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Most Common Problems With Diesel Engines
07 April 2021
Just like any other machinery that’s being used daily, car engines fail. Due to their constant use, harsh working conditions, wear and tear, defective parts, low-quality fuel and many other factors greatly affect the work cycle and lifespan of the engine. And while some things cannot be repaired, others can easily be dealt with. In the following lines, we’ll go through some of the most common issues every diesel car owner has or may eventually face someday.
The Crankcase - Construction and Functions
05 April 2021
A car’s engine is a sophisticated mechanism, consisting of a vast variety of moving components. It generates and supplies the power needed for the vehicle to move. But to do so, the engine needs a crucially important fluid - motor oil. When not in use, the oil substance is housed in a special compartment where it can also be replaced with new oil, when needed. This compartment is called a crankcase. It consists of two parts - an upper and a lower one, the latter being responsible for the oil liquid.
How to: Brake Bleeding
31 March 2021
Brake bleeding (known also as brake flushing or break purging) describes cleaning out a vehicle's brake system from all the air bubbles that may be there. The reason why this is being done is that, due to its compressing characteristics, the air disrupts the hydraulic pressure formed inside the system and thus reduces its capabilities. Though most mechanics advice that it should be done by professionals, brake flushing is not as difficult as one may think. It can take only 20-30 minutes, depending on the car’s system and the method used.
How to Easily Change Your Car's Brake Pads
29 March 2021
Contrary to popular belief, changing your car's brake pads by yourself is not that difficult. In fact, with a little bit of knowledge and the right set of tools, it should take no more than 20-30 minutes.
24 March 2021
The automotive battery is a type of battery that supplies electricity to the automobile’s systems. The very first example of the car battery was an 1859-made lead-acid device created by the French physicist Gaston Plante. And even though the batteries implemented in modern vehicles have immensely evolved since then in terms of shape, construction, content, and characteristics, one thing has remained unchanged. And that’s the two-volt sequentially connected elements, identical to those used in Plante’s 19th-century creation. Loose, unconnected terminals of the finite elements are placed on the top of the battery’s housing as cylindrical negative and positive poles.
9 Tips for Proper Exploitation of a Diesel Engine
19 March 2021
Despite the recent turmoils in the automotive industry, the age of diesel-driven automobiles is not over yet. Diesel engines are getting better in terms of efficiency, CO2 reduction, and power supply. So, it’s no wonder that most of the vehicles on the road today are using this type of fuel.
Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric P8 Now in Production
19 October 2020
What Volvo Cars noticed as a tendency during the last couple of years was customers preferring more plug-in hybrids and electric solutions. According to Volvo Cars, tens of thousands of consumers have shown keen interest in the all-electric XC40, as well, and every car scheduled to be produced this calendar year has already been sold, with the first cars being scheduled to be delivered to customers in Europe later this month.
Top 4 Mechanical Features to Consider While Buying a Used Car
23 June 2020
Buying a used car is much more complex and arduous than purchasing a brand new vehicle. You need to consider a lot of things, including interior and exterior conditions, mileage, car data for services, and obviously the price. However, your scrutiny should not end here, else you have to visit repair shops quite frequently. Below are some technical aspects you must consider while buying a used vehicle; they can really affect your post-purchase expenditure on the car.
BMW is working on its first hydrogen-powered vehicle, called i Hydrogen NEXT
31 March 2020
BMW is currently working on its very first hydrogen-power vehicle, called i Hydrogen NEXT. Collaborating with Toyota and a solid number of academic institutions and research groups, the German carmaker is hoping soon to be able to offer its clients the possibility to choose a car, equipped with hydrogen.
Tesla Model Y may feature thermal pump
25 March 2020
Tesla Model Y may come equipped with a thermal pump. This would not only optimize the car's efficiency, but would also save the battery life and keep the autonomous range as long as possible.
Electric park breaking by ZF, now available for the micro-cars
16 March 2020
Thanks to the ZF's EPB , the small vehicle will now have features, that were trade mark for the big SUV and truck automobiles up to the present moment. ZF has already provided the innovative technology to one of the most popular European brands - Volkswagen. It's not a surprise that numerous trucks and compact vehicle already has this functionality. But quite impressive is the fact that from now on this innovation will be implemented in smaller models like, or even Polo.
2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO with a RWD
28 February 2020
Lamborghini debuted an RWD version of one of its most popular and most beloved models - the almighty Huracan. The same dynamic silhouette is now emphasized by a specially created yellow color - adding a distinctive charm of the sporty vehicle. Enhanced aerodynamic features, upgraded upholstery, and new systems are now part of the EVO.
Toyota releases a special Supra Edition for the US
17 February 2020
Toyota launches a special, more sportier version of the GR Supra for the American car market. The engine line gets more power and a brand new addition.
2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i - an ideal solution for modern families
11 February 2020
BMW updates its stylish family SUV - X1. With a significantly revised front and rear, new grille and alloys refreshed coupe, and a long list of driver-assistance systems, the compact family vehicle is ready to battle the competition. For those, who seek the thrill and unbeatable athleticism of the German brand, the carmaker offers a special M package that upgrades the machine with a specially developed aerodynamic kit.
For champions only: BMW 3 Series 2020
12 February 2020
The fresh face of the BMW 3 Series, the 2020 edition, is nothing but an ordinary sedan. Thanks to its optimized and clean aerodynamic silhouette, sports capabilities, a long list of the modern and comfortable cabin, 2020 3 Series has all the characteristics to become all-time favorite fro car enthusiasts and fans of the marque.
Testing cycles for European emission standards
06 February 2020
Nowadays NEDC cycle seems outdated and the growing need to be replaced resulted in a change of the official EU testing cycle from NEDC to WLTP. The more modern procedure has numerous advantages in comparison with its predecessor. The new dynamic cycle represents closer to real-road conditions driving. In nearest future, it is planned the allowable difference between RDE and WLTP results to be shortened. In this way the carmakers will be pressured to ensure and declare realistic data for the car owners.
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