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"Some [trust] in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God."-Psalm 20:7

*see Bible

"The Big "E"; No More Oil

"In this Nation a prophetic sound shall come, and as a result of it, you will not need the oil of the Middle East. There is a new energy that is coming forth. The prophet knows it as the Big "E" but knows nothing else. A new form of energy is coming forth. America is pioneering it, and it shall take you from a trillion dollar deficit to no deficit whatsoever within a six-year period says the Spirit of God. And the Middle East shall say you still need oil. But America shall say no longer from you, for O Israel, O Israel what is hidden shall be revealed says the Lord. America rejoice for this is your day, says the Lord.
-from Elijah List

Could this be Ethanol?

  • Barter Time, in KKOK's Community Please
  • Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company
  • *see GoodnewsEverybody Science-Environmental: Oil

    Trucker's Life

    I went to get an oil change last week (Friday, July 6th of 2007) at Tire Plus in Oakdale, MN during my July 4th-Holday Week Vacation. There were about 3 men just sitting in the waiting area and some guy started chatting. I somehow jumped in the conversation to give my point of view and started talking about the "hot topic" of immigration. After giving my encouragement to him during his pessimistic view of his personal job affect, he opened up to me about his trucking life. He (found out his name was Steve when he was called up that his car is done) told me about the pressures of being a trucker before his present-day job of 20+ years (printing comapny in St. Louis Park). Steve shared about the illlegal stuff he had to do to just "survive" (e.g. carry over the limit loads, which varies in each state; carry a bat in case of getting attacked; driving over the speed or take detours just to make their destination in time after getting "bumped" from their schedule due to a traffic stop or whatever; etc...) as a trucker.


    Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 19:12:47 -0800 (PST)

    "Also, with leaving upper management naturally comes a pay cut. As a result, I'm selling my car--it's a 2004 Mazda 6i. Incredible car, I've hardly had it a year. So if you know anyone who needs a good car, let me know. It's worth about $16,000 if I sold it here in Madison."-Cindy N.
    *please contact me (Sal) at for more info

    Recommended Resources



  • CarsHQ, referred from Morris Sun Tribune
  • KMRS KKOK: Information Please (call-in show on KMRS from 10:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.)
  • Defensive Driving
    *I took another course w/ the company (PCS) I work for, which I was able to get some cool links...

  • Last Kiss Lyrics (from J Frank Wilson), from lyrics on demand

  • "We were out on a date in my daddy's car We hadn't driven very far There in the road straight up ahead A car was stalled the engine was dead I couldn't stop so I swerved to the right I'll never forget the sound that night The screaming tires the busting glass The painful scream that I heard last "
    Last Kiss - J frank wilson and the cavaliers

    "I used old clips and a episode of are you afraid of the dark "
    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Life-Accidents
  • Stile Project
  • Insurance

  • Grinnel Mutual Reinsurance Company

  • *local agent at Bremer Bank

    License Service


  • " Stevenson's Driver's License Bureau is located at 600 Atlantic Ave. It is in the 6th St side entrance of the brick building at the corner of 6th St and Atlantic Ave. (589-1755). You can buy your Minnesota license plates there. You can also get a copy of the rules of the road to study for your driver's license test.
    An examiner gives and scores the written driver's license exam the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday of each month from 10-11:30am at the Eagles Club, 7 E. 8th St. Use the side door.
    Once you pass the written test, take your receipt and your old license from another state to Stevenson's Driver's License Bureau, pay your fees and have your photo taken. Another small town perk - - a fast and friendly license branch!
    For those who need a behind-the-wheel test, they are scheduled by calling (320) 762-7808 (long distance number) during business hours on a Monday or Tuesday. While that is the only time you can call, the actual behind-the-wheel exams can be taken on other days.
    A short personal note on the Stevenson's Driver's License Bureau:
    Where I used to live in Indiana the local city-run license bureau lived up to every bad stereotype of license bureaus; they were slow, inefficient and rude. In contrast I always leave this local branch absolutely thrilled at how fast, efficient and polite they are. It takes them about 60 seconds to process new stickers for your license plate, and I just got a new drivers license from them in about 4 minutes. They know exactly what they are doing and how to do it efficiently. "


  • Morris Chamber of Commerce Visitors Map,
  • Driving Training in Morris

    *click the picture above for more pics
    {Photos by}

    -Parallel Parking

    West-Central Minnesota


    Pope County


    Alternative Fuel

  • Central MN Ethanol Co-Op, in Little Falls
  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Buying
    -car payments
    *paid off as of Jan 04'-praise God!
    -Fuel Efficient Cars
    CBS News Top 10 for 2005 Consumer Reports: Tips for Saving Gas and Fuel, from
    "You can also visit the EPA's Web site, to find data on fuel-efficient cars. Edmunds Top 10... Top 10 Gas Misers

    Compare Honda Cars
    Compare Honda Models, from price
    Honda Accord History, from edmunds
    Buerkle Honda, in St. Paul
    Richfield Bloomington Honda

    ""Get a Toyota Corolla! I got a 00', which I haven't really spent much $ on any maintenance since I got it two years ago and double plus-it's gas efficient. Before, I had a Chev Blazer SUV 96' and I spent tons of $ on gas and maintenance."

