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Gas, Hybrid, Electric?

JAN 30, 2019

These days we can see a lot of different cars on the road. Gas, diesel, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric, f-cell cars. We decide to pick 3 the most popular categories of drive trains and figure out what are their cons and pros.
Gas, Hybrid, Electric? - driver-start.com
As a reference, we took the following list of cars: 2019 FORD Fusion Titanium, 2019 HONDA Accord Hybrid Touring, 2019 Tesla Model 3 Mid-Range

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12 Tips to Gain Extra Miles with Your Electric Vehicle

JAN 10, 2019

It seems that running out of range is the worst nightmare for any electric vehicle owner. Though the charging infrastructure of developed countries has greatly improved from the moment EVs first came into our lives, there is still much anxiety about getting from A to B without being trapped in the middle of the road with a dead battery.
12 Tips to Gain Extra Miles with Your Electric Vehicle - driver-start.com
Aiming to help EV owners overcome the discomfort, we want to share some tips on boosting electric car range collected from automakers’ recommendations and scientific studies.

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Driving on Empty: Safe Ways to Figure Out How Far You Can Drive

DEC 12, 2018

It is quite typical for both American and European drivers to ignore the helpful warning lights, strongly hinting at a low fuel level. Don’t believe this? Well, have a look at a survey conducted by the American Automobile Association (now known as AAA), which shows that 24 million US motorists go on driving even when warned about running out of fuel.
Driving on Empty: Safe Ways to Figure Out How Far You Can Drive - driver-start.com
According to the American Automobile Association (now known as AAA) 24 million US motorists go on driving even when warned about running out of fuel.

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Do You Need More Cylinders for Your Engine to Last Longer?

NOV 13, 2018

There is the suggestion that more cylinders make the engine last longer. Keep reading to understand the truth.
Do You Need More Cylinders for Your Engine to Last Longer? - driver-start.com
Now and then, you can stumble across a discussion on auto enthusiast forums about whether the number of cylinders can influence engine life. Specifically, there is the suggestion that more cylinders make the engine last longer. It is based on the assumption that the larger number of cylinders leads to each of them firing less often and therefore serving longer. Some people even made it a routine to purchase used cars, calculating the effective working life of the engines in dependence to their cylinders (in the format "so many miles per each cylinder"). Is there any truth to this and how the number of cylinders corresponds with the engine’s durability?

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5 Critical Tips on Driving Big Cars Safely and Easily

OCT 03, 2018

Are you enjoying big cars? Then read the article to enjoy them even more.
5 Critical Tips on Driving Big Cars Safely and Easily - driver-start.com
One of the benefits of big cars is that you can enjoy plenty of space in your driver’s seat. The problem is to fill this space correctly, though in modern vehicles you get many opportunities to customize the driver’s seat as you wish.

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Step-by-Step Guide on Driving Stick Shifts

SEP 05, 2018

Let’s fill the gap with Driver Start experts so that you can enjoy time-honored stick shifts like your fathers (or grandpas) did.
Step-by-Step Guide on Driving Stick Shifts - driver-start.com
While the sales of manual cars in the USA have been decreasing significantly since the 90s, stick shifts are still popular in European and Asian countries, especially in developing economies, which is often explained by the price. Undeniably, vehicles with manual transmission are usually cheaper than automatics, but this is hardly the only reason for choosing a manual car. Experts and auto enthusiasts hold that driving a manual vehicle allows the driver to gain a completely new experience that is appreciated by drivers. They highlight the fact that many powerful sports cars come with manual transmissions and this is done for a reason – you can better feel the car and the speed while gaining full control over the gears. For the same reason, driving a manual car can be safer in winter with its slippery roads, but this also depends on your driving skills.

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5 Don’ts Shared by Auto Mechanics – Never Do This to Your Car

AUG 08, 2018

Ignoring your Check Engine Oil light is a sure way to ditch your car or, to be more exact, to make its engine break down.
5 Don’ts Shared by Auto Mechanics – Never Do This to Your Car - driver-start.com
Engine oil is a key factor in the lubrication system for your motor, which serves to aid the mechanical parts of the engine, reducing friction and providing cooling. Therefore, the untimely oil replacement leads to increased wear and heating up of the engine, negatively affecting its performance and resulting in its breakdown. And the engine repair or replacement involves heavy expenses amounting to thousands of dollars – is it worth the time and money saved by waiting to get your oil changed?

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Failing Permit Test: Steps to Retake Your Written Exam

JUN 06, 2018

Are you one of those unlucky applicants who fail to pass the knowledge test?
Failing Permit Test: Steps to Retake Your Written Exam - driver-start.com
Don’t feel stupid, since this is quite a common problem. Actually, failing the permit test is not a disaster and you have a chance to get everything right by retaking the exam. So, gather your spirits and start taking steps that will bring you to the desired goal.

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How to Fail the DMV Written Test Through Bad Study Habits

JUN 05, 2018

Have you heard about the woman who managed to fail her driver’s test 960 times?
How to Fail the DMV Written Test Through Bad Study Habits - driver-start.com
We doubt you would like to beat her record, but you can still find yourself among those people who failed their written tests at the DMV. By the way, there are quite a number of them, so failure to get a passing score is a real risk, especially for those applicants who didn’t bother to develop good study habits. Maybe, you are one of them, but you have some time to change the situation for the better. Read about bad study habits leading to failures and find out how to replace them with good ones.

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Is Lane Splitting Legal Anywhere in the US?

JUN 01, 2018

Lane Splitting federal regulations and state regulations, how to find out whether you can or can't do lane splitting in your state and more.
Is Lane Splitting Legal Anywhere in the US? - driver-start.com
Lane splitting should be understood as driving a two-wheel motorcycle between lanes or rows of traffic that are moving slowly in the same direction. Also, the term refers to riding between rows of stopped vehicles heading in the same direction. The practice is sometimes called filtering or whitelining, as well as there can be some other names since the practice is rather widespread across the world. Most European and Asian countries allow lane splitting, while in Australia, for example, it is legal only in some provinces.

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