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Defining Vintage Cars

March 1, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

The word vintage is used to describe a lot of things. Quite often it is just used in reference to something that is old or antique. When it comes to defining a vintage car, it is not always so cut and dried. Many people have very conflicting opinions on this and though everyone is entitled …

Alternative Transportation – Travelling Far Without the Car

March 1, 2009 | Posted in Travel

In the modern world, we have grown used to having our cars and using them when we want to go anywhere and as a result when someone mentions alternative transport we are often conditioned to think “hybrid car”, “flex fuel” or in some cases “diesel”. But alternative transportation methods can have more than four to …

Buying a Hybrid – The Case Against

March 1, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

Hybrid fuel vehicles are one of the headline stories in the automobile market of the moment, if not THE headline story. The darling of the Green movement, hybrids are ushering in an age of greater fuel efficiency and cleaner air, and not only that – they tend to perform at least as well as 100% …

The New Ford Hybrid

March 1, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

As hybrid cars become more and more popular with the general population searching for an alternative to the traditional combustion engine – it was only a matter of time before car giant Ford got in on the act. With one of their main competitors, Toyota, currently selling around one million hybrid cars a year, the …

Flexible Fuel For Your Vehicle

March 1, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

As the name might suggest, a flexible fuel vehicle is one whose engine is powered by means other than the commonly used petroleum-based fuels – petrol and diesel. Typically relying on a combination of one of the above fuels and an alternative method of powering, the flexible – or “alternative” – fuel vehicle is gaining …

One Tank Trips in L.A.

February 16, 2009 | Posted in Travel

Finding things to do in the Los Angeles region might seem impossible for just one tank of gas or less. However, with a little creative thinking and motivation there are several ways to get out of the house for a day of entertainment at a low cost. One tank trips are becoming increasingly popular due …

Car Games For Children

February 16, 2009 | Posted in Family Concerns

A long car ride with the kids can quickly drive even the most patient person crazy. Keeping them busy throughout the car ride is important for a number of reasons. Not only does it keep them quiet but it also prevents them from making a mess of the car or fighting with one another in …

Cautious Driving in the Rain

February 16, 2009 | Posted in Travel

No matter what the road conditions are like, driving should always be done with care. However, when the roads are wet and slippery it is even more important to pay attention to how you drive. It only takes a second for an accident to happen. Most accidents can be prevented with proper planning and careful …

Driving in Mexico

February 16, 2009 | Posted in Travel

Driving to Mexico can be a fun trip to take with some friends or family. But before you head out of the country there are some things that you should make sure are in place first. Crossing from one place to another can involve a lot of legal aspects. If you fail to have them …

Driving in Canada

February 16, 2009 | Posted in Travel

Driving in Canada has changed in recent years. Changes to the way border crossing is done has been recently undertaken in order to increase and enhance security. You need to know about driving in Canada before you set off. Ignorance could get you sent right back home if you fail to gather all necessary information …

Finding the Best Infant Car Seat

February 5, 2009 | Posted in Family Concerns

Parents with infants often worry about the safety of their infant babies each time they go out with them. Prior to buying a seat for their infant baby, the first thing a parent should do is to conduct a through research. The research should cover things like the age of their baby, the size of …

Installing a Car Alarm

January 21, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

It can be a lot cheaper to do things yourself rather than paying to have a professional do it. Installing your own car alarm is another of these things many people opt to do on their own. It requires some time and patience as well as a few tools but it’s not all that difficult. …

Changing Your Oil Filter

January 21, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

Changing your own oil and filter sounds much harder than it really is. Many people opt to take care of this maintenance feature on their own to avoid the cost of having it done by a professional. You do not need a very advanced knowledge of vehicles either. It is pretty straight forward and once …

The Coming of the Volkswagen

January 12, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

The start of the twentieth century’s second half saw many people driving huge cars that were insatiable fuel guzzlers. At around this time the roads started seeing smaller cars that could not maneuver up hills that were too steep easily but could out do the bigger cars when it came to driving on ice or …

