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Derek Sloan

The History of the Glovebox
in Automotive

The History of the Glovebox

Glove boxes are special compartments that automotive manufacturers have built into cars and trucks to store things.  Most have doors that open or close with the push of a pushbutton latch or simple twist.  Today most glove boxes can be locked so valuable objects can be safely stashed. The name is derived from the original purpose – to store gloves and other accessories.  You see,...

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22 Feb 2016
Living in Your Car
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Living in Your Car

If you have been forced to live in a car for whatever reason, keep reminding yourself that your situation is just temporary. However, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you might be living in your car, here are some tips to help you out. Your own safety Safety should always be your first priority when living out of a car. First, keep...

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21 Feb 2016
Harmonic Balancers
in Automotive

Harmonic Balancers

A “harmonic balancer” may sound like some rocket ship part. To a mechanic, however, it’s a special part of every engine.  Let’s discuss harmonic balancers: As your engine’s cylinders fire, they move the pistons up and down which makes energy that is carried over to the crankshaft. As you may know already, the spinning crankshaft causes a transmission to work that’s connected to the wheels...

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20 Feb 2016
About Biodiesel Fuel
in Automotive

About Biodiesel Fuel

If you have been interested in reducing the United States’ dependence on foreign oil, then biodiesel fuel may be for you. Biodiesel is a green fuel. Perhaps you know somebody with a car that runs on biodiesel and know a little bit about the product and want to learn more. If so, this article is for you. Originally it was “Home Brew” Did you know...

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19 Feb 2016
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