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CV Joints: What Are They?

Many of the vehicles on the road today are front-wheel-drive; for FWD vehicles, the standard way to get torque from the car’s transmission to the front wheels is via CV (constant-velocity) joints.

Many of the vehicles on the road today are front-wheel-drive; for FWD vehicles, the standard way to get torque from the car’s transmission to the front wheels is via CV (constant-velocity) joints. Rear-wheel-drive vehicles use a U-joint at the front and rear of the driveshaft, but a conventional U-joint can’t accommodate as much movement as a Auto Repair in Raleigh NCcan.

These joints are at the end of half-length axles, and transfer torque to the drive wheels while still allowing for steering and the up-and-down motion of the suspension. The inner and outer joints are p ...

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Conventional Motor Oil Vs. Synthetic: The Jury Is In

For decades, conventional motor oil was the only way to go for engines. Over the years, conventional motor oils were continually improved, enhanced with Oil Changes in Myrtle Beach SCdetergents, dispersants, friction modifiers and other additives. These additives would improve the oil’s performance and lubricating properties, lengthening the intervals between oil changes and helping to prevent sludge buildup on internal engine parts. In the 70s, multi-grade motor oils were introduced; these oils could perform well at a wide range of operating temperatures. Conventional oil tends to thicken and become more viscous in cold weather and thin out at high temperatures; prior to the days of multi-grade oils, drivers had to use a thinner oil in winter months and a thicker oil in the summer.

The refining process for conventional motor o ...

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Kligerman Pilots RBR Enterprises to 3rd Place Finish at Daytona

Kligerman pilots RBR Enterprises to third-place finish at Daytona!

Kligerman pilots RBR Enterprises to third-place finish at Daytona!

 

Effort matches team's best-ever finish

CERRO GORDO, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2016) – Parker Kligerman, in his first ride in the Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises Valvoline/Advance Auto Parts/BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/Goodyear Commercial Tire Network Ford F-150, survived a wild finish to bring home a third-place finish in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

 

The finish matches the team's bes ...

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