Friday, January 29, 2010

Autogas answer to our petrol problem

Because of the modernization and population increase we frequently experience the shortage of fuel specially the petrol that is widely used for our vehicle today. And with every problem we always get solution. One of the solutions that we have now was the use of Autogas. Autogas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) it is used as a fuel in internal combustion engine in car which also use in stationary applications such as generators. It’s widely used as a green fuel that decreases exhaust emission. It also reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent compared to petrol vehicle. And an octane rating that is between 90 and 110, also an energy content that is between 25.5 mega joules per liter for pure propane and 28.7 mega joules per liter for pure butane that is depending upon the actual fuel composition.
In countries like United States the term Autogas is used to refer to automobile petrol that is used in piston-powered small aircraft. In United Kingdom LPG and Autogas are used interchangeably. While in Italy and Spain Autogas was called GPL. In Asian countries like Philippines the term Autogas is not commonly used as a generic term instead the term LPG or auto LPG is more widely used by consumers, especially by taxi drivers many of whom use converted vehicle that is commonly called LPG vehicles of LPG cars. Many of the taxi drivers in the Philippines already converted their car into LPG car and it is because LPG is less expensive than any petrol and diesel that they used before. Although auto-LPG or auto-gas gets less mileage than gasoline, overall the cost per kilometer is still much lower compare to gasoline. Not only that, auto-gas or auto-LPG also help us in our environmental problems. Studies show that auto-LPG is cleaner than conventional fuel. Auto-LPG typically has around 20 percent less ozone-forming potentials compared to any gasoline-fueled vehicles. It also generates less photochemical smog that may cause cancer and respiratory problems. And have at least 15 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions and 80 percent less toxic emissions. And also LPG cars have lower maintenance cost than any petrol or diesel- driven vehicles.
The Legislative Council of Hong Kong notes that LPG as a gas does not wash lubricant from the cylinder walls of the engine as a gasoline and diesel do. It also has a cleaner burning characteristic that reduce maintenance requirements and cost. They also noted minimized pilferage lesser engine vibration and a power output and torque comparable with petrol engines. Auto-LPG or Auto-gas benefits have been recognized worldwide. There are around 10 million vehicles that are now running on auto gas in more than 40 countries, according to the World LP Gas Association. The leading countries that leading the way in using Autogas include Australia, Turkey, Poland, Russian Federation, Netherland, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Italy, The United States and Philippines. Although Auto-PLG kits are expensive, it is still cheaper than buying a new fuel efficient car.
With all of this good benefits, Autogas or Auto-LPG have been the great solution to both our environmental and the increasing price and demand of petrol. Another thing is that even if you are already using a gasoline-engine car you can still convert it to run on Autogas. There‘s no need for modification all you just need is to install the Autogas conversion kit. With this kind of car you can run either with gasoline or Autogas. But be wise in buying the LPG conversion kit. Buy only to certified stores or shops that really know everything on how to install the conversion kit.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Traffic when will it end

Since our office moved here in one of the huge business city in manila. Traffic had been a part of my everyday life. Saturday is the only day that i didn't feel the traffic and it is because its a weekend and almost all of the company in great metro manila area have a day off on weekends. I know traffic have been with us since car and other vehicle had been invented. And as our population grow and vehicle consumption grow traffic will get worst. I did heard in the news that the government is trying to find a way to lessen the traffic specially in Manila area. Some say if they will reduce the amount of buses that go to the Edsa route then the traffic will be lessen. I know in some way this is a good idea. But thing is what about the private cars, truck, vans and other kind of vehicle that take the Edsa route everyday. Are they sure the amount of other kind of vehicle wont populate the Eda route too? And what about the other route Edsa is not only the place that is traffic. Even the place when i live in do have traffic. Thing is they always fix the highways all the time. And when their done fixing, after a year they will fix it again or will do some retouch on some part and it will kept on and on. Traffic is not only cause by one vehicle or person. I guess all of us have a tribute to what is happening right now. Even if the government find a solution to this problem there will always be someone who will see that it wont work. Maybe sometimes we got to let the government do the plan and see what will happened before we complain. And lets try to practice obeying rules and regulation of the street. Sometimes it is us who is making the traffic , just because we didn't obey a rule or we are so stubborn to obey a rule and regulation on the street.
We always complain and complain and always pointing finger. Why don't we try to get our acts together and help each other to work things out. Stop wasting out time on complaining and start thinking or find a way for a better and good solution that will benefit all and not just our self.
For the mean time lets try to go out earlier that usual like i do. so even if you got caught on the traffic you wont be worry that you will be late. And if ever you still get late even if you got out early be positive and just see it as a challenge for that day that you didn't win. I know i do straggle to traffic everyday. But i don't think i am always late everyday. Also to some of you who have lots of cars in there garage try to use one car if you or some of your family are going to a same route of place. Or Gave some of your car to families who don't have cars heheheh!!! Just kidding!! But wait that is a good idea!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

