Safely Drive Through a Tire Blowout

A tire blowout is a special kind of flat tire. The side wall has ruptured, leaving a huge tear in your tire that cannot be repaired. While many believe that a blown-out tire is caused in part by over inflation, the true culprit is actually the opposite: tires that are underinflated. It’s not the rubber and steel that makes a tire able to carry the weight of a car and its passengers. It is the air. Without enough air, the components inside the tires flex and heat until it all snaps and a blowout occurs. If the car is carrying a heavy load, then the likelihood of a blowout is compounded. This is why it’s important to regularly check tire … Read the rest

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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 … Read the rest

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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 … Read the rest

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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 … Read the rest

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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.

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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 … Read the rest

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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 … 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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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 … Read the rest

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