Tuesday, June 2

Automobile Tuning Tips

Why do most cars have engines in the front? We pick 5 possible reasons
Auto Tech, Automobile Tuning Tips

Why do most cars have engines in the front? We pick 5 possible reasons

We pick five main reasons for why most cars have engines in the front? 1) Manufacturing Cost: Having the entire engine-transmission-drive-cooling package in the front saves on assembly and production costs. The transmission box is directly attached to the engine and it operated manually by a lever mechanism. If the engine is placed at rear side, it will cause the transmission box placed at rear side which requires a more complex mechanism to operate transmission by driver manually. Similarly, the front side engine are easy to connect with control linkages like clutch and accelerator. This is also easy for servicing. 2) Engine Cooling: We know why cooling of an engine is essential for proper running for a car. If an engine got hot, it will fail soon or later. Most of modern autom...
This Baleno from Kerala has got some serious mods
Automobile Tuning Tips, BAZE - Baleno and Zen Enthusiasts, Customization

This Baleno from Kerala has got some serious mods

Maruti Baleno is extremely popular in the Indian car market and is now a hot favourite in the mod circuit as well. Baleno buyers are giving creative touch to their cars in a quest to standout in a crowd. Here's one such Baleno from Mods Own Country - Kerala. This gorgeously modified Baleno is owned by Aswin Saseedharan. The car here doesn’t sport any loud paint job or a big cosmetic makeover but major mods lies under the hood. (more…)
Cornering Brake Control (CBC) explained
Auto Tech, Automobile Tuning Tips

Cornering Brake Control (CBC) explained

For greater safety when braking on curves - Cornering Brake Control stabilises your vehicle by applying braking pressure asymmetrically (unevenly). Using the revolutions of the wheel, CBC regulates the pressure in the different wheel brake cylinders so that wheels operate separately and brake optimally. (more…)
The mystery of tiny arrow next to fuel pump icon explained
Automobile Tuning Tips

The mystery of tiny arrow next to fuel pump icon explained

Here's a simple question I asked few car owners pointing towards the instrument cluster. What does a tiny arrow next to the fuel pump icon on your car's fuel gauge indicate? Along the arc between the F and E is a symbol of a fuel pump. To the left of it is an arrow. What is it for? I received variety of answers as to what the arrow indicates. About 95% car owners were not aware while some had witty answers to reply. So, the answer is simple. The arrow indicates to which side of the car the fuel filler cap is on. If the arrow points left, that means the car’s filler cap is on the left side of your car!! This mystery has gone unnoticed for too long. As it turns out, this little arrow is super helpful. You may be surprised to know, but the majority of new cars from the past co...
Feeling being roasted alive? Keep your car cool this summer
Automobile Tuning Tips

Feeling being roasted alive? Keep your car cool this summer

When you get in your car after it’s been parked in hot weather at work all day, or even in a lot outside a shopping mall or store, you can feel like being roasted alive. A car’s interior temperature can quickly reach 120 degrees and higher on a hot summer day. Follow these tips to keep your car cool and protect the interior as well as yourself and any passengers. 1) Use a Sunshade The best way to keep the direct sunlight out of your car is to use a sunshade. This item is available in a general size that will fit a sedan, SUV, and other classes of vehicles, or in a customized option that will fit your exact windshield size and shape. Many of these sunshades have reflective materials on one side, which should be placed facing out to reflect the sunshine away from your c...
Tec Issue: Windshield Wipers- How to Fix Common Problems (Part 1)
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Tec Issue: Windshield Wipers- How to Fix Common Problems (Part 1)

Worn wiper blades can limit driving visibility, which is potentially unsafe. Experts recommend that you check your blades at least once every six months and replace them if they are worn. But what are you looking for? Here we take a look at the most common windshield wiper problems and offer some solutions that will give you a clear view of the road ahead in even the worst weather.  (more…)