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Five Tips to Increase Fuel Mileage

Now that Spring is here, gas prices will be on the rise through Memorial Day. With personal budgets already stretched to the breaking point, what can you do to save money on your car expenses? Here are five tips to getting improved fuel mileage from whatever you drive: 1) Check your tire pressure:...

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How Does a Four Stroke Motor Work?

Four stroke motors are used to power virtually every car and street motorcycle manufactured today. You may have heard the term "four stroke", but do you know what each cycle (or stroke) does? 1) Intake: In this cycle, air and fuel is drawn into the cylinder through an intake valve as the piston...

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How Do I File an Accident Report?

In filing an accident report, one must report to law enforcement authorities where the incident occurred. This is very first action that you should take in case you witness an accident or get involved in one. Once a report is filed, the police would then start the investigation and gather statements...

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What U.S. States Have the Lowest Auto Insurance Costs?

A recent study by Insure.com points out the difference in auto insurance cost in various U.S. states. According to their survey, the following ten states are cheapest, based on a 40 year old driver, with a clean driving record, commuting 12 miles to work: 10. Tennessee $1,170.129. Arizona...

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How Do I Bleed a Radiator?

Radiators maintain the heat in a home or a building. However, like any appliance or mechanical device, their performance can deteriorate over time. It is necessary to “bleed” the radiator—and this is a simple task that can be done with no training and very simple tools (a radiator key and a small...

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Chevrolet Corvettes Recalled for Steering Column Issue

General Motors has announced the recall of 40,029 Corvettes from model years 2005 and 2006. Cars built between March 2004 and January of 2006 are included in this recall. Repeated repositioning of the tilt and telesoping steering wheel may degrade the signal of sensors related to the vehicle's...

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What Do the Numbers on Multi-Grade Motor Oil Mean?

Today's automobiles have very specific motor oil viscosity requirements set by the manufacturer. Many cars use 5W-30 motor oil, but what do those numbers really mean? The first number in our example is 5W, which specifies that the oil must behave like a 5 weight oil (very thin and light) in cold...

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Nhtsa Investigates Ford for Pedal Entrapment

The NHTSA has launched an investigation into reports of pedal entrapment in Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models.  The NHTSA has received several complaints and has verified three instances of pedal entrapment, which could lead to unintended acceleration.  No accidents have been reported...

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Half of Nissan Leaf Buyers Have Owned a Toyota Prius

Nissan's market research has shown that over half of prospective Leaf electric car buyers have owned or still own a Toyota Prius. Nissan sees these customers as early adopters of green technology, who are willing to embrace new eco-friendly products as soon as they beome available.  To date,...

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Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Will Cost $600 Per Month

Smart is bringing a limited number of their battery powered ForTwo Electric Drive automobiles into the United States.  Only 250 will be imported, with 200 already committed to fleet customers.  This leaves fifty available to the general public, but they won't be priced on par with other...