Miyerkules, Hunyo 29, 2016

Gas Mileage Tips That Will Help You Save Gas

Gasoline these days are incredibly expensive. Actually, if you try to compute how much of your salary goes to gasoline alone, it would even make you think twice if you really want a car to begin with.  

However, we cannot deny how convenient it is to have your own car. So, to at least get the most out of your gas here are some tips that you’d definitely find helpful.

Observe Speed Limit
I know, it feels cool to drive fast, it makes you feel like a badass racer, but it lowers your gas mileage by 33% at highway speed and 5% around town. So unless it’s an emergency, you might want to slow down.

Try Not To Haul Cargo On Your Car’s Roof
Having a large, blunt roof-top cargo box can increase aerodynamic drag, which means it affects the smoothness of your ride since due to wind resistance and reduces fuel economy. So it would be better to remove external cargo container when not in use.

Remove Excess Weight
The heavier your car becomes due items in your car the more MPG your vehicle loses. In this case, maybe you should check your car every once in a while if there are things in there that you don’t use so you can lighten the car a little bit.

Oil Changes Are Crucial
Check your user’s manual on how often and how to properly change oils. Knowing and following that, allows your car to run smoother and cleaner while using less fuel.

Don’t Forget Your Air Filter
If the air filter is not in its best condition, meaning it’s too dirty to produce clean and cool air to mix with fuel to create combustion, the more gasoline your car consumes. In the long run, it pays to check it regularly and change when it gets dirty.

Regular Maintenance
This one benefits your car’s overall performance, which is good because if the vehicle is at its tip-top shape then it’ll also mean better gas mileage. Better not skip on your car servicing appointment.  

Pay Attention To Your Driving Habits
Excessive idling, jackrabbit starts, stepping on the gas as soon as the light turns green, freeway driving, and the likes all contribute to decreased gas mileage. 

Martes, Hunyo 21, 2016

Put A Stop On Distracted Driving!

How many times have we heard about a road accident due to a distracted driver? Some people clearly underestimate the importance of putting your entire attention on the road when driving, but if you don’t wanna be a part of car accident statistic you have to take driving more seriously.

Types Of Distraction

Visual

This basically means diverting your eyes elsewhere instead of looking straight ahead. It may sound unbelievable, but a split-second of not paying attention could lead to collision.

Manual

The direction where the car goes relies entirely on the wheels. So when you take your hands off it to reach for something, you are risking even a tiny bit chance for your car to drift.

Cognitive
Whether you’re daydreaming, worrying about your sick child, or plotting against a rude neighbor, if your mind is not 100% on driving, mistakes could happen.

Common Reasons Why People Get Distracted While Driving

Gadgets
Mobile phones are extremely important these days. However, texting, calling, social media, and games are all mind consuming which is dangerous when you’re on the road. When it comes to driving, you can’t multi-task like that and expect that it’s impossible for you to accidentally hit on the gas or make an abrupt stop in the middle of a busy highway.

Snacking


Having a stash of snack is good, especially during long drives. But if you’re going to eat, don’t do it while you’re on the road driving. Park your car and eat in peace not worrying that you might crash any minute. Spilling your drink could make you frantic and not notice an incoming truck. One hand driving means less control of the wheel. These are just some of the things that can happen when you mix driving with food.

Personal Grooming

We get, we all do. You’re a busy person who is always on the go so there are times that you run late and you have to do your personal grooming as you drive because brushing your hair will only take seconds right? But, no matter what your excuse is, both of your hands need to be on the steering wheel. Haven’t I mentioned it enough that it only takes second for some car to abruptly turn or stop? If that happens while you we’re busy putting on lipstick, how are you going to keep yourself from crashing into that car?


Tiredness
Alertness and reaction time are vital when cruising around town in your vehicle. Therefore, if you lack sleep or had a terribly long day at work, you may fall asleep at the wheel (it happens!) causing you to totally lose control over the car and ability to act in case you’re about to collide into a car, post, or even a tree.


Lunes, Hunyo 13, 2016

Pros And Cons Between Manual And Automatic Transmission

Transmission is important in a car because it helps with changing gears and get from point A to point B without trudging along in first gear. So, obviously a car needs transmission, the question is what kind would you prefer? 

Manual

Pros

Simple Maintenance
Since manual cars have less machinery involved, it’s less likely to breakdown. Which means it requires very little maintenance.

Uses Gear Or Engine Oil
It’s more versatile when it comes to oil, so gear or engine oil won’t matter. Plus, unlike automatic transmission cars that need transmission fluid change often, when it comes to manual that won’t be the case.

