Category Archives: Fast Five Facts

Fast Facts: Windshield Wiper

A windshield wiper is a device which moves a rubber blade back and forth to clean the windshield, operated electrically. In the early years, the windshield wiper was actuated by vacuum or by compressed air to remove rain water, moisture, dead insects

Fast Facts: Types of constructions

The basic structure or shell is what holds the components of a vehicle for it to be called an automobile. The shell or frame as I can put it, acts as a support to the drivetrain, suspension system, wheels, tyres, steering system to name a few. What

Fast Facts: Glove box

The simple definition of glove box - storage space allocated inside the dashboard with a lid. The glove box or glove compartment is part of the dashboard. It is a storage area provided just above the front passenger's footwell. It is used to store

Fast Facts: Vehicle Immobilizer

There are ignition and steering-wheel locks to protect your car from being stolen. But modern cars come with factory-fitted immobilizers which help protect your car from gaining unauthorized access. Once you switch off the ignition, lock the doors

Fast Facts: LPG Vehicles

1) LPG powered vehicles are extremely economical for those who drive long distances. 2) If we keep the level of technology as the same, the emissions from a LPG engine are far less than what you'd get with a diesel or a petrol engine. This is because

Fast Facts: Turbochargers

1. A turbocharger doesn't increase the power output and efficiency of a car directly. The turbocharger just increases the efficiency of the engine. 2. A turbocharger consists of a turbine to use the pressure of the exhaust gases to drive an air-compressor

Fast Facts: Antilock Braking System (ABS)

1. Antilock Braking Systems (ABS) are safety devices which prevent wheel lockup during braking and ensure that the wheel is tractable even while braking and hence ensuring the steeribility and stability of the vehicle. 2. The Antilock Braking System

Fast Facts: Airbags

1. Airbags were first offered by GM in America on its luxury vehicles Buick, Cadillac and Oldsmobile. In 1980, Mercedes Benz offered driver side airbags that worked in tandem with seat belt pre-tensioners. Porsche was the first to offer driver side

Fast Facts: Seat Belts

1. Seat belts are considered as one of the most important inventions in the field of automotive safety, it has saved over a million lives world wide. 2. The three-point seat belt was first introduced by Volvo in 1959 and seat belt pretensioners were