Valvoline Engine Oil – The right kind of car or motorbike synthetic engine oil

Changing your engine oil is a must for all and every motorist. There are many kinds and types of engine oil on the market today, with price and availability being seen as a deciding factor when consumers are choosing such engine oil for their car or motorbike. Motorcycle engine oil is indeed a little cheaper than car engine oil because a motorcycles engine typically requires less engine oil to refill the oils sum, this is due to the fact that motorbike engines are often smaller than 1000cc whereas most car engines have a capacity higher than 1000cc. However it is worth noting that modern cars engine capacities are dropping, whereas before (for example) fast Volkswagens often had 2.0 litre or even 3 and 6 litre engines, with their modern engines in the new Sirocco are 1.4 litre and producing near and above 210bhp from this size cylinder.

These modern engines excessive power and delivery id due to the engines having the capability to rev to and sustain higher revolutions per minute, for example, older cars often hit a rev limiter at about 6 thousand revs, where these modern engines with variable valve timing can go as high and even higher than 10 thousands revolutions per minute, and as such this high revving increases the stress and demand on the engine to stay and keep well lubricated or face the chance of permanent and long term, even costly engine damage. With the advent of the second and third stage variable valve timing, utilising engine pressure and engine oil to lift the 3rd stage in the valves, the increased wear and tear on engine rotating at these higher revolutions is accounting for the rise in demand for quality, yet cost effective fully synthetic engine oil purchased to give peace of mind that your car or motorbike engine is running with the best oil in its veins as your budget allows for.


Deciding between; mineral oil, fully synthetic engine oil and semi synthetic engine oil or part synthetic engine oil really depends on your budget and your concern for your engine lifecycle. Some modern manufacturers such as Audi Group produce their own, in house engine oils, and if you are to put any other engine oil in their new cars it will and can invalidate your warranty with them however, the quality and grade of Audi engine oil is like all other oil and lubricant manufacturers; also determined by economic factors. Although Audi pride themselves on being a prestige car maker, the availability and quality of the oil they refine is susceptible to the winds of change over the duration of an order cycle, in comparison to a dedicated engine lubricant manufacturer such as ASHLAND UK aka Valvoline Europe which can exert considerable buying power and leverage over the oil drill operators and in some instances even own the drill and refining plants in which you engine oil is turned from mineral into fully synthetic or semi synthetic and or part synthetic engine oil.

You should never compromise on the kind of car engine oil you choose as the oil in your motor is; along with the water/ coolant, the life blood of your engine, you should check your water and oil levels regularly and keep a container of water in your car for peace of mind. Motor industry insiders state that you are better with no or less engine oil in your engine than you are with too much/ over filling your engine oil… over filling your oil leads to an increase in internal engine pressure and can quickly damage and crack important parts of the cylinder casing and joints, the wear and tear you will experience from having less/ no engine oil in your motor is far less dramatic and consequential when seen to by a professional sooner rather than later.

The New Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt – voted European Car of the Year 2012 – opens a new chapter in the history of electric motoring. By virtue of its fundamental design, the Volt enables occupants to enjoy the benefits of no-emission driving as well as the performance and practicality normally associated with conventional cars. Whether you are out in the countryside or bogged down in a traffic jam, the Volt will get you home.

Equally important, the Chevrolet Volt delivers confident road manners. Its electric drive unit provides 370Nm of instant torque, an acceleration time of 0-60mph in 9.0 seconds; and a top speed of 99mph, making the Volt as nimble as any passenger car.

On a single battery charge, the car is capable of covering 25-50 miles using solely its internally stored electrical energy. Independent studies have shown this is sufficient to meet the daily needs of 80 per cent of European drivers.

In extended-range mode, which activates whenever the battery has reached its minimum charge, motive power from a generator is seamlessly inverted to the electric drive unit.

