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When Battery Cables need Replacing

In most cars, battery cables, like the Purloined Letter, occupy positions under the hood so much in plain sight as to remain invisible. In any case, the driver may check the oil and transmission fluid levels, the windshield washer reservoir and the coolant overflow container with only a cursory glance …

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Car Electrical Systems

For as long as the English have been making cars (some would say poorly, but with excellent style, poise and panache), Lucas has been providing the electrical wiring and switch gear. For as long as Lucas have been making the electrics, British cars have suffered. Now, I’m not saying that …

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Why the Air Cooled Engine Disappeared

Why The Air cooled Engine Is No Longer Greatly Used In Automotive Manufacture The automotive air cooled engine didn’t disappear. It just went underground, and that only recently. Small aircraft and motorcycles continue to use the air cooled piston engine to great effect. The most produced automobile in Earth’s history …

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Automotive History why the Amc Pacer was a Failed Design

The Pacer was the futuristic descendant of the Nash Rambler which was an automobile that had all the style of a meat freezer. But whereas the Rambler was inherited by the American Motors Company, the Pacer was their brainchild. As a trend setter, the Pacer honked with plebeian pride. But …

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How often should you Wash your Car

Hand washing a car is a chore but taking a vehicle through a car wash can cost $10 or more. Unsurprisingly then, many owners put off this essential maintenance task. That can be an expensive mistake. Let’s remind ourselves why regular washing is important, and then answer the question, how …

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Toyota Avensis Recall

Japanese car manufacturer, Toyota has announced the recall of more than 1.5 million vehicles after it was discovered that they could contain a potential design flaw in the fuel system. The recall, which Toyota are keen to point out is voluntary on their part, affects certain models in the Avensis …

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The Amoral Auto Industry

BUSINESS MORALS? On Tuesday, November 18, 2008, the heads of the big three automakers pleaded with the Senate banking committee for aid. The government did what it could, short of taking over the industry. In this spring of 2009 we have put ourselves on hold for bailing out the auto …

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Automobile Charisma or I’m too Sexy for my Car

Let’s be honest here. When sitting in traffic don’t you look around and notice what others are driving? Of course you do. Doesn’t your eye linger on the high line models, the sports cars, the convertibles? It does and that is human nature. Myself, I drive a used car to …

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Consumer Reflections on Car Advertisements

Article: And the fine print says “Professional driver on closed course”. The automobile of the 21st century has been compared to a tornado, a team of horses, running wild horses, hurricanes, etc. They are shown racing the streets of Europe, maneuvering the cliffs of some far off mountain, skidding around …

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