Category Auto And Trucks

Putting The Brakes On Road Rage

Putting The Brakes On Road Rage

by: News Canada

Research project drives anger to the curb
(NC)—Has the driver in front of you ever slammed on the breaks for no apparent reason? Why do slowpokes always land in the fast lane? Is signaling to change lanes a thing of the past?
It is easy to predict what can make people angry behind the wheel. The real value is in figuring out what calms people back down.
“Understanding the anger cycle is going to benefit those who plan public road safety campaigns and driver education programs,” says Wolfgang Linden, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. His research, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), looks at what makes people angry, how they respond to it and how they recover from it.
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Researching A Car Thats Right For You

Researching A Car Thats Right For You

by: Kevin Schappell

Researching your new vehicle is a daunting task in today’s world. Once you have narrowed your next vehicle down to 2 or 3 choices it is time to research. Take out a sheet of paper for each vehicle and write down pros and cons for each one. Also on each sheet of paper list the attributes which are most important to you. This list might include:
MPG – if you put a lot of miles on your car this factor could make a big dent in your wallet if you pick the wrong car.
Engine power – HP is a big factor for many people out there.
Price – nothing needs to be said about this one.
Interior space
Repair costs – consider the average costs to repair a fender-bender.
Insurance costs – this is often overlooked by buyers and can catch you by surprise...

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Five Ways to Judge Your Car Stereo Speakers

Five Ways to Judge Your Car Stereo Speakers

by: David Chandler

Car stereo speakers are very vital for an efficient car audio system. Car speakers are unique in that they are designed for reproducing sound frequencies. You can evaluate your car stereo speakers on the following criteria:

Frequency response of the speakers should be higher and wider for better sound capturing and reproducing
Efficiency of the speakers determines the distance sound will travel and is measured in terms of decibels, the higher the better.
For playing your system continuously, the factor to be considered is the maximum power RMS, i.e., the maximum powers speakers can produce continuously.
A component speaker set will give a full range and quality of sound in your car and it will be a thrilling experience.
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Basic Wheel Concepts: Guide in buying Replacement

Basic Wheel Concepts: Guide in buying Replacement Car Wheels

by: Sarah McBride

Wheels are among the most vital parts in the car. They are the ones that keep it moving and thus, they are indispensable in a vehicle. The size and the quality of the wheels significantly affect your ride quality and handling so always make sure they are in perfect shape and condition. Taking care of them is a must so as not to sacrifice your vehicle’s performance. They also need special attention since they are closest to the road; hence, they are exposed to a lot corrosion-causing elements.
Aside from contributing to ride quality and handling abilities, the wheels can also make the car look better and a lot sportier...

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