Safe Driving & Driving Test Techniques : Cars & Vehicles

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How to Diagnose a Dead Battery Cell

How to Diagnose a Dead Battery Cell

All lead acid batteries contain individual cells. The individual cells within a lead acid battery contain a charge from 2.2 volts up to 2.4 volts per cell. A 12-volt lead acid battery will hold six cells. A 6-volt lead acid battery will hold only three cells. These cells are electrically connected t......[Read More]
GM Transfer Case Identification

GM Transfer Case Identification

For auto enthusiasts, knowing a car is important. For those looking to identify GM transfer cases, it is essential. The various makes and models of GM trucks have featured a variety of transfer case types over the years.......[Read More]
Safety for Teens In NY

Safety for Teens In NY

New York's Graduated Driver License (GDL) A teen must be at least 16 years old to obtain a junior learner permit and must hold that permit for 6 months. During this time, the teen has ... ......[Read More]
1998 Lexus ES300 Safety Features

1998 Lexus ES300 Safety Features

The Lexus ES 300 came with safety features such as pretensioned seat belts.seat belt receptacle image by Albert Lozano from Fotolia.comLexus is a Japanese luxury brand that was launched in 1989 by Toyota. An edmunds.com review of the ES 300 explains, "While Lexus sold three generations of.........[Read More]
How to Obtain a Disabled Parking Permit in Rhode Island

How to Obtain a Disabled Parking Permit in Rhode Island

Disabled residents can apply for a Rhode Island disability parking permit. The disability must meet one or more of the criteria defined in Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) rules and regulations, such as impaired mobility, limited ability to walk or blindness. Your physician has to certif......[Read More]
How to Repair a 3-Wheel Bicycle

How to Repair a 3-Wheel Bicycle

Fixing up an old tricycle is a great project for someone who loves collectibles. These antique bikes will soon hold great monetary value and should be kept in such a condition where they have been well-maintained. Replacing parts is not a hard task for this kind of bike. Simple wheel and rust repair......[Read More]
Free Defensive Driving Tips

Free Defensive Driving Tips

Obeying all posted traffic signs is only part of defensive driving.illuminated stop sign image by leemarusa from Fotolia.comDefensive driving tips for the driver can be found all over the Internet for free from organizations like the Department of Motor Vehicles to private insurance.........[Read More]
How to Improve Polaris Predator 90 Performance

How to Improve Polaris Predator 90 Performance

The Polaris Predator 90 is a small, sport all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for intended for youngsters. It has a 90 cubic centimeter engine. Increasing the performance on the Polaris Predator 90 is not that difficult and many performance kits exist for the ATV. However, there are some basic performance rep......[Read More]
How to Calibrate a Saturn Vue Compass

How to Calibrate a Saturn Vue Compass

Some Saturn Vue models come with an auto-dimming compass mirror. This mirror can help point you in the right direction when traveling; however, it needs to be calibrated from time to time. When your Vue's compass needs to be calibrated, "CAL" will be shown in your compass display. You can also manua......[Read More]
Daihatsu Sirion Specs

Daihatsu Sirion Specs

The Sirion is spacious inside despite its size.Milk & Honey Creative/Brand X Pictures/Getty ImagesThe Daihatsu Sirion is a five-door hatchback that is the fourth upgrade in a range dating back to 1998. A sturdy, reliable and surprisingly spacious car with a variety of equipment inside,.........[Read More]
The Disadvantages of Multi-Story Car Parking

The Disadvantages of Multi-Story Car Parking

Multi-story parking structures have a number of disadvantages.parking garage image by itsallgood from Fotolia.comDrivers who use multi-story parking facilities, sometimes known as parking garages, often enjoy a number of benefits the structures provide. Despite the ability of the garages.........[Read More]
Differences Between OBD1 & OBD2

Differences Between OBD1 & OBD2

On-board diagnostics (OBD) monitor the various systems in automobiles and trigger various alerts when a system fails or falls short of performance requirements. Two types of OBD exist: OBD1 and OBD2. They are also known as OBD-I and OBD-II respectively.Baud RateThe baud rate, or speed at.........[Read More]
Honda Accord Vs. Hyundai Sonata

Honda Accord Vs. Hyundai Sonata

The Honda Accord and the Hyundai Sonata are similar sized passenger vehicles. They offer seating for five and boast better gas mileage than many larger vehicles.......[Read More]
How to Install an Infant Car Seat in a Rav 4

How to Install an Infant Car Seat in a Rav 4

Toyota Rav 4s feature a built-in latch system for installing and securing an infant car seat. The latch system works by placing the car seat in either the rear passenger-side seat or the rear driver's-side seat. The system is designed for easy installation and removal.

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LATCH Instructions

LATCH Instructions

LATCH systems are installed in most cars from 2003 onward to provide better security and protection to children's car seats that were previously strapped in using only the car's standard seat belts. The LATCH systems feature an anchor built into the framework of the rear seats. A flexible belt from ......[Read More]
Audi A8 Short Wheelbase Benefits

Audi A8 Short Wheelbase Benefits

Along with the type of tread, wheelbase influences your grip and traction.detail of a car tire image by Albert Lozano from Fotolia.comThe Audi A8 is a shorter version of another Audi luxury sedan, the Audi A8 L. The difference between the two models is a 5.1 inch difference in the length.........[Read More]
How to Brake with the Left Foot

How to Brake with the Left Foot

Most of the driving population brakes with their right foot. For most this is the foot to use because it feels right. It has even been argued that right foot braking is somehow safer than left foot braking. However, many professional competition drivers feel that the exact opposite is true and left ......[Read More]
What Causes a Car to Stutter on Starting?

What Causes a Car to Stutter on Starting?

IntroductionThere are only a few things that would cause a car to stutter or have a hard time running for the first few minutes after start up. Starting off with older cars that still use a carburetor, the choke would be the first suspect component. If the choke does not close properly.........[Read More]
What to Do When Your Car Key Does Not Turn When Starting the Car?

What to Do When Your Car Key Does Not Turn When Starting the Car?

The automotive troubles people usually think of may be simple issues like frozen door locks, flat tires or more. One unique problem is when the ignition key fails to turn when you try to start your car. There may be a pretty simple fix for it. You'll need to try a few things to see which solution wo......[Read More]
How to Hook Up Car Power Inverters

How to Hook Up Car Power Inverters

Some vehicles are used as rolling offices and some are used to take the family camping. No matter which scenario applies to your vehicle, you can benefit from the same upgrade. Needing extra power from your vehicle has been a problem for a long time. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to take your small......[Read More]