Tag: Automotives

Chain Drives vs Belt Drives

Chain Drives vs Belt Drives

Belt drives and chain drives, both are used to transmit power to rear wheels. Belt drives are doing their duties from the ages but chain drives are comparatively new and modern. Both the drives are better in their own ways but also both have advantages and disadvantages. Belt drives are smoother in operation but can’t … Continue reading Chain Drives vs Belt Drives

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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?

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?

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

Honda NAVi – The Uncategorized Fun Ride

Honda NAVi – The Uncategorized Fun Ride

“Whatever it is, It’s FUN!” That is the tagline HMSI has gone with for their new product, the NAVi. It certainly does justice to the tagline, because the impression after the first test run left us smiling. We were thinking, “What is this? In what category should we put it?” and it seems like Honda … Continue reading Honda NAVi – The Uncategorized Fun Ride

Knocking at the Future’s Door

Knocking at the Future’s Door

We had laid our eyes on the flying cars and hover-cars since a long time, and boy were they a treat, a futuristic delicacy. But did we ever heed on the subject of a flying bike or hover bike? However, BMW has allied with Lego Technic to make a miniature hover bike on the base … Continue reading Knocking at the Future’s Door