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Honda will recall 2 million vehicles

Honda is organizing a massive vehicle recall around the world, bringing together four different service campaigns. In total, about 1.79 million cars will be sent for repairs, according to Reuters. Most of the cars - about 1.4 million units - are recalled in the United States. Among them, 268 thousand crossovers Honda CR-V 2002-2006, which are aimed at service due to the risk of a short circuit in the power window control unit. It is known about 16 cases of fire for this reason. However, Honda r…

The fastest McLaren in history in sale for 4 million euro

On the website JamesEdition, specializing in the sale of luxury items, there was an ad for the sale of a hypercar McLaren Speedtail - the fastest car in the British brand's history. McLaren valued the vehicle at 3,990,000 euros, which is equivalent to 4,846 million dollars. The odometer of the car, located in Hamburg, Germany, shows a mileage of only 125 kilometers. These are the only details about the coupe for sale - the rest of the information about the car promises to provide a potential bu…

The time machine from "Back to the Future" received an Owner's manual

For the famous time machine based on the DeLorean DMC-12 car from the movie "Back to the Future," they created a real manual for repair and operation. British publisher Haynes published The User's Guide for the DeLorean DMC-12. At the moment, DeLorean DMC 12 manual is for sale for $ 30. But you will receive the unusual guide at the end of March next year. The creator wrote the book of the iconic franchise, Bob Gale, and DeLorean car expert Joe Walser. The instructions for the time machine, cre…

Nissan has updated the compact crossover Kicks

Nissan has unveiled the updated Kicks compact crossover for the North American market. The car received a slightly changed appearance, as well as richer basic equipment. Outwardly, the crossover practically does not differ from the restyled model for Southeast Asia, presented six months earlier. The main design changes are the double V-motion grille, narrower LED front optics and a more pronounced front bumper. The Nissan Kicks' standard equipment includes an infotainment complex with a seven-…

Ford F-150 pickup gets off-road version

Ford has unveiled a new version of the new generation F-150 pickup called Tremor, adapted for severe off-road driving. Ford will locate this variant in the model family between F-150 FX4 and the extreme modification Raptor. The Ford F-150 Tremor is only available with a SuperCrew double cab and a 1.7-meter load bed. Externally, the pickup differs from a regular car by a modernized radiator grille with an orange stripe in the middle, two towing eyes, 18-inch alloy wheels, General Grabber off-roa…

Hyundai and Kia EVs have brake problems

The South Korean authorities have ordered Hyundai to conduct another recall of the Kona Electric. This time, the service campaign also includes the Hyundai Nexo crossover, in which electricity is generated from hydrogen in fuel cells, and the Kia Soul EV electric car, Reuters reported. The reason was a potential malfunction of the brakes, but not the mechanical part, but the control electronics' software. More details about the nature of the problem are not reported. However, all three cars hav…

New Audi A3 received a 245-horsepower hybrid version

Audi has unveiled the A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e hatchback, which can drive exclusively on electric traction up to 60 kilometers Audi has unveiled a sports version of the new generation A3 hatchback, which has a 245-horsepower plug-in hybrid setup with battery recharge. The car received units that are used, for example, on the new Volkswagen Golf GTE and Skoda Octavia RS. The power plant of the Audi A3 Sportback, 45 TFSI e, is based on 1.4-liter petrol "turbo-four," working together with an electri…

Nissan announced the premiere of the updated crossover Kicks

Nissan has released a teaser for the updated Kicks compact crossover for the North American market. The car will premiere next week, December 8, 2020. We expect The American Nissan Kicks to match Japan's updated version, which debuted six months earlier. The crossover will receive an enlarged V-motion grille with a new pattern, narrower headlights, and different air intakes. According to preliminary data, the Nissan Kicks will be available with an e-Power hybrid powertrain. A 1.2-liter petrol t…

Lamborghini Urus vs Lister Stealth: Drag Racing

YouTube channel AutoTrader published a video featuring powerful crossovers Lamborghini Urus and Lister Stealth, which competed in several drag races (on a straight track). Previously, these cars have not yet met in races. The Italian crossover Lamborghini Urus is equipped with a four-liter twin-turbo V8, developing 650 ps. and 850 Nm of torque. The car can accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, and its maximum speed is 305 km/h (190 mph). Lamborghini Urus vs Lister Stealth Lamborghini…

