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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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Nissan LEAF to Sticker at $32,780

Nissan has announced pricing on their electric commuter vehicle, the LEAF. Despite internet reports that the eco-friendly plug in electric car would sticker around $45,000, Nissan chose to position the LEAF to a broader audience. With the Federal tax credit of $7,500 for the purchase of an electric...

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Chevrolet Announces Camaro Indy Pace Car Replica

In honor of being named the pace car for this year's Indianapolis 500 race, Chevy is building a limited production run of Camaro Pace Car Replicas. Five hundred copies will be built, each painted Inferno Orange with pearly white stripes. The cars will all be SS versions with the 400 horsepower...

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What Are After Market Auto Parts?

After Market Auto Parts is a thriving industry (especially in the United States). They are much in demand among car enthusiasts who want to improve on their vehicles and put their own “mark” on them—by modifying the vehicle, and replacing the “stock” parts that come with the original model....

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Bugatti Type 57sc Atlantic Sets Auction Record

A 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC, one of two in existence, set a new record for the selling price of an automobile at auction. The car sold to the Mullin Automotive Museum in California, for a sum between $30 and $40 million. The price eclipses the previous record, which was $12.2 million paid for a 1957...

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Is There a Link Between Car Color and Accidents?

In December 2003 researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand discovered that certain car colors were more predisposed to being involved in accidents. The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal in December 2003, showed that between the year 1988 and 1999 there...

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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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Lexus Recall Affects 17,000 Hs 250h Vehicles

Lexus recall affects 17,000 2010 model year Lexus HS 250h vehicles due to safety concerns.  Mark Templin, Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager, issued a statement on June 25, 2010 in reference to the Noncompliance Information Report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety...

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Nhtsa Data Shows Toyota Unintended Acceleration Tied to Driver Error

RideLust reports that the NHTSA has linked Toyota's unintended acceleration to driver error, in all but one case studied.  The NHTSA has not released the data, saying only that the study was not yet complete.  Further testing, in conjunction with other government agencies such as NASA,...

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Subaru Recalls 74,000 Vehicles

Subaru has announced the recall of nearly 74,000 2010 model year Outback wagons and Legacy sedans, built between February of 2009 and April of 2010.  The cars have a steering column wiring harness that may crack with repeated flexing, leading to electrical shorts and component failures....