Consider When Buying Used Car Parts

Where to buy

Car parts are available to buy in many different ways. For instance, they can be purchased online, at a local breakers yard, or visiting a traditional car parts store.

One of the first things to do is a little research to get an idea of the likely price of the part. A simple way to get an idea of the price is to take a look at several online stores. Once the price is known, you can start visiting the local yards or stores to check on availability. If you visit a breakers yard, there are often plenty of opportunities to haggle for the best price. A great positive about buying something in person is the ability to inspect the part and make sure it is right for your specific needs.

Alternatively, there will be a need to be more cautious if you decide to shop online. There is never any guarantee that the picture of the part seen on-screen will actually be the part you receive in the post. If possible, it is worth giving the seller a call to find out the exact details of the part to make sure

Transmission Trouble

  1. Change the Transmission oil and filter at least once every 50K miles.
  2. When you start your vehicle let it set in neutral to the count of 20 before you put it in gear every morning.
  3. Come to a complete stop before you shift into neutral, reverse, or drive.
  4. Check transmission fluid frequently and NEVER over fill it.
  5. Never spin your tires on pavement, this causes wear and tear on your transmission.

Taking care of your transmission is not difficult, but it does require serious thought as to drive patterns, behaviors, and habits of the driver. You must consider your vehicle and never expect more than it should be able to provide mechanically. Overextending the simple uses wear on engine and transmission parts.

Keep your tires aired to regulation levels and carefully consider your driving habits. Do they need to change?

Becoming a good driver also means being a safer driver. Extending the life of your vehicle with good driving habits may actually save your life. Consider the alternative to bad driving habits.

  • lower gas mileage
  • longer tire wear
  • better long term performance
  • lower costs and repairs

Hybrid SUV

Various Models Made

There are a variety of hybrid SUV models that are being made today. Both Lexus and Toyota offer their own hybrid SUV models. You’ll also find that Honda offers a hybrid SUV, but it is considered to be a very mild hybrid. While there still are not a whole variety of different hybrid SUV models being made today, in the future it is expected that more manufacturers will begin producing a variety of different SUV hybrids.

Features and Functions

There are a variety of features and functions that will come along with a hybrid SUV. Usually you will find that when you are driving at lower speeds, the electric motor will provide most of the momentum for the vehicle and the extra power is used to help recharge the batteries in the vehicle. Also, these vehicles have continuously variable transmissions in them as well, which mean that the gears shift smoothly and provide smooth power no matter which mode you are in.

A Solution to High Gas Prices

One of the best things about owning a hybrid SUV is that they can help to offer a solution for high gas

High Occupancy SUV

Most SUVs now will seat between 7 to 9 passengers comfortably, still allotting storage space in open space trunk. This is part of the attraction of these high occupancy vehicles, especially to those with a large family. The space inside of these SUVs allows for room an comfort of each passenger. Many SUVs now even feature special modifications to allow for each passenger to have their own source of entertainment as well, such as LCD televisions in headrest, independent radio controls with headphone jacks, and even individual climate control features. These little features allow for even more comfortable trips, whether the trip is down the road for groceries, or a cross country road trip.

The ability to contain such high occupancy comes from the size of the vehicle. Usually, SUVs tend to be up to twice the length of conventional cars, and berth almost twice the size as well. This increase in size allows for additional seats and additional rows, usually two to three passenger rows, with two to three seats per row. This increase in size does not come with out a few drawbacks, though. The most notable is the difference in MPG as compared to

Use Common Sense To Protect SUV

Almost all SUVs now come equipped with an anti-theft device and most also have ignition disabling built in as well to prevent a would be thief from being able to drive off. If you have expensive wheels you will want to use locking lug nuts to at least slow the thieves down when they try to steel your wheels. If you insist on having spinners then you should know upfront you are setting yourself up as a target.

To protect your SUV from damage to the elements of course you should always to try to keep it in a garage or under a carport but if you have a really large SUV, it may not fit in the garage. If this is the case then you should invest in a water repellant cover for your SUV to protect the finish from damage from the sun, trees, and flying dinosaurs, I mean birds.

