Early Signs of Car Trouble
We all love our cars, and most of us rely heavily on them. Most modern cars are extremely reliable. However, they do occasionally go wrong, which can mean a potentially big repair bill.
The key to keeping these bills down and stopping your vehicle from ending up in the garage too often is spotting issues early. To help you to do this we have put together this article. Below we explain how to spot signs that your car could be about to breakdown, which gives you th
What is that Chattering Sound?
You may have heard it. When it’s hot outside and you are slowly driving up a hill and, all the sudden, you hear a curious chattering sound emanating from underneath the hood. If you let up on the gas, the noise seems to go away, but push the pedal down and the chattering starts up again. What you are probably hearing is what many mechanics call “knocking.” It’s a situation where the air-fuel mixture in the cylinders self-ignites and “hits” the flame front genera
INFINITI’s VC-Turbo variable compression power unit gets Grand Austrian Automobile Award in the category “Environment” given by Automobile, Motor and Bicycle Association of Austria (ARBÖ). Honored for setting new standards and new benchmark in the field of efficiency and technology, INFINITI was also recognized as the star of the show.
The experts of the automobile club have also honored the premium automobile brand for introducing the world the first production-ready engine with variable com
There are a lot of things that you can do to your car to make it last longer and allow safer operation. Here are 8 things every car owner should know. Some of these you probably know already but a few may be new to you.
1) Have a good mechanic. If you don’t have a favorite mechanic that you bring your car to, find one before you need repair. Your local factory authorized car dealer is always a good way to go, especially if you bought your car there. If an independent shop is easier for y
As the miles pile onto a car things may start to happen with its cooling system. Let’s take a look at what your car’s cooling system does and things that you can do to make it last for a while!
What a Cooling System Does
An automobile cooling system’s job is to remove the extra heat that is created as you run your engine. As a result of combustion, the engine generates tremendous heat and that energy has to eventually escape! That is when the engine coolant gets involved. The
A new Vauxhall master piece power train will be unveiled in the "Insignia" and "Zafria Tourer" series at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, which will be live from 4-th to the 19th of October.
A brilliant 2.0 litre diesel engine that is great to drive in long distance travel. Very smooth and quiet, you soon start forget it is even a diesel one. Impressive torque of 400Nm (295 lb-ft) is available from 1,750 to 2,500rpm, and maximum power of 170PS is accessed at just 3,750rpm with 14 per cent more
Ford managed to scoop the International Engine of the Year Award for third consecutive time. The “star” is again the three-cylinder 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine which was recently updated. It now produces 140HP (103 kW) and is able to accelerate the new Fiesta from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.0 seconds. The engine is also super-economical – 4.5 liters / 100 km (52.3 mpg US or 62.8 mpg UK) on combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 104 g/km.
The engine managed to gather 351 points from the jury putting i
JE Design introduce the new renovated Seat Leon Cupra.
The entire new body kit consists – from spoiler, side skirts, rear skirt, centre diffuser and rear wing. The price of the body kit is 1554 Euro, but it worth every single cent.
The car is also equipped with LED-daytime running lights (additional 299 Euro), which complete the aggressive sporty look of the vehicle.
JE Design took care about the performance too. The 2.0 litre TFSI engine is boosted all the way up to 285hp and 385N/m of t
A new model, new engines and new engine technologies are the key additions to the Volvo range for the 2010 model year, all of which offer enhanced drivability, lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel consumption.
Volvo C30, S40 and V50
The Volvo C30 SportsCoupe, S40 saloon and V50 Sportswagon DRIVe models now all feature the intelligent new Start/Stop function which brings CO2 emissions down to 104 g/km and improves fuel consumption up to 72.4 mpg. The sports-inspired R-DESIGN specificatio
Direct injection is one of the cool technologies that makes Ford’s new EcoBoost engine possible.
The all-new engine delivers better fuel economy and reduced emissions as well as improved performance and engine refinement gives it a cool all its own. With an estimated, class-leading 355 horsepower, the 2010 Lincoln MKS with EcoBoost is expected to deliver best-in-class highway fuel economy of 25 mpg.
With its premium EcoBoost engine, the new Lincoln will deliver more power and better highwa
It’s difficult to get the twin turbochargers in the new Ford EcoBoost V-6 engine too hot under the collar. Not that Ford engineers didn’t try.
Working to ensure the long-life reliability of the dual-turbo, direct-injected engine, Ford put the new engine through a barrage of torture testing.
One of the key areas of testing focused on the two turbos – key weapons in the EcoBoost strategy to deliver the performance of a V-8 with the fuel economy of a V-6. Would their reliability match the
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, announced today that its all-new NV200 compact van will offer best in class cargo efficiency when it goes on sale in 2009. Nissan’s engineers have made it possible to combine large cargo space (NV200 will offer the possibility to load up to 4.1 cubic metres) with the exterior dimensions of a compact segment van.
The NV200 will also offer the possibility to maximise cargo space utility. The smart cargo floor layout allows accommodation of a standard Europallet between the