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    • By NAPA
      First, How to Prevent Frost on Car Windows
      We’ve all experienced it, when you’re already running late and you rush outside to find your vehicle’s windows completely encased in ice and frost. While you may think your plans are frozen solid, don’t panic. The experts at NAPA are here to help with an effective game plan to defrost your car windows and get you on your way!
      The best option to prevent a frosted or iced-over windshield before it starts is to park your vehicle in a garage. Obviously, this isn’t an option for everyone, so it’s a good idea to swing by your local NAPA Auto Parts and get a plan together before the cold weather starts.
      Pretreat your vehicle windows and windshield with a treatment like
      link hidden, please login to view to help prevent heavy ice and frost buildup. This pretreatment uses hydrophobic compounds to create an invisible barrier between your windows and the cold winter air so that mild frost and ice cannot build up on them. When you park your vehicle in the evening, consider covering the windshield with a towel or link hidden, please login to view. You can use bungee cords or magnets to hold the tarp in place, which can help prevent moisture and eventually ice from collecting. Pause Before You Thaw link hidden, please login to view
      In the mad rush to get their vehicles defrosted and get to work on time or make a flight, many panicked drivers have filled a bucket with hot water, tossed it over their windshield and immediately regretted it. Cold glass that is suddenly exposed to hot water will expand very quickly. In very cold climates, the windshield glass will quickly contract again. This radical temperature fluctuation puts stress on the glass and can cause chipping, cracking and may require a costly
      link hidden, please login to view. Likewise, you should never dump hot water on icy doors and door handles. Modern vehicles contain a network of sensitive electronics and exposing these to hot water can mean a very pricey repair bill. You should also avoid attacking your frosted windows with anything besides a durable
      link hidden, please login to view, especially anything metal. While it might help you take out some pent-up frustration, it can lead to cracking and may damage the seals on the outer edge of your windshield and windows, causing leaks. Best Way to Defrost Car Windows
      The best way to defrost your windows and windshield is easy. Remember that warm, dry air can hold more moisture than cold, moist air, so defrosting windows is all about dry air. Follow these three steps to getting back on the road with frost-free windows and avoid spending a fortune in repair costs this winter:
      Start your vehicle and turn the heat on High. The air won’t be warm at first, but as it warms, the circulating air will help collect moist air in the vehicle cabin. Turn on A/C and turn off the air recirculation. It may seem crazy, but using the coils in your vehicle’s A/C and pulling in cold, dry winter air from the outside results in dryer air in your cabin. Crack your windows. This helps get even more cold dry air circulating. Depending on the climate and your vehicle, using these three simple steps should help your windows defrost in 5–10 minutes. Resist the urge to turn on your
      link hidden, please login to view until your windshield is defrosted. Using your wipers when frost is still on your windshield puts strain on the wiper arms and motor plus dulls the blades. Most importantly, remain patient and don’t drive with partially defrosted windows! Limited visibility means unsafe driving, so the wait is worth it. Sure, you might still run late, but at least you’re not risking an accident or a steep repair bill.
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    • By Feda Auto parts
      1. Depending on the fuel used
      According to the different fuel used, automobile engines can be divided into gasoline engine, diesel engine, CNG engine, LPG engine, dual fuel engine and so on five kinds
      A. An internal combustion engine that uses gasoline as fuel is called a gasoline engine; Gasoline engine has high speed, low quality, low noise, easy starting and low manufacturing cost.
      B. An internal combustion engine that uses diesel as fuel becomes a diesel engine. Diesel engine has higher compression ratio, higher thermal efficiency, better economic performance and emission performance than gasoline.
      C. Combustion engines that use compressed natural gas (CNG) as fuel are called CNG engines. Natural gas, which is mainly composed of methane and is burned to produce carbon dioxide and water, is a very safe and environmentally friendly energy source.
      D. An internal combustion engine that uses liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel is called LPG engine. LPG has the characteristics of high calorific value, full combustion, and low content of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and sulfide in the exhaust.
      E. Internal combustion engines that can use both fuels are called dual fuel engines, such as hydrogen/gasoline engines, LPG/ gasoline engines, CNG/ gasoline engines, and so on.
      2. Classification by stroke
      According to the different working stroke of the engine, the automobile engine can be divided into four stroke engine and two stroke engine.
      A. The internal combustion engine in which the
      link hidden, please login to view turns twice (720°) and the piston moves up and down in the cylinder for four strokes to complete one working cycle is called the four-stroke internal combustion engine, which is widely used in automobile engines. B. The crankshaft rotates once (360°) and the piston reciprocates two strokes in the cylinder to complete one working cycle of the internal combustion engine called the two-stroke internal combustion engine.
      3. Classified by cooling method
      According to different engine cooling methods, automobile engines can also be divided into water - cooled engines and air - cooled engines.