    Wrote this blog on myspace on Friday, July 13th of 2007

    Golden Valley Auto Sales, the Toyota Corolla 2000 is on the tops of my list
    Toyota City-Luther, in Brooklyn Center
    Walser Toyota Scion, in Bloomington

    Toyota Corolla 2000 (Golden Valley Auto)
    *the car I bought in April of 05'

    Front View

    Side View (Fall of 06')

    2000 Toyota Corolla LE
    Toyota Corolla 2000 31-38 mpg, from
    2000 Toyota Corolla Parts,
    Car Parts Whole Sale
    =>new pads and rotors for total of $100 w/friend (Sean) on Saturday, September 3rd 2011 (saved $200+, price quote by Tire Plus)
    *has timing belt, not timing chain
    =>Put new spark plugs with Tim M. on October 15th 2011
    =>new air filter
    =>clean fuel injection by Morris Auto Repair (Ed B.) on November 17th 2011 as my engine hasn't been powerful.
    Auto Repair: Replace Change Taillight Toyota Corolla 03-08 -


  • Toyota Corolla Mirror - Kool Vue - Passenger Side, Plastic, Non-heated, non-folding, corner mount, OE replacement,

  • -Tires (P175/65R14)
    Affinity Touring, from Tireplus
    " The Affinity touring tire has the tire looks without the premium price. A solid center rib coupled with an optimized shoulder element angle and shape delivers a quiet ride. Wide flow-through grooves contribute to good wet performance."
    P185/65R14 Standard Both T Black Letter/Black Wall 70,000 86.99 (Buy 3-get 4th free deal on September 1st 2011)=>$500 at Tire Plus (Woodbury, MN) along with wheel bearing replacements (front-right driver side) for $409 at Tire Plus.

    *A-Z Minnesota Dealers, from keep it local Toyota Auto Parts The Auto Channel

    CAR X
    -Gas (prices in Twin Cities)
    How Much Car Can You Afford?
    CarFax, VIN#?
    Capital One Auto Finance

    "For most people, 15% of after-tax monthly income is appropriate for total monthly car payments"


    -Used Cars

  • General Services Administration (GS) Fleet Services, U.S. Gov't Auto Auction

  • Northstar Auto Auction (Manheim)
    4908 Valley Industrial Blvd
    Shakopee, MN 55379
  • Midwest Auto Auction, in Moorhead

  • KSAX Cars

  • -state
  • Auto Trader
  •, linked from Mpls Star Tribune (independent sellers included)
  • Car Soup
  • Keep it Local, dealerships focus
  • Other Tips:
    Auto Check
    Info Link Screening
    Car Buying Tips
    Free Spreadsheet Download, for selling car
    Federal Trade Commission: Used Cars
    Driver and Vehicle Services from Minnesota Department of Public Safety
    Report of Sale, online form for MN
    Nada Guides

    -*instead of wasting gas, get a bicylce=>
    Bicycle Buying Tips, from bikesnspeds
    Bicycle Buying Guide-Errand or Commute Bike
    Cycling Forum, oiling chains
    Fixed Gear on the Cheap
    Twin Cities Bicycle Shops
    KHS Town & Country, for commuting
    -moving violations
    Common Moving Violations, from Minnesota State Courts



  • Famers Minneapolis

  • "As a Farmers agent, you're an independent contractor in business for yourself, but certainly not by yourself. You'll have the latitude to set your own professional goals... "
    *referred by Katie F. (Manager) on Tuesday, September 15th 10'


  • Minnesota CDL Test Requirements and CDL Endorsement Test Info, from

  • Commercial Driver Education
    2009 Minnesota CDL Course, from
    -Minnesota CDL Exam Information

    Drivers Manual

  • Drivers Education Book Couse, for homeschool

  • Minnesot a Drivers License, fees and info

  • Class B License
    "A Class B license, with necessary endorsements, allows the holder to operate all class C and D vehicles and all other single-unit vehicles. " Minnesota CDL Course
    Minnesota CDL Exam Info
    Minnesota CDL Test Requirements and CDL Endorsement Test Info, from test questions and answers (practice test)
    Unofficial Guide to DMV, search
  • Driver's License Manual - Class D
  • Online Drivers License Study Guide
  • Practice Test

  • Languages:
    Chinese manual and test?
    Minnesota DPS written test
    "Group practice permit test package discounts are available for high schools and driving schools. Help students practice for the Minnesota DPS drivers permit test! To find out more about our driving practice tests, call 1-888-651-2886. ...
    Drivers practice permit tests in English, Spanish, or Chinese"

    The Spanish Driver’s Manual and the other manuals can also be downloaded from
    *referred by Get Your Stuff Together

    ] Driving

  • Roundabouts coming to intersections near you by Dan Olson, Minnesota Public Radio March 13, 2006

  • Traffic Roundabouts Explained The key? Don't stop or merge -- yield Published : Thursday, 12 Feb 2009, 5:58 PM CST Tim Blotz

  • 'Federal studies have shown that roundabouts drop the number of overall crashes by 35 percent, and the number of injury crashes by 76 percent. So what's happening here? "


    -Car Shows

  • Twin Cities Auto Show, at Minneapolis Convention Center (March 06')
  • Fergus Falls 29th Annual Car Show & Swap Meet Car Corral
  • Forgeigners


  • Foreign Driver's License Holders - Minnesota ,

  • "International visitors who want to be able to drive during their stay in Minnesota should be aware of state-specific traffic rules and road signs. If you are coming to Minnesota for a short visit and are not planning to work in the state you can use your international license for driving and identification purposes. However, if you take employment in the state or meet the requirements of Minnesota residency, you will be required to surrender your current license and apply for a new Minnesota driver's license at a DPS office. Depending on the country that issued your license, you may be required to take additional written and driving tests before you can receive a valid Minnesota driver's license. The written test will assess your knowledge of traffic regulations and road signs and may include state-specific information. To find out if any tests can be waived, please call a Department of Public Safety office. offers a comprehensive guide for all newcomers and visitors who want to get an update on driving regulations in the United States The course provides extensive information on vital issues such as licensing and vehicle registration. Moreover, the course prepares you for the DPS written examination. And the greatest thing of all - you can take the course from your home country, before you come to the United States. All materials are provided online, so you can take the course from the comfort of your home and be fully prepared when you actually get out on the road....



