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The 8 Best Sports Cars in the World

The 8 Best Sports Cars in the World

The best sports cars come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Whatever your tastes, we are sure you can find something interesting in your favorite sports car. A sports car shows the personality of someone who is sporty and likes competition. And of course, fulfill your desire for speed and performance. Welcoming the end of 2021, here is a list of the 10 best new sports cars of the year.

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The list below does not reflect any order, as they are the best. Of course, the choice of this car is very subjective. If you have other options, please write them in the comments below.

Bugatti Chiron

This is the best sports car in the world. The Bugatti Chiron was chosen as the fastest car in the world. It is inseparable from an 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine that uses four turbochargers and can produce 1500 horsepower. The world’s fastest car is said to reach a top speed of 420 km / h and is combined with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that is transmitted to all four wheels. It’s no wonder that Bugati Chiron’s price reaches $ 3 million, or Rp40 billion, with advanced technology.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire

Bugatti La Voiture Noire

The Bugatti La Voiture Noire became the most expensive sports car with a selling price of IDR 190.6 billion in 2019 to a Bugatti customer. If you look closely, this car seems to be inspired by the Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe Aero No. 57453 in 1936 which has the name “La Voiture Noire”. For specifications, this car has a luxurious black streamlined body. In addition, the La Voiture Noire bespoke body combines elements of carbon fiber and “Black Carbon Glossy” paint for a dramatic sensation. There are also some unique body details, such as a 3D-printed grille and six exhausts at the back. Interior matters, Bugatti La Voiture Noire no doubt. Bugatti provides Havana Brown leather wrapped with aluminum accents and rosewood switches. Bugatti La Voiture Noire is equipped with a W16 quad-turbo engine with a capacity of 7,993 cc. The engine is claimed to be able to produce 1,500 hp and 1,600 Nm of torque.

McLaren 720S

McLaren 720S is a sports car or supercar with a very light body and an aerodynamic design. This car is capable of producing 720 Horsepoer power, thanks to a 4.0 Liter V8 twin-tubo engine combined with a rear-wheel drive system and a seven-speed automatic transmission. In order to get the most out of its performance, McLaren provides additional drift modes consisting of Comfort, Sport, and Track which are ready to trigger the adrenaline of the rider.

Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

LaFerrari Aperta successfully became a sports car with the most expensive price. It is priced at Rp. 94.14 billion. This expensive sports car is wrapped in gloss black color in all parts of the body. While on the wheel rims sport black color. On the front and rear wheel arches, there are red accents that give a dashing impression. The interior of the LaFerrari Aperta is dominated by black leather with red accents on various sides. Carbon fiber is also displayed in Gloss Black color.

Koenigsegg Regera

Speaking of the most expensive cars, Koenigsegg’s best sports cars are certainly one of them. Now, one of the most expensive is the Koenigseggera. The car is said to be able to produce over 1500 horsepower thanks to a hybrid engine that combines a 5.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine with three electric motors. Its accelerating capacity goes from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and can reach 249 mph in 30 seconds, which is amazing.

Pagani Huayra Tricolore

The Pagani Huayra Tricolore is lined up as the most expensive luxury car in the world to be sold in 2021. This car is only sold as many as three units. This makes the price of the Pagani Huayra Tricolore car priced at US $ 6.5 million or around Rp. 92.2 billion (exchange rate of Rp. 14,194/US$). In terms of appearance, Pagani looks to adopt a Frecce Tricolori jet, namely the Aermacchi MB-339A P.A.N. One of the striking parts is the striping of the tricolore, aka the Italian flag, which is emblazoned on the side. This 1,270 kilogram car is powered by a custom-built 6.9 liter V12 twin turbo engine. This car is capable of producing power of 829 horsepower and torque of 811-lb-ft. For matters of performance, Pagani is presented with an airflow system that makes the aerodynamics of a sports car smoother and can accelerate faster.

There are many other sports cars on the market. We only choose what we think is best and what we like the most. Unfortunately, not all the best sports cars that we convey will be officially marketed in Indonesia. Some of them have to be purchased through imported luxury cars which can cost many times more. After all, not everyone can buy the car above, and it’s only a dream when it can be achieved.

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Dozens of Classic Porsches Were Left Damaged by Their Owners

Porsche, this German automotive brand often presents a row of sports cars that have attractive designs. Including the Porsche 928 which is currently one of the most sought-after car models because of its classic shape.

