Land Rover Introduces CO2 Offset Programme At Auto Show

By , November 16, 2017 6:48 am

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One of the popular auto brands in the automotive world ?Land Rover ?has already taken a big and significant leap towards finding the right ways to further prevent destruction of the environment and lessening the good quality of air. The brand calls it the CO2 Offset Program and this program is out to find solutions and answers to all the problems that the climate and the environment are suffering from.

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Emissions from factories and from automobiles have started to take its toll on our earth and on our environment. Just look around and you would feel the heat of the surroundings. Try going to the top of a building and you surely would find the rest of the metro engulfed in smog and dirty air.

If this kind of situation is not remedied as soon as possible, our environment would become dirtier and more and more unclean as each minute passes. And that is why one of the popular auto brands in the automotive world ?Land Rover ?has already taken a big and significant leap towards finding the right ways to further prevent destruction of the environment and lessening the good quality of air.

The brand calls it the CO2 Offset Program and this program is out to find solutions and answers to all the problems that the climate and the environment are suffering from. Through this Land Rover program, both customers and the company would be able to contribute towards the kind of environment that we had decades ago. And stores that offer Land Rover driveshaft and axle parts and other Land Rover items would also be able to help out in such a campaign in their own ways. This program is so huge that it has been called as the largest and the most comprehensive campaign on the environment that has been done by an automaker in the United Kingdom.

According to Phil Popham who is the managing director of Land Rover, “This announcement is part of a multi-stage and ongoing approach by Land Rover to environmental care and sustainability. Our CO2 Offset Programme is the second demonstration from Land Rover in five months that it is helping to minimize the impact of its manufacturing processes and vehicles on the environment.?

It Can Be Easier Than You Think To Cut Motor Vehicle Costs

By , November 11, 2017 1:51 pm

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The cost of vehicle ownership is increasing and now more than ever, it’s important to find ways to stretch your fuel budget.

It Can Be Easier Than You Think To Cut Motor Vehicle Costs

The cost of vehicle ownership is increasing and now more than ever, it’s important to find ways to stretch your fuel budget. According to a new survey from Shell, 78 percent of drivers believe it is possible to increase fuel economy by following driving and vehicle maintenance tips; however, four out of 10 drivers are not using the tips available. Eighty-one percent of Americans say they are interested in doing anything they can to stretch their fuel budgets. Here are some tips from Shell on how to stretch your driving dollar:

• Drive smoothly, avoiding heavy acceleration or braking. Speeding, rapid acceleration and braking can lower your gasoline mileage by 5 percent at lower speeds around town and by 33 percent at higher highway speeds.

• Replace dirty or clogged air filters. Replacing a dirty or clogged air filter with a clean one can improve gasoline mileage by as much as 10 percent. Your car’s air filter can protect your engine from impurities.

• Keep your engine well-tuned and repair any problems immediately. If your car has failed an emissions test or is noticeably out of tune, repairing the problem could improve your gasoline mileage by 4 percent on average.

• Make sure your tires are at the correct pressure and not over- or underinflated. Proper air pressure cuts down on fuel used while driving. Keeping tires at the correct pressure can improve your gasoline mileage by about 3.3 percent.

• Minimize vehicle drag. Keep your trunk and back seat clear of unnecessary items that only add weight. Removing excess weight can improve your gasoline mileage.

• Use cruise control on major roads and in free-flowing traffic. Maintaining a constant speed can improve gasoline mileage.

• Avoid idling. When you idle, you get 0 miles per gallon.

• Avoid higher speeds. Gasoline mileage usually decreases when driving at speeds over 60 mph.

• Plan your outings to avoid separate trips. Combine your errands into one outing to avoid short separate trips. This helps avoid unnecessary cold starts and keeps your car’s engine running warm and more efficiently.

• Reward yourself by using a rebate credit card. Choosing the right card can help you save money at the pump. For instance, the Shell Platinum MasterCard?from Citi?Cards offers a 5 percent rebate on Shell gasoline purchases and a 1 percent rebate on all other purchases. At the national average of $2.91 per gallon for regular- grade gasoline, cardholders earn 14 cents per gallon back on their gasoline purchases.

“We all want to be more fuel efficient, and incorporating Shell FuelStretch principles into your daily routine is an easy way to get the most out of every gasoline purchase,” says Shell Engineer and ASE-Certified Technician, Mark Ferner.

