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How Important Is Your Car to You?

Do you take your car for granted? Most of us these days could not live without our cars but at the same time don’t give them the TLC they deserve. Automobiles slave for us day in and day out and when they act up, become the target of insults. Just like a good relationship, vehicles need maintenance to perform as expected. I’m not saying that all your time and attention needs to be put in to them, but they do deserve a little love.
With the continuing down economy and fewer new car sales per year than in the past, it is important that we maintain our vehicles. If you can afford to buy or lease a new vehicle every 30,000 miles then you can ignore this article. Fact is, most consumers will keep their car for far longer than this. Actually, Edmunds statistics say that the average consumer will keep their new vehicle for 5-6 years. At the average 15,000 miles per year, that may set you at 90,000 miles. Some studies show averages of even up to 10 years since the decline of the economy.
It is less expensive to maintain a vehicle than purchase a new one. …

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Fraudulent Acts by Auto Repair Shops

There are a number of ways you can protect yourself when you drive or operate a motor vehicle. One way is to protect yourself from auto repair scams. Good auto shops can make sure that your car runs smoothly without trying to scam you out of your hard-earned money. Some of these shops implement different tactics to attempt to defraud you or your auto insurance provider. In fact, Americans lose millions of dollars every year to bad or extraneous auto repairs, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Types of Auto Maintenance Shop Scams

Shady maintenance shops can try a number of tactics to try to get you to pay more than you should for repairs to your vehicle. Ways they could scam customers include:

Adding on unnecessary charges to your bill

Performing unnecessary repairs

Using old or defective parts

Performing bad or defective repairs

Hooking clients with specials and then performing unnecessary and expensive maintenance

If you are the victim of these kinds of scams, your life may be in danger if you drive a badly repaired vehicle. You could also risk paying more for insurance because of the high charges and unneeded repairs. This is why it …

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How to Drive in Branson, Missouri, Like a Local

Vacations are a time for fun, not driving hassles. Getting around the live music show town of Branson, Missouri, can be confusing and frustrating to new visitors unless they learn the layout beforehand.
The main routes have only two lanes plus a center turn lane, which are adequate much of the time. But during peak seasons, cars inch bumper-to-bumper on the main thoroughfare, known as The Strip. A 10-minute drive in non-peak times can stretch to 40 minutes or more on busy days. Branson’s peak seasons are Spring Break, summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) and Christmas (November and December).
You can minimize the aggravation of driving in peak season when you learn the general layout of the Branson and its system of color-coded routes.
Branson Layout
The main east-west route, State Highway 76, runs west from the historic downtown along The Strip (which is lined with theaters, attractions, restaurants and lodging) toward the area’s popular theme park, Silver Dollar City. The length of The Strip is about 5 miles. Interstate 65 runs north-south between the historic downtown and The Strip. Springfield, Missouri, lies to the north and Harrison, Arkansas, to the south. Most visitors arrive in Branson via I-65.…

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Drive the Golf Ball Straighter With Our Driving Tips

Here are some driving tips.
STANCE
Your stance is one of the most important parts of hitting you driver. Without stability, you can pretty much throw accuracy out the window. You need to have a wider than normal stance to promote a stable base. A good rule of thumb is to stand with your legs just past shoulder width apart.
ALIGNMENT
How are you going to hit the ball straight if you are not lined up properly towards your target? You would be surprised at the number of golfers that have poor alignment. A lot of golfers will push their tee shots into the woods and blame it on a poor swing when they were actually aimed there. You might even be one of them and not even know it yet.
First, you need to set up parallel to target. An example I like to use is the “RAILROAD TRACK APPROACH”. Start by lining up to the ball like you normally would. Pretend that your feet are standing on one side of some railroad tracks and the ball on the other. Your feet and shoulders need to be pointed to the left of the target. The ball and club face …

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Best Car Driving Tips For A Tata Nano Diesel Car

Tata Nano was already famous among the middle class families as the cheapest car ever. But with the launch of the diesel version of Tata Nano, consumers got relief from serious fuel price hikes as well. The diesel engine of the car has been invented by Bosch, a leading name in the automotive industry.

Tata Nano specifications

The diesel engine will be under the range of 600 to 700cc, and the running cost is expected to be as low as Re. 1 per km. The car will be equipped with a 0.6L 34.5bhp rear engine, giving out a mileage of 28 to 33kmpl, and a fuel tank capacity of 15 liters. With all these specifications, Tata Nano is going to have the smallest diesel mechanism ever, which will be able to carry better fuel economy and release less carbon emissions.

Car driving tips for a Tata Nano car

Now that you have made up your mind to buy this Tata Nano car, here are a few car driving tips that can be helpful in driving this vehicle more efficiently:

First of all, you should give up your aggressive driving habits. Tata Nano car has a low torque of 48rpm, and …

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Auto Service Should Be Important

First of all, most people who own or drive a vehicle know a little about auto service shops, but for those who are just now owning their first vehicle, you’ll find a few tips below.
When it comes to servicing your vehicle there are many points that need to be done, but if you can just make sure you take care of a few of them, you’ll know your vehicle well enough to know when something is not quite right.
Most of the time you can do quite a bit of the service and maintenance yourself. Especially when it comes to checking things out on a regular basis. You’ll want to check several items every 500 miles or so, more if your rig is older.
Look to checking the oil regularly, especially if you notice a sudden drop. Running out of oil can be very detrimental to your engine, and can actually cause your engine to fail. Get to know your vehicle and what kind of oil use it has, then top it off regularly with mechanic recommended oil.
Another area to keep an eye on is the water and antifreeze level. You don’t want over heating problems so making …

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Automobile De Germany

Late Model Vehicle Maintenance Routines

If you have a late-model vehicle you will be happy to know that it is much less likely to break down than an older model vehicle that has travelled the same distance. This is because of the advancements in technologies, including manufacturing tolerances, engineering details, better oil and lubrication (synthetics), and engine management systems.
This however does not mean that you should not treat your vehicle to a regular checkup. Your late-model car needs to be serviced at regular intervals just like any early model vehicle. Despite all the technological advancements in automotive manufacturing technologies there are many areas of the vehicle that need to be maintained, tuned, adjusted, and swapped out at regular intervals.
The most common change in vehicles is the engine management systems. Most vehicles these days have fuel injection and engine management computers to look after ignition timing. Older vehicle used carburetors to feed the engine fuel and air, and used distributer’s with mechanical points with weight assisted timing retardation to fire the spark plugs at the right time. These days this is taken care of by the onboard computers and engine management systems. These advancements mean a greater deal of reliability, power and economy to …