Is the reason certain vehicles come out in advance of the calendar year because they are transportation or because for trade-ins/marketing?
- EdnaLv 71 month ago
It's a marketing strategy by the manufacturers to sell new cars. When "new car models" are introduced every year (usually around the 1st of September), the car you bought new during the year automatically becomes "last year's model".
- CactiJoeLv 61 month ago
Anticipating demand for their products. Like Walmart stocking ten thousand rolls of toilet paper in advance of their predicted demand. Or you'd walk into the car dealer on January 1st and say, "Where's the full 2020 line up?" And they say, "It's on the way, should have the last of my order in June." Then you say, "I'm not waiting that long to replace my old car." Or at Walmart, having to "hold it" for six months until the next order of toilet paper arrives.
- boLv 71 month ago
one manufacturer trying to get a model out faster than another manufacturer
- 1 month ago
Tailgating isn’t just dangerous and annoying – it also makes you accelerate and decelerate unnecessarily, which decreases your fuel efficiency.
Stay a few seconds back. It’s easier to keep a steady speed, and you won’t look so much like an overstressed hamster.
Letting the engine run when you’re not driving is a waste of fuel.
Today’s passenger cars don’t need warming up unless it’s below -20°C (i.e. never, in Australia). Start off slowly as soon as you’ve switched the car on.
If you need to set your GPS or set up your hands-free set before you leave, sort yourself out before you turn the key.
When you’re waiting or loading/unloading, turn the engine off rather than letting it idle. It saves fuel, and avoids choking everyone outside with your car exhaust.
(Note: don’t do this while you’re on the road, unless the car is fitted with an idling-prevention system. It turns off safety featWork out the most direct route to your destination using your map book or GPS before you set out.
Sounds simple, but how often do you do it? Even if you think you know the quickest way, check your route on your GPS or Google maps – you might be surprised.
Ever ridden a bike with soft tyres? You’ll know how your car feels. Check tyre pressure regularly and keep it above 50kPa to keep things rolling smoothly. You can improve your fuel efficiency by up to 4%.
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- 1 month ago
It is strictly for marketing. New car models started being introduced at about September of the year and then it became difficult to sell the remaining current year models.
- Anonymous1 month ago
"The O2 sensor works like a miniature generator and produces its own voltage when it gets hot. Inside the vented cover on the end of the sensor that screws into the exhaust manifold is a zirconium ceramic bulb. The bulb is coated on the outside with a porous layer of platinum. Inside the bulb are two strips of platinum that serve as electrodes or contacts.The outside of the bulb is exposed to the hot gases in the exhaust while the inside of the bulb is vented internally through the sensor body to the outside atmosphere. Older style oxygen sensors actually have a small hole in the body shell so air can enter the sensor, but newer style O2 sensors "breathe" through their wire connectors and have no vent hole. It is hard to believe, but the tiny amount of space between the insulation and wire provides enough room for air to seep into the sensor (for this reason, grease should never be used on O2 sensor connectors because it can block the flow of air). Venting the sensor through the wires rather than with a hole in the body reduces the risk of dirt or water contamination that could foul the sensor from the inside and cause it to fail.The difference in oxygen levels between the exhaust and outside air within the sensor causes voltage to flow through the ceramic bulb. The greater the difference, the higher the voltage reading.An oxygen sensor will typically generate up to about 0.9 volts when the fuel mixture is rich and there is little unburned oxygen in the exhaust. When the mixture is lean, the sensor output voltage will drop down to about 0.2 volts or less. When the air/fuel mixture is balanced or at the equilibrium point of about 14.7 to 1, the sensor will read around .45 volts."