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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Waterless Car Wash

An easy, economical, eco-friendly, and quick way to clean your vehicle between washes is to use a waterless car wash. A waterless car wash uses a pre-prepared lubricating spray that is used to thoroughly saturate each section of your car, which later gets wiped, one section at a time. Then any light dirt or grime can be carefully wiped off, section by section. Ideally, you would use microfiber cloths, which will not hurt the car’s finish. Waterless car washes should really only be used on cars without heavy dirt build-up. Too much dirt, and you risk scratching the car’s finish.

Finding the Right Product: You can choose to buy various wash formulas, which you can purchase online or at an auto parts store. There are ready-to-use formulas, or you can purchase a concentrate, which you must dilute before using. Some waterless car washes even include wax to protect the vehicle as you wash it. It takes an average time of 15-20 minutes to wash your medium-sized car using this method. If you are concerned about the chemicals, just be sure to pick a VOC compliant product, which is considered safe. You can find one with the main ingredient being organic and free of petrochemicals.

Using the Right Towels: Be sure to choose your towels very carefully. Using a soft towel with a deep nap gives plenty of room for dirt to remain in the towel, instead of being scoured against the paint. Using a thin, flat towel will not provide any spot for the loosened dirt to go, so the dirt will get rubbed against the paint as you wipe. An example of a good towel choice is a microfiber towel that has a minimum weight of 300 GSM (grams per square meter). Most microfiber towels last a long time, and can be washed and re-used 40-50 times, depending on the quality of the towel.

It is important to avoid using the same towel to clean your wheels that you use to clean the surface of your car. The wheels are usually covered in brake dust, so you shouldn’t risk putting that on your car’s paint finish. Buy some different colors of towels, so you can designate a specific color of towel just for detailing the wheels.

Advantages Parking Systems

These products offer vehicle safety, which is very important in today’s environment. Many of such are designed with a barrier that lifts into place, enabling the driver to maneuver into the bay and then put up the barrier in front of their vehicle, eliminating any risk of anyone trying to steal the vehicle.

Because most of such parking systems come with remote-control access these days, it improves driver safety dramatically. In the past these parking barriers were manually lifted or put down, resulting in drivers having to leave their vehicle to lift or lower the system. With remote control, the driver remains in their vehicle until they are securely parked, once parked they are able to get out of their vehicle and go where they need to go.

Many of these parking systems available on the market today are visually appealing, they are not ugly pieces of metal that are in place and barely used. They are stylish and modern, blending in with the aesthetic appeal of the building without compromising on the functionality they give.

Another of the many benefits of these parking systems is how they cut frustration and anger for those who own the parking spaces. If you are paying good money each month for your own private parking space, then you shouldn’t have to find another bay to park in after a long day at the office. Because of how these barriers protect the space, drivers can arrive, enjoy remote-controlled access to their bay and park with minimal frustration.

Finally, these barriers are easily identifiable, immediately advising other drivers that the bay belongs to someone else. Putting up a small sign with a name on it or placing a “reserved” painted on the floor doesn’t have the impact you need to drop strangers from taking advantage of your bay. It is imperative that whatever solution you choose is noticeable to all other drivers who may inclined to take advantage of your space.

Some Items To Keep Car Completely

Backseat Organizer

Helping your kids in keeping their toys, water bottles, umbrellas, coloring books etc in a good backseat organizer in your car can be a great idea. This will be quite beneficial in taking good care of your kid’s belongings and thereby help you in keeping your car fully organized, neat and clean.

Waste Bag

Make sure that you must have a small waste bag inside your car. This will benefit in gathering all the litter inside your vehicle, and ultimately disposing of at a suitable place. It is also necessary to train your children about using the trash bags, and guide them to throw all the garbage, empty bottles, packets, wrappers, etc, inside the trash bag. Don’t heap the litter for long and empty the waste bag, wherever you find trash bins.

Invest in a good vacuum

The inside of your car is just as important as the outside of it. A good vacuum will benefit you in keeping the inside of your car clean and easily remove the dirt from the covers. It is recommended that you purchase a wet or dry vacuum to help take care of stain and dirt that get into the inside of your car.

Combustion Engine Works

The entire process only takes four strokes of the piston.

  • Intake Stroke
  • Compression Stroke
  • Power Stroke (Combustion Stroke)
  • Exhaust Stroke

Intake Stroke

As the piston moves down on its first stroke, the intake valve opens and allows the combustion chamber to fill with air and fuel. This creates a space ready to explode even without compression. But add compression and you create a lot of potential energy. It’s possible to add more fuel and more air during the intake stroke to create a more powerful mixture to increase horsepower but be sure to check your tuning if you do add performance parts.

Compression Stroke

When the intake stroke ends at the bottom of the cylinder, the compression stroke begins. The piston moves up and forces the air and gas into a tiny space. A 10:1 compression ratio will compress the air-gas mixture down to 1/10 the size of the compression chamber. The higher the compression ratio the more potential energy which means more power for your pedal. Compress for power. Note that higher compression ratios require higher octane fuels.

Power Stroke (Combustion Stroke)

The power stroke starts when the compression stroke hits top dead center (TDC) (or before top dead center, BTDC) and a perfectly timed spark ignites the gases. This moment is what the engine is all about. Getting the right gases (air-fuel ratio) ignited at the right time with as much energy as possible. The size of the chamber, the compression ratio, the spark, the timing—everything is to maximize the energy of the explosion and then transfer it to mechanical motion. The power stroke thrusts the piston downward propelled by the explosion leading to the fourth stroke.

Exhaust Stroke

On the piston’s second upward stroke, the exhaust valve opens and the piston pushes the burnt gases up and out of the exhaust valves. When your exhaust system is maximized, the pressure the piston encounters on its way up is minimal and the valve moves with less restriction which can give you power gains. Also, with a high performing exhaust system, the exhaust stroke is more likely to push all the burnt gases out of the chamber clearing the way for a clean intake stroke and a stronger power stroke. The cycle is complete and the piston and chamber are ready to begin again.