But did you know, recently at least 13 Porsche 928 units were found abandoned and abandoned by their owners?

At least a dozen Porsche 928s were found by Facebook user Steve Rhodes, who accidentally found them while searching for a location for the Westworld television show near the old North Moorpark mine, Ventura County, California, United States (US).

“One of the friends of the (land) owner asked to keep some car. And almost never come back,” Rhodes said in his post which was also reported by Carscoops.

From a number of photos taken by Rhodes, at least the 13 cars are Porsche 928 types with 4.5 liters and 5.0-liter engines. The conditions also vary, ranging from faded paint, peeling varnish and of course all covered in dust.

He also mentioned that the relatively dry conditions in California did not prevent the body of the Porsche 988, which is made of galvanized steel and aluminum panels, from corroding.

However, it is certain that the car’s electrical system is now weak and problematic because it has long been abandoned by its owner.

Posche 928 is a Game Car

Although the 13 Porsche 928s are in a problematic condition, it seems that this will not happen if collectors know about the existence of these cars.

The reason is, if car lovers are interested in the car, then it is not impossible even though the shape is erratic, they are willing to remodel it. However, this did not happen to the 13th owner of the now-abandoned Porsche 928.

“That guy is still around here to have it, but seems to have lost interest in getting it fixed. Even I was told he (the owner) would not sell it,” said Rhodes.

Rhodes also argues, although this type of car is now being hunted by collectors, it seems that this will only be a figment. Because anyone who thinks can see or buy this car is definitely not easy. Because the area is very private.

“There is no way to get to this property area. There was only one way in and the gate was huge. They also have video cameras at the gates,” he explained.

This means that the Porsche 928s are likely to break down in time unless the owner changes his mind to repair or sell them.

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10 Cars That Influenced the World Automotive Industry and Worth Buying

When it comes to world automotive history, especially four-wheelers or cars, of course, there are some of the most influential and capable of changing the world’s automotive industry such as the Ford Model T, Volkswagen Beetle, BMC or Austin Mini, and also the Jeep Willys.

However, the cars mentioned above are now over, aka no longer being produced. Even if there is a form, it is likely only in a museum or owned by a collector.

However, there are several other cars that are no less influential on the development of the world’s automotive industry and currently still have many fans because they follow automotive development trends. One of these brands can be found here by 100Ofertaers.

Therefore, there is nothing wrong if you wants to own one of these cars.

Here’s the list:

1. Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is a car that was born in the sports car class since 1960. Well, the Porsche 911 car to this day maintains its DNA as a sports car.

2. Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla may be one of the best-selling cars in the universe. The car, which was born in 1966, has sold more than 40 million units and is traded in 150 countries. Even recently, Toyota developed the Corolla with an SUV design.

3. Audi TT

The Audi TT, a German car that was produced around 1998, was inspired by the design of the Bauhaus (a school of art and design in Germany) which made people fall in love for the first time.

Yes, since this car is shown a modern design. As is the case in the music world, where The Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Led Zeppelin were able to influence music for decades. Likewise with the Audi TT.

4. Toyota RAV4

Many crossover-style cars appeared, but the RAV4 became history because this car combines the practicality of an everyday car and also the off-road capabilities of an SUV. Fact that is happening today, the RAV4 is one of the best-selling cars in America.

5. Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang, this muscular car is unquestionably great. Even since its presence in 1965, in the first year, the Mustang was sold, 400,000 units. The car with the horse logo is also considered to be an affordable sports coupe and the largest population in history.

6. Land Rover Range Rover

If you’re currently driving a nice and comfortable SUV, then 100Ofertaers has Land Rover to thank. Because, this car was originally used by farmers in England, but as many skippers in urban areas chose the Range Rover as a means of transportation, Land Rover made this generation of cars a more comfortable and luxurious vehicle. This is also the beginning of comfortable and luxurious SUVs around the world.

7. Lexus LS

When it comes to premium European cars, not a few people ask which car is the most wanted? Maybe the answer is a BMW 7 Series or a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It’s just that this car is still considered quite expensive.

But in the ’90s the Lexus LS appeared. This car is an alternative in the middle of luxury cars made in Germany. Even LS is considered easier to maintain and the price is not too expensive.

The appearance of the Lexus LS made several other cars appear such as the Chevrolet K900 and Genesis G80.