Ford's fastest electric crossover debuts

Ford has unveiled the most powerful and fastest modification of the Mustang Mach-E GT electric crossover, called the Performance Edition. The novelty was equipped with an upgraded engine, thanks to which its dynamics became close to gasoline supercars' characteristics. The company equipped the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition with an electric motor that develops the same 480 hp as the standard GT version. Still, the maximum torque increased from 814 Nm to 860 Newton-meters. This impro…

Porsche began testing the "high-riding" version of the 911 sports car

Porsche has begun road tests of a new modification of the 911 sports car - with increased ground clearance. Spy photos of the car were published by the Motor Authority. The Germans did not officially announce such a car. Still, earlier, the chief marketing officer of the company Detlev von Platen called the possibility of producing a sports car with high ground clearance "a good idea." According to him, Porsche could make such a modification in a limited series. The pictures show that the car…

Audi will develop a new SUV to compete in the Dakar Rally

Audi has developed an electric off-road racing utility vehicle used by the German factory team's drivers in the 2023 Dakar Rally Raid. The press service of the automaker published the first teaser of the new car. Even though the car in the picture is covered with a blanket, it is a classic sports prototype with a Dakar's streamlined body characteristic. Also, the image shows high ground clearance and large "toothy" tires. Audi is still giving a few details about the future novelty. However, we …

Tesla has become the world's most expensive automaker

Nasdaq reports that at the opening of trading on the exchange, the price of one Tesla share was $ 527.48. This achievement is a record for an auto brand. Back in January 2020, the company's market capitalization was $ 100 billion. In less than a year, the automaker managed to increase its market capitalization by $ 400 billion. Thanks to the rise in shares, Elon Musk was able to take second place in the list of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the world, as reported by Bloomberg. And his fortune…

Porsche Taycan sets Guinness Book Recored for the longest drift

The Porsche Taycan liftback has set the world record for the longest drift in a production electric car. Porsche posted a video of the achievement recorded by the Guinness Book on YouTube. The record run took place at the Porsche Driving Excellence Center at the Hockenheimring, Germany. The car was driven by professional Porsche pilot and instructor Dennis Retter. The Dutch pilot drove 210 laps in a controlled drift along a 200 m long loop at an average speed of 46 km per hour. The entire ride …

Audi Q3 received a new basic version

The 2021 Audi Q3 crossover has received a new basic version of the Audi Q3 40 TFSI. It will cost less than the previous basic version of this model, but it will retain the hardware. The Audi Q3 40 TFSI has the same functionality as the Audi Q3 45 TFSI, but with a smaller engine. To be more precise, the new version of the Q3 is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo engine with a capacity of 228 hp. (Q3 45 has 228 "horses"), which works together with a 7-speed "robot." The drive is full. This equipmen…

Volvo creates mixed reality driving simulator

As reported on the official website, engineers and programmers from Volvo Cars have developed a driving simulator based on mixed reality technology. With the help of the simulator, it will be possible to test new automotive technologies virtually. Thus, the company will be able to significantly save on creating real prototypes and the development of complex scenarios. Finnish experts from the virtual and mixed reality company Varjo took part in developing the Volvo driving simulator. As a resul…

The UK bans gasoline vehicles

The United Kingdom has repeatedly raised the issue of banning cars with internal combustion engines. They talked about it again with new terms and officially announced a ban on selling new diesel and gasoline cars from 2030. Interestingly, the ban will only affect new cars. Those who bought vehicles with internal combustion engines before the specified period will continue to use them. Note that cars with hybrid power plants will remain on sale for another five years after the ban - until 2035.…

Meet new Subaru BRZ 2021: new motor and design

The Japanese brand has presented a long-awaited novelty - the Subaru BRZ 2021 sports coupe. Externally, the second generation model has changed, although it retained its corporate features. The designers added aggressiveness to the coupe and decorated the more embossed body with new air ducts. Another highlight is the DuckTail wing spoiler. The bumper, radiator grille, and optics were not left unchanged. The cabin has a digital dashboard and a new multimedia system with an 8-inch screen and sup…

