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The X5 is BMW‘s first-ever SUV. Launched in 1999, it was immediately apparent that the German car brand sought to make its mark in the luxury SUV category, because not only was the first-gen X5 fun to drive, it offered a commanding driving position, stellar cargo capacity, and enviable ground …

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blown out tires could be prevented through tire pressure monitoring

You already know that the risk of tires bursting increases in the summer months, but did you know that driving at high speeds can yield the same dangerous result as well? Why tires burst at high speeds High-speed driving leads to a greater chance of tire burst (aka tire blowout) …

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The world’s fastest motorcycle isn’t technically a motorcycle in the traditional sense. The KillaJoule–built and owned be Eva Håkansson, a Swedish mechanical engineer and holder of the fastest ever world speed record for a female motorcycle rider–is a three-wheel, sub-nosed, low-slung and bright-red aerodynamic machine that boasts a top speed …

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After much teasing, the new Volkswagen dune buggy is finally here. All-electric and ready to elicit nostalgia, the cult classic returns, bringing its storied past into the 21st century. Based on the original Beetle-based Meyer Manx buggies that ran rampant on beaches all over the world during the 1960s, the …

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You’ve probably heard a lot of money experts say that buying a car is a bad investment. Some even say cars are the worst investments a person can make. Still, plenty of people justify paying a hefty sum for a new luxury or sports car by telling themselves that their …

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Travelling with people with whom you are agreeable with is key to making ride sharing or carpooling work, according to a study. In the research initiated by University of Waterloo professor Bissan Ghaddar and published in Transportation Research Part C, Ghaddar found that ensuring that ride-sharers are with passengers they …

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Is there a contest about having the most number of cupholders in cars? Automakers seem to think so, what with every next version arriving with more coffee carriers than before. But more than a spot for morning brew or fruit juice, today’s cupholders actually enjoy more use as parking for smartphones …

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Tesla Model S P85D electric car

Will a Tesla car ever be sold in the Philippines? With all the turmoil the electric car company is going through right now, that possibility may still be a long ways away. If you’re one of the car buyers itching to get his hands on one of these battery-powered babies, …

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Start/stop technology, otherwise known as auto stop-start, idle-stop, etc., is a relatively new feature designed to help car owners save on fuel use. Basically, when you’re stuck in traffic, the system cuts the engine, saving fuel that would otherwise go to waste while the car is stationary. But is the …

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Every so often, when researching cars, you’ll come across the phrase ‘platform sharing.’ Chances are, you assumed that vehicles that share platforms have the same chassis or underbody, which is a misconception. Sure, cars with the same platform might share some major components, but more than an actual part or …

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Compulsory Third Party Liability (CTPL) is the least amount of insurance you can get on a car. This particular type of insurance, which is a requirement before a vehicle can be registered, helps to cover for the hospitalization, physical injury, or death of a third party in a vehicle-related accident. …

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Roof racks are a common accessory found on many modern vehicles such as crossovers and SUVs. These are extremely useful additions with plenty of great uses, which unfortunately, are often rarely discussed. Perhaps it’s because roof racks have no direct effect on a car’s functions, and their location puts them …

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There are many moving parts in your vehicle, and these components need to be lubricated to protect them against wear and damage. Take your transmission system, for instance. The inner workings of your vehicle transmission is lubricated by a special reddish or pinkish fluid called transmission fluid. There is an …

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Being stuck in traffic or traveling long distances and taking the same sitting position for hours can certainly conjure up images of lying and stretching contentedly on your bed. If you’re one to groan about the pains of car travel, perhaps you’ve imagined what it would be like to ride …

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As a driver, you’ve probably faced this situation: you’re driving your car up a slope, when suddenly, whether traffic has stalled or you simply miscalculated the gear and need to shift down, you need to bring your car to a full stop. Another car comes up right behind you. This …

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