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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Difference Between A Wheel And A Tyre

A wheel is the part of the car that is known as the part that is rounded and is attached to an axle and a hub. This does not include the tyre and the mag. The hub is the section that allows the rounded part of the wheel to be fixed to the axle, and is also known as the mounting assembly. It often has something called a hub cap to protect this piece.

Did you know that the wheel came before the tyre? The carriages, old fashioned tractors and ploughs were made with this handy invention. The whole purpose of the wheel was to assist with easy movement which made life and travelling easier as well as cheaper than riding a horse!.

What is a tyre?

The tyre is simply the part that is made out of rubber and assists the car with more practical movement. The rubber grips the road to avoid a no-friction experience. Think of roller skating and how a simple push will get you far. Before we had cars, horses and cattle would pull the transport along. However cars don’t require to be pulled, rather there are many spinning parts thus the car will need something to assist with the forward movement.

So what is a mag?

The word mag sounds unique and unexpected when mentioning it in general conversation. But did you know that its name originates from the word magnesium? The component is not made completely out of magnesium but rather partnered up with aluminium. Aluminium can be bent easily and moulded into different shapes but when combined with magnesium extra strength is added so that the mag remains light. This became a common trend in the 1960’s when they were first produced.

When we speak in normal conversation, we always refer to the mag as the wheel or the tyre and wheel component as a wheel. This has made terms easier since people who are only interested in customisations aren’t interested in the mechanical factor or the car.

Facts About Lamborghini

This may come up as a surprise to some of you, but Lamborghini never participated in any major motorsports competitions. According to the will of Feruccio Lamborghini, his company stayed away from racing, because the famous Italian engineer always believed the motorsports to be a big waste of time and resources.

One thing Lamborgini was always known for is its top-notch design. Some of the best professionals in the industry, including Franco Scaglione, Touring, Zagato, Mario Marazzi, Bertone, ItalDesign and Marcello Gandini, worked on its visual design.

People usually think of luxury and high-performance grand tourers, whenever someone mentions the name Lamborghini. Nevertheless, the Italian automaker has created few unusual models. Feruccio Lamborghini had an extensive experience in producing tractors, so it seemed natural for him to try his hand at designing an automobile with high off-road capabilities. Lamborghini LM002 was the first SUV, built by Italian vehicle manufacturer. Combining speed and luxuriousness with exceptional off-road capabilities, Lamborghini LM002 was in many respects far ahead of its time. When it comes to comfort and ability to cross the difficult terrain, only Land Rover could compete with LM002. Unfortunately, automobile market was not quite ready for the new luxury SUV. Therefore, despite the orders from armed forces of Saudi Arabia and Libya, Lamborghini sold only 301 vehicles.

The Italian automaker launched its first production model in 1963. With the top speed of 280 km / h, Lamborghini 350GTV was a leader among production cars of its time.

The Italian company uses very distinctive naming convention for its car models. Feruccio Lamborghini was quite a fan of Spanish bullfight. In 1963, he visited the cattle-bred farm Miura in Seville. It was owned by Don Eduardo Miura Fernandez, one of the most famous breeders of fighting bulls in Spain. This visit had a strong influence on the Italian industrialist. In fact, he was so impressed by the traditional art of bullfighting, that he made a decision to name all his new sports cars after famous fighting bulls. Traditionally in Spanish bullfight, bulls that manage to defeat a matador are given life, and their names are forever inscribed in the history of the sport. Ferruccio Lamborghini was convinced, that a name of a fighting bull will emphasize the untamed nature of sports cars created under Lamborghini marque. By the way, Ferruccio Lamborghini himself was also a bull in a sense, since his zodiac sign was Taurus. (He was born on April 28, 1916).

The first model to be introduced to the world under the “bullish” name was Lamborghini Miura. The sports car debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966. The public warmly received it; however, spectators were somewhat confused, since they were not allowed to open the hood. This was not a coincidence: there was simply no engine under it! Since the engine was still being designed, the prototype was sent to the Geneva Motor Show with a ballast instead of an engine under the hood. Eventually, Miura proved to be a very good car.

Lamborghini Countach was produced by the Italian company for 16 years (from 1974 to 1990). Notably, this sports car is one of the a few Lamborghini models, with a name that has nothing to do with bulls and bullfighting. The word “countach” comes from the Piedmontese language, spoken in a region of Piedmont in North-West of Italy. It is an expression of excitement or astonishment and can be translated as “Heavens!” According to the legend, Nuccio Bertone himself made such an exclamation when he saw the first sketches of the future supercar.

Benefits of Nexen Tyres

Nexen tyres are so durable that they are able to withstand the impact of a pothole. At some point in our driving adventures, we’ve all been victim to those dreaded potholes. These tyres are manufactured with potholes in mind and should not damage when you hit one. If you do so, you can take advantage of Nexen’s pothole guarantee on certain of their tyres. In addition, there is also a mileage warranty. You can rest assured that you are getting tyres that will take care of you in the long run. After all, besides driving performance, your safety is very important. If your wheels and tyres get damaged while you are driving, this can affect yourself, your passengers and other road users. That is why Nexen invests a lot of time and effort in the manufacturing and design of their products.

These tyres are engineered to drive in all weather conditions. If you find yourself driving on the highway during a rain storm, you can be assured that they will grip the road firmly in the wetness. If the road is hot and dry, it will remain firm and steady on the road. It is necessary to have wheels and tyres that can handle different weather conditions because the every driver experiences it all.

These tyres must have something special if they are the chosen brand of tyres for vehicle makes such as Volkswagen, Chrysler, Fiat, Seat, Mitsubishi, Skoda, Hyundai, Kia, Ssangyong, Renault, Chevrolet and GM. Nexen tyres are suitable for most passenger vehicles and SUV’s. This benefits most drivers because whichever vehicle you choose there is a suitable Nexen tyre.

Pump Up Your Ride

Interior Accessories

Interior accessories are important as these help support the inside of the car and prolong its lifespan. Examples of interior accessories include seat covers to protect the seats from accidental spills and car mats to prevent dirt and debris from accumulating. Car owners can just remove the covers without having to worry about stains in the seats. Mats are also easier to clean or replace when the time comes.

Steering wheel covers are also a necessity for people who have less gripping power as they can grip the wheel without having to worry about slipping. Some covers also have heating features making it ideal for winter driving. Sun shade covers are another must-have. As the sun’s rays can blind a person, having a shade cover protects the person not only from the heat but also from being blinded by the sun while driving. Car owners have the option to choose from plastic screens to mattes to customized ones. Other interior accessories that you can add include TV screens for your passenger’s entertainment. You can also add up other technology features to your car including Bluetooth and GPRS tracking system.

Exterior Accessories

As the exterior area is more prone to damage, care should also be given. Car covers not only protect the car from dirt, snow and grime, it also protects the car from scratches and other wear and tear conditions. Covers can be water-resistant, water proof or non-water resistant. Opt for covers that are breathable and fit best as a tight covering can cause scratches to the car.

Adding a rack at the back for bicycles, ski boards or surfboards also protects the car from scrapes and grazes. A rooftop luggage container is also essential for owners who like to travel and need more room space. The container not only holds the luggage securely, it also prevents the roof from being deformed.