      A. The water-cooled engine is cooled by using the coolant circulating in the cylinder body and the cover cooling water jacket as the cooling medium. Water-cooled engine is widely used in modern automobile engine because of its uniform cooling, reliable operation and good cooling effect.
      B. The air-cooled engine is cooled by using the air flowing between the cylinder body and the radiator on the outer surface of the cylinder head as the cooling medium.
      4. Classify according to the number of cylinders
      According to the number of engine cylinder block cylinder, the engine can be divided into single
      link hidden, please login to view, double cylinder and multi-cylinder engine. An engine with only one cylinder is called a single cylinder engine; An engine with more than two cylinders is called a multi-cylinder engine, such as three cylinders, four cylinders, five cylinders, six cylinders, eight cylinders, twelve cylinders are all multi-cylinder engines. Modern car engine uses four cylinder, six cylinder, eight cylinder engine.
      5. Classification by cylinder arrangement
      According to the arrangement of engine cylinders, there are five common forms of automobile engines, which are in-line, oblique, opposed, V and W.
      The cylinders of an in-line engine are arranged in a row, usually vertically, but in order to reduce the height, the cylinders are sometimes arranged to tilt or even level; A double-row engine arranges the cylinders in two rows. The Angle between the two rows is less than 180° (generally 90°), called a V-engine. If the Angle between the two rows is equal to 180°, it is called an opposing engine.
      6. Classified according to whether the intake system adopts supercharging mode
      According to whether supercharged can be divided into non-supercharged and supercharged two categories, gasoline engine more natural inspiratory type; In order to increase the power, the diesel engine adopts supercharging.
      7. Sort the piston according to its working mode
      According to the piston working mode, the engine can be divided into two categories: reciprocating piston type and rotor piston type. A reciprocating piston engine, referred to as a piston engine, is an engine that uses one or more pistons to convert pressure into rotational kinetic energy. Reciprocating piston engine, the reciprocating linear motion of the piston in the cylinder, through the crankshaft to convert the linear motion of the piston into the rotation of the crankshaft, general engines are used in this form.
      The rotor piston engine is referred to as the rotor engine, which drives the engine spindle to rotate through the rotation of the piston in the cylinder.
      8. Type by fuel supply
      Gasoline engines can also be divided into carburetor and electric injection according to different fuel supply methods.
      The carburetor relies on the negative pressure formed by the intake air flow of the engine to absorb and atomize gasoline for combustion work; Carburetor engine fuel supply is the use of the throat set above the throttle, air flow through the throat to produce negative pressure, the gasoline from the main nozzle continuous suction, into the engine intake manifold, into the cylinder.
      Its ejector engine is called electronically controlled gasoline injection engine, which consists of intake system, fuel system, electronic control system and so on. It is based on the sensor installed in the near term system of the engine and the body of the sensor perceived information, provided to the computer control system, accurate calculation of the fuel supply required by the engine in various conditions, and to provide the required pulse width to the fuel injector, and then there will be a certain pressure of fuel through the injector into the intake manifold or cylinder. It has much stronger environmental protection than carburetor engine, but also improve the engine inflation efficiency, increase the engine power and torque.
       




    • By NAPA
      Eight Popular Automotive Gifts To Buy For The Women In Your Life link hidden, please login to view
      Shopping for gifts that will surprise and delight our loved ones can be difficult. If you are struggling to figure out what to buy this Valentine’s Day, read this expert guide on the Top Eight Automotive Gifts To Buy For The Women In Your Life. 
       #1 Automotive accessories like the Betty Boop themed 
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      link hidden, please login to view. Some running boards incorporate safety LEDs to illuminate the steps, like the AMP Research PowerStep XL Running Boards.  #4 If your Valentine is a perfectionist, who prides herself in keeping the interior of her vehicle spotless, gift her with the
      link hidden, please login to view. This popular aftermarket accessory will prevent her factory-installed carpet from being ruined and run down, providing a layer of protection that can be rinsed clean.  #5 Do you and your partner love chasing after adventures together? Then use Valentine’s Day for an upgrade. NAPA
      link hidden, please login to view are tailor-made to fit her vehicle make and model, and can be easily installed.  link hidden, please login to view are handy for taking extra luggage on a trip, and are a welcome organizational accessory that she’ll adore.   #6 If your Valentine is a dog lover, she will appreciate NAPA’s pet travel accessories! A 
      link hidden, please login to view allows you to safely drive without your dog climbing all over you, and it is an excellent option for long-distance trips, short-distanced excursions and visits to the vet, especially if you have more than one dog. 
