I actively motorcycled for 30 years (mainly BMW's) including rallies and daily commuting.
Moving to Michigan (from Baltimore suburbs) took much of the fun out of it but the tipping point came with the current level of texting and general carelessness on the road.
Sold the last motorcycle 4 1/2...
If you're in the habit of stowing your keys somewhere in the house while you're home, that could help.
My keys go in my pocket when I dress in the morning and stay there so it's not an option for me.
In any event, shielding the fob from the car doesn't eliminate the parasitic draw of the car...
The newer cars with "leave your fob in your pocket" access are constantly on standby waiting for you to approach the car and touch the handle/press a button to unlock it.
This is more acute with hybrids and electrics which (since they don't have to drive a 12V starter motor) have tiny 12V...
It's not as if these cars are being discarded at that rate though (by this, I mean they continue in the general on the road fleet, rather than being pushed off of a cliff).
Does their entry into the general fleet cause more cars to be discarded?
I agree that the person who owns the vehicle over...
I suspect that self-driving cars will be very vulnerable to bullying.
Nobody around here knows 4-way stop etiquette--they just go when they feel like it.
Pity the poor self-driving car that will only play by the rules.
I find this confusing.
Are you saying that the heat exchanger gets sized for cooling and thus is insufficient for the amount of heat needed to heat the house on a cold day?
With outdoor coils I can see why the ambient temperature would play a big part, but if you've got a more or less constant...
I admittedly have a life situation that's ideal for the Volt.
My daily commute is 38 miles round trip and I can do that without gasoline 9 months of the year.
Thanks to a couple of road trips, my engine has about 4,000 miles on it (out of 48,000 miles total over four years).
I have had to...
Where does the Volt fit into your categories?
We just took ours on a 1,000 road trip and got an honest 42 mpg @ 70 mph with AC on the ICE.
All the rest of the time it gets me to and from work for about $1 a day.
I'm going to guess that the level of vacuum that the pump in these vehicles provides won't be nearly as effective as an AC vacuum pump.
As to the risk of ingestion, the port is up near the top of the booster housing. By the time the brake fluid reached that level you'd be experiencing a near...