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What Vehicles Have the Most Loyal Buyers?

Every year, research company R.L. Polk compiles a list by segment of the car or truck with the most loyal buyers; in other words, when it comes time to replace an existing vehicle, these customers simply buy a newer model of what they already drive. Some results are expected, but others will...

7 Sexy Muscle Cars That Make "Green" Seem Lame

7 Sexy Muscle Cars That Make "Green" Seem Lame

Everyone is in love with green cars, but what about the muscle out there?

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What Is a Defensive Driving Discount?

Defensive driving refers to a set of practices that a driver employs, which result in minimizing the risk of accidents while on the road. Motorists can take defensive driving classes in order to learn these techniques. When one has a defensive driving certificate, he may be eligible for a discount...

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Obama Threatens NASCAR?

Car and Driver magazine published an article on April 1 claiming that the White House ordered Chrysler and GM to end all participation in NASCAR races. If they quit participating, the article said that they would be eligible to get additional federal loans. Luckily for NASCAR fans, this was just...

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More U.S. States Could Ban Texting While Driving

If you are in a state which isn't one of the 14 U.S. states which have banned texting while driving then you could seen be deprived of this luxury. That's because the Democratic Senators are pushing for a blanket ban on texting while driving. According to the lawmakers, states who don't ban texting...

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What Is a Scoot Coupe?

The scoot coupe is a two person vehicle that closely resembles a bumper car. The three-wheeler can go from 70 to 80 miles on one gallon of gas, but with a 1.5-gallon tank that's not very far, especially when the vehicle's top speed is only 45 mph. Its manufacturer, Panther Motors, said the...

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What Is a Cow Catcher?

A cow catcher is not a person but a device. It is a contraption attached to the train’s front side. The cow catcher’s function is to clear any obstacles that may litter the train track. The cow catcher was invented in 1838 by Charles Babbage, a British engineer. The cow catcher is still in use...

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What Is Regenerative Braking?

Since hybrid gas and electric cars run on storage batteries, they must find a way to maximize energy. One of these energy efficiency devices is regenerative braking. Regenerative breaking allows the car to recover some of the energy that it expended during breaking. This is different from the...

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Driver's Ed: What Is Understeer?

Understeer, or "push" in racing lingo, refers to the tendency of a vehicle to continue in a straight line when the wheels are turned. Understeer is the natural handling characteristic of front wheel drive and most AWD cars, for several reasons: • The majority of vehicle weight is carried over the...

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Essential Skills for Every Driver

Today's cars have gotten so go we no longer have to think about things like carrying spare parts, carrying tools or taking night classes to learn how to be a mechanic. Still, there are a few essential skills that every driver should have to cope with driving emergencies or even routine maintenence....