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Welcome to this online store of products for vehicles. Buy clicking at the banners you will find a huge collection of car items. Further down on this page there is also an article about drive layout concepts.

Good places to by car and motorcycle products

Below are presented some good online shops where you can buy spare part and equipment for cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles and other vehicles. All the shops contain most types of vehicle products. The decription indicate some important specialities of the shops.

Core mechanical, electric and engine parts. Also performance upgrades. Original and thirdparty parts for every thinkable car model. A great shop for cargo handling devices.

Auto Parts Warehouse

Please go here for a quick search for specific car parts for an affordable prize:

Parts Train

All kinds of equipement for the internal and external of your car. A great shop for car styling and performance parts.

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Comodities to use in your vehicle and on journeys - a lot of audio, video and other electroni comodities. A lor of safety equipment. A great shop for garage tools and vehicle grooming products.

Auto Barn - Shop on-line at our 5-Star Rated Site

Truck, 4 wheel and offroad vehicle equipment and upgrades. Also all type of tools and mashines useful in trucks and offroad environment.

A general thechnology store with many good offers in car electronics like GPS map systems, tracking devices and communication equipment


Examples of the many products

TruXP Finned Aluminum Transmission Pans 8593AA

TruXP Finned Aluminum Transmission Pans 8593AA

Transmission Pans by TruXP. TruXP Finned Aluminum Transmission Pans Features - Take your ride from hot to cool with a Finned Aluminum Transmission Pan. Lightweight aluminum pan for optimal cooling efficiency. Polished to a high-shine for showroom style. Finned design brings better heat transfer. Custom-made to maintain your stock fluid capacity. TruXP Aluminum Transmission Pans - Finned Trans Pan.

Hooker Transmission Crossmembers & Adapters

Hooker Transmission Crossmembers & Adapters

Transmission Mounts by Hooker. Hooker Transmission Crossmembers & Adapters Features - Install and adjust your transmission as needed with Hooker Transmission Crossmembers & Adapters. Crafted from high-strength, low-alloy steel for durable defense against the road. Provides bolt-in installation of swap headers and exhaust systems.

Motul Multi DCTF Transmission Fluid

Motul Multi DCTF Transmission Fluid

Transmission Fluid & Gear Oil by Motul. Motul Multi DCTF Transmission Fluid Features - Double down on your engine performance with Multi DCTF Transmission Fluid. High-performance synthetic blend lubricant engineered for dual clutch transmissions (DCT). Works for double-dry clutch and double-wet clutch transmission designs. Suitable for use in a wide range of OEM and aftermarket DCT gearboxes. Extends gear life, shear stability at hot temperature and oxidation resistance. Motul Multi DCTF Transmission Fluid - FREE SHIPPING.

Mishimoto Transmission Oil Coolers

Mishimoto Transmission Oil Coolers

Transmission Oil Coolers by Mishimoto. Mishimoto Transmission Oil Coolers Features - Drop the temperature inside your transmission with a Mishimoto Oil Cooler. Universally sized to work with a wide range of cars, trucks and SUVs. Perfect for maintaining peak performance when you're racing, commuting or even towing. The ideal alternative when you're driving an automatic but can't find a custom tranny cooler. Constructed from high-quality aluminum for strength and weight savings. Mishimoto Transmission Oil Cooler - Best Price on Mishimoto Oil Cooler with Fan.

2010 Nissan Altima Oracle Headlights

2010 Nissan Altima Oracle Headlights

2010 Nissan Altima ORACLE Headlights. Oracle Headlights Features - Add a dramatic aura to your front-end with Oracle Headlights. Direct replacement headlights with built in eye-catching LED halos. Custom-made for a seamless fit on your year, make and model. Cutting-edge halos can be seen vividly even in direct sunlight. Pre-assembled lights directly plug into your factory wiring harness.

2010 Nissan Versa Spyder Headlights

2010 Nissan Versa Spyder Headlights

2010 Nissan Versa Spyder Headlights. Spyder Headlights Features - Spyder Headlights give your speed demon a sharp look and brighter lighting. Custom-designed for a direct-replacement fit - no rewiring, soldering or splicing required (for most vehicles). Weather-sealed to prevent moisture. Available in numerous styles, ranging from brilliant projectors to modern halos (depending on your vehicle).