  • All State

  • Agent Name: Gregersen Agency
    Address: 1116 Broadway
    City: Alexandria
    State: Minnesota
    Zip: 56308
    Phone Number: 320-763-3103

    Cars Helping People (Star Tribune Ad in 12/26/04)

    Repair Shops


    -St. Paul

    Tuan Auto Repair 1459 University Ave W [between Snelling Ave. & Hamline Ave.], Saint Paul, MN 55104 651-646-2700


  • Discount Tire

  • 1350 University Ave West
    Saint Paul, MN 55104
    Get directions
    (651) 641-8916



  • Mechanic crushed by truck axle rescued by angels By Mark Ellis Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service Wednesday, June 6, 2012

  • "WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN (ANS) -- He was underneath a Peterbilt logging truck’s engine when the jack gave way, and 10,000 pounds crushed his body to within an inch of the cement floor. In his near-fatal experience he watched two angels tend to his body as he miraculously came back from the edge of death.
    I traveled around Wisconsin doing on-site repairs on diesel engines,” says Bruce Van Natta, 42. On a mild fall day, he had fixed the coolant leak on the mammoth logging truck, put his tools away and was ready to leave, when the truck’s driver asked him to look at one more thing.
    “There’s an oil seep in the front of the engine somewhere,” the man said. Bruce got on the creeper on the floor and slid under the huge chrome bumper, feet first. The truck was still running.
    “Why don’t you jump inside and shut it off,” Bruce called out. With the front wheel removed and the truck jacked up, there was barely enough room for Bruce to slip under the axle that ran from wheel to wheel.
    Bruce noticed the driver hadn’t positioned any safety equipment to support the jack – no blocking or jack stands. But Bruce had done the same thing many times himself to save time, so he wasn’t concerned.
    But as the other man hopped up in the truck’s cab to shut off the engine, he watched the huge truck shift and rock slightly. “Out of the peripheral vision in my left eye I saw movement,” Bruce says. “I turned my head just in time to see the jack wiggle around and shoot out like a rocket.”
    The leading edge under the massive engine – the truck’s axle – came down on Jack’s body like a blunt guillotine, with a crushing blow across his stomach nearly cutting him in half. It created the loudest noise Bruce had ever heard.
    “Lord help me!” Bruce cried out twice. The force of the trauma on his stomach caused blood to shoot into his throat suddenly; he coughed and spit out a large blob. He bled internally from major arteries severed in five places.
    Bruce looked at the left side of his body and saw he was only one inch thick. “I was thinner than the thickness of my spine,” he recalls. Because the axle went up at a slight angle, the axle crushed him to about two inches on the right side.
    “Call 911!” Bruce screamed. The driver went into shock when he saw Bruce’s condition. After he placed the emergency call, he grabbed the jack to hoist the truck off Bruce’s body, but the only place he could find to attach it was one of the springs near the wheel – a precarious and unstable position.
    As the engine lifted above his crushed stomach, Bruce thought it would be impossible to look this way and still be alive. It was somewhat surreal; he thought his flattened body resembled a cartoon character.
    I’m probably going to die, he thought...this will probably kill me.
    “Get me out from under the truck,” Bruce yelled, fearful the truck might fall again. But the other man refused to touch him. With three shattered vertebrae, it was not a good idea to move his body.
    Bruce reached back and grabbed the chrome bumper himself, then used all the strength he could muster. “I pulled as hard as I could and got my head out,” he "

    Immediately after that exertion, Bruce passed out. He believes he died at that moment or had a near-death experience. “I can say I died because when the medical people got there I didn’t have a pulse.”
    Then something very strange happened. “My spirit left my body and went up in the roof of the garage. My spirit was up there looking down, at perfect peace.”
    The other man knelt over Bruce’s body, crying, running his fingers through Bruce’s hair, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” he said repeatedly.
    Then looking down from above, Bruce witnessed something even more startling. “I realized there was a huge angel on either side of my body,” he says. He estimates the angels were about eight feet tall, very muscular, dressed in white robes.
    MORE .......

    Alternative Fuel

  • American Coalition for Ethanol
  • E85 Fuel
  • Backing-Up

    Learning to Drive : How to Back a Car into a Parking Spot

    "Uploaded on Nov 26, 2008 Back a car into a parking spot by pulling up past the space, checking the mirrors to make sure no one is approaching from behind, turning the wheel towards the parking space and straightening out the car before rolling back into place. Park in a spot facing outward, making sure not to hit surrounding vehicles, with instructions from a professional driving instructor in this free video on driving.
    Expert: Tony Lawrence Bio: Tony Lawrence is a professional driving instructor in Tempe, Ariz. Filmmaker: Ryan Quinn "

    Behind the Wheel

    How to Get Your License: How to Pass Your Behind the Wheel Driving Test | I

    "Published on Jun 29, 2012 - Helpful tips from the leaders in online drivers ed and drivers safety courses.
    Practice your driving and remember all the road rules and road signs. Pass your behind the wheel test the first time! For more helpful information and tips for passing your behind the wheel exam, please visit our website at
    Also, remember that you can get a 20% off on any course be being an I DRIVE SAFELY Facebook fan: "

    Buying-Purchasing a Car

    How to Buy a Used Car : Tips for Buying a Used Car

    "Learn a variety of money-saving and informative tips for buying a used car without getting taken with expert car buying advice in this free online used car video clip. "


    CDL Class B - Pretrip Inspection Help - HD High Quality

    " | The CDL Pre-trip exam can be pretty intimidating. We have created a high quality, HD video program that will help you pass your CDL class B pre-trip exam. Check out this snippet of the training video. We are so sure you will pass we guarantee it."

  • CDL Practice Test, from

  • CDL Test Overview, from

  • CDL 1

    "How to get your Commercial Driver's License. Pre-trip inspection. Bus "
    Passing your CDL Part 1/3 trainee truck drivers in Kansas

    CDL Test Interactive Quiz, from
    "This is our sample Interactive Quiz designed to help you PASS your CDL Test. This Interactive Quiz and many other unique and innovative study tips (along with questions and answers) can be found at "



  • Perfromance Chips Direct
  • Defensive Driving

    Driving Lessons : How to Drive Defensively

    "Driving defensively is all about making up for other people's mistakes and making sure to take note of what's around the car at all times. Predict what's going to happen while driving defensively with help from the manager of a driving school in this free video on driving lessons."

