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Tips To Keep Your Car’s Windows Clean During Rainy Season

These tips are especially useful in the rainy season.

As much as we are excellent drivers, it would not do any good to be an ace at the wheel in case there is no excellent visibility through the windshield and the rest of the windows of the car. Keep in mind that 90% of the information we receive when driving reaches the brain through sight.

In this situation, it is extremely important that the glasses of the vehicle are clean to the extent possible. Also, it is vital that the windshield wipers work perfectly and that the water tank of them never lacks water.

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It is very common that when travelling on the road the insects end up stamped against the windshield, so there is to clean them continuously so as not to compromise visibility or damage the windshield wipers. Here is a clear example of why we should have enough liquid in the tank because when we go and an insect hits the glass, it can leave a large stain that makes our visibility difficult. If at that time we do not carry liquid in the tank, the wipers will only expand the stain and we will see even less, creating a dangerous situation.

The rain

Umbrella For Car

Another point to consider is that when using the windshield wipers with water when we carry the sun face, we will see almost nothing for a few seconds by the effect of lightning on the liquid and dirt.

On the other hand, although it may seem that an occasional rain serves to clean the windshield, the truth is that in many cases a rain discharges only dirtier the front glass of the vehicle, especially if the clouds are also loaded with dust. If, in addition, we use windshield wipers when the moon is not clean at all, we will spread that dirt.

Once at home, we can moisten a cloth with water and some soap or household cleaning product, and let it act during the night: cleaning the windshield the next day will be much easier with the remains already softened.

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Dust and sand

Dusting Brush For Car

Use brushes with soft bristles or, failing that, a soft cloth with which you can apply pressure without damaging the glass, is essential for a good cleaning. For the windshield, you can use a bit of baking soda in a microfiber cloth in the case of very sharp spots.

Another great enemy is dust and sand. In general, dryness and high temperatures cause more dust and sand to rise in the environment. In addition, the cracks of the asphalt are dilated by heat and dust accumulates in them. In its passage cars raise that grit, part of which ends on the windshield.

In these scenarios, you do not have to activate the windshield wipers, which could damage and scratch the windows. Here the ideal would be to clean the car with air and water pressure or carry a carafe filled with water, to remove most of the sand crystals and be able to drive safely before cleaning the car in depth.

Hyundai Veloster N Is A Bold Asymmetric Sports Car

It is powered by a 2.0 Liter Turbo engine capable of producing 275 horsepower.

Taking advantage of the lights of Detroit, Hyundai presents the first model of its sports range called N for the American continent: the Veloster N.

The model is based on the second generation of the Veloster, which was also uncovered at the Detroit Motor Show 2018, and makes it a real hot hatch, at the level of the i30 N exhibited in Europe only a few months ago.

The visual changes are not minor : an exclusive design grille for the model, more aggressive fascia’s, larger and more functional air intakes, 18 and 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Supersport or Pirelli P-Zero tires (depending on size) ), side skirts, spoiler and rear diffuser larger, and a double exhaust of specific design, one on each side.

The interior is also different in design and finishes. It incorporates sports seats and steering wheel, leather upholstery with coloured stitching, markers with the blue tones of the N range and a sporty design.

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Under the engine is the first big change, since the Veloster N uses the same block of the i30 N: a 2.0 Turbo with 275 Hpand 260lb-ft of torque. This block is associated with a six-speed manual box, although the brand has not delivered performance figures.

The chassis was also optimized with a limited slip differential, a specific suspension that includes electronic adjustment shocks and thicker stabilizer bars, while the brakes are offered with ventilated 13.6-inch discs as an option. The Veloster N will also offer the N Grin Control system, which has five preconfigured driving modes, including an ultra-sporty N mode.

The model will reach US dealerships by the end of 2018. There is nothing confirmed for Mexico, but undoubtedly, Hyundai needs such a striking model in our market.

New Luxury Toyota Avalon 2019

One of the versions of the new Avalon has a 3.5-liter V6 engine, combined with an automatic gearbox 8-speed Direct Shift-8AT (UA80E) TNGA and the second by the Toyota Hybrid System (THS II) ) four-cylinder Dynamic Force 2.5-liter electric motor with 650 volts (A25A-FXS) and continuously variable transmission (CVT).

According to the experts of the brand, the V6 derived from the TNGA develops more power, with less fuel consumption, due to the application of direct injection D-4S, in conjunction with a variable valve control system VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide).

The VVT-iW system is used in the intake cycle, while the VVT-i (Variable Valve Control – Intelligent) is activated in the exhaust.

By using the VVT-iW, the engineers ensured optimal torque generation at any engine speed and minimized pumping losses during the closing of the intake valves, further improving energy efficiency. The use of the Atkinson cycle, too, reduces the fuel consumption of the V6, especially in cold climates and during deep acceleration situations.

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With regard to the Avalon Hybrid four-cylinder and 2.5 liters, it is considered as an energy efficient system, which operates cleaner and generates more power compared to previous versions, thanks to the implementation of technologies such as the dual VVT- i with VVT-iE (intelligent variable cam system by electric motor); Direct injection D-4S (petrol engine of 4-stroke direct injection Superior version) and valve seats with laser coating, among others.

This system uses two electric motors – MG1 and MG2 – that supplement the charge of the nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery of the hybrid system, while the MG2 helps the engine.

The interior of this Toyota of large size stands out among many elements a screen of 7 inches s, where you can see information about the vehicle, satellite navigation, and various vehicle settings including those corresponding to alert lane departure with assistance in the steering, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitor with traffic alert crossing at the back and front display screen.

The Toyota Avalon 2019 seems a very attractive vehicle, loaded with technology and with many systems that provide comfort to the driver and occupants, but we will hardly see in Mexico.