History of Hybrid Vehicle

Some people do believe that hybrid vehicle started in the early 1900’s. In fact, hybrid vehicles have been around longer than you think they are. The start of the hybrid technology was believed to be in 1665, when Ferdinand Verbiest and Jesuit priest began to work on a plan to create a simple four wheeled vehicle that could run by steam of pulled by a horse. Then in 1769 when steam-powered carriage was invented. Although this carriage does have the speed of six miles per hour, it is still hard to maintain enough steam for a long distance ride. It was then improved when British inventor Goldsworthy Gurney built a steam car that successfully completed an 85 mile round trip journey in ten-hour times. Then in 1893 Moritz Von Jacobi sailed an electric boat on the Neva, using an electromagnetic engine of one horse power. And in or about that year is when Robert Anderson of Aberdeen, Scotland built the first electric vehicle. However, the vehicle brought lots of problems like the limited range and a battery power that was difficult to recharge. It was later then improved by David Salomon in 1870 when he developed an electric car with a light electric motor, but still faced problems creating a battery that could easily be recharged. Then in 1879, the first electric railway was built by Dr. Werner Von Siemens. The wheels on the vehicle were driven by an electric motor drawing its electricity from the rails which were insulated from the ground and connected to a generator. And also in that decade, year 1886 the business investors in London gained interest in developing an electric taxicab. The design was powered by a 28 cell batter system that would drive a small electric motor. Even so, this one did not come into regular use. It then came year 1888 when a company built a four passenger carriage for the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire it is powered by a one horse power motor and a 24 cell battery. And on that same year, Manus Volk in Brighton, England made a three wheeled electric car. Then in 1897, the London Electric cab Company began to provide the city with a regular service, using a cab powered by a 40 cell battery and a three horse power electric motor. It was called the “Belsey Cab” after its inventor, Walter Belsey. The cab can go up to fifty miles before the battery had to be recharged. Come year 1897 where the Pope Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut, built around electric cars over a two year period.
Then after that year came 1898, the year where the first world’s first hybrid car the Lohner Porsche petrol electric “mixte”, which was built by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche of Germany. Porsche gave the nickname “Aunt Eulalia” to the first series of hybrids, but it was officially named as Semper Vivus, which means “always alive. The first hybrid car can travel a distance of forty miles on a battery power alone. This car used a petrol engine rotating at a constant speed to drive a dynamo, which charged a bank of accumulators. The accumulators then fed current to electric motors contained within the hubs of the front wheels. Therefore, there was no need of drive shafts, transmission, gears, straps, chains, or clutch. And because of the hybrid car quickly success thousands of hybrid cars were produced by companies such as Krieger, Lohner Porsche, and Auto Mixte in the year between 1902 and 1920.
In 1900 the creation of gas and electric hybrid cars has been seen in Belgium. It was developed by Pieper, a Belgian car maker. He introduced a three and a half horsepower motor which the small gasoline engine was joined to an electric motor that is found under the seat. The electric motor was, in effect, a generator that recharges the batteries while driving. Nevertheless, when the car needed some extra power to make its way up to a steep incline, the electric motor would kick in and provide a boost to the gas engine. And because of the popularity of electric hybrid cars the Electric Vehicle Company built 2000 taxicabs, trucks, and buses, and set up a subsidiary cab and car rental companies from New York to Chicago in early 1904. In 1905 an American engineer named H. Piper filed a patent for a petrol-electric hybrid vehicle. His idea was to use an electric motor to assist an internal combustion engine, mainly to add the ICE to let the vehicle accelerate to 25 miles per hour in 10 seconds, Instead of the usual 30 miles per hour. Then after three and half years the patent was issued. By that time, the engines had become powerful enough to achieve this kind of performance of their own.
In 1910, a company by the name of Commercial Built Truck, which used a four cylinder gas engine to power a generator, eliminates the need for a transmission and Battery Park. This hybrid was built by company in Philadelphia until 1918. Steamers and electric hybrid cars were almost completely wiped out in 1913. Sales of electric cars dropped to 6,000 vehicles, while over 180,000 gasoline cars were sold. Lots of car makers who still believe in the idea of hybrid car still try their best to put the hybrid cars back to the production. Like Baker of Cleveland and Woods of Chicago two prominent electric vehicle makers offered hybrid cars that can reach a maximum speed of 35mph and achieved fuel efficiency of 48 mph. And the Woods Dual Power was more expensive and less powerful than its gasoline competition, and therefore sold poorly.