    Drivers Manual

    Drivers Ed : Behind the Wheel


  • Cars and Driver's Education,

  • "Going to a driving school and getting a driver's license are only the first steps to handling a motor vehicle responsibly. Here are some words that can help you learn about cars and licenses. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find such sentences."
  • Driver Education - DMV - Key Vocabulary - Important Descriptive Phrases By Kenneth Beare, Guide

  • "Key DMV Driver Education Vocabulary: Descriptive Words (Adjectives) and Phrases ..
  • Pre-Driver's education Vocabulary words ,
  • -Written
    Free Drivers Education Video - How to prepare and pass the written test (Part 1 of 4)

  • Study Guide for your Drivers Test Online
  • Passing the DMV Test

  • Written DMV Test

    "The video gives the information need to pass the written driver's test. You pass the test or your money back guaranteed! "
    *English-Spanish version for only $6.95!!
    Free Drivers Education Video - How to prepare and pass the written test (Part 1 of 4), from
    Pass Your Driving Test: Introduction, from
    Rules of the Road 7b, from
    # California Driver Manual (California Driver Handbook)
    " available in English, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese"

    -Behind the Wheel
    how to parallel park 101

    How to Pass a Driving Test : Tips for Making Turns in a Car, from
    "Learn about turning in a car with these video instructions, and where to position your hands on the wheel."-from Expert Village
    How To Parallel Park LIKE A PRO!


    Drivers Ed Tutorial/Guide

    "A guide for the game, Drivers Ed. Which can be found at"
    *see Drivers Ed Online Game


  • 10 Easy Ways to Improve Gas Mileage, Diesel Fuel Economy, Increase Horsepower, and Cut Your Service Costs in Half,

  • "10 Easy Ways to Improve Gas Mileage, Diesel Fuel Economy, Increase Horsepower, and Cut Your Service Costs in Half
    An Easy Program with Several Free Steps
    How to Improve Gas Mileage and Increase Diesel Fuel Economy
    If you want to save money on gas and get more power, you have come to the right place. The engineers at MPG Performance have combined advanced performance products and sound fuel efficiency methods into a complete program that improves gas mileage, diesel fuel economy, increases horsepower, and cuts your service costs in half.
    It starts with racing. The racing industry has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in research and development to get the most horsepower out of every drop of fuel. They have also dramatically increased efficiency in every vehicle system to increase horsepower and make the cars faster. Your car, truck or SUV has the same parts and systems as the race cars that can be made more efficient to improve gas mileage and performance.
    How Much Fuel and Power is Your Vehicle Wasting?
    Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used to move your car down the road. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline inefficiencies. - U.S. Department of Energy
    1. High Performance Air filterHigh Flow Air Filters use Military Nanofiber Technology
    This in one of the easiest fuel efficiency and performance modifications you can do and usually takes less that 10 minutes. Standard air filters can become clogged and restrict airflow after only a few thousand miles and reduce your gas mileage and power by as much as 10%. High performance air filters have less restriction to air flow which increases fuel efficiency and horsepower. There are many on the market that do this but most have a serious flaw: they are poor air filters and allow a lot of dirt into your engine. Our AMSOIL air filters use military technology to increase air flow and provide unsurpassed filtration.
    2. Fuel System Cleaners
    Your engine needs clean fuel injectors, valves, and combustion chambers to produce maximum fuel economy and performance. But burning gasoline and diesel fuel leaves deposits that clog fuel injectors, fuel filters, and emission systems. In addition, combustion deposits build up on valves, pistons and ports. This results in less efficient combustion, reduced horsepower, and wasted energy. Regular cleaning or your fuel injection system and combustion chambers is a cheap, easy way to increases gas mileage and performance.
    High Performance Synthetic Motor Oil Increases Horsepower and Gas Mileage3. The Best Synthetic Motor Oil
    Another way that your engine wastes energy is by the friction between all of those moving metal parts in your engine that are spinning and sliding at incredible speeds. Conventional motor oils break down quickly, get thicker, and make it harder for your engine to move it's pistons, valves, cams, and gears.
    AMSOIL, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world's first API qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. They have more experience than anyone else.
    AMSOIL engineers their synthetic oils to produce more power, get better gas mileage, and last longer that any other motor oil period.
    Many AMSOIL synthetic motor oils last up to 25,000 miles which will save you a lot of money on oil changes. For maximum performance, better gas mileage, and saving you money, this is the best synthetic motor oil you can get.
    4. Correct Tire Pressure
    This is one of easiest and free ways to improve gas mileage yet is often the most neglected maintenance item. Correct tire pressure is critical for good gas mileage, vehicle handling, and safety. Keeping your tires properly inflated will improve your gas mileage by reducing rolling resistance. But what is the right pressure to use and what is the only time you should check it?
    NGK Iridium Spark Plugs and Wires Deliver Maximum Performance and Fuel Economy
    5. High Performance Spark Plugs
    Power and efficiency in gasoline engines depends on consistently strong sparks. The intense heat of combustion degrades the performance of standard spark plugs causing reduced power and fuel economy. They will still spark after 10,000 miles, but it will be less intense and cause incomplete fuel combustion which wastes energy.
    NGK is the world leader in spark plugs and spark plug wires and makes some of the highest performance ones available, covering nearly every type of vehicle. NGK has been producing world class products since 1936 and has dominated the world market.
    6. Fuel Efficient DrivingDriving in Heavy Traffic cuts you fuel economy in half. This step only requires a little thought and your right foot to save you a lot of money. And it is free. How you drive has a huge effect on your gas mileage and there are some very simple ways to make big improvements. 7-8. Reducing Drive Train Energy Losses Your transmission and differentials are another place where energy is wasted through heat created by friction. Iron and steel gears rubbing together under high loads consumes power and fuel. By installing the best low friction synthetic oils you can cut these losses significantly and dramatically reduce wear at the same time. These oils also last longer -up to 100,000 miles in cars and trucks. This means lower maintenance costs. The sections on Synthetic ATF, Manual Transmission Oil and Synthetic Gear Oil show you what works best. 9. Auto Repair and Tune Up You probably know this one but the miles go by so quickly when you are busy. To keep your vehicle fuel efficient, safe, and running at its best, you need to give it regular maintenance. Many engine parts loose efficiency over time as they wear and get dirty. In addition, modern engines have a lot of complex emission controls and sensors that can go bad and reduce your gas mileage and performance. If your check engine light is on, then you need to take it in. No one enjoys paying for auto repairs, but you will pay for it at the gas station if you don't get it repaired. So take care of any problems and get your brakes and tires checked while its there. Good brakes and tires are very important safety items that can help you avoid an accident. 10. Free Ways to Improve Gas MileageTop Tier Fuel is the Best. Here are 7 more free and easy ways to increase your gas mileage and save money. You will be surprised at how simple some of these are. Your Actual Performance and Gas Mileage The key to achieving maximum performance and gas mileage is to add up many small improvements without neglecting any major ones. How Much Can You Improve Performance and Gas Mileage? Most of these steps can increase your gas mileage and/or horsepower by two to five percent, and some up to 10% (there is no gas pill, magnet, or magic device that will produce large mileage increases). You may not notice a single small increase, but you will feel it when many small improvements are added together. Example: 3% + 2% + 4% +3% + 5% + 2% + 3% + 4% = 26%! And that included only eight of the ten steps as your car may not need them all.
    Good for the Environment
    This gas saving program also helps the environment. It will reduce your vehicle's exhaust emissions and pollution which can help fight global warming.
    Please remember when checking your gas mileage that it can vary substantially from one tank to the next. Your gas mileage is affected by traffic flow, your driving habits, your driving speed, the mechanical conditional of your vehicle, the load you are carrying, tire pressures, air temperature, altitude, the weather, and the quality of the fuel in your tank.
    To obtain good MPG values check your gas mileage by averaging the results from three to five tanks of gas. Your mileage results will vary for each vehicle and driver combination (a lead footed driver can quickly reduce the number or miles that you will get from a tank of gas). ..


