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What Is Rev Matching and Is It Really Necessary?

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Rev matching is the process of matching the operating speed of the vehicle’s gear to that of the engine. If the engine rotates too quickly, it may become necessary to change the gear of the vehicle to match the rev of the engine. The power band is the range of optimum efficiency that is within the operational rotational speeds of the engine and it is at this point where you can achieve the fastest acceleration.

In most cars the gear boxes are designed to automatically get ready to start the engine’s power band when you change gears while driving and accelerating. The top or highest speed of the car will give you maximum acceleration. Depending on the speed at which you’re driving your car different gears can be used – first, second, third, fourth and fifth – first gear being the slowest speed and fifth gear being for the highest speed.

If you have your car on third or fourth gear and aren’t accelerating too much or are moving at a very slow speed this could damage the engine significantly. Similarly, if you are engaged in first or second gear and are driving at higher speeds of 30, 40 or 50 mph this could also cause severe damage to your engine. This is why rev matching is extremely important and is truly necessary.

Rev matching helps to:

  • Reduce the vehicle’s stress while driving
  • Prevent forward weight transfers while shifting gears down
  • Reduce the chance of wheel lock and engine braking

If you want to know more about rev matching, come into New Jersey State Auto Auction today.

 

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What Is A Drivetrain In A Car?

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The drivetrain is the cluster of electro-mechanical components in a car that provide power to the driving wheels in order for the vehicle to move forward. The drivetrain includes the transmission, driveshaft, axles and wheels. The drivetrain works in conjunction with the engine to create stability for the car, turn the wheels and provide enough power so that the vehicle can move forward.

There are four different drivetrain arrangements that you need to know about:

FWD

With Front Wheel Drive, power is mainly delivered to the driving front wheels. These wheels have two components: They steer as well as pull the car forward. The engines are generally mounted in the front and offer good traction.

RWD

In a rear wheel drive vehicle, the wheels in the rear are the driving force behind the vehicle while the ones in the front are used for steering. These cars are in turn more balanced. The engine is placed longitudinally and is connected to the drive wheels at the back through a driveshaft connected to a differential; they offer immediate torque and power.

AWD/4WD

In 4WD, power goes from the engine to a transmission and then it gets divided between a front and rear axle. These vehicles have good traction as well as power and are well suited for off-road terrains. Normally, driven in the RWD mode, power is transmitted to all the wheels, when required.

AWD is similar but gets power to all 4 wheels simultaneously at all times. The engines are very compact.

What you have to ensure under all conditions is the wheel alignments. If you feel a pull towards the left or right, be quick to tug it to your nearest mechanic and get it checked out immediately. Using proper tires for your specific drivetrain is also very important which helps to improve the longevity of the components by ensuring less wear and tear.

For more details, get in touch with New Jersey State auto Auction.

 

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Phone: 201.355.4138

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The Relationship Between RPM and Torque

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RPM and Torque are some of the most commonly used terminology in the automotive industry, though few know what the meaning of the two terms actually is and how they translate to an actual driving experience. RPM stands for revolutions per minute. The basic understanding of this is the calculation of any object revolving in a circular motion around its orbit. On the other hand, Torque is a form of measure that determines the amount of load of a vehicle at any given point of time. The torque varies in different vehicles depending on the RPM.

The RPM is a type of determining factor for any form of power in the vehicle output. The torque of every vehicle is calculated based on the RPM at any given point of time. This basically means that the Torque of a vehicle’s engine depends on the RPM, however the RPM of the vehicle’s engine is determined on the power output of the engine. The torque is considered as a primary factor for determining load bearing vehicles. Since diesel engines are generally large carrier vehicles, it is considered to be the defining factor or selling point of the manufacturer.

RPM, as a general power determining factor is commonplace to both diesel and gasoline engines. At any given point in time, every power measure and reading will always be read at the rate of the RPM of the vehicle’s engine. To know more, visit the New Jersey State Auto Auction.