“The Volt is the first mass-produced car that combines the efficiency and carbon footprint of an electric vehicle with a range and degree of flexibility previously unthinkable in this segment,” said Susan Docherty, President and Managing Director of Chevrolet Europe. “The Chevrolet Volt is the best solution on the planet today for worry-free electric driving.”

A sample of early Volt customers in the US, where the car has been on sale since late 2010, suggests that they drive 1,000 miles before filling up the fuel tank. In Europe, meanwhile, the Volt qualifies for government subsidies in many countries and cities. In the UK, the Volt qualifies for the government’s Plug-In Car Grant worth up to £5,000, while it is exempt from the daily congestion charge in London, saving owners up to a further £2,000 per year.

The Basics of Ultimate car racing

There are a number of sports to participate in as a venture. Most people have gained interests in ultimate car racing. It is a dangerous, daring and involving sport. It requires the driver to undergo extensive training and a lot of practice. It needs individuals who have taken part in driving tests and have emerged victorious. You need to be very brave and courageous. This is because the risks involved in this sport are many. For one to participate in this race, first of all, they must be certified. The relevant governing body has the mandate to issue these licenses. You need to fulfill some requirements for them to allow you take part in this daring adventure. You will not validly participate in this event if you do not meet the required conditions.

Besides this the drivers will need to purchase a sports car (or to get one from their sponsor). The most known cars used for such events are V8 Supercars. These cars are unique and unlike the regular cars. Also their engines are high tech and they can persevere high heat levels. Of course the most obvious characteristic of these cars is the speed and because of this they require a lot of fuel. They have a modernised look but at the same time they are all checked to ensure they have the same capacities – so all drivers will be on equal terms at the start of every race.

Every driver has his own skills and knowledge but before the race they all need to learn the terrains and to get familiar with almost every corner of the race track. They can often use computer simulations for this purposes but of course they also do a daily training and practice during the week – before the race which is often on Sunday. Since this is a dangerous sport it is always advisable that a racer takes insurance policy. This will at least cover them against any form of risks and will provide their family with some consolation in case of some unfortunate occurrence for instance or accident. The insurance will also cater for any medical expenses that may arise.

In spite some problems and all the risks the Ultimate car racing has become very popular. It is a lovely sport that most people prefer to watch. One of the most known races in Australia for example is the Gold Coast Indy. The most atractive part of the race are for sure the famous Grid girls.

Buying a Used Car; The Do’s and the Do Not’s

Buying Used Cars can be a seemingly daunting prospect, but the truth of the matter is far less intense. A used car has the potential to not only save you a huge amount of money, but there is also no good reason why a used car should not serve as an investment, much like a brand new car for that matter. If you are looking to buy a used car, there are some simple and yet highly effective tips which can help you ensure that the deal you get is the best one for you. Here are just a handful of these handy hints which are designed to help you buy a used car and also help you keep costs at a minimum.

Firstly, a tip which cannot be overstated; feel free to ask as many questions as possible. Though there are many, many different places at which a customer can seek out their ideal used car, using a registered and respectable trader can be beneficial in both the short and the long term and as long as you are confident enough to ask the right questions (and by right, we mean any question which is on your mind) then you too could come away with the perfect used car for your specific needs. Confidence is important, so feel free to question everything you see if it will help give you peace of mind.

Secondly, consider the less obvious aspects of any used cars for sale in question. A used car can easily be spruced up to give the impression that there is barely a mile on the indicator but smoke and mirrors can obviously be rather deceptive. It might seem a little dull, but if you can forego the gloss and the sheen and look at the figures and the facts, then buying a used car should be a safe and secure walk in the park.

Our third tip is simple, don’t let yourself be conned by the old clichés. Buying a used car is a million times removed from buying a second hand toothbrush and just because a vehicle isn’t brand new, it doesn’t mean for one moment that it is anything less than a fantastic model. Used cars are more popular than ever right now and if you’re sensible and confident, you two can get in on the action or pop down to a local Arnold Clark dealer to see a mssive selection of second hand cars.