Somewhere in our time span as homo-sapiens, we all have been part of a machine-cult or loyal to a certain brand. But being in India you do not get your hands on a lot of great machines. So not only are we loyal to a certain brand or machine-cult, but many of us also fancy … Continue reading The Tale of Rotary (Wankel) Engines
You and your friend have the same car but his/her is performing better and returning better efficiency? And you keep wondering why this is happening? Your break-in period might just have made all the difference. a. What is break-in period? A newly manufactured engine that hasn’t been run at all, needs to be taken care … Continue reading Things you should NOT do in a brand new 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?
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?
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?
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
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?
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?
“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
Simpler were the times when the purpose of passenger cars was merely to take people from one point to another; but since then passenger cars have travelled a long distance. Today’s definition of a passenger car has become a lot more complex as it consists a lot more than a cushion seat and an engine. … Continue reading The Most Basic Commodity