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Biomass offers America tremendous opportunity to use domestic and sustainable resources to provide its fuel, power, and chemical needs from plants and plant-derived materials. The Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Biomass Program, run by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy includes major programs for developing and improving technology

Feb 23, 2006 - 10:38:00 PM

Engines Run On Renewable Resources
Reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign oil was a major aspect of President Bush’s State of the Union address this year. Car manufacturers are on their way to making that goal a reality – creating vehicles that can run on a variety of energy sources.

Feb 22, 2006 - 6:38:00 PM

California Lemon Law
The California lemon law is a provision that gives consumers teeth if they go to court against a car maker. It says that if a car maker is unable to repair a sold or leased car to match its written warranty after a reasonable number of attempts, the maker must

Feb 21, 2006 - 8:15:00 PM

Texas Lemon Law
The paint on your car is peeling, the light switch came out when you pulled it, the car makes ‘funny noises’ but drives okay — you may think you have a lemon on your hands, but you don’t, actually. But if the brakes don’t work, the car won’t go into

Feb 21, 2006 - 7:54:00 PM

Car Rental Tips for Your Next Road Trip
As winter draws to an end and the days begin to lengthen, thoughts turn to the open road, fresh air and sunshine. If you're planning a trip this spring, the last thing you want to worry about is your car rental. Rent-A-Wreck has some car rental tips to help get

Feb 21, 2006 - 6:12:00 PM

Watch Satellite TV in the Lap of Limo Luxury
The bigger and flashier, the better. That's the trend in limousines today. And as the limos' exteriors have become more elaborate, the interiors have gotten a series of sophisticated upgrades as well. From mirrored ceilings and extended moon roofs to mini bars and even hot tubs, today's limos ensure that

Feb 14, 2006 - 9:45:00 PM

Automakers Reach Technology Milestone
Automakers have more than 60 cutting-edge, advanced technology autos either on sale now or in development. These include hybrids, clean diesels and biodiesels, alternative fuel vehicles, hydrogen-powered cars, fuel cells and electric vehicles.

Feb 14, 2006 - 9:35:00 PM

Helping Reduce Diesel Engine Emissions
Because of their efficiency and durability, diesel engines are the workhorse of the U.S. economy and play an indispensable role in transportation, agriculture, construction, mining and other key sectors. Reducing diesel emissions is pivotal in the effort to clean the nation's air.

Feb 14, 2006 - 9:30:00 PM

Proper Insurance Protection for You and Your Motorcycle
Warmer temperatures, spring training and that blossoming tree in your yard mean one thing – it’s time to ride your motorcycle. Whether you’re purchasing a new motorcycle this spring or simply waking your bike from a long winter’s nap in storage, before you hit the open road this year, here

Feb 14, 2006 - 8:58:00 PM

Give Your New Car Some Personality
Back in the 1950s, ‘60s and even ‘70s, cars were built to impress. Some models came standard with fancy grilles, hub caps and spoilers. Distinctive head and tail lights, fenders and mirrors set others apart. Back then, people referred to their classmates as “the guy” with the 1957 Chevrolet Bel

Feb 7, 2006 - 9:59:00 PM

Stay On the Road To Safety In All Conditions
Sometimes, whether or not you're a good driver is less important than the weather you're driving in. Of the nearly 6.2 million traffic accidents that occur a year, approximately one million are weather-related, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Fortunately, newer vehicles are now equipped with sophisticated

Jan 30, 2006 - 11:28:00 PM

Q & A's About Mobile Electronics
We've had radios in cars for 80 years, but mobile electronics now include devices for entertainment-including audio and video, navigation and security. This year, we'll buy $1 billion in electronics for our vehicles. Jim Barry, the Consumer Electronics Association Digital Answer Man, brings us up to speed.

