Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mercedes Benz E55 AMG: World’s Fastest Wagon

Mercedes Benz E55 AMG
The new E55 AMG wagon packs power of 469 horsepower & 0-to-60 mph times of four.6 seconds with its five.5-liter supercharged AMG V8 engine. It's high-performance four-wheel disc brakes with oversize perforated & ventilated rotors with multi-piston calipers.

The exclusive new wagon also comes with AMG aerodynamic bodywork with AMG 18-inch alloy wheels with staggered tires. Inside, black Birdseye maple trim is standard, as well as special AMG gauges & sport seats completed in nappa leather.

Air suspension from the S-Class, called Airmatic DC (for Dual Control), is standard on the E55 AMG models. Airmatic suspension makes use of sensors that monitor road conditions, driving style & cornering forces to be positive that the process always chooses the best air spring & shock absorber settings. The process can switch between different damping profiles in a fraction of a second, & the driver can also select from pre-set suspension response programs.

Standard to the E55 AMG wagon are four-zone climate control that allows different temperature settings for the rear outboard passengers as well as the driver & front passenger. Also standard on the both the E55 AMG wagon & sedan models is a harman kardon Logic 7 audio process that features seven-channel surround sound, concert-quality output & 12 high-end speakers.

A used sports suspension for the CLS55 AMG that is based on the Mercedes-Benz semi-active air suspension with giant vented & perforated disc brakes carryover staggered 19-inch wheels with 255/35 tires in front & 285/30 at the rear. To help handle all the power, the ESP process can apply the brakes on wheel to transfer torque to the wheels with better traction, achieving much the same effect as a limited-slip differential.

Monday, June 18, 2012

How to Makes Your Car Looks Like New

washing the car
Some automobile owners think rainwater is the only enemy to their automobile, but bird droppings, highway bugs, atmospheric pollution & road salt can also ruin the beauty of your automobile.

Plenty of owners think fighting these ever-diligent adversaries is a daunting task, so they don't usually bother, but truthfully, it is simpler than they think.

First, spray water gently to thoroughly wet the surface of the vehicle. This light rinse helps to loosen the dirt on the vehicle. Then divide your automobile in to sections: the top, the hood, the trunk, the right side & the left side. Start from the top, move on to the hood & the trunk, & then concentrate on the right side & the left side. Washing ought to always be completed gentle such that the dirt won't scratch the body of your automobile. Re-wet & then rinse each section, finishing in the same order- top, hood, trunk & sides.

Step one: Washing
Polishing ought to only be completed a tiny section at a time. Add an even coating of polish onto a towel, & then apply to the vehicle surface gently in tiny, even & circular motions. Start at the top & working your way down to the trunk & hood, finally ending with the sides. The polish ought to be allowed to sit on the paint surfaces for at least to0 minutes. After this time, remove the residue with a different cotton towel by pressing firmly on the surfaces. The same procedure may be applied to all other sections.

Step two: Polishing
Use a soft & neat terry cloth towel to apply wax to a tiny section of the automobile. The application of wax to the automobile can be completed similar to how polishing has been carried out. The only difference is you ought to wait until the wax has dried to a slight haze. In the event you are striving, repeat the whole technique again, adding a second coat of wax to the vehicle.

Step three: Waxing
And there you have it! You've removed the dirt & grime; polished away the tiny spots & scratches; & added another layer of protection to your vehicle's finish. By now your automobile ought to glitter like it did the first day you got it.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

History of Car Pinstriping

Car Pinstriping
Custom pinstripes started appearing on automobiles in the mid-1950s. Although pinstriping had been on cars long before that, the last American automobile to appear with auto pinstriping had been made by General Motors in the late 30's. For those individuals with muscle or sports cars, customizing their ride is an important part of owning and showcasing the vehicle, and pinstriping is a final touch.
Did you know pinstriping has a long history? Even before the invention of automobiles, pinstriping was used as a decorative decoration for horse and buggy carriages.
Mechanical pin striping is the best way to stripe larger vehicles- trucks, vans, or station wagons. The benefit is it lays down stripes of constant width, letting you focus attention on getting the stripe oriented properly along your working surface. You can set up your stripe lines using magnetic pinstriping strips with middle grooves designed to be paint templates. They hold fast to steel surfaces, and can also work as guidea for your hand.
Pinstripes are often painted in colors: that sets off the body color, and another, narrow line, in a color contrasted with the stripe to make it stand out.
Freehand pinstriping is the most difficult process, requiring the most practice to master, but permits unrestricted creativity. The simplest plan for a freehand striping beginner is to lay a strip of masking tape down about a quarter inch from where you require the completed line to be, and then use this tape as visual guiding for your stripes. Whatever you do, don't use regular masking tape, or your pinstriping paint will bleed under the edge. Get some auto body masking tape from an auto supply store.
Striping with stencil tape is also popular. There's several types of stencil tape that are suitable for auto pinstriping applications. Stencil tape striping makes use of brushes, and a specialized pinstriping brush is an essential ingredient in a successful project. Stencil tape lets you apply different color stripes without needing the other stripes to dry.
No matter what process you use, pinstriping is of the finest ways to make your vehicle unique. like anything else worth doing right, practice makes priceless results but having the best equipment you can get your hands on helps .

