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Car safety for kids – auto child protection devices, features

Car safety for kids – auto child protection devices, features

Automobiles
There are certain features that car manufacturers designed specifically for child safety. Some of these features include car seats, child safety locks and electric windows. This article looks at some of these features and devices that are designed with the intent on car safety for children as well as some tips on how to use these devices. Moreover, it is better to install such devices instead of meeting car accident and trying to find the best personal injury attorney for settlement. Safety is better than cure. Certain devices are also mandated by governmental agencies and may apply to cars and trucks built after a certain date. Child safety features that are mandated by NHTSA will also be referenced. The manufacturing dates for mandated child safety are also referenced for consumer...
Tips on auto repair bargaining for the best prices

Tips on auto repair bargaining for the best prices

Automobiles
The majority of people that are in need of auto repairs don’t have a clue what’s wrong with the vehicle. Most of the time, it’s difficult to know what’s wrong with a vehicle until the auto technician has a chance to diagnose the problem. There are two steps to be taken to get the best prices for auto repairs. The first step is done before the vehicle is taken to the auto repair shop. The second step is performed after the diagnosis is made to the vehicle. Step One – Before the Vehicle’s Taken to the Auto Repair Shop When taking a car to an auto repair shop, the service advisor will usually advise the customer that there will be a diagnosis charge. The diagnosis charge can very widely from one auto repair shop to another. Call a few local shops and find out what they charge to ...
Motor oil – the key to car’s life

Motor oil – the key to car’s life

Automobiles
Yet it's surprising how many motorists forget to check their car's oil level, much less ensure that oil is changed on a regular basis. Doing so is proven to significantly extend the life of any motor vehicle, often to the tune of thousands of extra miles. Fresh Oil is Best While gasoline fuels the engine, motor oil is the lubricant which protects it as it runs. Once operating, the engine's moving parts — metal against metal — require lubrication to prevent overheating, wear and eventual breakdown. Motor oil supplies this lubrication; how well it performs at any given time is known as its viscosity, or its ability to maintain its ability to protect those valves and pistons as they keep your engine running and your car moving. But viscosity diminishes as oil is used; the result is ...
How to make a car donation

How to make a car donation

Automobiles
Interested in donating a car to a non-profit organization and receiving a tax deduction? Here are some important things to know. In 2005, the IRS changed the rules on charity car donation. Currently, in most cases, a person may only claim the donated car’s actual selling price as a deduction. How to Donate an Automobile: Choosing a Charity The IRS urges people interested in charity car donations to make sure the chosen organization is legitimate. “Otherwise, your deduction will not be tax-deductible,” they warn in A Donor's Guide to Vehicle Donations. A list of qualified organizations is available on the IRS website. Know that many religious organizations, such as churches, synagogues, mosques and temples are not listed but are still considered qualified organizations by the IRS. ...
Tips to protect classic cars against theft

Tips to protect classic cars against theft

Technology
When classic cars were newly built car crime was less prevalent so they do not have the security of modern vehicles. This is a challenge for the classic car owner especially if they use their car every day or for touring. Locks and Keys Even when new, locks on cars before the 1980s were easily bypassed and became easier when they were worn. Often all it needs is a key from a similar car. As the locks were not shielded it is also easy to drive a screwdriver through the door skin to release the lock. At best, then, old locks will only deter the casual criminal. Others will be able to get into the car where they may not even face a steering lock. Anti-Theft Alarms and Immobilizers Most classic cars, especially those before the 1980s do not have any form of alarm of immobili...
How to remove a car remote battery

How to remove a car remote battery

Automobiles
Keyless remotes, automatic starters and car alarms are accessories that have become nearly standard on different types of vehicles all around the world. All of these wireless technologies are controlled by handheld remotes that can be easily added to a keychain or held in a pocket. Often held with car keys, the wireless remotes could control the automotive features from as far away as a couple of hundred feet. Whether it is the alarm, starter or keyless system, the remotes feature simple batteries that allow them to work. Keyless Entry Battery The batteries for these remotes are what allow them to work with the transmitters installed in your car. These automatic starter batteries, however, can stop working for a variety of reasons. They can run out of power simply due to overuse,...