Sweet Photos of Old Jeeps

Sweet Photos of Old Jeeps

Nothing More, Nothing Less

Old Jeeps are cool, and they look even cooler in this collection of stunning photos.

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Source: Sweet Photos of Old Jeeps—Nothing More, Nothing Less – Feature – Car and Driver

Sweet Photos of Old Jeeps

Sweet Photos of Old Jeeps

Source: Sweet Photos of Old Jeeps—Nothing More, Nothing Less – Feature – Car and Driver

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Cleaning your Car Battery Terminals – Car Care Tips

Cleaning your Car Battery Terminals

Car Care Tips

Keeping your Car Battery Terminal clean will keep you on the road. When your Battery is corroded it hard on the battery to start your car. Follow these steps to avoid unnecessary expenses and worry.

  1. Make sure your car is turned off. This will reduce the likelihood of accidentally grounding the cables.
  2. Determine the terminal configuration of your battery. There are two types.
    • If the terminals are on the side, you will need a 5/16-inch (8 mm) wrench to loosen both cable nuts.
    • If the terminals are on top of the battery, you will need either a 3/8-inch (10 mm) or 1/2-inch (13 mm) wrench.
  3. Loosen the nut on the negative (-) cable clamp. Unfasten the cable from the post.
    • Do the same for the positive (+) cable. If you have trouble removing either cable, attempt to twist them while pulling up at the same time.
  4. Examine the car battery for cracks that may be leaking acid. If any are found, you need to replace the battery.
  5. Check the battery cables and clamps for tears. If a large rip is found, you may have to replace these parts.
  6. Mix 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda with 1 cup (250 ml) of very hot water.Dip an old toothbrush into the mixture and scrub the top of the battery to remove corrosion buildup.
    • You can even dip the ends of the battery cables in hot water to dissolve any corrosion on the cable ends themselves.
  7. Use the toothbrush to scour the car battery clamps and posts. Remember to soak your brush in the baking soda solution as much as needed.
  8. Rinse the battery and cables with cool water. Make sure all the baking soda and corrosion is washed away. Dry the battery and clamps with a clean cloth.
  9. Lubricate all exposed metal on battery terminals, posts and clamps. Use petroleum jelly or a commercial battery terminal protection spray.
  10. Reattach the positive (+) cable clamp to the proper terminal. Tighten the nut with your wrench.
    • Repeat with the negative (-) clamp. Test if terminals are tight enough by twisting each one by hand.

If you ever have an emergency and need to clean them real quick here’s 4 steps to follow.

  1. Keep a pair of gloves and correct-size wrench in your trunk or back seat.
  2. Loosen each terminal slightly with your wrench. Do not entirely remove the cables.
  3. Pour cola over the battery from the center outward in one direction. Repeat going in the opposite direction.
  4. Allow it to soak for two minutes, then rinse off with water. Tighten the terminals and try to restart the car.

Hope you will take the time to clean your battery so your not stuck out in the cold weather.

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Best and Worst Cars of 2015- Car Facts

Best and Worst Cars of 2015

Are you interested in knowing? What was the Best and Worse Cars of 2015. This may help you decided what your next car will be.

 

Best Cars

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagon Golf

The new 1.8-liter turbo engine delivers effortless power and 28 mpg. Despite its compact size, the Golf provides the ride, handling, and quietness of a more expensive car. Topping the well-trimmed interior is an intuitive infotainment system. The North American Car of the Year jury—of which Consumer Reports is a member—named the Golf its 2015 winner.

 

Ford F150

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The F-150 shed 700 pounds of body weight by using aluminum instead of steel, and the stunning new 2.7-liter, V6 turbo engine yields 17 mpg overall while still delivering 325 hp and 375 pound-feet of torque. This is an encouraging sign of where trucks can go.

 

Mercedes Benz C- Class

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

The Mercedes’ opulent interior styling and rich materials deliver a more luxurious feel than the BMW. Yet the C300 is just as engaging to drive as its Bavarian rival, with a gratifying balance of cushy ride and agile handling.

Porche Macan

Porsche Macan

The Macan feels like a taller, broader Porsche 911; it has all of the practicality of a compact SUV but retains that sports-car performance. With acceleration, handling, and braking that puts most sports sedans to shame, the Macan is easily the most thrilling SUV we’ve tested—while still delivering a measure of utility, civility, and luxury. Pricing starts at $50,000, but typically equipped, a Macan lands in the mid-$60,000s.

 Subaru Legacy

Subaru Legacy

 

Most family sedans are bland pieces of machinery. But the Legacy injects some personality into a great all-around sedan, with roominess, functionality, and a reasonable price. It effectively blends a comfortable ride, responsive handling, all-wheel drive, a roomy and quiet interior, great visibility, intuitive controls, and commendable fuel economy.

Kia Sorento

 KIA SORENTO

This “tweener”—it bridges small crossovers such as the Honda CR-V and midsized ones such as the Toyota Highlander—has a comfortable ride, a quiet cabin, an excellent infotainment system, and solid handling. Straddling segments that way allows the Sorento to blend city-friendly size with family-friendly accommodations, storage, and functionality—while still having room for seven. You can stop thinking of Kia as a “budget” brand.

 Subaru Outback

best cars of 2015

 This high-riding wagon version of the Legacy is our choice for a capable, winter-ready vehicle that can carry the kids and all of their gear. Its extra ground clearance helps when the snowplow misses its mark.

Worst Cars of 2015

 

 Chrysler 200

2015 Chrysler 200S

The previous edition was at the bottom of our midsized-sedan ranking. And now the redesigned version finished dead last in the category. For all of the effort Chrysler put into this car, the 200 suffers from a raspy four-cylinder engine, unrefined transmission, klutzy handling, and a cramped rear seat that only a submariner could appreciate. There are many better choices.

 

Land Rover Discovery Sport

best cars of 2015

Shoppers covet this eccentric English SUV brand for vanity reasons. Though the Disco belongs to a family that includes the stately Range Rover, its engine seems flat-footed and the transmission often feels in the wrong gear. Handling is lumbering, and the wheels ride as though made of concrete. The infotainment system seems dated.

Lexus NX 200t/300h

 Lexus NX 200t/300h

The Lexus brand promises luxury trappings, a supple ride, and a soothing cabin. But the NX’s proletarian Toyota RAV4underpinnings show through—with a firm, jostling ride. Its handling is no match for its German rivals. Some interior bits feel cheap, and the infotainment system’s touchpad is challenging to manipulate while driving. Lexus can do better.

Kia Sedona

best cars of 2015

Kia makes a super SUV but a me- diocre minivan. The Sedona has the vibe of a posh lounge, but the luxury lifestyle vanishes as soon as you pull away from the curb. The stiff, pounding ride is accompanied by a raucous chorus of squeaks and rattles. The response to steering inputs is vague, even by minivan standards, and the fixed second-row seats limit cabin flexibility.

Source:http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/08/best-and-worst-cars-of-2015/index.htm

Editor’s Note:

This article also appeared in the October 2015 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.