What is Crash Bar ?
Crash bars also known as bull bars, crash guards are rods or bars made of steel, iron or plastic which are fixed in cars to protect the bumper, radiator, and headlights.
Why Indian Government has banned Crash guard ?
The Union ministry of road transport and highways asked all states to take stern action against unauthorised fitment of crash guards in vehicles. In a written communication to the transport commissioner of all states and Union Territories, the ministry stated that crash guards “pose serious safety concerns to the pedestrians as well as occupants of the vehicle.
“It is a misconception that crash guards add safety to vehicle passengers. The front of every car has built in crumple zones which help reduce the impact of an accident. When a crash guard is fitted to a car, it can make the crumple zones ineffective during a crash, transmitting force to the passengers, thereby causing injuries,” a transport official said. It also interferes with the working of air bags in the car apart from posing serious danger to pedestrians and cyclists.
Also as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, these accessories are illegal and installing them can attract a fine of Rs.1,000 for the first offence and Rs.2,000 for subsequent offences. Those who sell or deliver such accessories are liable to be fined as much as Rs.5,000.
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Reference : Hindustan Times
What is ABS ?
ABS means Anti-lock Braking System. It was invented to help the driver maintain some steering control and avoid vehicle skidding while braking.
Who invented ABS ?
The ABS was invented by Gabriel Voisin in 1929.The German firm Bosch had been developing anti-lock braking technology since the 1930s, but the first car using Bosch’s electronic system became available in 1978. They first appeared in trucks and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. ABS Systems were later introduced on motorcycles.
How ABS Works ?
ABS technology uses sensors to measure speed of each wheel to determine if one or more wheels are trying to lock up during braking. If a wheel tries to lock up, a series of hydraulic valves limit or reduce the braking on that wheel. This prevents skidding and allows you to maintain steering control thus preventing the vehicle to loose direction.
Why ABS is important for safe driving ?
When you require to stop the car in emergency situation ,With ABS brakes the braking distance for a car to come to a full stop is much shorter than if there where no ABS brakes.
When you brake hard a car without ABS Brakes the tyres skid and the area of the tyre in contact with the road gets worn out. Frequent use of hard braking on Indian roads lead to the tyre getting worn out in different areas on the tyre and this leads to the tyre getting out of balance and causing vibrations;Hence ABS system increases life of your car tyre.
Also the ABS system prevents the car from turning into multiple directions on application of immediate brakes.It makes the car stable on application of immediate brakes.
See the wheels on Action with ABS and without ABS –Bosch Technology
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As a vehicle owner it is vitally important that you are carrying out regular maintenance on your vehicle. In Pune, there are many car mechanics that helps to maintain your car by offering all kind of services in their car workshop.
Without proper maintenance, your vehicle will be a lot more likely to be prone to more serious problems in the future that could lead to you lose your life also being greatly out of pocket.
It has been noticed that some of the most expensive issues that can occur as a result of not maintaining your vehicle can be found below:-
# Fixing or replacing the cylinder – the need to either fix or replace the cylinder in your vehicle is often a sign of continued neglect. Cylinder failure occurs when the correct mixture of fuel, air and sparks are missing, which leads to the cylinder overheating and then failing.
# Replacing the transmission assembly – transmission problems can be caused by regular maintenance. These problems are rare only if regular maintenance, especially if you follow your manufacturer’s guide, is carried out. Without a fully functioning transmission, your car will be unable to turn and to replacement of the transmission assembly will be required.
# Replacing the cylinder head and spark plugs – not maintaining your cylinder head and spark plugs can lead to engine failure. Misfires in your engine will cause the cylinders to heat up and fail .
#Replacing the camshaft – failure to change your oil regularly and cleaning your valves will lead to dirt and grime building up which can result in your camshaft failing. This usually only happens if regular maintenance is neglected so you shouldn’t have a problem with this assembly unless you fail to maintain your vehicle.
If these problems occurs on road the consequence of it can be very expensive risking your life. So to avoid having to pay out your life and vast sums of money, it is important to ensure you carry out vehicle maintenance duties regularly.
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