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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Converting Car to Electric

An electric vehicle uses a very simple power train. The best example is an electric golf cart on the green. It is clean, quiet and has zero emission. The process of converting a car to electric is to replace the internal combustion engine with an electric motor. The motor will generate the torque need to move the car forward. A series of lead flooded acid batteries will be used to supply the power to the motor. To control the speed of the car, a current resistance regulator is connected between the batteries and the motor. The regulator acts as the accelerator paddle of the car. Finally, the whole system is linked to a central circuit board that monitors the condition of the motor and status of the batteries.

All these information may sound like Greek if you are not familiar with the internal workings of a car. In this case, you can outsource the conversion project to a mechanic. To be prudent, you should at least have some basic understanding of the whole modification process. This is to ensure you are not paying for unnecessary parts retrofitted into your car. There any many good quality electric car conversion guides that you can purchase from the web.

Basic Car Maintenance

NGK Spark Plugs

NGK Spark plugs do not always need replaced, and there are a few ways to check to see if they can go for another 30,000 miles or so. First, if there are no problems because of bad NGK spark plugs, they may not need replaced. To double check, vehicle owners are encouraged to ensure that the gap is what it is supposed to be, and to visually check NGK spark plugs to see if they appear to be worn.

Vehicle owners that are not sure as to whether they should replace NGK spark plugs are encouraged to replace them. Getting a new set will not hurt the car, and it may improve the performance of the vehicle.

Double Check Safety Options

This is the time when everything should be double checked, including but not limited to: windshield wipers, headlights, tail lights, brake lights, and the horn. These parts of the car are a necessity to making sure that everyone riding in the car is safe, particularly in dangerous weather. Headlights can determine whether a driver sees another car coming down the road or not, and may prevent a fatal car accident.

Brakes

The brakes do not automatically need to be replaced, but it is a good idea to take off the tires and give them a quick look while performing maintenance on the car. If the brakes show an excessive amount of wear and tear, and it looks like they may be close to the indicator, it is a good idea to replace them at the time and get it out of the way, although it is not necessary.

Oil change

Every car needs an oil change some time, and this is the one thing that most people neglect. Instead of getting an oil change every 10,000 miles as recommended, some owners never get an oil change. If this isn’t being done on regularly, at the very least vehicle owners are encouraged to get an oil change when they are doing their own tune up. The oil can become gritty and then it will not lubricate the engine properly, resulting in a wealth of damages later on down the road.

Fluids

All fluids should be checked on weekly, or, at the very least, monthly, but most vehicle owner’s ale tend to neglect this important part of maintenance. If this isn’t done regularly, it’s that much more important that it be done during a tune-up. If there is a problem, it should be fixed along with everything else.

Explaining Ethanol-Fueled Car

Ethanol Fuel

Ethanol is essentially an alcohol fuel. It is extracted from plants, like corn and sugarcane, and then refined into an alcohol. This alcohol is the ethanol fuel! Ethyl alcohol fuels is known best for its high octane and performance levels, increased torque, and improved horsepower; which is why several national racing teams use it for competitions.

It can be used to power ethanol engines, hybrid cars, flex-fuel engines, and other vehicles too! Its works in the same way that gasoline does, by injecting fuel straight into the engine. It’s cheaper than standard oil-based fuels, and it produces substantially less air pollution than gasoline when burned. There are a few downsides to ethyl alcohol fuel, like the fact that it get slightly less gas mileage. But this is combatted with cheaper fuel costs!

Ethanol fuel usage has climbed the charts, drastically, in the past twelve years. It was recorded that ethanol fuel use was around 1.7 billion gallons, while just a few years ago it exceeded 13 billion! Many gas stations now offer ethanol fuel as an option. It is a wonderful alternative to gasoline because it produces less air pollution and costs less to fill a tank. Although gas mileage is not the best, ethyl alcohol fuel is a fantastic start to eco-friendly awareness and productivity. We should expect many vehicles to run on ethanol-based fuels in the future!

Key Differences Between Ethanol and Gasoline:

  • Ethanol comes from corn. Gas comes from fossils.
  • Ethanol is a more environmentally friendly fuel option.
  • Ethanol is water soluble and biodegradable.
  • Ethanol can only be used in specially-designed vehicles.

Detect Fake Towing Professionals

Towing Scams

There are different kinds of cars present in the road i.e. small cars or heavy trucks used to carry loads. It is also a fact that accidents can happen anytime and you will need a reliable company who can take you out of this mess. Have a look at the few most obvious scams which you may experience:-

• A false company will park your vehicle in an unknown place and they won’t give it to you unless you pay inflated charges.

• Few of the towing companies also have a contract with the auto body shops which will charge you more if you get your vehicle repaired from them. This is one of the most obvious scams which most of the people meet. You should have the right to choose your own auto repair shop.

• Unauthorized towing companies make use of fake documents to get business from innocent people. They give you an assurance that they will tow your vehicle to a place safely. However, it is not always true.

It is a very easy task to find a reliable company. Be very careful while making a choice. Here are the following tips you should always keep in mind when you are looking for a towing company:-

#1

Check all the documents i.e. insurance coverage, license along with supporting documents that will make sure that the company is honest.

#2

Read the details of the contract before signing up with them. It should include the price details and services which they are offering. Signing a contract means you have less chance of a scam.

#3

Your towing contractor should follow all the rules and regulations. Furthermore, they should also charge an affordable price for the services. Keep all these tips in mind to choose the most reliable professional for the task.