  • random stalling when coming to a stop or slowing down Asked by mrc1128 Dec 18, 2009 at 10:08 AM about the 1999 Toyota Camry XLE

  • " Question type: Maintenance & Repair
    At random times - once a week when I am coming to a stop or slowing down in traffic (when it's below 1 rpm) the car will just stall. It starts up o.k., and then will be fine the rest of the day. I've had it to my mechanic 4 times and to Toyota dealer once. No one can figure out what's wrong. Quite scary since I lose all power, brakes and all when it stalls!! Help!!

    johnkerr answered 2 months ago clean the throatlebody
    How to Clean the Throttle Body of your Car

    "Learn how to clean the throttle body of your car. For more info, please visit:"
    "..The effects of "stop and go" motoring and given time, under normal motoring conditions (15000mls/25000km) it is not uncommon the experience uneven and lumpy engine idling (tick over), hesitation under acceleration, reduced fuel economy, and the production environmentally damaging exhaust emissions. This is due to residue within the fuel system often due to presence of water in the fuel tank and a buildup of carbon deposits the engines fuel injectors.
    Full Throttle presents a range of Fuel tank and Fuel injector cleaners, some for the professional installer and then those pour in products for the DIY buyer. To help remove water in the fuel system, clean the fuel lines and injectors and help restore fuel economy to its optimum and bring back that new car feel. ..

    3-Step Fuel System Maintenance Kit


    Automotive Transmission Specialists

    'ESL students: Please watch and listen to the skills and experience you need to work with cars and customers."

  • Auto Mechanic: Common Car Repairs, from
  • Automobile Vocabulary, from
  • Car Repairs, from
  • Financial-Budget

    Auto Expense - Today's Christian Videos

    "Posted By spiritbread about a year ago More videos from this user The expense of owning an automobile is tremendous. It's good to know that God's expenses never change. "


    *click the picture above for more pics
    {Photos by}

    Invention of the Automobile documentary clip

    "This is a clip from a documentary that aired in the late 1990's and may prove helpful to people who don't really understand where the car originated from. The documentary leaves out some key milestones, like the first 3-wheeled Diamler of the late 1800's, but is accurate overall. There's also a section on horse and carriage traffic and the start of the used car business."
    The History of Automobiles — Bob Shaver


    The Ford Motor Company: Moving America Proudly Since 1903 ( Brief History )


  • Answer Financial

  • -Agents
    Progressive Insurance, Personal

    Save Money on Your Car Insurance!

    "An expert and Muffin explain how to save money when you buy automobile insurance.
    Tips for Saving Money on Automobile Insurance (auto insurance or car insurance::
    1) Raise your deductible
    2) Drop your some coverage if you have an older car
    3) Comparison shop
    4) Drive Safely
    5) Good credit score
    6) Check insurance costs before you buy a car "

  • Auto Insurance Tips- How to Shop for Car Insurance By Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor and Erin Riches, Senior Content Editor ,

  • "...Before you can shop for something, you have to decide what you need. The first step in finding the right auto insurance for you is to figure out the amount of coverage you need. This varies from state to state. So take a moment to find out what coverage is required where you live. Make a list of the different types of coverage and then return for the next step. ...
  • Shopping For Car Insurance Being a Smart Shopper By Scott Reeves, of (from