8. MINI Cooper

The MINI Cooper may be a very small car. However, the MINI Cooper, a car aimed at young people is considered an inspiring vehicle for retro style, fun, attractive, and of course still looks stylish.

9. Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius first appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1995. Two years later, the Toyota Prius finally became the first hybrid car to be mass-sold.

The existence of the Toyota Prius with hybrid technology has also become a pioneer and the emergence of other hybrid cars.

10. Tesla Model S

When people know about the emergence of electric cars, it turns out that the enthusiasm is not so positive. But the signs that electric cars are getting more and more favored are none other than the presence of the Tesla Model S.

However, Elon Musk, who became the Co-Founder of Tesla cars, seems to be very right, when he offers that artificial electric vehicles are not only sophisticated but also have affordable prices. Not only the Tesla Model S, this car brand from the United States also presents the Tesla Roadster, then the Tesla Model X.

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Newly Launched, KIA EV6 Immediately Beats Ferrari et al in the Drag Race Test

KIA has just released its newest electric car, the EV6. This car immediately defeated several of its opponents such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Mercedes-Benz, in drag racing, aka straight track racing.

The South Korean automotive company released the latest electric car KIA EV6. Not only creating environmentally-friendly vehicles, but KIA also builds an electric vehicle that has high performance. This high-performance version is named as KIA EV6 GT.

As an illustration, the KIA EV6 GT uses a pair of 77.4 kWh electric motors, which can produce a peak power of around 577 hp and 740 Nm of torque. On paper, this electric car can reach speeds of 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds or faster than the Porsche Taycan 4S.

To test the performance of the electric engine, the KIA EV6 GT conducted a drag race with a distance of about 400 meters. The EV6 GT competes with well-known brands in the sportscar world such as the Lamborghini Urus SUV, Ferrari California, Porsche 911, Mercedes-AMG GT, and McLaren 570S.

When the race started, it was seen that the KIA EV6 GT could be faster than its opponent thanks to the instant torque of an electric car. Until it reaches the finish line, EV6 GT opponents such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, and Mercedes-AMG are left behind. But in the end, the one who managed to touch the finish line first was the McLaren 570S.

Seeing this performance, of course, can be a signal for well-known European sports car brands to be more alert to Asian automotive brands that are starting to show significant developments in the sports car world.

For information, the KIA EV6 went on sale in several countries this year. In the UK, this car starts at £40,895 (Rp 820.2 million) for the base variant, and if you want to have a GT type you have to pay an extra £58,295 (Rp 1.169 billion).

For an electric car, it can be said that it is expensive, but there was a gambler who bought it immediately when the car was first released. From the news circulating, the person immediately came to the KIA showroom to book the car.

After being investigated, it turned out that the person had won the jackpot several times from playing online soccer gambling. The guy was playing on a platform called Sbobet, which offers various types of games. If you are interested and in a need of good sites, this might be the best option you could get for now. One of their branch sites that resides in Indonesia, called Yukbola, offers various good promotions that can be claimed daily. Go get them!

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Turn a blind eye to electric cars, Toyota car boycott emerges in the United States

The Toyota car boycott movement or action emerged in the United States because it was considered to be deliberately slowing the progress and production of electric cars. According to Electric, the boycott was initiated by the founder of the Plug-In America Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Paul Scott.

Honda Bz4X the one and only electric car from Honda

In this action, Paul Scott asked all Americans to stop buying Toyota cars. This was requested because Toyota seemed to deliberately suppress the acceleration of electric cars in Uncle Sam’s country. Not only from internal policies, but Toyota has also slowed down by conducting special lobbying with the United States government regarding electric cars.

“Toyota deserves a boycott because they still want us to depend on gasoline,” said Paul Scott.

Paul Scott is not alone, recently as many as 15 NGOs concerned with the environment asked to meet with Toyota North America President and CEO Tetsuo Ogawa. They wanted to confirm Toyota’s turning a blind eye to the development of pure electric cars. In addition, they want to confirm steps Toyota has lobbied the United States government to reduce the incentives given to electric cars.

“Their move to the government actually makes us move away from the vision to create a better environment. We want Toyota to provide full support and policies for pure electric cars,” he explained.

Currently, Toyota seems to be holding back in the production of electric cars. When world car companies are competing to make electric cars, Toyota is even more focused on making hybrid cars that still depend on gasoline. Currently, they only have one electric car, the Toyota BZ4X. It’s still in concept form. The only electric car that they made in production was actually present under another name, namely the Lexus UX300e.

