How To Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A With Tom Torbjornsen

Cars are very complicated machines and all systems in them work together. They power a car, control and steer it and make it comfortable for people to drive in.

If there’s a market, there’ll be a supplier. The average American consumer believed what they wanted to, that the price of fuel would always be low. Compared to the rest of the world, we’ve been paying pennies per gallon when others have been paying dollars. We’re catching up to reality and the rest of the world. American auto manufacturers are experiencing hard times, hard times that have been brought on by short-term thinking and lack of foresight. The rest of the world has been driving small, economy cars for a long time and it’s going to take the American auto manufacturer, and the average American consumer, a long to catch up. Let me state again, that if there’s a market, there’ll be a supplier.

Reprogrammed ECUs for the Supra TT are VERY $$$. They are in the $1200 range. And they have not been proven to provide a significant increase in performance or safety on BPU(TM) level cars. Their merit shows itself on cars with upgraded Turbo(s). Just be sure you buy your ECU, or have it reprogrammed by a reputable shop that knows what they are doing. And have it tailored to your particular car (Driving habits, and Mods). And I would also recommend taking a look at the AEM Programmable system.

Above all other factors, the most common reason for tire failure is a lack of pressure. A lot of people are unaware that a small amount of pressure seeps from between the membranes of their wheels’ rubber. Over the course of a couple of weeks, the pressure loss in undetectable. Over several months, however, it can be substantial.

Oddly, a lot of people who routinely check the oil in their vehicles neglect to check the transmission fluid. Leaks can develop around the seals and gaskets. If fluid levels decline, you might experience shifting problems. Eventually, your transmission will – like your engine – suffer expensive damage.

Now find the flange on the catalytic converter recyclers. It will have two bolts that you will need to remove. Be careful in this process because your whole exhaust system is only supported by two rear hangers on the muffler. This is where it will be handy to have a helping hand. Have your buddy hold up the front section of the system, otherwise it will crash to the ground.

How many miles does it already have on it? If you’re looking for a specific make and model of car, do your home work and see what total milage that car is good for in its life time. Also look for what kind of gas milage to expect, and were there any recalls for that car that year.

So, that’s the underneath check list for your new used car. After this, everywhere else to check is fairly easy to get to. Good luck in your search for a good used car. I hope these tips have been or will be helpful.