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Amsoil Review - Amsoil Motor Oil Synthetic - Mar 10, 2011 - 7:19:25 PM
Read this Amsoil Review to find out about Amsoil Motor Oil Synthetic lubricants. The Amsoil motor oil synthetic is preferred by many car owners and is a popular synthetic brand. Learn more at ByLandOrSea.com - NJ Amsoil Dealer


How to Get Your Vehicle Winter-Ready - Jun 19, 2006 - 12:55:00 AM
Winter is on its way and in its wake the hazards of driving in snow and ice. With some planning and the right equipment, however, you can avoid becoming an accident statistic. Mark Cox, executive director of the Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steamboat Springs, Colo., says it's important during


It May Not Be An Age-Old Question - Jun 18, 2006 - 1:00:00 AM
It may not be an age-old question, but the decision whether to lease or buy an automobile is one that puzzles many consumers. Experienced car buyers may know the ins and outs of the lease vs. purchase question, but novice shoppers may not know of the leasing option or why


Survey Reveals Technicians' 'Top 10 List' of Neglect - Jun 18, 2006 - 12:54:00 AM
Changing the oil and filter is the most frequently neglected service by vehicle owners, according to a survey of ASE-certified automotive technicians conducted by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The ASE survey asked technicians to list the auto maintenance that their customers most frequently neglect. From this


Breaking the Sound Barrier: Car Audio Innovations Blend Into Your New Vehicle - Jun 18, 2006 - 12:38:00 AM
More than four million new vehicles will be purchased in the next three months as car manufacturers roll out their 2001 lines, and you can bet that proud owners will waste little time flicking on their radios. But while the limitations of factory sound systems long have been a barrier


Better Gas Mileage - Jun 18, 2006 - 12:38:00 AM
You say concern for the environment isn't reason enough to conserve gasoline? Then how about gasoline prices? According to the experts at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), motorists can get the most out of each gallon of gas by following a few simple conservation and maintenance measures


Nearly Half of U.S. Vehicle Owners Do Some of Their Own Repair and Maintenance - Jun 18, 2006 - 12:36:00 AM
Nearly half of U.S. vehicle owners do some of their own repair and maintenance. Among the most popular of these weekend projects is changing the oil and filter - a messy job, but one that can save enough money to make it worthwhile.


Snow Tires Have Become Less Popular in Recent Years - Jun 18, 2006 - 12:33:00 AM
Snow tires have become less popular in recent years as motorists switch to all-season tires. And many states have either banned studded snow tires or restricted their use. But this trend is beginning to change thanks to a new generation of studless snow tires which offer dramatic performance improvements over


New Auto Insurance Ratings May Affect Cost of Coverage - Jun 18, 2006 - 12:31:00 AM
Auto insurance consumers in California need to look carefully when they buy or renew their policies during the next 12 months. That's because the cost of auto insurance may change - in some cases, significantly - because of new auto ratings that took effect Oct. 1. Those changes resulted from


Car Repairs Need Not Be A Game Of Chance - Jun 18, 2006 - 12:20:00 AM
Car repairs need not be a game of chance. According to experts with the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), consumers can increase their odds of getting good automotive repair and service by communicating clearly with the repair facility's service personnel, expecting the same in return and staying


With More Than 80 Million Americans Now Online - Jun 18, 2006 - 12:18:00 AM
With more than 80 million Americans now online, shopping in cyberspace is a new national pastime. The Internet lets consumers buy just about anything - books, clothes, computers, airline tickets, stocks, even groceries. Until now, cars have been the exception.


1999 EuroVan Surpasses Familiar VW Standard Volkswagen's 1999 EuroVan - Jun 18, 2006 - 12:17:00 AM
Volkswagen's 1999 EuroVan proves that a sound design is worth perfecting. This latest evolution of the original Volkswagen "bus" concept, is a thoroughly modern, full-powered, front-wheel-drive platform that continues the Volkswagen tradition of building highly versatile vans for families with active lifestyles.