2010 Nissan Maxima Elite Spoilers

2010 Nissan Maxima Elite Spoilers

2010 Nissan Maxima Elite Spoilers Spoilers. Elite Spoilers Features - Equip your ride with factory flair and install an OE-style spoiler from Elite Spoilers. Custom designed for your specific make, model and year vehicle. Crafted from molded ABS plastic for a precision fit, light weight and super strength. Elite Spoilers are available with factory-matched paint or a ready-to-paint primer finish. Paint-matched models feature 3 coats of DuPont automotive paint and 2 coats of clear for a smooth, factory-matched finish. Elite Spoilers - Best Price on Elite Lip Spoilers and Wings.

2010 Nissan Frontier SumoSprings

2010 Nissan Frontier SumoSprings

2010 Nissan Frontier SuperSprings Bump Stops & Suspension Bumpers. SumoSprings Features - Say sayonara to sagging suspension with SumoSprings. Custom designed to fit your truck, SUV or van. SumoSprings deliver the progressive spring rate of an airbag without any air needed-they require no maintenance, no air compressors, and no air hoses. Built from a heavy-duty closed-cell polyurethane foam that bounces back to its original shape even after being compressed up to 80% and stretched up to 20%. Packed into a sturdy casting that can survive the rigors of living under your rig.

2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty Oil Filter Ford Oil Filter K33HP2010

2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty Oil Filter Ford Oil Filter K33HP2010

K&N WRENCH-OFF OIL FILTER Heavy duty construction, high flow rates, & outstanding oil filtration traps 99% of harmful contaminants. Synthetic Media is compatible with longer change intervals recommended for synthetic oils 1" (automotive) or 17mm (motorcycle) exposed nut designed for easy removal. Internal resin-impregnated filter efficiently removes contaminants (as small as 10 microns) so they don"'t circulate through your engine. Anti-drain back valve eliminates dry starts. Quick and easy removal/replacement. Manufacturer"'s warranty included.

1996 Ford F-150 Air Suspension Compressor Ford Air Suspension Compressor A1325415

1996 Ford F-150 Air Suspension Compressor Ford Air Suspension Compressor A1325415

If you"'re putting in AirLift Air Springs, do yourself a big favor and add this great on-board compressor system. You can adjust your air ride right from your driver"'s seat. Plus, it"'s got a "low-pressure" sensor that automatically activates the compressor when your air pressure is below a safe minimum. Includes everything you need. Installs in minutes with simple hand tools. See Details on $100 REBATE!

1996 Nissan Pickup Suspension Block Nissan Suspension Block B266100

1996 Nissan Pickup Suspension Block Nissan Suspension Block B266100

Belltech"'s premium line of Lowering Blocks give you a quick and easy way to get a sporty, lowered look for your truck. Lowering blocks install between the leaf spring and the axle for a drop in the rear. Can be used with factory leaf springs or combined with aftermarket leaf springs for a more aggressive drop. Each Belltech lowering block kit is tested against the company’s strict quality standards to ensure proper fit and ride height. Made from high-quality extruded aluminum. Includes cold rolled 1/2” diameter U-bolts. Lifetime Warranty.

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Licensed Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 1:12 Electric RTR RC Car

Licensed Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 1:12 Electric RTR RC Car

Licensed Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 1:12 Electric RTR RC Car

All kind of hobby items - RC helicopters, RC cars, RC airplanes, RC robots, RC boats, airsoft guns, electronics and much more

Natural drugs for common health problems

Supplements to maintain general health and condition

Skincare, cosmetics and fashion

Anti-aging supplements for the skin and the whole body

Cellphones, computers and electronic equipment

Information resources for our visitors - Here is an article about oil changing of your car, and an article with information about the different types of drive layout you can find on cars. To find other information resources, please go to this page


Car Oil Change - Do It Yourself

By Michael Walker

Getting your oil changed is something that the pros promise they can do in a jiffy, however, with every three thousand miles you drive, the price can add up quickly. You can save yourself some money by doing it yourself. An oil change is not as hard as you may think!

Prior to changing your oil, you will need to pick up some supplies at you favorite parts store. The first thing you will need is six quarts of oil. If your car manufacturer recommends a certain type, you should stick with that. Otherwise, choose a brand you know and trust. (Note- do not mix oil. If you have a quart or two of one brand already at home, make sure you purchase additional quarts of the same kind.) With every oil change, you should always change your oil filter as well. So, you will also need to pick up an oil filter for your particular car. In addition, you will need an oil pan to empty the old oil into. Your best bet is to purchase one that can seal so that you can easily take it to be recycled. And, if you don’t have one already, you could use an oil filter wrench.