Better Fuel Economy
Manual transmission engines weigh less and have more gear. As a result you can expect to drive further compared to automatics even with the same amount of fuel. But of course, the condition of the car still matters on how much fuel it will consume.

Cons

Takes A Lot To Learn
As the name suggest, learning to drive this thing won’t be as easy as maneuvering an automatic. So practice a lot and pack patience all the time, you’ll get there.

Driving Around A City Can Be A Pain In The Ass
You will have to stop multiple times when you drive around a city due to traffic lights. So shifting gears will be a challenge.

Trouble With Ascending Surfaces
Uphill drives can be and will be more hard work that trying to please your in-laws. Expect to cause traffic and get yelled at.


Automatic


Pros

Widely Known And Used
Majority of cars today are automatic. So if you’re looking for a specific car, it’ll be easier to find if you prefer it over manual.
Almost Effortless To Drive
Shifting or using the clutch pedal will be the least of your problems.

Comfortable
Considering that shifting isn’t an issue with automatic transmission car, you can rest assured that you’ll have a smooth ride.

Cons

Intricate Maintenance
With a complex system, a lot could go south on you which of course means maintenance will follow.

Handling
If you don’t mind not having the “hands-on” precision drivers usually get with manual, then this might work for you.

It Can Be Pricey
Just like everything else in life, innovation comes with a price. Be prepared to shell out more cash if you prefer automatic transmission cars.

This comparison is not to say that one is better than the other. But this should help you distinguish which kind works for you better.





Lunes, Hunyo 6, 2016

Top 13 Fastest Electric Vehicles In The World

Always in a rush? It would’ve been perfect if you have access to any of these fastest vehicles. For sure you’ll never be late again! While some misconception about electric vehicles being slow had circulated in the automobile industry, this list will surely surprise you otherwise. 

1. JR-MAGLEV MLX01 (361 mph)
Japan’s JR-MAGLEV MLX01 bullet trains are probably the reason why Japanese are known for being so punctual.

2. TRAIN ÀGRANDE VITESSE (357.2 mph)
Due to petrol crisis in France back in 1973, these French trains had to go with electricity and yet it’s still recognized as the fastest wheeled train on earth. Who said electric vehicles are slow now?

3. VENTURI BUCKEYE BULLET 2.5 (307.7 mph)
Smashing the previous electric land speed record, this lithium-ion-battery-powered Buckeye Bullet doesn’t need to say more.

4. ELIICA (250 mph)
Considering that each of this car’s wheels has its own electric motor, it’s no surprise that it could surpass Porsche 911 Turbo.

5. LONG-ESA (202.6 mph)
Flight of the Century didn’t just made an electric motorcycle that can run up to 190 mph, they also made a plane with almost the same speed!

6. LAWLESS OCC ROCKET BIKE (201 mph)
The joint project of Lawless industries and Orange Country Choppers packs a mean punch! Not only had it set the record of being the fastest electric motorcycle but also a record for electric vehicles in general. This only proves that electric vehicles are far from slow.

7. SCHUMACHER MI3 (161.8 mph)
It may be a remote-controlled car but with its 11 horsepower into its aerodynamic body, it’s hardly a toy you’d let your kid to play with.

8. MISSION R (160 mph)
It’s a shame that the impressive record-setting all-electric super-bike manufacturer went bankrupt despite all the hype when the Mission R came out. Nevertheless, its 0-60 in 3 seconds will remain in the history of fastest electric vehicles.

9. TESLA ROADSTER SPORT (125 mph)
With its agile handling and 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds, as the company Tesla Motors claims, this electric car should be able to outrun any Ferrari, Porsche, or Aston Martin.

10. BONTOFT & MILLER HYDRO BOAT (98.8 mph)
This power boat from Eagle Tree System is the world’s fastest electric boat that can speed up to 85 knots or just under 100 mph.

11. ELECTRIC BAR STOOL RACER (54 mph)
Streamlined motorized bar stool raced for the first time in 1998, going nearly 22 mph. When manufacturer Medical Device Engineering Company, IMDS made their own electric bar stool racer they managed to set a record of 53.557 mph in 2009 and exceeded it the following year by reaching 54.062 mph.

FASTEST ELECTRIC VEHICLE IN SPACE

12. HELIOS 2 (157, 078 mph)

This NASA built space probe was used by France, Belgium, Spain, and Greece as military observation satellites.

13. VOYAGER 1 (38, 600 mph)
This space probe launched by NASA is not only one of the fastest electric vehicles, but also the farthest spacecraft from earth and the only one in interstellar space.