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KILL SWITCHES IN CARS
from 2023 in ( life / travel / transportation )

I suspect they already have kill switches in newer cars and just waiting for the formalities knowing full well our traitorous overlords can already do it now. For that reason alone I'll NEVER buy another new vehicle of any kind - car, truck, motorcycle, tractor, whatever. I've gone the further step of owning pre-California smog req... read more

OUR CARS
from 2022 in ( life / travel / transportation / auto )

Those who read my last story know I drive a Ford Escape. I love it but need to trade it in soon. The transmission shudders a bit at certain speeds, certain RPMs. I need to sell it before the transmission fails. It's got about 125K, 75K of which I put on it after I bought it used. I'm thinking of replacing it with the slightly larger Ford... read more

NEW CARS DESIGNED TO FALL APART
from 2022 in ( life / help / transportation / auto )

Plastic engine parts.Stop spending $20K on plastic! CAR WIZARD shows how this '95 Lexus LS400 is the perfect car. Prices on cars have gone through the roof, and they are mostly made out of brittle plastic pieces that won't last past your auto loan. You won't believe how many miles it has and how little... read more

GAS BUDDY FINDS STATIONS THAT HAVE GASOLINE, DIESEL OR BOTH
from 2021 in ( life / travel / transportation / fuel )

No mention of their snack supply. Here's the link: tracker.gasbuddy.com/tracker.gasbuddy.com ... read more

AUTO-GYROS
from 2020 in ( life / travel / transportation )

I've seen this gyrocopter taking off and landing from the John C. Tune Metro airport. Maybe he's doing sales demos or something. Pretty cool looking. See autogyrousa.com/autogyrousa.com/ ... read more

EMISSIONS TEST
from 2020 in ( culture / humor / transportation / auto )

/images/emissions-convo.webp A mostly one-way text conversation (click image) I had with my wife yesterday while she worked and I tried to get her car emissions tested. I was laughing at my own situation a... read more

THE TRUTH ABOUT ELECTRIC CARS
from 2020 in ( education / research / transportation / auto )

AnonymousSee projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?106383-Electric-CarsElectric-Cars... At a neighbourhood BBQ I was talking to a neighbour, a BC Hydro executive. I asked him how that renewable thing was doing. He laughed, then got serious. If you really intend to adopt elec... read more

SCOTTY KILMER EXPLAINS NEW CAR REPAIR
from 2019 in ( life / help / transportation / auto )

You probably can't fix it yourself, and your mechanic might not be able to, either. Almost a metaphor for our times. See youtu.be/3zL7P-etsDI?t3Scotty Kilmer explains new car repair . By the way, this guy's great. In various places he says: Honda makes the best engines but Toyota makes the best c... read more

TOO FUNNY
from 2017 in ( culture / humor / transportation / auto )

This is too funny not to share. Almost every driver has been there - when parking in a large lot or garage, it can be easy to misplace a car.But while most drivers locate their cars after a frustrating few minutes, one German man has been searching...See metro.... read more

WIFE'S JETTA
from 2017 in ( culture / humor / transportation / auto )

Driving wife's Jetta while my car gets serviced. I called it a piece of $h! while I tried to climb out. Its door hit me in the forehead during the struggle.So, I guess we're even.... read more

ALTERNATE ROUTE
from 2016 in ( life / travel / transportation / traffic )

Don't you hate it when you take an alternate route to get away from a slow driver only to have them end up in front of you later? Yeah.That's all I wanted to say. But, since you're here, look at this: /images/traffic.webp ... read more

SHAKING WHILE BRAKING
from 2013 in ( life / help / transportation / auto )

Three and a half hours in the titlePep Boys hrefpepboys.comPep Boys waiting room is always time well-spent, wouldn't you agree? :) I'm home now, appreciating the comfort of my office chair, but Pep Boys seriously needs to consider putting more comfortable seats in their waiting area. I did g... read more

LIT MOTORS BUILDS A CAR THAT BREAKS THE RULES
from 2012 in ( education / research / transportation / tech )

Right now, electric cars are not sustainable, he says. The average electric car battery pack is four times larger than ours, with one-third the range. /images/diesel-powered-electricity.webp If every car in the U.S. had... read more

FORD'S HEMP-POWERED, HEMP-MADE CAR
from 2012 in ( education / research / transportation / tech )

I just thought this was interesting: youtube.com/watch?v54vDcPCQM8youtube.com/watch?v54vDcPCQM8 And here's another article on the same subject: weedfinder.com/dash/news/10-x-stronger-than-steel-in-the-1940%E2%80%B2s-henry-fords-hemp-car/10 X Stronger Than Ste... read more

300,000 MILES, AND NOT ONE ACCIDENT
from 2012 in ( education / research / transportation / tech )

Ever since Google began designing its self-driving cars, they've wanted to build cars that go beyond the capabilities of human-piloted vehicles, cars that are much, much safer. When Thrun announced the project in 2010, he wrote, According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.2 million lives are lost every year in road ... read more

AUTO REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE ESTIMATES
from 2012 in ( life / help / transportation / auto )

We hear this is a good website to estimate how much a car repair should cost. : repairpal.com/Auto Repair and Maintenance Estimates Auto Shop and Mechanic Ratings : RepairPal .RepairPal inde... read more

HOW TO REPLACE A HEADLIGHT BULB IN A HONDA ACCORD
from 2011 in ( life / help / transportation / auto )

ehow.com/how-4519985-replace-headlight-bulb-honda-accord.htmlHow to Replace a Headlight Bulb in a honda.com/ honda.com/Honda Accord I just followed their instructions to fix my wife's headlight (after she got pulled o... read more

A DAY WITHOUT MY CAR
from 2009 in ( culture / humor / transportation / auto )

I'm just testing this download.live.com/writerWindows Live Writer software. UPDATE: There's now a newer, openlivewriter.org/open-source version here. It was a dark and stormy night ... No, it was an unusually cold day ... yeah, that's it ... for the fir... read more

BILL AND TARA'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
from 2000 in ( culture / movies-tv-video / transportation )

It started out as an innocent attempt at dinner and a movie on a Saturday night. It turned into... Tara's nightmare!We had dinner at schlotzskys.comSchlotzsky's , each of us ordering one of their 8 personal pizzas. Tara got her usual barbecue chicken. I tried something new: the s... read more


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