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It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).
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Driving hard. Some drivers are more aggressive than others, but the rush of sitting behind the driver’s seat of a brand new, powerful car is enough to give anyone a lead foot for the first few thousand miles. The problem is, these first miles are when new car owners need to be most gentle. While it’s rare for most modern cars to come with specific break-in instructions, it’s always recommended that drivers go easy on the gas, avoiding redlining or hard braking.

It’s also important to change the oil almost immediately. “That 20-mile oil, you would think, would look pretty much like fresh oil right out of the bottle. Wrong. It usually looks more like metal-flake paint, iridescent with tiny particles of metal worn off rubbing surfaces inside the new engines,” writes Mike Allen in Popular Mechanics. “After a few hours of operation, this completely normal phenomenon slows down as the rings, camshaft, lifters and bearings burnish their respective mating surfaces.”
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You might not mind skipping a few washes to make up for a big car payment, but everything from the elements, to salt on the road, to good ol’ bird poop will wear away a new car’s finish and detract from its overall resale value. New car owners should be mindful of dirt and grime that can build up – both inside and out – and opt for a wash (preferably by hand) every week or two and a full detail at least four times a year.

Jon Dulin of MoneySmartGuides.com says keeping a clean engine bay immensely improves your vehicle’s resale value. “Don’t take a hose to your engine, but take a wet rag and wipe off the dirt from the hoses and plastic coverings under the hood,” advises Dulin, adding, “Buyers see a super clean car and engine bay ... and will pay top dollar for the car.”
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Driving on a Gravel Road
Be careful when driving on a graveled road your tires could kick up some of the debris up in the air which in turn could crack your windshield. However you really only have to worry when their is another car driving in front of you. Make sure you keep a good distance between you and that vehicle so that your car doesn't get marked up by the flying debris.
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Ford a Stream

Do not drive in water higher than the air intake, which is typically on the front side fender. Pick an area where the flow of water is slow and enter at an angle to cut down on the surface area of the vehicle being pushed against by the stream. Enter gently but with enough speed to cause a bow wave, which pushes the water forward, creating a shallower area, and ford at a constant speed.

#safedriving #tips #auto #drivinginrain
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Make a trash bag holder from an empty canister.
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Corner on Dirt

Going sideways is the quickest way through a corner on dirt, driver Rhys Millen, who was the General Lee's main stunt driver in Dukes of Hazzard. "To do it well," he says, "initiate the slide through input to the steering wheel—you oversteer into the turn. Flick the wheel in the opposite direction of the curve to break traction, then whip it back the other way to initiate a slide in the direction you want to go. Once the car starts to slide, you can 'steer' by adjusting the throttle. More or less throttle will make the car slide at a wider or tighter arc, respectively. More gas makes for a more sideways slide. If you lift off the throttle, the car will still go sideways, but it will start to reduce speed and straighten out again."

#tips #racing #corners #driving
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Use an empty gum container to keep loose change not so loose.
#cartips #tips #moneysafe #auto
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Click on link below to get the full Info-graph.

www.autoshopmedia.com/usedcars
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