Tesla has opened the world's most massive Supercharger for 56 electric cars

Tesla always strives to be the best in everything. Its electric cars are considered the most innovative and long-range, and production volumes surprise even the world's auto giants. Besides, the company intends to "sew" all countries and cities of the world with powerful charging stations Supercharger, which will allow owners of electric vehicles of the brand to travel without being tied to the outlet. Tesla is reaching new goals after reaching the target of 20000 charging stations. Now Tesla …

Volkswagen to unveil 70 electric vehicles and 60 hybrids by 2030

The Volkswagen Group intends to actively invest in electric cars, hybrid vehicles, and software development. The company announced this during the next round of financial planning. The company's total capital investment is 150 billion euros. Volkswagen Group will spend 50% on improving technology, digitalization, and expanding eco-production. According to the plans, the brand will allocate 73 billion euros for all of the above needs within five years. The company will spend 35 billion euros on …

Tesla Supercharger charging network reaches 20,000 devices

Tesla recently announced that the company's total number of superchargers in its network had reached 20,000 worldwide. Tesla describes the Supercharger network as "the world's fastest charging network." The company, headed by Elon Musk, seeks to expand its network, especially in urban environments, but often fails to achieve its goals. The EV maker planned to install 18,000 fast chargers on its network by the end of 2018, but the actual number of units deployed was 12,000. Tesla unveiled a "com…

BMW presents a serial iNEXT electric crossover

German automaker BMW has announced the #NEXTGen 2020 online event to be held on November 11, 2020. Within its framework, the company will present a serial version of the BMW iNext electric crossover and new items from the Motorrad motorcycle division and the Mini brand. The concept of the flagship electric crossover BMW Vision iNEXT was presented two years ago, while no one has yet seen a pre-production version without camouflage. This model's visual and technological solutions will appear in f…

Bentley will be producing all-electric cars by 2030

Bentley Motors has announced plans to become the global leader in luxury electric vehicles as part of its new Beyond100 development strategy, reported by the company's press service. The main goal of Bentley's new program is to become a carbon-neutral company. A key milestone will be the transition of the lineup to purely hybrid or battery electric vehicles by 2026 and fully electric cars by 2030. "Since 1919, Bentley began its journey of the most luxurious cars. Being the first is part of our …

Volvo Trucks will offer a full range of electric trucks in 2021

Volvo Trucks will offer fully electric versions of heavy trucks in Europe from 2021. Volvo Trucks' massive move towards electrification marks a significant step forward towards fossil-fuel-free transport. Volvo Trucks is currently testing the heavy-duty electric trucks Volvo FH, Volvo FM, and Volvo FMX, used for regional transportation and urban construction in Europe. These trucks will have a gross combination weight of up to 44 tons. Depending on the battery's capacity, the Volvo electric car…

Tesla in Germany was fined 12 million for improper disposal of the battery

The construction of the Tesla Gigafactory 4 on the outskirts of Berlin is closely linked to all sorts of fines and public discontent. This time, the electric car manufacturer was accused of violating the rules of recycling batteries and ordered to pay a fine of 12 million euros. According to German law, manufacturers must dispose of used batteries in an environmentally sound manner. In other words, the manufacturer had to turn to a particular contractor who disposes of batteries on an industri…

Japan bloggers showed Toyota's latest electric vehicle before the premiere

Japan bloggers showed Toyota's latest electric before the premiere. Few manufacturers manage to keep the future novelty a secret until its official debut. For the most part, the models are partially declassified, but sometimes the cars are demonstrated in advance from all angles. This is what happened to the second generation hydrogen sedan Toyota Mirai. The company planned to show it in December this year, but videos have appeared on YouTube that fully reveal the novelty. The videos were shot…

The cheapest Land Rover SUV will appear in 2022

Rumors about the emergence of a compact and affordable Land Rover SUV are not new. This time they were warmed up by What Car, claiming that Jaguar Land Rover will release the long-awaited novelty in 2022. Simultaneously, the cost of the younger brother of Defender 2020 will be about 25 thousand pounds or about $ 32,000. The compact SUV will join the Land Rover Defender line and will be the cheapest in the family. While the nameless novelty promises an appearance in the older model's style - as …

Tesla was forced to repair its cars

The American company, Tesla's electric cars, is considered the most innovative in the EV segment. Recently, however, more and more messages with users have complained about the quality. Problems are various - from the incomplete fastening of details to serious breakages of a suspension bracket. The latter is associated with many claims of the Tesla Model S and crossover Model X owners. They claim that they used electric cars correctly and without strain, but the suspension could not withstand e…

Care By Volvo lets customers swap cars after just four months.

