Monthly Archives: May 2015

How to Tighten a Drive Belt

How to Tighten a Drive Belt

Photo: Some rights reserved by oskay To tighten a drive belt all you need is a few basic tools and general knowledge of automotive parts replacement. The process isn’t complicated and, if you follow these instructions on how to tighten a drive belt, you can perform this task on your vehicle in less than an hour. Steps Consult your owner’s manual and locate the drive belt. The drive belt is usually located at the back of the engine, but will depend on the type of vehicle you own. Twist the belt and, using a flashlight, inspect it for cracks, … Continue reading

How to Spruce Up the Interior of Your Older Car

How to Spruce Up the Interior of Your Older Car

Photo: Some rights reserved by n0hav0cyet94 Cars collect dirt, dust, grease and trash. Over time they can start to smell or lose their luster. You can make the interior of your car more attractive by cleaning it regularly and doing a few deep cleaning treatments occasionally. It is important to treat spills, muddy footprints and pet odors as soon as possible, so that they don’t permanently affect how your car feels and smells. Assess the damage to your old car’s interior, and treat it accordingly. Learn how to spruce up the interior of your older car. Method 1 of … Continue reading

Carl Edwards Wins At Charlotte Motor Speedway

Carl Edwards Wins At Charlotte Motor Speedway

Photo: Some rights reserved by Ford Racing NASCAR driver Carl Edwards broke a 31-race winless drought by taking the title at the Coca Cola 600 on Sunday in Charlotte. It was Edward’s 24th career win and first win at the track in Charlotte. His last win came at the Food City 500 in Bristol, Tenn. in 2014 when he won a rain-shortened race. Edwards breezed to victory as his closest competitor, Greg Biffle, finished a full five seconds behind him. He took the lead with 20 laps to go and never looked back. Edwards is the third Gibbs racer … Continue reading

Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Indianapolis 500

Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Indianapolis 500

Photo: Some rights reserved by rrescot Juan Pablo Montoya often has said that his three Team Penske teammates pose the most formidable competition in the Verizon IndyCar Series. In the closing laps of the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, that proved to be the case. Montoya, who won the race 15 years earlier in his first start, held off reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and teammate Will Power by .1046 of a second — the fourth-closest finish in race history — in a thrilling battle over the final 15 laps that also included pole sitter and … Continue reading

Cool Eco-Car: BMW i3

Cool Eco-Car: BMW i3

Photo: Some rights reserved by Carleasingmadesimpletm The BMW i3, previously Mega City Vehicle (MCV), is a five-door urban electric car developed by the German manufacturer BMW. The i3 is part of BMW’s “Project i” and was launched as a new brand, BMW i. The i3 is BMW’s first zero emissions mass-produced vehicle due to its electric powertrain, and BMW is the first company to launch a volume production vehicle on the market featuring carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer to improve the vehicle’s energy consumption. The BMW i3′s official range is 130 to 160 km (80 to 100 mi) under the New European Driving Cycle … Continue reading

San Antonio Auto & Truck Show

San Antonio Auto & Truck Show

Photo: Some rights reserved by euthman Presented by the San Antonio Automobile Dealers Association, the 47th annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show will take place on November 19-22, 2015 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Recognized as South Texas’ premier automotive event, the show highlights the auto industry’s newest innovations and provides visitors a ‘one-stop shop’ for evaluating the latest cars, trucks and technologies. Visit www.saautoshow.com for information and to purchase tickets.

Reduced Taxes For Green Cars in China

Reduced Taxes For Green Cars in China

Photo: Some rights reserved by @yakobusan Jakob Montrasio 孟亚柯 Beijing: China will cut tax on environment-friendly cars and ships, as part of an initiative to save energy, reduce pollution and encourage sustainable transport, state-run newspaper China Daily reported on Tuesday. Electric, hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell cars will be exempt from vehicle and vessel tax, while energy-saving cars and ships will pay only half the tax, announced the ministries of finance, industry and information technology and the State Administration of Taxation. In February Chinese scientists warned that toxic smog was so bad it resembled a nuclear winter and threatened … Continue reading

Advanced Emergency Braking System

Advanced Emergency Braking System

Photo: Some rights reserved by SuperCar-RoadTrip.fr An advanced emergency braking system (AEBS) or autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is an autonomous road vehicle safety system which employs sensors to monitor the proximity of vehicles in front and detects situations where the relative speed and distance between the host and target vehicles suggest that a collision is imminent. In such a situation, emergency braking can be automatically applied to avoid the collision or at least to mitigate its effects. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has announced that this kind of system will become mandatory for new heavy vehicles starting … Continue reading

How to Stop a Car from Knocking

How to Stop a Car from Knocking

Photo: Some rights reserved by The National Roads and Motorists’ Association A sharp, jarring “knocking” sound from a car’s engine while it’s running is serious cause for alarm. This noise may be the symptom of bad or insufficient oil causing friction between the engine’s moving parts. Replace your car’s oil to fix this problem. Steps Drain the car’s oil. Insert 3 quarts of Havoline brand oil. Insert STP oil treatment. Insert Rislone oil treatment. Let the car run and within 30 seconds the knocking should stop. Article provided by wikiHow, a wiki that is building the world’s largest and … Continue reading

Formula E’s Next Race: Berlin, Germany

Formula E’s Next Race: Berlin, Germany

Photo: Some rights reserved by zoetnet Next Race: Berlin, Germany Round 8 – 23/05/2015 Practice 1 – 08:15-09:00 Practice 2 – 10:30-11:00 Qualifying – 12:00-12:55 Race – 16:00 Circuit: Formula E DHL Berlin ePrix Location: Berlin, Germany Date: Saturday, May 23 2015 Length: 2.469km Turns: 17 Circuit Guide The DHL Berlin ePrix takes place on May 23 2015 and forms the eighth round of the inaugural Formula E season, and the second to take place in Europe. The 2.469km anti-clockwise layout has been designed by Rodrigo Nunes within the ‘Apron’ section of the former Tempelhof Airport, located just a … Continue reading