• TURBOCHARGER VS. SUPERCHARGER – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCES?

    The manufacturers of an automobile have made it obligatory for a car owner to always provide regular and appropriate maintenance to their vehicle. This goes not only to the exterior parts like the wheel, the car’s paint, etcetera but as well as to its interior portions. The car exhaust, also known as the exhaust piping system is also included in this mandatory.   The importance of the charger or the apparatus of your exhaust pipe is increasing the engine power of your automobile – but only when you are initiating for that power to be amplified. It also helps reaction gases away from the controlled combustion inside the engine. This…

  • Tires for your light truck

    As with all vehicles you need to make sure that you find tires that are suitable for your vehicle. If you have a light truck, then you need light truck tires. They tend to be the same tires that can also be used for CUVs and SUVs. It all depends on what dimension that the manufacturer of your light truck recommends. You are probably looking at tires with a dimension like 265/75R16. As with any vehicle you will need different tires if you plan to drive in winter conditions. Finding all-season, all-weather or winter tires in these dimensions isn’t difficult. You can search for 265/75R16 winter tires or ask your…

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    How to Estimate My Car Insurance Cost Before Buying a Car

    Many people want to have their own car someday, and they even make it into one of their life goals. After getting a car, some people may be content with merely having a vehicle to call their own and neglect getting them insured. Uninsured vehicles aren’t secure, and their owners will suffer significant financial damage when caught in an accident. Insurance costs tend to vary depending on the car. This is because there are many different vehicle models with varying retail prices, cost of spare parts, and reputation to drivers. Insurers need to pay out the car’s market value when it’s lost, so the more expensive the vehicle, the higher…

  • All-weather tires versus all-season tires

    All-weather tires versus all-season tires– what is the difference between the two? The main difference of all-weather tires in comparison to all-season tires is that the all-weather tires hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake “symbol signifying their approved use in severe winter conditions. The reason to choose one over the other really comes down to if you need certified winter tires in the winter where you live. The disadvantaged of the all-weather tires however are the more aggressive tread block which can cause a higher rolling resistance in comparison with that of all-season tires so if the area where you live has mild climate year-round you would be better off…

  • What to consider when buying all-season tires

    Before investing in all-season tires, you need to consider the year-round weather in the region where you live. This is because all-season tires are not made to handle severe winter weather. The reason they are not approved for severe winter weather is because they have not passed the required criteria in snow testing and do thereby not hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” symbol. Tires with this emblem provide improved snow traction over tires holding the mud and snow emblem (M+S). This being said there are many areas in the United States not experiencing severe winter weather and for those areas all-season tires are a great choice. The fact that…

  • SUV all-season tires hold many advantages

    SUV all-season tires hold many advantages and possibly the biggest advantage being the fact that they allow for one set of tires to be used throughout the year in many areas of the United States. The reason this is not true for all States is because in areas with severe winters all-season tires are not recommended. This is because they do not hold the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake” symbol”, which in turn means that they have not passed required performance criteria in snow testing and are thereby not considered severe snow service rated. This however is not of any concern in the many States with mild weather. The fact that…

  • Why all-weather tyres are perfect for a big part of Central Europe

    The concept of all-weather tyres is that you have a set of tyres that can handle any type of weather. So regardless if you have snowy winter roads or dry summer ones, you can manage with the same set of tyres. With tyres that can handle such a wide range of conditions, you of course have some advantages and some disadvantages. The advantage is definitely that you are always ready to drive regardless of weather conditions. You are also safer than having the wrong set of tyres for the season. There is also the convenience factor that can play a significant role in choosing them. When it comes to the…

  • In September we might not be far from the first snow

    September is definitely a month where we are not far from winter, as we are already in Autumn. During the end of autumn, winter conditions are likely to be seen, where it is unlikely in September, but likely in November. Even in October the temperatures can drop below zero degrees Celsius. When you have sub-zero temperatures, you are safer driving with winter tyres than summer tyres, which gives an indication that you should be prepared to change to winter tyres already when the temperatures start approaching zero degrees. The problem with summer tyres at low temperatures is that the tyres are designed for warm temperatures and when you go to…

  • Keeping the all-weather tires on the whole year

    The greatest advantages of having all-weather tires is the possibility to drive all year round safely with just one set of tires. Never having to worry about if you have the correct tires on your vehicle or if it is still safe to drive after a big change in weather. This can be very important for many that are dependent on using their vehicle on a daily basis and can’t be left stuck with a vehicle with all-season tires in winter conditions, making it impossible to drive. All-weather tires, unlike all-season tires, are able to handle snow and ice with excellent grip and handling. All weather tires have the severe…

  • Använd däckfakta när du väljer däck

    När du gör ditt däckval bör du använda all tillgänglig information som kan hjälpa dig göra ett informerat val. Idag är den bästa källan för information, Internet. Här kan du hitta allt från däcktillverkares egna hemsidor, olika däcktester, EU däckmärkning och annan relevant däckfakta. Med all information som kan samlas in så bör du kunna fatta ett objektivt beslut angående de däck som passar dig och din bil bäst. Däckval är mycket viktigt process eftersom däcken är avgörande för bilens totala säkerhet. En säker bil med dåliga däck är inte lika säker längre och bilen är nu mer sannolik att vara i olyckor. Att undvika olyckor bör vara ett av…