Automotive


Jeep 4WD Systems and How They Evolved
08 Jun 2016

Jeep 4WD Systems and How They Evolved

It’s four decades ago. You are driving your Jeep CJ-5 and you are ready to go off-roading. First thing you needed to do is engage the vehicle’s four-wheel drive.  The procedure is such: first you have to climb outside and twist hard-to-turn locking hubs on the right and left wheels. Then, hop back inside the CJ-5 and pull the large floor-mounted 4WD lever back. Now...

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Jumping Dead Batteries
07 Jun 2016

Jumping Dead Batteries

It happens to every car owner at some point. Someone leaves a light on, or a door ajar, in your car and your battery loses all its charge. The symptoms are pretty obvious; when you go to turn the key to start your car, nothing happens – no lights come on, nothing makes a clicking sound. When this happens, the quickest way to get it...

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Using Wasted Energy
07 Jun 2016

Using Wasted Energy

Automotive engineers use all the energy sources they can find when designing cars for maximum efficiency.  That’s why the engineers of hybrid vehicles tap the energy that gets wasted when a hybrid’s brakes are applied.  Instead of converting the motion of the vehicle into wasted heat via the brake pads, as ordinary cars do, hybrid vehicles have a small generator on each axle that converts...

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Should You Buy A Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X?
03 May 2016

Should You Buy A Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X?

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X It’s no secret that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo is something of an iconic performance car. The latest incarnation is the Evo X, built between 2008 and 2014. Fans of the Evo became devastated after learning that the Japanese car maker would cease the Evo line. They gave their reason as wanting to focus on building eco-friendly models! One of the Evo’s...

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Reduce Your Risk Of Having An Auto Accident With This Handy Guide
27 Apr 2016

Reduce Your Risk Of Having An Auto Accident With This Handy Guide

You might not think it, but driving can be a dangerous pastime! Sure, you may well be the world’s safest driver. But, that doesn’t mean other motorists around you are safety-conscious. Each year, thousands of people have auto accidents, some of which lead to fatalities. Do you want to reduce your risk of having a car crash? Of course, you do! But, you may not...

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Mistakes People Make When Buying a Remote Car Starter
24 Feb 2016

Mistakes People Make When Buying a Remote Car Starter

Remote car starters are devices that allow you to start and run vehicles without being in them. In cold weather climates, you can start up your car and have the interior nice and warm before you drive away. If you want one of these devices, you can have your dealer install one for you, or you can have a third-party installer install one. Either method...

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Does your car smell?
23 Feb 2016

Does your car smell?

If your friends always refuse to ride in your vehicle, you might suffer from the embarrassing effects of a smelly car.  Don’t be upset about this; there is a cure for this condition.  In the following article, we will cover the steps that you may follow to become a well-liked chauffeur once again. Step One: Begin by clearing everything out of your car and taking...

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