How to Use the Web To Buy Your Next Car - Jun 18, 2006 - 12:16:00 AM
Have you ever bought anything on the Internet - perhaps a book, CD or computer accessory? If so, you have a lot of company - nearly 10 million households have shopped online. But how about a big-ticket item like a car? Should you -could you - surf the Web to


Unlike so Many U.S. Roads this Spring, - Jun 18, 2006 - 12:10:00 AM
Unlike so many U.S. roads this spring, there's a 2 1/2-mile stretch that's guaranteed to be in perfect condition. That's the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where approximately 100 cars enter each year to qualify for the 33 spots in the Memorial Day race. Among the contenders for a slot in the


It is Amazing What Can Be Done on The Internet These Days-Meeting - Jun 18, 2006 - 12:05:00 AM
It is amazing what can be done on the Internet these days-meeting people, watching and listening to live concerts, stock trading, and more. There has recently been a large increase in online shopping, from CDs to boats-if you want it, you can buy it on the Internet. But cars? Cars


Car's Body Has Gotten a Little Out of Shape - Jun 18, 2006 - 12:03:00 AM
With warm weather fast approaching, you might be noticing that your car's body has gotten a little out of shape over the winter. Before plunking down $18,000 or more on a new set of wheels, consider less drastic measures - like sprucing up your car at a professional car wash


Prepare For Emergency Conditions or Accidents. - Jun 18, 2006 - 12:02:00 AM
For many Americans, summer vacation involves the automobile and the thrill of driving to the beach, lake, campground or picnic site. However, all of this excitement can cause some drivers to forget to prepare for emergency conditions or accidents. One of the leading manufacturers of emergency safety kits, Justin Case,


The Icy Roads Cometh Will You Be Ready - Jun 17, 2006 - 7:31:00 PM
The thought of driving in winter weather can give anyone chills. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 300,000 vehicle accidents due to ice and snow conditions in 1996. Mark Cox, executive director of the Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steamboat Springs, Colo., has some tips on


Window Films: Sunscreen for Your Car - Jun 17, 2006 - 6:38:00 PM
You don't think twice about applying sunscreen to yourself, or your children, when spending a day in the sun. You probably even wear UV protective sunglasses while driving to reduce glare. But did you know that you (and your passengers) could be soaking up more damaging ultraviolet rays in a


Gas Prices Are Rising Fast - Jun 17, 2006 - 6:35:00 PM
The bad news is that gas prices are rising faster than at any time in the last twenty years, and it looks like the trend is going to continue. The good news is that there are things you can do to make your car more fuel-efficient and lessen the amount


Transportation Policy Local Voice Remains Vital - Jun 17, 2006 - 6:30:00 PM
For local government leaders concerned about the future of our national transportation system, a law called ISTEA - pronounced "ice tea" - has proven to be a refreshing change. The Intermodal Surface Transportation Act (ISTEA) includes an essential role for local government leaders in determining how best to meet local


The Great American Road Trip - Jun 17, 2006 - 6:18:00 PM
The great American road trip is something that people either dream of doing someday or make the time to do every year. Whether you' re traveling on a work-related trip or driving to a relative's home for the holidays, preparation is the key to a safe and fun trip. You


Combining the Number One Spectator Sport in America - Jun 17, 2006 - 6:17:00 PM
Combining the number one spectator sport in America with one of today's hottest decorating trends, Environmental Graphics has introduced a new wall mural featuring NASCAR rookie driving sensation Tony Stewart. The popularity of the company's murals has been sparked by appearances in numerous TV shows and major motion pictures, such


On Your Mark. Get Set. Gooooooo! - Jun 17, 2006 - 6:15:00 PM
On your mark. Get set. Gooooooo! As America's best stock car drivers battle it out in a nail-biting race to the finish of this year's NASCAR (National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing) championship, the smallest of auto racing fans can now join the big race with their very own


