For a few years now I’ve had many questions to ask the Car Guys but never did, since becoming a site member I had a couple more questions but only was reminded of them while in the car (never while in front of a computer).
Well I finally remembered to list my questions:
“Trac Off” - What exactly does that mean and what effect does it have on handling and gas milage?
Is there any difference whatsoever in gas consumption if the AC is on high vs medium (do not factor in climate control) for a 1000 mile trip?
‘Fog Lights’ - when there is thick fog are we suppose to turn off the headlights and just use the fog lights? Are running lights suitable fog lights?
Road Turn Protocol - The two-way two-lane road you are on converts to a two-way one-lane road at the intersection, you want to make a left turn, and the on-coming car also wants to make a left turn at the intersection, when the light turns green what should happen:
a) both cars turn in front of each other,
b) both cars turn behind the other,
c) one-lane car should wait for two-lane car to turn,
d) two lane car should wait for one-lane car to turn,
d) some other answer
Please tell me your opinion even if you don’t know the law or road Etiquette.
Transmission Shifting - when driving a standard shift car we let up off the gas before and during clutch engagement; does this also happen when driving a an automatic? If so do we lose that small amount of gas that continues to flow while the clutch is engaged?
At times I see a stream of liquid flow from the tailpipe of a car about to enter highway traffic, is that unburned gas? If not what is it? I notice it alot in the mornings, could it be an accumulation of some other liquid if the car isn’t properly warmed up?
Warming Up The Car - is there a difference between allowing the car to idle in place or allowing the car to move on it’s own – no acceleration whatsoever (moving about 3 miles an hr for about 1/4 mile) during the warm-up process?
Long ago my gas float ‘thingy’ died, when it was replaced I was surprised to learn that this electronic instrument was in my gas tank, and actually and more surprised to learn that running your car low on gas too often ‘burns’ the float/gauge/monitor/thingy it out faster. Why is there an electronic thing IN my gas tank?
Has anyone ever seen a wood, metal, or spray-on headliner?
- Given the massive flood damage Katina and Sandy has done to millions of cars shouldn’t it have impacted (lowered) the prices of used car parts?