Things That You Should Know About Your Car
Things That You Should Know About Your Car: With the amount of money we spend on the payments, maintenance, and repair of our cars, you’d think we’d have a better relationship with our vehicles. But understanding our cars how they work, how to care for them, repair costs can be overwhelming. All the parts, fluids, guidelines to follow, and things that can go wrong make cars and repair garages seem intimidating, but they don’t have to be. Here are some facts that Part&Manuals selected for you.
You don’t need to know everything about your car but you should have a handle on some of the basic elements. To help you feel more confident as a car owner, here are five things you should know before you get behind the wheel:
1. Year, make and model
The first thing you should know about your car is the year it was manufactured, the make of the car, and the specific model. This seems like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised at the amount of people who do not know this information. Often they are mistaken on the year or the model, which can lead to big mistakes. Fluids, parts, and the accessories to repair and maintain your car are all based on the car’s year, make and model, so it’s critical to know the exact information. Design, construction and models of cars can change significantly in a year, and the parts required for your car will as well.
Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is your car’s fingerprint. It is a 17-digit number that identifies your car’s manufacture date, place, make, model, engine size, etc. The VIN stays with the car throughout its life. You need to know where to find this number, but you don’t need to memorize it. The easiest way to find it is to stand outside of the vehicle on the driver’s side and look at the corner of the dashboard where it meets the windshield. Your VIN is useful when talking to mechanics and insurance companies. You can use your VIN to look up information if you want to purchase a car or buy parts for it.
3. Maintenance schedule
Your best bet for keeping your car running well is sticking to your car’s specific maintenance schedule. Your schedule will tell you things like when to change your oil (it’s no longer 3,000 miles or every three months), when to check your fluids and when to rotate your tires. Each car has its own maintenance schedule that should be followed to maintain optimal performance, health and longevity of your car. Your maintenance schedule is in your owner’s manual or in the separate booklet that comes with your owner’s manual. Read it and strictly follow the recommendations for checking and replacing those parts or fluids in your car.
4. Tire pressure
Proper tire pressure is probably the most ignored maintenance concern on our cars. When that light pops up on the dashboard, we often wait until we need to fill up the gas tank. Then that time comes, and we don’t have any change for air or we just don’t feel like doing it. Truth be told, I hate putting air in my tires like I hate pumping gas, but ignoring this light only causes us to be more likely to get a flat or blow out, pick up a nail in the tire or wear our tires out faster. Stop this bad habit now because it can decrease the life of our tires and force us to buy them more frequently. Tires are expensive, but some can last you over 50,000 miles if you take care of them correctly. On the flip side, make sure to never overfill your tires!
5. Engine light
While we may experience major anxiety when dashboard lights come on, they are a window into our car’s health. I always got nervous when a dashboard light would pop up because I dreaded what the mechanic would say was the cause. Your owner’s manual will tell you what your dashboard lights mean, as they vary among car manufacturers, but they may not express how important or insignificant certain lights are. I separate dashboard lights into three categories:
- Red: Get help now! These are sometimes related to passenger safety.
- Yellow: Check this out as soon as possible!
- Green or blue: Go or activated!
Understanding these key pieces of information is your first step to feeling in control of your car, talking to a mechanic with confidence and making better choices for your car’s maintenance. Now grab your maintenance manual and stay up-to-date, or if you don’t have a manual you can buy one here! Enjoy.
Top 10 Facts About Airplanes
There are probably no people who would deny the importance of airplanes in today’s fast-moving world. The question is how much do we really know about airplanes? Have you ever wondered of how many parts the aircraft that you are sitting in is made of? Or what do pilots eat? Undoubtedly, there are countless interesting and surprising facts about airplanes which may surprise you. That is the reason why Parts&Manuals has chosen to come up with the list of the most astonishing facts about airplanes. Who knows, maybe after reading this article you will be able to add some new facts about airplanes and pilot profession to your knowledge pool.
1. Pilots eat a different meal
There are various rules which are imposed by different airlines. However, there is one rule which is common to the vast majority of them. It is the rule that pilots must be fed the same multi-course meal given to those in the first and business class whilst the co-pilots are encouraged to eat different entrees to guard against cases of food poisoning.
2. A Boeing 747 is made up of six million parts
Boeing 747 is the most well-known wide-body commercial airliner and cargo transportation aircraft frequently referred to as the Queen of the Skies or the Jumbo Jet. This airplane is famed because it was the first huge body aircraft ever produced. A Boeing 747 is made up of six million parts which are made to be all controlled by a few pilots sitting up front with switches and buttons under their fingertips.
3. More than 80% of the population is afraid of flying
Acrophobia is defined as a fear of heights. Unlike a specific phobia like aerophobia – fear of flying -and other specific phobias, acrophobia can cause a person to fear a variety of things related to being far from the ground. Depending on the severity of the phobia, an acrophobic person may equally fear being on a high floor of a building or simply climbing a ladder.