With Motorists Spending Record - Jun 17, 2006 - 6:12:00 PM
With motorists spending record amounts of time in their vehicles, drivers are changing drive time into entertainment and work time. A national survey reported that the typical motorist is spending more than 56 minutes a day behind the wheel, up 7 percent from 1990. What's more, the average household is


Learn How to Communicate For Better Auto Service - Jun 17, 2006 - 6:10:00 PM
Even though today's vehicles have on-board computers that "talk" to the diagnostic equipment found in many modern repair facilities, the first line of defense is still communication between customer and service writer or technician. Here are some tips from the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) on ways


Proper Wet-Weather Driving Depends on Technique, Tires - Jun 17, 2006 - 6:06:00 PM
Nearly 1 million vehicle accidents a year occur in wet weather, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics. Many of these rainy-day wrecks are caused by motorists failing to appreciate the vast difference between driving in wet and dry conditions, says Peter Cunningham, a championship-winning race car driver who


In-Car Air Quality is Often Poor - Jun 17, 2006 - 6:05:00 PM
Air quality inside cars on most roads is worse than the outside air, according to recent studies. Contaminants common in roadside air, such as pollen, dust, diesel soot and smog, were found to be two to six times more concentrated inside vehicles. That's because the heating, air conditioning and vent


Choosing a Repair Shop: Tips From the Pros - Jun 17, 2006 - 6:00:00 PM
Although the chill of autumn mornings is often enough to prod motorists into getting their vehicles checked out before winter, many consumers do not know where to turn for automotive service and repair. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a nonprofit organization that tests and certifies the competence


Volkswagen Leads the Driving Revolution - Jun 17, 2006 - 5:54:00 PM
While most car lovers are loyal to sedans and truck lovers loyal to flat beds, Volkswagen has achieved a way to please both camps. They've been exploring new and innovative areas of vehicle design and they've come up with a new concept car that combines the functions of an off-road


There's No Need to Sweat Air-Conditioning Service - Jun 17, 2006 - 5:51:00 PM
When it's hot outside, it can get really hot inside an automobile. That's why so many drivers consider a properly maintained air-conditioning system to be a vital part of their car. Over the past few years, all automobile manufacturers have switched from R-12 air-conditioning system refrigerant, commonly known as Freon,


A Healthy Car Helps Ensure Happy Highway Traveling - Jun 17, 2006 - 5:50:00 PM
Most of us would think twice about starting out on a trip if one of the family was "coming down with something." But many motorists take to the road with ailing vehicles. The result: Car trouble has been named the No. 1 cause of spoiled family trips.


Top Technicians Tell All In National Survey - Jun 17, 2006 - 5:47:00 PM
Just like fashion and music, the automobile industry is constantly evolving, creating trends that change from year to year. New gadgets, safety features and vehicle styles make buying a new car and repairing one even more complicated.


Audi A8: Excellence, Not Excess - Jun 17, 2006 - 5:45:00 PM
With its new A8 sedan, Audi has rewritten the book on how to build a premium luxury car. The front-wheel drive A8 3.7 and all-wheel drive A8 4.2 quattro are the first vehicles sold in North America to offer six airbags, including a side airbag for both front and rear


These Safe Driving Habits Will Keep Fun in the Sun - Jun 17, 2006 - 5:43:00 PM
For millions of Americans, the summer season involves increased car travel. Gearing up for a week's vacation, a weekend getaway or just a day of fun can divert travelers from what should be their No. 1 priority: safe driving. As more people take to the roads, the risk of an


Auto Phone Number Empowers Consumers - Jun 17, 2006 - 5:33:00 PM
The gentleman across the desk had a tight grip on the Blue Book. Holding it close to his chest he stole glances at it, so the person trading in the car couldn't get a glimpse. He held all the cards and, without a time-consuming trip to the reference section of


