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Where Did the Term Horsepower Come From?

Whenever we are thinking of purchasing a car or truck the term "horsepower" comes into play at some point in the conversation. Horsepower is a measure of the amount of power the engine has in order to move the car. The more horsepower, the faster the car will go.

The term came about in the 18th century when James Watt, the noted inventor was looking for a way to sell steam engines. He was observing ponies at a coal mine as they hauled coal and he calculated that they were moving coal at the rate of 22,000 foot-pounds per…

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Some Good Reasons to Choose Your Parts from the Dealership

Just because an auto part costs less does not mean that it is of the same quality as a factory approved part. Original parts are made with the approval of the brand, and the quality control is rigidly overseen to ensure that the part will last.

Second hand and aftermarket parts are cheaper for a reason, and that reason is that they are usually not as well made and do not fall under the more rigorous manufacturing standards required of OEM parts. One has to seriously think about the warranty question when aftermarket parts are used.

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Your Vehicle Depends on All its Fluids

We are all pretty familiar with the concept of changing our engine oil every 3000-5000 miles in order to protect our engine. But what about all of the other critical systems in your vehicle that depends on the fluid in them to continue to function properly?

When going over your auto maintenance list, it can be easy to overlook things like your cooling system, brake system, power steering, and transmission. But the reality is, all of these very critical systems depend on having the proper amount of clean and unburned fluid to keep them going.

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Winter Wiper Blades Help You Stay at Your Best While Driving in the Winter


You are looking for all that you can add to your vehicle to help yourself be safe and stay a good driver. Winter wiper blades are important if you want to see the road in front of you and keep snow and ice from building up on your windshield.

It is important for you to stay at your best when you are driving during the winter months, and you can do that by adding winter wiper blades to your vehicle. The blades that are made special for winter are sturdy, and they can handle anything. The blades that are made…
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Getting Prepared for Trouble On that Holiday Road Trip


Don't head out on the roads this year and just assume everything will be fine with your vehicle. Instead of being stranded on a dark road in the middle of nowhere, consider these travel tips.

Take some time to check that the spare tire is fully inflated and all the tools needed to jack up the car and remove the tire are in your vehicle. If the tire looks suspect, have it repaired now…
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Driving With Food For The Holidays Could Make A Mess Inside Your Vehicle


When the holidays come around, most families will hold gatherings for everyone to have dinner and swap gifts. When this happens, expecting that one family should prepare all the food is expecting too much from someone. This is even more difficult if the family gathering is being held at grandma’s house.

Not everyone has a dish that they make which doesn’t make a mess. If you prepare a dish that calls for sauce, dressing, gravy or anything else that can spill, you want to find a way to travel without spilling everything in the car.

The liquid from…
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Airbag Safety Tips

Airbags have saved many lives since they were introduced in cars the mid-1970's. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, newer vehicles with airbags are reducing driver deaths in frontal crashes by 29 percent and passenger bags have decreased passenger deaths by 32 percent when they're over the age of 13. Below are some tips on how to stay safe when riding with an airbag.

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Know the Types of Distracted Driving

Driving takes some skill and lots of attention if you want to do it safely. With experience most drivers become comfortable and tend to think it's safe to take their attention away from the road for a second. But, distracted driving puts you and other drivers at risk. Take a look at the three types of distracted driving.

 

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