First is generally not a ratio that matches 2/3/4 because it's there to accommodate towing or extremely steep hills. Granny gear in bike language. HOWEVER you should always step through it, using it just to judge the car up to maybe 8/10 mph.
Because the speed being delivered to the clutch in 2nd/3rd is much faster than 1st, so it is going to wear out much faster because you are dragging it from halt with a high rpm. Any modern car will easy spin off in 2/3 but it's a high wear option. 1st should be used to make the car roll essentially, it's one of those car things NOBODY tells anyone, like how traffic lights work.
The whole gears on cars thing is stil a bit of a strange one for me.what is this "clutch" you speak of?
I thought the light sensors thing was to detect oncoming emergency vayhickles.i never knew pulling away in second was 'a thing'.
also, i believe some traffic lights have light sensors - i.e. they can detect car headlights at night.that could have been learned during a pub conversation, so adjust for reliability.
I'd assumed a lot of those yokes were cameras for keeping an eye on things. Or doin a bit of the aul shpyin.i believe some traffic lights have light sensors
on the way home yesterday i spotted what i saw what i think had been described to me as the light sensor (a wedge shaped device attached to traffic lights), and i'm almost certain it's actually the speaker for pedestrian crossings, for the audible warning for the blind and partially sighted.I'd assumed a lot of those yokes were cameras for keeping an eye on things. Or doin a bit of the aul shpyin.
What about servicing? is there servicing?I have one. Bought a UK import Leaf 2nd hand last year when I got a new job and we needed a second car. I do around 65km a day and get about 140km range on a full charge, so I charge it up at home every night even though there are two sets of free public chargers 5 & 10 minutes walk from the job, because i am a lazy bastard.
I'll be the first to admit they look a bit lame, but the initial acceleration from a standing start is MENTAL and driving an automatic is just so easy. Actually the biggest problem I have with it is it's far too easy to drive it way too fast without realising it, which isn't very good for range (or, you know, safety.)
Speaking of range, real-world performance on the current Leaf models is meant to be about 2x what i get but all EVs are way too expensive new even taking into account it's only €125 to tax, and the obvious fuel savings (ie free if you don't mind using public chargers), so my advice for now would be buy second hand, and unless you're never going to need to drive further than 50% range or have easy access to another car for longer trips, only as a second car.
Well everything except the engine (because there isn't one) has to be serviced, just like any other car. I've no real clue what the deal is with the motor but i understand it's got far fewer moving parts than an ICE so I reckon there's not much to look at there. I think it's more of a "Computer! Run level 2 diagnostic!" kind of thing. I do know you get a battery health check telling you what %age of capacity you've lost so far, because we got one when we bought it, but mine has never been serviced. Must arrange that I suppose.What about servicing? is there servicing?
The 2nd hands are coming into my range.
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