LIQUID GLASS FOR MACHINE. PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
A well-groomed, polished car looks prestigious and expensive, regardless of its real price. Usually, wax-based formulations are used as a polishing agent. But there is a better, easier to use…

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No brother and off-road: whether to buy a Jeep Grand Cherokee
Unlike many competitors born on a common platform with pickups and inherited the frame, and even springs, Grand Cherokee from the first generation gained its concept of an SUV with…

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Almost sport, almost cheap: is it worth buying a Toyota GT86
At the time of the creation of this car, toyotovtsy understood that the concept of a front-wheel coupe, once tested on Celica, does not guarantee a warm welcome from buyers,…

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Five reasons to love and hate Skoda Yeti

Leaving the main design solutions, the engineers were forced to use the larger Volkswagen PQ35 platform, on which models such as the Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Tiguan and Volkswagen Golf were built at the time. The Fabia and Polo platform originally prepared by the Yeti turned out to be too small.
In the spring of 2009, the crossover premiere was held at the same Geneva Motor Show, sales began in Europe in the summer, and in November of the same year Russian sales of Skoda Yeti were launched. Initially, two of the available range of engines were selected: 1.2 TSI (105 hp, 175 Nm) and 1.8 TSI (160 hp, 250 Nm). With them, a 7-speed robotized box with a double dry clutch DSG7 and a six-speed “mechanics” aggregated. The car was offered both in front-wheel drive version, and with the system of automatically connected all-wheel drive. Continue reading

Copying headlong: the secret three-axle all-terrain vehicles of the 1930s in the USSR

By that time, in the Soviet automobile industry, according to the principle “they are getting better and better”, the tendency of universal meaningless copying of available foreign machines, their units and components was firmly established. Without thinking twice, it was laid in the basis of the experimental design work of the Gorky Automobile Plant for high-speed three-axle cars for re-equipment of the Red Army with new types of transport and combat vehicles.
Lightweight three-axle chassis Ford-A Soviet assembly for recoilless gun
Lightweight three-axle chassis Ford-A Soviet assembly for recoilless gun
American Ford-A cars assembled in the USSR became the base of the first military tri-shorts, which were soon replaced by the production models GAZ-A and M-1, which also had overseas roots and were equipped with a second rear axle. Continue reading

HOW TO UNDERSTAND WHAT MACHINE PERFORMED?

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1. The fact that the car was repainted is evidenced by the difference in shades of body parts, even the most insignificant. You can consider this, being at a distance of about 10 m from the car, preferably with side lighting. To make sure that body parts (for example, the door and wing) should be viewed from several angles. Having fixed a look at suspicious elements, one should move along a curve that approximately coincides with a circle whose center is on the object in question. Colorists who can pick up perfectly matching shades can be found not often, therefore this method allows detecting the discrepancy of colors. Continue reading

Top 5 Tips for Using an Inexpensive Smartphone in a Car
Choose your mount wisely Remember the main thing - the longer the attachment foot, the more the smartphone will vibrate while the vehicle is moving. This is important to remember…

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Five reasons to love and hate the Great Wall Hover
Russian car enthusiasts first met the Hover at the Moscow Motor Show 2005, and the following year the official importer of the Great Wall brand, Irito, organized the assembly of…

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WHAT IS A WEBASLE IN A MACHINE AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Early morning, winter, snow and cold outside. But you have to get up and sit in a car that is completely frozen during the night, the engine of which absolutely…

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