Programs Get Young Drivers Off to a Good, Safe Start - Jun 17, 2006 - 5:32:00 PM
Turning 16 years old and getting a license to drive is an exciting time in any youngster's life. Unfortunately, teen-age drivers are among the most accident-prone. "For most young drivers, it's not a question of whether they'll have an accident, it's when they'll have one," is the way one insurance


Five Questions to Ask Before Renting a Car - Jun 17, 2006 - 5:30:00 PM
Joe Smith learned a costly lesson when his rented minivan was sideswiped in a parking lot. Only when he returned it to the rental counter did he realize that he was responsible for the several hundred dollars in damages. As this year's vacation season begins, if you're planning to rent


Auto Safety Hotline Puts You in the Driver's Seat - Jun 17, 2006 - 5:30:00 PM
Brakes that fail, improperly manufactured tires that may blow out unexpectedly, wiring problems that result in a fire or loss of lighting Ä all are examples of safety defects that can have tragic consequences. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking consumers to help protect themselves and others by


Regular Maintenance Makes 'Car Cents' - Jun 17, 2006 - 5:24:00 PM
Dropping off the car at the shop for service is one of those things most people don't do until it is absolutely necessary. But car experts will tell you that's not the best way to approach caring for your car. Cars need to be maintained, not just repaired when serious


Environmental Car Care - Jun 17, 2006 - 5:22:00 PM
Make every day Earth Day. Good driving habits and periodic vehicle maintenance will help you, your vehicle and the environment, say the experts at the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). A vehicle that's properly maintained and operated runs more efficiently and cleaner than a neglected vehicle. What's


Spring: Time to Check Your Automobile's Health - Jun 17, 2006 - 4:55:00 PM
Winter-weary motorists eager to enjoy a spring drive should be aware that while winter storms may finally be gone, the effects of the season's snow, ice and salt haven't disappeared from state roadways. Automotive suspension systems and tires in particular take a beating from potholes, pavement separations and expansions, and


Car Theft Rate Declines As Security Gets Tighter - Jun 17, 2006 - 4:51:00 PM
Reflecting the rise in private prosperity and a sharp increase in the use of security devices, the theft of automobiles in the United States has actually declined for three consecutive years but the trend may be shifting back toward more thefts. Car thefts nationwide, according to FBI Uniform Crime Reports,


Give the World for Under $50 A Gift For Every Driver - Jun 17, 2006 - 4:48:00 PM
Travelers need to know where they're going, but they also like to see where they've been. There are some great travel gifts available this year for under $50, designed to delight nomads of all ages. A gift for every driver is the 1998 Rand McNally Road Atlas, the world's bestselling


Driving In the Rain? Wipers On, Lights On - Jun 17, 2006 - 4:44:00 PM
April showers may bring May flowers, but driving in the rain can bring a rash of accidents. That's why legislators in almost 20 states have enacted regulations requiring motorists to turn on their headlights any time it rains. The aim is to make it easier for others to see you


Drive Safe: Park Smart - Jun 17, 2006 - 4:42:00 PM
Each year, needless tragedy occurs when vehicles run into illegally parked trucks on roadway shoulders. In 1998, for example, a Greyhound bus struck a tractor-trailer parked on the shoulder of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Seven people were killed and 16 others injured in the accident.


Facing Carjacking Threat Best Advice Is 'Walk Away' - Jun 17, 2006 - 4:40:00 PM
Carjacking is a terrifying crime that may provoke dangerous behavior from the intended victim in order to protect his or her vehicle. For safety's sake, the best response for the victim of a carjacking is to say, by word and deed: "Take it, I won't try to stop you" -


For Longer Engine Life Treatments Beat the Heat - Jun 17, 2006 - 4:38:00 PM
Adding a quality engine treatment to your car's oil system can help prevent summer's roar from destroying your engine's purr. As new-car sticker shock prompts car owners to keep their vehicles longer, consumer demand is growing for any legitimate edge to extend engine life and keep cars moving down the