Jan 30, 2006 - 11:21:00 PM

Racing's Heritage: Winning Both On And Off The Track
The adage is probably as old as stock-car racing itself: Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday. But, is that axiom as pertinent today as it was, say, in the 1960s? Ford, which for the first time in nearly four decades, has introduced an all-new model and gone NASCAR racing with

Jan 30, 2006 - 11:15:00 PM

What exactly is a lemon law
What exactly is a lemon law? In the dictionary a lemon law is explained as a law obligating manufactures to repair, replace, or refund the price of motor vehicles that prove to be defective. The lemon law is designed to protect consumers that purchase new vehicles.

Jan 26, 2006 - 6:18:00 PM

What Happens With Car Donations
When you choose to donate a car to a charity, do you ever wonder what becomes of that car? What happens to the car once you commit to donating it? How is it used? Is it sold for parts or to an auction? These are the many questions you should

Jan 26, 2006 - 6:11:00 PM

Donate Your Used Car
Many good things can happen when you choose to donate a used car. For one, you will be helping out a charitable organization with your contribution, but you will also help yourself to a nice tax donation, not to mention the good feeling you will get by doing something helpful.

Jan 26, 2006 - 6:01:00 PM

New Jersey Lemon Law
If you have been unfortunate enough to have recently purchased a problem car, don’t think there is no recourse in New Jersey to be able to get what is due to you. We are all protected by law. The US government protects buyers of everything including cars against bad investment

Jan 19, 2006 - 9:04:00 PM

Lemon Laws
Car makers try hard to create products that will satisfy their customers. After all, they have a reputation to protect. The car business depends greatly on reputation. However hard they might try, every now and then there will be one or two cars that mysteriously fail to work. If you

Jan 19, 2006 - 8:56:00 PM

Car Lemon Laws: What you need to know?
What connects a Car, a lemon and law? Are you puzzled? Don’t go banging your head against the wall if you can’t figure it out, it will all become perfectly clear if this group of terms is confusing to you! Here is a brief overview about car lemon laws and

Jan 19, 2006 - 8:42:00 PM

A Streamlined Engine
When it comes to engine efficiency, what goes around, goes around and around. Regi, U.S. (RGUS: OTCBB) has developed a rotary engine that is reported to be lighter, more efficient and quieter than a traditional engine.

Jan 18, 2006 - 11:07:00 PM

Accessories Drive Auto Sales
A souped-up sports car may have more to do with a family-friendly minivan than you might expect. That's because drivers ranging from gearheads to soccer moms now find creative ways to "trick out" their rides. For some, that means adding more horsepower through a modified engine, while for others, it

Jan 17, 2006 - 10:43:00 PM

Gasoline Myths And Misconceptions: A Quiz To Fuel Your Knowledge At The Gas Pump
Whether you drive an economy car, SUV or a sports car, chances are your vehicle represents one of the largest purchases you will make in your lifetime. Yet many drivers don't give a second thought to the type of gasoline they put into their tanks, even though using the right

Jan 17, 2006 - 10:33:00 PM

By Plane or By Car; On-Screen Entertainment Travels With You
Entertainment and travel are more integrated today than ever before. In fact, two airlines, JetBlue and Song, are using in-flight entertainment as a top selling point with consumers. JetBlue was the first carrier to debut up to 24 channels of live DirecTV programming in-flight in 2000 and remains the only

Jan 17, 2006 - 9:20:00 PM

Why Rent a Car?
Renting a car is not just for business purposes anymore. More and more often individuals and families are renting cars for a number of reasons ranging from car repairs, vacations or special occasions. Car Repairs – A few things to know if you rent a car.

Jan 10, 2006 - 9:39:00 PM

Tips on Obtaining a Good Deal on Car Rentals
Many individuals hoping to live out a fantasy, get a little more leg room or save wear and tear on their on vehicles utilize car rentals while on vacation. No matter the reason, saving money and getting the best deal are a priority. Ever dollar saved on travel can be

Jan 10, 2006 - 9:35:00 PM

When You Need a Lemon Law Attorney
It’s your bad luck when you can say that the brand new car, truck or SUV that you just purchased the other day turns out to be a ‘lemon’! What can you do about this lemon vehicle, what type of lemon laws are there? A lemon car is a vehicle

