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Advantages Hybrid Power Vehicles

Government Incentives – Another great benefit of driving hybrid power vehicles is that there are a variety of great government incentives available for those who are driving these new hybrid vehicles. There are great tax credits that you can now use when purchasing a hybrid vehicle, but of course the amount of credit will depend on the value of your hybrid vehicle. Some other government incentives may include open HOV lanes and even free parking or discounted parking.

Great Warranties – One great benefit of purchasing hybrid power vehicles is that they come along with some excellent warranties, depending on which model you choose. You will find that the Honda insight has an eight year or 80,000 mile warranty on the powertrain of the vehicle and then a three year or 36,000 mile warranty on the rest of the vehicle. The Toyota Prius is quite close, with an eight year or 100,000 mile warranty on the powertrain and the rest of the car has a three year or 36,000 mile warranty. These warranties are valuable

Hybrid Vehicles Run on Water

Let us remove some of your confusions that have been created within you when you came to hear about the existence of water cars or water run cars in reality. A new technology has been invented, using which a car can be converted into a water car or a water run car. This particular technology includes the hydrolysis of water and creating a gas that is endowed with the power to run cars. The cars that are run using this technology, have become immensely popular as the water cars: the new millennium cars. Truly, the water cars or the water run cars are very much commensurate with the age of the millennium that we are living in.

In long past, it must have been imagined that a day will come when cars would be run by water. The dream has come true in this phase of the millennium. There are, of course, a huge number of benefits of these new millennium cars that are run on water. The benefit is not restricted within the fact that

Tire Maintenance For Off Roaders

Inflation (The Good Kind):

It’s usually a given that proper inflation gives you more efficient fuel usage. And it is certainly true for street driving, that under-inflated tires can greatly decrease your mileage, make your car more prone to skid in wet conditions, and cause uneven tire wear.

But for a vehicle that you take off-road, there are different considerations and conditions. So many Jeep owners actually prefer softened, aired-down bias tires. But, these are definitely not street tires, so there is additional maintenance required is you use these types of tires.

You may wish to consider off-road savvy radial tires. These would seem to provide the best of both worlds. However, you will need to adjust the inflation depending on whether you are on paved streets or negotiating off-road conditions and obstacles.

Either way, one tool you cannot afford to be without is a portable air compressor. This allows you to inflate or deflate your Jeep tires on the go, all from a compact and easy-to-use compression unit.

As The Tires

New Door In Car

The first thing that you will need to do is take the door off the car in the first place. This will help you to have about half of your job done before you have started on the real work. You can keep the door for extra auto parts or you can take it to the junk yard for a couple of extra bucks.

The next thing that you will really need to do is to get all of your auto parts ready and have them in front of you. This means having your replacement door too. You can go to many places to find these auto parts but the cheapest is going to be the good old junk yard. They can help you to find what ever door you may need if they have one in their yard. You just have to ask them. You can also try your local auto parts dealer, because they can have products shipped to you. This can also be a great way to get the door that you may need for your work.

The next thing that you will need to do is to install the door. You may

Car Rust Prevention

The basic component that causes rust is salt.

During winter, the roads are kept ice free by splitting salt on the road. Thus salt help the car from preventing the car from getting into many major accidents. IF this s the positive side of the salt then the negative part is salt also acts as catalyst for rust. So during winter your car is more prone to rust.

Salt carries water or better to say moisture even into the smallest part of the car and caused oxidation with the rise of the temperature. Once the temperature of the car increases the oxidation rate also becomes high.

Acid Rain which often occurs in the industrial areas is also harmful for vehicles.

Here are some dos and don’ts for rust treatment:

The best and for most thing for preventing the metal from rusting is cleanness. This is highly required for your car. Proper cleaning everyday is required for your car. Always try to keep the body of your car clean and dry.

Waxing of the car is also crucial.

Many people had a misconception that cleaning of the car is not so important

Conversion to Electric Car

You will have to choose the right place to work on the car. There are some precautions to follow and special facilities needed in order to do the conversion safely and efficiently. You may need to spend around two months to perform the conversion in the location you choose. The beginner’s electric car guide will help to choose and fix the place in the correct way suitable for the conversion.

You may need a lot of simple tools for the conversion. The selection of the tools and its usage may not be familiar to a beginner attempting the conversion to electric car. The tools must be right enough in quality and size to support your vehicle for conversion. The beginner’s electric car guide will help you to choose the tools correctly to perform the conversion efficiently.

