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  • How To De-ice Your Windshield

    Winter brings with it all sorts of unpleasant weather. And the effects of that weather usually hit us first thing in the morning, as we're about to get into our car....
  • How To Open a Frozen Car Door

    It couldn't have happened at a worse time. We're late for work, traffic is slow and your car door is frozen shut. If you need to know how to open a frozen car door or...
  • How To Drive a Car: Driver's Training

    Cars come with either an automatic or a manual transmission. In a car with automatic transmission you will not be required to change gears manually, whereas, with a...
  • How To Measure Idling Gas Consumption

    How much gas does your car burn while idling? Even though your car doesn't have a gal/min display, you can use your Average Fuel Economy (avg mpg) display to calculate...
  • How To Get Better Gas Mileage

    With gas prices slated to remain in the four dollar range for the foreseeable future, many consumers are looking for ways to reduce costs. Limiting the trips they take...
  • How To Be a Good Designated Driver

    Is it time for that annual bash that your friends through down at the local tavern again? Or maybe you and your friends just want to go out tonight -- either way,...
  • How To Adjust to RV Driving

    Driving an RV is little more difficult than driving a private car. You simply need to remember a few basic and very obvious facts: it's bigger, wider, longer and...
  • How To Get Good Gas Mileage

    You don't have to buy a hybrid vehicle to get great gas mileage. Check out these tips to increase the gas mileage in the car that you already have.
  • How To Pass Your DMV Driving Permit Test

    In order to pass your DMV permit test, and assure you will know your stuff when you hit the road, you really need to take a good quality driver education course. Then...
  • How To Ride a Motorcycle in the Rain

    If you are like most motorcycle riders, dry roads make for the optimal riding experience. But, even the most meticulous planners will run into unexpected bad weather...
  • How To Prevent Car Problems on a Road Trip

    You and your family is planning a road trip vacation, you must know what to check with your car. Know the seven (7) most important things in your car before you switch...
  • How To Safely Share the Road With an 18-Wheeler

    This article is a complete guide to safely sharing the road with commercial big-rig trucks.
  • How To Take a Good Driver's License Picture

    Please make this picture better than my last one... Have you ever muttered this desperate prayer as you approach the tired photo background at the DMV? You position...
  • Driving Stick Shift Cars: Techniques for Manual Transmissions

    A high school tennis coach once told me that he'd never drive an automatic. His reason? Stick shift keeps the monotony out of driving. I thought he was out of his...
  • How To Avoid Being a Back Seat Driver

    Ever pressed that imaginary brake pedal on the passenger side? Do you sometimes feel your chest tighten and blood pressure rise as you sit powerless at the mercy of a...
  • How To Parallel Park: Driving Instructions

    Many of us proceed through our driving lives (having utterly failed the parallel parking portion of the driver's license test) without ever mastering this crucial...
  • How To Enroll In Driver's Education

    Whether you are a teenager or an adult wanting to start driving for the first time, enrolling in a Driver's Education course is an important step toward getting your...
  • How To Check Your Driver's License Status

    Do you need to check the status of your driver's license, but don't know how to do so? Then you have come to the right place! In this article, I will explain to you...
  • How To Find Driver's Ed Practice Tests

    So you or your child has passed driver's ed, but you still have to take the test. You want to be prepared but may not know how best to prepare yourself. Well you're...
  • How To Save on Gas

    So how do you like putting $40 of gas into your car when it used to take only $20...and the size of your gas tank hasn't gotten larger? If you don't like it...
  • Lower Points and Traffic Violations on Your Driver's License

    Anyone who has a driver's license should be aware of the driver's license points system for his state. Points, sometimes known as demerits, can be placed on a license...
  • How To Find Car Seat Safety Ratings

    Your child's car seat is one of the most important purchases you will ever make. Most states require car seats for children under the age of 4 years old -- and booster...
  • How To Find Vehicle Safety Ratings

    Manufacturers are building safer and better cars than ever before, thanks to a little help from agencies and organizations dedicated to testing and publishing results...
  • Take a Learner's Permit Practice Test: Get Driving Test Questions

    It's really not very difficult to get a learner's permit, but nearly half of first timers fail the test. That means you might want to practice the learner's permit...
  • How To Get a Driver's License to Ride Your Moped

    Mopeds are small, low-cost scooters that are great for getting around town. They are also cheaper to maintain, insure, and register than motorcycles, their larger...
  • How To Prevent Skidding

    When it comes to skidding, prevention really is the best medicine. You can't always get yourself out of skidding situations. Taking necessary steps to prevent a...
  • How To Prevent Engine Overheating

    Engines burn gas and produce explosions in each cylinder. Rapid expansion from the explosions pushes the cylinder heads downward and does work to move the car. Much of...
  • How To Reduce Vehicle Wear and Tear

    According to Motor Trend magazine, the average cost for a new car is upwards of $28,000. Gas prices and car parts costs will not be getting cheaper any time soon...
  • How To Drive on Black Ice

    Winter driving conditions can be tricky for even the most experienced drivers. While a snow-covered road can be an obvious driving hazard, a road that just looks wet...
  • How To Minimize Your Braking Distances

    Under normal circumstances, you may not think about braking as fast as possible. However, when an emergency arises you may quickly discover that you are extremely...
  • Calculating Your Braking Distance: Learn Your Stopping Distance

    While you might not think of your braking distance every time you drive across town, some day you will need to slow down as fast as possible. All sorts of things can...
  • How To Get a Driver's License

    Getting a driver's license isn't just for driving. Driver's licenses are also useful as state-issued identification to get you past the boarding gate at...
  • Riding a Motorcycle: Safety Training Course for Motorcycling

    Motorcycles, or motorbikes, are inherently more dangerous than their four-wheeled counterparts, but many bike fans have come to love the open air and freedom they feel...
  • How To Prevent and Control Hydroplaning

    Normally, when you are driving down the road, your tires are firmly on the pavement. On wet roads, however, that is not always the case. Hydroplaning occurs when a...
  • How To Evaluate Elderly Driving Skills

    Loved ones often do not realize how much their driving skills have deteriorated. Reaction time slows. Motor control and coordination suffer as well. Age should never...
  • How To Drive Safely in the Winter

    There is no doubt that driving in the winter poses some unique challenges. Freezing drizzle, blizzards and icy patches in the road can all make your daily commute a...
  • How To Conserve Gas

    With the price of gas these days, it pays to make every effort to conserve gas. Here are a few ideas: Take public transportation. It makes sense to take the train or...
  • How To Prevent Road Rage

    Road rage is becoming a commonplace occurrence on our streets and highways. Drivers are often stressed, short-tempered, impatient, and inconsiderate. Everyone can get...
  • How To Get a Motorcycle Permit

    You've bought your first motorcycle and you're eager to get out on the road. First, though, you must get some type of motorcycle certification from your state. I'd...
  • How To Make Rules for a Teen Driver

    Parents naturally become somewhat anxious when their teenager starts to drive. The newfound independence that comes with driving can overwhelm a teen's common...