The Secret Mojo of Military Vehicles

Kfir Wittmann Uncategorized

We consider cars to be more than a means for transportation, and can actually connect to them on an emotional level. Some people like sports cars, some like SUVs and some prefer off-road monsters. I still remember how amazed I was the first time I saw a Humvee. It seemed like the coolest off road vehicle ever. Oshkosh recently won …

The wheels on the bus go…

Assaf Murkes Uncategorized

I recently started learning about bus tires (or trucks for every relevant matter) and was surprised of how similar, if not worse, ¬†bus tire dangers is to small car tires. Some facts about those big boys – they cost much more then car tires – ~400$ a piece they hold air pressure more then twice then car tires we put …

Using your car as a power house

Assaf Murkes Uncategorized

People have all sort of electrical gizmo’s in the car – you plug your cell phone, use your nav aid or drink a cold one (soft drink!) straight from the on-board fridge. Some have TV screens and special lights put in. Not to mention the essentials the car came with – headlights, air conditioning, radio and such. All those things …

Wiped clean

Assaf Murkes Uncategorized

I once wondered why on my yearly car road safety test they check to see that my windshield wipers are not old and cracked (never mind that they don’t want to see them run…), but as the rains came I got it – a car with no / bad wipers is a menace to the people in it, rest of …

Look but don’t see…

Assaf Murkes Uncategorized

Picture yourself driving in your run of the mill light to heavy traffic on a wide road in an urban setting. In that surrounding I bet the high rises are full of adds, commercials and what not. Now since traffic is heavy, you only need to take your eyes off the road for more then 2 seconds (really!) to miss …

Don’t mix & drive – why fuel type is important

Assaf Murkes Uncategorized

Some of us drive Diesel cars, some Petrol (gas) of the leaded kind and some of the unleaded variety. We all can intuitively understand that an engine built to use one type will have trouble using another. But why and how much trouble is data we normally don’t posses until it’s too late. Found myself driving the other day with …

You have road bumps, and Mexican road bumps…

Assaf Murkes Uncategorized

Returning from some R&R in lovely Mexico I must share some thoughts about the road (speed) bumps (humps) they so love and spread in large quantities around there. A lot has been said about Mexican driving and law enforcement. I can’t comment about that because I didn’t see there anything I haven’t seen elsewhere. The theory is that the people …

When you blew it – change a fuse?

Assaf Murkes Uncategorized

Found another thing besides a tire that can blow in the car – an electrical fuse! The other day my father-in-law (lets call him Warren) told me that he found himself unable to start his car in an underground parking, with the auto-club guy not allowed to get his truck in the low ceiling area. After some time he got …

(in) Car safety

Assaf Murkes Uncategorized

Everybody knows that you should put your seat belt on, and if they don’t then I hope someone makes them, no matter where they sit in the car. We’ve all seen clips of car crash tests with the crash test dummies¬†going in all kind of weird directions. What do you think happens to everything else in the car? from sand …

A motorcycle with a car tire.. What will they think of next?!

Assaf Murkes Uncategorized

Maybe I’m to the odd one, but I only heard about this some time ago – Motorcyclists replace the rear tire for a similar sized normal car tire. Mostly done on touring bikes as will be obviuse in a moment. The habit (it even has a name – “the dark side” don’t ask me why…) probably originated from simple economics …