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Today, manual transmissions are becoming less popular as more drivers choose the ease of automatic transmissions. In fact, just 3.9 percent of new cars sold in 2013 had manual transmissions. However, there are still some myths about both transmissions that persist. Here are five major myths surrounding manual and automatic transmissions.
Automatic Transmission Costs More Than Manual
While there still are instances where the same car with a manual transmission will cost less than one with an automatic transmission, it’s becoming more common that the price is the same for both. For example, you can buy the 2013 Buick Regal GS with either an automatic or manual transmission, and it’s the same price no matter which one you choose. Plus, it’s becoming harder to find car manufacturers making a manual transmission. In fact, 67 percent of 2013 cars only come with automatic transmission. continue reading…
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Breaking down is scary and stressful. Breaking down with a dead phone battery only makes matters worse. Knowing how to fix the problem yourself or how to get help without your phone is key in making your unexpected mishap as painless as possible.
Alert Oncoming Vehicles
Many motorists assume drivers with a disabled vehicles will call for help on their own, so if you cannot, you’ll need to alert fellow drivers or highway patrol that you need help. Hanging a white cloth from your window while remaining in the vehicle is a safe way to alert others of your situation. If it is daytime, also put your emergency flashers on to warn others that your vehicle isn’t moving. If it is night, use emergency triangles, or if the engine is functional, keep the interior lights on for visibility. continue reading…
Founded in 1805 and the gateway to Amish country, Canton is rich in history. The city is home to a wide array of wonderful historical structures and the previous home of the late President William McKinley. From touring historic homes to visiting the Football Hall of Fame, there are plenty of ways to discover and experience the city’s history.
Touchdown at the Football Hall of Fame
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Pizza — it’s not just a food, but a centerpiece in all your greatest memories. Whether you eat it with your kids as you watch Disney Pixar’s latest creation, or with your buddies when sports history is made, one thing is for sure: pizza is a timeless classic and here to stay. While great pizza can be made in your oven, the very best pizzas come from the restaurants that are pioneering the food industry. Here are a few pies that you’ll have to try the next time you’re in North Canton, OH.
1. BAM! Healthy Cuisine
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Not long ago, a car registering 100,000 miles on the odometer would have been considered well past its prime—and well deserving of a trade in. These days, however, it is not uncommon to see cars pushing on to 150,000 and even 200,000 miles with barely a stutter.
This feat is only achievable with proper care and attention from the owner. Here are some handy tips to help you beat the car payments and squeeze every last bit of value out of your aging car.
Follow the maintenance schedule
Want to get out of the house and do something new? These cheap or free tours will teach you more about the history surrounding North Canton, OH, while also giving you free chocolate or a cruise in a canal boat.
1. Fannie May/Harry London Chocolate Tour
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Cleaning the outside of your car is easy. Whether you take it through a car wash, or scrub it down by hand, you can get the exterior of your vehicle sparkling in no time. However, if you’re trying to clean up the inside, it’s going to take some effort. There are several things you’ll want to keep in mind when cleaning the interior of your car.
Pick up Junk
Picture this: your car starts running ragged or you hear an unexpected sound, pop the trunk, and have no idea what you’re looking at. You don’t have to become a master NASCAR mechanic, but you ought to know your transmission from your engine and how to change your spark plugs.
The Basic Engine
Cars don’t seem to have a lot in common with dinosaurs and dodos, but it’s easy to see the connection between ancient animals and these classic automobiles. Every one of them is extinct!
Just like the Loch Ness Monster, the Hillman Imp is the stuff of Scottish legend. When it was put into production in 1963, it became the first Scottish motor vehicle produced in 35 years. More than 440,000 of the cute little cars were created over more than a decade to compete with the popular Mini. But the Mini won the battle, and Hillman shut up shop in 1976. continue reading…
American muscle cars are making a comeback. As these become more popular, it’s important to understand what you want in a muscle car. When you’re searching for the perfect car, keep in mind the following considerations.
Old or New
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