasses, steering wheel and gear lever knob, all seats and floor mats, door trim and handles, dashboard, roof handle and lights, hand brake lever, dashboard switches and console.

3. Complete AC Vents Cleaning and Disinfection to prevent the AC from circulating the stale dead air inside the cabin that can carry germs.

4. A 60-Point General Check-Up is inclusive of coolant check, engine oil, gear oil, differential oil, battery voltage and battery SP gravity check, tyre wear and tear check using depth gauge, tyre pressure check and under-chassis check. The technician will provide comprehensive feedback on the nature of work that needs to be carried out in the car.

5. Complete Electrical Check for all exterior and interior lights.

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Safety Measures Undertaken:
Apart from the impressive services offered, GoBumpr is fully aware that customers could be highly hesitant to book a doorstep package during a pandemic. The company has incorporated, adapted and trained all staff, technicians and garage partners in the safety measures, rules and regulations proposed by the World Health Organization as well as the Government of India.

Technician’s daily temperature check
The technicians’ temperature is checked frequently before and after the pick-up and delivery of a vehicle.

Protective Gear
Bodysuit, face masks and gloves and hand sanitizers are provided for all technicians and worn at all times.

Contactless Service and Social Distancing
The vehicle’s key will be kept in the ignition switch/dashboard/pouch to avoid person-to-person contact.

Online Payment
To prevent contact and maintain social distancing at all times, only Online & UPI methods of payment like GooglePay / BHIM / Paytm will be accepted. There will be no cash payment.

Aarogya Setu Covid-19 Live Tracker App
All partners are advised to install and use the Aarogya Setu Covid-19 Live Tracker App for their own safety and the safety of our customers, which is our top priority.

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Women Who Revolutionised the Automotive Industry

International Women’s Day is the perfect time to showcase how women have changed the automotive industry. When it comes to vehicles, people are inclined to think of Jamsetji Tata, Henry Ford and other famous men who are behind the most recognisable car brands on the market today. But what many people don’t know is that women are the ones behind many of the revolutionary innovations that forever altered the way we drive and view cars. Over the decades, women have taken huge strides into an industry that is undoubtedly male dominated.

1) Bertha Benz
The business partner and wife of automobile inventor Karl Benz, on 5 August 1888, Bertha Benz was the first person to embark on a motorised journey over a long distance in the history of the automobile. She drove from Mannheim to Pforzheim with her two sons in the Patent Motor Car built by her husband Carl Benz. But she didn’t stop there! Along the trip, Bertha realised the need for brake pads to help the brakes operate to their full potential, becoming the woman behind their invention!

2) Shila Dawre
Shutting down all stereotypes, Shila Dawre became India’s first woman auto driver. With just Rs.12 in hand, she left her hometown and went to Pune to start her incredible journey as a driver. Dawre is recorded in the Limca Book of World Records as the first woman auto-rickshaw driver in the country.

3) Suzanne RD Tata
The wife of Indian businessman Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata, Suzanne is known for being the first woman in India to drive a car, in 1905.

4) Vasanthakumari
Vasanthakumari started driving at the age of 14 when she didn’t even have a license while fighting patriarchy and poverty. She went on to become the first female driver with the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation in 1993 with a heavy vehicle license.

5) Mary Barra
Starting her career with General Motors in 1980, Mary Barra started off as a General Motors Institute co-op student. In 2014, within her thirty-nine year career, Barra rose to the role of CEO. She became the first-ever female CEO of a major automaker.

Not only have women fought the patriarchy in the automotive industry, they have also made huge contributions and innovations that made vehicles better and safer.

1.Car Heaters
The next time you get a chill and turn on the heater in your car, you have Margaret Wilcox to thank. She was one of the few female mechanical engineers in the late 1800s and invented a way to direct the warm air from over the engines back into the car.

2. Non-reflective windows
What we know today as non-reflective windows to reduce glare, is thanks to the discovery of Katharine Blodgett. A physicist and chemist at General Electric, Blodgett discovered a way to create an “invisible” glass surface. Her technology was used for camera lenses, movie projectors, submarine periscopes, eyeglasses, computer screens and, of course, windshields.

3. Windshield Wipers
After witnessing trolley drivers stopping to get out and wipe snow or rain from their windows, Mary Anderson designed a manual lever that operated a wiper from inside the car.

4. GPS And Wi-Fi
Invented in the 1940s for use as a secret wartime communication system that could keep the enemy from interfering with a ship’s torpedoes, American-Austrian film actress Hedy Lamarr was responsible for inventing the technology that made GPS and Wi-Fi possible eventually giving us internet-enabled cars.

Did You Know: What do the different road lines indicate?

One of the most common road markings that are ignored by drivers is the road lines. These road markings are the coloured paintings on the roads and help to perform the important function of guiding, regulating and controlling traffic. Especially in a country like India, knowing what these road markings mean and following their rules can make our travels safer and smoother.

What exactly do these markings mean?
Line markings are typically white or yellow. While other colours do exist, white and yellow are the most common ones seen on most roads. Horizontal road signs have the following characteristics:

    – They mark the lanes.
    – Serve as a psychological barrier.
    – They define the directions of traffic.
    – They help drivers with information about the road and the established lanes and areas.

WHITE LINES:
A white line separates lanes of traffic moving in the same direction.

1. Dashed white line
A dashed white line is the most common of all road markings. This line indicates that you are free to change lanes with caution and stay in the other lane. These lines are drawn on either a one-way road or a two-way road where traffic is coming from both sides. A dashed white line allows you to overtake, but only after you have checked for approaching traffic.

2. Solid white line
Solid white lines separate two lanes going in the same direction. However, if the line is solid, this indicates that you should not change lanes and you can’t overtake the vehicle ahead. You can only stay in the lane you are already in.

3. Double solid white line
A double solid white line separates travel lanes and prohibits you from crossing the line. You absolutely cannot change lanes for any reason.
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YELLOW LINES:
A road with yellow lines in the centre indicates that traffic is travelling in opposite directions.

1. Dashed yellow line
A dashed yellow line indicates that passing is allowed from either direction. If the yellow line is dashed, this means that you are free to pass a slow vehicle in front of you by crossing onto the other side of the road. Using your turn signals to indicate your intent to pass, the opposing lane serves as a temporary additional lane.

2. Single solid yellow line
Yellow lines separate two lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions. If there are two solid yellow lines, this means you are not allowed to pass the car in front of you by crossing into oncoming traffic. A double yellow line indicates that passing is not allowed from either side of the road.

3. Double solid yellow line
If there are double solid yellow lines in the centre of the road, this means you are not allowed to overtake the car in front of you by crossing into oncoming traffic. A double yellow line indicates that passing is not allowed from either side of the road.

4. Combo of a solid yellow line with broken yellow line
If the road has both – a dashed as well as a solid yellow line through the centre, it indicates that passing is only allowed by one direction of traffic. If the line on your side of the road is solid, you cannot pass, even if the other side is dashed. Only the dashed side of the road can pass. To put it simply, if you are driving on the side of the broken line, you can overtake a vehicle in your lane. But if you are driving on the solid line, you cannot overtake.
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