We all know what a Formula One car looks like. We also know that there is always experimentation done on the different models to test out any new engineering advancement. Above all, how does a Formula One car work and do they have a clutch available to change the gears?

The clutch of a Formula One car can be located between the engine and the vehicle’s gearbox. The clutch uses Carbon-Carbon (C/C) plates that are operated with electro-hydraulics. The system uses a computer that monitors and matches the revolutions and gears when the driver decides to change gears.

Because the motorsport is so intense, the clutch had to be tempered to withstand heat up to 260 degrees Celsius. However, the temperature often rises higher than that because of the friction caused and the speed that the vehicle is going.

So where is the clutch pedal located?

The pedals to control the clutch are located at the back of the steering wheel where the paddle shifts are. The paddle shifts are often used on high performance cars. Gearing up uses the paddle on the right and gearing down uses the paddle on the left hand side of the steering wheel.

Engaging and releasing the clutch uses a computer system. The computer powers it most of the drive except when the driver has to pull away from a stationary position. When pulling away from a complete stop position the pre-set clutch pedal will release automatically. It will also slowly release the second clutch paddle that is located on the opposite side of the steering wheel.

During the warm ups before the actual race begins the driver has to find the point where the car will “catch” or “bite”. Once the driver feels the catch, he will have to apply throttle to increase the revs the car makes until he eventually pulls away. Once he feels the catch he will have to manually release the clutch as the car simultaneously accelerates.

When the gear needs to be changed, the driver will flick the clutch and the car will electronically switch the ratio of the gear. Changing gears in a Formula One car takes 5 milliseconds.

The clutch kit is important in the Formula One car. It helps the driver to increase speed and also tests brand new technology that we could be looking forward to in the future. The clutch is also helpful to the engineers to see at which point the car reaches maximum torque for quick acceleration from the start line or pit stop.

Washing your automobile is a very important task to do if you want to keep up with your automobile the correct way. Washing your car regularly will help keep the paint and clear coat on the body in shape. A car that has not been washed or maintained on a weekly basis will start to get a build up of pollen, dirt, or tree sap that has accumulated on the paint surface.

In addition to the build up and other substances on the paint on your body, the underside of your car is also at risk. Many people are not aware of how dirty the undercarriage of an automobile can get. It is very crucial that users clean and wash the underside of their car or truck. There are a lot of cars, either new or used that have drainage plugs on the underside of their car that needs clearing regularly. If a car or truck owner ignores cleaning the undercarriage and chassis, a large amount of rust and other debris can build up, a problem which could cause bigger issues in the long run.

It is very important to know that a wash or cleaning isn’t something that happens every couple months are so, washing your car should be something that should be done on a more frequent basis. Cleaning your car is especially important if you live in an area with a large amount of annual snow fall or live close to the beach and your car is exposed to salt air. When your car has been exposed to either heavy snow or salty conditions, the cleaning process must happen even more often to make sure the automobile stays in good shape.

At the end of the day, the most important part to keeping your car clean and keeping it in good condition is to keep or hold the car’s value. As a car starts to get dirty and be neglected of cleaning the value can start to decrease very quickly. Many car buyers are looking for a well-maintained and overall clean car when they are in the market for a buying a used car. Even if the car is an older model, if the car is taken care of properly then it is worth more. Not only do you want to keep your car or truck in good shape for resale, but driving a clean automobile leads to much satisfaction.

An individual can always perceive something unique as the Japanese brand, Mitsubishi is planning to launch a new model next year. As the new Pajero sports a robust ladder-frame chassis, the design would be based on the Triton pick-up truck. You would always be happy to purchase the vehicle due to a host of features.

Extraordinary Exteriors
The all-new Pajero would look much different than the current model. The new set of grille known as the ‘Dynamic Shield’ would protect the windscreen when the vehicle is driven through deep puddles. The vehicle would also boast brand new LED projector headlamps. While the car would be 90mm longer than the model, the rear overhang would be redesigned for creating more room for commuters. However, there won’t be any modifications with the wheelbase. The vehicle would look magnificent owing to the alloy wheels, the chrome license plate garnish and impeccably designed rear-view mirrors.