Jan 8, 2006 - 1:28:00 PM

Reasons to use a Car Donation Program
Many of us find a certain undeniable pleasure in donating something that we no longer use. Some of us put on a few pounds or with a bit of luck, loose a few pounds and find ourselves with a closet full of clothes that some working mom would find tremendously

Dec 31, 2005 - 3:17:00 PM

Used Car Donation Where and How
Various charities accept used car donations and even non-working or wrecked cars and other vehicles as donations to help families who have a special need for a vehicle donations. Other charities repair and auction the vehicles at a low cost to raise funds for their charitable services as well as

Dec 31, 2005 - 2:54:00 PM

Fighting For a Free Car Rental
You've fought with your car for the last two years -- it coughs, it sputters, it dies in traffic. Mechanics are stumped, the dealer you bought it from is convinced it's something you did, and you've been debating about contacting your state attorney about the lemon law. Now you find

Dec 26, 2005 - 1:00:00 AM

Exotic Car Rentals
Sometimes you don't just want your standard SUV, sports sedan, or mid-size car. Instead, you'd like something – different; something eye poppingly impressive. Maybe you'd like to rent a Corvette, a Porsche. Or even a Lamborghini. Maybe you'd even like to rent a Harley Davidson to tool around in while

Dec 26, 2005 - 12:58:00 AM

Car Problems, Technical Service Bulletins, and Rentals During Repair
If you have a new car with problems, you should visit one of the many technical service bulletin databases available online to see if the problem has been addressed in a bulletin or recall notice by the manufacturer. Often, even with the best designers creating new cars, your car may

Dec 26, 2005 - 12:56:00 AM

Car Rental in England
England, Scotland, Wales and even Ireland for that matter, should prepare visitors by posting a Government Heath Warning - “We Drive on the Wrong Side of the Street.” An American visitor to the British Isles - that’s what they call the collection of all those places – that thinks it’s

Dec 26, 2005 - 12:54:00 AM

Car Rentals: Understanding the Difference between Rental Car Sizes
When going through the process of renting a vehicle, one step in the process involves the selection of a rental based upon the class of vehicle. What do all those terms mean anyway? Have you ever wondered what the difference is between an intermediate car and a full size vehicle?

Dec 22, 2005 - 6:24:00 PM

What To Do When Your Rental Car is Recalled
Technical service bulletins are common for people who deal with cars. Lately, there has been a huge rush of recalls for Ford vehicles, in particular and other vehicles more generally. Car rental agencies obviously feel the effects of technical service bulletins more than individual owners, and often, they and the

Dec 21, 2005 - 6:26:00 PM

Affinity Groups Can Also Help You Save
Another great savings option for car rental consumers involves little more than membership in a group such as the alumnae chapter of your alma mater, AAA or even AARP. Membership in a specific group or company often allows for additional benefits such as a set amount of money or percentage

Dec 21, 2005 - 6:22:00 PM

Save money on rental cars by searching for deals on the Internet
The Internet is a great way to locate potential car rental deals because it offers unmatched research capabilities. The Internet also stimulates friendly competition among rental companies and you, the consumer, often come out the winner. One way that you can search for a good deal on the Internet is

Dec 21, 2005 - 6:20:00 PM

Rural Transportation Professionals Share Information
Keeping travelers safe and secure, the ability to track the location of goods being shipped cross-country and the effect of extreme weather on transportation systems. These are a few of the issues of interest to professionals who use advanced communication, information and electronics technology to solve existing transportation problems. The

Dec 20, 2005 - 7:35:00 PM

Adventures for Rent
Are you bored with the humdrum? Rusty with routine? What you need is an adventure. If you've been dreaming of a getaway or want to join the other 98 million adults in the U.S. who have taken adventure vacations in the last five years, it doesn't have to cost you

Dec 20, 2005 - 7:16:00 PM

Watch Honors Racing Icons Of Different Eras
There's a gift idea that may be right on time for NASCAR fans. The 2005 Jeff Gordon Special Edition Carrera Automatic is the latest addition to the TAG Heuer Carrera line. It incorporates the TAG Heuer logo and Gordon's racecar Number 24.

