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Autos: Ownership

How to Rock Your Car Out of a Snowbank

Wednesday  16:27,   14 march 2018
lifehacker

Good advice for the tire-spinners and the inexperienced winter drivers among us.Be Prepare in the First... >>>

How Severe Cold Affects Your Car (and What to Do about It)

Wednesday  16:27,   14 march 2018
caranddriver

We found out how the cold can affect cars and trucks and hear about any possible solutions.Few places in the U.S. know cold better than Alaska, and James Grant, who owns Right Choice Automotive Repair in Fairbanks, has seen a bit of what frigid... >>>

There's No Need to Warm Up Your Car in the Cold

Wednesday  16:27,   14 march 2018
popularmechanics

The long-held notion that you should let your car idle in the cold is only true for carbureted engines.In a nutshell, an internal combustion engine works by using pistons to compress a mixture of air and vaporized fuel within a cylinder. The... >>>

The Advantages of Front-Wheel Drive

Wednesday  16:26,   14 march 2018
caranddriver

The Advantages of Front-Wheel Drive If engineers had had their way, front-wheel drive would have dominated automotive design from the beginning. But, in a victory for right-brain thinkers, stylists and enthusiasts actually have a say in the... >>>

If Your Vehicle Doesn't Require It, Premium May Not Be Worth It

Wednesday  16:26,   14 march 2018
msn

AAA says price gap between regular and premium now as big as 25 percent, meaning higher-octane gas may be a poor choice, even when recommended.The latest testing by AAA showed using premium gasoline in vehicles that recommend but don't require it... >>>

Is Premium Fuel Worth the Cost? Yes and No

Wednesday  16:25,   14 march 2018
roadandtrack

If your car recommends, but doesn't require premium, you'll most likely see improved performance and efficiency with higher octane fuel. But, the extra cost might not be worth it.In the study, AAA performed various dyno tests on six... >>>

I Put Diesel In My Car's Gasoline Tank! What Do I Do Now?

Wednesday  16:25,   14 march 2018
jalopnik

This is disastrous for your engine, so if it happens, here’s what to do next.Hello! This is the beginning of what will be a regular feature on this internet website: A column in which I investigate your car problems, mostly to determine just how... >>>

Which Is Best, Four-Wheel Drive Or All-Wheel Drive?

Wednesday  16:23,   14 march 2018
motor1

One type of 4X4 system excels off road, while the other is best for boosting traction while traversing slick or snowy roads.Four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive – shop for your next car on... >>>

Which Is Best, Rear-Wheel Drive Or Front-Wheel Drive?

Wednesday  16:23,   14 march 2018
motor1

It all comes down to your driving style and budget.Front-drive tends to maximize a vehicle’s passenger room, as it eliminates the “hump” running through a rear-drive model’s interior that houses the driveshaft connecting the engine to the back... >>>

Holiday Driving Tips from Some Who Drive Large Trucks for a Living

Wednesday  16:22,   14 march 2018
msn

Professional truck drivers explain their blind spots, and why it's not a good idea to tailgate large rigs.1. Buckle up: A seat belt won't prevent a collision, but it will save a... >>>

How to Drive Stick

Wednesday  16:19,   14 march 2018
popularmechanics

Put this skill in your repertoire.The decline of the true manual-thanks to the ease of automatics and the future-tech of paddle shifters in fancy cars-means that fewer Americans are exposed to stick-shift cars. Which means fewer and fewer people... >>>

The Vapor Rub: Summer versus Winter Gasoline Explained

Wednesday  16:18,   14 march 2018
caranddriver

Every September 15, fuel stations in all 48 continental states must begin dispensing winter-grade gasoline under strict federal deadlines.Starting in 1989 before the 1990 Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency began restricting the... >>>

Are You Ready for a Flat Tire?

Wednesday  16:17,   14 march 2018
consumerreports.org

All drivers are at risk of getting a flat tire, but many new-car buyers might be surprised to find their new vehicle doesn't come with a spare. About 28 percent of 2017 model-year vehicles did no t come with a spare tire, based on a new study by >>>

What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Teen Drivers

Wednesday  16:17,   14 march 2018
consumerreports.org

Practical tips for guiding them through these dangerous yearsCar crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens. In fact, the crash rate per mile driven for 16- to 19-year-olds is nearly three times the rate for drivers age 20 and older, and the risk is... >>>

6 Things to Know About Your Car's Transmission

Wednesday  16:16,   14 march 2018
consumerreports.org

Maintaining the gearbox is important—and often overlookedTaking care of your car or truck’s transmission is important for its long-term health. But all too often, car owners misunderstand the basic maintenance that’s needed to keep a gearbox running >>>