If I only had a way to check my pressure…

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By now we all know why we should check the tire pressure on a regular basis, but how to do it? A lot of options are out there so let’s go over them – from the absurd to the high-tech- Kicking the tire – I guess people want to make sure the tire is really tangible but don’t want to …

Car mirrors, as anachronistic as wooden wheels…

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Don’t get me wrong, a good view of the rear of the car is imperative for good driving, parking and all around well being. I just mean that getting that view with glass mirrors is a bit like turning right by pulling the reins… In an age where the parking brake is electric, a switch on the wheel makes you …

Why pneumatic tires?

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Statistically, all drivers experience a flat at one point or another, hopefully not while driving and even more important – not a catastrophic one that shreds the tire at once while driving. Logically, Everybody that ever had to change a flat tire, drive to a tire shop, fix the flat, pay and change them back, must have though – why …

Exhaust system – just a pipe?

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Well, as in everything in the car industry, a simple and straight forward system like the exhaust is much more complicated and important them we give it credit. The system takes away the harmful and toxic gases from the engine in the front of the car (where we sit…) and discards it safely in the back. But in the process …

Wipers – eyelids of the car

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Who can say they never wished for a wind-shield wiper on the side windows? To enjoy the view when your windows are dirty, to see traffic well in side-blowing rain or to get a good image of the mirror. That’s the thing – we need the wipers not only in rain (or other precipitations for that matter) but also when …

Battery 101 – No technical info!

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The good thing is that it’s just a battery and we all had our share of battery operated gizmo’s and so most of it should be quit clear. As all things technical and all (yes, all) people, we always think we don’t understand and if someone tells us “change it” or “buy this” we feel like we’re being played. And …

Clean your car – it will save you money!

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One of the most put off chores must be cleaning the car. After all it runs, I don’t plan on driving anyone I need to impress and all and all I have better and more important things to do. Well, I’m here to tell you some more hidden reasons for cleaning your car, and I’m sure you will agree with …

Time is money and speed is gas

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An issue that troubled me since, well, I started paying for gas is what is the optimal speed for saving money. To put my mind as ease I asked some knowledgeable people in the car field, that got me some conflicting answers. So I read a bit, thought a bit and got my answer. As the car drag (which is …

What’s the deal with alloy rims?

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The name Alloy rims simply means that they are not made of steel but of a mix containing (except some exotic ones) Magnesium or Aluminum. The down side to them is mostly the price as they are made of more expensive materials and by a more expensive method (not just bent metal like normal ones..). Another down side is that …

Natural tire

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I guess most of us think tires, or the rubber actually, are made mostly of oil products. Well I am somewhat happy to share that not a small part of it is made from natural rubber (that is sapped from rubber trees, like maple is sapped from maple trees). It turns out that the two rubbers complete each other as …