Dec 18, 2005 - 11:53:00 PM

Car Rental at the Airport
The travel experts all tell you to reserve your rental car before you set out on your trip but, whilst that’s not so vital as it used to be, it’s probably well worth considering. Your agent’s primary motivation in offering this advice was likely related to commission. It is a

Dec 13, 2005 - 9:11:00 PM

Car Sharing: A New Way to Rent
When most of us think of car rentals we imagine a transaction that extends across days or even weeks. Recently, a new model of car renting, popular in Europe for many years, has come onto the North American scene. It’s called car sharing. Car sharing allows for use of a

Dec 13, 2005 - 9:06:00 PM

New Law Can Keep Marketplace Competitive
An act now before Congress could ensure the well-being of hundreds of small businesses-and help save consumers money. The Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act would offer owners greater choice in getting their vehicles serviced. According to leaders of several national aftermarket associations, passage of the act is critical

Nov 15, 2005 - 8:44:00 PM

Visionary Auto Engineer Continues To Look Forward
A full half-century into his career, Mose Nowland is going nowhere. But, he's going there fast. What else would you expect from a motorsports engineer? Fifty years ago, Nowland started working behind the scenes for Ford Motor Co., and now, when most people who've had half his career are considering

Nov 3, 2005 - 8:11:00 PM

Learn How To Properly Check Tire Pressure
Tire pressure is one of the things a car needs to have checked most often. Ideally, you should check them once a month as well as any other time when they might look low. Also, if you are planning a long trip with your car, tire pressure is one of

Nov 2, 2005 - 9:43:00 PM

How To Change a Tire Without Help
Learning how to change a tire can be one of the most useful things you could learn regarding your car. Having a flat tire in the middle of a route or on your way to an appointment can be a big problem if you do not know how to change

Nov 2, 2005 - 9:40:00 PM

Why Does a Car Engine Overheat?
There are many different reasons that can cause an engine overheat, but they all have in common three aspects. The three aspects which all engine overheat factors have in common are that they cause that the heating system can not get rid of heat, they cause a loss of coolant

Nov 2, 2005 - 9:35:00 PM

Hydrogen Filling Station Approved for Mazda
Mazda Motor Corporation has received authorization from the Japanese government to operate a hydrogen-gas filling station near its Hiroshima headquarters. The station stores and supplies fuel to Mazda vehicles powered by hydrogen rotary engines; the vehicles are currently under development. The station should be able to fill up to 10

Nov 2, 2005 - 9:32:00 PM

General Motors, US Government joins forces to Boost Hydrogen Storage
General Motors (GM) and the Department of Energy (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories have joined forces to create, design and test a new and advanced method for storing hydrogen based on metal hydrides. The success of this project is important in making the fuel cell vehicle competitive with gasoline-powered automobiles when

Nov 2, 2005 - 9:27:00 PM

Satellite Radio - Waves of the Future?
Satellite Radio – Its here! Satellite radio is a new service being offered by two companies, XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio. Both companies are offering over 100 channels of streaming music and entertainment. High quality sound is achieved through the use of satellites orbiting high above. Satellite radio

Nov 2, 2005 - 9:24:00 PM

New Electric Car Helps Cut Fuel Bills
Electric cars have huge potential to change the auto industry, particularly with rising gas prices, but a new design out of California targets the niche of busy urban drivers. The Zap Xebra all-electric car is a 40-mph, three-wheeled automobile designed for people who do a lot of in-town driving. Unlike

Nov 2, 2005 - 8:59:00 PM

New Technology: An Evolution In Battery Size, Weight And Storage Capacity
Bigger isn't necessarily better, especially when it comes to automotive batteries. In fact, the newest batteries are not only significantly smaller than their predecessors, they're also lighter, more environmentally friendly and nearly twice as efficient. An estimated 650 million vehicles occupy the world's roads, and each year more than 110

