Archive for July, 2011

Hood Ornaments

The hood ornament today actually started as something more than mere decoration. In the very early days of the automobile, the front of the hood had a thermometer, called a motometer, that showed the temperature of the radiator. This motometer screwed into the top of the radiator and, as early cars were only available to […]

Metallic Brake Pads

You will find that a majority of modern vehicles have metallic brake pads, and they aren’t just large pieces of metal. These brake pads are usually made from a mixture of copper, steel, and iron. This is why they are so durable and last a long time and also why they are so commonly used […]

Sealed Beam Headlights

Headlights are crucial aspects of a vehicle's safety and performance, illuminating the path ahead and ensuring maximum visibility for the driver at night, and during less than ideal conditions. There are various types of headlights available, including LED headlights, rotating headlights, multicolored headlights, and sealed beam headlights. A sealed beam headlight includes all of the […]

Header Panel

A vehicle’s header panel can be found right in front of the hood. This is the area of the car or truck that holds the grill and the headlights. Although the header panel has no effect on the performance of a vehicle, it is very important to the structure of the truck or car. If […]

3M Scratch Remover

3M is one of the most reputable manufacturing companies in existence, providing quality products since 1902. The company currently specializes in providing a diverse range of products that include but are not limited to office supplies, tools, telecommunications systems, healthcare products, adhesives, home improvement products, and safety/security equipment. As of the end of 2010 the […]

Clutch Interlock Switch

A clutch interlock switch is a veritable safety creation that prevents you from starting your manual transmission vehicle without the clutch properly pressed. The switch is typically located underneath the dashboard and is very similar in design and appearance to a brake light switch. It is typically found in the area where the clutch pedal […]

Car Wax

Let’s begin with what car wax is, and what it isn’t. Car wax is wax that you apply to the exterior of your car to protect the car’s paint, and color against both debris and the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Most often, car wax is usually comprised of carnauba wax that is mixed with other proprietary […]

Toyota Programmer

Enhancing the performance of a vehicle can be a costly and timely process that requires thousands of dollars and months of time. Unfortunately, many people overlook some of the easiest ways to enhance performance, focusing primarily on installing expensive parts or completely redesigning the engine compartment of the vehicle. However, using a programmer it is […]

Driver Side Mirror

Although it may be cliché, the old saying "keep your eyes on the road" is still a very valid phrase. However, it is just as important to be aware of what is behind your vehicle as it is to keep an eye on the road ahead. Every year thousands of automobile accidents occur in which […]

Rear Bumper Filler

Although it may seem as if it is nothing more than a strip of metal that bumper stickers can be attached to, the rear bumper of your vehicle is actually a very important safety feature that absorbs impact from collisions and protects the rear of the automobile from significant damage during minor to mild accidents. […]