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Tires are a significant and unavoidable part of your vehicle's maintenance requirements. They will cost three to four figures on average, so you're going to want to make them last as long as possible.
How many miles a set of tires lasts is going to depend in large part on what you spend. Typically, you get what you pay for, and the more you spend, the more miles you'll get.
Some all-season tires come with an 80,000-mile treadwear warranty, but that doesn't mean they're guaranteed to last that long. Most tires last around 40,000 miles, mainly because theyre not maintained well.
The total mileage you get out of a set of tires depends on the tire's compound, how you drive, and how well you maintain your vehicle.
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Say your windshield has a crack or chip in it. You procrastinate, not wanting to have to deal with the inconvenience of getting it handled.
This reluctance is a mistake. You might be surprised by how quickly it can be fixed.
30 to 60 Minutes
Most mobile glass professionals can have your car's windshield replaced in half an hour to an hour. That's kind of incredible, isn't it? What's even more incredible is what happens when you consider everything they do in that short amount of time:
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2022 has been an interesting year already, if only in terms of cars. It seems electric cars are definitely a thing, gas prices are at historic highs, and there’s more efficiency-boosting technology going into cars than ever before.
But saving money isn't just about efficiency and mileage; it's about the purchase cost too. We've prepared a list of 7 cars that get the best gas mileage, along with their list prices as a prime consideration.
And we've also included some tips on how to get the most out of your car, too, because saving money isn't so much about driving the latest and greatest. It's about how you drive.
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There's an old saw about sugar and gas tanks that's been circulating in pop culture since at least the 1950s. If you pour sugar into somebody's gas tank, it's supposed to gel into some kind of gasoline-flavored pudding, which sounds like something that would be on the menu at Flo's Diner in Radiator Springs.
But is it real? Does sugar in a gas tank really ruin your engine?
Read on for the truth.
First, sugar doesn't really dissolve in gasoline. Back in the mid-nineties, some extremely bored scientist decided to put sugar and gasoline in a centrifuge to see if he could measure the rate at which gasoline actually incorporated sugar into itself, and he discovered something: it doesn't.
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Power steering first appeared as an extra-cost option on Cadillacs in the early fifties. Today power steering is included as standard on just about everything with four wheels, as long as it's not a lawnmower.
What Is Power Steering and What Does It Do?
Power steering adds power to the driver's steering inputs. Any car with power steering is going to be noticeably easier to drive, especially at low speeds (like when you're parking), than a car without it.
Classic cars came with huge steering wheels so that the driver had more leverage for steering. Today, since all cars come standard with power steering, steering wheels are a little more reasonably sized.