Oct 27, 2005 - 11:17:00 PM

Parallel Parking For The Novice Driver
This could be the most talked about maneuver amongst new drivers and their biggest fear, when it comes to driving. I have heard of stories how drivers elect to park one or two blocks away to avoid parking between two cars. The most important thing to consider when attempting a

Oct 21, 2005 - 10:00:00 PM

2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata -- the Freewheeling Youth of the Sports-Car World Matures
Mazda has done it again. First, they reinvigorated the sports car market a decade and a half ago with the introduction of the Miata for 1990. Then the company followed that up with a redesigned version that was good enough to make Miata the biggest-selling sports car in history. Now,

Oct 21, 2005 - 9:57:00 PM

The Rapid Vehicle Motor Company
The Rapid Motor Vehicle Company was started in 1902 by Max Grabowski. It was the manufacturer of some of the earliest trucks and was purchased in 1909 by GM. In 1912 the name GMC was first used at the New York Auto Show and in 1996 the suffix Truck was

Oct 21, 2005 - 9:55:00 PM

Inexpensively Protect Your Automotive Investment with a Car Cover
You’ve just purchased your dream car. After many months (or even years) of saving, you are now driving home from the car dealership and you suddenly realize, “How am I going to protect my new investment”. If you don’t have the luxury of keeping your car inside of a garage,

Oct 21, 2005 - 9:52:00 PM

Restyling and Upgrading Your Car Made Easy at Auto Parts Corner
Because of their affordability, passenger cars are so popular and this means you see so many of them on the road or in a parking lot. For those who are passionate about cars and want to drive a unique vehicle, owning a passenger car may sound unfortunate. But try to

Oct 21, 2005 - 9:51:00 PM

The Best Online Source for Quality Ford Explorer A/C Condensers and Other Ford Parts Goes On Sale
Ford Parts Discount [] - the country’s top dealer of OEM-quality Ford parts, proudly features the best Ford Explorer parts [] and millions of other Ford aftermarket and replacement auto parts at very low discount prices. This auto parts store adheres to Ford’s high quality standards so you can be

Oct 21, 2005 - 9:49:00 PM

Tough, Powerful and Reliable Volvo Parts: To Match Volvo Car’s Excellent Performance
Among the most venerated and strongest-selling cars from Volvo is the Volvo 700 series. It was introduced in the 1980s initially as replacement for the Volvo 200 models. The earlier Volvo cars however, still generated high sales so the 700 series became another line of Volvo vehicles. Included in the

Oct 21, 2005 - 9:48:00 PM

Tailgating, The Essential Rite Of Football, Becomes A Classy Affair
Picnics in the parking lot are no longer about bratwurst and beer. Today, tailgaters are going gourmet. They are investing in cutting-edge gas grills that break down for easy packing, they are planning creative tailgate events and, most importantly, they are whipping up mouth-watering delicacies like ahi-tuna burgers and smoked

Oct 9, 2005 - 12:33:00 PM

Before You Pick Up That Spanner....
You've found and bought your restoration project, it's in the garage and you are itching to get cracking. Enthusiasm abounds and you just want to get stuck in. A long weekend and you will have most of it apart. In three months you will be driving your dream on the

Oct 3, 2005 - 8:32:00 PM

Defensive Driving Schools: The Top 3 Things You Want to Look For
With the number of cars on the road ever increasing, more and more individuals are seeking advice from driving schools these days on how to keep themselves and others safe on the road. Some of the most common types of driving schools are those that focus their attention on defensive

Oct 3, 2005 - 8:30:00 PM

Online Traffic Schools: Investigating the Four Five Schools on the Google Search
For many people, bettering their lives is often a question of time. For the case of drivers, many drivers do not have the time to go to classes at a local defensive driving or traffic school. This has lead to the creation of online traffic schools. One of the first

Oct 3, 2005 - 8:27:00 PM

Now Hear This
The aftermarket mobile electronics industry has a record of bringing leading-edge technology and new consumer-driven products to market. For example, technology innovations like CD, navigation, video and audiophile-grade sound were in vehicles long before the car companies offered them as an upgrade or standard equipment. Recently, however, changes in the