  • "...Your age, driving history, and, in some cases, your educational level will affect your insurance rates. In general, a well-educated middle-aged driver with a clean DMV record will pay less than a teen-ager or college kid and young women will pay less than young men for the same coverage because the risk is lower..."
  • Shopping for auto insurance- After a crash is too late to find out if your insurance policy is good enough. Here's how to buy the right coverage now. By MSN Autos

  • "Savvy shopping for insurance requires a little more effort than many people tend to give it. Too many consumers simply grab the first price they come across or accept routine rate increases without digging further for a better deal. It is important to compare not only the price but the coverage and exclusions among carriers...."
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  • "... is the Internet's most popular comparison insurance website! Since 1989, we've connected over 20 million people to the web's largest network of insurance agents. .."
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  • Richfield Man Called A Hero After Miracle Rescue, Jul 15, 2010 10:26 pm US/Central

  • "(WCCO) "All of the sudden my boss Shawn turns to me and says, 'oh my gosh, look at that plume of smoke from that vehicle ahead,'" said Weismann.
    A Minnesota man risked his own life to save a complete stranger. Jason Weismann of Richfield and his friend were driving along Interstate 80 near Des Moines, Iowa when they came upon an accident. At first it appeared to be a fiery, semi-crash. But they soon found out there was more there than met the eye.
    "All of the sudden my boss Shawn turns to me and says, 'oh my gosh, look at that plume of smoke from that vehicle ahead,'" said Weismann.
    The plume of smoke was coming from a semi-truck that had been hauling a trailer full of motorcycles. But as Weismann got out of his vehicle and took a closer look, he noticed something else.
    "Hidden behind this -- sandwiched in -- is this car. The thing that's messing me up is you could see maybe two inches inside the cab," said Weismann.
    But that is all Weismann needed to see. While others ran away from the thick smoke and raging flames coming from the semi, Jason ran towards the vehicle hidden behind it. And when he looked inside- what he saw almost made his heart stop.
    "All you can see is flames and smoke and this poor lady screaming, 'please help me get out of here. Please don't leave me," said Weismann.
    The woman inside was four months pregnant and parts of her body were on fire. So, Weismann reached through a small opening in the back. Then he grabbed her arms, said a prayer, and pleaded to the woman not to give up.
    "I just said to myself, if this was my fiancé or if this was my daughter, I have to get her out of there. I have to get her out," said Weismann.
    After a long struggle, he finally got the woman out. Seconds later, the motorcycles on the trailer began to explode.
    "Had everything not been just perfect. Had the timing been a little bit late, had the cabin been a little more crunched, had the window not been open just enough, she would have burned to death," said Weismann.
    Weismann said he got a chance to talk with the woman on the phone Thursday and she thanked him and everyone else that helped her.
    She is in intensive care with severe burns at a University of Iowa hospital, but both she and the baby are expected to be OK. "



    William Booth Evangelism Preacher

    "Video of actual footage showing William Booth riding in these new inventions called 'Automobiles', to further his campaign for Christ. The audio is all the recordings of all movies and recordings found of William Booth..."


    Seeing Cars And Angels - Prophetic Speed Painting

    "Seeing Cars And Angels' A prophetic speed painting of a word received for the week beginning the 16th Nov 2008."
    *see Seeing Jesus


  • The mechanic's Car Maintenance Schedule, from

  • -Brakes
    Putting the Caliper Back on After Changing Brake Pads

    Putting the Caliper Back on After Changing Brake Pads -- powered by ehow

    -Spark Plugs:
    Replacing Spark Plugs in a 2000 Toyota Corolla 1 if 3

    Replacing Spark Plugs in a 2000 Toyota Corolla Part 2 of 3

    Replacing Spark Plugs in a 2000 Toyota Corolla Part 3 of 3

  • How to Replace the Spark Plugs in a 2000 Toyota Corolla By Eric Grosso, eHow Contributor updated December 16, 2010

  • "Replacing the spark plugs is one of the simplest vehicle maintenance procedures that can be performed by most vehicle owners. Correctly-operating spark plugs will ensure the timing and ignition systems are running properly. The spark plugs should be checked every 30,000 miles or 24 months. After purchasing the replacement spark plugs, have the store clerk check the gap in each spark before leaving the store. The correct gap for a 2000 Toyota Corolla is 0.043 inches. ..
    Auto Repair: Replacing Spark Plugs

    *do this when the engine is cool!
    Tools: Sockets Set, 5/8 Extended socket, vaccuum hose, spark plug gapper, spark plug thread chaser, spark plug wire-puller, thread chaser,
    Spark plugs, dielelectric tune-up grease, Anti-seese compound, gaping specfications, etc..

    -Transmission Fluid
    Follow this car maintenance schedule and make your car last longer, get MORE out of your vehicle and put MONEY in YOUR POCKET. Auto Repair: Car Maintenace Tips From Your Mechanic : How to Check Your Transmission Fluid: Auto Repair & Maintenance Tips

    "Learn how to check your cars transmission fluid in this free auto repair & maintenance video. Get techniques for diy automotive work. "
    Checking Car Auto Transmission Fluid, from
    How to Check Your Transmission Fluid in a Vehicle , from
    *radiator flush, etc...

  • How To Change Your Transmission Fluid By Joshua Murphy from

  • ".. Transmission fluid is required to lubricate and cool the transmission components. If you want your transmission to last for a long time, then you are going to have to change the fluid and filter at regular intervals. Old, worn-out fluid doesn't work as well, and clogged filters are much less efficient. New transmission fluid is bright red. Old transmission fluid is a much darker red--almost black.
    Automatic transmission fluid and filters should be changed every 15,000 to 30,000 miles (or every 2 years) as part of your basic car maintenance. It's important to change both the filter and the fluid at each interval. Don't wait until the transmission begins to slip. By then it may be too late and serious damage may have already occurred.
    1. Preparation: Go buy the correct transmission fluid at an auto supply store. Your owner's manual should indicate the correct type of fluid for your car . ..

