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You’ve worked your way through driver’s training, studied the rules of the road and even know how to use a roundabout. You’re well on your way to getting a license, but you’re not there just yet. To avoid failing your big exam here are a few common reasons people don’t pass a driving test and some tips to avoid these pitfalls.
If you’re concerned about the reliability and quality of your next car, you’re likely analyzing a number of different factors, including where the car was produced. With a large number of cars being made in Mexico, should you expect less than stellar reliability or quality from these vehicles?
Is your vehicle not living up to the promises made on its window sticker? Do your real-world miles per gallon look like the prices on a fast-food value menu? If fuel economy is falling short here are some possible culprits and a few solutions to maximize your MPG.
Updated January 2019
Just about every vehicle owner dreads the moment when their car, truck or SUV won’t start. What should you do? Who should you call? Can you fix it yourself? Here’s a list with ten common reasons why cars don’t start up and what you can do about it, all backed up by an expert from the Universal Technical Institute.
You’re walking down the aisle of your local auto-parts store and you happen to notice the shelf full of fuel-system cleaners. They might be nestled between oil additives and those bottles of goo designed to quiet noisy engines. The packaging looks nice and the price is usually right, but is this stuff a necessary maintenance item or vehicular snake oil?
Diesel engines are something of a mystery to many drivers, especially in North America where gasoline is the king of motoring fuels. Of course compression-ignition has a host of benefits compared to spark plug-equipped powerplants, not the least of which is dramatically better efficiency.
To quickly answer the inquiry posed in this article’s title, NO! Modern vehicles do not need to have their crankcase lubricant exchanged every 3,000 miles. However, there are caveats and you need to be aware of them. We’ll explore these in greater detail after the jump so go ahead and click the link. We’ll wait for you.
From boots to bags and wallets to watch bands, leather is a premium material. In many ways it’s synonymous with luxury. Could you imagine if Prada knitted purses out of yarn or if Rolls-Royce covered its seats with burlap? These ultra-premium products owe much of their appeal to the humble cow.
Roundabout, traffic circle, rotary, gyratory, whatever you call these curving intersections they can be quite confusing to drivers that have never experienced one before. With yield signs, bike lanes and pedestrian crossings there’s a lot going on in a small area and plenty of opportunity to screw things up. But here are a few helpful hints on how to navigate these labyrinthine road junctions.
Few drivers appreciate the importance of tires until they’re stranded on the side of the road with a flat. The truth is every mile we drive depends on these rubber donuts. In spite of their importance tires are surprisingly vulnerable; even a tiny puncture can keep you from going anywhere.