And it then considered that the year 1920 to 1965 become the dormant period for mass produced electric and hybrid cars. However, hybrid vehicle technology did not disappear and its development continues. Lots of people still believe in the hybrid technology. Hybrid vehicle technology becomes the answer for most of the global problems. Just like in 1966 were the U.S Congress introduced first bills recommending use of the electric vehicle as a means to reduce air pollution. After a long quiet period, hybrid cars show up again in 1969. On that same year General Motors 512 was designed, it runs entirely on electric power at a speed under ten miles per hour. The vehicle ran on a combination of electric power and gas combustion from 10 to 13 miles per hour. Arab oil embargo became a huge problem in 1973. The price of gasoline soared, which created new interest in electric vehicles. The U.S Department of Energy ran a test on many electric and hybrid vehicles produced by various of manufacturers this includes the hybrid known as the VW Taxi which was produced by Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, West Germany. The VW Taxi was shown at auto shows throughout the United States and Europe. It used a parallel hybrid configuration allowing flexible switching between the gasoline engine and electric motor and logged over 8,000 miles on the road. VW Taxi is considered to have the higher range of efficiency than any hybrid had ever exhibited up to that time. In 1974, engineers Victor Wouk and Charlie Rosen were part of the Federal Clean Car Incentive Program, created a prototype hybrid gas electric vehicle using a Buick Skylark body. The vehicle was tested and certified to meet the strict guidelines for an EPA clean air auto program by The U.S Environmental Protection Agency, but later been rejected. The American Motors developed a fleet of electric powered vans and delivered 352 electric vans to the U.S Postal Service, which they tested extensively. Unfortunately, the project did not meet with the level of success that everyone had hoped. The years 1976 to 1980 were the year that hybrid technology has been a good help. The Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1976 and U.S Congress enacted Public Law 94-413 were among the law’s objective to work with industry to improve batteries, motors, controllers and other hybrid electric components. And General Electric was chosen to construct a parallel hybrid sedan. And Toyota built a small sports car with a gas turbine generator supplying current to an electric motor, which makes it the first hybrid car for Toyota. Audi introduced the first generation of the Audi Duo experimental vehicle in 1989. It is based on the Audi 100 Avanti Quattro. It has a 12.6 horsepower electric engine, which drove the rear wheel instead of the propeller shaft. And also use a nickel cadmium battery to supply the energy. Two years after that, Audi unveiled the second generation Duo, which is also based on the Audi 100 Avanti Quattro. Toyota came back by introducing the Prius in 1997, which is exclusive to its Japanese market. On that year, the Prius sold 18,000 cars and seemed to be the first significant mass marketed the hybrid vehicle in the world. Then Honda introduced the Insight, a lightweight hybrid two door model that cracked the American market in 1999. The vehicle could demonstrate a rating of 61 miles per gallon in the city and 70 miles per gallon on the highway.
It then came 2000 the door of the new century is open for the hybrid technology. Lots of companies and car maker introduce and release lots of new and improve the hybrid vehicle of their own. Toyota released the first hybrid four door sedans available in the United States in 2000. And Honda introduces Honda Civic Hybrids, its second available hybrid gasoline electric car. The car appearance and drivability was and still is identical to the conventional Civic. And in 2004 Toyota release the Toyota Prius II which won 2004 Car of the Year Awards from the Motor Trend Magazine and the North American Auto Show. The demand for Toyota Prius II was surprising, that they pumped up the production from 36,000 to 47,000 for the United States market. Lots of interested buyer’s waited up to six months to purchase the 2004 Prius. Furthermore, on September of that year, the Ford released the Escape Hybrid, the first American hybrid and the first SUV hybrid.
The sudden increase of the oil product in 2007 had been a huge crisis all over the world. And because of that the production of hybrid cars and vehicle had increased. Lots of car companies and car makers around the world came up with lots of different kinds of hybrid vehicles. Some even convert their ordinary cars to hybrid cars. Lots of taxi cabs in the Philippines now a day’s had been using Autogas, used as an automotive transportation fuel or LP gas as an alternative to powered gasoline gas. The development of this kind of hybrid cars does help a lot of people who are having a problem with the oil price increase and become the answer to the oil price increase the problem in air pollution.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Car care tips for travelers