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  • Wheel Bearing Replacement Cost,

  • If average wheel bearing replacement cost is what you are looking for, this article will give you an estimate. Along the way, you will also know about the causes, that may lead to wheel bearing replacement and the precautions one could take to prevent it.
    "How Does a Car Wheel Bearing Work? Wheel bearings are car parts that bear the brunt of friction between the wheel axle and the wheel, so that, the wheel rotation is smooth. Wheels rotate at a very rapid pace and if there wasn't for a wheel bearing, it would be a very bumpy ride indeed! The wheel bearings are a buffer between a metal to metal contact surface, which prolongs the life of the axle and the wheel. Friction and heat are the bane of moving machine parts in contact with each other. A large part of design effort goes in to reducing this damaging friction through lubrication and buffers like wheel bearings. The wheel bearing is a slotted disk with ball bearings placed inside, which roll and enable the movement of the wheel while reducing friction. It is absolutely essential, that you keep the wheel bearing greased and repacked regularly. Wheel bearings are like the bone cushioning between our knee joints, they keep the movement smooth. The greasing job could be done once every two years or after a 23,000 mile running of the vehicle. Since, there are two pair of wheels (two front and two rear), this task is quadrupled. If you hear a roaring or screeching sound when the car wheels are rolling, it's time to get the wheel bearings checked out! Do not ignore wheel bearing replacement as it may lead to major car repairs later. ...
    Wheel Bearing maintenance how to


    Replacing Front Brake Pads- Rotors on my 2000 Toyota Corolla CE

    "Apply BG (e.g. Stop Squeal) or .."
    How to Replace Brakes - Brake Pads and Rotors

  • How Brake Calipers Work by Christopher Lampton

  • "...In a disc-braking system the car's wheels are attached to metal discs, or rotors, that spin along with the wheels. The job of the caliper is to slow the car's wheels by creating friction with the rotors.
    The brake caliper fits over the rotor like a clamp. Inside each caliper is a pair of metal plates bonded with friction material -- these are called brake pads. The outboard brake pads are on the outside of the rotors (toward the curb) and the inboard brake pads on the inside (toward the vehicle). When you step on the brake, brake fluid from the master cylinder creates hydraulic pressure on one or more pistons in the brake caliper, forcing the pads against the rotor. The brake pads have high-friction surfaces and serve to slow the rotor down or even bring it to a complete halt. When the rotor slows or stops, so does the wheel, because they're attached to one another. ..

  • ,a href="">How to Replace a Caliper in a Toyota Corolla ,

  • ""
    How to Replace a Caliper in a Toyota Corolla eHow Cars Editor

    "...When replacing a brake caliper in a Toyota Corolla, pay special attention to the pin bolts holding the caliper in place. The sliding pins may not stay in place during removal, and you may need to hold them in place. Check with your mechanic or another auto expert before performing major service on your Corolla or other cars. ..
    How To Replace Disc Brake Calipers


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  • " is a charity that removes red tape to give those that have a need for a car to better their life." Car Ministry Donation #4

    "...This car was donated at University Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.."



    Disney/Pixar Cars Official Movie Trailer HD


    Talladega Nights - Prayer to Baby Jesus

    *see Prayer-needs, reports, requests, testimonies, etc.. & Sports: Auto Racing
    *ok..this might be funny for some folks, but feel free to stop early before the video clip finishes-just a warning!


  • What Would Jesus Drive?,

  • NBC Nightly News - What Would Jesus Drive?

    "Tom Brokaw and NBC Nightly News explore the great unanswered question of our modern times: What would Jesus drive? (OK, maybe it's not, but it shows how an issue can arise out of nowhere to become a PR headache for an organization)"


    Cars-Jesus take the wheel



  • How to Change an Alternator: Video Series,

  • "Having trouble with your battery or alternator? Save money and time and learn how to change an alternator with expert auto maintenance tips in this free car repair video series.
    There are 14 videos in this series:..

    Disconnecting the Battery from the Alternator

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  • Parts of An Alternator and How They Work, from

  • "..The housing of the alternator is usually made of aluminum. The housing is made with bolt holes, so the alternator can be attached to the vehicle. The internal parts are made up of a iron core called the strator. This core is surrounded by thousands of copper wires that are electrified by a rotor spinning inside these copper wires. This creates a magnetic field and AC current. Since vehicles need a DC current, there needs to be a part that converts AC to DC. That part is called a diode pack and it allows the current to flow in one direction. From there, the current is sent to a voltage regulator, which regulates how much voltage is sent to the battery. This is where the power comes from to keep our battery charged. ..
  • How To Remove and Install Alternators and Starters, from

  • " -----------------------------------------
    Getting Started
    Removing the Alternator
    Disconnect battery ground cable
    Remove the ground wire (black) from the alternator
    Disconnect the positive wire (red wire held on by a retaining nut) from the back of the alternator...


    Replacing Passenger Side Mirror (September 2012)


    Paint Touch Up System: Deep Scratch Repair

  • How to Get Rid of Car Scratches, from

  • "..Use a touch up paint to cover the area of the scratch. Follow its particular instructions carefully. Using a soft brush, carefully apply the paint on the area of the damage. ....
  • How To Get Rid of Car Scratches November 20th, 2008 by admin

  • "...Get Rid of Car Scratches
    The severity of the scratch will determine whether you can remove it yourself will have to bring it to professionals. In any case, if you want to get rid of your car's scratches, here are some tips you can try out:
    # Distinguish whether it's a scratch or a mark. You don't need any fancy equipment to distinguish one from the other. A fingernail drawn to the surface at a 90-degree angle to the defect will immediately tell you whether it's gouged into the paint or sitting on top of it. If it's just a mark, then an aerosol tar or an adhesive remover will take care of it with no problems at all. Stubborn marks can often be removed with lacquer thinner or a rage dipped in acetone . If it's a scratch, then you will have to treat it using the following tips for scratches.
    # Paint over the scratch. If the scratch is just small enough, you can do the painting yourself and save money. First, wash the area with mild laundry detergent so you can remove any wax or coatings that may otherwise affect the paint you will apply. Then, carefully sand along the scratch using fine-grained sandpaper. The goal is to sand down to the level of the scratch without sanding through the next layer. Then, using a soft brush, blow away all the dust from the sanding.
    Use masking tape or paper to isolate the scratch. Leave about an inch or so of working room...

