Archive for the ‘Cars & Other Vehicles’ Category

postheadericon How to Construct a Trailer

How to Construct a Trailer

A trailer can at best be defined as a type of cart which can be attached to the back of a vehicle and can be used to ferry large items like auto-mobiles, furniture, landscaping equipment and much more. There are different types of trailers ranging from the enclosed trailers used to carry animals to the large V-shaped trailers that can be used to carry boats. It has to be kept in mind that the basic design of a trailer remains the same. Either you can buy a trailer for thousands…

postheadericon How to Conduct a Private Plane Safety Check

How to Conduct a Private Plane Safety Check

Have you ever wondered why you see airplane pilots walking around the aircraft before it takes off? It’s part of the pilots’ efforts to conduct a private plane safety check, which is a crucial pre-flight step that should never be skipped. The following steps detail a general private plane pre-flight safety check and may not apply to all private planes. 1 Verify that the plane’s master control switch is on and the ignition is off before you conduct a private plane safety check. The fuel shutoff valve should be open…

postheadericon How to Compare Rv Manufacturers

How to Compare Rv Manufacturers

The market for recreational vehicles (RVs) is saturated with different manufacturers, and it can be hard to know how or where to begin looking to differentiate them. However, there are a number of resources available for potential buyers of RVs to make the decision easier. Read on to get tips for finding the best RV for your needs. 1 Do some research about the type of RV you want. The term “RV” applies to a number of different types of vehicle, including Class A and Class C motorhomes, travel trailers,…

postheadericon How to Compare ULSD and LSD Auto Fuels

How to Compare ULSD and LSD Auto Fuels

The U.S. Department of Energy tells us that diesel vehicles from 2007 or older should only be using ultra-low sulfur diesel as opposed to low-sulfur diesel (LSD) fuel. But as of December 2010, ultra-low sulfur diesel should be the only diesel fuel type you should be able to purchase for vehicles in the United States. This may leave you wanting to know know how to compare ultra-low sulfur diesel and LSD auto fuels, though, in order to make an informed purchasing decision for you and your vehicle. 1 Look at…

postheadericon How to Compare and Buy a Motorcycle

How to Compare and Buy a Motorcycle

Let’s face it; nobody really needs to own a motorcycle. It is a want, and many folks really want one badly. The problem is, when you want something really badly, you tend to be more of an impulse buyer. For a major purchase like this, you need to wait 24 hours to let your emotions subside and make a good purchasing decision. This waiting period comes only after you have decided what you want because you will want to be a fully informed consumer prior to negotiating on a price….

postheadericon How to Compare Car TV Systems Before You Buy

How to Compare Car TV Systems Before You Buy

A car television system consists of 1 or more television screens that are installed directly in the car in order to provide on-the-road audiovisual entertainment. It is not unusual for new cars to come with factory installed mobile video systems, but if you have a vehicle without a television system, you may choose to purchase your own and have it installed. When you shop for a car television, you will find that there are many different styles, manufacturers and installations to choose from. In order to choose the best system…

postheadericon How to Compare Car Loan Rates

How to Compare Car Loan Rates

Getting the lowest interest rate for an auto loan is an important part of saving money on a vehicle. The interest rate that you can obtain will typically be dependent upon your credit rating, but every person–even those with poor credit ratings–can find ways to compare rates and therefore cut the long term costs of the auto loan. 1 Determine the amount of money that you will be using as a down payment on the vehicle. When you make a down payment, it affects the amount of interest that you…

postheadericon How to Communicate Effectively With Your Mechanic

How to Communicate Effectively With Your Mechanic

Car trouble, maintenance and repairs are, unfortunately, a part of life we all have to deal with. It’s important to know how to work with your mechanic and develop a good relationship no matter needs to be done. Know how to communicate effectively with your mechanic to avoid being taken advantage of and keep your car well-maintained. 1 Know your car. You drive it, maybe you own it too. In any case, it’s vital that you learn as much as possible as you can about this massive piece of machinery…

postheadericon How to Communicate with an Air Traffic Control Tower

How to Communicate with an Air Traffic Control Tower

This is a short tutorial on the basics needed in order to communicate with an airport control tower. 1 Mentally go over exactly what you will say before touching the radio and keep it in mind. 2 Determine your position. If you are on the ground, you will need to tell the controller exactly where you are (eg. Alpha Taxiway, General Aviation Ramp, Gate 5, Runway 20, Parking Spot 2). Look for the black and yellow position signs. If you are in the air and approaching the airport, determine the…

postheadericon How to Coast in a Toyota Prius

How to Coast in a Toyota Prius

Trying to maximize your gas mileage in your Toyota Prius? Try coasting it! If you don’t know how to use this technique, check out this article. 1 Start your Prius car, and begin to drive it. 2 Watch the arrows move, as you read your vehicles Performance Monitor. Knowing the direction the energy is flowing is the key to achieving the best end result. 3 Drive your car up to approximately 40 mph (64 km/h). This speed is considered to be your Prius’ “pulse phase”. 4 Allow your foot to be removed…