Hybrid cars with 250 mpg fuel mileage

Written by Ansh Shukla

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In future,repparttar gasoline engine could also be replaced with more fuel-efficient hydrogen fuel cells. It is estimated that these cars would cost $3 to $7 for gas and $4 for electricity per week, which is much lower, then $14 for hybrid cars and $36 for conventional cars.

Asrepparttar 146776 environment is degrading each day and fuel is depleting even faster, these types of technology could help stabilizerepparttar 146777 situation largely. Let us see if dreams of Bellevue auto visionaries come live. Think of a situation if oil imports from Middle East stops due to some reason.

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Alloy Wheel Repair: Depends on Extent of Damage to Alloy Wheels

Written by Tim Gowens

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The repair process is straightforward. First, we mountrepparttar wheel accurately on a vehicle simulator. Withrepparttar 146128 proper heat, consistent hydraulic pressure and light vibrations under pressure,repparttar 146129 alloy wheel will move – without cracking – back to its original condition. If there is a crack that can’t be seen byrepparttar 146130 naked eye (under chrome or paint), it will instantly pop out; our certified welders will then fill and repairrepparttar 146131 crack. Afterrepparttar 146132 wheel has cooled, it will retain its original strength. Heat, consistent pressure and vibration are key to an excellent wheel repair. When a wheel is delivered to Metro Wheels, it is either dropped off byrepparttar 146133 owner, shipped in or picked up inrepparttar 146134 metro Atlanta area from our wholesale customers. We generate a work order for each individual wheel detailingrepparttar 146135 customer’s information and any special instructions. Each wheel is assigned a unique work order number that is engraved onrepparttar 146136 inside ofrepparttar 146137 rim, so that Metro can track its history precisely. This number also makes it much easier to trackrepparttar 146138 wheel throughoutrepparttar 146139 repair process. Once identified, each wheel is washed thoroughly to remove all brake dust, becauserepparttar 146140 dust could be hiding additional scratches, gouges or cracks. Metro uses a pressure washer system with a diluted acid-based cleaning compound that will not damage a wheel’s existing finish. This is particularly important because brake dust removal is essential to determiningrepparttar 146141 level of damage to a wheel. But it must be done correctly, because wheels with a polished or anodized finish can be damaged ifrepparttar 146142 wrong washing compound is used. For instance, a two-piece wheel with a bright lip that is not chromed is typically an anodized finish, a chemical treatment that is very hard to see. Ifrepparttar 146143 wrong cleaner or acid is used on such a finish,repparttar 146144 wheel surface will be streaked; however, this anodized finish can be stripped off and any scratches buffed out. Once thoroughly cleaned, one of our expert technicians performs a complete inspection ofrepparttar 146145 wheel for radial and lateral runout. Radial runout is vertical, and Metro measures to see just how muchrepparttar 146146 wheel is out of round with a micrometer gauge that measures to 1/1,000 of an inch. If a wheel has 5/1,000 of an inch radial runout, you could put a dial indicator onrepparttar 146147 wheel and then spinrepparttar 146148 wheel. The distancerepparttar 146149 wheel traveled up and down while spinning would be 5/1,000 of an inch both inrepparttar 146150 high and low position – or swing. Lateral runout, onrepparttar 146151 other hand, is how muchrepparttar 146152 damaged wheel will wobble from side to side. On some larger diameter wheels subjected to a hard pothole hit or curb,repparttar 146153 wheel will be bent and, if hit hard enough, it will bend and twistrepparttar 146154 spokes. Most lateral runout can be corrected with pressure onrepparttar 146155 back ofrepparttar 146156 wheel. But whenrepparttar 146157 lateral runout cannot be corrected,repparttar 146158 wheel is not repairable. Lateral runout isrepparttar 146159 hardest type of repair to accomplish. It also happens to berepparttar 146160 most deceptive, because while a wheel may look like it has only minor rim damage, it can actually be fairly significant and not easily seen torepparttar 146161 naked eye unlessrepparttar 146162 wheel is spinning. This is especially common on newer front-wheel-drive cars, where much ofrepparttar 146163 force is cantilevered torepparttar 146164 back. The next point of inspection is for alloy defects such as curb rashes and cracks. Metro recommends thatrepparttar 146165 tires be removed for this inspection because most damage cannot be seen otherwise.

Our website: http://www.metrowheels.net

Tim Gowens has over 16 years experience in the wheel and tire industry and has been the owner of

Metro Wheels & Accessories since 1989. He built a 22,000 square foot facility to house the wheel

repair plant and a retail/wholesale show room. Tim is also a classical guitarist.

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