After you purchase the necessary items, you are ready to start the oil change. First, elevate the vehicle off the ground using your car jack, just enough to access the underside of the engine. (Note: For added safety, make sure you are using a jack stand.) Remove the oil fill cap on the engine. Then, get underneath the engine. The oil pan covers the entire bottom of the engine, and this is what you will be draining from. Find the engine pan drain plug, which is shaped hexagonal (six sides). Place the oil pan you bought underneath. Next, use a socket wrench to loosen the drain plug. The oil will start to come out. Let this drain completely. Once drained, replace the plug and tighten.

Next, move the drain pan so it is under the oil filter. Use your oil filter wrench to rotate the filter counter-clockwise until it comes off. Once loosened, you’ll need to unscrew it from the engine with your hands. Once off, place in the oil pan- oil will drip out from the filter. Now, it’s time to put on the new filter. When you remove the new filter from the box, you’ll see a rubber gasket on the base. A good trick for easy removal in the future is to coat the gasket thoroughly with oil. When that’s done, screw the new filter onto the filter pipe tightly.

At this point, you’re done underneath, so you can let the car down. But first, get the oil pan and any tools out from under the vehicle. Next, fill the engine with five quarts of oil and put the cap back on. Then, check the oil level. You should see that it’s one quart high, and this is just because the filter is not yet full. Next, start the car and let the engine idle for about five minutes. This will allow the oil pump to pick up the new oil, and get it circulating. Also, check under the car to make sure the filter is not leaking any oil. Then, you can shut off the car and check the oil level once again. This time it should read, “full.”

You’re done! Just repeat these instructions in 3,000 miles!


Michael Walker is a freelance author providing tips and hints on engine related topics such as JDM motors, used import engines and engine swaps. His articles are a valuable source of information for the auto enthusiast.

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Understanding the Drive Layouts

By: Alvin Agomaa

The drive layout is the arrangement of the engine, transmission, and driven axles. The types of drive layouts are Front engine Front wheel drive (FF/ FWD), Front engine Rear wheel drive (FR/RWD), Mid engine Rear wheel drive(MR), Rear engine Rear wheel drive(RR), Four wheel drive (4WD or 4x4) and the All Wheel Drive(AWD). Each of these layouts has their own performance, advantages and disadvantages.

Front engine Front wheel drive (FF/FWD) – The Engine and the two driven axles are placed in front, where the power from the engine is transferred straight to the front wheels. This layout increases the interior space especially in small cars because there is no central tunnel needed for the driveshaft. FF layout has advantage when it comes on low grip surfaces, and its tendency to understeer reduces the risk of losing control. The disadvantage is the load placed on the front tires. The front tires must transfer all acceleration, steering, cornering, and braking forces to the road. This kind of tasks gives a lot of stress in front tires which may lead to wear and tear, while the rear tires have very little load on them.

Front engine Rear wheel drive (FR/ RWD) - This is the complement of FF layout, where the engine is placed longitudinally at the front but the two driven axles are placed at the rear connected through the driveshaft. With this kind of layout, installation of more powerful engine such as V8, V10 and V12 is not a problem. Since the FR has a driveshaft, central tunnel is present in this layout a little interior space is sacrificed. All of the disadvantages of the FF layout are the advantages of FR layout.

Mid Engine Rear wheel drive (MR) – The drive layout that consumes a lot of interior space of the car especially the seating capacity, the engine is placed in the middle of the chassis and the driven axles are at the rear. Although it has more weight at the rear, entering a corner makes it more difficult because the front tires have less traction resulting to understeer and since the rear is heavy, the car tends to oversteer when exiting a corner. This kind of layout is commonly used in racing cars and sports cars because of weight distribution focused in the center of the car.

Rear engine Rear wheel drive (RR) - This layout places both engine and the driven axle at the rear of the vehicle, even though the rear wheels benefit from the additional grip due to the added weight given by the engine, the front wheels still need grip in order to steer the car effectively. That’s why RR layout car can also be prone to understeer.

Four Wheel Drive (4WD or 4X4) / All Wheel Drive (AWD) – It is a term usually used to describe a car where the four wheels receive power from the engine simultaneously. This can be found in an off-road vehicle. A well distributed power to the four wheels improves the grip of the vehicle. The terms 4WD and 4X4 are used in jeeps and other off-road vehicles that require the driver to switch from 2WD used in street driving (two wheel drive) to 4WD to improve the grip depending on the road condition like mud, snow, etc. and it has a high and low gear selection. The AWD term was invented to identify the vehicle capable of driving all the wheels on any road condition without selecting high and low gear selection because the power is distributed on all the wheels. Unlike the 4WD with gear selection, you don’t have to select the appropriate gear to match the road condition. Most of the modern cars use AWD system for more traction and better handling.

Alvin D. Agomaa

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