There should also be a detailed plan to make the conversion. This plan involves choice of vehicle for conversion and conversion kit to be used for the conversion. Specifications and mechanical terms used in the manuals may not be sufficient enough to make a beginner aware enough of the proceedings. So always choose a good beginners electric car guide before

Keep Car Sparkling

If you venture out to any fine auto store or even Wal-Mart, you will be overwhelmed with car cleaning products. Then comes the picking and choosing. How do you know which ones are the best, and which ones are a better choice for your car? Well, it’s time to turn head online for your research. The Internet can provide you with very useful and relevant feedback on a variety of car cleaning products that have been used by others like yourself. Check and see how each product is rated by them.

In our society there is an ongoing joke regarding the men and their cars. Men often pull out all the stops when it comes to their SUV or sports car. In fact, car cleaning products are no laughing matter. Luckily, these days there is everything from high quality car waxes to get the paint job in perfect condition, to shampoos that will leave the interior of your ride smelling like new.

When it comes to car cleaning products, many like the aesthetic results, but may not consider the preservation aspects. By taking good care of your vehicle, you definitely prolong the life of the car. For example,

Saving Money and Gas

1. Accelerate and Decelerate with Ease – Accelerating and decelerating slowly is key to saving gas. In fact you can save 5% – 30% when you follow this rule.

2. Drive in Neutral – Put it in neutral as much as possible. When driving down an incline of a 1/4 mile or more neural should be your best friend. While some would encourage you to turn the engine off, I simply suggest putting it in neutral and coasting.

3. Tire Pressure – According to the Department of Energy roughly 1.2 billion gallons of gasoline were wasted in 2005 alone do to driving on under-inflated tires. So check your tire pressure and make sure you aren’t burning gas unnecessarily.

4. Lighten Your Load – Reduce the load in your car to save that fuel! Studies have shown that for every 100 pounds you carry in your car you lose roughly 2% in fuel efficiency. So what are you waiting for? Remove excess weight from trunk and your car!

Spend Nothing on Gas

Many people in the United States have been dissatisfied after series of gas price hike occurred in the world market. Their wages are only good enough to be spent on fuels alone, rather than to be spent for food, family leisure, and in buying their wants and needs for everyday living. The same situation can be pointed out on people across the globe, who are also getting frustrated on the high cost of diesel and gasoline.

Some of the solutions being proposed by several nations are alternative fuels for diesel and gasoline. For instance, they have suggested and experimented on using liquefied petroleum gas or LPG and biofuel from plants that can potentially produced the same quality of fuel energy. Other people from other countries even conducted a test on the viability of using water and recycled cooking oil as an alternative fuel to power a car’s engine.

But many of these proposed alternative fuels are yet to be tested and proven to be safe. Another possible issue that can be pointed out is that there are not enough raw materials to be used for these, such as for biofuels.

In the United States, many

All about Oxygen Sensor Solutions

As a backgrounder, your oxygen sensor works like this: placed inside of your exhaust pipe, the oxygen sensor detects the ratio of air and gasoline your engine is fed. If the mixture is too rich or too lean than the oxygen sensor adjusts the amount of fuel entering your engine accordingly. The wrong mix of gasoline and oxygen can increase pollutants that exit your vehicle – thereby harming the environment — as well as potentially causing your catalytic converter to fail or even damage your engine. So, a properly working oxygen sensor is a must for any vehicle.

There are some clear signs that your oxygen sensor is no longer functioning. They can include:

–A rotten egg odor emitting from the exhaust.

–A reduction in fuel economy.

–Your catalytic converter fails unexpectedly.

–Exhaust emissions reach undesirable levels.

–Your engine surges or hesitates.

You can diagnose the problem yourself if you have access to the right tools including a digital voltmeter, an oxygen sensor socket, and a propane enrichment device. These specific tools, along with a proper Haynes or Chilton manual by your side, should be all that you need to determine

Information about Alloy Wheels

When you have the tyres fitted ask the fitters to attach the weights for balancing on the inside of the wheel.

Whilst a large proportion of alloy wheels are chrome remember that they can be painted any colour you wish. Dark coloured, matt finish alloy wheels have a sleeper, understated look. When choosing your tyres try and pick one with a wide wall, this will go some way to prevent scratching if the wheels are kerbed whilst parking etc.

