Category: Automotive

Range Rover Evoque Car

The engine

Being not a twin but single turbo, one might be inclined to think problems of eliminating lag without resorting to an anti-lag system (ALS) arise. You would be very wrong to think so. The Si4 petrol engine is an alluminium lightweight unit that is so quiet that you might forget there is an engine up front. Direct injection may be a long forgotten term or totally new to the younger generation who hadn’t the chance to drive a directly injected truck with a tougher-than-life steering wheel, but this tremendous SUV doesn’t shy away from going back in time. It uses the latest direct injection and advanced turbocharging resulting to an authoritative pulling power coupled with clean and smooth … Read the rest

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Using a Roof Rack

Roof Racks are designed to carry bulky, but light weight items. Remember that the bulkier the item, the worse your fuel economy is going to be. However, if it means that you can take the item with you as a pose to leaving it at home most people will pay the extra fuel. It can help to fit a wind deflector, but it depends on the racks that are fitted. The primary benefit of racks is the additional storage that you gain. However, they can be used for mounting spotlights, work lights and general fairy lights if that is what you choose to do.

Most racks can be removed during periods that you don’t use them (most people don’t use … Read the rest

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Multipurpose Utility Vehicles

Farming

The farming industry, for example, utilise Multi-purpose Utility Vehicles with chemical sprayer attachments for crop sprays. Chemical sprayers enable the use of individual chemical mixes and dilution rates required for each specific job

Golf Clubs

Golf Clubs utilise the mower attachments for fine finish golf courses. The mower attachment is excellent for increasing productivity in grass cutting operations covering large areas in a short space of time.

Local Councils

Local councils in the UK, require innovative methods which aid the fight against snow and ice on roads and motorways. UK Councils also utilise a number of other implement attachment for the utility vehicle including the patch planner for roadworks, the verge mower for roadside vegetation and a sweeper attachment … Read the rest

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How to Balance Tires

  • Get rid of any previous wheels weights that are present on the wheel, since they pose a great challenge when it comes to wheel balancing. Then place the wheel and the tire on the balancer by way of inserting the shaft through the wheel hub and leaving it in place, bearing in mind that the wheel has to be centered on the balancer.
  • The next step is to gently spin the wheel in the balancer. During this procedure you will notice that the heaviest part of the wheel is being drawn to the bottom and the lighter part on the top. Give it time to settle in position, and then place a mark on the lightest part of the tire.
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Benefits Of Used Auto Parts

Know Exactly Which Part is Needed

Once you find out there is an issue with the vehicle, it is necessary to either inspect the problem or have a mechanic determine what is needed to repair the car. Auto components usually need to be make and model specific. When shopping used, make sure to have all the information that is needed. If it is possible, bring the old piece when shopping, so there is no confusion as to what the vehicle will require.

Know What the New Purchase Price Would Be

Before shopping, take a few minutes and research the price of those new components if they are purchased new. This way, it will be easier to know whether or not … Read the rest

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Car Diagnostic Tools Need To Have

Multimeter

A multimeter helps you to test the electrical current throughout your car. The sensors on your car convert the multimeter readings to voltages that the car computer can understand. Using the tool you will be able to check the sensor’s output voltage in order to verify a faulty wiring system. You will also be able to know if your system has a bad part that is creating out-of-spec signals that might be problematic in the future.

Vacuum-pressure gauge

The tool helps you to identify a problem in your engine. When the engine has problems, the problem is usually due to fuel, air or spark. The tool covers the air department so that you are able to work through the … Read the rest

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Set Proper Spring Pre Load on Coilovers

Having too much or too little spring tension will negatively affect suspension performance, but in different ways. Too much spring tension can make your suspension feel like it is topping out. This happens because now the shock extends to its maximum length too suddenly, and this may unload your wheels from the road surface. Not enough spring tension can make your suspension bottom out excessively. Knowing these effects can help make the correct adjustments.

Let’s define a few terms to help understand spring pre load effects. The amount of stroke the spring consumes at static ride height from the weight of the vehicle is called “droop.” And the amount of stroke left over at static ride height is called “compression … Read the rest

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Importance of Automotive Filter Changes

Air Filters

Keep in mind that your car’s air filters are your first line of defense against irritating and obstructive airborne contaminants. Dirt, dust, pollen, mold spores, exhaust gases, bacteria, and more are examples of airborne contaminants that have the ability to negatively affect the quality and performance of your engine and vehicle as a whole. And according to Community Car Care, there is a 1 in 5 chance that YOUR car needs an air filter change right now! Many drivers are guilty of overlooking this small but highly-necessary scheduled maintenance.

Engine Damage

The long list of airborne contaminants can have a powerful impact on your vehicle’s engine, and in a very negative way. Everything from pistons, cylinders, and cylinder … Read the rest

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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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