Four-Wheeling Is Popular Protect Yourself and Nature - Jun 17, 2006 - 4:37:00 PM
Twenty years ago, the buyers of four-wheel drive vehicles were primarily ranchers, miners, skiers and residents of the "snow belt." The term "sport utility vehicle" was barely known. How things have changed. By 1994, more than 1.2 million sport utility vehicles were sold in the United States, many to people


Ice Racing Champion Offers Winter Driving Tips - Jun 17, 2006 - 4:34:00 PM
Peter Cunningham, a three-time national ice racing champion, has two words about driving in winter: snow tires. "One of the most important factors in starting, steering and stopping on ice or snow is your tires," Cunningham says. "It makes no difference if you have four-wheel, front-wheel or rear-wheel drive, your


MiniDisc recorder - Jun 17, 2006 - 4:30:00 PM
You're pulling into the parking lot at work when you hear a track from your favorite artist's new CD for the first time. Or you're listening to the ninth inning of a nip-and-tuck ballgame, but it's time to get out of the car for an important appointment.


Get Your Car Ready For a Family Vacation - Jun 17, 2006 - 4:29:00 PM
Many of the car problems that occur on long trips can be easily avoided by some simple pre-trip inspections. Jim Moritz, an ASE certified technician at Snap-on Diagnostics, offers some tips and checkpoints for the family car before your big trip this summer.


Have You Ever Wondered What Happens With The Federal and State Gas Taxes - Jun 17, 2006 - 12:58:00 AM
Have you ever wondered what happens with the federal and state gas taxes and airline ticket taxes you pay? Your money is being invested in building and maintaining the largest and safest transportation infrastructure network in the world. A new study quantifies the many impacts transportation infrastructure has on the


Lasting Luxury for Truck and SUV Drivers - Jun 17, 2006 - 12:56:00 AM
Not all light truck and SUV drivers are looking to go off-roading. In fact, many of these drivers are looking for the same smooth handling and quiet ride they can get from a car. Now these light truck and SUV drivers will find the exceptional performance and sophisticated design they


Indy Car Tire's Rubber Meets Your Neighborhood Roads - Jun 17, 2006 - 12:54:00 AM
Automotive companies involved in motor sports have always touted their racing programs and talked about how they lead to the development of products for the average consumer. It's an advertising message as old as the sport itself. But if you've ever wondered how much of the talk is real and


Here's How to Find A Good Auto Repair Shop - Jun 17, 2006 - 12:54:00 AM
Today's busy schedules leave little time for do-it-yourself auto repairs; besides, today's high-tech vehicles are no place for amateurs - so finding a good automotive repair facility is important if you want to protect your automotive investment. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a nonprofit organization that tests


How to Communicate For Better Auto Service - Jun 17, 2006 - 12:52:00 AM
You know the computer age is here to stay when the average automobile has more computing power than the early Apollo rockets that sent astronauts into outer space. Yet despite on-board computers, computerized diagnostic equipment, hand-held engine analyzers and other high-tech marvels, getting good automotive repair and service depends, in


Motorists Seeing 'Green' - Jun 17, 2006 - 12:50:00 AM
Car companies are working hard to engineer vehicles that pollute less and get better mileage; petroleum companies are producing cleaner gasolines; and the federal government is encouraging alternate-fueled vehicles. So what are you doing?


Is Your Car in Jeopardy? - Jun 17, 2006 - 12:50:00 AM
Here is a quick quiz that may save you lots of money and headaches. Question: What is the most direct cause of car theft in the United States? Answer: Leaving your keys in the car and going away.