Care by Volvo, the only vehicle service that improves a subscription scheme in the USA, is probably a bit more compelling for people thinking about the newest alternative to purchasing and leasing. On Thursday, the Swedish automaker revealed that it would now allow subscribers to move from their current car after only four months. You picked your car, paid a flat monthly rate, and had to keep it for a full year until the move, when you opted for Volvo Treatment. It sounds like a smart way to ke…

New Mercedes-Benz EQ crossover spied

Mercedes-Benz has repeatedly announced that it intends to significantly expand the range of its electric vehicles in the next few years. The company has already begun to implement the assigned tasks and is preparing to present the new Mercedes EQS crossover. The future novelty came to the attention of photo spies during the passage of road tests. Mercedes-Benz completely covered the prototype with dense camouflage, but this does not interfere with considering the exterior's key elements. The b…

Skoda uses artificial intelligence for Vehicle diagnosis

The Czech company Skoda has developed a unique mobile application called Sound Analyzer and has already started testing it. The program allows you to determine the sound of a car breakdown by sound. It can currently detect about ten issues with an accuracy of up to 90%, including the steering system, gearbox, air conditioning, and more. Over time, this list will only grow. Breakdown identification is simple. The driver launches the application on the smartphone and raises it to the sound source…

Owning an EV will save you money.

The non-profit organization Consumer Reports published the results of a study on the cost of maintaining and repairing electric cars, hybrids, and conventional vehicles with an internal combustion engine. It turned out that owning "green" cars is cheaper. A Consumer Report's study shows EV's owners who charge their vehicles at home tend to save an average of $800 to $1,000 a year on fuel costs. Besides, the maintenance of an electric vehicle is significantly cheaper comparing to gasoline cars …

Mercedes created an electric car for severe off-road

Mercedes-Benz has introduced a unique development in a single copy and a real breakthrough in the electric vehicle industry. This novelty is an extreme electric crossover prepared for the rough off-road and was named Mercedes EQC 4 × 42. Mercedes based the prototype on the standard EQC. The developers modified its suspension by installing new shock absorbers and suspension levers. As a result, the ground clearance increased by 153 mm, reaching 293 mm. It is even 58 mm higher than the iconic G-c…

Hyundai gets closer to "flying cars."

Hyundai intends to begin serial production of a wide range of flying cars in 2028. The head of the new division of urban air transport of the South Korean brand Shin Jaewon told Bloomberg about this. According to the specialist, at the moment, the company is developing aircraft for 5-6 passengers for large city agglomerations, as well as their more spacious versions, which will run between cities. “People who are constantly idle in traffic jams will soon become convinced of how comfortable flyi…

BMW's first front-wheel-drive hot hatch gets 265 hp

BMW has wholly declassified a new sports hatchback with the index 128ti ("Turismo Internazionale"). The car will be the first "charged" hatchback of the Bavarian brand, which only received a drive to the front axle. The BMW company equipped novelty with a two-liter "turbo-four" engine developing 265 hp. and 400 Nm of torque. The motor works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW 128ti is capable of accelerating to the first "hundred" in 6.1 seconds, and its maximum speed is electronic…

Tesla Model 3 is the most popular electric car

The popularity of electric cars among consumers is growing every day. Currently, the share of vehicles with electric motors (including hybrids) in total sales is one-fifth in the European market. According to experts, this figure will only increase every year. The model range of electric cars is enormous. Almost all world car manufacturers offer them. Therefore, before going to the dealership, future happy owners of electric vehicles prefer to "Google" the interest models. Of course, the benefi…

Digital Future. How Apple changes the world with the Car Key feature?

