The tested mid-level 2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE w/Technology carried an impressive list of features for its price of $29,230 including destination. 2016 Volkswagen Passat SE Class: Midsize Car Miles Driven: 550 Fuel Used: 19.9 gallons CG Report Card Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. "Big" rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, "Tall" rating based on 6'6"-tall male tester. Room and ComfortA Power and PerformanceB- Fit and FinishB Fuel EconomyA- ValueB+ Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide's impressions of the entire model lineup. Big & Tall Comfort Big GuyA Tall GuyB+ Real-world fuel economy: 27.8 mpg Driving mix: 75% city, 25% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 25/38/29 (city/highway/combined) Base price: $28,410 (not … [Read more...] about Test Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Passat SE
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How To Replace a Thermocouple The thermocouple is a gas furnace component located near the pilot light burner. It is a safety device that shuts off the gas if the pilot light goes out or the electric igniter fails. If the pilot light won't stay lit, the thermocouple may be faulty and should be adjusted or replaced. To adjust the thermocouple, you must tighten the thermocouple nut with a wrench. Take care not to apply too much pressure to the nut -- just tighten it slightly. Then try lighting the pilot. If the pilot won't stay lit, replace the thermocouple with a new one of the same type. Here's how to replace a thermocouple: What You'll NeedYou'll want to have these tools on hand to replace a thermocouple: Wrench Replacement thermocoupleStep 1: Unscrew copper lead and connection nut inside threaded connection to gas line. Under mounting bracket at thermocouple tube, unscrew bracket nut that holds tube in place.Step 2: Insert new thermocouple into hole in bracket. … [Read more...] about How To Repair Gas Furnaces
Car Gadgets Image Gallery An energy monitor displays a Prius' miles per gallon. See more pictures of car gadgets. William Thomas Cain/Getty Images Ever since the meteoric rise of gas prices in 2008, gas mileage has become a top priority. The focus turned not only to the Environmental Protection Agency-rated mileage of our cars, but also to how that mileage could be optimized. It was even an issue in the 2008 U.S. presidential race, when then-candidate Barack Obama suggested that Americans check their tires, since proper inflation can dramatically improve gas mileage. There's a problem with calculating accurate gas mileage, though, and there always has been. Most of us do a simple calculation each time our gas tank hits empty: number of miles on our odometer divided by the number of gallons we can fit in our gas tank. In theory, this provides an accurate assessment of how many miles we can drive per gallon. In reality, the number we come up with is a mere estimate that fluctuates … [Read more...] about How accurate are gas mileage monitors?
Tips for Inexpensive Household Cleaning Tasks like cleaning the house or saving money don't sound very exciting. In fact, you probably think of them as drudgeries. However, quite the opposite can be true. Finding ways to cut household cleaning expenses can offer you opportunities to exercise your creativity and ingenuity. Check out some of these tips for inspiration: Reusing Products: You'd be amazed at what you can reuse for household cleaning. Plastic grocery bags can become wastebasket liners, old toothbrushes can scrub sink faucets and used dryer sheets can be transformed into dust rags.Use Less: You're probably using more of your laundry and dish detergents than you need. Make them last longer by cutting back just a little each load. Your clothes and dishes will still come out clean, and you'll end up buying these products less often.Smart Shopping: Consider buying generic, store-brand cleaning solutions. Many are formulated similarly to the brand-name products. Buying … [Read more...] about How to Cut Household Cleaning Expenses
Image Gallery: Banking This little piggy might be cute, but he's a poor substitute for the security of a bank account. See more pictures of banking. Hemera/Thinkstock Fires, floods, hurricanes, burglars, you name it -- for cash stashed in a shoebox in your closet, potential threats lurk everywhere. You need a safer place to hide your hoard. Your neighborhood bank is a great place to start. Banks offer a safe haven for your money. They've got fireproof vaults, they're nearly impossible to break into and perhaps best of all, at least in the United States, their assets are guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC) for amounts up to $250,000. Banks offer your cash security and stability that no shoebox can. You can open accounts for individuals, groups and businesses. There are many types of bank accounts available. The services and features associated with each vary from bank to bank. Regardless of the fancy names you might see associated with different accounts, … [Read more...] about How to Open a Bank Account