Motorcoach: Key to Wedding Checklists - Jun 17, 2006 - 12:47:00 AM
When planning a wedding, more and more brides and grooms are booking motorcoaches along with other essentials like the band, the florist and the photographer. Many couples include motorcoaches because they allow guests to enjoy the celebration without worrying about unpredictable variables like parking, traffic or inclement weather. Spending time


New 'Worn Tire' Technology Helps Improve Performance - Jun 17, 2006 - 12:43:00 AM
All things wear over time - cars do, shoes do, and so do tires. And the wear on tires and other products can result in a degradation in performance. In fact, according to a Bridgestone/Firestone survey, 41 percent of people surveyed who purchased the company's premium tires said they noticed


NASCAR Team Builders Are Die Hard Fans - Jun 17, 2006 - 12:41:00 AM
Teams in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series put a lot of time into tuning their race trucks to perfection. They order the components needed from companies that supply high- performance racing parts and equipment. When the TKO Motorsports team builds a racing pickup for driver Randy Renfrow, it orders from


New Breath Test Helps Combat Drunk Driving - Jun 17, 2006 - 12:40:00 AM
A simple, easy-to-use breath test designed to discourage drinking and driving is now available in retail, over-the-counter, consumer markets under the First Check Breath Alcohol Testers trade name. The patented test, marketed by Worldwide Medical Corporation, consists of a small plastic tube surrounding a glass ampule containing yellow crystals chemically


Watching New Car Television Advertising - Jun 17, 2006 - 12:37:00 AM
Watching new car television advertising might lead one to think a vehicle's appeal is based largely on its ability to negotiate hairpin turns or climb to a mountain's summit. It's not enough for a car simply to look good, it has to ride well and hug the road. And most


New Web Site Puts Car Buyers in Driver's Seat - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:41:00 PM
With more than 80 million Americans now online, shopping in cyberspace is a new national pastime. The Internet lets consumers buy just about anything - books, clothes, computers, airline tickets, stocks, even groceries. Until now, cars have been the exception.


How to Get Your Vehicle Winter-Ready - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:40:00 PM
As summer comes on, the harsh winter is probably only a memory for you. But your vehicle may still be suffering from the pounds of salt and other contaminants heaped on it during cold months past. "The benefits of thoroughly cleaning and protecting your vehicle are more apparent in the


Prepare Now for Holiday Travel - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:38:00 PM
Failure to get your vehicle ready for winter's conditions can do more than just spoil your holiday travel. In fact, a breakdown in winter could be deadly, warn the experts at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the nonprofit organization that administers national certification tests to automotive technicians.


Have Living Room, Will Travel - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:35:00 PM
Versatile van conversions double as a weekend home away from home. According to the American Automobile Association, this was one of the busiest summers ever as Americans took 230 million trips. Undoubtedly, many parents heard hundreds of times on these trips "Are we there yet?" But a select group of


Sensors Could Warn You When to Change Your Oil - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:28:00 PM
Wise motorists will tell you that if you do nothing else for your vehicle, you should change the engine oil regularly. For many cars, this means every 3,000 miles. But, as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers points out, scheduled maintenance cannot predict when oil will break down ahead of


Scientists Help Motorists Battle Icy Winter Weather - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:27:00 PM
Motorists now have a new weapon to cope with the challenges of driving in hazardous winter weather conditions. It's a timely development, given the legacy of El Ni–o and the prediction of even more bizarre winter weather ahead. Scientists from ThinkTrax, LLC, of Southampton, N.Y., have collaborated to bring motorists


To Buy or Lease: That Is the Question - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:22:00 PM
The tailpipe is shot. The transmission slips when you climb hills. The left directional needs that special wrist action to get it to work. Sound familiar? If so, you're probably thinking about getting a new car. And that means you may be puzzling over the inevitable question, "Should I buy


Take Care of Your Car And It Will Last Longer - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:21:00 PM
Changing the oil and filter is the most frequently neglected service by vehicle owners, according to a survey of ASE-certified automotive technicians conducted by the National Institute for Automo-tive Service Excellence (ASE). The ASE survey asked technicians to list the auto maintenance that their customers most frequently neglect. From this


Tips for Determining Value of Used Cars - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:19:00 PM
Ever wonder how much your car is worth on the open market? Or whether you're getting a good deal on a used car? Until recently, the National Automobile Dealers Association offered such appraisals only in its Official Used Car Guide, the nation's top-selling used-vehicle guidebook.


