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Automatic Driving Lessons Birmingham - Picking The Right Instructor

Automatic Driving Lessons Birmingham - Picking The Right Instructor

Choosing the right driving instructor is significant and may sometimes be a bit of a minefield.Prospective pupils must obviously ensure that they enjoy the teacher and the teacher has the appropriate personal qualities for them ...
How to Saw Metal With a Jigsaw

How to Saw Metal With a Jigsaw

A jigsaw is a versatile tool that easily cuts metal when you use the proper blade. You need to use a fine-tooth blade that has 21 to 24 teeth-per-inch (TPI). The higher the TPI, the finer the cut you will receive from the jigsaw. Beyond the blade, you will need to support the metal while cutting. Un
How to Report a Car With No Road Tax

How to Report a Car With No Road Tax

UK vehicle excise duty, or road tax, needs to be paid annually to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for each car parked or driven on a public highway. Tax revenue is spent on the upkeep and improvement of the country's roads. It is illegal to drive a car that does not display a valid tax disc
Driving Schools or the Driving Instructors?

Driving Schools or the Driving Instructors?

So much to talk for, so less to write; as it has been a debate whether it is the driving institutes that matter the most or is it the driving instructors. A very simple conclusion ...
Dangerous Driving Charges

Dangerous Driving Charges

Dangerous driving charges cover a number of different cases, such as excessive speeding, being adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, taking part in unlawful speed trials. Penalties for dangerous driving charges vary depending mainly on ...
How to Turn On the Passenger Air Bag in a Chevy Impala

How to Turn On the Passenger Air Bag in a Chevy Impala

The passenger air bag in a Chevy Impala is designed to reduce the severity of injuries in the event of a collision. Unlike the driver's side air bag, the passenger air bag can be turned on or off using the ignition key in special switch. The passenger air bag must be turned off in order to safely us
How to Disable the Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System

How to Disable the Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System

The Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder system (also known as BeltAlert) comes standard in all new Dodge and Chrysler vehicles. The system warns the vehicle's front row passenger and/or driver to buckle their seat belt if the system senses that a passenger is in the seat without a seat belt buckled. The
How to Remove the Back Seat From a Mustang Cobra

How to Remove the Back Seat From a Mustang Cobra

The Mustang Cobra is a modified version of the Ford Mustang, a two door American manufactured muscle car in production since the early 1960s. Although you can fold the rear seats down, allowing access to the trunk area, you may wish to remove the back seats entirely on your Mustang Cobra. Removal re
Safety Features Used in Cars

Safety Features Used in Cars

Today's automobiles feature a wide range of important safety features, from seat belts to side airbags, and are much safer than the automobiles of 50 years ago.
How High Should My Trailer Hitch Be From the Ground When Towing?

How High Should My Trailer Hitch Be From the Ground When Towing?

The Tongue WeightThe tongue weight is the downward force that the tongue of the­ trailer applies to the hitch of the tow vehicle. This will affect the height of your trailer hitch, and it should be 10 to 15 percent of the total trailer weight.Gross Towing WeightGross towing weight is...
90 Degree Car Parking Methods

90 Degree Car Parking Methods

There are a number of different ways you can park your car including, parallel parking, angle parking or perpendicular parking. The latter is another term for 90 degree parking, the kind of parking most people do when using a lot at the mall, at sporting complex or at movie theater. Experienced driv
Britax Recall Information

Britax Recall Information

Since 2009, Britax has recalled thousands of car seats that have the potential to injury a child during a car accident. Caregivers should check their child seat models against those that have been recalled and to request a repair kit from the manufacturer.
Child Safety Seat Laws in New York State

Child Safety Seat Laws in New York State

On November 24, 2009, New York State instituted tougher child restraint laws, requiring all children, until they reach their 8th birthday, to use an appropriate car seat when riding in a motor vehicle. The New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) claims motor vehicle crashes are the
How to Obtain a Disabled Parking Permit in Hawaii

How to Obtain a Disabled Parking Permit in Hawaii

You can apply for disability parking placards or license plates if you meet the disability criteria established by the state of Hawaii Disability and Communication Access Board. The primary factor is a limited ability to walk. You need a physician to certify that your disability is qualified under t
2006 Hyundai Tucson Recalls

2006 Hyundai Tucson Recalls

Testing revealed faults in air bag deployment in the 2006 Tucson, which could seriously injure drivers.Fstop/Photodisc/Getty ImagesThe Tucson is a midsize sport utility vehicle (SUV) designed by Hyundai to appeal to the under-$20,000 SUV market. Some of the 2006 model year's features and...
How to Turn Off Airbag in Ford Focus

How to Turn Off Airbag in Ford Focus

The air bag on a Ford Focus is an important safety feature that protects the driver and passengers in the event of a collision. Some repairs and maintenance procedures, especially work that requires accessing the area directly behind the front bumper, require disarming the air bag system to avoid se
Driving At Night Is Dangerous

Driving At Night Is Dangerous

Driving at night is incredibly dangerous- especially if you cannot see where you are going. A few years ago, when I was in college, I noticed that I was having difficulty seeing the names of ...
How to Disconnect Gear Shift Cable in a Cherokee

How to Disconnect Gear Shift Cable in a Cherokee

The gearshift cable on the Jeep Cherokee is a cable that allows shifting from gear to gear when the vehicle is in motion. It runs from the gear shift to the linkage mounted on the transmission. There are different reasons why the gearshift cable may need to be removed. For example, the cable itself
How to Drive Twin Sticks

How to Drive Twin Sticks

Twin-stick transfer cases are hold-outs from an earlier era when off-road trucks were more akin to tractors than automobiles, and offered a level of versatility unmatched by any single-stick case. A twin-stick transfer case give the driver complete control over the truck's drive; with one quick flic