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    2016 CRV won't start
    7:25 am today


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    Alright guys, I need some help. So yesterday, I started my car to leave for work, and it was a hard start. Got to chick-fil-a, parked the car. Came back out and it wouldn't start, or even turn over. Tried jumping it, nothing. So I waited. While sitting in my car, not hitting any buttons, the dash started to flash and there was a clicking sound coming from somewhere near the battery. It did this 3 separate times. I tried to start it again, with no dash lights, absolutely no power. Unable to even lock the car. Finally after an hour and a half, tried to jump it again and it FINALLY jumped off. It was in the 30s. Car has started fine since then. This morning was colder, in the 20s, and it started fine. What in the world? Battery? Or something else? Doesn't really make much sense. Vehicle is a push button start.

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    The Importance of Semi-Trailer Alignment
    6:27 am today


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    A man in work garments holds a torque and reviews a semi-trailer tire.

    Keeping your semi-trailer legitimately adjusted is outstanding amongst other approaches to enhance gas mileage, expand tire life, and avoid other expensive fixes. Misalignment can be the consequence of pot gaps and poor street conditions. Putting off or overlooking routine upkeep and fix for your semi-trailer alignment is Number 1 on the rundown of trailer fix botches. Pickup trucks follow this semi-trailer alignment.

    Why Semi-Trailer Alignment Matters

    1. Fuel Efficiency

    At the point when your semi-trailer is askew your gas mileage, exonerate the play on words, tanks. Misalignment causes tire cleaning and, if both axels are twisted, you may not see it but rather those axels are then neutralizing one another. This implies they are working harder, basically taking torque and, thus, victimizing you at the siphon as much as 10%. Enhanced gas mileage about 0.3 mpg is accomplished when a misaligned semi-trailer has its back hub adjusted.

    2. Safety

    Driver weariness can happen when your truck is twisted. The steady battling in the driver's seat to keep the truck in the path can destroy a driver. Exhaustion can prompt sluggishness and even incur significant damage on the driver's general wellbeing.

    Driving with inappropriate alignment can likewise cause suspension part strain. Putting undue weight on the suspension can prompt all the more expensive fixes and trade off the wellbeing of your semi-trailer. Whenever left unchecked for a really long time, it could even prompt the requirement for a full suspension substitution.

    3. Maintenance Costs

    Tires are costly and the most ideal approach to get your cash's value is to make your tires last the full period of time they are proposed to last. In any case, when they wear unevenly because of inappropriate alignment, you'll likely need to supplant them rashly.

    For the most part, when you're ready to obviously distinguish the scouring, the wear has turned out to be noteworthy. Tragically this implies you'll be purchasing new tires previously getting the full life out of your present tires.

    The Most Important Axle: The Drive Tandem

    In the event that the front end on a truck is inappropriately adjusted, issues like those in vehicles can emerge. In any case, the front end just completes a little piece of the activity. The drive pair pivot is most imperative to have appropriately adjusted. It can likewise cause the most issues whenever misaligned.

    Push point issues happen if the two axles are parallel yet not opposite to the centerline of the vehicle. Scour edge issues happen when the axles are not parallel. The two situations cause the driver to turn the guiding wheel so as to keep the vehicle going in a straight line.

    Signs You May Need an Alignment

    Having your truck involved in an accident means getting an alignment is necessary. Even a small collision can cause misalignment. Ensuring proper alignment is an important step to getting back on the road. Let s look at a few other signs that an alignment is in order.

    Uneven Wear

    Wide-base tires used to be more susceptible than dual-tires for uneven wear, but it s not necessarily the case anymore. They have improved over the years and while some brands perform better than others, overall wide-base tires are better for fuel economy, stability and weight savings. But even though improvements have been made, the lingering perception is that if a tire goes down there might be rim damage or there may not be a replacement readily available.

    Sudden Flat Tires (Blowouts)

    While improperly inflated tires and overloading tires are two reasons blowouts can happen; worn tires are more susceptible to blowouts. Unevenly worn tires the result of misalignment are even more highly susceptible to blowouts. Keeping your semi-trailer tires aligned can go a long way to prevent costly and dangerous blowouts.

    Vehicle Pulling to the Side

    When your truck feels like it s pulling to the side, it s a sure sign that it s time to get that alignment checked. If not addressed, you will get uneven tire wear and unnecessary driver strain from constantly fighting to keep your truck in the lane.

    Overall, keeping your semi-trailer tires properly aligned is a small investment with big returns in safety, fuel economy, and tire life.

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    Engine swap
    7:23 pm yesterday

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    Will a 454 big block from a 1996 suburban, fit in a 1981 El Camino ? And if so is is there anything out the ordinary I would have to change or spend more money on adjustments ?

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    truck tire on a 2008 mazda 6?
    6:18 pm yesterday


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    Hi everyone,

    My boyfriend got a 2008 Mazda 6 recently but one of the tires blew out shortly after replacing a different tire with two punctures on the side. The car uses p215/50r17 tires and we need to go as cheap as possible. I was looking around and found these ones https://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Texan-Contender-UHP-Radial-Tire-P215-50R17-95V/274158459. Everything looks good other than the fact that the website says that the tires are for trucks and I can't figure out what the difference would be between these and whatever stock tires originally came on the Mazda. I'm thinking maybe it's that the truck tires are a little stiffer than the mazda's tires but I just don't know. If anyone can answer that would be very much appreciated.

    Also just as a side thing: if anyone knows where I can get cheaper ones that would be cool too

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    Greetings to all!
    5:21 pm yesterday


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    Never thought to check out a forum for cars until recently, been working on my mother-in-law's truck recently, and that's been a disaster! Long story short, don't let mother-in-laws loan vehicles to strangers!

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