 

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New Jersey State Auto Auction

406 Sip Avenue

Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Phone: 201.355.4138

Website: www.NJStateAuto.com

The Relationship Between RPM and Torque

gearbox

RPM and Torque are some of the most commonly used terminology in the automotive industry, though few know what the meaning of the two terms actually is and how they translate to an actual driving experience. RPM stands for revolutions per minute. The basic understanding of this is the calculation of any object revolving in a circular motion around its orbit. On the other hand, Torque is a form of measure that determines the amount of load of a vehicle at any given point of time. The torque varies in different vehicles depending on the RPM.

The RPM is a type of determining factor for any form of power in the vehicle output. The torque of every vehicle is calculated based on the RPM at any given point of time. This basically means that the Torque of a vehicle’s engine depends on the RPM, however the RPM of the vehicle’s engine is determined on the power output of the engine. The torque is considered as a primary factor for determining load bearing vehicles. Since diesel engines are generally large carrier vehicles, it is considered to be the defining factor or selling point of the manufacturer.

RPM, as a general power determining factor is commonplace to both diesel and gasoline engines. At any given point in time, every power measure and reading will always be read at the rate of the RPM of the vehicle’s engine. To know more, visit the New Jersey State Auto Auction.

 

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406 Sip Avenue

Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Phone: 201.355.4138

Website: www.NJStateAuto.com

Is it Possible for an Everyday Used Car to Get 100 MPG?

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The automobile industry has been persistent in trying to achieve one of the most cherished milestones of all-time. Automakers have been trying to achieve a 100 mile per gallon fuel figure for decades now. The concept of having fuel efficient vehicles had very economical and financial beginnings, however, it has also taken an interesting stance on becoming more environmentally sound. The automobile industry has also been actively trying to make more environmentally sound vehicles that do not harm the environment at the cost of human existence.

The price of gas has been rising for a long time now, particularly due to the dearth of the commodity. This has challenged automakers for the longest time. Japanese, American and German automobile manufacturers have been at the forefront of trying to come up with the 100 mile per gallon vehicle but have been able to land just shy of the target. In light of the recent developments, Google, has begun to experiment on creating a hybrid car fuel to be able to reach the goal of 100 miles per gallon.

Google has been actively tying up with various automobile companies as part of their philanthropic organization to establish the cherished goal. To know more, visit the New Jersey State Auto Auction today.

 

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Phone: 201.355.4138

Website: www.NJStateAuto.com

Functionality of Direct Fuel Injection Engines

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In most cases, not many people who purchase used vehicles are aware of the nuances of the engine functionality. Even though a basic formula of functioning exists, in terms of engineering practicality, there are several nuances that apply to the production of an engine and the vehicle. For instance, direct fuel injection engines were not thoroughly understood for the longest time. It is important to understand the theoretical functionality of the direct fuel injection engine in order to understand the nuances of the engine.

To begin with, the fuel is shuttled from the main fuel tank, through fuel pipes, and all the way to the nozzles that open up to the fuel injectors, which are syringe like nozzles that spray the fuel directly into the combustion chamber. Once the fuel is directly injected into the chamber, the valves open, letting in a certain amount of air and then shuts immediately. At this point, the valves shut tightly again while the spark plug ignites the chamber causing an explosion that allows the pistons to move, which in turn makes the crank shaft move. The crank shaft is connected to the axel and the wheels. This is how the direct fuel injection engine works in theory.

Depending on the various brands and degree of engineering innovation, the fuel injectors may be located in different areas of the engine to allow more fuel efficiency. To know more, visit the New Jersey State Auto Auction today.