Oct 3, 2005 - 8:15:00 PM

Car Rental Options Broaden for Young Drivers
Based on the commonly held belief that people in their early 20s are more prone to risky behavior while driving, many car rental companies have restricted renting cars to people under the age of 25 for years. But with increased competition in the car rental market forcing companies to re-evaluate

Oct 3, 2005 - 8:12:00 PM

Tips on Preparing Your Car for Resale
As new vehicle models make their way out of the factories and into dealerships, many customers will look to trade in or resell their current cars. There are numerous factors that determine a vehicle's resale value, such as the make and model of the vehicle as well as its age,

Oct 1, 2005 - 12:12:00 AM

Understanding The Texas Lemon Law
Contrary to what its name suggests, the Texas Lemon Law is not a legislation that deals with the buying and selling of fruits or rule against its bright color. It does not even come close. Rather it involves the right of American consumers, who buy vehicles, used or brand new,

Sep 27, 2005 - 11:40:00 PM

Have You Seen the New 2006 Honda Civic?
I just got my first glimpse of a real live 2006 Honda Civic. Impressive, to say the least. Redesigned almost completely and despite the critics, the car looks good. The interior looks even better. Let me give you my take on the vehicle at hand. I got in the car,

Sep 27, 2005 - 11:34:00 PM

Detoxing Engines Can Save Lives and Money at the Fuel Pump
Does the word “pollution” evoke a passive response from you? I am embarrassed to say that before this article, “pollution” was an impotent word further weakened by its necessity – we depend on engines of all shapes and sizes to function in modern society. After completion of research, “pollution” now

Sep 18, 2005 - 12:43:00 AM

Finding a Great Car Accessory
A car accessory is something you add to your car to make it look better and to add some style. Many people want a cool car accessory to accent their car. A car accessory can make your car look great. A car accessory can help you to personalize your car.

Sep 18, 2005 - 12:42:00 AM

Why You Can't Do Without A Car Audio Crossover
I've heard the question asked many times before, 'Do I really need a crossover?' Without wasting any time I quickly answer, 'Yes you do'. Whether it's a passive crossover or an active crossover, your car audio system will never sound good without a crossover. I want to make myself very

Sep 18, 2005 - 12:27:00 AM

Why You Can't Do Without A Car Audio Capacitor
I've heard the question asked many times before, 'Do I really need a capacitor?' Before answering that question I ask, 'Do you have a high powered system?' 'Does it require sudden power bursts?' 'Is your amplifier being robbed of power?' If the answers to my questions are yes, make every

Sep 18, 2005 - 12:26:00 AM

Tips On Car Leasing
Leasing a car isn't for everyone. If you're like me and keep your car for many, many years then leasing isn't for you. If however, you don't get "attached" to a vehicle as some of us do, and you like having a new car every few years then leasing may

Sep 17, 2005 - 11:26:00 PM

Planning a Car Rental
With rising gas prices, driving causes more headaches than it used to. When traveling, though, you may need to rely on a car rental. There are ways to save money if you plan well. Next time you're looking for a quality, affordable car rental, consider the following:

Sep 17, 2005 - 11:24:00 PM

Slot Car Racing: High-Speed Thrills
The cars are bumper-to-bumper into the final lap. It's too close to call ... and the Dodge Charger Daytona takes the checkered flag just ahead of the Plymouth Superbird! No, that wasn't the call from the latest televised race. It's the kind of heart-pounding racing thrills that you and your

Sep 16, 2005 - 1:41:00 AM

Is there Kentucky Fried Fuel in your Future?
Thanks to a weird marriage between the National Renderers Association, the people who turn animal fat into useful products, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards , there is a possibility that your car could be burning chicken or other animal fat in the next

Sep 12, 2005 - 11:21:00 PM

Auto Lemon – Can Your State's Lemon Law Help You?
Buying a car is not like buying a radio; you cannot return it to the store for a refund if you do not like it, or if it has a manufacturing defect. In fact, for many years, if you purchased an automobile that came from the factory with defects, you

