I've been driving CMVs since 2002, with experience ranging from vocational trucks to heavy haul, and currently work on them as a mechanic. I have an AS in Diesel Power Mechanics, and additional certifications from Cummins and PACCAR.
A vehicle is an independent conveyance for moving people or materials from one place to another. (The term does not apply to devices which themselves remain in one place : ski…-lifts, conveyors, escalators, moving sidewalks.) The general application is to wheeled vehicles or similar devices, e.g. bikes, cars, boats, trains, and less frequently planes. (NASA refers to its spacecraft as vehicles.) (MORE)
Not really. In almost all situations you do not have an automatic right to return a vehicle. You must first give the manufacturer the opportunity to repair the defe…ct. Lemon laws are in place but these only allow you to return a Chronically Bad vehicle (i.e. a lemon). You will need to demonstrate that there is a pattern of defects, not just one. Even if you wish to return a vehicle under the lemon laws you will need to follow the process in your state. There is a new exception to this. In December 2009 some US Manufacturers began offering a marketing campaign where you can return a vehicle for any reason within the first 30 days. There is no guarantee that this will continue or be expanded to all makes and models. (MORE)
When a car is in an accident and the repairs exceed 75% of the car's value, insurance companies total the car out, pay the owner and take possession of the car. They then rese…ll it (usually though an auction) as salvage. The title is rebranded as such so if the car is rebuilt buyers will know it's been totaled. (MORE)
There are several different vehicles that are better than the average, but the ones that are best energy saving are the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight. Any car that is a h…ybrid will be an energy saver because they do not take as much gas. (MORE)
Could be a stuck thermostat in closed position, or defective water pump. Check by squeezing top thick radiator hose and feel for water flowing, when realising, you should hear… a squeezing noise. And check if hose is hot. (MORE)