Just like me there are people who do love to travel. And usually we used our cars, trucks and van to make it more fun. However, there are things a person got to do before going on a long travel. We always make sure we check our cars to make it a safe and fun trip. Here is some of the stuff we must not forget.
  1. First we got to see if the car has gas. Gas is really important specially on a long trip. There are some incidents that we forgot to check our gas and be stuck in the middle of the road looking for the nearest gas station. Make sure you have a full gas tank before you leave. And refill your tank when you’re having a break on any gas station you pass by. Plus if you will travel to a remote area its good thing to have an extra gallon of gas just in case your gas gets empty and gas station are too far.

  2. Then you got to check the engine. See if it’s in a good condition to go on a long trip. Always have a gallon of water to just in case the car engine over heat. Check the tires see if they are in a good condition for a long travel. Check if the screws on tires are tight. And always have an extra tire. Oh and make sure that the extra tire you have is not a flat. Make sure you bring your jack and lug wrench for your tires. So that you are ready when you get a flat tire on the road. It’s good to bring some flashlight with battery. And bring some extra battery for the flashlight too and check if it’s working before putting it to your trunk. Flashlight can be use as a warning device to the car that will pass by while you are working with your flat tires. Furthermore, check the other parts of your car. And check your brake and the lights specially the headlights, break lights and the turn signal lights. See if they are all working properly. These are the things you got to do to make sure the car is really in good condition for a long travel.

  3. In addition, always bring the necessary documents of your car like the license and registration of your car. And if you’re going to travel on a different state makes sure you have your passport with you and some other travel document you will necessarily need.

  4. And always make sure to be careful when you’re driving on the road. Find some ways of making your trip be a fun and not a boring one. Play some music while driving or listen to the radio with your favorite station. And if ever you’re feeling tired or sleepy from driving. Stop at any motel or hotel to rent a room and get some sleep. If you really can’t stop from driving, and you are with someone who knows how to drive. Then make a schedule on who will drive on the daytime and night time. So that you can get some rest while someone is driving. However, if you are alone and there’s no really hotels or motels or any stop over nearby. Then try to find an empty lot that you can stop your car and just get a nap to ease the sleepiness that you feel. On the other hand, just stop your car at the side of the road and nap. Just don’t forgot to open your signal lights so drivers who will pass by can see your car in the dark.

