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Wheel balancing and alignment

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:37:17 PM Asia/Calcutta

If you own a car, you know you've seen this in your maintenance bill before. (unless you're new, in which case welcome to car ownership!) But what is it exactly? Why do we need it? And more importantly, is it worth paying for?

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Posted in Car Tyres

Car Horns

Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:43:00 AM Asia/Calcutta

Horns are typically installed so a vehicle can alert other vehicles and pedestrians of its arrival or passing. Horns are not essential to driving. In most countries, they are only used during emergencies. Car horns are located on the steering wheel for ease of use. Most countries have a limit on the decibel levels of a car horn and it is set around 80 to 94 dB. In India, the decibel level should be at 94 dB at seven meters in front of the car.

There are different sounds that different types of horns emit. Each car or manufacturer will have its own OEM horn. The problem with stock horns is that not only are they quiet they also often sound bad. Most of the OEM horns lack full-range sound. Adding a low tone horn to the stock will make it sound like how it should have from the factory.

The housing is identical for both high and low horns. The only other difference is the diaphragm inside and the frequency that it vibrates at. The diaphragm travel distance on some horns can be adjusted via an external screw that will change the frequency of the 'note'. The low tone gives a bellow sound, while the high tone gives an audible sharp horn sound. They need each other to produce the correct horn sound amplitude. If any of them is missing, your horn will become almost inaudible. Different dual tone horns work in different ways. There might be two horns in one unit or they are designed such that they produce two distinctive tones.

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Car care – What to do?

Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:40:29 AM Asia/Calcutta

As a new car owner, my every intention is to keep my car in drivable condition for as long as possible or
until I can afford to upgrade. It is only natural to expect a lot from your new vehicle.
Among other things, I have to maintain and take care of my car. Negligence and poor maintenance is
very common with many car owners resulting in mechanical problems that could have been avoided
with a bit of prevention. Here are a few tips I recommend to maximize the lifespan of your car.

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Nitrogen versus Air—what is right for your tyre?

Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:37:56 AM Asia/Calcutta

Is nitrogen good for your tyre? Let us understand the basics. According to physics, all gases
expand and contract as they are exposed to hot and cold temperatures. The same applies to
tyre inflation pressure. It may rise and fall with respect to the ambient temperature, which is
about one psi (pound per square inch) for every 10°F. Always check your tyre pressure before
starting a long drive. It is advised to check tyre pressure before the temperature rises as the
heat generated from driving affects the pressure reading.
It is essential that we take good care of tyres to increase its longevity. The key to proper
maintenance is to maintain proper inflation and follow the recommended inflation pressure.
The user manual in every vehicle has recommended pressure value that needs to be
maintained for excellent service and better control of your vehicle. Most tyre manufactures
advice people to check tyre inflation pressure at regular intervals. Often, it is once a month
depending on usage, condition and driving habits.

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Alloy wheels! What are alloy wheels?

Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:33:53 AM Asia/Calcutta

In scientific terms, alloy is a mixture of two or more metals. Similarly, alloy wheels are generally a
mixture of metals like aluminium, magnesium and sometimes even nickel. Even though steel itself is
an alloy of iron and carbon, in the automotive industry, alloy wheel are wheel rims known to be
made of nonferrous metal (nonferrous metals are metals that do not contain iron and are rust-free).
The earliest alloy wheels were made of magnesium, which often suffered deformities due to the
ductility of the metal. In recent years, aluminium has replaced magnesium as low cost and high
performance alloy wheels.

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10 Best Practices for Bike Maintenance

Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:30:58 AM Asia/Calcutta

Periodic Maintenance of Your Bike
How to take good care of your bike? Timely maintenance, periodic inspection, tuning and
adjustments are preventive measures that can keep your motor bike in its most efficient and safest
The morning routine of kick-starting your bike will not keep the engine in a good condition nor will it
run along the journey you take. The most common problems that occur due to negligence or poor
maintenance of the bike will lead to crushed valve, locked transmission system, blown wheel
bearing, dead charging unit and if it gets any worse, it could be combination of all these problems.
But before bad luck finds you and before your bike tires you, here are the 10 best practices we
recommend to keep your bike running miles.


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Maintenance of Your Bike

Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:27:58 AM Asia/Calcutta

Regularly get your tyres and brakes checked by a qualified mechanic and have the vehicle
professionally serviced as suggested by the manufacturer. It is advised to annually check the
vehicle or after every 5000 Kilometres.
Prior to riding your bike, carry out a visual and operational check on your bike to avoid
unwarranted breakdown and to reduce the chance of being stranded with your bike.

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Car Roof Carriers

Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:23:15 AM Asia/Calcutta

A roof rack is a set of bars that are securely attached to the roof of a car. It has a multi-purpose
function to carry luggage and this includes bicycles,
Canoes or any other containers. There are different types of roof carriers designed for different
vehicle roofs. To choose the best roof type, first identify the model of your car and then identify the
roof type required.


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Car wash – How to go about it?

Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:17:15 AM Asia/Calcutta

This wouldn’t seem like rocket science and many of us barely take notice of the details on the car
while washing. Did you know that most of the swirl marks and swipes on the car can damage the
paint? Proper washing and drying techniques need to be routinely followed in order to keep your car
looking new.
For everyone who thought washing cars was an easy job and for everyone who had no clue that
incorrect washing technique could damage the car, the following steps and instructions are for you.

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Maintenance of a Scooter

Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:55:26 AM Asia/Calcutta

Maintenance of a Scooter

Every machine and vehicle demands care and attention in order to keep it functioning longer and
properly. A scooter is much better to navigate through traffic with lesser strain and no effort needed
for gear shifts. However, that doesn’t reduce the stress of maintaining and taking care of your
vehicle. Here’s to a million people out there owning a scooter and scouting through the endless
traffic in your cities. The following tips will help you stay free of worries and help in maintaining your
vehicle. Routine care and regular maintenance of your scooter can keep it running smoothly for a
longer time. These tips will not only be helpful in keeping your vehicle running longer but will also
save you a lot of money and time.


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