Dirtworks race cars are produced to the exact specifications required for entry in IMCA's dirt modified racing classes. As such, there is little that can be done to improve the performance of these cars within the limits of the sanctioning body's rules. Modifications, such as nitrous oxide, supercha
When you're running an auto rental company your two main concerns will be the condition and use of the cars and the satisfaction of your customers. So if you want your rental company to be successful, you must implement a thorough fleet management system and consider your rental car customers' needs
If you ever have to tow your car for a very long distance, a tow bar on the front end will prove invaluable. There are a number of different types of tow bars, designed for both cars and trucks. Universal fit tow bars can be purchased and used on almost any vehicle.
Many antique and modern car shows take place in Denton each year.antique cars image by Charlie Rosenberg from Fotolia.comDenton is a small community north of Dallas whose residents call it "Little D." It is one of the top twenty-five fastest growing cities in the nation, according to the...
Even though the BMW 530i is a terrific car in its own right, it can't really be considered all that unique. In a large urban area you're likely to see numerous examples of even a high-end car like the 530i driving around. For those who want their BMW 5 Series to look different than the other example
Towing a trailer requires the right vehicle for the job. A crossover is built on a car platform with SUV capabilities. Because of the lower platform and a strong motor, a crossover typically excels at this job. Staying within your specific vehicle's capabilities is key for a safe trip. The trailer w
While considered a "black art" by some, proper bump steer setup is crucial for a competitive racing platform.raceing spirit image by Dumitrescu Ciprian from Fotolia.comInstability during braking and overall non-intuitive vehicle response are not characteristics typically sought by a race...
Aerodynamic design in automobiles has been an intense field of study ever since Buckminster Fuller built his three-wheeled, teardrop-shaped Dymaxion in 1933. Since aerodynamic drag goes up with the square of speed (in other words, you need four times as much power to go twice as fast), reducing drag
Truck ground effects allow drivers to add custom fenders, hoods, spoilers and grills to their trucks to change the appearance and make them look fast or sporty. Most trucks are intended for work use, however, those who put ground effects on their trucks typically do not use them for work. Instead, t
If your trailer hitch has a "go camping" hitch cover, you will need to remove it before hitching a trailer to your truck. The hitch cover can protect your trailer hitch from rust by covering the hitch opening and keeping out most rainwater from entering your hitch. This rust will eat away your hitch
A stage one clutch is an aftermarket upgrade to the transmission system of a car. An aftermarket clutch allows for quicker gear engagement while shifting and is a necessity if your car's horsepower has been upgraded.
The 2011 GMC Terrain tied for first place on U.S. News and World Report's rankings of affordable compact sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), with a starting price around $24,300. The publication says the Terrain's "angular, truck-like styling" and numerous standard features set it apart from the competit
The Corvette began production in 1953. The body panels are made from fiberglass and resin using two basic methods and continuously improved over the years. These methods are referred to as Press Molded Panels and Sheet Molded Composites or SMC.
Adding a hitch to a Lexus RX350 gives the sedan-based luxury crossover vehicle more versatility. With a hitch, the RX350 is capable of pulling a trailer, a small boat or a small car on a car dolly. Fortunately, the RX350 has been designed to make hitch installation a straightforward project. In fact
Coilovers are a popular way to improve the handling of a car, since they lower the center of gravity, stiffen the suspension and reduce body roll. Like any part that can help your car go faster or handle better, coilovers have benefits as well as downsides.
The 2002 BMW 530i was part of the E39 generation of the popular 5 Series lineup. The E39 replaced the E34 and has gone on to become one of the more popular 5 Series ever made. In stock form, the 530i is powered by a six-cylinder engine that puts out 187 horsepower and 175 foot-pounds of torque. Whil
Coilovers are used to adjust the ride height of a car. Megan is one of the many brands of coilovers made by manufacturers. Originally designed for race car applications, they have become popular with everyday street car enthusiasts as a way of lowering a car to give it a low-profile, aggressive look
In 1967, General Motors introduced the Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird for the first time, but the Ford Mustang was already in its third model year and its first major redesign by this time. The 1967 Mustang was larger in almost every dimension than Mustangs from previous years,...
Installing a tow bar onto your Jeep Wrangle requires attaching mounting plates to the front bumper of your vehicle. The mounting plates need to be permanently attached to use the tow bar. To do this you need to properly secure the mounting plates to the frame on your vehicle. This requires the remov
The A/C in your Toyota keeps the cabin cool when it's hot outside. Toyota uses an AC compressor with R134 refrigerant as the delivery system. You should turn your AC compressor on at least once a month throughout the year (even in the off season) for several minutes just to make sure that the compre