One of the most annoying bills you pay every month is your car insurance. Insurance in general is a bit of a unique gamble for you and for the insurance company. Considering you’re paying a company a small amount each month to say they will cover your vehicle minus your deductible cost they are taking a risk on you and you’re taking one on them. Many of us pay for car insurance month after month for years without ever actually being in an accident or filing any form of a claim during the time we have insurance, which means the insurance company wins in the gamble.
The term “Lugging Your Engine” is meant to imply you’re making your engine work harder than it should to get up to speed. This means you’re in a gear that’s higher than you should be when you’re driving a manual transmission vehicle. This is extremely bad for your engine because it makes your engine work harder than it should when you need to accelerate, putting unnecessary wear and tear on the engine and causing it to run hotter than it needs to in order to reach the desired speed.
There’s no doubt the best deal you can get on your car is the one you can make. When you trade your car in at a dealership you’re likely to get an offer which is much lower than the Blue Book value of your vehicle because of the work the dealership will have to put into reselling your car. Rather than trade in your ride, get a great price by selling it yourself, but do so with these six easy to follow tips to help you get the right price for you on the car you’ve loved for many miles already.
The little dials that tick off the miles of our vehicle have changed over the years to be digital in most cars that are made now, but if you have a vehicle that still has the analog version with the spinning dials you might have to fix the odometer at some point. It seems like an activity that wouldn’t need to ever be done, but just like the rest of your vehicle the odometer can break when the gears and wheels that spin the dials stop functioning or break down. Thankfully this is an easy fix.
With the modern age of electronics and digital technology we now have quicker and more access to nearly everything. While this gives us a world that feels and seems smaller because we can more easily connect across continents it’s also opened the doors for new ways to be deceitful in business dealings. Like it or not, there are now more hackers than ever looking to take advantage online. Those who lack the talent to perform online hacks are presenting themselves to you in a way that seems legitimate, but really isn’t.
There is an old school of thought that says warming up your vehicle on cold mornings is necessary in order to have it reach the correct operating temperature. In some places you can still see this take place with people warming their vehicles up for as much as thirty minutes before heading out and driving to work for the day. While this was at one time a good idea, with vehicles of today you no longer need to warm up your engine at all, you can instead start your car and go and it will warm up on the way, which is actually better for your car.
The advancements made in the automotive world are nearly as many and as fast as the technology sector. Not only do we now see vehicles that have a wide variety of exceptional technology packed into their features, but we also see improvements in the mechanical portion of the vehicles we drive. One of the most impressive improvements we are enjoying now is the dual clutch automatic transmission, which helps make smoother shifting at all ranges of the vehicle its equipped in. The question we may have is how to drive with this transmission aboard, which may mean you need to change the way you have been driving to match the transmission.