Automotive


The History of the Glovebox
22 Feb 2016

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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Living in Your Car
21 Feb 2016

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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Harmonic Balancers
20 Feb 2016

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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About Biodiesel Fuel
19 Feb 2016

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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Do You Need to Make Changes to Your Car Insurance?
01 Feb 2016

Do You Need to Make Changes to Your Car Insurance?

Car insurance is often required by law, and that means that not all policy holders understand what their insurance will really cover. That’s the first problem with car insurance that you may face. You have to know what you need covered, and then work with an insurance provider that can help you get the policies you need to protect your vehicle. If you’re not working...

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10 Things Every Teen Driver Should Know
27 Jan 2016

10 Things Every Teen Driver Should Know

It’s not a bad idea to talk with a teen who’s about to receive their license about what having a license is all about. In the following article, we will examine several situations that may prove difficult for new drivers and should be talked about before they occur. Road rage – When somebody offends you on the road, take a deep breath and know that...

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Did You Lock Your Keys In Your Car?
26 Jan 2016

Did You Lock Your Keys In Your Car?

The odds are that you will lock your keys in your car sometime. It happens to everyone. Rather, than worrying when it will happen, though, it’s best to plan what to do “if and when” it does occur. Here’s some advice to consider if it happens to you. Dial 911 The first item to discuss is safety oriented. If you are locked out of your...

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