Archive for March, 2010

Microsoft’s Car Technology

Microsoft’s latest attempt at vehicle technology appears to be promising.  Vi-Fi, or vehicle Wi-Fi, is Wi-Fi connections in vehicles.  Microsoft has partnered up with the University of Washington and the University of Massachusetts in order to make Wi-Fi connections a reliable and steady experience, which hasn’t happened with offerings by cell phone makers and their […]

Take Simple Steps To Avoid Car Accidents

Every year there are more than 10,000 vehicle accidents in the nation and approximately 450 people die as a result of the collision.  Many of these accidents can be avoided by having routine maintenance performed on your car. The vehicle is by far the most popular means of transportation in the U.S.  In fact, 91% […]

Check Your Thermostat Regularly

The thermostat in your car serves the purpose of regulating the temperature so it stays at a desired level.  To achieve this, it controls the cooling and heating mechanisms that control the heat flow throughout the system.  The thermostat manages the amount of coolant in the internal combustion engine.  A thermostat is necessary in all […]

Maintaining Your Battery Helps It Last Longer

People need to realize that in today’s cars the main source of power is still the battery.  The battery is not just used to start the engine; it is also used to supply electrical energy that maintains the memory of the numerous computers onboard.  Batteries and cable connections that are poorly maintained fail to supply […]

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Rental Cars Make Great Used Vehicles

Most consumers rely on major car hire companies, such as Avis for rentals on vacations or business trips.  However, people don’t realize that firms such as these are excellent sources of reasonably priced used cars.  Avis’ business is to rent cars but they also sell their cars.  Buyers can save big if they purchase a […]

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Vehicle Weight And Size Don’t Go Hand In Hand

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that small cars aren’t as safe as big vehicles, back in 1997.  Yet, today there are more small cars than ever.  Small vehicles aren’t the only way to accomplish fuel-efficiency and reduced emissions.  There are now light construction materials that can accomplish this feat on larger vehicles.  In […]

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Educate Yourself Before Going Car Shopping

A recent report shows that new car customers aren’t doing enough to ensure the best deals on financing, insurance and new car warranties. Only 64 percent of motorists would even attempt a negotiation on the price of a new vehicle.  In addition, over 2 million motorists wouldn’t even bother to research the current value of […]

Why Running On Empty May Cost You More In The Long Run

Motorists who try to stretch out trips to the gas station may want to think about filling up their tank more often because it might cost them to run out of gas. Running out of gas puts motorist at risk for getting into an auto accident, and it also may cause their cars damage that […]

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Are Your Car Insurance Rates Reasonable?

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recently performed a study to determine what the best and worst states are in the country for auto insurance.  According to the study, you are paying the highest insurance premiums if you live in the Northeast. New Jersey proved to be the most expensive state.  On average, premiums in […]

Is It Time For You To Replace Your Tires?

Most people don’t find tire shopping to be one of the most enjoyable things to shop for.  Basically, we would just like to find a set of tires that will fit our car and keep us from calling for road service.  Nevertheless, there are a few things that you should be aware of before going […]

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