Archive for August, 2010

Power Brake Boosters

Virtually every modern car uses power (or hydraulic) brakes, but not many people actually know what that term means, or what power brake boosters are. Before power brakes, older cars used drum brakes, which work similarly, but did not require a booster because of their design. Drum brakes are still used, but mainly for back […]

Shallow Mount Subwoofers

Subwoofers are speakers that are specifically designed to reproduce lower bass frequencies. These lower frequencies are typically between 20 and 125 Hz. Subwoofers are typically large in size compared to other speakers and need much more power in which to operate than standard speakers. Subwoofers are very commonly found in home theater systems as well […]

Car Buffer

As much as it can be a labor of love, washing and waxing your car can be a pain. No matter how much you love your car, there are going to be long periods of time where you don’t feel like catering to its every blemish. In that case you could pay somebody to do […]

Speedometer Gears

We all know what speedometers do; there’s no need to even have that conversation. But most people just take the speedometer for granted. We use it every day, but we don’t often consider exactly how it works. That is, we don’t consider it until one breaks. When the speedometer starts giving us error, or stops […]

Dual Mass Flywheel

Flywheels are an integral part of any vehicle’s ignition and transmission. Although they are mostly known for their role in clutch transmissions, but they are found in automatic transmissions as well, and are a central part of both. To put it simply, the flywheel starts the engine and helps the gears shift. Problems with the […]

Synthetic Lubricants

Synthetic lubricants are oils made up mostly, or even entirely, from chemical compounds, instead of naturally occurring ones. In cars, they’re used in exactly the same way as oil is, that is, to lubricate your engine. There are a bevy of advantages and disadvantages to synthetic lubricants over natural oils, but in general, synthetics are […]

BMW Parts

BMW, one the worlds leading German automobile companies have always manufactured cars that have been show stoppers. Cars from BMW have always lined up the stables of the rich and wealthy. The critical reason behind the success has also been the fact BMW parts are widely available in the market. BMW prides itself on its […]

Auto Dimming Mirrors

One of the most annoying things that can happen while driving is to have somebody’s headlights glaring in your eyes while you’re trying to drive at night. It’s bad enough when its regular headlights you’re looking at, but when it’s high beams? That can go from being a nuisance to being actually dangerous, and fast. […]

Silicone Wiper Blades

Windshield wiper blades are so basic to a car’s design that we often take them for granted. It’s very easy to see why; they’re relatively small, uncomplicated, and cheap. You can buy a pair of brand new windshield wipers for less than $20, and so we take them for granted. But the fact of the […]

6.5 Turbo Diesel Performance Parts

When it comes to buying parts for a 6.5 turbo diesel car, there are many options available. The price for different parts will vary greatly, because there are some that are a lot more advanced than others, and some are very basic because they do less. For the more advanced parts, you could expect to […]