Just bought an all-new Range Rover? Here are a few tip on how to keep it in top condition… According to Edmunds.com, a car loses up to 20 percent of its value the moment you drive it out of the showroom. Unlike most assets, a car does not get better with age. What you can do to maximise the value of your vehicle is to look after it and minimise the effects of general wear and tear. Although it may seem like a lot of work or unnecessary expense, when it comes time for you to sell your vehicle you’re more likely to reap the rewards if you keep your car well maintained. It also helps to research any specific issues in the make and model of your car and if there are any areas that require special attention. Driving Efficiently One major source of wear and tear to your vehicle is how you drive. Follow these tips to minimise the impact your driving style has on your vehicle. Drive smoothly. You might think the mileage is the important factor when you think about the mileage … [Read more...] about Guest post: Keeping Your Car in Top Condition – How to Retain the Value of Your Car through Proper Maintenance
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Each car engine has a redline, a maximum point of revolutions per minute, which limits how much an engine can work without exploding. You shift gears in a manual transmission car when you encounter different driving conditions (going uphill or downhill, speeding up or slowing down, etc.) to keep the engine from getting to the redline and to make sure it performs as well as it can. The gear selector fork is attached to a collar with dog teeth, which engage the gears. If you make a mistake when you're shifting between gears and, as a result, hear this terrible grinding sound, it's from the dog teeth that are trying to fit into the holes in the gears. The clutch is the part of the car that allows you to connect or disconnect the engine and the transmission when you change gears. If you push down on the clutch, the engine can still run when the car is standing still, as the engine and the transmission are no longer connected. Double-clutching, a technique that is used mostly in older cars … [Read more...] about Why do cars make noise when you shift gears poorly?
Amazon, the country’s second-largest employer, has so far remained immune to any attempts by U.S. workers to form a union. With rumblings of employee organization at Whole Foods—which Amazon bought for $13.7 billion last year—a 45-minute union-busting training video produced by the company was sent to Team Leaders of the grocery chain last week, according to sources with knowledge of the store’s activities. Recordings of that video, obtained by Gizmodo, provide valuable insight into the company’s thinking and tactics. Each of the video’s six sections, which the narrator states are “specifically designed to give you the tools that you need for success when it comes to labor organizing,” take place in an animated simulacrum of a Fulfillment Center. The video’s narrators are clad in the reflective vests typical of the real-world setting. “We are not anti-union, but we are not neutral either,” the video states, drawing … [Read more...] about Amazon’s Aggressive Anti-Union Tactics Revealed in Leaked 45-Minute Video
Just because your legs get exercise when you're running doesn't mean you don't still owe those muscles some time at the gym. Hemera/Thinkstock Why doesn't just running farther or faster give you enough of a workout to build leg strength? Running builds endurance, but it's an inefficient way to increase muscular strength. What's needed are workouts that target specific muscle groups in your legs. Runners often fear that weight lifting and other workouts will slow them down, but this isn't something you have to be concerned about if you pursue a balanced exercise regime. Today, both professional and amateur runners use strength workouts to achieve a number of running goals. Workouts can improve running skills, since well-developed muscles enable the body to use oxygen more efficiently and are slower to fatigue. This allows you to run faster on the flats and to power more easily up hills. Workouts also can help you to lengthen your stride, which allows you to run faster over … [Read more...] about How Leg Workouts for Runners Work
The Didn't Do It bail bonds office sits on the edge of downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Much of the U.S. has operated under a cash bail system for decades upon decades, but some states are starting to push bail reform measures that don't involve posting cash for a defendant to be released. George Rose/Getty Images If you're arrested in most cities and towns in America, you'll be fingerprinted, booked and tossed in a jail cell until the judge sets your bail. Technically, bail means any kind of conditional release from custody between your arrest and your actual trial date. But in most cases, bail means money. Cash bail is one of the oldest ways of ensuring that an accused criminal shows up for trial. Dating back to the medieval Anglo-Saxons, cash bail allows a defendant to be released from jail before trial by giving the court cash or collateral. The money or property is returned to the defendant if, and only if, they show up to court. Today, most cash bails aren't paid directly by the … [Read more...] about Cash Bail Punishes Poor, But What’s the Alternative?