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If you're expecting to see just a car museum--oh boy, is there more at The Henry Ford! The museum also preserves important pieces of American history, and new, exciting exhibits are on constant rotation. What are the myriad incredible sights you can see at The Henry Ford?
Cruise through a history of the automobile with over 100 cars and 20 touchscreens with all of the information you could want.
The exhibit explores the ever-evolving relationship Americans have with cars and how technology has advanced. But the exhibit isn't just about cars. You'll also see vintage signs for fast food restaurants, service stations from the early days of motoring, and other memorabilia.
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Yes, some of the vehicles you pass on the street were originally intended to carry troops, not groceries. You probably suspected a few of these, while others might take you by surprise.
You might have heard someone say, "the Jeep Wrangler was originally a military vehicle!" Actually, it wasn't. The Wrangler was released in 1986 when American Motors Corporation still owned Jeep, and it was designed to evoke the feeling of the original.
Willys-Overland/Ford made military Jeeps--there are zero shared parts. However, the Wrangler's direct predecessor, the Civilian Jeep (CJ), can directly draw its lineage to the first military Jeeps or General Purpose vehicles (GPs).
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No matter which make or model of vehicle you drive, it will require routine maintenance for top performance. As part of your regularly scheduled maintenance routine, your vehicle may need added preventive maintenance in the form of a tune up. In this post, we will take a look at the most commonly addressed issues and components in a tune up.
First, though, lets discuss how to determine when your vehicle might benefit from a tune up.
When Do You Need a Tune Up?
First and foremost, you need to keep an eye on your odometer. Your vehicle manufacturer has recommended regular maintenance procedures based on mileage. Your owner's manual should have these procedures nicely listed in one section. It's really best to follow this schedule.
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If you are like most people, you probably don't think about the shock absorbers on your vehicle until they start to fail. In this article, we are going to take a look at three main types of shock absorber and how/why they are different from each other.
Before we dig into that, however, let's take look at how to determine if/when it's time to replace your current shock absorbers.
Is it Time to Replace Your Shock Absorbers?
It can be difficult to gauge when it's time to replace your shock absorbers. That's because, unlike other components that simply "go," shock absorbers lose performance integrity over time. For this reason, the window for shock replace is a wide one at 50,000-100,000 miles. Where your vehicle falls on this spectrum is largely determined by a variety of factors, including road conditions, driving style, towing/hauling, and the like.
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Spend any amount of time reading articles about vehicles and you'll hear the terms torque and horsepower bandied about with regularity. While they both deal with vehicle acceleration, there are distinct differences that really matter when assessing which vehicle best suits your needs.
In this article, we discuss the differences between torque and horsepower so you can determine which is more valuable for your particular day-to-day driving needs.
What Is Torque?
When you see commercials highlighting the pound-feet of torque a vehicle offers, it can be a bit confusing. After all, we don't measure much else in pound-feet—just torque output. So, just what is torque?