Cars

One of our most valuable assets nowadays is our cars. These machines have made our life easier and better in the most diverse aspects, including getting to work anywhere on time, grabbing a ride to see our friends or visit any place we want. However, if you only focus on the functions, you can overlook a central aspect. The fundamental essence of all cars is the technological and mechanical wonder they are. And a powerful distinction of that is the speed and power they can achieve.These features are, in short, called performance. There are many ways to boost the performance of your vehicle. The examples that come to mind are brakes, tyres, throttle control, etc. Yet, there are specialised car performance parts that directly impact [&hellip

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Off-roading vehicles have existed for more than 100 years now. The Kegresse track was the first-ever vehicle that could be driven on grass, snow, dirt and other similar conditions. Although off-road vehicles were being used early on in the 1900s they weren’t made commercially available until after WWII. Off-road vehicles then moved from the military to construction and freight industries. Auto manufacturers saw the opportunity to make off-road vehicles too with their client’s specific needs in mind

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Picture this: you have a great day ahead of you, you just need to quickly replace a leaky faucet at your pal’s house and. This should take about thirty minutes tops and you’ll be off to the next few stops to round out your day. Even though you don’t have a lot of time between stops, as long as you don’t run into too much traffic, you’ll get there in time for each one of them. As you pull out of your driveway with your Toyota Hiace, you do a mental review of everything you packed in the van last night to make sure you’ve got it all. Confident that you have all the tools to make it through the day without having to make [&hellip

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When most people hop in their car with family or friends, they think about the destination or the activities that are awaiting them once they get where they’re headed. On your way to a restaurant, you probably think about what to eat and drink. On your way to the gym, you’re probably thinking about your routine for the day, or how you aren’t looking forward to leg-day at all. You probably don’t put a lot of thought into the car itself. Most people don’t even give their car a minute to warm up before they leave the driveway and start driving

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If you’re someone who wants to venture off the beaten trail and take on challenging terrain, your factory setup 4×4 might not be able to take on everything you throw at it with its standard height. For that reason, many off-road enthusiasts opt to get 4×4 suspension upgrades to elevate their vehicles in order to make it easier to drive through rocky and bumpy terrain. This not only improves the off-road performance and functionality of your vehicle but its appearance as well

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Although the braking systems that Mercedes Benz install on their vehicles are usually reliable and powerful, issues can occur as the car gets older. Regular inspection and service can extend the longevity of any braking system, and when you notice problems arising, you should look to address them as soon as possible. And while complete brake failure isn’t frequent, a loss in braking power can be quite scary when driving and it may result in an accident. The most common reason for braking power loss is the wearing down of brake pads

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Can you believe that the first brake systems were wooden blocks controlled by a lever? They used to be put on steel-rimmed wheels that steam-powered vehicles featured back in late 1800s. Of course, with the introduction of rubber tyres and mechanical brakes everything about it changed, as later on, hydraulic, disc and self-adjusting brakes were introduced as well as safety features like ABSĀ and AEB. Since brake discs came out a bit later, brake pads are considered a newer type of brake technology than brake shoes

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Like every 4×4 on the road, the Mitsubishi ASX gives you better traction and adds more torque when pulling heavy loads at low speeds. But like any vehicle in the world, it needs a number of accessories, be it for looks, performance or safety. As this vehicle has nailed the first two, I’ll focus on the third one, not that the ASX isn’t safe enough to drive in, but it doesn’t hurt to add a thing or two to its exterior

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Wheel bearings are one of those car parts which can take a lot of beating since regular inspection only happens around every 48,000 km. But regardless of that, the front pair of bearings is usually the one to go first since it gets affected the most by the steering and the way to be certain about it is to jack up your car and try to rock each wheel holding it by its 12 and 6 o’clock sides. While a little bit of play means that you only need to adjust it, if you hear noises, then replacing it is inevitable, but luckily it is something that you can do yourself too

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