Almost every car manufactured nowadays has a car air conditioning system. Their function is to give comfort to the driver and passengers of the vehicle, especially on hot weather conditions. Air conditioners use significant power, and the drag of the car is affected whenever the air conditioner is activated. Besides the drag, effects on fuel efficiency is also being debated as well as other factors that make the difference between driving with and without air conditioners turned on.
Car paint not only gives the vehicle color and shine; it also provides protection from possible damage from a variety of factors like weather, scratches, dirt, and other possible matter it may encounter throughout a car’s life.
Types of paints
At present, there are four types of car paint: acrylic lacquer, acrylic
enamel, acrylic urethane, and water-based paint. Lacquer paint is the oldest kind of paint and is now difficult to find and illegal to spray in pollution-controlled areas of the country. Enamel paints dry to a hard shell and are baked onto the cars with heat. This kind of paint is tougher than lacquer, but harder to apply. Urethane paints, on the other hand, are newer and more expensive, but combine the toughness of enamel and the ease of application of lacquer. The newest kind of car paint is water-based paint. This paint is non-toxic and very versatile. It can be applied to metal, primer, and even existing paint jobs, but it requires an application of a clear coat of urethane on top.
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Manual transmission, also referred to as a “standard transmission” (and less commonly, a manual gearbox), is a type of transmission that utilizes a clutch that is manually operated by the driver, hence the name. The clutch is engaged and disengaged by a foot pedal for automobiles or by a hand lever for motorcycles and similar vehicles, and by a hand (automobile) or foot (motorcycle) operated gearstick. A conventional 5-speed model is most often the standard equipment for a base-model car. Manual transmission is characterized by certain gear ratios that can be selected by locking the selected pair of gears to the output shaft inside the system.
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A carburetor is a device used by older models of cars to combine air with fuel to make cars run. The primary principle behind the technology of carburetors for cars is Bernoulli’s principle. This means that when air moves faster, its static pressure becomes lower and its dynamic pressure becomes higher. Contrary to what some people believe, it is not the
accelerator that controls the flow of liquid fuel. What it controls is the carburetor mechanisms that are responsible for the measurement of the air flow into the engine. The speed of this air flow and its pressure then determine the measurement of fuel brought to the airstream.
Fuel injection in cars started in 1955 when Bosch developed the fuel injection system in Germany. It was not a reliable system in the beginning. It only suited around thirty cars. However, since the fuel injection in cars
has been continuously developed and improved through the years, it is now acknowledged by a lot of people to be the better system than carburetor. Although there are still some ongoing debates about such matter, many have already subscribed to the belief that it stands on a higher footing than that of a carburetor since fuel injection system has lower emissions and better efficacy.
Gas mileage is defined as the number of miles a vehicle travelled in relation to the number of gallons of gasoline it burned. In terms of the metric system, it is defined as the number of kilometres travelled versus the number of litres of gasoline burned. Gas mileage is determined by an interaction of many different factors, ranging from the vehicle user’s consistently chosen driving speed to the make of the car itself, to the performance of its specific parts. Because of all of these, the gas mileage can be greatly affected. The interaction of these factors are very significant in helping a driver select a brand new car, but all these factors must be checked even more when buying second-hand. Considering used car mileage and its overall performance when buying second-hand vehicles need not be complicated.
Car batteries play a crucial role in starting the engines of cars. They are also used in filtering, stabilizing, and giving the required power for ignition and other accessories of cars. A car battery maintains the charging system’s electrical flow when not operating. Your engine automatically recharges your battery whenever you drive but it has a limited life and you will need to replace it at some point. It is important to take care of your car battery by all means necessary to make sure that it will always give its peak performance. Neglecting to give your battery the needed care can shorten its lifespan.
Car fanatics and other speed enthusiasts will always have something to tell about muscle cars. If asked for a comment, these fans would gladly share their opinions about this type of car. But, how do we exactly define a muscle car? How does it differ with the ones that we have today?
Muscle cars are those high performance automobiles with powerful engines originated in the US. A huge variety of these American-made cars are still available today mostly as collectors' items. Similar to other valued stuff of the past decades, these cars are now worth thousands of dollars as their current market values grow each year.
Amongst those classic muscle cars that are hot in value and are favorites of vintage collectors include the Boss 429 Mustang which was made available in the late 1960's to early 1970's, the 455-cubic inch V-8 engine Oldsmobile 442 W-30, the “fully capable” Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD455, the performance player and top dog Buick GSX Stage 1, the 450-horsepower V-8 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6, Pontiac's step up offer GTO Judge Ram Air IV, the attractive Ford Mustang GT500KR, the high-profile Ford Boss 429 Mustang, the “ultra-aerodynamic” Dodge Charger Daytona Hemi, the limited edition Plymouth Hemi Cuda, and the hand-assembled Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
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We love our cars. We drive them to work, we drive our cars to run errands, we drive our cars for fun and some time we drive our cars just to drive. We put gas in our cars, we change the oil, we replace worn breaks and we wash them when they are dirty. We do a lot with our cars so why not go a bit further and make our cars better. Take the initiative and upgrade the performance of your engine. It does not matter what make, model, used car or new car; with everything we do in our cars it would be much more fun to do them “faster”! Here are our suggestions to get more from your engine.
What are they?
Autonomous cars are robotic cars. Informally, they are also known as driverless cars or self-driving cars. Technically speaking, it is an autonomous vehicle that is very much capable of driving itself. It can actually sense its environment and navigate itself to a specific location without a human driver.
How do they work?
Autonomous cars sense their environment through the help of already existing technologies like radar and GPS. There are some cars that need to be updated every now and then in order to navigate specific locations. So, humans still play a big role in the robotic cars of today.
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