At the WWDC 2020 World Conference, Apple announced a new operating system - iOS 14. One of its features is a new feature Apple Car Key, with which the smartphone can be used as a car key to unlock the car remotely. The iPhone and Apple Watch gadgets already support NFC, so owners of Apple devices will be able to lock, unlock, and start compatible cars with them without using a physical key. What is Apple Car Key? Apple Car Key is a digital protocol that can use iPhone or Apple Watch devices thr…

The electric car exploded while charging

Local reports show that the red car owner parked the car in the southern Chinese city of Sanming and connected it to the charging station. It seems that what was left of the vehicle after the explosion looked like a BAIC EX360. Smoke was reportedly coming out of the car shortly after it was connected to the mains. The owner quickly called the fire department, which promptly arrived at the scene to extinguish the fire. A video taken by someone in a nearby high-rise tower shows firefighters tryin…

Experts have found a way to reduce the cost of tires with the Run-Flat system

The Japanese company Omikenshi, which specializes in synthetic and natural fibers, has developed a new, environmentally friendly material that halves the cost of car tires with Run-Flat technology. Besides, this material allows for reducing harmful emissions during the production of tires by almost 50%. Rubber manufacturer Zeon and Shinshu University were involved in the development of the new material. According to the developers, it will be a worthy alternative to cellulose fiber and will for…

Cars are dirtier than a toilet

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a different view of many things that seem quite commonplace. For example, the cleanliness of the car, in which we spend a lot of time. The study was conducted by the British organization Compare the Market. To validate the experiment, she used ten cars of different classes and types. Specialists took smears from various surfaces, including the screen, seat, gear lever, steering wheel, rearview mirror, windshield, armrest, handles, etc. The experts compared th…

Cars Are Helping Americans Cope During COVID-19

About 73% of Americans use their cars to isolate themselves from the people they live with. These data were published by the British company OnePoll, which specializes in online and mobile surveys. The survey, commissioned by TrueCar, involved 2,000 Americans who own or rent cars. More than a third of respondents said that during the quarantine, Covid-19 used their vehicle as a place for business or personal phone calls (37%), and 32% turned the driver's seat into a full-fledged makeshift offic…

Tesla Model 3s Crashed Out During Pikes Peak Hill Climb Practice

This year three Tesla Model 3 racers were scheduled to take part in the ascent of Pikes Peak hill. Two of them «dropped out of the race» before the start of the race. A video of one of the failed test runs was published by Unplugged Performance. During a qualifying race in the mountain's upper part, a seasoned driver, Randy Pobst, rolled into a pit. As a result, the car first lifted into the air and then hit the road and smashed the rear. The video shows Tesla's electric vehicle crashing into a…

Mercedes sets speed record for minivans

As participants in various sporting events, we see sports cars, hypercars, and powerful sedans. At the same time, minivans do not fit into this picture at all. However, race car driver and TV presenter Tanner Faust showed that this type of transport should not be underestimated. Especially if you remember about the powerful minivan Mercedes R-class, the production of which has already stopped. This year, Faust took part in the Sandhills Open Road Challenge 1-Mile Shootout in a Mercedes-AMG R63 …

The Americans issued a driver's license with a photo of the chair

Jade Dodd, a resident of Hickman County, Tennessee, decided to exchange the driving license and use the online service. It had to save the woman time and be secure during the pandemic. However, the result was unexpected: instead of a woman's photo, the new driver's license showed off an empty chair. However, all other information, including date of birth, gender, age, and eye color, was correct. Before contacting the service center again, Jade posted a photo of her rights on Facebook. This curi…

Tesla Model S crashed into a parked police car

Another road accident with a Tesla Model S moving on autopilot occurred in Nash County, North Carolina. To pass the time while driving, the driver watched a movie on his smartphone, completely entrusting the autopilot to control the electric car. Carried away by viewing, Devinder Goli did not notice how he crashed into a police car standing on the road. The latter stopped to help the Highway Patrol file a previous accident. The blow was strong enough for the police car to drive into the patrol …

Testing hybrid trucks by wire entered a new phase

Since the beginning of July, the first German overhead catenary road test site near Frankfurt has been fully operational. It runs Scania R 450 hybrid trucks equipped with pantographs. The last of the five trucks were recently delivered to German building materials supplier Knauf. "This pilot project fits well with our commitment to using all resources responsibly," says Knauf Group Manager Christoph Dorn. "We hope this will give us insight that will help us make our logistics processes even mor…

Tesla has started a fight against cheap software updates from third-party companies

