Archive for March 7, 2014

Three Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Motorcycle Tires

Written by cartalk on . Posted in Custom chopper parts, Custom motorcycle

Motorcycle sales

We all want motorcycles that run well and get us from A to B without any trouble. I say “we,” by the way, because there’s been a huge increase in motorcycle purchases in America over the last 10 years. That all adds up to somewhere around 6 million motorcyclists in the country today — and they want to be out on the highway, not on the side of the road catering to a flat tire or some other kind of damage.

The quickest way to wreck your bike, though, is to assume it’s going to run well forever. Because a motorcycle is a moving machine with various parts that all need to work in sync with each other, one slip could derail the entire operation. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the tires, which should be monitored very regularly. If you’ve never bothered to look much into your tire situation (whether for bi

What Does the Future Hold for Hybrid and Electric Car Batteries?

Written by cartalk on . Posted in Cost of batteries for hybrid cars, Honda hybrid battery, Honda insight mileage

Hybrid battery cost

Late last year, Nissan unveiled plans to beef up the battery plans for its popular LEAF model, a completely electric automobile. As an all-electric car, the LEAF suffers from what car info hub The Newswheel calls a “driving range dilemma” — and no, there’s nothing wrong with its golf swing. The LEAF currently can only travel a maximum of 75 miles, according to EPA estimates. This is a problem for folks looking to operate more environmentally friendly rides for longer distances.

The solution? As Nissan’s planning and sales strategist Pierre Loing told PluginCars.com, “The packaging easiness [of the battery] makes it easier to put more batteries in the car, and you will see this.” In other words, keep an eye out for electric cars that don’t just run off of one power source, but multiple batteries. Current