Not All Engines Are Created Equal

Sadly, it doesn’t always do what it says on the box. The user manual and official literature might state that your car’s engine develops 100 kW, but that nice figure is just rounded off from the average obtained from many engines; in fact, very few engines of this type will develop exactly 100 kW. The […]

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Is That the Best They Could Do?

Car enthusiasts can often be heard bemoaning the fact that their cars do not have more power or better performance. “Is that the best they could do?”, you would hear them ask, miffed because large, international brand X could not manage to develop an engine that beats all comers in the class and rule supreme […]

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Getting a Long Life Out of Your Engine

Modern car engines are generally very reliable, but also a lot more complicated. They can last a long time, but they require proper care. However, there is a lot you can do to extend the life of your engine. It mostly comes down to maintenance and driving style, especially in the case of the additional […]

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It’s a Matter of Give and Take

Unfortunately, there are no free lunches. The rule is “something for something” and therein lies the secret that keeps everything in balance. It is no different with cars. All other things being the same, you cannot improve one aspect of your car’s performance without sacrificing another. Stiffen your suspension to improve handling and road-holding, and […]

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Spend Your Money Where It Matters

Cars are expensive and often emotional purchases. Many people see their cars as extensions of their personalities, so they often want their cars to be just as unique as they are. To this end, people spend thousands on after-market accessories to make their rides stand out from the herd. Spoilers, special wheels, accessories, sound systems, […]

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