The Guide To Riding A Motorcycle For The First Time

Any individual riding a motorbike will experience a feeling of freedom on the highway and the perfect bike will definitely make this experience much better. At present, an increasing number of folks are opting for motorcycles since apart from providing them with a cool ride it is also quite easy to manage them on the road where there is high traffic.

However, in case you are a new rider you need to be aware of certain basics so that you will be able to remain safe while riding. Here you should keep in mind that you will not receive the same level of protection from a motorbike which you can get from a four-wheeler but a bike is definitely more inexpensive as compared to a vehicle. In fact, you must take extra precautions in order to safeguard your body particularly the head while riding a motorbike. In the subsequent paragraphs, we have mentioned virtually everything first-time motorcycle riders need to know.

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5w20 vs 5w30 – Everything You Need To Know

Using the right type of motor oil for your car engine is imperative for keeping it up and running. You cannot get a good return on investment if you don’t take care of your engine. Sure, many car owners take their vehicles to a mechanic for an oil change instead of doing it themselves, but that doesn’t give you an excuse to not educate yourself about what goes on inside your vehicle and have some information regarding the best motor oils for your car. This information is not redundant, and can always come in handy if you find yourself stranded and can’t avail the service of a mechanic.

Changing oil is one of the key car care tasks, which is why we will be doing a thorough 5w20 vs 5w30 comparison since those motor oils work best in both hot and cold temperatures. The Society of Automotive Engineers has a statistical code for differentiating between motor oils based on their viscosity characteristics, starting from low and going high: 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 60. The term ‘viscosity’ refers to a liquid’s resistance to travel.

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Liquids that are runny and have a watery consistency are given a lower viscosity value whereas thick and consistent liquids (like honey) are given a higher viscosity value. The numbers 0, 5, 10, 15 and 25 are post assigned with the alphabet W, which stands for “winter”, or low temperatures, not “weight”. Keep in mind that the viscosity measurements of an engine oil change when put under varying temperatures, i.e. the weather.

However, when it comes to kinematic viscosity, the numbers are assigned on the basis of the oil’s ability to travel through a regular orifice, at regular temperatures. The longer it takes for the oil to flow through, the higher the SAE numerical code is, owing to the higher viscosity, which means 5w30 has a higher viscosity than 5w20.

Read more about the difference between 5w30 vs 10w30.

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0W40 vs 5W40 Motor Oil: Which is Better and Why?

Engine oil. It’s the unsung hero of the internal combustion engine. Your vehicle’s engine contains hundreds of moving parts with very fine clearances between them. Lacking a protective layer of oil to lubricate everything can lead to grinding, overheating, and even total engine failure! Even the best designed, most efficient engines would grind to a catastrophic halt without a few quarts of the golden good stuff circulating around and keeping everything moving smoothly.

Despite performing the same duty, all engine oils are not created equal. In this article, we’ll look briefly at the ways in which oils can differ and then we’ll answer the question that the title asks: between 0W40 and 5W40, which is best?

More Reading on How to choose the best synthetic oil for your car.

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How Long Does Synthetic Oil Last?

Introduction

Oil is the lifeblood of your engine, just as important to healthy motoring as gasoline. Without it, your car’s power plant would overheat before grinding to a catastrophic (and expensive) halt. Quality engine oil keeps your engine in good health for longer so it’s extremely important to choose the right kind and make sure you know how long it’s going to last. There are many factors that determine how far you can drive between oil changes and this article will examine them all. Getting the maximum lifespan out of your engine oil while maintaining protection saves you money on oil changes and helps the environment too.

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How Long Should An Oil Change Take?

If there’s one area that seems to bring out more comments than any other, it is the subject of oil changes. You would think that at this point in the history of vehicles that there would be no questions about oil changes, wouldn’t you?

Read more about choosing the correct motor oil for your car

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How To Use An OBD2 Scanner

Introduction

On-board diagnostics (OBD) takes advantage of all the computer wizardry going on under the skin of a modern car to search out any problems in its various systems. Scanners then relay information about these problems to a mechanic in the form of an alphanumeric code known as a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC). The mechanic (professional or DIY) can then find out the nature of the problem by looking at the code up in the manufacturer’s documents or online.

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