Total write-off means that a car is irreparably broken. Yes and no, because there is hardly a “real” complete write-off from this point of view. With enough effort, any wreck could be put back on the road. But this is precisely where the economic total loss comes into play.
Every vehicle has a specific financial value – depending on the mileage, degree of wear and tear, equipment, etc. If a car is involved in an accident, the insurance first determines what the car would have been worth immediately before the crash – the so-called replacement value.
The experts then estimate what it would cost to return the car to this condition for repairs. If the repair costs are higher than the replacement value, the vehicle is repairable but not economical and thus becomes a total economic loss.
What Is A Turbo (Charger)?
Virtually no diesel car today can do without a turbocharger – but what is the meaning of this word, which even laypeople usually associate with “power”?
Well, an engine typically gets the air it needs for combustion through the negative pressure created by the piston descending in the cylinder – this is called a naturally aspirated engine. But the more air there is, the more fuel you could mix in and thus tease more power out of an otherwise equally sized engine.
That’s the turbo’s job. In principle, it is nothing more than a swift rotating fan: One of its impellers is set in rotation on the exhaust side by the exhaust gas flow. Another impeller is rotated in the fresh air tract via an axis. This shovels more air into the cylinders and thus provides a boost in performance – and this is precisely what the diesel needs because without a turbo, it would be much weaker than a gasoline engine of the same size. Check for auspicious motorcycle plate numbers (ทะเบียน รถ มอเตอร์ไซค์ มงคล which is the term in Thai)