If you feel that the quality of your vehicle ride has degenerated as compared to what it was just a few months ago, it’s good to understand how to check whether the shock absorbers or struts in your car are working properly. Below are some tips on just how to do that. Observe From The Front: Park your car on a flat surface in such a way it looks perfectly level.
This means both the sides should be the same height from the ground. If you know the specification of the suspension, you can measure the height. If the height is below or at the minimum specified by your manufacturer, then it’s an indication you should bring your car in for an inspection and evaluation. Push Down On The Front: Even though this is not a scientific test, it’s something that can be helpful when done in conjunction with other checks. To perform this test, you’ll have to stand in front of, or in back of, your car. Carefully place your foot on the bumper, or you can also place your knee on a surface that won’t bend or dent. Now, push your weight onto the car in such a way the vehicle is pushed down. Then, quickly remove your weight. Your car should spring up and return to its original position once, rather than being stiff or continuing bouncing. If it bounces more than two times, it’s an indication there may be some problems with the shock absorbers or struts. Again, bring it in for a free inspection to be sure. Visual Inspection: Carefully look for signs of liquid running down from the shock absorbers or struts. It can be the sign of wear, and once the seals start to leak it may be time for replacements. Periodic shock and strut replacement are essential to the longevity of your car and passenger comfort. It can also be a safety issue as the steering and control of your car can be effected. If you have any doubts we’re always a short drive away for a free inspection to put your mind at ease!
Today I’d like to give you a quick overview of the modern fuel system. It starts with the fuel tank. The fuel pump is located inside the tank and pumps fuel out to the engine. Somewhere along the way is a fuel filter, whose job is to filter out dirt before it gets into the engine. Then there’s the fuel intake system and the fuel injectors that deliver the fuel to be burned in the engine. Now, let’s focus on how to make the various components of your fuel system work well and last as long as possible.
Adaptive cruise control is one of the first steps in moving towards autonomous driving vehicles, as it allows the vehicle to regulate speed and braking on the highway to maintain a set following interval behind the detected car ahead. Today’s video looks at how Honda implements this system on their vehicles, as well as how Collision Mitigation Braking Systems work. Both systems rely on a millimeter wave radar as well as a monocular camera to detect objects ahead. So how does adaptive cruise control work?