How does a car actually work.

Depending on the design, these additional units are driven mechanically by so-called V-belts or toothed belts. Therefore, these play an essential role in the vehicle's functionality. Power is transmitted by means of permanently installed pulleys in various positions around the engine. In the traditional arrangement, a pulley connected to the vehicle's camshaft on the outside of the engine serves as the central drive unit for these assemblies. This rotates at the nominal speed of the camshaft when the engine is running, consequently when the accelerator is pressed this rotational movement accelerates.

Tips for upholstery care

30.05.14 BY Frank Schneidewind Auto

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]All automobiles have to offer padded seats for the driver and the passengers. Those are made up of several components and are designed for comfort and convenience when driving a car. The rear seats are usually designed as bench seats; station wagons and vehicles with liftgates often have fold-away portions of this rear seatback to offer an increase in cargo space when needed. Fold-out armrests for rear passengers are occasionally found on higher-end vehicles. The front seats are usually designed as individual seats. Mounted on an adjustable console on the floor of the vehicle. The design of the backrest. Seat surface also includes aspects of improved lateral support. For sporty vehicles, bucket seat-like versions have become popular.

Classic cars – an exciting hobby

30.05.14 BY Frank Schneidewind Car

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Owning, driving and caring for a mobile witness to automotive history is a very interesting hobby. If you are thinking about it or if you already own an automobile gem, you should not miss the following valuable tips for unadulterated classic car enjoyment. All cars of past series have a non-limited service life, the supply of spare parts and wear components is not really a problem with the major manufacturer brands. Mail order companies and clubs of classic car enthusiasts provide a remedy if a part is once no longer available from the manufacturer. A so-called "aftermarket for such articles often offers the solution. In some cases and for older vehicles, the research is not always easy. However, in a pinch, conversion kits to comparable components can often restore driving ability.

Water cooling or air-cooled systems – what's the difference??

23.05.14 BY Frank Schneidewind General

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]In engine design concepts of previous generations, internal combustion engines were cooled for cooling purposes either with circulating air (airstream) directly or by cooling cycle using water as the primary coolant. We will explain the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches in the following article. The water cooling circuit on land vehicles usually requires an additional water cooler for heat dissipation during operation. In engines for watercraft, the system permanently draws in fresh water. Returns the heated water from the engine cooling circuit to the body of water. All cooling systems are used to manage temperatures during engine operation in internal combustion engines. Heat dissipation is usually also carried out by the manufacturers according to regional criteria. For example, vehicles in the tropics are also available without interior heating systems. Often also have larger intercoolers installed. Common vehicles for the market in Switzerland are usually designed for year-round use, as for the rest of Central Europe.

Tuning on road vehicles

23.05.14 FROM Frank Schneidewind General Car Accessories

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]The term tuning comes from the English language and is therefore an Anglicism. Tuning actually means nothing more than fine-tuning, which can mean technical fine-tuning (to maximize performance) or, for example, visual fine-tuning of the vehicle's exterior (improved design). Tuning can be done in special specialized workshops, but it also employs countless hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers. There are the most different forms of tuning for vehicles, they do not have to be necessarily limited to automobiles. We present here for you once the best known. Most common forms of tuning before.

Tips for seasonal tires on motor vehicles

16.05. In Switzerland, the road users on the roads. Highways to do with particularly distinctive seasons. The different seasonal road conditions each place their own and seasonal demands on the performance and special characteristics of motor vehicle tires. The tire manufacturing industry has adapted very well to this need in the diversification of its product ranges, offering tires in a wide variety of dimensions with a wide variety of features and characteristics. A distinction is usually made between winter tires and summer tires, there are also complementary all-season tires to buy.

The classics of the future

07.05.14 BY Frank Schneidewind General Car

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]The future classics of the automotive scene are often normal production vehicles of an earlier generation. In Europe, around Switzerland, there is a real variety of car manufacturers with good reputation and long tradition. Almost every one of these has at some point produced milestones in automotive history. Today, these don't necessarily have to be ancient vehicles, and in fact, vehicles have already disappeared from the daily road scene that we could enjoy seeing just a few decades ago. Quite a few individual factors determine which vehicle is to be counted among the sought-after and well-paid classics of the future, as past automotive history teaches us.

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Improving survival chances

06.05.14 BY Frank Schneidewind General car

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Any road user can be involved in an accident with others or have an accident alone with his vehicle. Even if the fast help is very often propagated as the famous key to the survival with traffic accidents, it does not hurt to have also a little additional knowledge to the concomitants of accidents itself. Leading experts on road transport also recommend carrying some small parts in the passenger compartment in a safe place. These small parts do not necessarily belong to the mandatory equipment in or on the vehicle, but really have a purpose. The basic and compulsory equipment includes, of course, the warning triangle and also the hazard warning lights of your multilane vehicle.

How does a car actually work??

03.05.14 BY Frank Schneidewind General Car

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]You use it every day, but you don't actually know what goes on under the hood of your car? Then you're like many car drivers. So that you can have a say in the future, we present the most important components in brief. The fuel for a vehicle with an internal combustion engine is also called fuel, gasoline or propellant. Performs the tasks of generating energy in the engine through controlled explosions. In quick succession, these ensure power generation, which in conventional internal combustion engines is converted into torque on a primary shaft (crankshaft). Torque from the crankshaft in vehicle operation is usually transmitted to the drive axle or drive axles via an automatic converter (automatic transmission) or a shiftable ring gear (manual transmission), thus providing possible propulsion.

The scooters and the Vespa cult

01.05.14 BY Frank Schneidewind General motorcycle

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]A predominantly younger generation of road users in Switzerland is taking the first step into mobility with a two-wheeler. A main reason for this will be the significantly lower purchase prices at the time of purchase. The legendary Vespa is still considered to be the measure of all things. But there are also youthful trends playing. Motorized acquaintances a role. Maintenance costs are kept within manageable limits, the range of vehicles offered is very comprehensive. Up to student age, and for some even beyond, the so-called motor scooters or scooter offer a great alternative for the daily commute from home to the educational institution.

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