Handling can be improved with the fitting of spacers between the wheel and hub, this will help to improve the handling of the car by widening the footprint. Split rim alloy wheels are basically a wheel in two parts fastened together with nuts and bolts, they are generally wider and can fill a wheel arch much better and allow for a wider tyre to be fitted.

Remember that your safety and the safety of other road users comes first and when buying alloy wheels if they are much bigger than the standard fit for your car then the suspension will need to be realigned to ensure good handling.

Info of Driveway Auto Detailer


These also must be cool to the touch and out of direct sunlight – especially the chrome or aluminum types. If you clean them when they are hot – some cleaners will stain them – so be very certain to buy that cleaner that is recommended for your specific wheel type and finish. If unsure about your wheel finish – buy a cleaner that is labeled safe for all types of wheels. There are several brands of cleaners that contain no lye or acid….these are the best for all of us ‘driveway cleaners’. Depending on your style of wheel – you might consider buying a ‘Christmas tree-type’ of brush [this refers to the shape of the brush] to get inside spokes or small areas within the wheel in order to ensure that all the collected brake dust is eliminated. To complete the wheel cleaning – use a terry rag or sponge to wipe down the wet wheels paying close attention to the undersides of the ‘spokes as well as where they meet the rim.

Tip: rubber gloves will protect your hands from corrosive brake dust.

Necessary products: All – purpose or

HID Lights

Before you begin installing your HID lights, make sure that the crews are installed in their respective holes. This will prevent possible mishaps during the assembly process, since the screws might unpredictably go in at an angle, which consequently makes it much harder to turn and install the screws later on. Immediately installing them in their housing can prevent these problems from ruining your day.

Now that you have done the screws, the first step to installing your HID lights is to remove the battery’s negative cable. Remove the headlamp’s top cover, and manually position the door in the mid-position to remove it. Look for the manual override knob on the inside corner of each headlamp, and raise it to remove the bezels and top cover easily. Next, remove the headlamp assembly using a 10mm socket and ratchet, and once you’ve removed the assembly, use a sharp razor knife to score the aluminum headlight. Once the headlight assembly is out of the way, slash the aluminum headlight bucket with a fine razor knife. The scored ribs must be removed to install the new HID headlight assembly.

Next, get your aluminum rib and break it off. After

Voltage Drop Testing

1. Connect your DVOM negative lead to the battery’s negative post.
2. Connect your DVOM positive lead to the battery’s positive post and measure its voltage. Record this reading.
3. Connect your DVOM positive lead to the positive side of the load being tested, as close to the load as possible.
4. Operate the circuit, and record your measurement.
5. Connect your DVOM positive lead to the negative side of the load being tested, as close to the load as possible.
6. Operate the circuit and record your measurement.

Let’s take a closer look at these steps. First, we want to test the integrity of the ENTIRE circuit so placing your test leads at the battery is a must. You can make an extension lead for your DVOM so you can always connect to the battery ground terminal with your negative meter lead. Second, it is important to know the source voltage available. If the battery is weak to start with, your circuit is already working with a handicap. Even better is to measure source voltage with the engine running, and use that as your baseline.

Energy Costs of Electric Cars

Petroleum prices have jumped during the last year and everybody is feeling the pain at the pump. Not a single soul is concerned about filling up the batteries of his next electric car with electricity. After all, you just plug the car into the next receptacle and there seem to be no appreciable costs.

Joe owns a Corvette, a high performance car manufactured by General Motors, which according to the car manufacturer drives 25 miles per gallon.

Joe’s monthly commute is 1000 miles, he drives very carefully, and actually achieves 25 MPG on his daily trip going to work and running errands. At $4.00 per gallon at the pump he is paying $160 for gasoline every month.

Joe is thinking about buying the Tesla, an electric sports car. He tried to find the cost of electricity for driving this car. He could not find any data anywhere. Joe knows that he must explain to his wife why he needs to save energy and money before buying the Tesla, a new, very fast electric sports car.

The Tesla will accelerate faster than his Corvette. There is no doubt that an electric vehicle can have a

About Tesla Electric Car

Ever since the early days of automobiles over a hundred years ago, electric cars have always been considered to be dull and boring. Oh sure, an electric car was fine if you only had a short commute or had to shop at the local grocery and couldn’t get there by foot or bicycle. But they were slow, ugly and hardly more than glorified golf carts.

