Winter Driving Emergency Essential Tips

Every Winter season, we see people on the news who have been hurt or killed due to hazardous winter driving conditions. When we’re out and about in our vehicles, the weather can change from minute to minute during any season, but especially during the Wintertime. If the conditions aren’t good, it’s always best to simply not drive, if at all possible. This is the best way to stay safe, but here are some tips for keeping safe if you absolutely must be on the road this Winter.

Get Weather Updates

Before you head out, it’s absolutely critical that you check the latest weather updates. You’ll get the most up to date weather if you check a weather app on your phone, tablet or other device. Try setting up the app to send you alerts when there are any advisories or warnings in your area. These alerts could save your life, or at least help you to avoid unnecessary problems.

You should also have a weather radio in your car, along with some extra batteries. A good weather radio will get a signal in areas where AM or FM signals may be quite weak. You’ll want to have a weather radio in case your cell phone battery runs out.

Be Prepared

Some essential winter safety supplies include LED flashlights, extra water, extra food, blankets, batteries for the flashlights and candles. Here’s a handy trick to keep you warm in your car if you get stuck in the snow. Keep a candle in the vehicle as well as a lighter or some matches. If you light a candle, even just a small one, it will warm up your whole car to a tolerable temperature for as long as it burns.

No matter how beautiful it may look, snow can be treacherous. You should make sure to have essentials for driving in the snow, such as chains and/or snow tires and some tools to help you dig out of the snow and scrape the snow off your vehicle if you get stuck.

Things To Watch For

Black ice is a big danger in the Wintertime. Black ice forms when water is on the ground, but then it freezes. Black ice is pretty much invisible and will cause your tires to slip. Even more hazardous is when snow gathers on top of the black ice, making it even more difficult to steer out of.

7 Tips to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter

Windshield Wipers and Fluid – Fog, snow and rain will cut down your visibility in winter, causing you to use your wiper blades and washer fluid much more than normal. An antifreeze solution along with winter wiper blades will help to fight ice build-up. Keeping extra windshield washer solvent on hand is helpful too!

Battery – A thorough inspection of your battery, cables, terminals and fluid will help to make sure your car is ready for winter. The cold weather puts more stress on your battery. Many automotive parts stores will test your battery capacity free of charge.

Inspect Your Tires – If you’re not mounting winter tires on your vehicle, be sure to examine your current tires for remaining tread life, uneven wearing and cupping as well as checking the sidewalls for cuts and nicks to help you to know if your tires are ready for the harsh weather. The colder weather will also reduce the pressure within your tires, causing them to perform poorly in the snow. You should frequently check your tire pressures.

Coolant – Along with regulating the engine temperature, a vehicle’s coolant system is responsible for protecting your engine against corrosion. For the winter season you will want to make sure that you are using the right ratio of coolant to water in your system as well as using the right type of coolant for your car. If you are unsure, you can check the effectiveness of your coolant with a simple and inexpensive test found at any car parts store.

Ice scraper – Keep your ice scraper in your vehicle and always clean off your car completely, not just a little peephole in the windshield. You must be able to see all your surroundings, your side mirrors and through your back window. Snow on top of your car could slide down and cover your windshield while you are slowing down or fly off onto someone else’s vehicle while you are driving. In some states it is the law that your vehicle is clear of snow and ice.

Survival Kit – Especially during times of slick road conditions and below freezing temperatures, you will want to keep a survival kit in the car at all times in case of emergency. Some items to consider include extra gloves, boots and blankets, flares, tire chains, a flashlight and extra batteries, car charger or portable cellphone charger, and a whistle. Also check your spare tire and make sure that your car jack is in good, working condition.

Keep Your Gas Tank Above Half – If you get stuck or stranded, the car’s engine will be your only source of heat and you will want to be sure you have enough fuel to keep you warm. In some cases, it may be necessary to remove snow from behind the tailpipe and keep it unobstructed to prevent lethal gas from accumulating in the vehicle.

Was the 80’s the Death of the American Petrol Head? (Part 1)

I think not. It is more appropriate to say opportunities galore. More often than not, people hate on 80’s American Cars saying it was the low point for the American Petrol head. That’s understandable since it is true. It was a very low point. So much so that even Ferraris of that time struggled to get to 350 horsepower. A lot of vehicles were boxes with no style except the few which slipped through the cracks.

We did get some interesting vehicles and in my opinion, some good looking ones.

**Manufacturer Dodge**

The Omni GLH is a good example. It was a good looking car, had good performance and if you go to TheTurboDodge.com it is a good price. There were many great 80’s cars.

Buick Regal GNX is the perfect example, but that was one of very few 80’s cars that have become “classics” rather than a rust bucket destined for the junkyard.

