Monthly Archives: December 2015

NASCAR Sprint Cup 2016 Schedule

NASCAR Sprint Cup 2016 Schedule

Photo: Some rights reserved by bsabarnowl NASCAR released the 2016 schedules for two of its three national series Monday without — as expected — any major overhauls going forward. The most significant development, though, doesn’t relate to change at all, but an added layer of continuity built in for tracks. NASCAR announced that it has reached sanctioning agreements with its host race tracks for the next five years. That means the 23 facilities that host Sprint Cup events and the 24 tracks that serve as XFINITY Series venues will remain locked in as a part of the NASCAR calendar through … Continue reading

How to Deal With an Overheated Engine

How to Deal With an Overheated Engine

Photo: Some rights reserved by Gwydion M. Williams If you are driving and your car engine overheats, there are several steps you can take to deal with the problem. Steps If your car begins to overheat, first turn off your air conditioner. This will lighten the load on the engine. Then, turn on your heater so it will draw heat away from the engine. When you’re at a stop shift to neutral and slightly accelerate the engine. This also helps reduce the load on the engine and increases the airflow across the radiator and the coolant flow throughout the … Continue reading

How to Check and Add Radiator Fluid

How to Check and Add Radiator Fluid

Photo: Some rights reserved by lungstruck Your car’s radiator is the heart of its cooling system, which also includes a fan, water pump, thermostat, hoses, belts, and sensors. It directs coolant around cylinder heads and valves to absorb their heat, return it to the radiator, and dissipate it safely. Because of this, you need to maintain an adequate radiator fluid level, which means you need to check the coolant level and add to it when necessary. Part 1 of 2: Checking the Radiator Fluid Level Park the car on a level surface.Ideally, you should do so after driving the … Continue reading

Los Angeles Auto Show 2016

Los Angeles Auto Show 2016

Photo: Some rights reserved by richcz3 Open to the public November 18-27, 2016 Press & Trade Days November 15-17 Location: Los Angeles Convention Center The Los Angeles Auto Show is an annual auto show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in mid-to-late November. The LA Auto Show is an OICA sanctioned international exhibition and also endorsed by the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association. It is open to the public for ten days each year, filling 760,000 square feet (71,000 m2) of exhibit space. Every year the LA Auto Show kicks off with three Press & Trade … Continue reading

How to Check Radiator Hoses

How to Check Radiator Hoses

Photo: Some rights reserved by wbaiv When doing routine car maintenance on your vehicle, you should remember to perform a radiator hose inspection in addition to checking the oil, tires, brakes and other safety devices. The radiator is 1 of the most important devices in your car because it keeps the engine at its nominal operating temperature, which is typically between 195 and 220 degrees Fahrenheit (90 and 105 degrees Celsius. Radiator hoses circulate coolant from the radiator to parts of the engine that need to stay cool. Over time, radiator hoses can weaken. If they are not replaced … Continue reading

How to Tell if Your Car’s Thermostat Is Stuck Closed

How to Tell if Your Car’s Thermostat Is Stuck Closed

Photo: Some rights reserved by Christopher.Michel The thermostat in your car is responsible for controlling the amount of coolant released into your engine. When your car first starts up, the thermostat is closed and does not allow coolant into the engine until it is warmed up. The thermostat should open and allow coolant in once the engine is adequately heated. Sometimes the thermostat fails and remains closed. This article will discuss how to tell if your car’s thermostat is stuck closed. Squeeze Test Start your car and let it sit idling for a while. Or, take it for a … Continue reading

A Few Days Left Of The VR-12 Discount

A Few Days Left Of The VR-12 Discount

Honoring the holidays and our participation in the PRI Show, you can find the 12-bottle pack of VR-12 discounted in our online store. This discount ends at the end of the month so take advantage of this deal while you can! Click here to view the offer

Ford Makes Big Investment in Ecocars

Ford Makes Big Investment in Ecocars

Photo: Some rights reserved by JD Hancock US automaker Ford said it will invest $4.5 billion in electrified vehicle solutions by 2020, its largest-ever electrified vehicle investment in a five-year period. The investment will add 13 new electric and hybrid vehicles to Ford’s portfolio by 2020, which means more than 40 per cent of the company’s lineup will come in electrified versions, the company said.   One electric model that will roll off the assembly lines next year is the new Focus Electric, which features a new DC fast-charge capability delivering an 80 per cent charge in an estimated … Continue reading

Car Cooling Tech: How it Works

Car Cooling Tech: How it Works

Photo: Some rights reserved by EvelynGiggles Radiators are heat exchangers used for cooling internal combustion engines, mainly in automobiles but also in piston-engined aircraft, railway locomotives, motorcycles, stationary generating plant or any similar use of such an engine. Internal combustion engines are often cooled by circulating a liquid called engine coolant through the engine block, where it is heated, then through a radiator where it loses heat to the atmosphere, and then returned to the engine. Engine coolant is usually water-based, but may also be oil. It is common to employ a water pump to force the engine coolant … Continue reading

VR-12′s 12-Bottle Pack Discounted on Online Store

VR-12′s 12-Bottle Pack Discounted on Online Store

We had an amazing time at the PRI 2015 Trade Show and would like to thank all of the car fans that showed up. To celebrate this we have prepared our Christmas present to you all. We would like to give everyone the opportunity to get this amazing bargain. You’ll save money and will make your cooling system’s maintenance more sustainable. Take it while you can! Click here to view the offer