The History of Bugatti

January 9, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

Ettore Bugatti born in 1881 in Italy designed Bugatti. His father was an artist as well as a famous sculptor. Due to his fine carpentry work, he earned reputation in Italy and other countries. Ettore Bugatti cleared his education in 1897 and joined an arts academy. There he participated in bicycle manufacture and repair processes. …

The Duesenberg

January 9, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

The Duesenberg is one of the oldest classic race cars to be created. Two German born brothers, August Duesenberg and Fred Duesenberg, started the company that produced this type of vehicle in 1913 and the company was known as Duesenberg Automobile and Motors. This company was located in Des Moines, Iowa, at eighth and Grand …

Seek Out Automotive Accessories

January 7, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

Automotive accessories are a great and fun way to add some originality to your ride. There are so many different types of accessories from the very cheap to higher end products. Knowing where to find these items can be a bit tough since most auto sections in department stores are limited in what they have. …

What to Do When Dash Lights Come On

January 6, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

Paying attention to your car is essential if you want to be able to rely on it for a long period of time. If you ignore any warning signs, you could soon find yourself in very hot water. Of course, it can be difficult to know where to begin when you discover a dash warning …

Automotive Security Systems

January 6, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

When it comes to the security and protection of your car, sometimes there is no such thing as too much. There are various types of automotive security systems out there, each of them possessing their own good qualities and features. Finding the right one for your vehicle protection needs will take some time and research …

Changing Your Car’s Air Filter

January 3, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

Changing the air filter in your car is not all that difficult of a task. It is something that should be done regularly though in order to keep your vehicle in the best running shape possible. There are many maintenance aspects involved with proper care of any car. This is perhaps one of the easiest …

Checking Brakes and Brake Fluid

January 2, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

The brakes in your car have got to be the component that you rely on the most. Though you may not consciously think about it, you sure would if they suddenly didn’t work. Don’t forget about your brakes. They need maintenance as much as any other part of the vehicle does. Checking the brakes as …

Keep on Top of Your Wiper Fluid

January 2, 2009 | Posted in Automotive

It’s important to keep on top of all of your vehicle’s necessary maintenance issues. Windshield wipers may not seem all that important at first but try driving in the rain without them and see how fast that opinion changes. Don’t wait until something goes wrong before you check on your wipers and wiper fluid. It’s …

Understanding Vintage Cars

December 26, 2008 | Posted in Automotive

Vintage cars can be a rather sticky subject. It’s an issue that many people continue to disagree over. It can be hard to understand what it is that makes a car a vintage. This is something that can vary quite drastically in terms of definition. If you are seeking the proper definition of a vintage …

Never Forget to Check Transmission Fluid

December 25, 2008 | Posted in Automotive

Of all of the necessary components needed to run a car, the transmission is by far one of the most important. It is where all of the gear shifting is done and this type of thing can be incredibly expensive to repair in the event that it becomes damaged. Transmission fluid needs to be checked …

What You Need to Know About Road Trips

December 25, 2008 | Posted in Travel

Road trips promise a flourishing expanse of land, fresh non-polluted air, and the thrill of freedom to unwind from the fast paced lifestyle most of us lead. Planning for such adventures involves paying attention to the minute details while embracing the sheer pleasure of the inviting open road. Health and maintenance of the driver and …

How to Install or Repair Alloy Wheels/Rims

December 13, 2008 | Posted in Automotive

Alloy wheels or rims are aluminum structures that tires are fixed on. The installation process determines the functionality of the tires. In addition, the alloy wheels determine the overall look of the car. It is therefore important that it be done correctly. Alloy rims are best suited for all car types because they are light …

Cool Car Accessories For Teens

December 13, 2008 | Posted in Automotive

Getting the first car as a teenager is among the most exhilarating experiences in a teenager’s life. Unfortunately, though, most teenagers will usually not have a sleek new-looking car as their first rides. Since the teenager will likely get a car that is a bit old or second-hand, chances are that you want to have …