Category: Automotive

Gear Issues on an Automatic Car

Sometimes your car will leak fluid from the transmission. This might be one of the serious problems because if it doesn’t get sorted out you could have a problem shifting gears. Irregular shifting could destroy the gearbox because the incorrect gear could be engaged during the wrong speed. For example, if you are driving fast on a highway and your car changes to the first gear, you could break the teeth because it cannot handle that speed. The first gear is always bigger in diameter because of the force required to do the initial movement.

The transmission can also experience oil leakage. This fluid looks red. It comes from the filler tube base that is located between the engine and … Read the rest

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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 … Read the rest

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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 … Read the rest

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Install a AEM V2 Intake

Installing the cold air intake may seem like a big feat to some, but its really quite simple. To start off open your hood and get accustom to your engine bay. You should fine a big black box that connects to your intake manifold. This is your aem air filter. You need to remove this, by unscrewing any screws that hold it in place. Then, you unclamp the tube that connects to your intake manifold.

You should then be able to remove your OEM air intake. Make sure to disconnect any wires that may be connect from your old air intake to the engine. On most sport compact cars, there is a plug that plugs from the OEM air intake … Read the rest

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Recycled Car Parts Replacements

Recyclers offer consumers great deals when they are looking for used car parts. The thing is, people might think that this is a bad idea, but the truth is there are so many recyclers around, it is amazing. The other great thing about these recyclers is that their prices are hard to beat. You will always find one beating the other, so look around. The reason for this is that insurance companies save lots of money when they pass wrecked vehicles down to junk yards.

Buying recycled parts is good, because when these parts are purchased, the pollution from manufacturing new parts is prevented. Manufactures use a lot of oil when making new parts and this is saved when recycling. … Read the rest

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Choose Pre-Owned Cars

Better Value

When a new vehicle is driven off of a dealer’s lot, it will lose 10% of its value on average. After a year that number increases to 20%, and after five years, the automobile will be worth less than half of what you paid for it. Furthermore, the average cost of a new model is about $30,000. Think about that. Someone could pay $30,000 for their car, drive it off the lot, then return it. It might only have two miles on it. Now you can buy it for $27,000. The average price of a used auto is $15,000. Pre-owned cars also depreciate at a more gradual rate than new ones. In short, buying used means saving money … Read the rest

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Options for Car Enthusiasts

Equipment and features the public takes for granted today like the electric ignition, automatic windshield wipers, power steering, airbags, cruise control and many more began life as unexpected advances that staggered the public. Today automatic transmissions have advanced to the point of providing as many as eight forward gears, driver-shift options, computerized driver-adaptable shifting and different shifting modes. The modern equipment includes the Bully Dog GT Tuner also. We have different Dog tuners falling into this category. Here is a collection of technologies already offered that could be mainstream just a year or two from now. Rear-mounted radar, Night vision with pedestrian detection, Automatic high-beam control, Parental control, GPS vehicle tracking Cameras etc.

Bully Dog 40420 GT Platinum Tuner Features… Read the rest

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Car Body Types

Sedan

A sedan, which is sometimes called a saloon, is the standard passenger car that has a bonnet at the front, a boot for luggage in the back, and usually four doors. This is one of the most popular types of car and they are ideal for families, as they usually seat four or five people comfortably.

Hatch-back

Hatch-backs are the types of cars that have no rear boot, but they have a rear compartment that can be accessed via a door that swings open at the back. The other feature of this type of car is that rear luggage compartment is not sealed off from the passenger compartment. Hatch-backs are usually smaller cars and they often have only three … Read the rest

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4×4 Suspension

Vehicles are used for both short as well as long distances. If you use your vehicle for a long distance travel, you might come across hard terrain while driving. Driving on a hard terrain can be quite difficult. But by making a few adjustments to your vehicle, you can make driving easy in a difficult terrain.

Adding items like 4×4 suspension kits could offer the best solutions to driving on hard terrains. Some of the important Items that could be used to improve your vehicle’s suspension are leaf springs, steering stabilizers, coils, shock absorbents, torsion bars, shackles, hardware etc.

There is no shortage of suspension kits in the market. You have to choose the right options which suit your vehicle. … Read the rest

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Benefits of Car Leasing

Great choice of vehicle

When buying outright the choice of vehicle is a lot more limited because it needs to be within your affordable price range. But, with car leasing, you aren’t buying outright, so the ability to find a perfect make or model is that much more feasible. If you have been after a particular car for a while, but it has been out of your price range, the option to lease the vehicle may be a great option.

Affordability

The option to lease often removes the concern of taking out a loan or depleting the personals savings. Before signing a contract with a dealer, it is possible to see a full breakdown of future payments including the deposit … Read the rest

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