The Volkwagen Auto Group (VAG) designed the Passat as a midsize sedan platform in Europe, though it qualifies as a small car in the North American market. The Passat platform is also used by Audi for their A4 sedan and station wagon. Some Passat cars are offered with turbocharged engines that boost
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 ...
Drivers education classes are a valuable resource for beginning drivers. During these courses, students are taught driving laws, techniques, safety procedures and sign recognition. Students learn through teacher instruction, booklets, handouts and videos. Another way to reinforce these lessons is to
Vehicle safety ratings are a reliable means for comparing the performance of a given make, model and year of one vehicle to another. This is important not only for your safety (and that of your ...
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
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 ...
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
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
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.
When you need to transport a car and have no extra driver, towing the car behind a pickup truck is an option. To safely tow a car you must have the proper equipment, including a capable pickup truck and the right towing equipment for the type of car that will be towed. Whether you're moving across t
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.
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
Plumbing problems can cost from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Identifying issues as soon as possible may result in corrective measures that avoid – or at least reduce the cost of - expensive repairs. A hissing sound in a running faucet may be indicative of a minor problem, such as a worn-
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
Especially when parking on uneven ground, particularly hills, the parking break must be engaged to prevent the vehicle from straying from the parking spot. When a parking break is engaged, a square-notched gear keeps the drive shaft in place. As a result, the transmission is locked and prevented fro
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...
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 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 ...
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