Annebelle's Auto Parts Blogs, Tips and Research

  • How to Fit a Turbo to a Standard Engine for Extra Performance

    26 March 2018

    If you are someone who likes to think outside of the box and come up with solutions that are a little unusual, you may be wondering how you can increase the power in your car significantly without installing a brand-new and upgraded engine or even trading up to a more potent model. Many people do not realise it, but it is certainly possible to fit a turbocharger to an engine that was not necessarily designed to take one, so long as you bear in mind certain restrictions and go about it the right way.

  • Important Tips for Keeping Your Vehicle's Diesel Engine in Good Condition

    28 November 2017

    A diesel engine is often called the workhorse of engines because these engines are known to be strong and powerful and they better for hauling heavy loads than for achieving high speeds. A diesel engine can also get better fuel economy than a standard petrol engine, since a diesel engine uses heat as well as fuel for power. While diesels are often stronger and more powerful than standard gasoline engines, they still need some care in order for them to stay in good condition and to run optimally.

  • Grill Of Rights: Choosing The Best Material For Your Truck's New Grill

    18 August 2017

    Practicality and rugged durability are the most important properties of any truck, but just because your truck is used for heavy, dirty work doesn't mean it can't look stylish while it does it. A wide variety of decorative accents can give your truck a distinctive look, and one of the cheapest and most effective ways to spruce up your truck is by inserting a new front grill. However, truck grill inserts are made from a variety of materials, which react in different ways to the beating they can expect to take while our truck is in use.

  • Check These Areas of a Used Car Before Buying

    18 August 2016

    If you are thinking about buying a new vehicle, you probably already know that inspecting the vehicle beforehand is important. In addition to taking a test drive and making sure it runs smoothly, you should also make sure to check these important areas of the vehicle. Mechanical System The mechanical system, including the engine and transmission, is one of the most important parts of a vehicle to check. Not only is it necessary to ensure the car is in good condition and will last a while, but because if there is something wrong with the mechanical system in a car, it tends to be a much more expensive repair.

  • Diesel Engine Malfunction: Where To Go For Repairs?

    26 May 2016

    Diesel automobile engines are made up of several moving parts. The harmonious interaction between the various moving parts facilitates the smooth running of the engine. At times, however, the interaction between moving parts is less than harmonious. Often, when this harmony is lost, the end result is broken and/or damaged engine components. In the worst case scenario, the diesel engine will malfunction. When this happens, should a malfunctioned diesel engine be repaired at a dealership service centre or should motorists stick to the local auto repair shop down the street?

  • Surge versus Electric Braking Systems for Your Trailer

    2 May 2016

    Trailers come in handy when you need to transport stuff that cannot fit in a car or conventional truck. Thankfully, you can easily mount such stuff on a trailer and tow them in a trailer. When using trailers, an independent braking system is very vital. You should not rely entirely on the braking system of the vehicle. This will help to minimise accidents caused by jack-knifing. Jack-knifing is a situation where the vehicle and the trailer forms a V-shape with a sharp bend at the joint where the trailer is attached to the vehicle.

  • Three ways to give your car a makeover

    27 April 2016

    For some people, a car is simply a machine which allows them to get from one place to another; they try to avoid doing anything other than essential maintenance and have no interest whatsoever in customising their vehicle. For others, however, their car is their proudest possession and is cared for accordingly. If you fall into the latter category, here are a few ways that you can modify your pride and joy to make it even more stylish and functional.