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      link hidden, please login to view comes in several feminine styles, and can all be paired with steering wheel covers that match for a stylish addition. Dash covers are an economical way to level up the look of any car, truck or SUV, and are a personalized gift for her. link hidden, please login to view #8 If the woman in your life ever needs to be outside of the vehicle during an emergency or to fix a tire, then having wearable accessories on hand is essential. The 
      link hidden, please login to view will keep her warm, and a link hidden, please login to view will keep her safe. Combined, these products make a great gift bundle, and is a thoughtful way to improve her preparedness when on the road, far away from home.  This Valentine’s Day, NAPAonline.com has the gifts you need to wow her. Let her know you’re thinking about her safety, and add some style to her ride. Remember, changing her oil is a great gift too! If you’re not ready to work on her vehicle yourself, take the vehicle to
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    • By Counterman
      Robert Bosch LLC announced that it added 212 aftermarket parts to its portfolio in 2022, covering nearly 64 million vehicles in operation across North America.
      The new Bosch products, which cover domestic, European and Asian passenger and commercial vehicles, include 74 braking parts; 52 fuel and water pumps; 14 ignition coils; 27 cooling fans, rotating machines, spark plugs and ESP units; 38 sensors; and seven fuel injectors. 
      Bosch Braking  
      Bosch released 74 high-quality braking parts for dozens of vehicle makes and models in 2022, including the increasingly important Bosch Police Pursuit brake pads, manufactured to meet the high demands of safety, reliability and stopping consistency for law enforcement. 
      Additional brake parts released in 2022 include the new QuietCast disc brake pads and Bosch Blue disc brake pads for late-model Asian, European, domestic and heavy-duty vehicles. 
      Bosch Cooling Fans 
      Six cooling fans have been released in 2022, covering nearly 1.2 million vehicles. The cooling fans are built to operate at high temperatures and under high loads that are common in traffic and towing conditions. Also, they provide sufficient flow while the vehicle is idle while operating with minimal noise, according to Bosch. The cooling fans are designed for domestic vehicles that may no longer be serviced under warranty but are prime candidates for serviceability in the IAM (independent aftermarket). 
      Bosch ESP Units 
      Bosch released two new ADAS and Body Electronics Line ESP hydraulic units, which cover a variety of European applications for Audi vehicles. Bosch ESP hydraulic units are a direct replacement for the original units, ensuring customers get high-quality parts each time. They offer easy installation without the need for any additional modifications to the original fitment. 
      Bosch Fuel Injectors 
      Seven Bosch GDI fuel injectors were released this year. They’re direct replacements for many domestic, Asian and European vehicles. The Bosch GDI fuel injector is a key enabler for engine downsizing, while maintaining desired horsepower. Additionally, the injectors provide exact flow and original spray pattern for optimal performance while enhancing a homogenous and lean-burn performance, according to the company. 
      Bosch Fuel and Water Pumps  
      Bosch released 52 new fuel-pump parts in 2022, including the Bosch auxiliary water pump, which is equipped with a sealed pump chamber, an independent heating system and an EV- and hybrid-compatible cabin heat-     control system.  
      Additionally, Bosch released new GDI high-pressure pumps, Bosch electric fuels pumps, Bosch auxiliary water pumps and more, all to ensure a long, reliable service life. Bosch’s “Better Than OE Design,” ensures each part is tested to the same rigorous quality standards as OE fuel pumps to improve upon ease of installation and drivability of a vehicle, according to the company.  
      Bosch Ignition Coils 
      Bosch released 14 original-equipment ignition coils in 2022, featuring precise, corrosion-resistant connections to provide an extensive service life. The Bosch ignition coil is known for its wide coverage of Ford makes and models and is built to meet and exceed OEM specifications to improve upon the original component.  
      Bosch Rotating Machines 
      Bosch released 10 rotating machines in 2022 to cover nearly 1.2 million vehicles in the United States and Canada. All rotating machines are designed for fewer returns and warranty claims to maintain durability. Additionally, the rotating machines are full-load tested to guarantee compliance with strict Bosch performance specifications. The Bosch rotating machines have robust domestic and European coverage. 
      Bosch Sensors 
      Bosch has released 38 new oxygen sensors, designed to improve fuel economy while reducing harmful emissions. Bosch oxygen sensors are easy to install and meet or exceed OE performance specifications.
      Additionally, Bosch released one new crankshaft sensor, which is designed to accurately detect engine speed – the main control variable for the ignition timing – and one new MAF (mass airflow) sensor, covering late-model Volkswagen and Porsche vehicles, to ensure low levels of harmful emissions. 
      Bosch Spark Plugs 
      Bosch has released nine new EVO, Bosch and Bosch Copper with Nickel spark plugs in 2022, all designed to ensure a reliable ignition throughout its service life – even under extreme pressure conditions in modern engines. Through improved design and development materials, the spark plugs are engineered to reduce the chance for damage and optimize vehicle function in the most extreme conditions. 
      For more information regarding Bosch new and innovative aftermarket automotive parts and technologies, visit 
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