When you have to go to a shopping center don’t try to cram your land yacht SUV into a tight space just to save a couple of steps. Park further out where you have a couple of spots on either side of you, you

Select The Appropriate Custom Wheels For SUV

If you are thinking about installing a set of rims on your SUV, the first thing you need to do is decide on a budget. Since wheels can be very pricey indeed it is a good idea to set a limit on your spending from the get go. Setting a price range will also limit the amount of choices available to you, which, counter intuitively, is a good thing, since the vast choices available in rims can be very daunting. And, it will keep you from feeling too guilty for having splurged on too expensive wheels.

After you have set your budget, you can start thinking about which type of metal you want. SUV wheels come in various metals, like chrome, aluminum, or stainless steel. Choosing a metal is very important because it will determine how much care you will need to dedicate to your wheels. The three metals listed above are low-maintenance. Of course, the determining factor in choosing metal should be your personal taste.

After metal, it’s time for the best part, choosing which style you want. Style in wheels is a very personal thing. One person cannot tell another which one is best

Handle the Race Suspension

The main objective of car suspension tuning is to place the vehicle in neutral mode. Both the above stated modes can be harmful for the vehicle. In the neutral mode, it is easier to control the vehicle. By using the throttle you can turn anywhere you want. Throttle enhances the flexibility of the car while turning. This makes driving easier, safer and more enjoyable.

It is simpler to control a vehicle, when it is in neutral state. The tires will enjoy greater durability due to less wear and tear. While driving, the laps also become quicker. At times an over-steering car can also produce quick laps. But for this purpose expert driving is required. If the driver is inexperienced or if his reflexes are poor then the vehicle will drift to the wrong side in a vulnerable angle. This can also reduce the driving speed. So if you want to use an over-steering car you also need an experienced driver. A novice driver would not be able to handle the situation.

In case of the under-steering car, there are restrictions in movement due to the holding of front tires on the road. It would not be

Oil Breakdown

Petroleum oil begins to break-down almost immediately. A high quality synthetic, on the other hand, can last for many thousands of miles without any significant reduction in performance or protection characteristics. Synthetics designed from the right combination of basestocks and additives can last indefinitely with the right filtration system.

As alluded to above, the first major difference between petroleum and synthetic oil is heat tolerance. Flash point is a technical specification referenced by most oil manufacturers which is an indicator of heat tolerance.

The lower the flash point of an oil the greater tendency for that oil to suffer vaporization loss at high temperatures and to burn off on hot cylinder walls and pistons. This leads to oil thickening and deposit build-up on critical engine components.

So, the higher the flash point the better. 400 degrees F, in my opinion, is the absolute MINIMUM to prevent possible high consumption and oil thickening due to burn-off. Higher would definitely be better.

Today’s engines are expected to put out more power from a smaller size and with less oil than engines of the past. Therefore, the engines run much hotter than they used to. That puts

Hydrogen Fuel Cell

The concept of hydrogen fuel cell is passing hydrogen gas (H2) through a membrane to produce electricity. However, there are some technical challenges with this kind of system. The main issue is storing of H2. Hydrogen gas has to be stored in a compressed state in a metal tank. This creates the problem of gas leakage that will endanger the driver. A solution to this issue is to use a H2 “on demand” system.

A hydrogen gas on demand system is basically using H2 generated from water to supplement gasoline fuel for a car. We know that water consists of 2 parts hydrogen and one part oxygen thus the name H2O. By attaching an electrolysis device to the SUV, H2 can be generated when power from the battery is turn on. The hydrogen gas generated can than be released into the engine air intake system to be mixed with conventional gasoline in the combustion chambers. The system can be switched on when the car is moving and switched off when it is idle. This will prevent any additional H2 gas produced from escaping into the car.

It has been tested and proven, by supplementing hydrogen gas

Choose The Motor Oil for Car

Choosing the most suitable motor oil for your car is the aspect that should not be disregarded. This is because not all the oil types fit one and the same vehicle and some of them may even affect the way the auto will function. There are a few important questions you need to answer before shopping for the best engine oil brand. These questions concern the type of the vehicle you own, its age, manufacturer’s guidelines and the weather conditions that prevail in your location.

To start with, it is essential to recollect the type of engine oil you have been using before. If you have never inquired about this issue or if this is the first time you have to change the motor oil, then it makes sense to find out what engine oil you used before. Having found that out, analyze how exactly your car functioned when you used the oil. If everything was all right and you didn’t have to fix the engine problems, then you don’t have to look for another motor oil.

The next point that is worth consideration is checking the type of oil recommended by the manufacturer. This is