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Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Just Harms the Engine

Tuesday  19:46,   29 january 2019
popularmechanics

The long-held notion that you should let your car idle in the cold is only true for carbureted engines. In the thick of winter, the common wisdom is that when you are gearing up to take your truck out in the cold and snow, you should step outside,... >>>

How to Install a Rearview Camera in an Older Car

Tuesday  19:46,   29 january 2019
consumerreports.org

Q. Can I add a rearview camera to an older car that doesn't have one? A. A rearview camera is a handy safety tool on newer cars. But if you have an older model, you don’t need to go without. The simplest solution is to install a small wireless... >>>

This Surprising Hack Will Keep Spiders Out of Your Car

Tuesday  19:46,   29 january 2019
familyhandyman

Be sure to clean out all nooks and crannies thoroughly. And then, because spiders despise the smell of lemon, you can use that as a leave-on repellent. Here’s the formula: Five drops of lemon essential oil, five drops of dish washing liquid, one... >>>

Mothballs As an Octane Enhancer

Tuesday  19:45,   29 january 2019
hotrod

Naphtalene-based mothballs raised octane in pre-World War II gas, but today do more harm than... >>>

Changing your 2019 Ford Ranger's oil? You better take off that front left wheel, then.

Tuesday  19:45,   29 january 2019
cnet

We can already hear the internet trolls sharpening their pitchforks over the Ranger's more complicated oil change... >>>

How This Small Piece of Metal Can Destroy the Invincible 5.9l Cummins Turbo Diesel

Tuesday  19:45,   29 january 2019
jalopnik

Let’s talk about an engine that has earned the reputation of invincibility - the Cummins 5.9L Turbo Diesel. It’s a powerplant that has gained notoriety among the auto community unlike any other engine from its category. Quite frankly, it maintains... >>>

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Tuesday  19:45,   29 january 2019
consumerreports.org

There's no debate that driving while sleepy is dangerous and unacceptable. Yet almost a third of people in a recent AAA survey said at least once in the prior month they had driven while so tired that they could barely keep their eyes open. Perhaps... >>>

How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes

Tuesday  19:45,   29 january 2019
consumerreports.org

A toddler, still strapped into a car safety seat, survived a fall out of a moving vehicle this week on a Minnesota road—providing a chilling reminder of the importance of proper car seat installa tion. The Monday incident, reported in Mankato,... >>>

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Warm Up Your Car In The Winter

Friday  00:40,   07 december 2018
familyhandyman

The age-old wisdom of warming up your car in winter before you drive away could be doing more damage than good. See why warming up your car isn't a good... >>>

We Put Snow Tires on a Corvette and a Porsche to See How They Handle Snowy Roads

Friday  00:40,   07 december 2018
caranddriver

Can advances in traction aids and winter tires turn high-powered sports cars into year-round Snowbelt... >>>

Every Question You've Ever Had About Winter Tires, Answered

Friday  00:40,   07 december 2018
roadandtrack

If you live in a colder climate and don't think you need winter tires, you're wrong. Here's why, according to the experts. Winter is here, and with it, the annual discussion about winter tires. Most car enthusiasts know that dedicated winter tires... >>>

How to Drive Safely in Snow

Friday  17:20,   30 november 2018
caranddriver

Nine simple winter-driving tips to get you to your destination in one piece. If you live where the snow flies, you've seen overconfident drivers blow by you on a snowy road and wondered if-and maybe even secretly hoped-they'd end up in a ditch.... >>>

Should you upgrade your car to HID headlights?

Monday  21:20,   26 november 2018
cnet

It depends on how much you're willing to roll the dice with your car and the other guy's... >>>

Why headlights look too bright on modern cars

Thursday  03:55,   22 november 2018
cnet

If you feel blinded more often, here's... >>>

10 Common Motorcycle Accidents and How To Avoid Them

Friday  23:55,   16 november 2018
rideapart

Learn how to be safe out there. Riding a motorcycle is dangerous. Luckily, bikes also give you the best possible tools to avoid crashing—incredibly powerful brakes, obstruction-free vision, excellent handling, and very grippy tires. Here’s how to... >>>