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5 Best Summer Car Care Tips

Jaclyn Trop cars.usnews.com Summer is the season for beaches, barbecues – and breakdowns. Even though summer means fun, the hotter months have a way of wreaking havoc on your vehicle. Extreme weather can cause potholes and damage tires, while residue leftover from winter corrodes the components that make your vehicle work. And, with the additional…

Hot cars ‘as bad as drinking and driving’

Richard Aucock motoringresearch.com Driving in a hot car isn’t just uncomfortable, it could be dangerous, says new research published by Seat. A car with an interior hotter than 35 degrees C resulted in drivers reacting similarly to those with 0.05 percent blood alcohol: that’s the legal limit for driving in Scotland. The firm is thus…

Elon Musk ordered Tesla engineers to stop doing a critical brake test on Model 3s (TSLA)

Linette Lopez businessinsider.com Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to have asked engineers at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, to remove a standard brake test, called the brake-and-roll test, from the tasks Model 3 cars must complete to move through production, according to internal documents seen by Business Insider. The test was apparently shut down before…

Why Driving on Under-Inflated Tires is Bad

Chidi Ohiaeri autoguide.com Making the mistake of driving on under-inflated tires can prove to be more costly than you think. According to U.S. Department of Energy, ensuring your tires are always properly inflated can improve gas mileage by up to 3 percent and under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by about 0.2 percent for every…

Can you report bad drivers to insurance?

Jenn Sanders insuramatch.com Ever wish you could make someone pay for their reckless driving? Ever wish that those “How’s my driving?” signs you see on trucks were on cars? Then you could report all the awful etiquette and dangerous behavior you encounter on the road. If you could turn someone into their insurance company for…