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Life is filled with uncertainties; that’s why people have insurance and savings accounts. No matter how careful we are, however, sometimes things can knock even the most cautious person off her feet. Fortunately, if you own a reliable vehicle, you can always be reasonably safe and comfortable, even if you have only a small amount of money. Here’s why:
Electric vehicles (EVs) have been in widespread use for only a few years. Yet they have proven themselves capable of going anywhere a conventional automobile can while consuming zero fossil fuels. One EV, however, has shown that it can go somewhere that no gas-powered vehicle can go: the moon. That’s the remarkable feat behind the story of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), known to most people as “the moon buggy.”
Road development in the US has followed the same basic pattern since the end of World War II: Add more lanes, make them wider, and increase the speed limits. It’s a good strategy, given the pace of development over the past 50 years. The nation’s expansion during that time has been explosive, even when allowing for the occasional recession.
There’s some advice that’s repeated so often it’s almost universally accepted as true, whether or not actual evidence exists to back it up. You’ve almost certainly heard most of these snippets of popular wisdom. Here are some of the more popular ones:
• Swimming within a hour of eating causes muscle cramps.
• Always brush your teeth after every meal.
• Brown bread is healthier than white bread.
• Margarine is better for you than butter.
• Change your oil every 3000 miles to maintain your engine longer.
Posted In: Aftermarket, How-To Articles, Reports, Rumors, Technology
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The attitudes of the average 20-something and 30-something have changed dramatically since the 1970s and 80s. Evidence is mounting that younger Americans just don’t have the automotive passions of their parents, and this is disconcerting to auto executives everywhere.
The question is, will a new wave of cool cars inspire this generation (and future generations) to fall in love with the automobile... or has America's love affair with the automobile peaked?
If you want a luxury car that isn't entirely boring to drive, then you've probably heard of Infiniti. This luxury division from Nissan offers a wide range of premium models like the Infiniti Q50, Infiniti Q70, and Infiniti QX60. From their luxury SUVs to their sport coupes, each Infiniti is engineered to excite the driver while coddling them in luxury.
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Hyundai is issuing two recalls which will begin sometime in September. The first covers 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from model years 2001-2006 and built between March 31st, 2000 to February 15th, 2006. The front coil spring is prone to corrosion from common road salt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that if the spring fractures it could puncture a tire, which could lead to an increased risk of accidents. So far there have been no crashes, injuries or fatalities stemming from this problem, but there have been more than a thousand warranty claims. 90 of them contained reports of the spring contacting the tire. 94% have been filed in states which routinely use salt on the roads in the winter.
Toyota has issued a very small recall on some very new vehicles. Only 263 of the new Sienna minivans have been sold, but dealers have been ordered not to sell any on their lots until they have been repaired.
Posted In: Miscellaneous, Recalls, Safety, Recalls
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Honda has long been admired for their reliability and terrific build quality. But it's their attention to detail that endears the brand to its loyal owner base. Cars like the Honda Accord, Honda Civic, and Honda Odyssey are filled with little features that can make your life easier. And that's why your local Honda dealer is always packed with both new and returning customers. So let's find out where all of this 'love' comes from.
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When my boys were small, the height of summer was going to the beach. We live in Florida so it may not seem like a big deal, but we are in the dead center of the state which means there are lots of beaches available and none of them are particularly close. We got up early on a Saturday and packed the picnic basket, put on our suits, grabbed a blanket and we were off. The salt air breeze was delicious, the water was chilly and refreshing, and the sand was made into the most pitiful sand castles imaginable. But we were in heaven. Coming home meant a car full of sand, pink noses, and Church's Fried Chicken bought on the way and eaten in the car. The grease and sand were reminders of the beach into the fall even after the car was “cleaned”.
If you’ve bought a new car since the beginning of the year, you are a part of a healthy trend in Colorado auto sales—especially if that new vehicle is a Jeep.