4. Each engine on a Boeing 747 weighs almost 9,500 pounds
Another interesting fact about a Boeing 747 concerns its engine weight. This aircraft is one of the most popular and beautiful airliners in the sky. A Boeing 747 is made up of six million parts and one of them is its engine which weighs almost 9,500 pounds (4,300 kg) and costs about 8 million USD.
5. The world’s busiest commercial airport
The busiest commercial airport in the world is the Hartsfield- Jackson Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, with more than 970.000 airplane movements a year. Based on its passenger traffic this airport has been the busiest from 1998, and by the number of landings and take-offs – since 2005. The Hartsfield–Jackson has held its ranking as the world’s busiest airport in 2012, too, both in terms of the number of passengers and the number of flights. In the year alone it was visited by95 million passengers (more than 260,000 passengers daily).
6. The speed of a Boeing 747
Boeing 747 is not only one of the world’s most recognizable aircraft, and the first wide-body ever produced. Another fascinating fact about this aircraft is that the maximum speed of a Boeing 747 is 955 km/h.
7. Only 5% of the world’s population have ever been on an airplane
Though the aviation sector is growing rapidly, according to the statistics only 5% of the world’s population has ever flown on an airplane. Many people, especially from the underdeveloped regions, have never ever been in an aircraft and it is not likely that they will have an opportunity to fly in all of their lives. However, at the same time a small minority of the world’s population fly very regularly.
8. The average age of a commercial aircraft
The lifespan of an airliner is not truly measured in time. Instead, it is counted based on pressurization cycles. Each time an aircraft is pressurized during a flight its fuselage is subjected to stress. The “lifespan” of an aircraft is reached when there are certain metal fatigues and cracks which may pose danger. The “service life of 20 years” is generally expressed by approximate figures of 51,000 flight hours and 75,000 pressurization cycles for most aircraft. If an aircraft is used on long haul routes it experiences relatively few pressurization cycles in its “life” and can remain airworthy far beyond 20 years.
9. The world’s most frequent flyer
Tom Stuker has taken the term “frequent flyer” to completely new heights this year, logging just over 1.000.000 miles in 2012 all on United, all in first class. Generally, he has travelled over 10 million miles. The 59-year-old Chicago native and New Jersey resident says he’s flown a total of 13 million miles, much of that in his capacity as an independent consultant and sales trainer for automobile dealerships around the world…
Amazing Car Facts
Amazing Car Facts, one of humanities greatest inventions, the car, we drive them, we love them, we invest in them! Cars have been a part of our lives for a long time, they have evolved to be more secure than ever, more efficient than ever and they have become mostly a necessity to us. They come in many different varieties such as sports cars, family cars, SUV’s, luxury etc. We here at Parts&Manuals have decided to make a list of random but Amazing Car Facts, please enjoy.
#1 How Many Cars Are There?
Millions? Tens of millions? There are 1 billion cars currently in use on earth. Now THAT is a lot of cars!
#2 Let’s Go To The Moon!
If there happens to be a road to connected us to the moon it would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).
#3 Car Radio.
When the car radio was introduced, some states in the USA wanted to ban it arguing that it could distract drivers and cause accidents. What d you think about this? Write down a comment!
#4 The Vehicle With The Highest Mileage Covered A Total Of 2,850,000 Miles (4,586,630 km).
At 4 p.m. on 18 September 2013, Irvin “Irv” Gordon (USA) clocked up his three-millionth mile in his 1966 Volvo 1800S while driving near the village of Girdwood, south of Anchorage in Alaska, USA. By 1 May 2014, he had driven 3,039,122 miles.
Irv drives his car on a daily basis and covers an estimated 140,000–160,000 km (85,000–100,000 miles) per year, thanks in part to being driven to numerous car shows and events in the USA and occasionally overseas. (Amazing Car Facts) The farthest he has driven in one go is from New York to Vancouver, although in total, he’s driven the equivalent of nearly 120 complete circumnavigations of the planet.
Irv bought his P-1800S on 30 June 1966 for $4,150 (the equivalent of a whole year’s salary) at the age of 25, and has said we would sell it if he can get a dollar per mile!
Irv states: “Now that I have a brand new XC-60R AWD as a present from VCNA…I plan to spend a great deal of time in it this year and give my 1800 a bit of a break. No intention of trying for 4 million at this time as I will be on the road in air-conditioned comfort for a change.”
#5 Seat Belts Are Awesome! Amazing Car Facts!
Sweden’s Volvo made the three-point seatbelt design patent open and available to other car manufacturers for free, in the interest of safety. It saves one life every 6 minutes.
#6 Hummers Are Ticket Magnets
Hummer drivers get almost 5 times as many tickets as the U.S. national average for all vehicles, according to a 2009 study.
#7 Air Polution
American commuters collectively waste 5.5 billion hours per year in traffic, releasing into the atmosphere an unnecessary 56 billion pounds of CO2.
#8 Fake Noise
U.S. and EU law requires electric cars to make artificial noise to make them safer for pedestrians. Otherwise, electric cars like Tesla would be completely silent.
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Fun Facts About Tractors
Some fun facts about tractors include that the fastest one can exceed 200 km/h, they have metal wheels and many more.