Always be safe when you’re at the road. And always remember to buckle up and obey rules and regulation on the road. Hope this few tips will help you and will be a reminder to you on your next trip.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Improving the car industries thru the years

In this world that is changing. We as people developed and invented lots of different kinds of things that will make our work easy or that will even solve some of the problems were having today. And since cars have been a part of our modern days we always try to improve it by making it easy and good for our environment. There's lots of invention and progress that are made by the car industries. As the world change and modernize the automotive industries also change from it color to the car accessories and their engines improving the car performance to make driving and traveling a lot easy and comfortable. Start from the first invention of the steam engine in 1769 to the invention of hybrid car and even the solar generated car. It always amazes us, on how we improve and develop our car industries. Every year the car industries show new improvement and invention that will definitely make us all WOW.

One of the first inventors of the car engine was Nicolas Joseph Chugnot. He used the steam engine to power his vehicle. And his invention was used by the French Army. And since the steam engine is too heavy for a vehicle. It gives a poor design for a road car. So it really didn't work well. And if you think that electric cars are just invented recently you think wrong. Vehicle with an electrical engine was invented between 1832 and 1839 by Robert Anderson of Scotland. They invented the first electric carriage. It uses a rechargeable battery that powered a small electric motor. Nevertheless, since the vehicle is heavy and slow and always need to pause to recharge it again. Both steam and electric vehicle are both stop in favor of the gas-powered vehicle. A highly successful and practical gas-powered vehicle like the one we used today was invented by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz. Then the Internal combustion engine is invented. And then improve the car industry more. They made other accessories lighter for better driving. And added lots of new technology to make you feel like you’re flying while you’re driving.

Then the hybrid cars are invented. In 1900 the creation of gas and electric hybrid cars has been seen in Belgium. Moreover, in that year, electric cars have a great comeback. And dive into the United States market that outsold all other types of cars. Lots of invented and car makers had seen the importance of hybrid car in the vehicle industries. And because of that lots of inventor and car maker give their time and effort to improve the hybrid cars. For me hybrid cars are really a great discover or invention. Because it not only helps our environment buy also help our financial problems. With the up and down price of gases and the problem of global warming, because of air pollution that is made by gas-powered engine, hybrid gas electric cars are really in a good time to come out.

Car also invaded the fashion world and also Hollywood. You cannot have a good action movie without any car chasing and vehicle explosion. On the other hand, run away to a journey having a cool or expensive car. And if you will watch a detective or crime movie or series, they will surely involve a car either its classic or brand new car. And it will definitely a sexy and glamorous thing if you combine fashion with cars. Lots of fashion designer got there idea on the car. That they see on an everyday journey. And some car companies do always get a sexy and glamorous lady to present their car at any Open house or any new car presentation. Plus the fact that automobile defines the status of a person. I once heard in one of the movies I have seen, one of the characters said that you will know what a person car is by his or her shoes or by the way, he/she dresses. Like if your rich one who can afford to buy an Armani suit, will definitely have a Ferrari, a Lamborghini, and all of the cool cars you can afford on your garage. Than just an ordinary person who has a not so high salary in a month and just works and work to pay the monthly bills and rent will maybe have a one simple car that he/she can afford, or will just buy a used car. There are lots of cars selling company who sells new and used car that is still in good shape, for people who really can't afford a new and expensive car. And you can’t have a good deal too if you get lucky. They also offer trade in for some used car that you have that you don't want to use, or you want to exchange it for a much better car. And there are lots of banks that offer car loan for people who cannot afford to pay the price of a new car right away. Lots of banks offer lots of car plans for the different type of people. And they also offer great deal for companies, store or shops that are in need or any kind of vehicle for their business type.

Automobile had been with us through the years, and it always helps us. Lots of company use cars as part of their delivery service and also to carry their heavy equipment. It becomes the part of our hobbies, our work and will definitely be going to be a part of our future. While you’re reading this I'm sure there are lots of inventors and researcher who are inventing, improving and researching more to developer the way our car looks or move. I'm really looking forward to, on how the future car will go to be. Will it be like the future car that I see on some futuristic movies that I saw? Is it really going to fly like a plane or move to the ocean like a ship? On the other hand, will speak like the one that's in the movie? Nevertheless, the only thing that won’t change is the automobile will be going to stay with us and will always help us on many years to come.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What is the sports car of your dreams ?


