How to take care of your car?
Historically, the car was a mostly a sign of prestige and status of the property owners. Today the car is primarily practical importance - we use it every day commuting to work, shopping or drive children to school or extracurricular activities. But in order to be able to enjoy the use of the car for many years, it is necessary to take care of him. Changing the oil on time, brake pads and other wearing parts during normal operation despite appearances, can greatly extend the life of the car. It should also be remembered that such regular maintenance is also the issue of safety of the driver and passengers, so it can not be taken lightly and put off.
Earlier automobile engine development produced a much larger range of engines than is in common use today. Engines have ranged from 1- to 16-cylinder designs with corresponding differences in overall size, weight, engine displacement, and cylinder bores. Four cylinders and power ratings from 19 to 120 hp (14 to 90 kW) were followed in a majority of the models. Several three-cylinder, two-stroke-cycle models were built while most engines had straight or in-line cylinders. There were several V-type models and horizontally opposed two- and four-cylinder makes too. Overhead camshafts were frequently employed. The smaller engines were commonly air-cooled and located at the rear of the vehicle; compression ratios were relatively low. The 1970s and 1980s saw an increased interest in improved fuel economy, which caused a return to smaller V-6 and four-cylinder layouts, with as many as five valves per cylinder to improve efficiency. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 operates with a W16 engine, meaning that two V8 cylinder layouts are positioned next to each other to create the W shape sharing the same crankshaft.
The largest internal combustion engine ever built is the Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C, a 14-cylinder, 2-stroke turbocharged diesel engine that was designed to power the Emma M?rsk, the largest container ship in the world. This engine weighs 2,300 tons, and when running at 102 RPM produces 109,000 bhp (80,080 kW) consuming some 13.7 tons of fuel each hour.
With own car abroad
Traveling abroad is an excellent idea for a holiday. During this tour you can learn many interesting things about the inhabitants of other countries, get to know the local culture and see for yourself the famous sights. Those who plan to take such a trip in his own car, however, should be well prepared. And it is not about clean air - although certainly increase the comfort - but most of all to check the efficiency of the car. Eliminating even a small defect can protect car against serious damage, and thus guard against problems when traveling abroad. It should be remembered that the proper auto is a guarantee of safety, so it is not worth to postpone visits to the mechanic.