Automotive Maintenance Tutorials and How To's
Cars are pretty complicated things. They're made up of lots of
parts and components, and any number of them can go wrong and
leave you stranded by the roadside. Keeping an eye on your vehicles
overall condition and making sure it is regularly maintained and
any problems are quickly sorted can help keep your car live longer
and run better.
Compiled here is a range of tutorials covering everything from
basic automotive maintenance and driving tips, to descriptions
of the various components, materials and systems which make up
the modern car. Most of the explanations are written for people
who have relatively limited mechanical experience!
To Check Your Oil
An explanation covering how to check your vehicle's oil
level, it's cleanliness, and also what the different oil
levels may indicate.
To Identify Vehicle Leaks
There's lots of different fluids which could be causing
that dark stain on your garage floor. Here's a handy guide
covering the ones which might have come from your car!
Making sure your tires are in good condition, and wearing
down slowly in a nice uniform manner is a simple way of
preventing tire failure, and a good way to help diagnose
10 Years Off Your Car's Appearance
the world economy recovering from a severe hangover there's
bound to be a huge number of gearheads who have had to put
aside their plans to trade up to a better vehicle.
a Head Unit (Radio)
When it comes to choosing a head unit for your car, or any
other vehicle for that matter it's important to pick one
that is going to suit the way you listen to music or other
Left-foot braking is a pretty difficult skill to master
and as such shouldn't be practiced on public roads. If you
get it wrong it could easily end up causing a crash.
on Snow and Ice
To stay in control of a vehicle while driving on snow and
ice, the key is smooth inputs. One way to think of it is
to imagine everything is happening in slow motion.
In physics, torque can be thought of informally as 'rotational
force'. Torque is often listed as part of the basic specifications
of an engine.
is a 'Monocoque'?
Monocoque, meaning 'single shell' in French, is a construction
technique that utilizes the external skin to support some
or most of the load.
A supercharger (sometimes referred to as a blower) is a
compressor used to pump fresh air into the engine cylinders.