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The main components of electric vehicles are much the same as conventional cars — except for the batteries. Gas-powered vehicles use lead-acid batteries that are recyclable, but disposing of lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries is a bit more complicated.
EV batteries are bigger and heavier than regular batteries. They are dangerous because lithium-ion cells can explode during disassembly. This potential for disaster may be one reason only five percent of EV batteries are recycled.
How to Dispose of EV Batteries
EV sales may reach more than 45 million by 2030. Some carmakers plan to phase out combustion engines in a few decades. Yet, the US has no established mandates for recycling EV batteries.
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You may not believe it, but there's a reason for the lifted front end of a pick-up truck. If you've seen one, your first thought may be, "why?" Why would someone want a vehicle like that?
The trend is known as squatted trucks or the Carolina Squat. At first, the design was meant to enhance performance during desert racing. Today, it's mostly an attempt to stand out and gain attention. Surprisingly, thousands of people follow social media pages dedicated to these vehicles.
Reasons for Squatted Trucks
The squatted truck trend started in California and spread across the country. Members of the Baja Racing Circuit wanted to race better in the desert sand, so they raised the front of their trucks to improve landing after jumps. Their goal was to prevent nosedives that could damage the vehicle or injure the driver.
Truck modification culture led some automobile manufacturers to sell squat kits. Now any driver can modify their vehicle with a lift kit or suspension kit. However, if you're not into desert racing, there is no reason to alter your vehicle. The dangers and disadvantages are not worth the cost and effort.
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Cars and music: they're a perfect combination. Who doesn't enjoy driving with the windows down, music blasting away? The invention of car radios in the 1930s started the trend of associating music with driving, but it wasn't long before another trend appeared.
As vehicles became more attractive and efficient, they took on a distinct persona. Their owners took pride in them. People bragged about their cars at every opportunity, and they started writing songs about them.
Songs About Cars Everyone Loves
You will undoubtedly have your own favorites to add to this list, but here are some popular songs about cars and driving them.
'Little Deuce Coupe' by The Beach Boys — 1963
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Automobile accidents happen thousands of times a day in the United States. Some are hit-and-runs, and many are fatal. When it comes to proving accountability in these incidents, a dash cam is a valuable tool.
Dash cams are also handy for capturing videos to share online. No need to reach for your phone and risk causing an accident while filming.
Top 5 Picks for Your Consideration
If you're interested in a dash cam for your vehicle, we can help you choose the right one. According to customer reviews and industry ratings, these are the top five picks.
#1. Vantrue X4
Features: Offers 2160p (4K/UHD) resolution, night vision, 24-hour parked-car monitoring, and GPS tracking. This compact unit is unobtrusive, with a three-inch screen that's easy to read and buttons that are easy to access.
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Tire treads come in a surprising variety. Even tires designed for specialized types of driving (e.g., ice/snow, off-roading, commuting, etc.) come in a wide range of different tread types. This article will explain how tire treads work and why you encounter so many different styles.
How Do Tire Treads Work?
The tire tread is literally where the rubber meets the road. Instead of being flat, the tires on your car are covered in various grooves. These grooves provide room for water to get out of the way so that your tire can make better contact with the road.
This expulsion is important for maintaining traction on slippery surfaces, such as during inclement weather on highways or when driving through mud.