Monthly Archives: January 2017

Augmented Reality Windshields?

Augmented Reality Windshields?

Photo: Some rights reserved by dvanzuijlekom Imagine your car’s entire windshield working like Google Glass. Instead of peering through dust and grime to see the boring real world of traffic, you would see cars and key road features deeply integrated with data—colorfully highlighted and annotated for greater safety, convenience and enjoyment. Imagine the scenario: you’re driving along an unfamiliar road at night, and suddenly the car flashes up a warning directly in front of you on the road. It’s the same size, shape, and position as the deer lurking on the verge, allowing you to quickly identify the danger ahead … Continue reading

Check Out #Climate App for iPhone

Check Out #Climate App for iPhone

You’re ready to take action against climate change, and you’re not alone. #climate (hashtag climate) was created with your leadership in mind, harnessing social power for the greater good. We have built a platform for radically simple amplification that unites vital, tangible, climate-saving solutions from the leading climate orgs with the most thoughtful, impactful influencers. #Climate is a new non-profit created by the tech community to amplify the most impactful climate change actions from the leading non-profit organizations. Via its iPhone app, #Climate makes it simple and rewarding for leading influencers to share the climate change actions they care about … Continue reading

How to Diagnose a Cooling System Problem

How to Diagnose a Cooling System Problem

Photo: Some rights reserved by crudmucosa Visually Inspecting Your Coolant System Allow the engine to cool.Your engine bay gets extremely hot while the engine is running, so poking around the engine bay before it has a chance to cool can result in serious burns. Allow the engine to cool for a few hours before opening the hood and looking for evidence of a coolant leak. If the hood still feels warm, the engine inside is likely very hot. If your vehicle has been overheating, it will take even longer for it to cool enough to be safe to touch. … Continue reading

Check Out How F1 Cars Keep Cool

Check Out How F1 Cars Keep Cool

Thanks to the advent of turbochargers, big inter-cooler radiators enter the F1 vernacular since 2014. Where will they be sited? And how large they be? Craig Scarborough talks us through the radiator layouts – and talks, too, about the problems of keeping all the electrics at manageable temperatures. One engine supplier lists 30-odd extremely heat-sensitive individual components that will need protection… Craig talks in the studio of The Racer’s Edge and includes his own drawings in the conversation. From:peterwindsor

Does Your Car’s Water Pump Need Replacement?

Does Your Car’s Water Pump Need Replacement?

Photo: Some rights reserved by Tim Geers It’s best for your car and your wallet if the water pump never gets damaged, for this reason we recommend you to use vr-12. However if you have not used it yet you may find helpful to know if your water pump needs to be replaced. Your car’s water pump is one of the most important parts in your vehicle. It is the part that continually pumps water and coolant to your vehicle’s engine so that it doesn’t overheat. A leak or a faulty bearing can cause serious damage to your car’s … Continue reading

What the water pump is, its function, and how to avoid potential failures. Be cool with your vehicle / Episode 4.

What the water pump is, its function, and how to avoid potential failures. Be cool with your vehicle / Episode 4.

Dave Bowman talk about what the water pump is, its function, and how to avoid potential failures. Be Cool with your vehicle / Episode 4. Knowing about your vehicle’s cooling system.

Learn What To Do With An Engine Damaged By Overheating

Learn What To Do With An Engine Damaged  By Overheating

A head gasket is a gasket that sits between the engine block and cylinder head(s) in an internal combustion engine. Its purpose is to seal the cylinders to ensure maximum compression and avoid leakage of coolant or engine oil into the cylinders; as such, it is the most critical sealing application in any engine, and, as part of the combustion chamber, it shares the same strength requirements as other combustion chamber components. Types MLS or Multiple Layers Steel – Most modern head engines are produced with MLS gaskets. These typically consist of three layers of steel. The contact faces … Continue reading

How to Boost Your Car’s Horsepower

How to Boost Your Car’s Horsepower

Photo: Some rights reserved by Takashi(aes256) Automakers are usually more eager to improve gas mileage and keep maintenance costs low than to maximize performance, but if you want to bring out your vehicle’s inner hot rod, there are a few ways you can increase the horsepower, maximizing the performance and speed. The most important: The use of VR-12. VR-12 keeps the cooling system working at its higher point of performance, which allows the vehicle’s engine to work as it was designed. VR-12 keeps the cooling system protected, thus extending its useful life. VR-12 Re-energize your antifreeze and boost your … Continue reading

Most Drivers Don’t Use Car Tech?

Most Drivers Don’t Use Car Tech?

Photo: Some rights reserved by ** RCB ** The Los Angeles Times notes that 43 percent of people surveyed don’t use their cars’ voice recognition to call up things like GPS directions. Thirty-five percent never tried automatic parking, 32 percent avoided apps like Yelp, and 20 percent didn’t even use half of the tech features in their cars. (The survey asked about 33 tech features that seemed to be available in all respondents’ cars.) The report polled 4,200 people between April and June who had bought or leased cars no more than three months before taking the survey. Research … Continue reading

Does Your Car’s Water Pump Needs Replacement?

Does Your Car’s Water Pump Needs Replacement?

Photo: Some rights reserved by Stephen Hennessey Your car’s water pump is one of the most important parts in your vehicle. It is the part that continually pumps water and coolant to your vehicle’s engine so that it doesn’t overheat. A leak or a faulty bearing can cause serious damage to your car’s engine. As a car owner, you must be on the lookout for malfunctions that require repairs or replacement. Puddles of coolant or water underneath your vehicle or high temperature readings may be signs that your water pump needs replacing. Steps Let your car sit overnight, parked … Continue reading