But two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, have changed all that forever. They’ve designed an electric car that’s exciting to drive and gorgeous to look at!

The Tesla Roadster is a 100% electric, two-seater convertible that goes from zero to 60 mph in about 4 seconds, with a top speed of around 130 mph. It also has no clutch and a wide, flat torque curve, which means no matter which of the two gears you’re driving in or how fast you’re going, acceleration is instantaneous.

Whether you’re at a stoplight or on the interstate and want to pass the car in front of you, just step on the pedal and off you go like a shot.

The Toyota Prius, on the other hand, which is the

Vehicle Can Look Like New

Auto reconditioning is also known as minor auto body repair. A skilled auto body reconditioning specialist will use the latest skills and practices to repair your vehicle using the materials already on your vehicle. Usually the repairs are completed within two to six hours, which is not a lot of time considering the work that can be completed. Also most repairs are affordable, and most shops will even work with your insurance as well. Auto reconditioning encompasses body and paint repair, dent removal, scratches to the paint, interior repair, glass repairs and much more. You may be surprised just how great of a job they can do with your vehicle.

A preview of some services that are offered are paintless dent removal, interior repair, paint touch up, auto detailing, wheel rim repair, windshield repair, bumper repair, auto body repair, headlight restoration, and more. Some auto reconditioning shops will even offer additional services that will protect your vehicle from further damage like window tint and the 3M clear bra.

The first step to take is to find an auto reconditioning shop that produces a good quality work and also has a fair price to go along with

Types of Hybrid Vehicle

A hybrid is a vehicle that is between an electric vehicle and a gas powered engine. Hybrids have an internal combustion engine as well an electric motor that has a backup battery. Most typical mixture vehicles tend to share both gas and electric energy at the same time. What this means is that traditional mixture vehicles are actually a whole lot more fuel efficient than they are environmentally friendly. Another thing that consumers should be aware of when buying a hybrid is that they should know that two main hybrid types exist. These hybrid types are the mild hybrid and the full hybrid. Buyers of such cars should also decide how important it is to save on energy before choosing one energy saving vehicle or the other.

Mild Hybrid:

Mild hybrid vehicles predominantly use gas as a means of power. The electric motor is only used in cases where additional power is needed to support the gasoline engine. Mild hybrid vehicles therefore rely on a whole lot more gas than their full hybrid vehicle counterparts. Because of this reason they only offer a small reduction in the amount of dangerous emissions that they release into the

Jump Starting a Car

Know Your Connections

Jumper cables are typically colored red and black. Those colors indicate which cable connects to which post. The red cable will be connected to the positive posts on the dead battery and the charged battery. The black cable will be connected to the negative post on the charged battery. The other end of the black cable will clamp down on the hull of the dead battery’s car.

Clear The Cable Path

Do not allow the clamps at the end of the cables to touch each other. Also, make sure that the cables are free of any moving parts. They can easily become caught in the fan, ripping the clamps off the posts.

Good Battery First

Once the cables have been connected to the battery posts, start the engine of the car with the charged battery first. Let the engine idle for a few minutes so its charging system can take some of the load off the battery.

Disconnect, Then Drive

After starting the car with the dead battery, disconnect the jumper cables after the engine turns over. In order for the battery to keep its charge, you’ll need

Remapping Tools to Improve Performance

  • Wideband AFR Meter: Air fuel ratio meter (AFR) is one of the complicated and highly required upgrading tools for car remapping. The main objective of this tool is to determine that the fuel is reaching to the engine in smooth way along with the proper flow of air. It would be interested to know in the early days these the cost of meter was quite costly, but in current scenario with increasing trend of car remapping high quality of air fuel ratio meters are being offered various renowned manufacturers.
  • Dynamometers: Where use of air fuel ratio is little difficult, tuning the dynamometer is undoubtedly the simplest methods of car remapping. It is not only safe for the engine but also for the person tuning the car. The main objective of tuning the dynamometer is to determine the standard parameters of power generation efficiency of the car and abort the functionality of the car if it detects that the car is being driven beyond those parameters. Along with this the dynamometer is also protective and not only protects from any type of physical damage to the person but also protects him from any type of legal action determined for upgrading