Save Fuel with Unichip In 2020

Save Fuel in 2020. What can you do to save fuel? Quite a lot, actually, if you put your heart to it. Yes, a petrol-driven V8 SUV will never be economical, nor will a turbocharged supercar. Reducing your vehicle’s fuel consumption is nonetheless easier than you may...

Free Flow Exhaust System

Do Free Flow Exhaust Systems Really Work? In years gone by, engine tuners used to throw three words at you for extracting more performance from your engine. These were head, cam, and exhaust. Because an engine is basically an air pump, the idea is to get more air into...

Altitude Can Determine Your Car’s Attitude

Altitude influence Does altitude influence engine performance at all? Let us think about this for a moment. An internal combustion engine’s power output depends on the amount of air that it can suck into its combustion chambers. The more air it can get, the more fuel...

Fuel Consumption Data

Suspicious claims Claims about fuel consumption data can be the subject of many heated discussions. During such discussions, it is often difficult to determine fact from misinformation. You will stumble upon that car owner claiming that he can squeeze 16 km/l from his...

Flywheel Lightening – Will It Improve Your Car’s Performance

The flywheel You may be aware of the fact that tuners and racing car drivers lighten their engine’s flywheels to improve performance. The question remains, is this an effective strategy and will it be worthwhile to lighten your car’s flywheel? To understand how this...

Power Requirements – How Much Is Enough?

How much power do you really need? What do you think is the acceptable power requirement for the average South African car owner? Nothing less than too much, that will be just enough, is usually the answer. As South Africans, we are notorious for having a fondness for...

Wheels And Tyres: The Pros And Cons Of Fitting New Ones

Wheels and Tyres – What is the difference? We need to do something before discussing the pros and cons of fitting new tyres and/or wheels to your vehicle. Believe it or not, but there are people who use wheels and tyres as referring to the same thing. They are not....

Oil Additives – Does It Work?

Oil Additives No doubt, you will have seen advertisements for all kinds of additives. Just add them to your car’s engine oil. They are then supposed to bring about a number of benefits, or so they claim. Benefits? Yes, benefits such as better power output and better...

The Rise Of The Turbo Diesel

Turbo diesel – Its dawn. Turbo diesel cars (and bakkies) tend to have not as good a reputation as their petrol peers. Until the 2000s, diesel engines were still sooty and noisy, so consumers saw them as having an agricultural reputation. In the South Africa automotive...
Tyres – Understanding Them

Tyres – Understanding Them

Tyres – Understanding Them Better. Car tyres are so technologically advanced that they rarely call attention to themselves, so we hardly spare them a thought. However, there are certain things you have to know about these vitally important car components. Think for a...

Fake News And Your Car

Fake News and Your Car. “Fake news” is the bread and the butter of the internet. Indeed, fake news has become a buzz term and for a very good reason. If you think about it, it’s nowadays very difficult to differentiate between what is the truth and what is not. It is...