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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Tire Rotation

Let’s quickly review. Treads wear down, but it may surprise you to know that those in the front wear more quickly than those in the rear. That’s especially true for front- wheel drive vehicles. The reason this happens is due to friction between the rubber and the pavement. Whenever you drive your car, the friction generates heat, which causes the treads to wear down. As a result, they become less responsive, create more resistance (which affects fuel efficiency), and need to be replaced more often.

When you rotate your tires, it relieves the pressure created by friction on those placed on the front axle. Remember, those in the front wear down more quickly than those in the rear. Swapping them lets you prolong the useful life of your tires as long as possible.

The Right (And Wrong) Way To Rotate

As noted above, you can perform the rotation yourself with a torque wrench, but it’s important to know how to rotate them properly. The rule of thumb for most makes and models is to swap front and rear tires without changing sides. That is, the passenger rear goes on the passenger front, not the driver’s front.

A lot of people make the mistake of rotating their tires in an “X” pattern. For example, they’ll swap the driver’s rear and passenger front, and passenger’s rear and driver’s front. They do this thinking that they’re spreading the tread wear more evenly. In fact, they’re probably doing more harm than good because treads wear down based upon the vehicle’s suspension system and alignment.

Getting Your Hands Dirty

Even though rotating your wheels is a relatively simple job, consider having a mechanic do it for you. Given that you only need to have it done approximately every 10,000 miles (check your owner’s manual to make sure), it’s a low-maintenance task that’s inexpensive and doesn’t take much time. If you’re absolutely invested in doing it yourself, buy a sturdy jack (a hydraulic model, if possible). It’s dirty work and there’s some heavy lifting involved. But, you’ll save a few dollars and have the pleasure of knowing you fixed it yourself. Personally, I prefer having my mechanic do the job.

Info of Hydrogen Car Conversion

What is Hydrogen Conversion? This is a much cheaper alternative than buying a new hydrogen automobile. A lot of people today are starting to adapt a more environment friendly system to power their own cars. And by converting your gasoline engine vehicle to function with hydrogen is a good start. Hydrogen conversion fundamentally means substituting gasoline in to hydrogen to power the engine of your vehicle.

What are the Benefits?
o Save with your gasoline expenses.
o You can get more mileage in running your vehicle with hydrogen.
o The performance of your car will greatly increase.
o Your car will produce lesser or no pollution that can be harmful to our environment.
o You can generally prevent your vehicle in releasing carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
o Hydrogen car conversion is readily available in the market.
o There will be no alteration in your car’s engine in hydrogen car conversion.
o You can easily go back to your gasoline powered engine anytime you like

How to get a hydrogen Car Conversion?
Presently the conversion is available in kits that are distributed by different companies. They will also guide and provide you with some useful information about hydrogen fuel conversion. They can install the hydrogen conversion in your car, and you can easily use it as soon as they finished their work.
How much will it cost to convert your car into a hydrogen-powered vehicle?

This system is a bit expensive. The price may range from $700 to $2,500 US dollars per hydrogen conversion kit. But if you calculate the differences in using a hydrogen powered car to a normal gasoline engine, you will see that you can eventually save more in the future. Hydrogen car conversion can essentially lower your gasoline expense by 50% and will be very helpful especially with the rapid increase in the price of gasoline.

Why do you have to have a hydrogen car conversion?
Normally, you may ask yourself “why do I need to use this alternative method to power my car?” You may have not notice it yet but our planet already needs to be saved. Every year tons and tons of carbon dioxide are being emitted to our atmosphere with the use of gasoline. This in fact is the ultimate reason for our irregular climate changes, and significantly results in global warming that can be devastating to us.

Look for in Car Audio

Audio sources

You need to determine what audio sources you use often. Consider if it will be necessary to have a CD player, whether you need DVD playback and so on. Consider whether you want to use digital media too. After you decide on this, then you need to choose whether you want a traditional receiver for the discs, a matchless receiver, or an A/V receiver.

If you settle for a CD player, there are still odds that a passenger may want a media player or may want to plug their phone while in the car. It is sensible to have a receiver that also has a port for USB so as to make it possible to use different storage devices.

Smartphone and app integration

Today, smartphones are very common, and so are the apps. It is, therefore, a good idea to have a receiver that connects to your phone. You should look for a USB port and make sure that it actually supports your device. Make sure that the receiver is compatible with your device before making the switch. If you are a heavy app user, then ensure that the receiver you settle for has some controls for the apps. These should be accessible to you regardless of whether you are on the road or not.

Satellite and local radio

Most receivers have AM/FM radios that can access the local stations. If you want to improve this, then choose one with HD radio decoding. This improves the audio quality of your local stations because they use digital format. It also makes it possible for you to choose different digital subprograms. This gives you access to more stations.

Navigation and GPS

The receivers are not only about playing music. They can also assist you when you want to make your way around by making use of the GPS navigation. Make sure the GPS module that has been set in the receiver is able to assist you and give you the correct directions.

Replace Axles

Once the outer end is loose, it is time to remove the axle from the transaxle housing. That end of the axle is also spined and has a decent cut around the shaft that holds a spring clip. The clip holds the axle in place in the transaxle. The clip is round and can be forced out of its nest. By far the easiest way to remove the axle is with a slide hammer attached to a large fork that fits over the end of the tripod housing. Another less conventional method is to use a pry bar between the tripod housing and the transaxle. This method must be used with care due to the high possibility of damaging the transaxle housing.

When reinstalling the axle, take extra care with the re-insertion of the axle into the transaxle. Pay special attention to the oil seal because it is possible that it can get torn, wrinkled, or damaged. After reassembly, front end alignment is recommended. Be sure to check and refill the transmission with fluid and torque the axle retaining nuts to the specified torque amount.