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Goodbye Bumblebee a.k.a Chevrolet Camaro, Production of Camaro is discontinued in 2024

General Motors (GM) will stop production of the Chevrolet Camaro in 2024. This production stoppage is actually a year earlier considering the previous news. What is certain according to Automotive News, the car known as the Bumblebee will stop in the seventh generation. This cessation of production automatically has an impact on the cessation of production of the Chevrolet Camaro at its factory in Lansing, Michigan, United States.

General Motors itself will replace the United States muscle car with an electric sports sedan. It’s just that it is not certain whether the electric sports car will be named the Chevrolet Camaro or not. The plan is that the electric sports sedan will be launched in 2025.

Camaro Replacement Car

Unfortunately, General Motors is still tightly closing the details of the replacement car for the Chevr by Camaro. Caradvice site mentions most likely the electric sports sedan will use the latest battery made by General Motors, Ultium. In addition, the car will be given a choice of two wheel drive systems, namely rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. The choice of two-wheel drive is believed to be able to provide a sporty driving experience.

The euthanasia of the Chevrolet Camaro is known to have occurred because of General Motors’ all-out plan towards electrification. The car company, led by Mary Barra, has poured huge funds, USD37 billion or equivalent to Rp529.7 trillion to produce various types of new electric cars.

It’s just that the plan automatically takes the victims of existing conventional cars. Apart from the Chevrolet Camaro, which will be euthanized, other Chevrolet cars that will experience the same thing are the Chevrolet Spark city car and the Chevrolet Malibu sedan.

The cessation of production also makes the Chevrolet Corvette the only sports car in the Chevrolet body. The Chevrolet Corvette itself is certainly still breathing. Because General Motors will present a hybrid Chevrolet Corvette in 2023.

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Car ECU Components, and Explanation

Modern cars with the latest technology already use the ECU or Electronic Control Unit. This car ECU component is very useful for four-wheeled vehicles that already use injection technology. However, the actual ECU is not a new technology.

Let’s look at the function of the ECU on the car, the type of ECU, the cause of the damaged ECU and how to fix it, as well as the price of the car ECU.

ECU Function on Car

The function of the car ECU component is as the main electronic circuit system to control other parts. The ECU can affect the car, some of which are as below:

  • Mixing fuels easily and precisely
    For the car to run, the fuel must be mixed with air. This car’s ECU components can mix it properly because the system is already computerized. Before using the ECU, fuel mixing, engine rotation speed, and ignition timing are done mechanically. The ECU makes this process easier.
  • More precise fuel supply
    The fuel used during the combustion process must also be appropriate. The ECU that already uses a computer program can access the data so that the movement of the engine according to the needs of the fuel dose.
  • Determine the fuel injection duration
    In addition to the number, the ECU also serves to determine the duration of fuel injection. So that the injector can supply fuel at the most appropriate time. The combustion process becomes optimal.
  • Setting up other systems
    In addition to the car’s combustion system, using the ECU can also regulate other systems such as the engine cooling fan, turning on the car alarm, identifying car keys, car air conditioning, and other functions.
  • Indicates component damage
  • With the ECU component, the car can also detect component damage, and then the damage is displayed on the dashboard. So the driver does not need to check the components too often.

Car ECU Component Type

ECU turns out to have at least 7 types, including TCM, ECM, BCM, and others. What do all these types mean?

  1. TCM (Transmission Control Module)
    This TCM is a module in cars with automatic transmissions. The function of this module is to adjust the transmission shift according to engine RPM and driving conditions.
  2. ECM (Engine Control Module)
    This type of ECU regulates engine work. The engine work starts from starting, turning on the spark plugs, supplying fuel, to the engine cooling process.
  3. BCM (Body Control Module)
    This car ECU component regulates the work of the car’s electrical system. Among them are lights, wipers, horns, to entertainment features in the car cabin on the dashboard.
  4. PCM (Powertrain Control Module)
    As the name suggests, this module regulates the performance of the power train. So that the flow of power from the engine to the wheels runs efficiently. This module is found on cars with four-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
  5. ABS Control Module
    This module is used in cars with brake systems that have ABS technology. This module plays a role so that the tires do not slip and regulate braking when driving on slippery roads. It can be said to also play a role in safety systems such as ESC (Electronic Stability System) and HSA (Hill Start Assist).
  6. HVAC Control Module
    This ECU module plays a role in controlling the circulation in the car cabin according to the weather conditions outside. This module is found in cars with automatic air conditioning systems.
  7. Airbag Control Module
    The last is the ECU module to develop airbags (airbags) when there is a hard impact on the car.

