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Temporary car thermostat bypass

Temporary car thermostat bypass

Many people have asked whether it is good to remove the thermostat in their cars, especially those in hot climate regions. The answer is simply NO! It is not good. But there can be cases of emergency where thermostat is stuck closed and the car needs to be driven to a workshop or home. In this kind of circumstance, the thermostat can be temporarily removed if it is easily accessible. 
For fuel economy and engine longevity concerns, the best thing to do is to have the engine's thermostat remain in fixed in the engine. This can make the rings to last long and make the engine to deliver better fuel efficiency. 
Where proper preventive maintenance of using coolant solution, replacing the coolant and replacing the thermostat periodically is not done, it can resort to a s..

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How to drive a manual transmission vehicle to save fuel

How to drive a manual transmission vehicle to save fuel

Manual transmissions are suppose to be more fuel efficient. At least, that use to be the case not until automatic transmissions also because very fuel efficient and some even beating the manual transmission counterparts. From observations, for some, reverse is the case due to poor driving skill when driving the manual transmission car that is supposed to be fuel efficient. Some drivers are guilty of gear overuse on normal driving conditions. Like keeping it on first gear for more than necessary.
Below are things you can do to get the best fuel economy from a manual transmission car:
- Smart use of coasting and idling on motion is a good way to save fuel with manual transmission.
- Early gear upshifts and transmission overdrive use that is skillfully done can save fuel. Do not lug ..

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Tire inflation tips for safety and tire longevity

Tire inflation tips for safety and tire longevity

Sometimes, car users are unsure of the tire pressure to use in their tires especially when they have replaced the stock tire with a different tire size.
Tires need inflation pressure that is adequate for the type and size of the tire in use. Often, it is the best to follow the car manufacturer's tire pressure specification which is mostly found on a sticker in the car or in the owner's manual.
Below are few tips on tire inflation that ensures safety:
Do not over inflate your tires, it causes tire deformation which may lead to tire burst, poor handling, bumpy ride, decreased braking performance and anti-lock braking system malfunction.


Do not under inflate your tires. Under inflation causes overheating due to sidewall over flexing, high rolling resistance leading to incr..

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Advantages of hybrid cars over conventional internal combustion engine only cars

Advantages of hybrid cars over conventional internal combustion engine only cars

Some people are inquisitive about what the advantages of hybrid cars over conventional cars are. The negative experience some previous and present users of hybrid cars have has contributed to creating phobia in even people who are yet to have a feel of a hybrid car.
The list below in bullet points are some of the advantages of a hybrid car compared to its non hybrid counterparts. For example, camry hybrid versus conventional camry i4/V6. I am using camry as an example for this comparism because they are one of the the most common hybrids models that we find around and they also have the non hybrid counterparts.
Below are some of the advantages of hybrid cars:
• They are fuel economical especially for city driving. They cut the expenses on fuel to about half. For ..

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