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Causes of tire blowout and how to prevent tire blowout

Causes of tire blowout and how to prevent tire blowout

Tire blowout is very dangerous and can be life threatening in some situations. It is very important to know the various causes of tire blowout and how to prevent it for safety. 
Here are things to do to prevent tire burst:
Tire pressure - The pressure of all the tires should be checked regularly to ensure that the inflation pressures are correct and in line with the car and tire manufacturer's recommendations. Under-inflated tires get heated easily because of excessive sidewall flexing. When the tire gets weak due to excessive flexing and heating, it bursts. Over-inflation of tire is also dangerous as it causes tire deformity which can then cause tire blowout. Always refer to the inflation pressure recommended by the car manufacturer and n..

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Major causes of automatic transmission overheat

Major causes of automatic transmission overheat

Overheating is a major killer of automatic transmissions especially when the overheating is not caught on time.
The following are various common issues that cause automatic transmissions to overheat. 
Fluid leak - When the automatic transmission fluid is low due to leakage, there won't be enough fluid to circulate and dissipate the heat thereby causing transmission overheat. 
Low fluid - Low transmission fluid level can be as a result of fluid leakage or incorrect fill level when the transmission was filled. 
Degraded fluid - A worn out transmission fluid would not be able to lubricate parts properly thereby causing overheating as the friction of the moving parts increases. 
Wrong or low quality transmission fluid - A wrong fluid can cause..

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Should I use extended performance oil in a old model car?

Should I use extended performance oil in a old model car?

Recent advancements in oil technology has birthed extended performance oils that we can use in our cars for as much as 15,000 miles to 20,000 miles before oil change. 
Different manufacturers have come up with their extended performance engine oils. Examples are Mobil 1 extended performance engine oil and Castrol Edge extended performance. Both companies claim that their oils can go up to 20,000 miles. 
What is extended performance oil?
 These are engine oils that have good viscometric and antiwear properties. They also have other good properties like resistance to oxidation under conditions of high temperature, high load and high speed. These engine oils are usually synthetic oils which is preferred but the advantages of extended performance technology ..

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What is adaptive automatic transmission reset and relearn?

What is adaptive automatic transmission reset and relearn?

Modern transmissions are not as simple as they used to be. We can say that transmissions have become smart with the introduction of machine learning algorithms.
Two important parameters in the operation of an automatic transmission are shift pressure and shift timing. This is shift pressure and timing in the valve body of the automatic transmission that controls the application of the clutches.
As the transmission ages, the internal parts wear and the automatic transmission fluid also wears out. Because of changes in the properties of the fluid like viscosity and so on and also due to changes in the tolerance of the internal parts, the fluid pressure and timing changes.
What adaptive transmissions do is to keep learning the pressure and timing values and adjust accordingly by usin..

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