Monthly Archives: April 2017

Preparing Cars For Winter

Rain, snow, ice, fog… in winter, weather conditions make the roads dangerous and there is also less light. That is why it’s important to properly prepare equipment before facing the bad weather.

When we’re preparing a vehicle for winter, we often think more about wheels than lights. Yet powerful and good quality lighting is essential to better anticipating hazards. The key to safety is reaction speed: designed for optimal visibility and performance, Philips X-tremeVision vehicle lights allow driver reaction times to be reduced by two seconds. 130% brighter than the competition (with a color temperature that can reach 3700K), these are the most powerful lights on the market. Their light beams can reach 130 meters, which is 45 meters more than standard lights.

As a reminder, it is dipped headlights that are most frequently used in bad weather, in snowfall, rain or even fog (with the fog lights in addition or instead).

And so you can be better prepared:
Winter checklist

If you’re driving during winter, you should check certain things before you set off.

  • Lighting: replace faulty bulbs, clean your lights and check adjustments
  • Battery status: your battery is put under heavy demand in winter because it is used to power the lights, the electric defroster, the headlights and the heating. This means that its effectiveness can fall by a third at temperatures below 0°C
  • Levels: check your oil level and fill the reservoir between the two notches on the dipstick without exceeding the maximum; check the level of engine coolant liquid when the engine is cold; and add antifreeze to the windscreen washer fluid
  • Tyre pressure (including the spare tyre): it is recommended that you increase the normal usage pressure by 0.2 to 0.3 bar when the external temperature is low
  • Tyre wear: check the tread depth using a depth gauge. It should be at least 1.6 mm over the entire circumference of the tyre
  • The heating system: check the liquid refrigerant level in the air conditioning, and replace the liquid every three years (to be carried out by a mechanic). Check the condition of the cabin air filter and the receiver/drier
  • Wiper blades: they must be clean. Check the condition of the rubber too.

The Best Way To Prolong Your Car Life

If you have a car, you have to do a lot of things to keep it running smoothly and effectively. Investing in buying a car is a great thing; if you know how to keep you know the basics of keeping it in a good condition.Experts always provide you tips in order to keep your car in a proper working condition. There are few tips listed below.

Be patient-
First, be extra patient during the break in period, specially first thousand miles or sixteen hundred kilometers. Keep your car speed under 55 mph and avoid using heavy loads on the drive train.

Go to a reputable gas station-
Second, fill the gas tank of your car from reputable gas stations. Avoid filling it up from the gas stations where underground tankers are getting filled because the turbulence can cause sediments which may result in clogging the fuel injectors and filters. This is also become the reason of your cars poor performance.

Check and change oil-
Third, on a regular basis, change the oil of the car. This can save your car’s engine and will give it a longer life. By changing the oil and filtering it you can save many bugs later on. If you are not checking and changing the oils regularly it can affect your engine and may result in failure.

Use a light weighted key chain-
Get rid of that heavy key ring dangling with your car keys. Light up the weight because it can wear out the system inside the ignition. This will result in the failure of your car’s ignition switch. So in order to avoid damaging your ignition switch, buy a light and beautiful key ring. In case your switch is giving you problems, like your keys stuck in while you try to start your car, get it checked. It means your switch is about to fail.

Change the coolant often-
Do change the coolant after every year. Mix distilled water with coolant and put it in your car, it will keep the cooling system of your car in a good working condition.

Park in shade-
It is advisable to park your car in shade. In order to save it from sun and UV rays. The UV rays can affect the interior of your car, so UV protection should be applied.

Drive with care-
Last but not least, drive your vehicle with love and care on the roads. If you will take care of your car today by driving slowly and nicely it will not bother you much later on in the future. It will also save you from running to the mechanic and back.

The World’s Fastest Car

We will talk about the fastest accelerating carin the world, the fastest cars top speed, the car that had the fastest time at Nürburgring, the worlds fastest street car, legal street car that is. In other words the Bugatti Veyron, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, the Pagani Zonda R and the Maxximus G-Force Find out more about the worlds fastest cars and how they got the reputation for being the fastest.

The Bugatti Veyron

The fastest accelerating carin the world is the Bugatti Veyron.
The Bugatti Veyron, manufactured by Bugatti Automobiles was a pet project of Ferdinand Piech. Peich was a former CEO of VW. Built to be the fastest production car in the world, the Veyron has an 8.0 L W16 engine. This powerhouse produces 1020 HP, 992 ft-lbf. torque. In 2.6 seconds this car can reach 60 mph. In 9.9 seconds the Bugatti Veyron can hit 100 mph and return to 0.
The Veyron weights as much as some trucks, weighting in at four thousand five hundred pounds. How many of the fastest accelerating carin the world were sold? 200 of the Veyron were sold with a price tag of 1.1 million dollars each during it’s production period.
One famous owner we all are familiar with is Simon Cowell of American Idol fame. Even if you don’t always agree with Simons Idol choices, you have to love his choice of cars.