What would your dream sports car will be? If you ask me i would probably have lots on my mind that i will mention. But one thing is for sure i will definitely have the Corvette on my list. Its one of the premium domestic sports car that lots of people would want to have. And i will going to have the C6 version because if has the most powerful engine. You will always feel like your in a car race every time your driving a Corvette.And for most it will be a good choice too if you have the convertible one and let your hair fly while driving it on the road. Another one that will be on my list is the Chevrolet Camaro. Chevrolet Camaro is what they say the future car. You will definitely feel the future as you drive this car. The 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo will be on the list too. With its sexy and cool look specially the black one. People will definitely turn there head as you pass by. Then there's the 2009 Lexus IS. A 4-door, 5- passenger Luxury sedan car. With its 204-horsepower engine that can go to 18 mpg in a city and 26 mpg on the highway. How i wish i could actually ride on one of this sports car. And owning one will definitely a dream come true. How i wish it will be that easy. But back to reality i know it will definitely hard for me to have one and even if i save my whole salary for the whole year i cant still buy one. But lets not lost hope. Somebody said dream do come true. And dream is one of the free things you can do in the world. So lets get all the privilege of it and keep on dreaming. Who know one day it really happened ( fingers crossing hahahaha !!!!). And if ever it happened i would freak out in a week and explore the highway of Texas. I will bring my boyfriend and my best friend with me so they can experience it too.
OK back to reality again!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Car Care Tips

