Category: Cars

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The State of PC Gaming: Driving Games

Danny is a gamer. He enjoys consoles and handhelds very much and, to a much lesser extent, mobile gaming. However, of all platforms, PC is his favorite. At a time when the anticipation for the new console generation is dominating the hearts and minds of many a gamer, Danny thinks...

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Smart entry & Smart start: The Advantages

Now I had previously written about how the smart entry and smart start features work, on many of today’s vehicles. Now I thought to share the advantages of this system. The many advantages of this system include. The ability to lock and unlock your car without ever taking the electronic...

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Rain sensing wipers explained

Many cars these days including the New generation Toyota Camry Atara SL are equipped with a system known as Rain sensing wipers. By simply setting the windscreen wipers to Automatic and the system will then automatically turn on or off, when there is water on the windscreen from either rain,...

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DAC Explained

Many off road vehicle such as the new Toyota Rav 4 come with a system known as DAC or Downhill assist control, this form of system is available as standard on Automatic vehicles only. This intelligent system allows for feet off driving on steep off-road descents when engine braking alone...

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The top money-saving motors of the year

With fuel prices still on the rise it is more important than ever to buy a car that uses it as sparingly as possible.  Average fuel prices are currently at an astonishing £6.36 per gallon for petrol, and £6.66 per gallon of diesel, so what should you buy when trying...

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CVT Explained

There are many cars on the market today including the Toyota Prius range, Hybrid Camry and the new 11th generation Corolla, that have a transmission known as a CVT or Continuously Variable Transmission. This kind of transmission does not have the tradational gears that a normal automatic transmission. A CVT...

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5 Tips For Keeping Your Car In Great Shape

For true auto enthusiasts, nothing is more precious than one’s car. A car is not only a tool for transportation, or a possession for practical use, but a prized part of one’s life – and as such, it needs to be maintained and protected with the utmost care. The fact...

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Electric Vehicles Explained

A few vehicles such as the Holden/Chevrolet Volt and Mitsubishi i-MiEV are vehicles that can run on pure electricity. The running costs of these vehicles can be some what lower then traditional vehicles. There is a claim that an overnight charge of these vehicles will only cost around $2.50. Although this can...

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Drive modes explained

The Toyota Prius and Camry Hybrid typically come with some driving modes that can help improve fuel efficiency, these include for example Normal,Power, ECO and EV. Normal or Power mode depending on model will increase the response of the accelerator by up to 25%, this allows for quicker acceleration but...

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Hill start assist control (HAC) explained

On many modern car including many Toyota models come with a feature known as HAC or Hill start assist control. This system is typically available on Automatic models only including the 7-Speed multi-drive automatic that is available in the new generation of the Toyota Corolla Hatch. This system simply helps...