 

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406 Sip Avenue

Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Phone: 201.355.4138

Website: www.NJStateAuto.com

3 reasons to buy a used car

When it comes to investing in a car, there are a number of details you need to keep in mind. If the price seems out of your range, then you should look elsewhere. Because although you want the quality of a brand new car, sometimes, putting all of your eggs in one basket isn't the best idea. You have to consider all of the other costs of owning a car – gas, maintenance, insurance, etc. If you want to save a good amount of money when investing, buying a used car is your best option. Here are a few reasons why:

1. It's a reliable choice
According to Consume Reports, used cars are more reliable now than ever. After analyzing annual subscriber surveys from past years, CR found while rust and exhaust problems used to be common in five-year-old vehicles, it's no longer an issue. Major engine and transmission problems have also decreased, proving used cars are at less of a risk for standing as an unreliable choice. It is said that most cars today should be able to pass 100,000 miles – some even reaching 200,000 – as long as proper routine maintenance is performed.

Most cars can pass 100,000 miles nowadays. Most cars can pass 100,000 miles nowadays.

2. The overall cost is less
Not only is the payment you're putting down on the used car going to be less than a new one, but other costs will be lower, too. Typically, financing a used car comes with a lower monthly payment, and insurance costs are usually decreased as well. And according to Bankrate, registration fees are also lower for used cars. Overall, by choosing to purchase a used car instead of a brand new one, you and your wallet are going to be happy.

3. If you shop smart, you won't get ripped off
For some, buying a used car seems like risky business. How do truly you know what the car went through in the past? You could trust the seller to be honest with you, but what happens if he isn't and you find yourself on the side of the road after a week of owning the car? Thankfully, nowadays most used cars can be checked with Carfax, a company that produces a full report to provide valuable information about the vehicle's history. Before buying, ask the seller to show you a history report. If he neglects to provide the information, take that as a red flag and search elsewhere.

After deciding to buy used, head over to NJ Auto Auction, where you'll find a lot full of Carfax-certified vehicles to choose from.

How to prepare your car for sale

Whether you're ready to move on to bigger and better things or you just want to say goodbye to the clunker in general, selling your car can be a gratifying feeling. However, it's not as simple as parking it out front, throwing a "for sale" sign on the windshield and calling it a day. You're going to have to prepare the car for its new home. By getting your car in shape for top sale, you can help your customers get more bang for their buck, all while receiving a pretty penny to put on a down payment for your new ride.

Don't neglect your car before handing the keys over to a new owner. Instead, follow these tips for getting your car in top shape for sale.

1. Polish and detail
Before you take care of any maintenance issues, it's important to start by giving the looks some love. Forbes talked to a number of car experts and they all agreed that cleaning and detailing the car is the first step you should take to get it ready for point of sale. Ebay Motors Senior Manager Clayton Stanfield told Forbes it's a crucial yet easy task for prepping your car for a new owner.

"Invest in a thorough shampoo and vacuum job."

"Thoroughly cleaning your vehicle is absolutely crucial – it's one of the simplest things you can do," he said. "You want to make sure that your potential buyers are seeing your vehicle at its best."

Invest in a thorough shampoo and vacuum job – it'll be well worth it in the long run.

2. Do your research
After giving your ride the clean and polish it deserves, it's time to analyze the car's current performance.  Your next step in preparing your car for sale is to do your research. Find out your vehicle's value and check local listings to see what else is out on the market. Also, search sale history of similar vehicles in your area – this can give you a better idea of what to expect when selling your car in regard to profit and timeliness.

Also, if you've been good about taking care of your car, make sure to gather proof to share with the buyers. About.com's Keith Griffin told Forbes that this is a critical part of the research process.

"Service records are immensely important in a private sale to show prospective buyers that things have been taken care of at the right intervals," he said.

Taking care of your car all of those years can really reward you in the end if you've saved documentation.

3. Invest in last-minute repairs
Sure, you're ready to get rid of this car, but you're not going to sell it if you have outstanding damage that needs repairs. Whether it's noticeable scratches and chipped paint or the check engine light is on, the buyer is going to hesitate when it's time to make a deal. Carsguide suggested investing your time and dollars into making these repairs. Depending on the damage of the car, it might not even cost you much. Just take the car to the shop, get an estimate for the repairs and ask if it's worth it – a maintenance worker can give you great advice about your ride.

Repairing dents and scratches before putting it on the market could determine it's likeliness of selling.Repairing dents and scratches before putting it on the market could determine it's likeliness of selling.

