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Kei Trucks for Business: Maximizing Productivity on Japanese Mini Trucks

Benefits of Kei Trucks Compact size and maneuverability They are made small and nimble, just for the tight and narrow alleyways, thick urban setups, and areas full of congestion. The small size makes for easy parking and maneuvering; for this reason, it can be of great benefit to businesses in urban settings or those that make many stops. Fuel Efficiency Some of the most attractive qualities of Kei trucks are that they are relatively fuel-efficient. By being designed with small yet capable engines, these autos consume significantly less fuel when compared to larger trucks and vans. This can lead to ...

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The Ultimate Guide to All Things JDM: Automobiles and Why Auto Enthusiasts Can't Get Enough of Them

If you are an enthusiast, you have probably already heard of JDM cars. But what exactly is JDM? JDM stands for Japanese Domestic Market, literally referring to cars and car parts that are meant for Japan. Such cars are pretty famous for their performance, reliability, and very different features from those you experience in models destined for other markets. The present article thus seeks to explore what has made JDM cars so special, focusing on some of the best examples of such vehicles and attempting to explain what it is that has car enthusiasts all over the world drooling. Image ...

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What happens if you do not replace your car's spark plugs?

2018/12/17  

Have you ever heard of spark plugs? They are an important part of a car engine, but what happens if you keep driving without changing the spark plugs? What is a spark plug? A spark plug is an engine part that ignites a mixture of petrol and oxygen as it enters the cylinder of the engine. The combustion of the air/fuel mixture in the cylinder drives the engine. Living up to their name, spark plugs usually spark a considerably high voltage of 10,000-30,000 volts in order to ignite the air/fuel mixture. The performance of the spark plugs are critical, as ...

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Let's understand how to use each gear of a manual car

2018/12/17  

For those who have only driven an automatic-transmission vehicle, you may not know how to use gears such as 1st and 2nd gear. However, even in the case of an automatic vehicle, there are gears that the vehicle automatically shifts through. On that point, although the driver himself performs the shift change in a manual car, you will not be able to drive properly unless you understand how to use each gear. The nomenclature and arrangement of each gear Manual cars have from to 4 gears (mainly commercial vehicles) to and 6 or 7 gears (mainly sports cars) in many ...

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What happens if you put too much engine oil in your car?

2018/11/26  

There is a proper amount of engine oil. What happens if you replace the oil yourself, accidentally putting more than the proper amount in? The Role of Engine Oil The role of engine oil is to lubricate the engine in order for it to run smoothly. Besides this lubrication effect, it also has various other functions. Specifically: It maintains airtightness between the piston rings and the cylinders, preventing explosion and compressed gas from escaping. It absorbs and dissipates heat generated from the engine It removes sludge and soot etc generated inside the engine It prevents rust from dew condensation inside ...

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What do 1DIN and 2DIN mean in Car Navigation systems?

2018/10/24  

Car navigation has become indispensable when driving a car. However, if you were to try to pick a navigation system yourself, you will see unfamiliar words such as "1 DIN" and "2 DIN". What is the difference between 1 DIN and 2 DIN? DIN is the acronym for Deutsches Institut für Normung, and is German industrial standard. It is read as "Din" or "Dyne". The size of the outer dimensions of car audio and car navigation installed on the car's dashboard is expressed in German Industry Standards DIN. Because this standard is used throughout the world, every car marks the ...

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Change the shock absorbers when the ride comfort becomes bad

2018/10/24  

Have you ever thought “My car feels uncomfortable to ride in recently”? In such a case, the shock absorbers may be deteriorating. What kind of parts are the shock absorbers? We will introduce the type, lifetime expectancy, exchange method and so on below. What is a shock absorber? A shock absorber is a part that absorbs the vibration of a car. You’ve probably heard the word “suspension”, but the suspension is a combination of the springs and shock absorbers. Springs are enough to relieve shocks such as unevenness of the road surface, but with springs alone, the car will feel ...

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What should I do if the oil check lamp turns on?

2018/10/24  

Usually, a car’s oil lamp lights up briefly before starting the engine. However, when the oil lamp lights up while driving, this indicates the car is in a very dangerous condition. Cause of the oil lamp lighting up The oil lamp is a lamp that lights up and warns you when hydraulic pressure is decreasing. Cause of low oil pressure The main reasons for a drop in hydraulic pressure are as follows. Oil pump malfunctions As the vehicle’s mileage rises, the possibility the oil pump failing increases. If the oil pump fails, it won’t be able to suck up the ...

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What is engine braking? How to use engine brakes and how they work

2018/10/24  

When you hear the word "engine brake" in a conversation, have you ever tried to pretend like you know what it means? There is even a funny story about a driver who said "Please give an engine brake" at the mechanic. What is engine braking? I will also introduce the mechanism and how to use it. What is engine braking? Engine braking is braking that uses the resistance of engine rotation. When the accelerator is depressed, the engine rotation speed rises to generate the power of the car, but when the accelerator is returned, the engine rotation drops, and the ...

Driving Useful tips

Dating measures! Techniques for parking

2018/10/24  

When a beginning driver goes out on a driving date, parking can be a very stressful thing. Particularly stressful is reversing into a carpark and parallel parking. Let's learn the techniques of garage parking and parallel parking so as not to be embarrassed in front of her. Tips on reversing into a park Here I will introduce the trick to how to successfully reverse into a park. (※ Assuming the car is a normal sedan type car.) 1. Determine the stop position before parking Pull the car so that it is perpendicular to the car parked in the space next ...

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