Parting out 2003 BMW 525i – Stock # 180430

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Parting out 2008 Toyota Rav 4 – Stock # 180427

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Parting out 2011 Audi A4 – Stock # 180422

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Create an Emergency Kit for Your Car

When you’re on the road, whether you’re on a road trip or running errands, the last thing you want is to be stuck without provisions during an emergency. While you hope it never happens, these things are unpredictable and you want to be as prepared as possible for the various situations that can occur. Here’s what you need to create your own emergency kit for your car.

First-Aid Kit

You should have a first aid kit in your car at all time. Whenever you use an item, be sure to replace it right away. Items that should be in your first-aid kit include: bandages and sterile dressing gauze in different sizes, tweezers, antiseptic wipes, adhesive tape, a list of emergency numbers, and an up-to-date first-aid manual. If you’re on the road and someone has an accident, you want these items on hand.

Food and Water

In the event you become stranded in the middle of nowhere and have to wait for help to arrive, it’s a good idea to have food and bottled water in your emergency kit. Granola and energy bars are a good choice as they will last a while. Sealed jerky is another food item that will keep for a number of months. Food and bottled water should be swapped out for fresh ones every six months.

Extra Clothes

In the event you’re stuck in the car late at night or during winter and without heat in the car, you’ll want to have extra clothes and a couple blankets to help keep warm. Don’t forget to include gloves, hats, scarves and wool socks during the winter months. It wouldn’t hurt to also keep an umbrella with your emergency supplies. If you have a baby or toddler, keep a few extra diapers in your emergency kit as well.

Car Tools

If your car has trouble, you’ll want to be able to deal with the issue yourself if possible rather than waiting for help to arrive. You should keep a gas can in your car if you run out of gas and can walk to get some. Other items to keep in your car include: a spare tire and jack, jumper cables, a small tool kit, antifreeze, and oil. To be able to successfully help yourself, it’s a good idea to learn how to replace a tire, patch a tire with a hold in it, and top up oils.

Miscellaneous Items

Other items that will come in handy during an emergency include: a flashlight, extra batteries, roadside flares or glow sticks, paper towels or rags, and pen and paper. If you’re caught in the dark or hard to see area, a flashlight or flares will help people find you more easily.

You can keep the clothes, first aid kit, food and water, and miscellaneous items together in a duffel bag so they don’t get misplaced or used during non-emergency situations. Creating an emergency kit for your car will help you to feel more in control and less helpless during any situation you may face. It might seem like a lot of items, but you’d rather be over-prepared than under-prepared.

Parting out 2011 Mini Cooper – Stock # 180421

Now Parting out a 2011 Mini Cooper, Stock number 180421. This Cooper parts car has lots of good used auto parts left on it. At Tom’s Foreign Auto parts, we part out hundreds of Mini cars annually and sell the used car parts online. Every Cooper part we sell comes with an industry leading money back guarantee. Shop our online car parts store to find great deals on Mini Cooper Parts. Finding a replacement OEM Mini Cooper part can be a real hassle but here at Tom’s Foreign we’ve made it easy for you to get the right OEM Mini part when you need it. Shop online parts today and save big the next time you need to fix your 2011 Mini Cooper!

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What to Expect When You Have a Rear-Wheel Drive Vehicle

Rear-wheel drive has become a popular choice for vehicle designers, but whether you choose a front wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or an all-wheel drive depends on a few factors such as the conditions you drive in and what kind of driver you are. Here’s what you should know about the rear-wheel drive, how it works, its benefits, and its drawbacks.

What is rear wheel drive?

Rear-wheel drive is a transmission system that provides power to the rear wheels of a vehicle while the front wheels take care of the steering. Rear-wheel drive is most commonly found on mid to large-sized sedans and family cars, trucks, SUVs, and sport and performance cars.

How does a rear wheel drive work?

A rear-wheel drive vehicle sends all of its power to the rear wheels. Getting power to the rear wheels begins with the engine. The engine in a rear wheel drive is located at the front of the vehicle. The engine is connected to a driveshaft, which sends power to the rear wheels. A lot happens during the process, and this is just a simplification.

Combusting fuel in the cylinder will push the pistons to spin the crankshaft. This creates rotational energy. This energy is sent to the transmission, which takes power from the crankshaft and applies it to various gear ratios. The transmission will use engine power to spin the driveshaft. It’s important to note the driveshaft is connected to the engine on one end and the differential at the other end. The differential is what will send power to the wheels.

Pros and Cons of Rear-Wheel Drive

Better vehicle balance and therefore better handling is one of the main benefits of a rear-wheel drive vehicle. A front-wheel drive will carry much of the weight of the engine and transaxle, whereas a rear wheel drive will help spread the weight evenly from front to back. This is why most sports cars are rear-wheel drive. If the rear-wheel drive has a solid axle design, it will be able to take more abuse without needing expensive repairs.

If you run over a curb, for example, with a solid axle rear-wheel drive, it’s unlikely anything will break. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should be careless when driving and jump curbs when it seems convenient. The downside of a rear-wheel drive is that it doesn’t handle as well as you might want in rainy and snowy conditions due to increased loss of traction. This lack of traction is due to more weight being at the front of the car than at the back. If safety is a concern (and it should be), rear-wheel drive vehicles are best not used if you’re going to be driving in snow. A rear-wheel drive will handle much better in dry conditions.

Rear-wheel drives are most common in performance cars, such as race cars, but because they are also found in every day vehicles, it’s important to know how they work and under what conditions they’re best suited for. Rear-wheel drive isn’t for every vehicle and every driver, but it might be perfect for you.

Parting out 2007 Mazda CX-7 – Stock # 180428

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Parting out 2011 Audi Q5 – Stock # 180426

Now Parting out a 2011 Audi Q5, Stock number 180426. This Q5 parts car has lots of good used auto parts left on it. At Tom’s Foreign Auto parts, we part out hundreds of Audi cars annually and sell the used car parts online. Every Q5 part we sell comes with an industry leading money back guarantee. Shop our online car parts store to find great deals on Audi Q5 Parts. Finding a replacement OEM Audi Q5 part can be a real hassle but here at Tom’s Foreign we’ve made it easy for you to get the right OEM Audi part when you need it. Shop online parts today and save big the next time you need to fix your 2011 Audi Q5!

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