Tesla electric cars are one of the most innovative. Despite this, the manufacturer continues to improve them by updating the software. However, such software is developed not only by Tesla but also by third-party companies. Earlier, the head of Tesla Elon Musk was quite tolerant of such moments but recently began to fight against these developers actively. After all, their offers are often many times cheaper than the American manufacturer. Of course, owners of Tesla electric cars use third-part…

How much Toyota and other companies make every second

The modern rhythm of life, characterized by incredible dynamics, requires prompt action and maximum mobility from a person. The car has become an ideal assistant in saving time and solving many issues. Every year the automotive industry develops rapidly, becoming a real driving force of the world economy. In 2019 alone, 92 million cars rolled off the conveyors of various enterprises. Of course, all companies have a different level, production and sales volumes, and profitability. Among them, 1…

Mercedes-Benz Trucks and buses are equipped with a unique active safety system

A lot of accidents related to the collision of trucks and buses with pedestrians, cyclists, or scooters are associated with limited visibility from the driver's workplace of large vehicles. Therefore, in 2016, Daimler Trucks specialists developed the world's first, unique Sidequard Assist system, which helps to see other participants in the movement in blind spots, especially when turning right. Since the end of 2019, this system began to be offered as a comprehensive, integrated solution for n…

Ferrari 599 GTO with minimum mileage will be sold

The Ferrari 599 GTO supercar will become another Mecum auction in the US. It will be released from the hammer this June. The car is still in a new state since it was only an investment for the current owner. He drove a maximum of 30 km a day. The Ferrari 599 GTO is the third-largest GTO model after the 250 GTO series in 1960 and the 288 GTO in 1980. In other words, it is a racing version of the 599XX that has been adapted for public roads. Between 2010 and 2012, the manufacturer produced only 5…

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

Many of us have encountered such a problem as turning on the engine icon (Check engine), the appearance of which scares car drivers. We offer you the five most common reasons why an engine check lights up on the dashboard. The appearance of the engine indication icon occurs, as a rule, without warning. The reason for the presence of the Check engine cannot be immediately understood. As an option, you can use the ELM 327 scanner to diagnose your vehicle by yourself. Can I drive with Check Engine…

How to adjust the mirrors in a car

A question that is relevant for many drivers, especially for beginners, is how to properly configure the mirrors in the car for the best view. After all, this is not easy at all, and you need to know the setup methodology, which we will talk about in this article. If you, looking in the side mirror, see the rear wing of your car, this means that the mirror is not configured correctly. With this arrangement of the mirror, most of the area behind the vehicle is visible both in the side mirrors an…

Why you should not use winter tires in summer

The middle of spring is the time to think about changing winter tires to summer tires. The temperature turned out to be a steady plus, and they do not promise snow even in the form of wet. But some drivers leave winter tires for the summer. Can this be done? The arguments for such a decision come down to the fact that there is no money for the summer tires. In this case, the need to obtain proper winter tires for the winter, no one doubts. But let's see if such savings are appropriate. You shou…

Tesla will lay off some employees and revise salaries

Tesla recently announced the closure of its Fremont plant due to an outbreak of coronavirus in the region. Now there is information that the company is reducing wages to employees. The situation will affect everyone, from directors to ordinary employees. An email from the head of Tesla Human Resources, Valerie Kapers Workman, came to Electrek. Tesla explained that all employees who work at home or work at “critical positions” will be cut off. Those actions are a temporary measure. At American p…

Mercedes-Benz proposes to become the first owner of a 19-year-old SL600 roadster

In the US, Mercedes SL600 roadster went on sale at one of California's showrooms. Yes, this is a 2001 model. The car comes with all the options available for the model, including a hard folding roof. Despite the 687 km on the odometer, the new owner will also become the first convertible owner. The fact is that since the release, specifically in this model, was not the owner. Now they will sell it to you, along with the documents that the carmaker issues to the dealer to register the ownership …

The Mercedes-Benz W124 with an engine from the BMW M635

From far back in 1971 to its closure, the German tuning studio Hartge was modernizing of BMW, MINI, and Range Rover cars. The Hartge brothers became famous for their wild engine replacements, which consisted of taking massive engines from larger BMWs, tweaking them, and then customizing them to smaller models. Hartge pushed the technical boundaries of what was possible while giving fantastic attention to detail. But did you know that Hartge once put a BMW M88 engine in a Mercedes-Benz 300E gene…

