Safe Driving & Driving Test Techniques : Cars & Vehicles

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Automobile Headlight Specifications

Automobile Headlight Specifications

Headlights have restrictions and specifications according to Federal law.headlights image by Christopher Hall from Fotolia.comHeadlight specifications and regulations can be set by the standards and requirements of each individual state, but all motor vehicle lighting falls under the.........[Read More]
How to Use the Truck Bed While Towing a Fifth Wheel

How to Use the Truck Bed While Towing a Fifth Wheel

Fifth wheel, also known as goose-neck trailers attach to a specially designed flat hitch located above the axle in your truck's bed. The hitch and trailer take up a significant amount of room within the truck bed, so the type and size of items you can carry in the bed are limited while a fifth wheel......[Read More]
Why Should We Wear Seat Belts?

Why Should We Wear Seat Belts?

The consequences of not wearing a seat belt range from minor annoyance to serious injury or even death. When you wear your seat belt you not only protect yourself, but you set a good example for those around you. While some state's laws are stricter than others, the trend in seat belt legislation is......[Read More]
A Guide to Surviving and Passing Your Driving Test

A Guide to Surviving and Passing Your Driving Test

There are a number of reasons why people fail their driver's test. Some people fail because they didn't get enough practice as they should have. Some are just too nervous and can't focus on the ... ......[Read More]
1972 Ford LTD Specifications

1972 Ford LTD Specifications

The 1972 LTD was a four-door sedan car developed by Ford Motor Company, an American vehicle manufacturer founded in 1903. It was part of a range that began in 1965 with the Galaxie 500 LTD. The LTD series ended in 1986 when it was replaced by the Ford Taurus.DimensionsA chassis 218.4.........[Read More]
How to Hook Up a 4-channel Amp in a Car

How to Hook Up a 4-channel Amp in a Car

While two-channel amplifiers are the norm in the world of car audio, four-channel amplifiers offer a degree of flexibility unmatched by two-channel amplifiers. Four-channel amplifiers power two sets of speakers with ease. Configure a four-channel to power either a set of speakers and a subwoofer or ......[Read More]
Air Brake Safety Installation

Air Brake Safety Installation

Air brake systems were first designed to slow trains. Air brakes are used in heavy machinery including semi-trucks, airplanes, trains and buses. Air brakes use compressed air instead of brake fluid for greater stopping power. Driving with or installing air brakes safely will protect you and others n......[Read More]
Track Day Preparation

Track Day Preparation

Track days are events where car and motorcycle enthusiasts meet up and drive or race on a given track or circuit. These events happen around the world and require a high level of preparation and maintenance to ensure safe racing. Track days allow you to explore the limits of your car's handling; the......[Read More]
Minimum Insurance Limits in Illinois

Minimum Insurance Limits in Illinois

Illinois insurancestate seal of illinois image by Jan Ebling from Fotolia.comAccording to Harrington Insurance, liability is "a condition of being bound by law to do something, enforceable in the courts. For insurance purposes, it most often involves the payment of damages." In Illinois,.........[Read More]
Risks of Airbags

Risks of Airbags

While airbags are an important safety feature in a car, they can kill. Most cars have airbags on the front drivers and front passenger seats. If you have a head-on collision, they will inflate sharply, at around 200 mph. It takes only 1/20 of a second for an airbag to inflate. It starts.........[Read More]
What Are the Main Causes of Traffic Accidents?

What Are the Main Causes of Traffic Accidents?

Teens are involved in more crashes than adults.wrecked car image by hazel proudlove from Fotolia.comIn 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that motor vehicle traffic-related accidents accounted for 43,664 deaths. These fatalities made up 24.4 percent of all.........[Read More]
Tips for Avoiding Road Accidents

Tips for Avoiding Road Accidents

In 2011, there was a decline in the number of deaths and injuries caused by vehicular accidents. The figures are now lower compared to that of 2010 and are, in fact, the lowest since 1949. ... ......[Read More]
Looking At Other Countries Driving Tests

Looking At Other Countries Driving Tests

One thing that people have asked me about before, is how does the UK compare to other countries when it comes to learning to drive? The common belief is that the UK is tough on ... ......[Read More]
What Causes Car Oil to Get Sludge?

What Causes Car Oil to Get Sludge?

Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty ImagesSludge is a sticky, gel-like substance that coats engine parts and is difficult, if not impossible, to remove. It is the product of oil that has become old and overly stressed. Sludge retains heat, which puts a strain on the engine and other major parts of.........[Read More]
How to Light a Butane Torch

How to Light a Butane Torch

Butane torches are often used in jewelry making, where pieces of metal must be soldered together or softened for stretching. The advantage of a butane torch is that it produces a tiny flame that can reach a temperature of up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Butane torches are typically fitted with refil......[Read More]
Difference Between Moon Roof & Sun Roof

Difference Between Moon Roof & Sun Roof

Sunroofs and moonroofs have been popular options on cars for years, but the terms still confuse people. Understanding the difference between the two is surprisingly easy.......[Read More]
Wood R4 Firmware Instructions

Wood R4 Firmware Instructions

The Wood R4 firmware is an upgrade for the Nintendo DS gaming console that allows people to install emulators and other software that isn't native to the DS. If you would like to install the R4 firmware to your Nintendo DS, you can do it through an R4 microSD card. This card comes with the R4 firmwa......[Read More]
Safe Driving Happy Driving

Safe Driving Happy Driving

Driving on the highways seems really fascinating. That cool wind flowing away with speeding vehicle when enters into your ear, the moment seems to seize down all your feeling. You forget for a while where ... ......[Read More]
Definition of Traction Control in Cars

Definition of Traction Control in Cars

Traction control is an electronic and/or mechanical safety system that is now fitted to most new cars. Different manufacturers give the system different names, but the aim is always the same---to automatically intervene to maintain the best possible contact between the car's tires and the road surfa......[Read More]
What Causes Leaves on Houseplants to Turn Black?

What Causes Leaves on Houseplants to Turn Black?

For houseplants to remain healthy and liven up the indoor environment, their ideal growing conditions must be met. Black leaves on houseplants not only appear unsightly, but detract from their charm and indicate a problem. Understanding the reasons behind the discoloration helps you correct the situ......[Read More]