Causes and Characteristics of a Damaged Car ECU

Car ECU components can be damaged, just like any other car component. When the car’s ECU is damaged, it will be very troublesome. This damage generally occurs due to several things, for example, the long-distance traveled and the old age of the vehicle. Injection cars aged 10 years and over are usually susceptible to this damage.

Some of the characteristics below you can feel when the ECU component is damaged. If you feel or find the signs below, you should check at the nearest repair shop.

  1. Difficulty starting the car.
  2. The use of fuel becomes wasteful even though the distance is not too far.
  3. The engine often stalls when the car is moving.
  4. Engine power feels reduced and heavy when driving.
  5. The check engine light on the dashboard continues to light up. It could also be that the lights go out completely.

How to Repair ECU

Before taking the car to the repair shop, you should know what the repair shop mechanic will do for repairs when the car’s ECU is damaged. So you can discuss with the technician when doing their job.

First, the mechanic will check the PCB path. whether the line is exposed to liquid or there are broken parts. Second, the electronic components on the car’s legs will be checked. Then the third, the Elco (electrolyte capacitor or electrolytic capacitor) of the car will be replaced with Farad (unit of electrical capacitance) and the same voltage.

If necessary, a physical inspection will be carried out to determine the location of the damage as a whole. In addition, maybe the car will also be dismantled so that the components in the car can be checked with a multitester.

Car ECU Price

What if it turns out that the car’s ECU cannot be repaired? The solution is to replace the car’s ECU as a whole. Car ECU components have a price of around IDR 1 million and above. This price depends on the type of car and its quality.

There are also used or removed ECUs from other cars. The price can be cheaper if you use a used ECU. Meanwhile, as mentioned above, the price is also influenced by the sophistication and type of car. European cars usually have a higher ECU price than Japanese cars.

For example, the ECU price for the Toyota Avanza is only Rp. 2 million, while for the Camry it can be Rp. 4 million. ECU prices for European cars can be much more expensive, up to IDR 30 million. This includes coding services.

Therefore, you need to carry out regular car maintenance so that you can detect early if there is damage to the car’s ECU components.

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List of 25 Best Selling Cars of 2020 in the United States

2020 has been completed, a number of car manufacturers in the United States (US) have reported their sales performance throughout the last year. Many manufacturers complain that 2020 will be a tough year for the automotive industry.

At the beginning of the year, the movement of car sales went well. However, once the coronavirus (Covid-19) broke out in the US in the middle of the year, making car sales were battered. Although the situation at the end of the year began to show improvement.

Despite falling sales, there are several car models that actually recorded positive results compared to the previous year.

Car and Driver have calculated the sales figures for each car model from various brands. His party made a list of the 25 best-selling cars in the US throughout 2020.

List of 2020 Best Selling Cars in the US from Bottom:

  1. Toyota 4Runner 129,052 units (2% down compared to 2019)
  2. Ford Transit 131,556 units (down 15% compared to 2019)
  3. Jeep Cherokee 135,855 units (down 29% compared to 2019)
  4. Nissan Altima 137,988 units (down 34% compared to 2019)
  5. Mazda CX-5 146,420 units (down 5.3% compared to 2019)
  6. Subaru Outback 153,294 units (down 15% compared to 2019)
  7. Subaru Forester 176,996 units (down 2% compared to 2019)
  8. Ford Escape 178,496 units (down 26% compared to 2019)
  9. Honda Accord 199,458 units (down 26% compared to 2019)
  10. Jeep Wrangler 201,311 units (down 12% compared to 2019)
  11. Jeep Grand Cherokee 209,786 units (down 14% compared to 2019)
  12. Toyota Highlander 212,276 units (down 11% compared to 2019)
  13. Ford Explorer 226,217 units (up 21% compared to 2019)
  14. Nissan Rogue 227,935 units (down 35% compared to 2019)
  15. Toyota Corolla 237,178 units (down 22% compared to 2019)
  16. Toyota Tacoma 238,806 units (down 4% compared to 2019)
  17. GMC Sierra 253,016 units (9% up from 2019)
  18. Honda Civic 261,225 units (down 20% compared to 2019)
  19. Chevrolet Equinox 270,994 units (down 22% compared to 2019)
  20. Toyota Camry 294,348 units (down 13% compared to 2019)
  21. Honda CR-V 333,502 units (down 13% compared to 2019)
  22. Toyota RAV4 430,387 units (down 4% compared to 2019)
  23. Ram pick-up trucks 563,676 units (down 11% compared to 2019)
  24. Chevrolet Silverado 586,675 units (up 3.2% compared to 2019)
  25. Ford F-Series 787,422 units (down 12% compared to 2019).

