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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.
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A drive shaft is a component of a vehicle’s drivetrain that moves the torque from the transmission to the differential, enabling it to transmit power to the car’s wheels. In other words, it takes power from the engine and delivers it to the back of the vehicle so the car can move.
Other terms for a drive shaft include:
- Prop shaft
- Propeller shaft
The drive shaft is a tube with connectors (known as “yokes”) on the ends that connect the shaft to a stationary part of the car, such as the engine. Many tubes, yokes, and bearings work together in the operation of a drive shaft.
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With gasoline prices fluctuating greatly over the past few years, many drivers have wondered whether switching to a diesel-fueled vehicle would be more beneficial than sticking with a standard gasoline-fueled model.
The reality is that each fuel type comes with pros and cons. It’s therefore wise to do some research to make sure you’re clear about these advantages and disadvantages in order to make an informed decision.
The Pros and Cons of Diesel Cars and Trucks
Diesel hasn’t historically been the most popular fuel choice in the U.S.
For one thing, it costs much more than gasoline because it’s taxed differently. Even so, many diesel enthusiasts swear that the benefits of diesel outweigh the drawbacks, including the higher price.