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The Difference Between Economy, Standard and Premium Brake Rotors

Good brakes are essential for safe driving. One of the key components in a disc brake system is the rotor. When the brakes are applied, the calipers squeeze the pads against the rotor to create friction and heat. This converts the kinetic energy of motion into thermal energy (heat), which the ro... Read more

Posted on February 2017,06   // Author: Admin  

Ways to reduce your cancer risk

1. Do not smoke, Do not use ant form of tobacco.

2. Make your home smoke-free.

3. Be physically active.

4. Enjoy a healthy diet.

5. Limit your alcohol intake.

6. Avoid too much sun, use sun protection.

7. Breastfedding reduces the mother cancer's risk.

8. Reduce indoor and outdoor pollution.

9. Vaccinate your children against Hepatitis B and HPV.

10. Take part in organized cancer screening programmes. 

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Posted on February 2017,04   // Author: Admin  

Throwback To The First Automobile In The World

The first stationary gasoline engine developed by Carl Benz was a one-cylinder two-stroke unit which ran for the first time on New Year’s Eve 1879.
The major features of the two-seater vehicle, which was completed in 1885, were the compact high-speed single-cylinder four-stroke engine installed horizontally at the rear, the tubular steel frame, the differential and three wire-spoked wheels. The engine output was 0.75 hp (0.55 kW). Details included an automatic intake slide, a controlled exhaust valve, high-voltage electrical vibrator ignition with spark plug, and water/thermo siphon evaporation cooling.

It was Carl Be... Read more

Posted on February 2017,02   // Author: Admin  

First Woman To Work As An Automotive Designer

Helene Rother (1908–1999) was the first woman to work as an automotive designer she joined the interior styling staff of General Motors in Detroit in 1943. She specialized in designs for automotive interiors, as well as furniture, jewelry, fashion accessories, and stained glass windows. She was responsible for upholstery colors and fabrics, lighting, door hardware and seat construction. She was one of the few women to succeed in a man's job during an era when the vast majority of women couldn't even see a glass ceiling-it was hidden behind steel doors.

She styled the elegant interiors of most of the cars while working for ... Read more

Posted on February 2017,01   // Author: Admin  

Brake Noise Solution

A large number of brake noise complaints are metal-on-metal or squeak-related to the brake pad. A common problem in automobile, the worn pads contacting the rotor causes the grinding noise.

Easier to prevent than to fix is brake squeaking which occurs after servicing. The location of the brakes are in a hostile environment with lots of rust and corrosion.
Uneven wear and restricted movement should be noticed, it means the load isn't evenly distributed the pads might be hanging up. Continue the system inspection by opening the bleeder valve and push back the piston on the calipers. Use a C-clamp between the outer pad and the... Read more

Posted on January 2017,30   // Author: Admin  

Career Description of a Female Auto Mechanic.

 

The chronicles of mechanics were hired out of high school - sometimes even before they finished high school -
and trained for the job. The evolution of automobile today has brought more sophistication to the job, with intensive dependence on advanced computer system.
This has resulted to employers looking for applicants who have some form of postsecondary understanding of how the system works. Once hired, they still undergo a lengthy process of on-the-job training.

Auto service mechanics perform duties according to its variety. Some cases some customers bring their vehicles for routine maintenance such ... Read more

Posted on January 2017,25   // Author: Admin  

Top 10 Most Expensive Yachts In The World.

 

  1. The rising sun - $200 Million

David Geffen's large yacht has a basketball court in it which can also be used as a helicopter landing pad, a movie theatre, a wine cellar and a total of 82 rooms scattered across five floors, all filled to the brim with opulence.

 

  1. Seven Seas - $200 Million

Built by a Dutch company called Oceancom the Seven Seas can accommodate 12 guests across a series of seven spectacular suites which act as double cabins. It has an opulent ... Read more

Posted on January 2017,24   // Author: Admin  

Disc Brakes and Types.

Disc Brakes.

The rotor (disc) is a one-piece casting with cooling fins between the two braking surfaces. This enables air to circulate between the braking surfaces making them less sensitive to heat buildup and more resistant to fade. Dirt and water do not affect braking action since contaminants are thrown off by the centrifugal action of the rotor (disc) or scrapped off by the pads. All disc brakes are inherently self-adjusting.

There are 3 general types of disc brake:
- A fixed caliper: It uses one or two pistons mounted on each side of the rotor ( in each side of the caliper). The caliper is mounted rigidly and ... Read more

Posted on January 2017,23   // Author: Admin  

ThrowBack Thursday: Datsun 510

Launched in October 1967, it was one of the most comprehensive Bluebird ranges in body styles: a two-door sedan (added in June 1968), a four-door sedan, a five-door station wagon, and a two-door coupé (added in November 1968). This range became famous for Nissan's rallying successes outside Japan and paved the way for greater Nissan sales internationally. The Datsun 510 was a series of the Datsun Bluebird sold from 1968 to 1973, and offered outside the U.S. and Canada as the Datsun 1600. According to AutoWeek's G.D. Levy, the 510 has often been called the "poor man's BMW."

Overview
Manufacturer Nissan
Also calle... Read more

Posted on January 2017,19   // Author: Admin  

Venture: An Entrepreneur’s Journey — A Synopsis

 

“Venture: An Entrepreneur’s Journey” welcomes viewers into the entrepreneurial journey of a group of African entrepreneurs. The documentary begins at President Obama’s 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), hosted in Nairobi, Kenya and follows the stories of four African entrepreneurs, the winners from DEMO Africa 2015, from the continent to Silicon Valley in 2016. To provide some context, DEMO Africa is a flagship initiative of LIONS@FRICA and a continent-wide venture launc... Read more

Posted on January 2017,19   // Author: Admin