Popular US Pickup Trucks

The Ford F-Series is the best-selling car in the United States. This is reasonable considering that the pickup truck was very popular there for 44 years. In addition to pickup trucks, SUVs and crossover types also have many fans, this can be seen from the list above. Where SUVs and crossovers dominate.

The mid-size sedan still has the appeal of the Civic, Altima, and Corolla. Likewise, large sedans such as the Accord and Camry, still have fans.

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Know the Benefits of Tune Up Cars for Better Performance

Car mechanic working in auto repair service.

Not only regular service, the car also needs a tune up. There are many benefits of car tune-up that you can feel to increase safety and driving comfort. Starting from maintaining engine performance, extending the life of components, and others.

Let’s look at the benefits of a car tune-up, the cost, the difference between a regular tune-up and service, and also when is the right time for a tune-up.

Benefits of Routinely Tune Up Cars

Tune up is often considered trivial when the car still feels comfortable to use. As a result, you may forget to tune up for years. In fact, a number of the benefits of a tune up below are very important for your car, you know.

  1. Optimized engine performance
    As we know that a car that is used continuously will reduce its performance. In fact, maintaining engine performance is very important. Performing regular tune-ups not only maintains the performance of the car’s engine but also increases the power produced. The main thing when doing a car tune-up is checking the engine.
    Examples of engine parts are checking engine oil, transmission oil, axle oil, and other fluids. When mechanics focus on checking this machine, the process is carried out optimally. The benefits of a car tune-up can be felt when driving on any terrain that can be passed comfortably.
  1. Ensure the function of air filter and valve clearance
    In addition to engine components, air filter components are also the focus when doing tune up. When tune up, the air filter will be cleaned. The reason is that the problematic air filter will also affect the engine performance.
    In addition to checking the function of the air filter, during a tune-up, you will also check the spark plug wire gap and valve gap. The spark plug gap is usually dirty and a dirty spark plug gap will interfere with the amount of fire that comes out. In addition, the interaction of spark plugs and compression pressure can also change the spark plug gap. In addition, the valve clearance also needs to be checked and reset according to standards.
  1. Maintain component performance
    If above we discussed the overall engine performance, the benefit of the next car tune up is to maintain the performance of the components. Because when doing a tune up every component will be seen and checked in detail. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure that the components work stable and function properly. So that driving becomes safer and of course comfortable.
  1. Avoid further damage
    By maintaining and ensuring the components of the car engine, damage can be avoided from the start. Components that are damaged and not repaired immediately because they are not caught will make the damage worse.
    So, if you feel there is a problem with the components or not, you still need to do a tune up. If you feel a problem with the car engine, you can explain it to the repair shop so that the repair shop immediately checks the condition according to the symptoms you describe.
  1. Save maintenance costs
    When there are components that are badly damaged and must be replaced, of course the costs incurred will be greater as well. Therefore, one of the benefits of a tune up is to minimize maintenance costs because damaged components are immediately detected.
  1. Extend the life of the car
    The benefit of the next car tune up is to extend the life of the car. A well-functioning component and a well-maintained car engine is the best combination to extend the life of a car. Cars that are diligently cared for and tuned up will feel new and powerful.
  1. Increase comfort while driving
    If the condition of the car is good, of course we will feel safe and comfortable when driving. Especially if you plan to travel long distances. Vehicle safety and comfort are number one. Therefore, don’t miss the tune-up time.

That’s 7 benefits of car tune-up if done regularly.

Difference between Tune Up and Periodic Service

Hands of car mechanic in auto repair service.

So, what is the difference between tune up and regular periodic service?
Many assume that tune up is the same as regular service. In fact, the goals are different and the actions taken by the mechanics of the workshop are also different. Tune-up is indeed done at the same time as performing routine services. But the variety of work performed is more complex and thorough.

