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27 Most Recent Automotive Articles

1.   How to Decide if Selling, Trading or Donating a Car is the Best Financial Choice by Leona Arwine
    The truth is, there is no universally right way to dispose of a used car. Decide which of the following statements best describes your situation for some specific advice on how to get rid of your used car.
    Distributed: 2010-07-27 11:45:00 | Word Count: 600 | Page Views: 4104 | Votes: 4 | Rating: 0.25
2.   What Are OEM Auto Parts? And Why Should They Be Considered? by Quinton Becker
    Purchasing OEM auto parts is an excellent way of ensuring that the replacement parts you buy will fit your car. OEM auto parts are particularly important if you own a high-performance automobile...
    Distributed: 2010-06-22 10:00:00 | Word Count: 698 | Page Views: 6716 | Votes: 26 | Rating: 1.81
3.   Understanding the Maintenance, Repair and Replacement of Ball Joints by Quinton Becker
    A ball joint is an important component of your car's suspension, located on the front end of the vehicle. Ball joints will wear out over time and cause handling problems as they continue to deteriorate. It is important that you have these joints inspected, particularly if you are experiencing handling problems with your vehicle.
    Distributed: 2010-06-15 10:00:00 | Word Count: 538 | Page Views: 32676 | Votes: 68 | Rating: 3.01
4.   The Three W's of Oxygen Sensors by Quinton Becker
    Unless you are an automobile mechanic or work around car parts, you probably do not know anything about oxygen sensors. Of course, the name itself gives a pretty big clue, but still leaves a lot to the imagination. The fact is, oxygen sensors are very important to the overall function of a vehicle. The following are what could be referred to as the three W's of oxygen sensors:
    Distributed: 2010-06-08 10:00:00 | Word Count: 658 | Page Views: 6241 | Votes: 14 | Rating: 1.36
5.   Taking Care of Your Car's Braking System Can Prevent Accidents by Quinton Becker
    A brake rotor is a vital part of the braking system on your vehicle. A brake rotor, in conjunction with brake pads, brings your car to come to a quick and complete stop. If you have a worn brake rotor, you should have it replaced as soon as possible for your own safety.
    Distributed: 2010-06-01 11:00:00 | Word Count: 616 | Page Views: 7682 | Votes: 25 | Rating: 1.68
6.   Performance Parts Can Help With Better Horsepower Or Gas Mileage by Quinton Becker
    Performance parts are often better in quality than the factory replacement parts. The cost difference is generally minimal, and when you add in the fact that they outperform the factory replacement parts, it is really no contest.
    Distributed: 2010-05-25 10:00:00 | Word Count: 754 | Page Views: 6070 | Votes: 13 | Rating: 2.15
7.   Low-Riders, Street Racers and Everyday Drivers Should Be Aware of the Camber in a Car's Suspension System by Quinton Becker
    The camber kit in your car's suspension system adjusts the angle of your tires, and increases the size of your tire footprint - how much of each tire comes into contact with the pavement. If you lower your car without installing a camber kit, there are some major handling problems that will arise. While street racers and low-rider buffs are the people who could use the camber kit most often, everyday drivers often consider it to be an economical safety improvement for their vehicles.
    Distributed: 2010-05-18 10:00:00 | Word Count: 721 | Page Views: 5802 | Votes: 13 | Rating: 2.15
8.   Don't Let Your Car's Alternator Leave You Stranded by Quinton Becker
    An alternator is one of the most commonly dysfunctional auto parts. Without a properly functioning alternator, your car will simply refuse to run. A faulty alternator can leave you stranded, but luckily, a low-performing alternator often shows warning signs that indicate its malfunction before it ceases to work. Being able to recognize these warning signs, and knowing what to do next, may prevent you from getting caught in an inconvenient or dangerous situation.
    Distributed: 2010-05-06 10:15:00 | Word Count: 630 | Page Views: 19675 | Votes: 51 | Rating: 2.98
9.   Brush Guards Can Protect Cars and Trucks in Low-Impact Collisions by Quinton Becker
    It may seem like an odd addition to a passenger car that is until you stop to realize that most police departments use them on their cars as well. Brush guards protect cars and trucks from minor damages that might otherwise be sustained in a low-impact collision with a vehicle or a tree.