We all know that car is one of the things we always need in our daily life. It always helps us in everything we do from business to our personal needs. So we should always take good care of it. So that It won’t give any problems and won’t cost us much in the future. Here are some of the tips that all of us must do to take good care of our cars.
  1. First of all we should always have to remember to always check our engine, break, fluids, and battery before using our car. We usually ignore these things because of our busy life. And always forget to check out our cars before we leave. I always remember what my father always told me when it comes to car. He said that the engine is one of the important parts of the car. Checking the engine periodically help us see what’s going to be a problem and will cost us much in the future. Have a full car engine check up. If you do know something about car engine then you can do it yourself. If you don’t, you can hire a car mechanic. If ever try to hire someone who you do trust or someone who have a good reputation when it comes to car engine. Or you can check the car manual for some help. But be careful if you just used the car there are some part of the engine that are still hot so be cautious in checking your car engine. Check the engine oil level you got to see if the oil consumption is rapidly increasing. If so you got to go to a repair shop and have them check it out. Make sure the engine is off when checking the oil level. Then check the transmission fluid read your manual about how to do this or have someone who has an expertise in doing this. Make sure you use the correct transmission fluid for your car. Next is the brake fluid this one is very important cause brake is really needed when driving a car. When the brake pads wear out the brake fluid level will drop slightly. But don’t worry this things are normal. If your brake fluid level drops in a short period of time that’s the time you got to have your brake check. Always put brake fluid that are approved in your brakes. And always keep it covered when you don’t have to fill it. And always make sure that you maintain a very high boiling point on your brake fluid. So don’t expose it to air cause this fluid will absorb moisture and that will lower the boiling point. Another thing is the Power Steering fluid. Check the fluid level and it should not change more than the normal range. You have to check it for leaks too. Then check the coolant. This one is very important because this one will really affect the condition of your car. Coolant is the one who help you when your car is overheating. So you got to check it if there’s any leak .Then the battery. Most battery today now offers a maintenance free meaning you can’t check the water level. But this doesn’t mean that we won’t check it out anymore. We got to clean and dry the top of the battery and also check the terminal connection if it’s clean and tight. Then next is the windshield washer solvent. These solvents are available in any auto supply store and supermarket. So you won’t have any problem. Then we got to check the belts and hoses too. These things are usually done by your mechanic but just in case you have to does it on your own always remember to check it when the car is cold. Check the belt for any sign of crack and tightness.
  2. The second important parts of the car are the wheel and the tires. Check the tires pressure. Tire pressures tend to rise as you drive due to heat build-up. So you should check it when they are cold. Use the manufacturers recommended tire pressures for your tires. It is advisable to rotate your tires periodically. The front tire always wear faster that the rear tires. Having an uneven tire thickness will give you uneven braking specially during rainy days. By not doing this you will end up placing two new tires at front and will still find it uneven to the tires on the rear part. Then you got to place the other two rear tires to make it all even and balance. This will cost you a lot. Don’t forget to have a wheel aligning and wheel balancing check. Having a wheel that’s not aligned will wear your tire easily. If your want to know, if your tires are not align. First is to check each tire and look for uneven patterns. Or get a coin and put it in between each tire tread and see if there at the same length .If the tread is deeper on one side than the other that’s mean you need to have a wheel alignment. Having a wheel that's not balance will give you hard time in driving with all of the vibration in the seat, steering wheel and floorboard. To know if your wheels are not balance is when one section of the tire is heavier that the other or the car vibrates at a certain speed. You got to call a mechanic to do a wheel balancing for your car. Don’t forget to check the wheel lugs too. Check the lock lugs if all are tight and are not heavier than the other.
  3. Check all the light of your car from the inside light, headlights to the turn signal lights and brake lights. Don't forget to check the electric wires of your car. Check if the wires are in good condition and have no crack or tear. There is one time I heard on the news about a taxi that just got on fire on the street and it’s all because of the faulty electrical wiring. We don’t want this to happen to us or to our car. Then check the windshield wiper. See if the blades have cracks or need to replace a new one. And then check if you need to replace the car filters. There are so many car filters that are replaceable. You can check them in your car manual. If you live in a dusty area then you should replace them frequently. Here are some of the filter u needs to check. First is the air filter this filter are use to filter the air going into an engine. You can replace this filter by yourself. Next is the fuel filter this one is found either in the engine compartment or near the gas tank. You got to let an auto mechanic to do this. Then cabin filter this filter are somewhere located under your dash they are the filter that filter the air conditioning system that clean the air before going into the passenger compartment.
  4. Schedule a day of car washing. I know for some of us especially to busy people going to the car wash station are a big yes. And I know car wash provide good grooming tools for your car and will really give good clean. They have equipment and tools that will give your car a very nice and shiny clean finish. But it will be better and much cheaper to do it yourself. Plus you will be sure that you can have the finish you will like because you do it yourself. And it’s one of the fun ways to spend a day with your family and love ones. Use cleaning products that are safe for your car. Wash and clean the outer part of your car depending on how frequent you use your car. If you use it every day and always driving in a muddy and dusty road I guess you got to wash it more often. Remove the dry mud and dirt under your car and around your tires. Because they do get dusty too. A good grooming car always gives a good appearance to anyone who sees it. Then after washing don’t forget to wipe it dry and check if there are any dirt that are still there. Vacuum the car seat and carpet of the car as often as you use it. Wipe the dashboard of your car because they do get dusty too.
  5. Car wax is good to maintain its car paint color and shine. It always makes the car look new and it also protect the car paint from the ultra violet rays of the sun. And it didn’t get wet much when it rain. How frequent you wax your car is depend on the type of wax you use. Some waxes do last longer than the others. When waxing always makes sure the car is totally clean and feels smooth to touch. And be sure to check the entire surface for any waxy residue, check the plates, emblems, around the trim and body seems.
Taking good care of your car will give you good advantage. If you have a good maintenance with your car it will perform well and will use less gas. Plus it won’t cost you more in a long run. Don't forget to drive safely and responsibly. Remember we are not the only one who will get hurt if we have an accident while driving. The people who are driving with us and the people who are on the street are all in our hands and our responsibility. So always be responsible and be careful and alert whenever we start our engine and start driving. Always remember that the car is just a machine it is our responsibility to take good care of it. I hope this few tips will help you and will be a reminder for you in maintaining your cars.

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