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How to Jump-Start a Car With a Bad Alternator

A bad alternator can prevent a car from starting because it did not charge the battery when the car was running. However, even if you have a dead battery because of the alternator, you can still jump-start the car using the following method.

Specs on the 72 Winnebago

Winnebago Industries manufactured its first motor home in 1966, and the company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1970. More than 50 years later, Winnebago continues to produce motor homes and towable campers for cross-country travel and weekend getaways. The D-18 model was introduced in

2005 Chevy Silverado V6 Specs

The 2005 Chevy V6 Silverado delivers good performance for a mid-sized engine pickup.pickup truck image by Tonda from Fotolia.comThe Chevy Silverado is available with many different trim packages, different engines and cab sizes. Choosing the V-6 engine, though, limits the choices of trim...

How to Disconnect an Airbag System

Air bag systems are placed throughout a vehicle to protect you if or when you get into an accident. Air bags deploy once the vehicle strikes or has been struck by another object. The battery on the vehicle powers the electric system that deploys the air bag. Every vehicle is different but the way th

How to Get Your Permit With Your Parents Teaching You How to Drive

Earning a learner's permit is a necessary step that new drivers must take to obtain a valid driver's license. Though the process varies from state to state, the basics remain the same. Reviewing your state's traffic laws and completing a written driver's test are key components in securing your perm

How to Tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X4

Towing your Jeep Grand Cherokee is not a complicated process. All you will need to get this done is a tow trailer and towing straps. Connect the tow straps to the frame under the Jeep and then connect the opposite end of the straps to the anchor point on the floor of the trailer. However, it is impo

1994 Ford F-150: Air Bag Removal

The first year that air bags were available on a Ford F-150 pickup was 1994. Air bags became standard on F-150s from that point forward. Air bags are safety devices, but they're explosive; when you need to remove the steering wheel, you have to take a few precautions to properly remove the air bag.

How to Get a Driving Permit in New Jersey

The State of New Jersey-Motor Vehicle Commission is responsible for the issuing of student driver permits. The agency utilizes a graduated system for students to eventually earn a driver's license. "The Early Bird Road," followed by "The Young Adult Road," and "The Adult Road" programs, allow novic

How to Ride in the Back of a Pick-Up

Riding in the back of a pick-up truck provides an especially exhilarating mode of transportation. Laws about riding in a pick-up truck vary by state. In some states it is always illegal to ride in the back of a pick-up truck. In others states it's legal as long as the truck is otherwise full of prop

Common Causes of Auto Accidents

While most road travelers arrive at their destination without mishap, accidents can, and do, happen. The Fatality Analysis Reporting System of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that, in most years, fatal crashes in America number somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000. It therefo

How to Drive a Scooter in the Winter

Like operating any other vehicle, riding a motor scooter can be dangerous regardless of the time of year. Despite their lack of protection, it is common, however, for people to ride motor scooters in the winter. By taking the proper precautions and using the proper safety gear and clothing, scooter

How Water Jets Work

IntroductionSome of the more common uses for water jets are for propelling water craft and for hot tubs. The most significant achievement in water jet technology was the discovery of a method for using water jets to cut metal.Water Jets, Boats and Hot TubsPropulsion of water craft is...

Problems With the Kumho Ecsta

The Kumho Ecsta is a high-performance street tire.driving 4 image by Andrzej Borowicz from Fotolia.comKumho is a popular tire manufacturer. Among its lines of tires is the Ecsta, which is a high-performance street tire. The Ecsta line has been in production since 1999 and has been...

Divco Truck History

Divco trucks were delivery vehicles produced from 1924 to 1986. Although Divco manufactured trucks for a range of delivery services, they were mostly milk trucks. It wasn't until 1954 that the trucks were regularly equipped with refrigeration instead of ice. The trucks came as forward-control versio

Tips to Maintain A Manual Transmission

Driving a manual transmission gives you more control over your car and, if performed correctly, can make your driving more fuel efficient. However, if you do not use it correctly, you will end up spending more replacing the clutch than you saved on fuel. Following some specific tips will...

Mazda Safety Features

Model-year 2010 Mazda motor vehicles are equipped with a wide array of standard safety features. Essential safety features such as air bags, advanced seat belts, anti-lock brakes, and side-impact door beams are included across the entire range of vehicles.

Why lease a Honda?

Honda is a name which has become synonymous with quality and reliability over the years. First formed by Soichiro Honda, the brand produced its first racing cars back in 1923 before it went on to ...

Box Scraper Installation

A box scraper is a handy tool when it comes to getting your garden or dirt road into shape. Simply attach it to a three-point tractor or other vehicle, and rake it across the ground to shape, level or otherwise maintain it. Once you've had the box scraper properly assembled, either by yourself or wi

How to Take an Airbag Out of a 1997 Ford Mustang

The airbag system in the 1997 Mustang uses a solid propellant that is ignited by an electrical charge stored in capacitors. Impact sensors trigger the discharge during a collision. Accidental discharge of the airbags can be prevented by following a procedure to safely remove them when doing steering