Farmers have used tractors to work more efficiently for decades. Tractors have a significant role to play in today’s agricultural industry and it’s rare to find a farm that doesn’t utilize one. These heavy-duty vehicles allow you to tow heavy machinery and trailers, thanks to their high level of torque. Many road drivers have also experienced the not so pleasant aspects of tractors, especially if you end up behind one on a long and winding road. Nonetheless, these remarkable vehicles are built for a purpose. Here are some fun facts about tractors that will make them even more interesting.
Facts About Tractors
Some fun facts about tractors include that the fastest one can exceed 100 km/h, they have metal wheels and many more.
The Fastest Tractor Can Exceed 240km/h
Tractors are widely known for being super slow. They’re designed to be slow and trying to push them over the limit can tip the vehicle over or lead to issues such as an unstable frame. This makes it interesting that the land speed record for a tractor is 240km/h.
JCB Fastrac Two – a stripped-down and performance-enhanced JCB Fastrac tractor – has set a new world record as the world’s fastest tractor by clocking a top speed of 241km/h
Millions of Tractors
There are as many as 16 million tractors in operation, which shows how influential these heavy-duty vehicles have become. That’s many vehicles dedicated to a specific purpose.
Because of the sheer volume of tractors used today, it is believed that as much as a third of the energy used in agricultural production and farming today comes from tractors. This demonstrates how valuable they are to modern farming and on the road. This is also another reason why it’s important to maintain your tractor accordingly.
Instead of those characteristic tires, we see on tractors today, early tractors that were used in the 1930’s feature metal wheels. Thanks to advancements in technology, tractors have some extremely effective tires. Tractors from this earlier era were fully dedicated to farmland use. The metal wheels were laden with metal spikes and plates to achieve the level of traction required to make them useful. It goes without saying that these tractors couldn’t be used on the road.
These tractors were huge, heavy and powered by steam. They were very difficult to use and maintain. Steam-powered tractors were also cumbersome and unsuitable for use on the rough and muddy life on the farm. They soon gave way to the internal combustion engine in the early 1900s. Soon after, manufacturers started to compete on creating a more user-friendly tractor and transmission that would be efficient in all the harsh conditions in the field.
Origins of The Word
The word tractor, like many other words in the English language, originates from a Latin word which literally means to pull. Other words that share the same etymology include the word traction.
Did you also know that automobile companies were the first companies to dominate the tractor market and that affordable tractors in the early 20th century helped launch the agricultural revolution? Those are just some of the fun facts about tractors and their powerful transmissions.
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IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT WINTER TIRES
With winter right around the corner, we at parts&manuals compiled some not so well known facts about winter tires, why they are important and even with little to no snow you should use them.
1 – Winter tires can prove safer than all-season tires.
All-season tires should really be called all-mild-season tires. The rubber used in all-season tires works great until temperatures really start dropping.
When the thermometer gets into the 40’s, it’s time for a tire switch. This is when all-season tires become stiff and stiff ones have decreased traction, which is not something you want on winter roads! Winter tires are made with special rubber that actually works best in cold temperatures.
2 – No snow? You may still need winter tires.
While the tread on winter tires is great for snowy, icy, and slushy conditions, investing in winter tires is a good idea whether or not you’re going to be experiencing such conditions! Remember that the rubber in winter tires stays soft and pliable when the weather cools off, unlike the rubber in other tires. Without these tyres, your car’s performance will be compromised in the cold, even on dry roads.
3 – Their tread pattern curbs slipping and sliding.
Winter tires have a single directional tread pattern that helps them excel in wet conditions. These deep, one-way grooves help prevent hydroplaning by efficiently pumping the water through the tread. Moisture is essentially pushed out and away from the tire so your wheel can make solid contact with dry ground.
4 – Check your winter tire pressure regularly.
Your tire pressure can decrease drastically during the colder months of the year, with air pressure decreasing as temperatures fall. This decreased tire pressure can result in reduced traction, handling, and durability things you don’t want to compromise! Check your tire pressure regularly when it’s cold outside and make sure it meets the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle.
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Electric Vehicle Facts
Some things to know about electric vehicles — and how you can make the future electric.
Electric vehicles are an increasingly common sight on our nation’s roadways — and not just personal passenger cars. Electric school buses (left), transit buses (right), and trucks are ready to hit the road.
1. Electric vehicles now include cars, transit buses, trucks of all sizes, and even big-rig tractor-trailers that are at least partially powered by electricity.
Electric vehicles fall into three main categories:
- Battery electric vehicles are powered by electricity stored in a battery pack.
- Plug-in hybrids combine a gasoline or diesel engine with an electric motor and large rechargeable battery.
- Fuel cell vehicles split electrons from hydrogen molecules to produce electricity to run the motor.
It’s more than just passenger cars now — from New York to Mississippi, you may find yourself on a quiet, zipping electric transit bus. The first electric fire truck in the nation will be welcomed by Angelenos in 2021 — and in the coming years, electric sanitation trucks will be quietly gliding through neighbourhoods to pick up garbage and recycling, and more electric trucks will be delivering packages from warehouses to homes, air pollution-free.