The SSC Ultimate Aero TT
The record for the fastest cars top speed in the world is the SSC Ultimate Aero TT. So if it is speed you are looking for this would be considered the worlds fastest car. The Ultimate Aero TT was built by Shelby Super cars. It wasn’t designed by Carrol Shelby as we would expect. It was designed by Jerod Shelby who was a medical equipment designer. In 2001 Jerod began to design cars and came up with a Super car of his very own.
Under the hood of the Ultimate Aero TT twin turbo 7.01 V 8 engines produce 1183 HP along with 1112 ft-lbf torque. This car, unlike the Veyron, weights a slight 2750 pounds. To put this in understandable terms, the Ultimate Aero TT weights the same as a Ford Focus. Makes you wonder where all that power comes from, doesn’t it?
The Ultimate Aero TT actually reached 256 MPH and taking the title of the worlds taking the title of the worlds fastest production vehicle from the Veyron. It is believed that the TT could reach over 270 mph but was never put on a track that was long enough to test that theory. There were not many of these super cars built, only 25 TT’s and with a cost of 645,000.00 I can understand why there wasn’t a demand for more.

The Pagani Zonda R
The fastest production car with the fastest time at Nürburgring was the Pagani Zonda R. Some automotive manufacturers use Nürburgring time as a standard to rate their production cars lap times. One of the most difficult tracks in the history of motor sports it is a great track to test a vehicles suspension tuning.
The Pagani Zonda R is the production car that owns the track record at Nürburgring. The Pagini’s time is 6:47 with an AMG V 12 that creates 739 HP with 523 ft-pounds torque. Another light weight, the Pangini R weights in at 2358 pounds, not much less than the Ultimate Aero TT.
The Pagini R design makes use of a F 1 vehicles technology with it’s use of Telemetry recordings. These recordings allow car drivers and crew to study the driving techniques used on the track. IF you didn’t order your R right away, chances are you didn’t get one. Only 15 will be made and each will be over the one million dollar mark.

The Maxximus G-Force
The Worlds fastest street car, correction, I mean the fastest legal street car is the Maxximus G-Force. Sounds fast, doesn’t it? How did a Ultima GTR become the worlds fastest street car? Well, a little reengineering that allows it to hold a Chevy twin turbo seven liter block.
This twin turbo seven can produce 1500 ft lbf torque along with 1600 HP. And it does it with a three speed automatic transmission. In 2.0 seconds flat it can go from 0 mph to 60. Give it 4.5 seconds and it is going 100. The Maxximus G-Force may be the worlds fastest street car, but it will never be mass produced.

These SupercarsAre The Worlds Fastest Cars
The Supercarsare often describe as a ultrahigh end exotic vehicle that is superior to most other cars made. The cars we have shown you in our article are definately more expensive, faster or more powerful than most cars in the world today. We find these Supercarsso appealing. They are sexy and they are hot. It’s fun to see them and to read about them.
The Bugatti Veyron, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, the Pagani Zonda R and the The Maxximus G-Force all have something in common. A couple things actually. They are very expensive, they are very sleek and each of them qualifies as the worlds fastest carin one category or another.

Technology In The Automotive Industry

Top executives and leaders in the automotive industry recently gathered at the National Hot Rod Association Museum in Pomona, Calif., to discuss the future of the industry. The experts focused on the role of technology in changing the industry and expressed concern about the availability of qualified talent.

Job opportunities will abound for skilled automotive technicians, and industry professionals agree that many shops have trouble finding enough qualified employees. The experts stressed the importance of reaching young people early to recruit them into automotive careers and ensuring that they have top-notch training in the technical aspects of the field.

According to the 2010 Edition of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook, continued growth in the number of vehicles in use in the United States will lead to new jobs for workers performing basic car maintenance and repair, with more entry-level workers needed to perform these services. Additional job openings will also be created by the need to replace retiring baby boomers.

“The real demand is for qualified technicians – those with formal training, good diagnostic and problem-solving abilities and training in electronics and computer skills,” says John Hurd, president of the WyoTech campus in Sacramento, Calif. “In fact, those without the required skills will likely face stiff competition for entry-level positions.”

Despite the bright job prospects, finding talented employees with the right skill set is difficult. Hurd stressed that WyoTech makes an important contribution to the automotive industry by training young people for careers in automotive technology. He said that advances in automotive technology do not pose significant challenges for WyoTech, “As far as manufacturing, if you build it, we are going to train our technicians to fix it.”

Many of WyoTech’s students are entering the automotive industry from other fields and possess a passion for learning new technology. “We’re seeing a lot of people entering the field from the construction field looking for opportunities – and finding them in the automotive industry,” he says.

Hurd expressed the importance of reaching out to young people and helping them learn about the options for a career in automotive technology. “We have to introduce them to the industry early and really light that passion in them,” he says. “That’s the key to getting new people in the industry.”

One of the challenges that WyoTech faces is a lack of basic knowledge among entering students. “We get students who don’t even know what a screwdriver is, so we still have to start with the basics.” Hurd went on to say that as a result, WyoTech adapted its curricula and programs not only to the technology, but also to the realistic needs of students today. “We’ve had to adjust to current and even advanced technologies so that we can introduce more hybrid technology and advanced diagnostics. You have to know how to tune the engine and chassis to work together, for instance. The adjustments we’ve made have allowed us to add to the programs. While we used to have a six-month program, we now go through nine-, 12- and 15-month programs so that students can raise their skill levels and become better employees.”

Hurd stressed the importance of vocational education and technical colleges in helping the industry meet its future talent needs. “I think that society as a whole has to realize that four-year colleges aren’t possible, desirable or necessary for everybody. A focused technical education can teach people the skills that they are going to need for the future they desire,” he says.