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How Far Can You Drive Your Vehicle on Empty?
Knowing how many miles you can drive on an empty gas tank prevents getting stranded. Nissan Altimas can go the farthest when the low fuel light is on.
What to Do and What Not to Do When Pulled Over
Pull over to a safe area, stay in the car, and turn the engine off when a traffic officer stops you on the road. Don't be rude and don't make jokes.
Top 10 Car Hacks
Simplify your life with ten car hacks: charge your phone while you drive, use a tennis ball to park, and prevent dings with pool noodles.
How to Get Started on a Hill When Driving a Manual Transmission Car
A manual transmission gives you better control of the speed and power of your vehicle while driving compared with an automatic transmission. For the most part, driving a car...
How to Safely Drive in Stop-and-Go Traffic
It’s a basic tenet of owning a car: nobody likes driving in traffic. Whether you’re stuck in traffic for five minutes as you look for the next exit, or spend...
How to Drive Cross Country
Driving cross country is a fun and exciting way to spend vacation time, especially when traveling with family. But before setting out on your epic journey,...
How to Drive Uphill
Driving on a flat surface does not put excess stress on your vehicle’s engine, but, traveling up steep inclines can lead to an overworked engine. However, there are a few techniques...
How to Drive a Car in the Mud
While off-roaders - equipped with giant 4X4s, tires designed for iffy terrain, and friends with winches to pull them out in times of failure - may...
How to Stop on a Slippery Road Without Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
Slippery road conditions can make it hard to avoid obstacles, especially without ABS brakes. Keep control of your vehicle to avoid unexpected objects.
How to Double-Clutch Downshift a Manual Transmission Car
Learning how to double-clutch downshift on your cars manual transmission can optimize your acceleration, deceleration, and help maintain components.
How to Drive a Manual Transmission Car Without Using the Clutch
Manual transmissions have a clutch that allows you to change gears when needed. There may come a time when your clutch fails while you're on the road.
How to Adjust to Driving a Car on the Left Side of the Road
Knowing how to use a right-hand drive vehicle is crucial if you travel or move overseas, as you may be required to drive on the left side of the road.
How to Stay Safe While Driving on the Highway
Highway driving requires preparation, practice, and respect. All drivers should know the safety basics for your own wellbeing and others on the road.
How to Drive in an Urban Area If You're from the Countryside
Driving in an urban area can be hassle if you're used to the countryside. Plan your route ahead and use good driving methods to make your trip easier.
How Bad Driving Prematurely Wears Out Your Car
Bad drivers and bad driving habits can cause strain on car parts, especially the tires, brakes, body, and electrical and steering systems.
How to Drive a Car in Reverse Gear
Knowing how to drive in reverse is important for any motorist. It's necessary to do so when parallel parking or backing out of a parking lot.
How to Fight a Speeding Ticket
Speeding ticket can be avoided before you get a ticket or they can be contested in court. Stay calm and be polite to beat a speeding ticket.
Is It Better to Drive or Fly?
Cost, time, and effort affect any decision to travel by car or plane. We analyzed 5 popular U.S. road trips to determine the best travel method.
Signs You Need New Car Tires
Car tires can leak, wear unevenly, and lose contact with the road, all of which make driving unsafe. Rotate your car tires and inspect them regularly.
How to Improve Automatic Transmission Performance and Reliability
The transmission on automatic cars is improved by changing driving habits, maintaining engine performance, and replacing transmission oil and filter.

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How do I break in my vehicle?
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How do I change the instrument cluster language?
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How do I change the distance units?
Your distance and measurement units can be displayed in two different ways: miles and gallons, or kilometers and liters. To change the setting, follow these steps: 1. Press the Up/Down buttons on the steering wheel until Settings is displayed on...
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How do I adjust the traction control?
The traction control has two settings: always on, and user selectable. When set to always on, the traction control will remain on at all times. When set to user selectable, the traction control will stay on until the Traction Control...
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How do I clear MyKeys?
The MyKeys can be cleared very easily by following these steps: 1. Press the Up/down buttons on the steering wheel until Settings is displayed, then press the OK button. 2. Press the Up/Down buttons until MyKey is displayed, then press...
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How do I reset the factory settings?
When the system reset is used, then your cars adjustable settings will be returned to the factory settings. To perform this command, follow these steps: 1. Press the Up/Down buttons on the steering wheel until Settings is displayed, then press...
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How do I change the optional message center display?
The optional message center display allows you to choose what information is displayed. These are the available options: fuel gauge, distance to empty, and bar tachometer; fuel gauge and round analog tachometer; fuel gauge, round analog tachometer, and engine coolant...
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How do I set the speed control?
The speed control allows you to set your vehicle at a specific speed, and then maintain that speed without keeping your foot on the pedal. To set the speed control, follow these steps: 1. Turn the speed control on, by...
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How do I use grade assist?
The grade assist feature helps control your engine and transmission when driving on a steep grade, so that you don’t put too much stress on the transmission or the brakes. To turn on the grade assist, press the Grade Assist...
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How do I adjust the terrain management?
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How do I open the hood?
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How do I check the oil?
You should check your oil with frequency, including before and after any long trips. Checking your oil is very easy: 1. Park your car on a flat surface, and let the engine run for a few minutes. 2. Turn off...
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What is the recommended tire press pressure?
The ideal tire pressure for your car is located on the tire and loading information label. This label is placed next to the driver’s door latch, and can be viewed when the driver’s door is open.
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Where is the vehicle identification number (VIN) in a 2012 Hyundai Elantra?
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What kind of fuel should I use?
You should use “regular” unleaded fuel with an octane rating of 87.
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Where is the vehicle identification number (VIN)?
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the legal identifier for your vehicle. You can find your VIN on the left side of the dashboard, where it meets the windshield.
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Brakes, turn signal, and driving lights not working.
Hello. There seems to be an electrical fault causing a short to ground in your exterior lighting circuit. This may involve more than changing bulbs and fuses. There may be an internal failure of some component or a broken wire...
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clutch feeling softer
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Tips for taking driver's test
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Reference point for the width of the car and correct steering method.
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