Performance Driving – Burning Rubber

By , November 6, 2017 8:54 pm

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While burnouts or burning rubber are quite impressive, if you are going one on one with an opponent or time, you are just spinning your wheels..

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This is part of a possible small series of articles we are writing for the performance minded individuals, you can find more at Spool Motorsports.com Articles
Here at Spool Motorsports.com we recognize the many and different types of driving styles there are… drag racing, circuit, time attacks, drifting, rally and thousands more. So let us help you transfer some of the styles that are universal back to your daily driving of your sports car.
So let’s start with burning rubber! Don’t you love it when you smash on that throttle, squeal those tires and burn ’em rubbers? Yeah, well what you just did is waste precious seconds from which ever run you are making. Why you may ask? Your car doesn’t move when you “burn rubber”, it just stays in one place, spinning tires while the rest of the world passes you by.
So you are going to ask me why do I see professional drivers doing just that part? Well the main reason and I don’t think you might understand are those cars that drive at the highest speeds possible don’t really use 1st or 2nd gear like a daily driver does. The gear itself is going to be “tall”, which means that it takes a lot more gas and higher RPM to make the car move in 1st or 2nd. Consequently, the tires will screech no matter what they do or not they won’t be able to keep the engine running at such high RPM’s.
But what if you are drag racing? Ah yes the famous burn outs. Now let’s take in consideration that they use an extremely soft compound on their tires and the purpose is to warm them up so that they become “sticky”. Now look at what happens when there are going to launch for their run… Any tire spin is a fatal mistake. So are their benefits of such behavior in a normal daily driving car? That depends on your compounds. Your tire manufacturer wants those tires to last long so that you can say you spend $200 dollars on tires and had to replace them after 6 months. So the compounds, comparatively speaking, are a lot harder. You would have to create such a burn out that you are literally destroying the tires more than you would ever want too, but if you have the money…
So there it is a basic look at the pros or cons of burning rubber or burnouts. Now you’re educated and can either use our advice or throw it out the window. Leave your comments and such, or join our small community (hopefully to be big) at Spool Motorsports.com Forums to have your say… Tell them Rex sent you.

Lincoln Mark IV: Not Just Another

By , November 2, 2017 4:01 am

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From the Ford Motor Company’s luxury division, the Lincoln brand has introduced to the world the Lincoln Mark IV. By taking a look at the style and design that the Lincoln Mark IV has, one could be able to see that most of the motifs and angles are just like the Lincoln Mark III.

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From the Ford Motor Company’s luxury division, the Lincoln brand has introduced to the world the Lincoln Mark IV. In the United States and the rest of North America, this vehicle was actually sold and marketed from 1972 up until 1976. It replaced the Mark III although it was already successful that time. Later on, the Mark V replaced this vehicle. For most parts and most of the specifications, the Lincoln Mark IV and the Ford Thunderbird were very much alike. Even the platform was shared by the two vehicles.

By taking a look at the style and design that the Lincoln Mark IV has, one could be able to see that most of the motifs and angles are just like the Lincoln Mark III. These include the tall Rolls Royce style grille, the fashionable long hood short deck style, the covered headlamps, the “spare tire hump?found in the trunk, and the taller and knife-edged fender line. As per the grille, the Lincoln Mark IV’s version is much taller. And to allow this kind of adjustment, the close fitting bumpers were dipped. The “spare tire hump?was more rounded and from thereon, the lines led further down the vehicle. As per measurements, though, the Lincoln Mark IV came out to be longer and wider. The angles were slightly softened out and made more rounded. The wheel openings were made to be symmetrical front to rear like in the Oldsmobile Tornado inspired style that was popular that time. The Lincoln Mark IV also held a vinyl roof.

The power of this machine and vehicle comes from a 460 cubic inch or 7.2 liter Ford 385 series V8 engine. On its introduction, it has been that this vehicle could prove to produce and create some 212 units of horsepower or 158 kW. To assist this engine, the Lincoln Mark IV also came with a C6 3 speed automatic transmission system.

In 1976, Lincoln took a gamble and made the Designer Series. When it was introduced that year, the Lincoln Mark IVs under this series were actually holding colors, trims, and interior choices designed by fashion designers. Each of the designer signed at the opera window, plus a name engraved on the gold plated plaque on the instrument panels. There were four designers that time that took their time to show off their craft using Lincoln Mark IV. The series comprised of the Bill Blass Edition, the Cartier Edition, the Givenchy Edition, and the Pucci Edition.

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