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It can be rather unnerving to notice that your car isn’t giving you the smooth ride it used to, and it’s even more stressful to discover that your car is actually shaking.
Many factors can cause a car to shake as it's driven, and though some are more simple to diagnose and fix than others, all of them can lead to bigger, more expensive, and ultimately dangerous problems if not fixed promptly.
Therefore, it’s important to take your car to your mechanic regularly, even if it’s just for a routine inspection or tune-up. They will be able to spot any issues, such as the ones outlined below, that can cause car shaking before you end up with a big problem.
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Today, most people drive vehicles with automatic transmissions, though enthusiasts of manual transmissions are still around and often believe that their old manuals are best. You may wonder what made (or makes) them so great, and more importantly, which type of vehicle is really better when all is said and done.
The Evolution from Manual to Automatic
Even though manual and automatic transmissions are both used in cars today, they have each undergone significant changes over the years to improve their functionality.
The Story of Manual Transmission
Manual transmission was the first and only type of transmission available for the earliest cars. Compared to its automatic counterpart, manual transmission is, in fact, the simpler of the two, consisting of a system of gearwheels that interlock. These gearwheels change position according to the driver’s operation of the lever, or “stick.”
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According to U.S. News & World Report, a vehicle’s reliability cannot be determined until it's been driven for a fair amount of time, a primary factor upon which J.D. Power’s Quality and Reliability ratings are based on. The organization uses owner feedback from both short-term and long-term owners to clearly define the most reliable cars each year.
SUVs You Can Rely on in 2023
J.D. Power and Associates is a global powerhouse in consumer insights, analytics, and advisory services, leading the industry for over 50 years. As such, the SUVs they’ve deemed most reliable for 2023 are undoubtedly vehicles you can depend on for years to come. Their list includes the following models:
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Some people argue that putting air in their tires is an easy task, though many drivers could benefit from a step-by-step guide. Everyone has to start somewhere, and when new drivers have simple steps they can follow, it can alleviate the potential stress of the situation and make ordinary “fill-ups” just as quick and easy as others describe them.
How Often Should You Put Air in Tires?
There is no strict timeline for how often to fill your tires, but some good rules of thumb include the following: Tires can lose up to one pound per square inch (PSI) of pressure a month; check and fill them more often in the winter than in warmer weather, and if you drive on older tires, be aware that they’ll lose air more quickly than brand-new ones.
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Are you the kind of person who insists on purchasing cars in your favorite color? Maybe you’re a car shopper who doesn’t give color much thought. There are many people in both categories.
One thing is for sure: most car buyers don’t choose their color based on safety.
One of the most enjoyable parts of purchasing a new vehicle is choosing the color. However, it seems the color of your car may be a factor in determining how likely you are to get into an accident or be pulled over.
What’s Color Got to Do with It?
A 2007 report by the Monash University Accident Research Center (MUARC) found that white is the safest car color, with silver coming in at a close second. Other colors that continuously make the list of safest car colors include black and gray.