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2006 Pontiac G6 Coupe Redefines Performance

2006 Pontiac G6 Coupe"The G6 coupe and convertible are uniquely Pontiac vehicles that are great additions to the family started by the G6 sedan," said Jim Bunnell, Pontiac-GMC general manager. "The G6 coupe delivers outstanding performance and generous interior room, and the G6 is the only hardtop convertible that has room for four adults."
Both the G6 coupe and G6 convertible will be available in GT and GTP models. The GTPs will feature a 240 HP 3.9L OHV V6 coupled to a 4-speed automatic with manual shift mode or a 6-speed manual in the coupe and sedan models - a package that targets driving enthusiasts.
From styling to interior fit, finish and materials quality, interior room to driving dynamics, the new G6 is a solid step up from the old model. The coupe and convertible models have all-new body panels rearward of the A-pillars. Large, wraparound rear light on both models create a distinct look compared to the G6 sedan. LED-lit Center High Mounted Stop Lamps (CHMSLs) on the coupe and convertible differ from the traditional incandescent bulbs of the sedan's CHMSL. The coupe's CHMSL is located at the base of the back window, while the convertible's is a wider lamp incorporated into the decklid, making a distinct design element.
Powered by the 3.5L V-6, GT models produce 200 HP (149 kw) at 4800 rpm with 220 lb.-ft. of torque (302 Nm) at 4400 rpm. The 3500 engine is backed by the Hydra-Matic 4T45-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission system with manual shift mode.
The GTP models are powered by an all-new 3.9L HO V-6, which is rated at 240 HP (179 kw) at 5900 rpm with 245 lb.-ft. of torque (339 Nm) at 2800 rpm. It is paired in the standard bundle with the Hydra-Matic 4T65-E with manual shift mode. It also is available with a six-speed manual transmission system in the G6 coupe.
The GTs use the 4T45-E Hydra-Matic, and the GTPs apply the 4T65-E Hydra-Matic, both with a manual shift mode rendered superfluous with only four forward gears

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Test Driving Your Car

Test Driving a CarGetting a new car thrills and excites. Sometimes it is easy to get carried away in our initial response to a car. No matter how much you like a certain vehicle, take it for a long, serious test drive.
You should first plan on spending as long as possible on your test drive. Fifteen minutes Is not enough time. You want to thoroughly examine the car and definitely have a car-mechanic check it out.
Take a look at the vehicle overall. Do the body parts line up? Does the paint match? Will doors open and close easily? Do the tires look like they wear evenly?
Check under the hood. You may not know exactly what you’re looking at, but that is okay. Look for leaky hoses, worn belts, and dirty oil. Ask the dealer to show you the automatic transmission fluid. Smell it. If there is a “burned” odor, steer clear. The fluid should be clear and reddish. Transmission repair costs are not pretty.
Have someone show you the radiator water. It should have a light yellow or green color.
Make sure all of the warning lights and gauges work. Start the car and check entire lights and functions. And here’s a no-brainer - make sure no warning lights remain lit on the dashboard.
Look at the airbag indicator lights. If these lights do not light up as you start the car, or if they stay lit after the car is running, they are not working correctly.
Try on the seat belt. Test the vehicle in the early evening to determine the headlight visibility. If you already have a child safety seat, go ahead and install it. Not all seats are compatible with all cars.
Accelerate up to 35-40 MPH. Is shifting smooth and steering straight? When braking, a pull to the left or the right could indicate a problem.
If you buy via the classifieds, make sure to check the name on the title and match it to the name on the seller's driver's license. Just to be safe.
It would be nice to find the little lady’s almost new car that was not driven more than 15,000 miles a year. Of course, low miles on the odometer would be a big plus, too. Even then, you can not assume that a low-mileage car is necessarily in great shape.
One major concern is odometer tampering. So do your homework. Ask for a detailed service history report. If records were not kept, you can check things out for yourself with the vehicle identification number. Provide this VIN number to your state vehicle history company to get a record of the car’s former life.
Remember, no matter how in love you are with a car, think twice before purchasing one that’s been wrecked. You do not need anyone else’s problems. There are dozens of other cars you could enjoy just as much.
So test drive more than one car. You will never regret a wise, well-thought out purchase.