Tiny, Low-Cost Radar Chip - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:18:00 PM
Tiny, low-cost "radar on a chip" is rapidly gaining consumer usefulness. Radar is a detection system that uses sound waves to measure shape and distance. A bat's high-pitched "squeak" is an organic radar pulse that lets the flying rodents "see" a mosquito in the dark. A device developed by Lawrence


Use Child Car Seats Safely - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:15:00 PM
The growing awareness of safe driving and state safety laws has alerted the general public and parents to the importance of using car seats for their small children whenever and wherever they are driving. Most states require the use of car seats for children under the age of 4 and


Volkswagen Educates, Entertains Students - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:07:00 PM
To college students, there are few events that match the excitement of getting a great new car. Volkswagen of America, Inc. is planning to top that excitement by offering college students great pre-owned cars at prices they can afford. For the second consecutive year, Volkswagen is hitting the road to


Women and Car Care - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:03:00 PM
Women have become a driving force in the service and repair of today's vehicles, according to the experts at the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE officials point to national trends showing that today's women account for more than half of all drivers, account for more than


Use the Web to Save On New Car Costs - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:03:00 PM
It is just as important to research your finance and insurance options when buying a new or used car as it is to research the car itself. All of the things you need to know or accomplish about car financing and insurance can be found on the Internet. For instance,


Vehicle Maintenance on And Off the Race Track - Jun 15, 2006 - 11:01:00 PM
The wear and tear on a race truck in just one Craftsman Truck Series is more than your pickup or car would suffer in 100,000 miles on the street, but both require regular maintenance for best performance. Proper maintenance means saving money and avoiding the inconvenience of a breakdown. You


What to Know Before Buying a New Car - Jun 15, 2006 - 10:55:00 PM
Buying a new or used car is often difficult enough. Different people buy vehicles for many different reasons but, in the end, everybody wants their car to be as perfect and dependable as can be and nobody wants to pay too much. Yet these days, the power of the Internet


Bid Online to Control Your Car Rental Costs - Jun 15, 2006 - 10:48:00 PM
Just in time for this year's heavy travel season, Budget Rent a Car is introducing the car-rental industry's first online car-rental bidding system -- a program that can make your vacation a lot more affordable. Besides savings and value, BidBudget offers consumers convenience.


How to Avoid Road Alligators - Jun 15, 2006 - 10:44:00 PM
You see them every day - mean, ugly and dangerous rubber road alligators on the sides and in the middle of major streets and highways throughout America. Tire debris can be quite menacing for motorists just trying to get from point A to point B. And it won't go away


Judging Auto Repair Shops: Ten Tips From the Pros - Jun 15, 2006 - 10:43:00 PM
Motorists are increasingly reluctant to perform their own auto repairs, as family life continues its frenetic pace and today's cars, sport utilities and mini-vans grow ever more complex. Instead, people are turning to well-run repair establishments with professional auto technicians to protect their substantial automotive investment.


Service Can Tell the Story Of Your 'Dream Car' - Jun 15, 2006 - 10:38:00 PM
Buying a used car can be an unpleasant, even intimidating, experience. Those rows of shiny, seemingly flawless vehicles on the dealer's lot are appealing. But all too often, in reality many have been severely damaged or perhaps even stolen. To take the uncertainties and risks out of used-car shopping, CCC


Get Your Vehicle Ready for Summer - Jun 15, 2006 - 10:34:00 PM
Summertime and the living is easy ... unless your car stalls or overheats. So act now to prevent breakdowns. Summer's heat and heavy stop-and-go traffic can cause weak systems to fail. "Routine maintenance and service will make your vehicle last longer, protect its resale value and will give you peace


Gas Taxes Bring Big Dividends - Jun 15, 2006 - 10:23:00 PM
Have you ever wondered what happens with the federal and state gas taxes and airline ticket taxes you pay? Your money is being invested in building and maintaining the largest and safest transportation infrastructure network in the world.