Sep 12, 2005 - 11:10:00 PM

Auto Lemon Laws – Do you need a lawyer?
Buying a new automobile is usually a bid decision for most people, and it involves a lot of time, research and most of all, money. If you are going to be paying for something for five years or more, you will generally take your time, do your research, and make

Sep 12, 2005 - 11:08:00 PM

By Plane or By Car, On-screen Entertainment Travels With You
Entertainment and travel are more integrated today than ever before. In fact, two airlines, JetBlue and Song, are using in-flight entertainment as a top selling point with consumers. JetBlue was the first carrier to debut up to 24 channels of live DirecTV programming in-flight in 2000 and remains the only

Sep 12, 2005 - 11:03:00 PM

Car Rental Insurance: Are You Already Covered?
How many times have you gone to rent a vehicle and been offered car rental insurance? The answer is probably every time so long as the rental car agent follows the typical “upsell” script. What is this insurance that is offered to individuals renting cars, and is it necessary? The

Sep 2, 2005 - 10:47:00 AM

Automotive Careers on Cutting Edge of Technology
Young people anxious to get a job sooner rather than later, a job with excellent growth potential, a job that does not require four, five, six or more years of college should consider a career path in automotive technology. The high-tech automotive technician armed with computerized diagnostic tools and engine

Aug 31, 2005 - 3:37:00 PM

Stay Connected To What Matters When You Travel
Being away from home doesn't have to mean being out of touch from your loved ones or your office. In fact, travelers can browse the Internet, send and receive e-mails, sit in on conference calls and make edits to documents-all from mobile devices that are small and sleek enough to

Aug 31, 2005 - 3:27:00 PM

Car Dealers Aim To Keep Children Safe
(NAPSI)-To make sure that "back-to-school" and safety go together, many new-car dealers across the country are hosting child safety seat inspections this fall. They will be doing this as part of a national "Boost for Safety" campaign, a program developed by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and the National

Aug 30, 2005 - 9:59:00 AM

The Power Of Biofuels
Good news about reducing our dependence on foreign oil may be found in our own backyard. An alternative to high priced gas and reliance on foreign oil-that doesn't require new kinds of car engines-can be found in home-grown biofuels. Biofuels are liquid transportation fuels made from plants instead of petroleum.

Jul 28, 2005 - 9:07:00 AM

Tornado Chaser Uses New Technology to Stay Connected
For anyone who has lived in the Midwest along that band of states known as "Tornado Alley," hearing news reports of a tornado and the ominous wail of warning sirens means that you head for the basement and safety until the storm passes. For Tim Samaras, on the other hand,

Jul 27, 2005 - 1:03:00 PM

Make Your ATV the Ultimate Hunting Machine
Many hunters are discovering that the thrill of the chase is even more thrilling atop an all-terrain vehicle. As such, the assortment of ATV-tailored hunting gear is growing and many outdoors enthusiasts have taken advantage of this to make their hunting trips even more rewarding. Here are some equipment suggestions

Jul 27, 2005 - 12:51:00 PM

Spark Plugs Offer 'Xtreme' Benefits
The average motorist often underestimates the power and importance of a spark plug. Spark plugs must deliver a high voltage spark within milli-seconds in order to ignite the air and fuel mixture inside a vehicle's engine. This process provides the power a vehicle needs to operate. Old or worn spark

Jul 27, 2005 - 12:40:00 PM

Fuel-Efficient Jetta TDI Saves Money at the Pump
In a time when anything under $2.20 gallon for gas is a bargain, those shopping for a new car are definitely comparing notes. In fact, with gas prices at an all-time high and no sign of them taking a turn for the better anytime soon, more and more buyers are

Jul 27, 2005 - 12:34:00 PM

How Smarter Cars and Drivers Can Lead to More Money in Your Pocket
The number of auto accidents is decreasing -- and that’s a trend both drivers and auto insurance companies are happy about. As a result, many consumers could see a decrease in their auto insurance premiums this year. During the last year, auto claims at General Casualty and Unigard Insurance have

