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How to Stop a Runaway Prius

Stopping a car with unintended acceleration isn’t as dramatic as the news media would have you believe. The above video explains the process in language any driver can understand. Here's what the video shows: 1) First, move the gear selector for Drive to Neutral. On a Prius, this is done by...

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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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Driver's Ed: Are Anti Lock Brakes Better Than a Trained Driver?

Many people are under the misconception that antilock brakes (ABS for short) provide the best possible stopping distances under all conditions. While there are many variables that come into play, the short answer is that a trained and skilled driver can stop a vehicle quicker with conventional...

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The Five Vehicles Cheapest to Insure

These days, everyone is looking to save money wherever they can. If you're shopping for a new minivan or compact SUV, you may want to take a look at the list below, which shows the five vehicles cheapest to insure in the United States. Pricing is based on a 40 year old male driver, with no tickets...

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New Jersey to Require Warning Sticker for New Drivers

New Jersey has become the first U.S.state to require external identification of drivers under the age of 21. A red sticker must be affixed to the upper left corner of both the front and rear license plates, identifying the vehicle as driven by someone with limited experience. Called Kyleigh's...

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What Is a DUI Plea Bargain?

A DUI is an acronym for a criminal offense referring to Driving Under the Influence. This offense is punishable by law, but the parties involved can agree upon a DUI plea bargain. It is a compromise between the individual accused of a DUI and the prosecutor wherein the latter offers the former a...

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Why Has Toyota Announced a Recall on Sienna Minivans?

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall to owners of 1998 - 2010 Sienna minivans in states that use salt to counter winter road conditions. The cable that affixes the spare tire under the rear of the Toyota Sienna can become corroded over time. If this cable breaks, the spare tire could fall to the...

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What Is a Drunk Driving Arrest?

Drunk driving is a serious offense that merits severe punishment. This type of offense involves an individual driving with a blood alcohol content that exceeds the limit stipulated by state laws. A law enforcement officer is within his or her right to stop or pull over any individual he suspects...

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What Was the First Production Motorcycle?

The first production motorcycle is generally regarded to be the Hildebrand & Wolfmueller, built by factories in Germany and France from 1894 to 1897. Although earlier motorcycle prototypes had been built by US and European inventors (including Gottleib Daimler's Einspur, often called the first...

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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...