Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Symptoms that indicate your car needs transmission fluid change

Transmission fluid is an inevitable part of transmission system that is often neglected. Transmission fluid level should be checked at regular intervals for proper functioning of transmission system. Here are few signs that indicate transmission fluid change.

    • Gear slipping.
    • Difficulty in shifting gears.
    • Change in transmission fluid color.
    • Grinding or strange noise when you start your car.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Aim for only the High Scoring Points - Fernandes

The first World Championship points for Caterham must be the chief goal of 2012. That is according to Team Principal Tony Fernandes, who is now taking the outfit formerly known as Lotus Racing and Team Lotus into its third season of Formula1.

In 2012, the squad moves from Norfolk to Oxford shire and retains its line-up of Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli as well as Renault engines, Red Bull-made gearboxes and stints in the Williams wind tunnel. However, rumours still linger that Trulli might be swapped by Vitally Petrov.

Caterham is the name we will race under for many years to come, but we still have the same DNA we have had since day one, back in 2009, says Fernandes. We are the same team but every day we are growing stronger; what underpin that growth is the people in our team who have been with us since the early days and the people who have come on-board and share our vision. We are still very proudly green and yellow and I think that says rather a lot about who we are.

This year however, with the people and facilities we have in the factory and the wind tunnel - and with KERS.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Ford Tries to save Its Image with a gathering of Thumb Drives

In an endeavor to release its image, Ford is rolling out enhancement to its MyFord Touch and MyLincoln finger systems, hoping the upgrades will make the systems easier to use.

The upgrades will come on a thumb drive that customers will plug into their car. About 45 minutes later, the touch-screen system that controls the radio, heater, GPS and telephone will boast an all-new look, and should profession faster.

In their charge to get MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch out to customers, it has seemed Ford was more enjoyed with how the system looked than how it operated. Critics have said the systems are too knotty to use, but Ford says their customer base loves the systems. Still, the industry needs to make changes. Influential exterior critics are downgrading Ford's vehicles based on the clunky, complicated designs.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Tribe Toyota concludes 2011 with Amazing Trails

Tribe Toyota, the official community of Toyota owners in Malaysia, recently held their flagship event Amazing Trails of the Thrillseekers 2011. Under the theme ‘Adrenaline’, owners in teams formed with friends and family competed for cash prizes in three different challenges.

A total of 26 teams scaled an indoor rock-climbing fall, raced go-karts, and styled themselves up at a bazaar. At the same time, all were actively engaged in social media trying to garner support from their friends on Facebook.
At the end, Team MySun took the title of Overall Champion by a margin of eight points, pocketing a cash prize of RM5,000. Additional cash prizes of RM2,000 were given to the winning teams of each Challenge. The winners were Team Colombiana for the rock-climbing challenge, Team Say Chye & Amigos for the go-kart challenge, and Team Forever Alone for the style challenge. Team Kitzilla won the special prize for being the Most Congenial team, accumulating the highest number of cheers from Facebook.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Renault sign Romain Grosjean for 2012

GP2 champion Romain Grosjean will partner returning 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen at Renault for the 2012 season when the team becomes Lotus.Grosjean, 25, raced seven times for Renault in 2009 but failed to impress alongside team-mate Fernando Alonso.

"There's a big grin on my face at the prospect of getting behind the wheel of next year's car," Grosjean said.Vitaly Petrov and Bruno Senna, who drove for the team last season, are currently without a drive for 2012.Grosjean added: "To be racing alongside a former world champion - and someone who is hungry and returning to Formula 1 - will be a great experience. I'm sure it will help raise my level of performance too.
I feel that my successful season in GP2 Series has helped me mature a lot. I am a much more complete driver than I was last time I was competing in this sport."Returning to Enstone [Renault's base] as a race driver feels like coming home. I will not disappoint."

Raikkonen, who had talks with Williams about a return to F1 next season before signing for Renault last month, was drafted in to replace the team's number one driver Robert Kubica after the Pole failed to recover in time from serious injuries sustained in a rally accident in February.Petrov, Senna and the team's reserve driver Grosjean, who was born in Geneva but has dual French and Swiss nationality, were all in the frame to take the second seat.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

We need to find half a second, says Alonso

Fernando Alonso says Ferrari needs to find ‘five or six tenths’ of a second to be fighting at the front of the field next season, with the two time Champion eager to return to winning ways. The Spaniard finished Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix in fifth place, crossing the finish line over half a minute behind winner Mark Webber.

Yet another race in which we did everything to perfection, from the start to the strategy and the work of the team, Alonso commented. The final result is more down to the performance of the others than our own, because we could not have done more.

Once again today, we got a very good start, putting a nice passing move on Button, but then, on the Medium tyres, we no longer had the speed to fend him off. I also had a problem with the DRS which would not activate: I was not fighting closely with other drivers, but it would certainly have helped me gain a few tenths while overtaking.

We need a car that is about five or six tenths quicker: achieving that won’t be a walk in the park, but I have every confidence in our engineers and in a team that dominated the last decade in Formula 1 and holds every possible record in this sport.