Auto Repair Technician - Jun 14, 2006 - 10:41:00 PM
The ability to make a good MIG weld is extremely important to the success of an auto repair technician. In fact, almost every welding repair made on a unibody car, light truck or van can be made with the Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding process. For this reason, there are


You May Be Ruining Your Car Without Even Knowing It - May 30, 2006 - 10:51:00 PM
You probably think you already know the right way to take care of your car. But Tom and Ray Magliozzi - "Click and Clack, The Tappet Brothers" from National Public Radio - would like to set the record straight. "Millions of dollars are spent needlessly every year," they say, "because


Protect Yourself From Water-Damaged Vehicles - Jun 19, 2003 - 11:07:00 PM
Savvy consumers in the market for pre-owned vehicles can protect themselves from flood-damaged autos. All it takes is a little research and a trustworthy mechanic.


Cut Gasoline Costs - Jun 19, 2003 - 11:06:00 PM
As families hit the open roads, gas prices rise in response to the increased demand. Fortunately, drivers who conserve gasoline by following recommended driving guidelines can save hundreds of dollars a year. What’s more, efficient driving can save wear and tear on your car, saving you even more money in


Are You A Normal Or Severe Driver? - Jun 19, 2003 - 11:06:00 PM
How do you think automobile manufacturers would characterize your driving? Surprisingly, according to their definitions, most people who think they are normal drivers are in fact severe.


NERVES OF STEEL - Jun 19, 2003 - 11:05:00 PM
The survey ranked a number of American cities based on the percentage of aggressive driving acts respondents reported having committed. Cities with lower percentages received better grades.


Wireless Technology Takes A Byte Out Of Crime - Jun 19, 2003 - 11:04:00 PM
Today, more than 500 police departments have partnered with Verizon Wireless to wirelessly link to local, state and federal databases for at-the-scene information on possible offenders. Information that used to take up to 15 minutes to access is now available in seconds and is transmitted over fully encrypted, secure digital


Fill Up On Fuel-Saving Tips - Jun 19, 2003 - 11:04:00 PM
As Gasoline Supplies Tighten And Prices Remain High, Consumers Can Follow Easy Tips For Conserving Fuel And Saving Money. Recent polls conducted by the Travel Industry Association of America and the Associated Press state that increases in gasoline prices and concerns about the economy will cause 30 percent of travelers


Safe Driving Is In Your Sights - Jun 19, 2003 - 11:03:00 PM
Maintaining clear visibility is a key factor in safe driving, explains Chuck Schwarting, vice president of National Safety Consulting Services, Inc., a firm specializing in driver training and safety education.


Science Solves Dusty Roads - Jun 19, 2003 - 11:01:00 PM
Keeping aggregate (gravel) particles where they belong—on the road surface and not in the air—may be easier than many people realize.


Racing For The Future - Jun 19, 2003 - 11:01:00 PM
Every year, some of the best and brightest high school students from around the world work to support one of the nation’s hottest issues—clean energy. The students participate in an internationally recognized solar car race that runs a cross-country course or is staged on a closed track. This year’s race


Convertible Caution - Jun 19, 2003 - 11:00:00 PM
New technology has helped make it safer for convertible connoisseurs—and their passengers—to enjoy the thrill of the open road.


Science Solves Dusty Roads - Jun 19, 2003 - 10:59:00 PM
Keeping aggregate (gravel) particles where they belong—on the road surface and not in the air—may be easier than many people realize. Testing has demonstrated that a naturally-occurring salt called calcium chloride can be used for dust suppression on unpaved roads. This means cleaner, healthier air for people who travel on


Have You Seen This Bowl? - Jun 19, 2003 - 10:58:00 PM
That’s because the bowl represents the most significant victory in Ford Motor Company racing history. Unfortunately, it doesn’t rest among the many other trophies, prizes and awards won by Ford over the last 100 years. It was auctioned off over a half century ago.


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