Amazing Interiors
The new Pajero would boast a new look for redefining style. The chrome finish near the steering wheel and the door pads would add-on to the visual appeal. Besides, the touch-screen infotainment system would be large in size and be situated in the middle of the dashboard. The sporty leather seats would be ergonomically designed to offer comfort hours on end. An individual can always adjust the angle owing to seat recline on the 2nd as well as 3rd row. As usual, the SRS airbags would offer protection to the driver and the passenger whenever the car collides. On the whole, contemporary Pajero Sports interiors would make heads turn as you drive along streets.

Performance
Once the Mitsubishi Pajero Sports car is designed, the vehicle would be powered by a 2.4 liter-MIVEC, four cylinder turbo diesel engine. An exceptional performance can be anticipated because the engine delivers power as high as 181 BHP along with a torque of 430 Nm. The eight-speed automatic transmission system would easily adapt to the driver’s preferences after monitoring the engine, gearshift timing and foot-braking data. The driver can also feel the comfort with the Super Select four-wheel drive. For the first time, the new Pajero would feature an electronic handbrake apart from the central differential lock and a low-range transfer case. To maintain the consistency in the performance, the vehicle would boast a 16-valve layout with the precisely balanced roller-rocker arms for better combustion.

As compared to the present model, the new vehicle would still be using a common rail direct injection system. The electronically controlled injection would enable the system to make adjustments which would eventually lead to controlled power output with little emissions. The variable geometry turbo would never fail to deliver power just as much the car needs. In order to keep the performance at an optimal level, the VGT would harness power for delivering fresh air. Moreover, the intercooler adds on to combustion and greater power as air would be pumped to the cylinders.

Hope the excitement stirs up as you approach Pajero dealers to check the vehicle. Just before you purchase the car, don’t forget to test the vehicle for comfort and luxury.

Now-a-days, trends of car chip tuning has gained a huge popularity across the world and most of car enthusiasts can be seen visiting the garage for getting tuned their car to enhance power and performance. An interesting fact about the chip tuning is that this trend is not only found among the car enthusiasts having a three to four year old car but also among the car owners who had recently bought a new vehicle which is not even a year old. Well, now the question arises, that despite of having a new car why do these car owners tune the chip like the old car owners?

An answer to this question is just the same as for the owners of old cars, to enhance the hidden performance which have been restricted due to existing driving conditions prevailing in their country. That means, it can be said that car chip tuning is the process that is helpful in booming performance of the car. But, now the question is how many of actually understand the process of chip tuning? Because, following the blind race getting the chip tuned has although become a fashion among the car owner, but until unless you do not know the process, you will not be able to notice the changes.

Process of Chip Tuning: In simple, chip tuning is the method which reprograms the electronic control unit (ECU) of car and makes it work according to the newly determined parameters. The ECU is placed in the injection system of the car and monitors the ratio of fuel and air that generates inside the engine. Reprogramming the chip facilitates you to let understand the type of ratio you wish to develop inside the engine as the impact of air and fuel combination.

The cost of chip tuning mainly depends upon the tuning method adopted by your mechanic. Anyhow, as the process is a complex activity that revolves around the computer and electrical system of your car it should be conducted with full discretion as the whole process not only impacts the performance of car engine but also the performance of the various parts associated with it.

Components that are controlled by the chip: With changing in techniques of car manufacturing the components associated with the ECU are also changing from time to time, and therefore depending upon the manufacturing year of car the components linked with it may vary. Some of the components affecting its performance are fuel injection system, accelerating system, timing and ignition system, vehicle stabilization system, valve support system and automatic transmission system. All these components are sensitive parts of your car and their perfect combination with the chip results in boosting the performance of the car through valve injection systems.

Some more facts associated with the ECU system

The ECU system is normally located closed to control panels located on the dashboard. Its performance is mainly controlled through the port known as diagnostic port. It is seen that lots of car owners having the vast knowledge of computer try to tune the chip at their end and get them caught in the web of calculations that it becomes difficult for them to come out from it. On the contrary they even disturb the existing settings of the engine too which damages the functionality of the engine. To avoid such problems it is always suggested to visit a professional having vast knowledge of chip tuning.

Here it would be important to mention that today although there are lots of manufacturers that offer do it yourself chip tuning devices, but despite of this the best way to avoid any problem is to seek the assistance from an expert.