As we all know, vehicle engines operate with the help of what’s known as the combustion process which is possible thanks to both air and fuel. The correct mixture of both air and fuel is needed to give the desired performance when you press the accelerator pedal. This is where your Honda makes use of an ETC. An electronic throttle control body, or throttle body as some people call it, helps regulate the amount of air and fuel that goes into the engine when you press on the pedal.Read More →
There’s nothing like 4WD vehicles, especially pickups. And yes, choosing the right pickup car for you can be a time-consuming process with many things to consider. Although this might take some time, they’re worth it as our home has astounding, wild nature and beautiful sights to see. And out of all of these 4WD vehicles, one that stands out is the Toyota Kluger. It’s a powerful car with a 3.5-litre V6 engine that’s able to take you anywhere you want to go. In other words, you’re buying much more than the vehicle – you’re getting the freedom and the pleasure that comes with it.
The engine is the heart of any car, and if your engine isn’t operating properly, your car isn’t operating properly as well. But even though these parts are very important, you can purchase a second-hand engine or rebuild it yourself using aftermarket parts from your local car performance shop. Buying a second-hand engine takes a lot of consideration though, as you can’t just buy the first one you lay your eyes on. In other words, engines aren’t always interchangeable. What this means is that two cars from the same manufacturer that are built 5 years apart probably can’t use the same engine. This is due to the fact that engines keep getting more feature-packed and more complicated.Read More →
When you are into 4WDing, everything needs to be tougher, harder, meaner. It is completely logical for your ride to be exposed to more wear than regular vehicles. The top threat to your chassis on a well-marked highway is a collision with another vehicle on the road and we know how to prevent that. But driving a 4×4 on an off-road adventure poses another bag of problems, hence the need for better protection.
Your vehicle’s headlights are one of the parts that are most susceptible to damage in the event of a collision. Headlight covers are an accessory that can add a bit of extra protection to the headlight, as well as change how your vehicle looks. Many people don’t pay attention to the state of their headlight covers as they do to the headlight bulbs. As a result, they end up with dimmed or damaged headlights. When neglected, the cover can become cloudy or discoloured, which can affect how much illumination your headlights emit. Most people think the headlights in their vehicles are one single part, when in reality, they’re made up of several. The overall performance and effectiveness of a headlight depend on how well all these parts work together. The most important parts of a headlight include:
If you need new automotive parts you can choose to go to an official car dealership or a company that makes aftermarket parts. Dealerships have what are known as OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts which are made by the manufacturer of your vehicle. Aftermarket parts are sold by a different company but the they are made with the same specifications as OEM parts. Aftermarket parts are brand new and often come at a more affordable price than OEM parts. The advantage of aftermarket parts is that there is a lot more to choose from and if you know what to look for, you can even find parts that exceed the quality of an OEM component. The same goes for headlights which like other aftermarket parts need to be put to use and configured on your own.Read More →
The braking system of your Honda accord is one of the most important safety elements, which is why you need to inspect its components on a regular basis. Worn down brake components, like Honda Accord brake pads and discs, can reduce your vehicle’s ability to brake and stop, leading to a greater risk of accidents. But how do you know when to replace the brake discs and pads? There are a few signs that indicate your brakes are worn.
Most of us take our car’s braking system for granted, especially when it is working properly and keep us and everyone else around us safe. Most drivers don’t put much thought into their ride’s brakes unless they start hearing a squealing sound or experience a slow response time which may lead to an accident. In order to prevent that from happening, it’s best that you learn more about these components. The best way to do so is to learn the difference between brake pads and brake shoe parts. Why? Because these are the parts that most commonly wear down, and you’ll need to replace them more frequently than any other part of the brake system.
As someone who spends a lot of money venturing the Australian backcountry, I also spend a lot of time making sure my car runs properly because the last thing I want is to get stuck in the middle of nowhere, hundreds of kilometres away from civilisation. A couple of weeks ago, I ordered a new wheel hub assembly online, as mine were worn down from all the use and abuse I’ve put them through. I was really excited about getting them before my next trip, however, what I really got was “brand equipment” that was completely fake, and the hub assembly wasn’t even the right size. I asked for a refund, but the retailer never got back to me. So I had to take an L and order a new hub assembly from a vendor that I actually put some research into.