4. Top off the fluids
According to Car Talk, it's in your best interest to top of all fluids before putting your car on the market. That means getting the oil changed and filling the brake and windshield fluids. This shows the buyer that you've been taking care of the car. It also suggests that you care about the buyer – who wants to see the oil light come on over the dashboard only days after buying a car?

If you've successfully sold your car and you're ready to start your search for a new vehicle, head to NJ Auto Auction. There, you'll find a lot full of inexpensive Carfax-certified used cars to choose from.

The Emergence of Formula E Racing

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For the most part, when it comes to motorsports across the world, it is generally gas guzzling vehicles that seem to come to mind. Whenever there is a motorsports angle on anything, there is always an environmental angle to be considered. It is always seen as a problem when it comes to sustainable growth and development of the world. The most prominent sport in the motorsports space is the renowned Formula 1. Additionally, there are various other races like Formula 2 and Formula 3. These are essentially the same races with different norms and rules, and also different engine sizes and segments.

The new rage, however, is Formula E. It is basically something that has evolved after due importance given to the environmental issue that has been looming over the world and many global issues for a long time. Formula E has also evolved in motorsports competitions to display to the world the alternative and equally efficient forms of energy that exist to power vehicles at high speeds for motorsports enthusiasts. The ‘E’ in Formula E stands for electric, which basically means that all the competing vehicles are electrically powered and do not have any carbon footprint.

The move to create an alternative energy platform for motorsports by the FIA was hailed by environmental agencies across the world. To buy a used vehicle that is also environmentally friendly, visit the New Jersey State Auto Auction today.

 

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Phone: 201.355.4138

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How to spot a lemon

Lemons seem to be on everyone's mind since Beyonce released her latest album album. However, in the car world, lemons are not as fierce as Queen B makes them out to be. In fact, buyers should be wary of dealers who try to sell them "lemons." Lemon cars are vehicles "that have a substantial defect covered by the warranty that occurred within a certain period of time or number of miles after you bought the car, and can not be fixed after a reasonable number of repair attempts," according to NOLO.com. The source reported that about one percent of all the vehicles sold in the United States each year qualify as lemons. Though lemon cars aren't as big of a concern for buyers as they once were, people should still know how to spot them.

Do a thorough inspection 
Most people will be able to spot a questionable car immediately, but some damage is harder to catch. If you're buying a used car, do an inspection of the interior and exterior.

Interior – You should be wary of cars that smell of mold or mildew. This can be a sign of faulty window seals or past flooding. You should also check the dashboard system to ensure all the gauges work correctly. Frayed seatbelts and worn pedals are also signs of high mileage. 

Exterior – The paint job is a good indication that work has been done to the body of the car. If you notice mismatching or slightly varying paint, it can be a signal to you that the car required maintenance. Checking the tires, suspension and engine for signs of visible damage is also a smart idea.

By inspecting the car thoroughly and using your best judgement, you can lower your risk for getting stuck with a lemon.By inspecting the car thoroughly and using your best judgment, you can lower your risk of getting stuck with a lemon.

Conduct a car history report 
Even if your dealer isn't being honest with you, a car history report will be. Either request this from the seller or find one yourself online. These reports will inform you if your car has ever been involved in an accident or recall, undergone heavy maintenance or been repossessed. It will include information that a dealer may neglect to tell you if you don't ask outright. CarFax and Lemon Checks are two great websites for accessing vehicle history reports. 

Only buy from a reputable dealer 
The surest way to avoid purchasing a lemon is to work with a dealer that has an excellent service record. Take the time to carefully research different car sellers online. You can read customer reviews and compare competitors. The more research you do, the more comfortable you will feel knowing that you're working with someone trustworthy. 

No one wants to purchase a vehicle they love only to find out that they've been duped. Knowing how to spot lemon cars could prevent buyers from getting stuck with a useless ride. If for some reason you do end up with a lemon, the DMV has a full list of the Lemon Laws in every state.