Charging up an electric car in St. Petersburg, Florida (left). An electric heavy-duty truck used to move freight at the Port of Long Beach. California passed the nation’s first electric truck standard in June 2020.
2. Electric vehicles are saving the climate — and our lives. Here’s how.
The largest source of climate pollution in the United States? Transportation. To solve the climate crisis, we need to make the vehicles on our roads as clean as possible. We have only a decade left to change the way we use energy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Emissions from cars and trucks are not only bad for our planet, they’re bad for our health. Air pollutants from gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles cause asthma, bronchitis, cancer, and premature death.
The long-term health impacts of localized air pollution last a lifetime, with the effects borne out in asthma attacks, lung damage, and heart conditions.
An earlier study by Duke University underscored the health costs: each gallon of gasoline purchased at the gas station carries with it up to $3.80 in health and environmental costs. The diesel in big rigs and farm equipment is worse, with an additional $4.80 in social costs to our health and climate per gallon.
3. Electric vehicles have a smaller carbon footprint than gasoline-powered cars, no matter where your electricity comes from.
The electricity that charges and fuels battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles comes from power grids, which rely on a range of sources — from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy.
Energy grids can vary from one state to another, which means that the carbon footprint of driving an electric vehicle ranges depending on the source of its electricity.
Attorneys are working across the country to bring 100% clean energy, but on our way there (consumption of renewable energy recently surpassed coal), a portion of the electricity in this country will continue to be generated by the burning of fossil fuels.
The very good news? Because electric vehicles are more efficient in converting energy to power cars and trucks, electricity across the board is cleaner and cheaper as a fuel for vehicles, even when that electricity comes from the dirtiest grid.
Running electric or hybrid cars on the grid in any state has lower greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline-powered cars, as revealed in a study by experts at the Union of Concerned Scientists. And as states clean up their energy grids, the benefits of electric vehicles become stronger.
Try out their “How Clean is Your Electric Vehicle?” online tool to see how electric vehicle emissions measure up where you live — get a personalized report on how much carbon pollution you save by going electric, based on your ZIP code and electric vehicle make/model.
An electric hybrid heavy duty truck, used to move freight at the Port of Long Beach in California, is plugged in to charge (left). Charging an electric car at home before a family trip in Washington state.
4. Through their entire lifetime, electric cars are better for the climate.
In the manufacturing process, electric vehicles will produce more global warming emissions than the average gasoline vehicle, because electric cars’ large lithium-ion batteries require a lot of materials and energy to build. (For example, manufacturing a mid-sized electric car with an 84-mile range, results in 15% more emissions.)
However, once the vehicles get on the road, it’s a whole different energy story.
Electric vehicles make up for their higher manufacturing emissions within, at most, eighteen months of driving — and continue to outperform gasoline cars until the end of their lives
The average electric car on the road today has the same greenhouse-gas emissions as a car getting 88 miles per gallon — which is far greater than the average new gasoline-powered car (31 mpg) or truck (21 mpg), according to an analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Driving an electric car in the Holland Tunnel in New York City. Because electric vehicles are more efficient in converting energy to power cars and trucks, electricity across the board is cleaner and cheaper as a fuel for vehicles, even when that electricity comes from the dirtiest grid.
5. Electric vehicles can charge up at home, at work, while you’re at the store.
One advantage of electric vehicles is that many can be recharged wherever they make their home, whether that’s your home or a bus terminal. This makes electric vehicles a good solution for truck and bus fleets that return regularly to a central depot or yard.
As more electric vehicles hit the market and are used more broadly, new recharging solutions — including adding more public charging locations in shopping centers, parking garages, and workplaces — will be required for people and businesses without the same access at home.
“Having dependable charging at work let me buy a plug-in hybrid car without hesitating,” Ari Weinstein, a research scientist, shared with Sara Gersen.
“The opportunity to drive an electric car shouldn’t be limited to people who own a home with a garage,” explains Gersen.
6. Planning now by states and utilities to build infrastructure for charging electric vehicles will go a long way.
Figuring out how to charge these vehicles will become an increasingly important problem to tackle.
Utilities in California are investing more than $1 billion to build the charging infrastructure necessary for electric cars, trucks, and buses throughout the state. These kinds of infrastructure investments will become increasingly important for public transit agencies, businesses, and people who want to purchase an electric car but are unable to install a charger at home.
“The federal government isn’t working on a national solution for charging the country’s electric vehicles,” explains Adrian Martinez, a staff attorney at Earthjustice’s Right to Zero campaign, who has advocated for electrification infrastructure in California, “which means that it’s up to each state to take a hard look at its grid and figure out an electric vehicle charging plan for its turf.”
7. Transit buses, that reliable fixture rumbling through our towns and cities, may just be the key to the electric vehicle revolution.
Buses are the workhorse of our transit system, providing affordable transportation to anyone and everyone. They are a cornerstone of daily life in many cities, making them an important step to getting big electric vehicles into the broader transportation market.
