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Autos: Ownership

This Is How To Haul Stuff On Your Car Roof

Tuesday  19:36,   14 march 2017
msn

Only kooks allow surfboards to fly off the roof at speed.This brings up a comment someone made on a piece I wrote last month about the Camaro 2.0T. I had strapped a surfboard to the roof of the car, and a commenter who called himself Dr_Ribs_Revere[...]

Explained: That Weird Throbbing When You Open One Car Window

Tuesday  19:36,   14 march 2017
caranddriver

<p>It can be as loud as standing alongside a Boeing 767 at takeoff.</p>It can be as loud as standing alongside a Boeing 767 at takeoff. And it’s about as irritating as having someone thumping on a bass drum in the back seat. Whether you call[...]

Explained: That Weird Throbbing When You Open One Car Window

Tuesday  19:36,   14 march 2017
caranddriver

<p>It can be as loud as standing alongside a Boeing 767 at takeoff.</p>It can be as loud as standing alongside a Boeing 767 at takeoff. And it’s about as irritating as having someone thumping on a bass drum in the back seat. Whether you call[...]

Winter/Snow vs. All-Season Tires: How They Compare

Tuesday  19:36,   14 march 2017
consumerreports.org

This time of year, many drivers debate whether or not it is worth investing in a dedicated set of winter/snow tires. With advances in all-season tires and mild winters in some areas, it is a fair decision to wrestle with. Before committing, do know [...]

Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Just Harms the Engine

Tuesday  19:36,   14 march 2017
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[...]

Is It Illegal to Leave Your Car Running Unattended?

Tuesday  19:35,   14 march 2017
roadandtrack

It can be. But it isn't always.A close look at the ticket issued to Nick Taylor reveals that he was cited for violating a local ordinance, not a state law. In fact, a quick internet search of the terms associated with this story will dig up[...]

The Basics on Restoring Carburetor Performance

Tuesday  19:35,   14 march 2017
hotrod

The Carter AFB carburetor was introduced in 1957, and the same basic design lives on to this day as the Edelbrock manufactured variant. For any mechanical device to remain in production for nearly 60 years is testimony to fine design work and[...]

How the Smoke From Your Tailpipe Can Tell You What's Wrong With Your Car

Tuesday  19:35,   14 march 2017
roadandtrack

Smoke analysis can help you figure out exactly what's wrong with your car. Here's what your tailpipe is trying to tell you.But if the smoke is coming from your exhaust, it will generally be one of three colors. Correctly identify the color[...]

Tuff Truck Bag: How to Keep Bed Items Dry and Secure

Tuesday  19:33,   14 march 2017
trucktrend

Stuff[...]

4 ways to make your car last longer

Tuesday  19:33,   14 march 2017
autoblog

Staying on top of routine maintenance will help yourKeep your car clean: Washing your car makes it look great, and helps increase it's lifespan,[...]

Maintaining your car's heating and cooling system for winter

Tuesday  19:32,   14 march 2017
autoblog

Just like you wouldn't wait until the hottest day of the year to test your air conditioning systemWhile this might seem like an obvious preventative step, many drivers will focus on their heating system and fail to realize that the health of[...]

Brake Pads and Fluids: The Basics

Tuesday  19:32,   14 march 2017
superstreetonline

You not plowing into the back of that Chrysler starts with your brake pedal and ends with its pads, but that's not the whole story.One of the most important things going on with that hooptie of yours happens in between its brake pads and its[...]

10 Tire and Brake Problems All Drivers Need to Know

Tuesday  19:32,   14 march 2017
popularmechanics

Because unreliable brakes are the last thing you want.Wide-open acceleration might fun, but slowing down that speeding hunk of metal is much more important. Any driver's safety depends on consistent, reliable deceleration, or in other words, working [...]

Don't Assume the Person Changing Your Oil Is Actually a Mechanic

Tuesday  19:31,   14 march 2017
roadandtrack

An oil change shop employee isn't necessarily a mechanic, so be skeptical of the advice they give."Really? How was the oil level when you checked it before you drained[...]

What Happens When the Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank Runs Dry? We Put It to the Test

Tuesday  19:31,   14 march 2017
caranddriver

<p>We tested to find out, so you won't have to try it yourself.</p>Diesel veterans long ago learned how to handle this concern. The following primer is for diesel-engine newbies and gasoline-engine devotees curious about life on the other[...]