    Distributed: 2010-04-29 10:15:00 | Word Count: 649 | Page Views: 9421 | Votes: 22 | Rating: 2.18
10.   The Present and Future of Hybrid Vehicles: Sports Utility Vehicles and Trucks by Butch Taft
    As Dodge begins to offer 0% financing on new Dodge Trucks, Ford and Toyota suspend production on many of their pickup truck models, and Chevrolet starts closing truck and SUV factories, it would appear that the final nail has been put into the pickup truck and sports utility vehicle industry in the United States. But the truth is that four-dollar plus gasoline has only hastened the demise of older designs, and the auto makers are rushing to accelerate their transition to the hybrid vehicles that were expected to be released in the 2010-2011 model year
    Distributed: 2010-04-27 10:15:00 | Word Count: 1232 | Page Views: 5320 | Votes: 19 | Rating: 2.00
11.   Brake Pads Are An Essential Element of Your Car's Safety Equipment by Quinton Becker
    Brake pads are an integral element of the braking system in a car. As you use your brakes in everyday driving, you will slowly wear down, and, eventually, need to replace the brake pads. Taking good care of your braking system will ensure the safety of you and your family as you drive.
    Distributed: 2010-04-20 10:15:00 | Word Count: 626 | Page Views: 5711 | Votes: 21 | Rating: 2.33
12.   Understanding the State-Mandated Minimum Auto Liability Insurance by Quinton Becker
    Few people understand what those auto liability insurance numbers really mean. In this article, I break down 10/20/10 and other minimum liability insurance coverage so that everyone can understand it.
    Distributed: 2010-04-19 12:00:00 | Word Count: 762 | Page Views: 4488 | Votes: 5 | Rating: 1.00
13.   Understanding Uninsured Motorist And Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage by Quinton Becker
    Uninsured Motorist (UM) and Underinsured Motorist Insurance (UIM) are often the most under-appreciated and misunderstood forms of insurance available to consumers. This article will explain both...
    Distributed: 2010-04-16 10:00:00 | Word Count: 740 | Page Views: 4522 | Votes: 5 | Rating: 0.20
14.   How a Vehicle's Exhaust System Affects Its Power and Performance by Quinton Becker
    The stock exhaust on many cars is far more restrictive than it needs to be. Many years ago people seeking improved power and performance learned that they could achieve both by adding a larger, less restrictive exhaust system to their vehicle. Not only do new exhaust systems provide increased power, they can also generate that sound that many automotive enthusiasts like to hear from their vehicle.
    Distributed: 2010-04-14 13:00:00 | Word Count: 959 | Page Views: 5886 | Votes: 18 | Rating: 2.00
15.   How To Meet Or Exceed The Estimated MPG On Your Vehicle by Butch Taft
    Most of us simply cannot run down to the local car dealer and buy a brand new, highly fuel-efficient hybrid car. Somehow, we just have to make the best of what we have available to us. In this article, I am going to assume that you are just like me, and I am going to assume you need to figure out how to get the best gas mileage out of the vehicle you have in your driveway. So, what can YOU do TODAY to reduce your cost of driving from here to there and back?
    Distributed: 2010-04-14 10:15:00 | Word Count: 1457 | Page Views: 5142 | Votes: 16 | Rating: 1.75
16.   Top Ten Tips For Happy Holiday Car Hire by Tobias Bowman
    Avoid unforeseen pitfalls and astronomical charges when hiring a car on your next holiday. Follow these ten simple steps from an industry expert to dodge unnecessary surcharges and stay protected.
    Distributed: 2009-07-14 13:00:00 | Word Count: 681 | Page Views: 4867 | Votes: 27 | Rating: 2.30
17.   Surprising Ways You Can Get Lower Auto Insurance Quotes by Sarah Simmons
    Shopping around for insurance quotes can ensure drivers receive the best rates, but how can you make sure you are getting the lowest auto insurance quotes possible? Certain factors can affect how high or low your auto insurance quotes are, and one of the easiest ways to get lower auto insurance quotes is to keep your driving record clean.
    Distributed: 2009-07-07 10:24:00 | Word Count: 676 | Page Views: 4877 | Votes: 21 | Rating: 2.14
18.   The Farmer's Best Friend-The Dump Trailer by Jim Farmer
    There are some fundamental truths about farming: It is arguable the most important industry in today's world, its time demanding and both physically and mentally challenging. So taking advantage of anything that helps in their day-to-day routine is critical for both profit and saving time.