A huge leap forward came when, together with a coalition of labor, environmental and public transit activists, we successfully pushed Los Angeles Metro to invest in a full fleet of zero-emissions electric buses — and then secured a commitment from the state of California to commit to a 100% electric transit bus fleet in the next decade.
By 2040, every bus you ride on or wave to in California will be a quiet, clean electric bus.
8. Electric trucks — delivering goods from warehouses to homes — can make a big, clean difference. We need more of them.
While diesel and gas trucks only make up a small portion of the vehicles on our roads and highways, they generate massive amounts of climate and air pollution. In the most impacted communities, these trucks create diesel “death zones” with more severe respiratory and heart problems.
In California, gas and diesel trucks are responsible for nearly half of the transportation-related air pollution in the state, even though they are vastly outnumbered by cars in the state.
Today, there are 70 different types of zero-emission trucks on the market, and California in particular has become an important base for designing and manufacturing big electric vehicles like buses with companies like Proterra and Build Your Dreams in the state.
It is now time for major manufacturers to start producing electric trucks on a larger scale. Communities across California successfully fought for a strong electric trucks rule — the first protection of its kind in the country — to require truck makers to sell a certain percentage of zero-emission trucks starting in 2024.
Because of California’s market power, this rule will help jumpstart a transition to electric trucks in other states.
9. Through all our electric vehicle work, Earthjustice aims to ensure that the people who are most impacted by pollution have the option to use truly clean and zero-emissions vehicles.
“If we’re going to have a real shot at stemming the impact of the climate crisis,” explains Athena Motavvef, Earthjustice’s associate legislative representative in Washington, D.C., “we need to ditch fossil fuels, pivot to 100% clean energy, and achieve zero emissions. Making electric vehicles accessible to all people is an important step towards that goal.”
In February, Earthjustice endorsed the Electric Vehicle Freedom Act, introduced by Representatives Andy Levin (D-MI) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). The bill proposes establishing a network of electric charging stations alongside public roads, to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles by the wider public.WHAT IS “ZERO EMISSIONS”? Zero emissions means that a vehicle emits no pollutants to disrupt the climate or dirty our air.
It’s a broader category that describes electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and other emerging types of technology.
In simple terms, zero emissions means technology that doesn’t rely on combustion to power vehicles.
Meanwhile, Earthjustice attorneys are working to help our nation’s transportation sector transition away from gasoline combustion to zero emissions, including:
- Electric Trucks: We’ve been working to increase the number of electric trucks in California — together with 20,000 residents, we asked the California Air Resources Board to enact the nation’s first electric truck manufacturing standard.
- Charging Infrastructure: And Earthjustice is working with the Public Utilities Commission in California and other states to build more charging infrastructure. This would relieve one of the biggest barriers to having an all-electric vehicle for those who do not have a garage or a driveway, through either workplace charging, or centralized electric vehicle fast charging.
- Zero-Emissions Vehicles: We’re in court defending the ZEV mandate, which is essentially the California state mandate that a certain percentage of vehicle purchases in the state be zero emissions. Ten states have adopted the ZEV mandate through California’s special legal authority in the Clean Air Act.
States that have adopted California’s stronger greenhouse gas standards, and zero-emissions vehicle standards.
Fla.DATA SOURCE: CLEAN CARS CAMPAIGN; STATE OF COLORADO; COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD
“The Trump administration is trying to protect the oil and gas industry by slowing the transition to electric vehicles,” said Earthjustice attorney Adrian Martinez of the Right to Zero campaign.
“Fortunately, there’s a lot of opportunity at the local level to bring electric transportation into communities because inherently, a lot of the decisions are local. It’s city councils, it’s mayors, it’s state legislatures that are making these decisions.”
And it’s you.
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Top 10 Fastest Cars In The World
Below are the top 10 fastest cars in the world right now by Parts and Manuals:
10) Aston Martin ONE-77 (220 MPH)
Aston Martin ONE-77 is a limited production British supercar with only 77 total produced. The ONE-77 features a massive 7.3 V12 engine that produces 750HP and 800 lb-ft of torque. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and goes all the way up to 220 mph, which makes it the 10th fastest car in the world.
9) Pagani Huayra (230 MPH)
Pagani Huayra is an Italian hypercar produced by Pagani automotive. Although Huayra is mostly praised for its drop dead gorgeous looks, this car is seriously fast. It features a 6.0L AMG V12 engine that churns out 730HP. The Huayra can go up to a speed of 230 mph.
8) Zenvo ST1 (233 MPH)
Zenvo ST1 is one of the newest supercars on the market, just making its public debut in 2013 at the World Luxury Expo at the Magnificant Emirates Palace. Hailing from Denmark, this car features a 6.8L V8 engine that allows the car to hit an impressive speed of 233 mph.
7) McLaren F1 (241 MPH)
Considered by many as one of the greatest cars ever built, the McLaren F1 ruled the 90s with its unmatched performance figures at the time. It has a mind-blowing top speed of 241 mph, which made it the fastest car in the world at the time.
