Archive for the ‘Cars & Other Vehicles’ Category

postheadericon How to Create an Art Car

How to Create an Art Car

Tired of the sea of silver and tan that seems to make up traffic? Do you want to stand out or make a statement? Try turning your vehicle into an art car. 1 Choose an automobile to modify. If you’re planning to drive your art car on a regular basis, you’ll want one that is in good mechanical working order. Some “cartists”, however, prefer to leave their art cars parked, and only move them by towing to destinations such as art shows. Since you’ll probably be modifying the outside heavily,…

postheadericon How to Create a Go Kart with a Lawnmower Engine

How to Create a Go Kart with a Lawnmower Engine

Six Methods:Removing a Lawn Mower EnginePreparing to InstallAssembling the FrameAssembling the Steering Column, Tabs, and Spindle BracketsAssembling Motor Mount, Brake Rod, and AccessoriesInstalling the Vertical Motor and GearboxCommunity Q&A Though go-karts traditionally use horizontal mount engines, with a little modification, you can install a vertical shaft lawnmower engine to be the driving force behind your homemade racing machine. Taste again the speed, freedom, and exhilaration of the open road when you convert your lawnmower engine into the go-kart you’ve always wanted. Method 1 Removing a Lawn Mower Engine 1 Drain…

postheadericon How to Answer Questions During a Traffic Stop

How to Answer Questions During a Traffic Stop

Four Parts:Responding to the Flashing LightsSpeaking with the PoliceKnowing Your RightsIdentifying Yourself as a Person With a Concealed Carry PermitCommunity Q&A When the police pull you over for an alleged traffic violation, you may experience a number of different emotions, including anger, fear, embarrassment or frustration. It is important that you respond appropriately for your own personal safety. Even if you feel that the stop was unjustified, you should not debate the issue with the police but rather fight the ticket in court at a later time. You do have…

postheadericon How to Countersteer (Motorcycle)

How to Countersteer (Motorcycle)

Four Methods:Preparing to CountersteerApproaching the TurnCountersteering in the TurnCountersteering on a High Speed TrackCommunity Q&A The basic mechanics of countersteering are performed by every kid who’s ever ridden a bicycle. You’re already doing it if you’re riding a motorcycle. At higher motorcycle speeds, however, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the process of leaning into a turn, increasing the acuity of the intended turn. Countersteering doesn’t mean turning your handlebars away from a turn – rather, you’re pushing on the handlebar to initiate a lean. This push on…

postheadericon How to Correct Understeer During Cornering

How to Correct Understeer During Cornering

Understeer occurs when your vehicle loses traction and maneuvers a curve with a wider turn than you expected or planned. The loss of traction on the front wheels causes this to occur. Usually, the understeer result is a wider turn, however it also can cause your car to skid. Understeer is caused by accelerating into a corner, applying too much brake into the corner, entering into a corner too quickly or experiencing low traction conditions. Use these steps to correct understeer during cornering. 1 Decrease your speed. As you enter…

postheadericon How to Cope With a Teen Driver

How to Cope With a Teen Driver

Riding/living with a teenage driver can be a difficult experience for everyone. This wikiHow article is just to give you a bit of insight and a few tips for coping with these scenarios. This article is designed for parents. See the ‘Tips’ section for ideas for siblings. Keep reading! 1 Know that the teenage driver is experiencing a flood of emotions/thoughts just as you are. Different emotions, maybe, but not definitely. Know how they are feeling before blaming them. 2 Try discussing the scenario with them. If they are just…

postheadericon How to Cool a Hot Car as Quickly as Possible

How to Cool a Hot Car as Quickly as Possible

When your car’s been sitting in the sun, using the recirculate setting on the A/C is the last thing you want to do. Cool your car off fast as you can to stay safe and sane on the road in the summertime heat. 1 Roll down the windows. (you might also want to try to open the windows asynchronously so the air circulates better instead of balancing the pressure on all windows) 2 Turn on the A/C on the fresh air setting, do not recirculate. 3 Turn on the fan…

postheadericon How to Convert Bicycle Tires Into Studded Snow Tires

How to Convert Bicycle Tires Into Studded Snow Tires

Three Methods:Using Knobby TiresUsing Tires with TubesUsing a Chain and ClipsCommunity Q&A To deal with that pesky ice and snow on your bike, you’ll need traction. If your wallet is tight, then it’s time for some real “MacGyver” style craftiness. Method 1 Using Knobby Tires 1 Purchase the right supplies. 2 Drill (using a very small bit) down from the center of chosen knob into the tire. 3 Drill a screw up from inside-out. If the angle isn’t perpendicular to the tire, it’ll stick out one side or the other….

postheadericon How to Control a Canal Boat (Narrowboat)

How to Control a Canal Boat (Narrowboat)

No “driver’s licence” is required to control a narrowboat in Britain. However, most people find it difficult without some training – narrowboats are heavy, and slow to turn (and slow down) and they steer rather like a car in reverse. Boat hire companies will take a novice through the basics. However, pre-reading (and a reference guide for practising) will help to avoid the “helpless and stressed” feeling that unprepared hirers often report for the first few hours. A new owner who has never controlled a narrowboat before will usually want…

postheadericon How to Consign Your Recreational Vehicle

How to Consign Your Recreational Vehicle

Are you ready to retire from the recreational vehicle life, or maybe you’re looking for a new motorhome or travel trailer and need to sell your current RV first. If you have decided that selling your RV yourself is not the best option for you, follow the steps below to help you get the most out of your RV sale through an RV dealership. 1 Search the internet for RV Dealerships that will suit your location. If you are not an avid RV traveler, it is best to find a…