Glossary – Guide To Car Features

Every responsible car owner has an oil change done by a professional every 3000 miles. This keeps their vehicle running as efficiently and smoothly as possible. What not everyone realizes, however, is that there need to be some alteration to the type of lubricant used when temperatures tart to drop. For safe winter driving it is important to winterize not just your car but its engine as well.

However the change in the sound is not the direct function of a cat-back exhaust. The change in the sound the car makes is more of a side effect. The function of a cat-back exhaust is to help exhaust gases from the engine exit faster. Why is that important? This is important because the sooner the gases leave the engine the sooner the air fuel mixture for the next engine cycle can enter the engine. If the exhaust gases are slow to leave they create what is called a back pressure. The fuel air mixture for the next engine cycle has to overcome this back pressure to enter the engine combustion cylinder. However if with the help of a cat-back exhaust the back pressure is reduced the air fuel mixture can rush in faster leading to an improved engine performance.

Clutchless manual – Basically, the cars electronics does the clutchwork for you. You don’t need to depress a clutch. This usually happens using the gear lever (push and pull action) or paddles (buttons) on the steering wheel. This allows the driver to select which gear they’re driving in, without the need to use a clutch. No bunny hopping.

That was when my service tech told me the deal. He said I had overfilled the oil tank and that this was a real bad idea. He asked me if I had noticed any problems driving the car. Actually I’d noticed that when trying to accelerate I had lost some of my get up and go. He said that my crankshaft could have been affected. He also said that if I ever need to add oil, I should always check the dipstick to see where the levels are. Just adding oil to an already full oil tank could do all sorts of bad things, flood the air intake, begin ‘burning’ and really cost damage to my catalytic converter recycle.

This is especially important if you are one of the 10 percent of U.S. drivers with a “Check Engine” light on right now. The light can signify a problem that could cost more to repair than a whole month’s car payment. But dealing with the issue while your car is under warranty could mean your car manufacturer foots the bill, instead of you.

It’s also just as important to use your nose. A recurring strange smell usually indicates there is something wrong. Sometimes you may drive by a big truck or an old car that burns a lot of oil. The smell being emitted by such a vehicle may pass into your car, so you may think there is a strange smell when in fact it is just the odour coming off another vehicle.

Open up the garage door. Letting your vehicle run inside a closed garage can be deadly. Fumes will quickly accumulate in the garage and spread to the remainder of the house if you have an attached garage. If you must run your car inside of the garage, vent it by opening up the garage door. Always keep the door from the garage to the rest of the house closed when your car is running inside of your garage.

There are literally dozens of abbreviations and code words you will find in car adverts but these are the most common. The most import thing to remember is if you’re not sure – just ask! Rather that then wind up driving an actual man.