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.
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.
There is the suggestion that more cylinders make the engine last longer. Keep reading to understand the truth.
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?
Are you enjoying big cars? Then read the article to enjoy them even more.
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.
Let’s fill the gap with Driver Start experts so that you can enjoy time-honored stick shifts like your fathers (or grandpas) did.
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.
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.
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?
Are you one of those unlucky applicants who fail to pass the knowledge test?
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.
Have you heard about the woman who managed to fail her driver’s test 960 times?
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.
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.
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.
Do you always wear your helmet when riding a motorcycle? According to a study released by NOPUS, safety helmets were used by 64% of motorcyclists across the United States in 2014. However, the figures are significantly higher for those states that have specific laws requiring using helmets, compared to those which do not. But to which group does California belong? Is it mandatory to be helmeted in your state each time you ride a motorcycle? Let’s delve into this issue to learn about all aspects, starting with your safety and moving up to legal responsibility!
It seems there’s no end to the battles around bikers’ safety helmets between NHTSA and local governments. While NHTSA insists on tightening the laws to improve road safety and to reduce mortality rates among motorcyclists, state authorities try to retain some freedom of choice for motorcycle operators and their passengers. NHTSA’s viewpoint is quite clear and based on sad statistics: head injuries are proven to be a leading cause of fatalities in motorcycle road accidents. According to NHTSA, helmet use can reduce road casualty rates by 37% and prevent 67% of brain injuries, thus saving several thousand lives annually, not to mention a few more thousand saved from disability.
Electric bike federal regulations, electric bikes state regulations, how to find out whether you need a license to ride an electric bike and more.
Mopeds, scooters, electric bikes—there are a variety of options to choose from if you are searching for an alternative to a traditional motorcycle. As consumers, we usually make our choices based on price, speed, dimensions, maintenance costs and other factors, but we should also bear in mind our safety and legal responsibility. One way or another, all the above-mentioned examples are means of transportation, as well as road users, and thus they fall under traffic rules and other requirements associated with vehicles like licensing, registration, plates, insurance, etc. What?! Does all this stuff have something to do with electric bikes?!