Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Car Audio Amplifier Advice

After you've got your subwoofers picked out it's time to look into something to power them.

The first thing to consider is how many speakers will be hooked up to the amplifier and how much space you will have to work with. If you're going to be hooking up an amplifier to your mids and highs, which are generally your front and rear 2 speakers, then you might want to consider a four-channel amplifier. If you're adding subwoofers into the vehicle it can become more pricey because subwoofers generally require more power than just your mids and highs. Four channel amplifiers are not too extremely expensive because by using them for your mids and highs you won't need hundreds of watts to produce a great sound quality. Subwoofer amplifiers are usually 2-channel amps and produce a fairly good amount of power. For the more avid car enthusiast that wants to go to competitions there are even mono-block amps which are a single-channel amplifier. They generate more power and are designed specially for competitions.

Buying a car audio amplifier is just like buying any component for your vehicle, have a good idea what you're looking for and which price range fits then do some research for prices and availability in your general area.

Getting into the power scales for amplifiers
Amplifiers are usually rated by either RMS or Peak Power rating. RMS is basically the amount of power the amplifier will produce per channel consistently. Peak Power is the amount of power the amplifier is capable of producing before it cannot produce anymore.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Vital For Positive Engine Performance

Fuel filters are vital to positive engine performance in your car, as any part of the car that intakes air or fluid from the outside environment is bound to bring with it foreign bits and pieces.

Regular changes or cleaning of your car filter will significantly impact your engine's performance and life. Efficient fuel filters will: prevent clogs, prevent wearing and damaging of injectors, avoid breakdowns (and the costs they incur), ensure a longer life for your car, produce superior fuel economy and lower overall running costs.

Poor performing fuel filters in your car will: wear out or block injectors, create poor engine performance, create avoidable expenses when they need replacing, reduce the supply of fuel to injectors, reduce your engines power, create poor acceleration and increase the risk of breakdowns. The possibility of higher running costs is also an incentive to get your fuel filters checked, cleaned or replaced as soon as possible.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dashboard Warning Lights

Your car will try to communicate with you at pretty much every step along the way as you drive it. Most of the time when we look at the dashboard of our car, we will be doing it to check our speed, revs and fuel levels. However, on occasion looking at the dashboard will throw up something else altogether, in the form of a warning light. Otherwise you will be doing damage to your car, and risk an accident.

Not every car has the same warning lights, so the best thing to do is sit and look at the dashboard lights when you are in the car. When you start the car, all of the lights will illuminate.

One light which is on every dashboard in a modern car is the brake light. This light demonstrates that there is something wrong in the braking system of the car. Don't panic. You may be driving with the handbrake on. If there is no problem there, then stop the car, get out somewhere safe and check your brake fluid. If neither of these steps cures the problem, then you will need to get the car to an auto shop immediately - driving with compromised brakes will be a dangerous lottery.

Another light which makes its fair share of appearances is the oil light. If this comes on then the chances are that your engine oil level has dropped dangerously low. Stop your car, get out and check. Top off the oil if necessary. If the light persists, however, then you may have a problem with the oil pump and the car will need looking at. Call a tow truck, and don't try to drive if at all possible.

Other problems which are advisable to check but not necessarily emergencies include the Engine light, which indicates a problem with the engine that is not likely to affect performance unduly; the Air Bag light, which is more or less self-explanatory, not an emergency but should be checked; the battery charge light, which could indicate a problem that will make the car difficult to start.

Karizma Fi 2009 Motorcycle Review

Hero Honda is one of the leading companies in the world of bike manufacturing, but for the past years, the company made no changes or upgrades to its flagship model Karizma.

Will Karizma Fi 2009 be much different than it's predecessor?

Karizma Fi 2009 will be available with brand new fuel injected technology PGM-Fi posing tough competition to the existing Apache RTR180 and the latest Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i. What is PGM Fi? It is known as Programmed Fuel Injection that ensures optimum fuel combustion thereby enhancing fuel efficiency and was developed by Honda some 20 years ago.

Styling and color choices

This new 150 kg Karizma 2009 will be available in different colors and some spied photographs revealed one look in sporty white color. Awesome is the word for the appeal it can create with its stylish full front fairing and rear cowl design .Not only Karizma 2009 seems perfect as a street fighter, but going for long distance ride and enjoying grand touring experience cannot be ruled out. Infact Hero Honda Karizma model have always been popular for grand touring experience.

Mill of Karizma 2009

The new Karizma will run on a big mill and the 223cc engine of Karizma 2009 assures of greater power and greater torque with rear disc brakes and gas reservoir shock absorbers. With better throttle response, this stunning looking bike will also be equipped with rear disc brakes, traditional looking mounted rear view mirrors and bulb system tail lamps. New rear mud guard is expected to be another additional feature besides new split rear grab rails. Again with some minor tweaks in the silencer of the Honda Hunk, it will be fitted into new Karizma.

All's well that ends well is the adage, and in this case all this great features will be a bonus if only the price is in the affordable bracket.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Using Water to Increase Fuel Efficiency

A lesser known fact is that a hydrogen generator which will make your car run on water can actually give a fuel efficiency of 25-50%. You can use water to increase fuel efficiency.

Earlier, hydrogen generators seemed to be a concern of factories and large industries but with the advancement in time, hydrogen generators were reduced to small sized generators which could be easily installed in cars and light vehicles. In such a case, it becomes increasingly important to understand the working of the hydrogen generator and analyzing how one can use water to increase the efficiency.

It is a fact that water can be burned down by the process of electrolysis to produce a gas which is known as HHO gas. The gas comprises of a single oxygen atom with two hydrogen atoms. The HHO is a safe gas to use but it can be a real power booster when coupled with the already existing fuel. The gas provides a punch to the fuel and thus helps in increasing the fuel efficiency and the mileage. Building a hydrogen generator is not a difficult task, as the parts can be easily bought from the market in less than $65 and then you can save a lot of your money on the fuel, nearly about 40%. You can easily build up your own hydrogen generator in your weekend and then enjoy a higher fuel efficiency.