    Distributed: 2008-11-25 11:12:00 | Word Count: 406 | Page Views: 4074 | Votes: 20 | Rating: 1.95
19.   Eight Tips That Will Help You Choose the Right Equipment Trailer by Jim Farmer
    This article will list eight tips that will help you choose the right equipment trailer for you needs.
    Distributed: 2008-11-20 11:00:00 | Word Count: 906 | Page Views: 4455 | Votes: 12 | Rating: 1.08
20.   High Fuel Prices and the Inevitable Game of Political Hot Potato by Bill Platt
    Some of the factors that are directly affecting this inflationary cycle are outside the control of the U.S. Government, such as wheat and corn crops destroyed by flood waters in the Midwest, but other factors could be dampened, if only our political leaders had the will to influence real change.
    Distributed: 2008-07-16 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1919 | Page Views: 6055 | Votes: 18 | Rating: 1.50
21.   Oil Change Reminder Stickers by Malcolm Uffelman
    On his thirtieth birthday Joe was proud of himself. He was the owner of the biggest little business in town. Every week the same ad ran in the local paper: Get your oil changed by a friend.
    Distributed: 2008-06-13 11:00:00 | Word Count: 692 | Page Views: 4466 | Votes: 13 | Rating: 2.00
22.   The Thrill of Motorcycling - 5 Ways to Get into Riding by Jay Gaulard
    Motorcycling is cool. Motorcycling is fast. Motorcycling gives you a rush. There is no doubt about it. I don't think anyone can dispute the fact that there is a certain breed of person out there that just loves the feeling of being out in the fresh air, cruising down the highway. I suspect there are a lot more people who would like to ride than we know about. The question is, how do they get going?
    Distributed: 2008-06-10 11:48:00 | Word Count: 942 | Page Views: 4511 | Votes: 18 | Rating: 2.44
23.   Constant Reminders: Oil Change Stickers by Malcolm Uffelman
    More than ever these days we are forced to take responsibility for our own welfare. As a symbol that little oil change decal is always there, every time we get behind the wheel. And it greets us with an important question: 'Hey is it time for service yet?'
    Distributed: 2008-06-09 11:12:00 | Word Count: 479 | Page Views: 5433 | Votes: 17 | Rating: 2.12
24.   The Many Pay Offs And Benefits To You From Having A Good Auto Fuel Economy by Benji O. Anosike
    Just about everybody and every institution in the society, including the government of the day, frequently tell us that having lower prices and costs for fuel would be just about the most desirable and beneficial thing for the society and for almost everybody - economically, politically, and militarily.
    Distributed: 2008-04-08 11:12:00 | Word Count: 1758 | Page Views: 4444 | Votes: 11 | Rating: 1.09
25.   An Automobile Driver? Several Benefits Why It Pays You Dearly, Any Way, For You To Have A Good Fuel Economy by Benji O. Anosike
    Following below, are some of the most significant reasons and benefits, aside from simply the personal economic or financial benefit accruing to the individual motorist, why it will still pay you, any way, to have a life of good fuel economy any way, regardless.
    Distributed: 2008-03-31 13:24:00 | Word Count: 1757 | Page Views: 4857 | Votes: 14 | Rating: 2.50
26.   High Performance Vehicles Depend On Good Air Flow by Isaak Carter
    High performance on a car or truck is often thought of in terms of higher horsepower (HP), more torque, faster speeds and quicker acceleration. High performance upgrades generally include improvements in efficiency and/or power.
    Distributed: 2007-03-14 14:12:00 | Word Count: 1243 | Page Views: 4711 | Votes: 15 | Rating: 2.33
27.   Customizing Your Vehicle In Unique And Interesting Ways by Thomas Maverick Tucker
    Customizing your vehicle has long been a tradition and hobby for many people. You know a customized car or truck when you see one, because it is the one that makes you take a second look. Using truck accessories to your truck is one way to make it stand out from the drones of other trucks that you see going down the road. Customization is not just for cars and trucks though, basically any type of vehicle that you own can be customized to suit your personal tastes and create a little flair.
    Distributed: 2006-09-12 18:04:00 | Word Count: 783 | Page Views: 4260 | Votes: 19 | Rating: 1.79

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