March 9, 2011: By Jim Kerr Anti-lock braking, traction control and stability control are features built into new vehicles to help drivers with vehicle control while driving on the road. With the power of electronics available for new vehicles, there are many more technologies now available to assist drivers. While many of them will help on the road, there are some specifically designed for d... Read Article
February 16, 2011: Join Autos's Facebook group Follow Autos on Twitter By Jim Kerr Putting the power of a high performance engine to the ground has always been a challenge. At the drag strip, the fastest cars will use a "spool" which is a machined part that connects the axles on both driven tires together. Power is split equally between the two tires. This method of getting the power to ... Read Article
February 2, 2011: Join Autos's Facebook group Follow Autos on Twitter By Jim Kerr Automobile braking systems have become quite complex, yet few of us give any thought to them not working. When you step on pedal, you just expect to stop! Fortunately, brake systems are also very reliable, and almost every vehicle does stop every time. They also stop us in ways that are safer than ever before.... Read Article
January 26, 2011: Join Autos's Facebook group Follow Autos on Twitter By Jim Kerr Winter roads and colder temperatures are taking their toll on our vehicles. One of the areas where I see lots of problems is with shock absorbers: if they are working properly, your vehicle rides better and handles safely. When they wear out or fail, even small bumps in the road can feel like the Grand Canyon ... Read Article
November 24, 2010: Join Autos's Facebook group Follow Autos on Twitter By Jim Kerr Wet, snowy and icy roads are not far away; in fact, in some parts of the country they are already here. Traction is limited and even with winter tires, drivers need to adjust their driving style by reducing speeds, increasing following distances and avoiding hazardous conditions when possible. The auto manufac... Read Article
November 17, 2010: Join Autos's Facebook group Follow Autos on Twitter By Jim Kerr All gasoline is not created equal. This is even more apparent at this time of year, when fuel blends are changed so they will perform better as the temperature changes. If you are still using summer blended fuels, the engine will be harder to start in cold weather. This usually isn’t a problem for most drive... Read Article
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