Tech Talk – How fuel consumption tests work?

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Tech Talk - Fuel Consumption Test

Ever wondered why you can’t match your manufacturers claimed fuel consumption figures on your car, no matter how gingerly you drive?  Chances are, you have, and chances are you’ve

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Tech Talk – What is a rotary engine?

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Rotary fans have a crisis at the mere mention of a Mazda RX model, but what is the rotary engine that powers these cars? TCR Tech Talk explains.
Rotary fans have a crisis at the mere mention of a Mazda RX model, but what is the rotary engine that powers these cars? TCR Tech Talk explains.

Rotary fanatics crawl out of the woodworks whenever the mere mention of a new Mazda RX model, crying for the day the rotary engine sees a new production model.  But those who aren’t

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When will safety become standard for all new cars?

It’s 2014, and we’ve come a long, long way from the dark ages of motoring where manufacturers didn’t have safety technology available to them.  We now live in a world with technology such as ABS, EBD, EBA, airbags, clever ESP systems and a whole lot more.  Why then do we … Read more

Tech-Talk – What is ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)?

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There are common misconceptions as to what ABS is and isn't, and what it does and doesn't do. TCR Tech-Talk explains.
There are common misconceptions as to what ABS is and isn’t, and what it does and doesn’t do. TCR Tech-Talk explains.

ABS is a phrase not altogether uncommon in the motoring world – almost every new car available on the market boasts these 3 letters on their list of safety features, unless we’re talking

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Tech-Talk: Turbocharging vs. Supercharging:

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What is turbocharging? What is supercharging? Most importantly which one is 'better'?
What is turbocharging? What is supercharging? Most importantly which one is ‘better’?

I’m sure you’ve heard either or both of the terms ‘turbocharged’ or ‘supercharged’ before in reference to a car’s engine, but many of you may be unaware of what these terms mean,

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Tech-Talk: What is Haldex?

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You may have heard of it, you may not, but you've definitely heard of vehicles where it's used. So what exactly is Haldex?
You may have heard of it, you may not, but you’ve definitely heard of vehicles where it’s used. So what exactly is Haldex?

We are all created equally, some of us more equal than others, as the saying goes.  The same could be said of all-wheel drive systems though – is Audi’s quattro better than Subaru’s

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Tech-Talk: What is understeer/oversteer?

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What is understeer/oversteer? What causes them to happen? Which one is better?
What is understeer/oversteer? What causes them to happen? Which one is better?

The terms ‘understeer’ and ‘oversteer’ are tossed around in motoring circles on a regular basis, with arguments on which is more fun, and which is safer, but many people

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