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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Driveshaft

A driveshaft is the cylindrical shaft that transmits the torque from the engine to the wheels.

How Long Does a Driveshaft Last?

When it comes to important components in your vehicle, the driveshaft holds a lot of importance.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Front Output Shaft Bearing

A front output shaft bearing is a component that is commonly found on vehicles equipped with transfer cases, such as all wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Rotor/Disc

The disc brake rotors are metal discs that work together with the brake pads and calipers to slow the vehicle.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ball Joint (Front)

Ball joints are an important suspension component found on virtually all modern vehicles.

How to Buy a Good Quality Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer

It sounds musical, but what it really does is disperse vibrations that travel through the crankshaft to prevent damage to it and other vehicle components.

What Causes a Car to Shake?

You’re driving down the interstate, and as you come up to cruising speed, the steering wheel starts to vibrate in your hands.

Traffic vibration on bridge generates electric power

The Metropolitan Expressway Co., a company managing the construction, renovation, maintenance, and administration of expressways in and around Tokyo, has announced a project to generate electricity by converting energy created by the vibration resulting from automobiles driving on the Shuto (Metropolitan) Expressway. This is a large scale application of something we already knew about at human scale.

A kinetic energy generator ... what uses can you come up with?

The idea of capturing the energy of vibrations and storing it is not new, but here is another attempt at the idea, courtesy of Gizmag. Dr Steve Beeby and his team at the University of Southampton have created this version of the kinetic energy generator. The last time we discussed this idea, it was mentioned that perhaps a device like this could be used on a vehicle; it would take many of them to generate any meaningful electrical power. This version