7 most common Car Problems

You can avoid all the most common problems that you will encounter with your car by performing quick and easy checks on your vehicle. In this way, you can detect signs of problems before they manifest in mechanical failure, car accidents, or other costly issues. Whether you are the one who enjoys doing your essential maintenance or someone who prefers a professional mechanic to do this for you, here are 7 of the most common car problems which can happen to your car. Oil leaks Maintaining an ade…

How to replace the damaged wheel: detailed instructions

The ability to replace wheels will never be excessive. Moreover, the process itself takes 10-15 minutes, and everything you need is usually in the trunk of any car. How to understand that the wheel is broken You can indicate a damaged wheel by extraneous noise from the outside and poor handling. If the car drives away, and to keep it on the road, you have to make efforts, then, most likely, a puncture on one of the front wheels. If the rear of the car starts to enter, then the problem is there.…

What is Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is an extension of the iPhone interface to the car multimedia center. This is a simple, fast and relatively safe way to interact with your phone while driving. Moreover, using an interface made in the spirit of iOS is more convenient and more familiar than (mostly creepy) "native" software of a multimedia system. Primary Features of Apple CarPlay Apple CarPlay duplicates many phone features. Drivers can use the system to: Navigate using maps from a preferred provider; Make calls, …

Why are headlights wet inside and how to fix it

All car owners are faced with the fact that the headlight is sweating from the inside, and beginners shrug their hands, not understanding what to do with it. They suggest that a problem has occurred with the light. In fact, if the headlight sweats, this is not a reason for panic. In this situation, there are negative consequences, but they will not affect the operation of the machine. Why headlights are wet inside? The primary reason is water. Running lamps heat the air inside the headlamp, and…

What is ELM327 Scanner and How to Use It

What is an ELM327 scanner? ELM327 is familiar to many car owners. ELM 327 is an automotive scanner or adapter that connects to the machine's onboard computer through the OBD-II connector. This useful device is commonly used for diagnosing malfunctions, reading performance indicators, and zeroing errors of an ECU (electronic control unit). ELM 327 car code reader got its name from the microcontroller's name, which connects the link between the diagnostic bus of the car and a computer or smartpho…

How to choose summer tyres for a car

In order not to miscalculate when choosing summer tires, pay attention to important characteristics and consider your driving style. Of course, you can ride on winter tires in summer or not bother and buy all-weather, but it is better to get separate sets of tires for winter and summer. Indeed, only tires created for specific weather conditions will be able to provide maximum safety on the road. When choosing, it is enough to follow the recommendations of the car manufacturer, and also take int…

How to start a car engine if your car`s battery is dead?

There are four available and really working ways to reanimate a car. Detailed instructions are included. Low temperatures sometimes bring unpleasant surprises even to those who regularly change the battery in the car. If it is –25 ° C or less outside, a fully functional battery loses up to half its capacity overnight: the electrolyte thickens, the course of chemical reactions slows down and the battery can no longer give up all the stored energy. Riding in the city cycle with the heater turned …

How Not To Buy a Car: Top 7 mistakes

When buying the first car, almost everyone is mistaken. What are the most common misses? 1. Wrong car Do you have any expectations regarding the future car. For example, you want to go picnicking with friends every weekend. Or want a two-seater, just for yourself and for the second half. But reality makes its own adjustments: friends are always busy, and there is an addition in the family. This is not so important if you can change the car at any time. But such opportunities are the exception r…

What's the difference between manual and automatic transmission?

The debate about which is better - “mechanics” or “automatic” (talking about the types of transmission in cars) lasts for years and does not stop even now, when the differences between mechanical and automatic transmissions are gradually erased. And the virtues attributed to them become common. But modern drivers are still often asked this question - for example, when they purchase their vehicles or choose a driving program in a driving school. Therefore, an attempt to answer the question as ob…

What is timing belt in your car and why is it needed?

Why do you need Timing Belt in engine? The main function of the timing belt (gas distribution mechanism) is to synchronize the operation of the crankshaft and camshaft (or camshafts). It is the timing belt that makes the connecting rods and pistons not collide with each other. The timing belt is located outside the engine, is covered with a protective cover and bends around a different number of pulleys, depending on the design of the engine. At a minimum, this is a tensioner that guarantees th…