The components that are checked during the tune up include the air filter, throttle body, spark plugs, battery, fan belt, brake lining, and cleaning the combustion chamber. Meanwhile, during service, they usually only check the air filter, injection system, car fluid, and check the brakes. It’s not even checked if you don’t ask the mechanic for it.

When the tune up and the repair shop find a problem with the component and it needs to be replaced, it is possible that the component must also be replaced. Therefore, because many components are inspected plus component replacement, the costs required during tune ups can also be greater.

When is the Right Time to Tune Up a Car?

Tune up can be done in conjunction with routine car service. Usually at the time of 5,000-6,000 km. But to maximize the benefits of car tune-up, you can do it every 3 months.

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How to Service Your Own Car Radiator & Tips for Caring for It

It turns out that it’s not difficult to clean a clogged radiator or clogged radiator or clogged radiator. How do you service a car radiator yourself?

The material and process for servicing the car radiator itself are quite easy. The tools used are simple, easy to get and the price is cheap, the process is not too complicated.

Before starting to do a guide on how to service a car radiator yourself, you need to know the parts of the radiator. There are three important parts to the radiator, namely the upper tank (top tank), lower water tank, and the core tank which is the core part of the car radiator.

How to Service Your Own Car Radiator

Usually, the cause of a damaged, clogged, or clogged car radiator is the age of the vehicle and the use of inappropriate water, such as lime water, well water, or it could be because the radiator water is rarely replaced. Here’s how to service a car radiator.

  1. Prepare the necessary materials
    Prepare the materials needed to clean the car radiator, namely gallon water, radiator coolant or special fluid for radiators, and liquid to clean radiators.

You can clean the radiator core using radiator coolant, radiator super coolant, or antifreeze coolant protector. This special radiator water is considered the most suitable for cleaning the build-up of scale on the radiator compared to ordinary water.

Moreover, if the vehicle often overheats, then the radiator coolant, radiator super coolant, and antifreeze, and coolant protector have a high boiling point compared to ordinary water to provide optimal cooling for your car. However, if you are used to using plain water, it is also not a problem.

  1. Drain radiator water
    Before draining the car radiator, make sure the car is cold. Opening the radiator tank cap when the engine is hot is very dangerous. There is an easy way to drain or clean the radiator. Do it when the water volume has shown at the lower tank point or the bottom of the tank.

How to empty the radiator water is to open the faucet under the radiator tank. Radiator water must be completely drained, there should be no residue. Drain the radiator water can also be done through the radiator water hose at the bottom. The trick, the hose is removed first. The use of this hose can expedite the flow of water.

  1. Clean the radiator water hose
    A car radiator component that is no less important to clean is the radiator water hose. It’s useless if the radiator is clean, but the hose is still dirty. This dirty hose can cause crust on the car engine. So, one way to service a car radiator is to clean the radiator water hose.

How to clean the radiator hose is to remove the hose and then spray water into it. Do this until no dirt remains in the hose.

  1. Clean the radiator core
    After cleaning the radiator hoses, the next step is to clean the radiator core. The core tank or radiator core can be done by filling the water in the radiator until the output water is clean water.

To clean this core, you must use a clean radiator hose. You can clean the radiator core using radiator coolant, radiator super coolant, or antifreeze coolant protector. However, if you don’t find radiator coolant, you can use regular gallons of water.

Note: Avoid using well water or groundwater which has a high lime content because it will rust more quickly.

  1. Start the car engine to drain the radiator water
    After the tank cap is installed again, then start the car engine to clean the car radiator. Warm up the engine for about 15 minutes. Wait until the thermostat rises to the middle position until the radiator water that comes out is smooth and clear. If it is completely empty, turn off the machine again.
  2. Repeat radiator cleaning
    If the engine is cold, then refill the radiator until it is full. Then close the tank. Restart the engine until the radiator water drains out. Repeat this step two to three times to make sure that there is no scale adhering to the radiator. This is done so that the remaining cleaning fluid can also be lifted through the radiator output water.
  3. Close the faucet, reinstall the hose, and check the condition of the radiator
    When the radiator is clean, you can close the faucet again and attach the hose. Then, refill the radiator with radiator water. Add a little radiator coolant so that the quality of the water flowing into the engine can be better and last longer because it prevents scale build-up.

After that, you can close the tank and restart the car engine. Heat a few moments. After that, turn off the engine and check the condition of the radiator again. If the water is reduced, then do not add water, but add radiator coolant.

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