6) Koenigsegg CCR (242 MPH)
Koenigsegg CCR was the first car to beat the top speed record of the mighty McLaren F1. The CCR hit a top speed of 242 mph in 2005, making it the new fastest car in the world at that time.
5) SSC Ultimate Aero (256 MPH)
SSC Ultimate Aero is manufactured in the United States and was built to compete directly with the heavily dominated European supercar market. It had a brief stint at the top between the years 2007-2010 making its way into the Guinness Book of World Records. The car can go up to 256 mph.
4) 9FF GT9 (257 MPH)
9FF GT9 is a German supercar made by the tuning company ‘9FF.’ This car is based on the Porsche 911 and has a top speed of 257 mph, making it the 4th fastest car in the world.
3) Bugatti Veyron (268 MPH)
Bugatti Veyron was the undisputed king of cars during the mid 2000s. The SuperSport version of the Veyron features a gigantic 8.0L quad-turbo W16 engine that produces 1,200HP. This car accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 2.4 seconds, and it can hit a top speed of 268 mph.
2) Hennessey Venom GT (270 MPH)
The Venom GT is a hypercar produced by an American tuning company Hennessey. The Venom is based on the Lotus Elise sports car and it was the car to beat the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport for the ultimate speed crown.
1) Koenigsegg Agera R (273 MPH)
In 2017, Koenigsegg shattered all the top speed records and came to be known as the fastest production car in history. The Agera R hypercar features a 5.0L turbocharged V8 engine that produces 1140Hp. This Agera R can hit a top speed of 273 mph, currently making it the fastest car in the world. Made by Parts and manuals
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17 Car Facts, Parts and Manuals, and more!
Because there are so many cars in the UK, we tend to take them for granted and forget just how incredible these machines are. Take a look at some of the Car facts and statistics about cars, however, Most older and new cars need Parts and Manuals to go with them, and our website provides them! Check us out.
In tribute to everyone’s favourite form of transportation, here are 17 weird and wonderful car facts you (probably) don’t know about.
1. The world’s first speeding ticket was issued in 1902
How fast was the offending motorist travelling? A scandalous 45mph.
2. 1 in 4 cars on the UK’s road were made in China
Which is a lot, given that there are around 35 million cars in the UK.
3. A modern Formula 1 car can drive upside down in a tunnel at 120mph
F1 vehicles produce around 3.5G while cornering, meaning they’ve enough aerodynamic downforce to drive upside down in a tunnel.
4. 60 million cars are produced every year
That’s 165,000 a day, 6,875 an hour and 115 a minute — crazy right?
5. 1 billion cars are currently in use around the world
Compared to the world’s population, that’s around one vehicle for every seven people on Earth. Amazing.
6. The average British driver will spend around 99 days of their life stuck in traffic
Sorry to be depressing, but it’s true. Our advice is to try not to think about it.
7. It would take less than a month to get to the moon by car
That’s right — drive straight up at an average of 60mph, and you could get to the moon in under a month.
8. The average car contains over 30,000 unique parts
When you think about it, it’s a miracle they don’t break down more often.
9. 75% of all cars produced by Rolls Royce are still on the road
It seems Rolls Royce owners really love their cars.
10. Volkswagen owns twelve well-known car brands from 7 European countries
Including Volkswagen Passenger , Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commerical Vehicles, Scania and MAN.
11. The first ever car accident occurred in 1891
This prompted the introduction of better safety equipment for drivers.
12. The largest speeding fine ever produced was €1,000,000
This was levelled at a man in Sweden, who was clocked doing 180mph. In Sweden, speeding fines are proportionate to the amount someone earns.
13. The world record for removing and replacing a car engine is 42 seconds
This record was set by mechanics working on a Ford Escort on 21 November, 1985.
14. The odds of dying in a car accident are around 1 in 5,000
Compare that to the odds of dying in a plane crash (1 in 11 million), and driving sounds pretty dangerous!
15. The man who invented cruise control was blind
His name was Ralph Teetor, and he was inspired to invent cruise control by his lawyer, who was apparently a very poor driver.
16. The highest total mileage clocked by a single car is 2,850,000 million miles
That’s equivalent to driving around the Earth 100 times.
17. The Hennessey Venom GT is the world’s fastest production
Its top speed is 270.49mph, making it faster than the Bugatti Veyron by around 0.8 of a second.
There you have it — 17 amazing car facts you probably didn’t know about the wonderful world of motoring. To keep your car performing at its best, treat it to a shot of Redex fuel additives, which are specially formulated to help save you fuel. For more information, click here to visit the Parts and Manuals website.
The 10 greatest engines of all time
The most powerful production engine resides in a Bugatti Chiron. The most fuel-efficient engine takes residence in a Volkswagen XL1. But both of the vehicles these engines are mounted to are so expensive and exclusive that their impact will never really reach us. We rounded up what we believed were the best engines – not necessarily the most powerful or advanced, but engines that made an impact on the automotive landscape. Some on this list were made for 70 years, and some were produced for less than a decade.