Another less famous classic is the Shelby CSX. This pocket rocket is a classic in its own right. While less famous then the GNX, it is a quick little car! The CSX scampers away to a top speed of 132 miles per hour (“mph”) in 1989, while having 175 horsepower and with a 0-60mph of 7.0 seconds in 1989. Does that sound fairly slow? It is actually pretty nippy. Given the fact quite a few modern cars are within that same range, making this a hot little car.

This along with the Omni GLH could be called America’s 99 Turbo, only more underrated. (Arguably)

In 1987, the CSX could do 0-60mph in 7.1 seconds, with a top speed of 131 mph. It was able to do the quarter mile in 15.7 seconds. The suspension was modified with low pressure gas-charged Monroe Formula GP struts with coilover high rate sport springs and specially calibrated anti-roll bars were used on the front. The rear is a semi-independent trailing arm suspension featuring Monroe Formula GP shocks and a large-diameter solid anti-roll bar. This lowered the car by 0.7-0.85 inch making it the real deal.

A rental car version of the CSX was done which was called the CSX-T.

1988 was the second year for the Shelby CSX. This was the year Shelby worked out a deal with Thrifty to create the limited production CSX-T specifically for Thrifty’s rental car business. The “T” in CSX-T stood for Thrifty. It was not available to the general public much like Carroll Shelby had done in the 60s for Hertz Car Rental with the Mustang GT-350H. Eventually cars filtered into public hands through direct sales and auctions after the cars had run their cycle as rentals.

Carroll Shelby even spread his magic to the Dakota. If you wanted a V8 tuned by Shelby, this was the way to go. It was based on the two-wheel drive short-wheelbase Dakota Sport. The first change Shelby made was replacing the 125hp 3.9liter V6 with a throttle body fuel-injected 5.2liter 318 CID V-8. The engine was the same Dodge used in its full size pickups.

In order to make the V-8 fit, the cooling system had to be modified by replacing the standard belt-driven engine fan with a set of twin electric fans which were mounted in front of the radiator. The engine otherwise remained completely stock. This one modification added 5 extra horsepower over regular size Dodge pickups bringing the total to 175hp and 270lb ft.

The transmission was a 4 speed automatic with locking torque converter (also available on the V6 Dakotas that year). The axle ratio was 3:90:1 with a SureGrip limited slip. This hardware allowed for 0 to 60mph in 8.7 seconds. The standing quarter mile was covered in 16.5 seconds at 82mph. No manual transmission was available.

In the ’90s, the trend of fast trucks was continued by the Syclone, Lightning F-150 and the SRT-10 Ram.

The CSX and the Dakota weren’t the only two vehicles Shelby modified, the Lancer also go the treatment which made it a much sportier package. The Lancer puts out 175 horsepower. You could call this “the M5 from Dodge”. Of course, that may be stretching it a bit. Either way, if you wanted a fast Sedan, this was an option. It could do 0-60mph in 7.7 seconds.

People say the 80’s were a low point, but there were some signs the light hadn’t been overshadowed by darkness. Shelby’s introduction to the high performance luxury Sedan market was the Limited Edition 1987 Shelby Lancer which was a departure from his previous ventures. This car was designed with a single goal in mind; to be the ultimate expression of how a true enthusiast’s automobile should perform.

Shelby aimed to make the Lancer more lavishly equipped than his previous Dodge-based offerings. Each Shelby Lancer came identically equipped and there were no options. It could do the quarter mile in 15.7 seconds at 89 mph and a top speed of 130 mph.

These cars did not go away quietly; they went out with a BANG!!

The Charger got in on the action. While a lot of people hate the 1980 model years of the Charger, saying it “tarnished” the name. You can’t deny they did make a fast version. Like the Dakota, Lancer and CSX, this is powered by a 2.2 Liter Turbo, with 175 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. It ran 0-60mph in 6.95 seconds, did the quarter mile in 14.7 seconds at 94mph and a top speed of 134mph.

As with the ’86 GLH­S, several changes were made from the suspension being upgraded to Koni adjustable struts and shocks, anti-roll bars were added and they slightly altered the alignment. The tires remained 205/50VR-15 Goodyear Eagle VR Gatorbacks, mounted on 15×6 inch Shelby “Centurion II” aluminum wheels. The front featured power assist Kelsey Hayes brakes which were 10.2 x.94 inch vented discs with 54mm single pistons. The rear had 8.0 x 1.28 inch drums.

Whether you like it or not, Shelby made the most of what he had to work with.

How Can an Automotive Locksmith Help You?

