Is your engine oil harming your vehicle?

Is your engine oil harming your vehicle?

We all periodically change our engine oils to protect and improve the life of our vehicles and their engines. But how much do we really know about it? A lot of us just follow what our mechanics ask us to do or what the company service centers do.  But like us, there are many who … Continue reading Is your engine oil harming your vehicle?

What are Naturally Aspirated, Turbo-charged and Super-charged Engines?

What are Naturally Aspirated, Turbo-charged and Super-charged Engines?

We keep hearing words like "turbocharged" and "supercharged" engines all the time. How are they different from naturally aspirated engines? Firstly let us understand what a naturally aspirated engine means. When an engine has no form of forced induction (turbocharger or supercharger), it is called a naturally aspirated engine. The air-fuel mixture goes into the … Continue reading What are Naturally Aspirated, Turbo-charged and Super-charged Engines?

Is this Volkswagen’s plan to compensate for Diesel-Gate?

Is this Volkswagen’s plan to compensate for Diesel-Gate?

These days as car-makers are finding new techniques to enhance the fuel efficiency of the cars, Volkswagen has introduced a large range of new technologies aiming to eke out better fuel efficiency from gasoline, electric and hybrid power-trains. These technologies are ‘Coasting – Engine Off’ micro hybrid system and compact three-cylinder engine powered by natural … Continue reading Is this Volkswagen’s plan to compensate for Diesel-Gate?

The Engine Gods of Formula 1

The Engine Gods of Formula 1

In the world of automobiles, F1 is considered to be the Olympus of petrol-heads. It is worshiped and looked upon with a glimmer of hope to produce the best of all, from the best engines to the best aerodynamics to the best drivers (we should really call them gladiators though). It is the benchmark of … Continue reading The Engine Gods of Formula 1

Front-Wheel Drive or Rear-Wheel Drive. The better one?

Front-Wheel Drive or Rear-Wheel Drive. The better one?

An enthusiast will choose a RWD over a FWD any-day. Why? Because it can drift, that’s why. And drifting is fun. Who wouldn’t agree right? But does that mean FWDs aren’t fun? Not at all. The basic difference between FWD & RWD – Understeer and Oversteer What do understeer and oversteer mean? Imagine a car … Continue reading Front-Wheel Drive or Rear-Wheel Drive. The better one?

Pulsar – A gamechanger in Indian Motoring

Pulsar – A gamechanger in Indian Motoring

It was all evoked in 2001, when the Indian motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj introduced the legendary line-up of ‘Pulsar’. By birth, Pulsar got some sporty stance in its DNA with the distinctive round headlamp and a muscular body, and yes how can we forget that big tummy of the bike? - the main lure. Firstly, Bajaj … Continue reading Pulsar – A gamechanger in Indian Motoring

Emission Norms – Fuss or Desideratum?

Emission Norms – Fuss or Desideratum?

With the recently imposed ban on BS-III (Bharat Stage 3) vehicles; the manufacturers had to sell out huge chunks of their vehicles in highly discounted prices, as Supreme Court of India upheld their decision to ban the sales of BS-III compliant vehicles from 1st April, 2017. Though the very first introduction of BS-IV norms came … Continue reading Emission Norms – Fuss or Desideratum?

2016/17 Toyota Aurion

2016/17 Toyota Aurion

Aurion, a model in the Toyota line up that’s sold in select places like the Gulf and the Australian sub-continent. The reason that Toyota is selling well is the fact that they have gained credibility through building reliable engines and “bang for the buck” vehicles; both the things that most customers look for. Sandwiched between … Continue reading 2016/17 Toyota Aurion