Spark Plugs form a very important part of the entire combustion process inside an engine cylinder. The spark ignites the air-fuel mixture which is supposed to propel the pistons downwards.
And yet , they are one of the most neglected part in a car and all the attention is encountered by the Oil, Lubes, Tires etc.
Know how to replace your spark plug here :
You’ll need some basic tools to complete the task:
A wrench and a fine wire brush cleaner along … Read more
Traffic laws go well beyond the regular violations like highspeed and signal jump.
We list down the 5 most bizarre traffic laws around the world :
1. Japan : Remember the last time you sped your car down a flooded road and watched the water works come through the tires?
Well, think again if you ever drive in Japan, it’s against the law to splash water on a pedestrian while driving, you might end up paying a hefty fine of … Read more
Women on Wheels : Moulika Arabhi
In the journey to meet women petrolheads in the country Carkhana met Moulika Arabhi who is the Director of Environmental Law at WWF India.
Between the mix of life in a polluted Delhi and a pristine profession, lies her love for Motorcycles. We asked Moulika a few questions about her bikes and life on the road..
Carkhana) Tell us about yourself and where do motorcycles/cars stand in your daily life?
Moulika) An Environmental … Read more
As automobile enthusiasts, we are always excited by a new car, a new expo or even a new brand which plans on coming to India.
Rarely do we think of the systems in place which facilitate all the work involved in getting a car from a factory to your garage.
Automobile Dealers are a forgotten part and there is a body in place – FADA (Federation of Automobile Dealers Association) which acts as the umbrella body for all the dealers … Read more
India loves its bikes and has its share of bikers, both regular and enthusiasts.
With the growing number of Superbikes in India, there still are a very few places where you can get them fixed or get them modified.
All bikers however swear by one place – Kaulson Racing (KRP), Delhi.
Team Carkhana went to KRP to experience a day amongst bikes and interviewed the founders of the company Mr. Vijay Kaul & Mr.Virender Kaul.
Excerpts from the interview:
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There is always a spree of new bike and scooter launches in our country. It makes the job difficult to get to know most of them.
Here we shortlist 5 of the recent entrants you should know about :
Recently launched and 250 cc. Hyosung is playing the affordable sports bikes card in India, of which GT250R is the first in 250cc segment.
The engine is oil cooled, V-Twin & comes in a DOHC eight-valve layout, producing peak … Read more
Our fascination with American muscle is not new.
From the Harleys to the Buell & Classic Indians. In this list has been one name for the last 15 years with pride – Victory Motorcycles.
Started by Polaris Industries in the late 1990′s for the bikers who were looking beyond the Harley way of life.
Victory stands for a modern take on the road-trips with the gadgets and comfort, but the same soul of a road runner.
In its short life … Read more
India’s fixation with two wheelers is not new. We have been hooked to our Bajaj’s and new age Honda’s for ages. Then came the 4 wheeled era post liberalization with M800 ruling our roads and hearts.
Come 2012, India is all geared to step up and embrace specialized vehicles from the likes of snowmobiles to All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s).
Things could not have been better for us with the introduction of Polaris Vehicles in India late last year. The world’s … Read more
For me, the Impulse is true to its name and aptly summaries my decision making process vis-a-vis the bike. It was a hot Monday afternoon, and the non alcoholic hangover from my last trip was still fresh. Not particularly happy with being forced to turn back just ahead of Karcham, or the weight of a new Tata Safari on my company’s fast drying revenue streams, I made as always, the crazy and rather frantic call to my dear friend Tapish Bhatt, who by the … Read more
Working closely with Auto Enthusiasts is part of Carkhana’s DNA. F1 Race Screenings, Auto Quizzes, hangouts at the cult Legends Motorcycling Café in Bangalore are some of the popular ways to spread the love. Taking the baton ahead, this summer, Carkhana joined forces with Pidilite to host Car Care Workshops across India and Bangalore was the first destination.
Pidilite has its own line of Car Care and Engine Additives products which has made the famed Fevicol company a petrol-heads paradise.… Read more