  • Toyota Touch Up Paint

  • You are here: PaintScratch Touch Up Paint >> Car Paint >> Toyota Paint
    " How To Repair Damaged Toyota Paint With Toyota Touch Up Paint By following these Toyota paint repair directions, you can make your Toyota paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Toyota spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint. 1. Prepare Your Toyota for Touch Up Paint Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Toyota with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Toyota paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint. 2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Toyota Touch Up Paint Remove all traces of rust from your Toyota with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Toyota. 3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Toyota If you have an unpainted surface on your Toyota, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Toyota touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Toyota paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Toyota at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Toyota touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Toyota paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper. 4. How to Apply Toyota Touch Up Paint You are now ready to apply Toyota touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Toyota touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Toyota paint dry for ten to twenty minutes between coats. After the final coat, let the paint dry thoroughly before applying a clearcoat layer. Usually if you let the Toyota paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Toyota touch up paint to dry. 5. Protect Repaired Toyota Paint with Clearcoat Make sure the Toyota touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Toyota paint, drying for ten to twenty minutes between each coat. Let the clearcoat dry overnight, or longer if temperatures are less than 70 degrees F. 6. Use Rubbing Compound to Make Your Toyota Paint Shine Rubbing compound will help your Toyota touch up paint repair become smooth and shiny like the original paint. Let the clearcoat dry for at least three days, then use rubbing compound on your Toyota. Apply rubbing compound to your Toyota paint with a clean, soft cloth like an old tee shirt, but not wood products like paper towels. Place a small quantity of rubbing compound on the area where you applied Toyota touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Toyota touch up paint results, let your Toyota's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax. "
    Car Damage Repair (Part 1)

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    Oops! Stain Remover , Price: $7.95
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    Removing Deep Scratches By Hand (Глубоко удаления царапин)

    How To Use Meguiar's 2010 NEW Rubbing and Polishing Compound
    Meguiars Clear Coat Safe Polishing Compound,
    "... is a hand-applied polish for light scratches and hazing. Restore the shine to all types of paint with the most responsive, user-friendly detailing tool you have - your hands...
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    9200 CLEAR COAT SEALANT Clear Coat Sealant,
    "... is similar to Stereo Glaze #2 with the addition of PTFE. This adds to the overall effectiveness of the formulation and substantially increases the depth of shine and the durability of the polymer film. "



    How to drive in Ice and Snow

    "Uploaded on Nov 16, 2009 Winter driving can be intimidating. These helpful driving tips deal with the challenges presented by ice and snow. If you have never driven a car in cold conditions, then check out this lesson from the experts at! "


    -Auto Racing

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    Dukes Of Hazzard "General Lee"

    " Train Town Video Productions presents another video created using clips from the Dukes Of Hazzard. Featuring Johnny Cash's "General Lee" song. This Video is our most popular video of them all"
    Knight Rider Tribute Video

    "My first Knight Rider VideoClip ^^ Enjoy... Mein erster Knight Rider Videoclip ^^" New Knight Rider 2008 commercial - car tells about itself

    'The new NBC show, a 2008 version of Knight Rider using a Mustang, has a commercial where the car talks about what it has & can do. "


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    -rental cars Saving Money While Getting Better Car Rentals

    "More car rental tips... When it comes to renting cars, there are a lot of things that the rental companies do to try and 'ding' you on the price, car and fees. Here's what you need to know to make sure your next car rental goes more smoothly. "
    Sample trip to Chicago:
    Enterprise $15.62/day for 3 days (weekend) $54.62 (Dodge Neon-economy)
    National Car Rental $77.85 (Chevy Aveo-economy)
    Alamo $97
    Budget $100


  • Eight Facts About Warming Up Your Car in Winter Buzz Up! By Jim Motavalli

  • "He says, "You don't really need to idle your car, because of the efficiency of modern fuel injection, which eliminated carburetors and chokes. The only reason to let the car idle at all is to get the oil circulating, but after 30 seconds that's a done deal. My truck has 150,000 miles on it, and I just throw it into gear and go."

    Here are some quick facts and tips that should put the idling question to rest:
    1. Driving warms the car faster than idling
    If your concern is not the health of the car, but simply your own creature comforts, Bob Aldrich of the California Energy Commission points out that "idling is not actually an effective way to warm up a car — it warms up faster if you just drive it." ......


    Alternative Fuel

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  • Driving

    How to deal with roundabouts: Driver training for Indians

    "Like driving on wrong side of road, often drivers in India cut across rather than go around a roundabout. Much of this is due to lack of know how about how to deal with roundabouts. This video aims to enhance road safety in India by offering video-animation combination covering the 5 rules that help deal with roundabouts effectively."
    Modern Roundabout Time Lapse Hamilton Ontario,
    "This is a time lapse of a roundabout in Hamilton, Ontario (thanks to the live cam available at It went from 16:40-18:01 and is condensed into 10 minutes. Enjoy!
    Modern roundabouts, when compared to traffic lights and stop signs, have less delays, higher capacity, safer for cars and pedestrians(up to 90-100% reduction in fatal accidents), no Vegas style lighting from traffic lights all over the place, allows for a much smoother traffic flow where stopping rarely happens because it eliminates the hurry up and wait system (traffic lights promote aggressive driving), much more beautiful to look at, and allow for narrower roads to hold higher volumes of traffic because the intersections are now much more efficient. "

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