Archive for April, 2009

Bigger Size, Bigger Style

Posted in auto parts, Ford on April 24, 2009 by Shun Ty

The latest full size SUV market continues to do well. Why did I say so? Because despite of the increasing gas price, there still someone or even family out there that appreciate, and need comfortable room, towing and off-road efficiency that only a full-sized truck-based SUV can provide. Pioneering this segment is the Expedition from Ford for it offers big improvements in comfort, safety and control. Moreover, the big power train change is the addition of Ford six-speed automatic transmission, which offers significant gains in both performance and economy. On the other hand, the 5.4 liter, three valve-per cylinder V8 engine, rated at 300 horsepower and 365 pound feet of torque, it still the same event though it delivers more than enough power and torque. The expedition offers more precise handling in riding on a redesigned system. It remains a big vehicle and demands you respect it as such, but it provides best and efficient steering response, controllability and general composure. In addition, the Expedition also highlights the standard safety features through airbags and custom auto parts everywhere. It also comes equipped with Ford’s traction and stability control system, Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control (RSC) The expensive interior now comes into realistic interior for it has enough room for everybody even tall or short. A large cargo area can be achieved with split folding second and third row seats. More features make it easy to see why many people still look up to the Expedition.


The Coolant Recovery System

Posted in auto parts, cars on April 21, 2009 by Shun Ty

A coolant recovery system is just a clear plastic container with two little hoses coming out of the cap. One hose leads to the radiator, and the other serves as an overflow pipe for the container. The container holds an extra supply of water and coolant, in case the system loses any.

When your cooling system heats up and starts to overflow, the liquid pours back into the recovery container instead of pouring out of the radiator overflow pipe and onto the ground. When the system cools off, the pressure drops and the liquid is drawn out of the container and back into the radiator. This process not only saves you coolant, but it also protects animals and children from sampling puddles of the toxic stuff.

Practically all cars made within the last 20 years have a closed cooling system (coolant recovery system). If you have an older vehicle/street rod/classic car and need to add a coolant recovery tank (also called a coolant reservoir) you can purchase one at Auto Parts Place. An online store offers discount car parts and auto parts for domestic and import vehicles as well as car accessories.