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Step-by-Step Instructions on Driving a Stick Shift

Knowing how to drive a standard transmission is a useful skill in case you ever have the need to drive somewhere but have no options other than to drive a car with a stick shift. Standard transmissions used to be more common, but now automatic transmissions are more prevalent. Standard transmissions

Auto Safety Tips

Auto safety is especially important at night.Rolfo Rolf Brenner/Photodisc/Getty ImagesThe responsibility of owning, driving and repairing an automobile requires paying attention to detail and auto safety tips. Vehicle owners should make sure they are alert and obeying driving rules. Car...

Xenon Headlights Vs. Halogen

Xenon and halogen are among the two most common types of automotive headlights. While both lights serve the same general purpose of illuminating the road for drivers and making the car more visible to others on the road, xenon lights differ greatly from halogen lights in a number of key areas.

How to Make a Car Spin

Learning to control your car in a spin is important if you drive in places that get a lot of rain, snow and ice. Practice spinning your car in a secure, empty area so you're familiar with how it feels. This way, you can learn to control the spin without endangering other drivers. Follow these steps

Your Ignition Interlock Device-Tips for Proper Use

An ignition interlock device measures the blood alcohol level of an individual who is trying to start a car and drive. A DUI conviction often requires the convicted individual to use the ignition interlock device ...

How to Tow With a Tundra V6

The Toyota Tundra was voted the "Most Dependable Large Pickup" for five consecutive years from 2006 to 2010 by J.D. Power & Associates. The Tundra is a full-size truck which comes in a variety of formats including regular, double and and CrewMax cabs and 4.0 liter V-6, 4.6 liter and 5.7 liter V-8 ve

Laws for Towing a Boat Trailer in Maryland

Maryland's Department of Transportation sets the rules for towing boat trailers on the state's roads and highways. Understanding the laws unique to this area is important to avoid a conversation with a police officer. The department also provides real time information regarding the flow of traffic,

'89 Integra Specs

The Integra model was a small sedan and hatchback made by Acura in 1986, a year after it was launched in Japan. By 1989 there were four different models, ranging from the RS coupe and the RS sedan to the LS coupe and LS sedan. Each model had specifications that varied from model to...

How to Parallel Park With a Manual Transmission

Parallel parking can be a daunting task, especially if you're driving a vehicle with a manual transmission and you're attempting to park on a hill. The process to parallel park with a manual transmission is much like parking with an automatic transmission, with just a few adjustments.

BMW E36 Maintenance Tips

The BMW E36 is the third generation of 3-Series autos produced by BMW and was offered from 1992 through 1999 in both sedan and coupe forms. As the 3-Series throughout these years shared the same platform and many parts, there are a handful of common issues that can be seen throughout the...

How to Keep the Power On in "Black Ops"

"Call of Duty: Black Ops" is a first-person shooter game with a bonus "Zombies" mode. In "Zombies," you try to survive as long as you can while facing a rapidly multiplying number of zombies. The power turns off at the beginning of the match and you won't be able to advance in the game without turni

Defensive Driving Classroom Courses near Elgin, Texas

Defensive driving courses can help drivers learn to avoid potentially fatal car accidents.Voiture accident??e, tonneau image by Paul Laroque from Fotolia.comWhile defensive driving courses are a beneficial addition to any driver's education, they also provide a convenient way to lower...

Hazardous Goods Placard Requirements

Hazardous waste must be marked with placards identifying the contents.Don Farrall/Digital Vision/Getty ImagesHazardous material placards alert emergency workers to the contents of containers, so having the right placard on a package or container can mean the difference between life or...

How to Unlock a Car With a Clothes Hanger

Not many things are worse than locking your keys in your car. First, there's that initial feeling of panic. Then, there's the hopeless feeling that nothing can be done short of calling a locksmith, which can cost hundreds of dollars and take several hours of your time. Depending on your situation an