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Proper road safety demands that the driver has total control over the vehicle. If your car doesn't steer the way you want, it can be frustrating, not to mention unsafe.
Oversteering and understeering are terms used to refer to the sensitivity of a vehicle's steering. In this post, we'll examine the differences between the two and offer insight on how to correct the problem.
Understanding Slip Angle
The terms oversteering and understeering characterize a difference in the slip angle between the front and rear wheels. A slip angle refers to the difference between the angle of the steering wheel and the direction that the car is heading. When the slip angle increases, the car will veer to one side of the road and become more difficult to control.
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Car enthusiasts often speak of turbochargers and superchargers in the same breath. Both fit the criteria of forced induction systems, which compress the air within the fuel/air mixture prior to ignition. This can offer up to a 50% boost to the engine.
Turbochargers and superchargers operate very differently, though. In this post, we'll highlight the difference between turbochargers and superchargers.
The key difference between turbochargers and superchargers lies in the way the air compression components are powered. A turbocharger gets its power from a turbine, harvesting energy from the engine's exhaust system.
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If you've shopped for a car or truck in the last decade, you've probably heard the terms "all-wheel-drive" and "four-wheel-drive" used quite often. Common sense would suggest that the two terms are identical. After all, a car only has four wheels, so why wouldn't this be considered all-wheel drive (AWD)?
In this post, we'll clear up the confusion by highlighting the differences between four-wheel drive (4WD) and AWD vehicles.
What is AWD?
In an AWD vehicle, engine power is sent to all four wheels at the same time. As a result, each wheel can rotate at its own speed, which can offer better efficiency and control depending on road conditions. In inclement weather, AWD can help to ensure that tires continue to turn properly, aiding acceleration on slick surfaces.
Many of today's AWD systems can shuffle torque between front and rear wheels and can even switch to two-wheel drive when appropriate. This can result in better overall performance, as well as increased fuel economy.
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For all of the recent advances in technology, the traditional trucking industry continues to flourish. If anything, online shopping has only increased the demand for truck drivers to deliver materials and goods across the nation.
If you enjoy driving and are looking for a stable career, you might want to consider becoming a professional truck driver. To do this, you'll need a commercial driver's license (CDL). In this post, we'll highlight the steps and criteria that are necessary to obtain a CDL.
1. Age Requirements
You will need to be at least 18 years of age to obtain a CDL. Further, you must be at least 21 years old before you're allowed to drive between states using a CDL.
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Most car dealers and manufacturers offer warranty and service options on their vehicles. If you purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle, though, you may have components and mechanisms that require additional care. What sorts of vehicle warranties are available for wheelchair accessible vehicles?
The Unique Components of a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle
Some wheelchair accessible vehicles are specifically built for wheelchair access. Other vehicles have been converted from regular vehicles and made to be wheelchair accessible. In both cases, there may be several unique structural and mechanical components, including: