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Color Safe: Why Are All School Buses Yellow? -- The Father of the Modern School Bus
Ryan Lee Price
As students return to school this month from a long summer off, around 30 million of them will do so on a school bus as part of the largest transportation system in the country. And not only is that school bus yellow, but it is the exact same hue of yellow that is on every school bus in the country—all...
22 Sep 2016
Chilton Releases Ford Factory Service Information for Cars, SUVs, Vans, & Trucks - 1996-2015 Model Years
Announcing ChiltonDIY factory service information specified by Ford. Included in this new release: Ford Lincoln Mercury Key data in this release: Comprehensive factory diagnostic and service information Service manual graphics Technical service bulletins (TSBs) and Recalls...
30 Mar 2016
Chilton Releases General Motors Factory Service Information for Cars, SUVs, Vans, & Trucks Covering 1998-2015 Model Years
Announcing ChiltonDIY factory service information specified by General Motors. What's included in this new release: Buick Cadillac Chevrolet GMC Hummer Oldsmobile Pontiac Saturn Key data in this release: Comprehensive factory diagnostic and service information...
16 Mar 2016
Riding on Air: How Tire Pressure Affects Your Car's Performance
By Ryan Lee Price Having a portable air compressor handy is the best way to make sure your tires maintain their proper inflation. (Photo by Ryan Lee Price) What supports the weight of your car as you amble down the road? If you said tires, you’re wrong. Technically, the air inside...
15 Jul 2009
Oil Change: What is the best maintenance interval?
by Jim Marotta The 3,000 mile oil and filter change is as much a part of the American car culture as hot rods, car hops and whitewall tires. Whether we perform it ourselves in the driveway or watch while the family “mechanic” puts the car up on the lift and drains the oil, we think of...
4 Aug 2009
What You Need to Know About Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
By Jim Marotta A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) uses electronics to monitor the air pressure inside automotive tires. The system transmits real-time tire pressure information to the driver of the vehicle using a simple low pressure warning light in the instrument cluster. Luxury becomes...
12 Nov 2015