As the car industry is attaining the peak of development and engineering the most proficient car models to contest the global market every now and then, the services regarding automobile are also spreading their webs. Vehicle locksmith is not a new term in the automobile industry. Before getting acquainted with the vehicle locksmith, we must now what is the actual purpose of a locksmith and what they do.

If we look from the orthodox style into the current acts in car services then you will understand that now for a car proprietor mending, coloring or up keeping the auxiliary parts of a four-wheeler is not the particular worries rather they show their anxieties for something additional. Safeguarding the car develops to be the major thought for the most of the car proprietors and in this respect, more car insurance firms are evolving up in the advertise too.

Remember, whether you are with manual keys or automatic locks if you overlook the key when you are outside or overlook the unlocking codes then you will be in a great danger. Unlocking the vehicle door will almost be terrible for you. It is the instance when you must call the specialists to help you.

The circumstances when usually individuals call specialists are:

• If they drop the key and unintentionally lock the car door

• If the key kept inside the car and the motorist locked the car door from outside

• If the electronic code gets altered or the driver fail to recall the code which is used to unlock the car.

Concerns are usual to ask to family and networks for help or a planning of extra keys, yet it may not effect. Next steps are to communicate an automotive locksmith in your locality. In any situation, before packing the whole matter with the lock fixing trade, you have to study the firm class and honesty of the association. The help assistance service or the state’s buyer assurance association has exposed that some lock mending administrations may advertise in your region phone directory. Most amazingly awful, these “experts” might not qualified enough to open your car and damage the car exterior while opening the car. So it is always advised to look for some kind of certified services who can offer quality solution in this respect.

Check lock repairing Locality

This has been notified and informed by state’s administration body before: An association not situated in your total area has a designation for its trade that is like the name of other locality lock fixing in the region. This group helps in the business catalog and online registries using a domestic area telephone number.

The strategy for selection

There are solid and fair nearby lock mending administrations out there. The best reference is to do your examination and due to resourcefulness before you get yourself protected out of a lock mending condition. Maybe you are expecting your home security to soar up by hosting dead bolt locks, altering locks and entrance keys, or nevertheless hosting a home alert agenda. This is a superb time to take a chair before the computer and explore varied groups. Make certain to check reviews, watch that they have a business site telephone number, and look at estimates via phone. Also, contact agents, families, and friends for any discrete offers they may have.

Mostly the delivery persons or the businesses depend on the vehicle for offering the service to the people. It is very common for them to lose the key as they are always involved in the hectic job and sometimes they forget to take the key out of the vehicle while leaving. So an automotive locksmith can help them in this regard for opening the car and getting inside. You can avail the service of a locksmith anytime during the day and can also call them at the time of emergency. There are also some locksmiths who are known to offer service during the emergency situations and they do not charge any extra penny from you.

Before selecting a proper locksmith, you must look into the reviews which are given on the internet and you can also search various websites. Trusting your car with someone unqualified may result into damaging of the car and breaking your car lock permanently. This kind of mending work makes the situation worse and you will find yourself into a bigger problem than before. If you’re dependent on your car for running for your business then you cannot risk it by choosing some inauthentic services.

What Is Methanol?

Methanol is additionally perceived as wood liquor, methyl liquor, and methyl hydrate. It is the normal liquor utilized as a part of “liquor blazing” race autos. It is usually utilized as liquid catalyst as a part of – 20 degree f blue winter mix windshield washer liquid and also a gas line dryer in Heet and for keeping aircraft dry, in trucks with airbrakes. In the event that utilized as the sole fuel as a part of a diesel, it requires a start source as it won’t auto-touch off since its auto-start temperature is near 900 degrees f.

METHANOL’S REACTION ON THE COMPRESSION-IGNITION PROCESS OF A DIESEL ENGINE?
At the point when infused before the admission complex of a diesel (which is the technique utilized as a part of the Boost Cooler water-methanol infusion framework), the way that it has a cetane rating of four implies that it expands start delay (time from begin of diesel infusion to begin of auto-start). After start, chamber weight ascends at a speedier rate so “diesel commotion” is marginally expanded yet crest barrel weight is just somewhat higher because of start postponement and the ignition molding impact (the accessible diesel is all the more proficiently blazed in the later dispersion controlled phase of burning).