The Volkswagen air-cooled flat-four
Unless you’re under the age of 10, you can remember the distinct clatter of an air-cooled VW rattling along. During its daunting seventy-year production run between 1936 and 2006, VW made somewhere between 20 and 30 million of these little engines. The cars they powered sparked a small-car revolution in North America. The Volkswagen Beetle was the car that brought compacts into the mainstream buyer’s mind. Ingeniously simple, these compact and lightweight engines can be fixed with basic hand tools, and parts are available around the world.
Jaguar XK straight six
This is the engine that made Jaguar. Before the introduction of the world-beating XK 6 engine, the British marque was a middling also-ran. The generously sized engine was the brainchild of Sir William Lyons and William Heynes, who came up with the idea for the engine while sitting on a roof as part of a fire watch while German bombs fell on Coventry.
The engine propelled Jaguar to no less than five Le Mans victories between 1951 and 1957. It also powered Jaguar’s most famous sports car of all, the flowing E-Type. Considering the engine had its roots in WWII, it’s amazing that it stayed in production for 43 years, until 1992.
Chevrolet small-block V8
The small-block Chevrolet is the definitive American V8. Everyone knows someone who owns one. Maybe you own one yourself; I own two. That’s because since it was introduced in 1955, GM and its subsidiaries have made over 100 million small-block V8 engines. Let that number sink in for a second – one hundred million. The pushrod V8 was easy to work on, and easy to modify for more power. Modern drag racers have been able to squeeze more than 2,000 horsepower from GM’s design. The small-block Chevy has powered Le Mans class-winning race cars, bread vans, compacts, sedans, pickup trucks and everything in between. The small-block was eventually superseded by the LS V8, but enthusiast demand for the engine remained and you can still buy a brand-new small-block crate-motor from GM today. Is the small-block immortal? It might be.
Ford flathead V8
The Ford Model T revolutionized the way we drove, and the Ford flathead V8 changed how quickly we got there. The Ford “flatty” was not the first V8 or even the first mass-produced V8. But it was the first V8 that was easily affordable to the masses. Suddenly, the average family could afford a car that could go 60 mph! Model Ts couldn’t do much more than 40.
The Ford flathead is so named because the valves are seated in the block and the head is a perfectly flat “lid” that simply bolts onto the deck. The flathead configuration gives up a lot in terms of valve efficiency but makes up for it in its lack of complexity and cost. Introduced in 1932, it remained in production in the U.S. until 1953 and in German trucks until 1973.
Duesenberg straight eight
The Duesenberg J cannot be anything but the greatest American classic car ever made. These regal, two-tonne locomotives of chrome and lacquer paint were the pinnacle of the automotive world when new. Tragically built on the cusp of the Great Depression, the marque found itself trying hard to sell these $15,000 cars at a time when a physician made about $3,000 annually.
The 6.9L engine was made in three versions between 1928 and 1937. The naturally aspirated version made an impressive 265 horsepower. But Duesenberg also made 36 supercharged cars, and those made 320 hp each; the top speed of the supercharged ones was over 200 km/h. The ultimate version of the car was the SSJ, of which just two were made: one for Gary Cooper, and another for Clark Gable. These cars had supercharged engines that made nearly 400 hp.
Ferrari “Colombo” V12
You might have never heard one in person, but you know the sound already. A mechanical howl with the valves punctuating little staccatos on each cylinder firing – it’s the shriek of an old Ferrari V12. And remarkably, almost all the Ferrari 60-degree V12s from 1947 to 1988 can trace their lineage back to one man: Gioacchino Colombo. His design was originally intended for F1 use and displaced a tiny 1.5 liters. The pistons were barely two inches in diameter! It grew in many iterations to an ultimate size of 4.9L in the Ferrari 412, but it gained fame in the 250 GTO, 365 GTB/4, and many other lovely models.
MoPar Street Hemi
The Hemi name is derived from its hemispherical combustion chambers. Chrysler chose this design because it allowed fitting larger valves than normal while still adhering to NASCAR’s two-valve-per-cylinder mandate. These widely splayed valves created equally wide valve covers which emphasized the overall girth of the engine. The Hemi was MoPar’s largest, most expensive, most hardcore, and most powerful engine of the era. Its daunting physical size led others to call it “the elephant motor.”
The Hemi lived-in in production cars for just five short years between 1966 and 1971. You could special-order the engine if you knew the right people in 1965, but that really didn’t count. In the end, emissions regulations and unleaded gas conspired to kill off the Hemi, and it never returned in dual-quad form.
The Cummins 6BT was launched in 1984 but didn’t see the engine bay of a road-legal vehicle until 1989. That’s because the burly 6BT was originally designed for farm implements and construction equipment, with zero thought towards passenger vehicle refinement. Dodge decided that the 6BT would be the perfect engine to offer in its three-quarter and one-tonne trucks starting in 1989. The 6BT displaces 5.9L and weighs 500 kg fully assembled. Boosted by a Holset turbocharger, output ranged between 160 and 210 horsepower depending on the variant of the engine; torque was between 400 and 440 lb.-ft. Created to do the hardest work an engine can handle, 6BT’s were designed to last 560,000 km with only basic maintenance, and a few last even longer than that.
