Month

May 2015

CAR CHECKS YOU SHOULD DO DAILY

The Following are car checks you should never ignore daily: Daily Car Care Tip#1 During the break-in period, typically the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km), keep your speed under 55 mph (88 kpm) or to the speed recommended by your car manufacturer. This will keep your engine healthy for l
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HOW TO DIAGNOSE FUEL PUMP PROBLEMS

FUEL PUMP
DIAGNOSING FUEL PUMP PROBLEMS If the fuel pump is not delivering adequate fuel pressure and volume to the engine, the engine may not start or run properly. Low fuel pressure can cause hard starting, a rough idle, misfiring, hesitation and stalling. No fuel pressure will prevent the en
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HOW TO DRIVE SAFELY IN THE RAIN

Driving in rain can be dangerous. The most important thing for drivers to remember is to SLOW DOWN! In rainy conditions pedestrians, livestock, and wildlife are extremely hard to spot and even harder to avoid. It takes longer to stop or adjust speed in wet weather. The following are t
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Honda announce airbag recall

A day after Toyota and Nissan recalled 6.5 million vehicles due to faulty airbags, Japanese carmaker Honda have followed suit announcing the recall of 5 million vehicles due to same issues. Honda on Thursday said it was recalling vehicles due to concerns that the installed airbags cou
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MEET MARY ANDERSON, INVENTOR OF THE CAR WIPER

One frosty day in 1903, Mary Anderson (1866-1953), a native of Birmingham, Alabama, was visiting New York City via a trolley car. She was trying to catch all the sights of the city’s crowded streets, tall buildings, and horseless carriages, but she had a hard time seeing them because
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TOYOTA, NISSAN RECALL 6.5 MILLION VEHICLES DUE TO DEFECTIVE AIRBAGS

  Toyota and Nissan announced on Wednesday the recall of 6.5 million vehicles due to an exploding airbag epidemic linked to at least five deaths. Known for their potential to explode and shower passengers or drivers with debris and shrapnel, airbags made by the Takata company wil
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HEADLIGHTS PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Headlights are important to the safety of anyone in a vehicle. Properly functioning headlights help in navigating through heavy rains, fog, and darkness, and also help your vehicle to be seen by others . Thus, headlight problems are sometimes scary. Fear not. A headlight is assembled
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PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE’S LEATHER WITH PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Leather car seats add a classy, sophisticated look to any car. However, if you don’t take proper care of your leather, you’re going to end up with ugly, cracked seats. So, what can you do to ensure your vehicle’s leather continues to look and feel great? To keep leather looking
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Maintenance of Steering and Suspension Systems

  There is a lot of math going into the steering and suspension of your car. There are many forces and angles that have to be acted upon and maintained. If you notice any problems in the way your car steers or rides or you feel any body or steering wheel vibrations, you should ha
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NILS BOHLIN, THE LIFE SAVER WHO INVENTED THE MODERN SEAT BELT

In the middle of the last century, Volvo began seeking improvements to seat belts to protect drivers and passengers in its vehicles. When the Swedish automaker tried a single strap over the belly, the result was abdominal injuries in high-speed crashes. The engineers also experimented
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