Jul 24, 2005 - 10:32:00 PM

What’s New in On-the-Go Entertainment
It wasn’t so long ago that the new “in” thing in mobile entertainment was the portable CD player. Now nearly all the car manufacturers offer the option of adding advanced entertainment systems to their vehicles. From built in game systems and DVD players to digital and XM radios, you can

Jul 20, 2005 - 11:58:00 PM

Dress Up Your Truck or SUV with Function
When they first came out, light-duty trucks and sports utility vehicles (SUVs) were purchased primarily by farmers, ranchers, builders and tradesmen who had jobs to get done. Today, they are so popular they’ve actually surpassed passenger cars as the vehicle of choice for most Americans. Among the biggest selling point,

Jul 20, 2005 - 11:56:00 PM

New Innovation Helps Commuters Avoid Traffic
It’s a fact. More vehicles are on the road. People are driving farther. Traffic continues to get worse and spending time bumper-to-bumper is an increasingly common occurrence. And traffic is not simply a stress-generating annoyance -- it’s costly. According to research by the Texas Transportation Institute, drivers lose $11.71 in

Jul 20, 2005 - 11:53:00 PM

Make Your Cell Phone Hands Free in the Car
Cell phones have really revolutionized our lives. They allow us to communicate any time from anywhere, and as would be expected, are used a lot on the road. Some people use them for personal reasons, like talking to friends and family; making lunch or dinner reservations; or letting the babysitter

Jul 20, 2005 - 11:50:00 PM

Racers Risking It All
For most people, do-it-yourself means painting the living room or maybe changing the oil in their car. For Tim Gangle, it meant building a car from scratch to race on the new television series PINKS. The show, which will begin airing on SPEED Channel in July, features old school drag

Jul 20, 2005 - 11:47:00 PM

Customize Your Ride without Custom Prices
If you’ve ever watched those “car makeover” programs on television and wished your car could be next on the list, here’s some good news: there are affordable, do-it-yourself products that can help give your car a custom look. Body Kits and Flares from AVS (Autoventshade) give sport compact cars more

Jul 20, 2005 - 11:20:00 PM

Tiny Cars Are Tremendous With Kids And Collectors
Toy car collectors are not just spinning their wheels. According to the Toy Industry Association, these collectors spend more than $2 billion a year on their collectible cars. If you feel driven by the sight of these small vehicles, why not start your own collection of Hummers, Escalades and Mustangs-in

Jul 20, 2005 - 11:12:00 PM

From Soccer Moms To Gearheads: Auto Owners Get Personal
At first glance, a soccer mom in a minivan may not seem to have much in common with a hipster in a souped-up El Camino. However, chances are they share at least one trait: They both personalize their cars. Auto accessories, from chrome rims to backseat DVD players and surround

Jul 20, 2005 - 11:04:00 PM

Rules For Renting A Replacement Car
Consumers who need to rent a replacement car after an accident or after their car is stolen may be surprised to find out that it is not the same as renting a car for business or leisure. In addition to having a limited number of options, there are different conditions.

Jun 28, 2005 - 9:07:00 PM

Cost Of Getting Lost Is Getting Higher
When it comes to driving and directions, gender stereotypes may be true. Men don't like to stop and ask for directions-and that may be one reason more men are checking into in-vehicle navigation systems. Nearly 60 percent of drivers in the U.S. get lost a few times a year, according

Jun 28, 2005 - 9:05:00 PM

Make Road Trips More Enjoyable This Summer
Remember the song “No more pencils, no more books?” It’s that time of year again. The kids are home for the summer. At first, they’ll enjoy their new found freedom, sleeping in late, watching television and hanging out at home; but before long, boredom will set in. You know what

Jun 28, 2005 - 8:18:00 PM

Is Your SUV Riding On The Right Kind Of Tires?
If you drive an SUV, your tires may be taking you for a ride-particularly when it comes to handling and the life of the tire. Considering how they're used, today's sport utility vehicles (SUVs) have become the modern equivalent of yesterday's family station wagons. This means the aggressive tread patterns

Jun 5, 2005 - 11:35:00 PM

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