The Honda B series is essentially the engine that started the craze with modifying Hondas. With two little syllables, Honda changed the way enthusiasts saw the brand: VTEC. The B series wasn’t the first or the last DOHC I4 from the company but it was the one that popularized it in the enthusiast world. High-output versions of the Honda B could be found in the Integra and Civic Type R and the engine was the first production unit to eclipse 100 hp per liter.
The B-Series was installed in the Civic, Del Sol, Integra, and other Honda offerings. It quickly earned a reputation for impressive fuel economy, easy maintenance, and solid longevity. It also tingled the brains of anyone who revved one of these motors out past 8,000 rpm. Nothing quite sounds like a Honda B at full tilt.
Chrysler Slant Six 1959 1987
The leaning tower of power! Chrysler’s slant six was canted 30-degrees to one side to afford stylists a lower hood line. This allowed the cars to have rakish snouts but left the six looking rather odd underhood. Nonetheless, the thrifty pushrod six soon gained a following. The slant makes a distinct sound at idle because it had a solid-lifter camshaft until 1983; about 20 years after most had abandoned the technology.
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The Top 10 Most Expensive Cars In The World
Parts and Manuals: The most expensive cars in the world are so much more than transportation such as Koenigsegg, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini. These rolling art pieces encapsulate the priorities of the one percent, and in that universe, flamboyance and swagger take precedence over practicality and efficiency. Lifestyle criticisms aside, these are truly mind-boggling machines, and we’d like to count down our favorites for you here.
10. Zenvo ST1 ($1.2M)
Kicking off our list is less of a car and more of an unchained animal in the ST1. Assembled in Zealand, Denmark, the Zenvo creates an absolutely obscene amount of power by combining a 6.8-liter V8 with both a supercharger and a turbocharger. Just how much is obscene exactly? How about 1,104 horsepower and 1,054 pound-feet of torque, all channeled to the car’s rear wheels.
9. Ferrari LaFerrari ($1.4M)
Few cars on the road are more striking, and even fewer accelerate faster. With a dry weight of fewer than 2,800 pounds, this dragon-like performance car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds, and it’ll prance to 124 mph in under 7. Flat out, it’ll top 217 mph. Powered by Parts And Manuals
8. Pagani Huayra ($1.4M)
The Huayra is equally as famous for its odd-sounding name as it is for its face-melting performance. Named after the Incan God of Winds, the Huayra (pronounced why-rah) boasts an AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V12 with two turbochargers, resulting in 620 hp and and a massive 740 lb-ft.
7. Aston Martin One-77 ($1.4M)
Under the vented hood lurks a naturally aspirated V12 that displaces 7.3 liters, which is a lot. It produces 750 hp and 553 lb-ft, which is also a lot. Those numbers make the One-77 the fastest Aston Martin ever made, as this spy chaser will top 220 mph in the right conditions. From a stop, it’ll do 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
6. Koenigsegg One:1 ($2.0M)
You can buy a lot with $2 million — a really nice house, about 80 Mazda MX-5’s, or the Swedish “megacar” Koenigsegg shown above. A logical thinker could probably think of a better way to spend your life savings, but megacars don’t give a damn about logic. Because they’re mega. And after reading what the car is capable of, $2 million might actually be a steal.
5. Ferrari F60 America ($2.5M)
The supercar is mechanically identical to the F12, but the Berlinetta isn’t exactly a Fiat Panda to begin with. Its 6.2-liter V12 churns out 740 glorious hp, enough to propel the car to 60 mph in only 3.1 seconds. The ultra-rare flag-waver hearkens back to Ferrari’s bespoke past, as the company built several region-specific sports cars in the 1950s and 1960s.
4. Mansory Vivere Bugatti Veyron ($3.4M)
This list wouldn’t be complete without some version of the mighty Bugatti Veyron. We’re shining our spotlight on the the Mansory Vivere edition here, because not only is it one of the fastest cars in the world, it’s one of the most expensive.
3. W Motors Lykan Hypersport ($3.4M)
You may recall the Lykan Hypersport from its starring role in the blockbuster Furious 7, where the Lebanese supercar crashed through not one, not two, but three skyscrapers in Dubai. In a franchise filled with high-end exotics and one-off custom creations, the fact that the Hypersport got so much focus is a testament to its magnetism.
2. Lamborghini Veneno ($4.5M)
The car is absolutely stunning from every angle, and to this day, we’re not convinced it isn’t an alien spacecraft surveying our planet for eventual takeover. It just doesn’t seem real. The only thing more remarkable than the look is the price — a whopping $4.5 million. Before reading the #1 most expensive car in the world please do visit our Parts and Manuals blog page to read more interesting facts
1. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita ($4.8M)
Underneath Koenigsegg the lustrous finish lies a 4.8-litre, dual-supercharged V8 with a total output of 1,004 hp and 797 lb-ft, which means it should have little to no trouble overtaking semis on the freeway. The car’s specifications — in both performance and price — are nearly comical at this point, and just three were ever made.
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