THE PROCESS THROUGH WHICH WATER/METHANOL INJECTION INCREASE HORSEPOWER OUTPUT?
More power is accomplished because of the way that the diesel is all the more effectively and totally blazed and the additional methanol is a fuel source. Likewise, the way that more power is created on the power stroke (as cylinder is going down after TDC) bringing about more net positive torque implies more power is produced with a given measure of fuel. There is conceivably more power likewise in that more diesel can be infused securely because of decreased burning temps.
Numerous consider how water can expand control since it isn’t a fuel. Water expands control through two principle components. To start with, it brings down charge air temps which expands air charge thickness (more oxygen accessible for burning). At the point when water changes state from a fluid to a gas, it retains warm. How much warmth relies on upon the aggregate surface zone of the beads which is the reason atomization is so critical. Volume steady, the all the more finely atomized the beads, the more aggregate surface zone. Furthermore, extension happens as the beads change state amid burning making the “steam impact” which pushes down on the cylinder making extra torque. Additionally, this is “protected power” in that this torque is transcendently made as the cylinder is going down amid the power stroke after TDC.

WILL WATER/METHANOL INJECTION DAMAGE A DIESEL ENGINE? Will IT PROLONG ITS LIFE?
Water/methanol infusion can be considered as a protection strategy to make preparations for motor harm brought on by high EGTs. Harm from delayed high fumes gas temperatures can be intense (e.g. turbo impeller shaft disappointment) or constant (ventilation system metal weakness and breaking brought about by warmth impact on the silicon substance of the metal). Infusing an excess of (which causes ignition extinguish) ought to be kept away from. In reality, mellow extinguish is innocuous yet delayed extreme extinguish from over infusion ought to be maintained a strategic distance from. More often than not when somebody supposes they have encountered “diesel thump,” it is really extinguish they are hearing. Basically, escape the throttle and conform your framework to infuse less. The advantages of a 2-D mapped controller (highlighted in the Snow Stage-3 and MPG-MAX frameworks) incorporate a more right infusion amount at all working states bringing about more power, less demanding setup, and less penchant to extinguish.

Another key advantage is carbon expulsion from the highest points of cylinders, valves, admissions (vital with EGR prepared vehicles) and EGR frameworks bringing about a smoother running motor and one that requires less upkeep (cleaning of the admission tract and EGR valve).

FUEL IS BECOMING A HOT TOPIC AGAIN WITH DIESELS. IN WHAT MANNER CAN WATER/METHANOL INJECTION HELP?
More power is created from a given measure of diesel. Methanol is an extra wellspring of fuel and water includes control by means of the steam impact. You are supplanting costly diesel with cheap water or water-methanol. To acknowledge greatest mileage, water/methanol infusion ought to happen at all motor load states and not exactly at high motor load states. This is the reason for the MPG-MAX frameworks. These frameworks have the best scope of infusion (summon two spouts autonomously and have unique mapping that permits the right infusion amount at all motor load states).

THE BENEFITS OF WATER/METHANOL INJECTION SYSTEM
Water/methanol infusion (WMI) frameworks diminish air gulf temps and improve burning productivity on turbo Diesel applications, which permits a motor to convey more power with less exertion. Water/methanol infusion likewise offers a large group of advantages that advance motor life span, including the lessening of carbon stores departed by a Diesel’s fumes gas distribution (EGR) framework. Water/Methanol Injection Systems for turbo Diesel trucks and SUVs use the most strong equipment joined with more propelled components than whatever other equivalently estimated water/methanol infusion framework.

THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER/METHANOL INJECTION ON DIESEL ENGINES:

Diminishes Air Inlet Charge Temps
Methanol’s “fluid intercooling” impact on turbo Diesel motors can diminish air charge temps by as much as 100 degrees, and convey a more oxygen-rich air charge.

Improves Combustion and Efficiency
Notwithstanding cooling air bay temps, as the water assimilates warm in the ignition chamber and changes over to steam, the steam’s extension rate builds the mean powerful barrel weight without bringing on risky weight spikes. This powerful increment in chamber weight consolidated with methanol’s advancement of finish ignition permits your Diesel motor to blaze fuel all the more totally. At the point when fuel is being singed all the more totally less is squandered, which can expand efficiency.

LESSENS EXHAUST GAS TEMPERATURES (EGTs)
Since Diesel vehicles utilizing water/methanol infusion smolder fuel all the more totally, less un-blazed fuel is available in the ventilation system where it can streak light to expand EGTs and make particulate matter (ash). Water/methanol infusion dispenses with this auxiliary burning of crude fuel in the ventilation system to lessen EGTs by up to 250 degrees, and diminishes unsafe particulates to broaden motor life (and that costly particulate channel).

WATER INJECTION KITS
Methanol Water Injection kits, otherwise called Alcohol Injection kits, is the best method for controlling explosion in constrained enlistment motors. Liquor Injection cools your engine’s intake air temperatures and in addition expands octane levels. Methanol Injection’s Kits are anything but difficult to introduce and much less demanding to control. Our central goal is to give the best Water Methanol Injection pack for you to securely include More Boost, More Timing, and above all, make MORE POWER We are focused on offering the best in liquor water infusion execution, quality, and administration.