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Autos: Ownership

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 [...]

6 Key Pickup Truck Accessories for New Owners

Wednesday  16:16,   14 march 2018
consumerreports.org

Truck accessories can play an outsized role in keeping your truck livable.Pickup truck owners know their vehicles are workhorses, and they often rack up lots more miles than owners of typical sedans or...[...]

This Is the Best Way to Increase Your Gas Mileage

Wednesday  16:16,   14 march 2018
bestlifeonline

If you're truly interested in maximizing your vehicle's efficiency and gas mileage, don't worry about your fuel tank. Worry about your tires.But if you’re truly interested in maximizing your vehicle’s fuel efficiency, the key is not in...[...]

How to Polish Your Car

Wednesday  16:15,   14 march 2018
roadandtrack

Planning on giving your car a polish? Look no further.Polishing is an important step in the car-cleaning process, and it's something any diligent enthusiast should learn how to do. Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC put together an incredibly detailed video...[...]

Here's What Happens When You Let Your Car Run Out Of Oil

Wednesday  16:15,   14 march 2018
jalopnik

That oil change can definitely wait a few more months, right? After all, the gas powers the car and that’s the main thing that gets it from A to B. Wrong. Without oil, a car’s engine is toast—burnt, smoking, ruined toast. And engines are a lot more...[...]

The Fastest Way to De-Fog Your Windshield

Wednesday  16:15,   14 march 2018
roadandtrack

Science proves you can blast away the fog twice as fast.Winter's here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't take that long for...[...]

Winter Tire Procurement Shouldn’t Be So Hard

Wednesday  16:12,   14 march 2018
automobilemag

Not all OEMs make it easy to source the right rubber for the snowA close friend of mine ordered a new 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S last year. After some delays, the car finally landed at his dealer in the middle of October. I had already begun assisting...[...]

How To Bring New Life To Old Wheels

Wednesday  16:12,   14 march 2018
msn

Sanding and painting can make your old wheels look new and unique.First, sand the wheels with a heavy grit sandpaper. I used my power sander, but in the past, I've done this by hand as well. One time I even had access to a sandblasting box, which...[...]