Yearly Archives: 2021

7 Ways to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft

7 Ways to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft

Why is it valuable? Catalytic converters can fetch quite a price when sold as they are composed of different metals of value. Therefore, it is a good idea to ensure that you prevent its theft. Here you will find a few simple ways to do that. Prevention is better than cure Always park in a secure environment. When possible try to park your car out of harm's way where it will not be visible and therefore not be a target. If this is not possible ensure that you aim for a well-lit area with lots of traffic to deter thieves and ensure that any suspicious activity is noticed.   Security cameras are a useful aid in protecting your belongings and when possible, it is best to park where there is CCTV monitoring. Alternatively, you may choose to invest in a dashboard camera.   Park close to obstacles that will make it difficult for someone to get underneath your car to detach the converter. The idea here is to inconvenience prospective thieves to the point where it is just n ... read more

How Does Regenerative Braking Work in Hybrids and EVs?

How Does Regenerative Braking Work in Hybrids and EVs?

Understanding Regenerative Braking in EVs Hybrids Regenerative brakes are part of the structure that qualifies vehicles with an electric motor as energy-saving by maintaining and utilizing the energy released when braking. Hybrid and other electric vehicles (EVs) use electricity instead of gasoline as a fuel source, but another essential energy-saving consideration must be the regenerative braking component. Regenerative braking retains the energy usually dissipated as heat when the brakes are applied. As the vehicle slows, all the momentum used to go forward disperses into the brake pads in the form of kinetic heat energy in friction-based braking systems. These traditional braking systems generate friction as they decelerate using brake rotors and pads, which come together whenever the brake pedal is applied. Regenerative braking systems use the EV's motor to convert the kinetic energy lost during deceleration back into potential energy contained in the vehicle's battery ... read more

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Filter Me Healthy!

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What Are The Symptoms of Bad Brake Calipers?

What Are The Symptoms of Bad Brake Calipers?

The Symptoms Of Bad Brake Calipers Bad break calipers have quite a few signs and are an important part of your vehicle's performance and safety. Some of the signs your brake caliper may be going bad are - Noises, which include : squealing grinding clunking metal scraping or rubbing sounds Feeling things like: Your steering wheel pulling to one side while driving Vibrations in the steering wheel when stopping Vibrations in the brake pedal when releasing your foot off of the brake. Your car taking longer to stop or more pressure to slow down. Seeing things like: Uneven wear in the brake pads Leaking brake fluid All of these are good signs you might have a caliper problem. But what are calipers and why are they important?   Calipers Have A Very Important Job Your brake calipers are what suspends your brake pads over the spinning rotor when your car is in park or drive. When you want to stop, your foot applies pressure on the brake, which lowers the calipers holding ... read more

How Often do Windshield Wipers Need to be Replaced?

How Often do Windshield Wipers Need to be Replaced?

Of course, your vehicle's windscreen wipers are not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of car maintenance. All the same, they are overly integral components of your car and are even vital when it comes to safe driving. Your windshield wipers keep your windscreen clean, dry, and clear of any obstruction to enhance your vision on the road. Unfortunately, most drivers and car owners are not aware that they need to change their wipers every 6 to 12 months. It would be best if you made a habit of checking your car wipers' conditions for signs that signal an urgent replacement. The following are some of the common signs to look out for: Squeaking Noises Your car's wiper blades should glide seamlessly, silently, and neatly across a wet windscreen. Squeaking noises are an indication that the rubber or silicon has worn out. Excessive Streaking and Smearing When the wiper blade glides across a surface, it should leave it clean and dry. When you start observing str ... read more

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