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Your Car Warm and Ready in Freezing Weather?
Remote Starter Wins 2004 Innovations Award at Consumer
Calif., Jan. 16 -- When the weather outside is frightful, you
donít have to go outside in it to start your car and warm it up,
thanks to the 2-Way Viper 791XV Remote Start/Security system with
Responder Technology. Developed by Directed Electronics, the Remote
Start system allows consumers to prewarm their vehicles by remote
control from the comfort of their home or office.
They simply push a button on their keychain remote and their
up, while their climate control system warms up the cabin and the
defroster de-ices their windshield.
system won the prestigious Innovations Award, given jointly by the
Consumer Electronics Association and the Industrial Designers
Society of America.
Basic Tips for Driving in Rough Winter Weather
Va., Jan. 16 --The AIADA (American International Automobile Dealers
Association) has some tips for you when it comes to safe winter
1. Get a
your car is due for scheduled maintenance or just needs a tune-up,
do it now. 2.Check
the battery. Cold
temperatures reduce a battery's storage capacity,
and the more frigid the temperature, the more power your engine
needs to start. 3.
Check your tires.
Tire pressure drops about one pound per square inch PSI) for
every 10-degree shift in temperature.
Change your oil.
Motor oil tends to thicken in cold temperatures, meaning your
engine has to work harder.
5. Keep the tank full.
If you get stranded, the last thing you want to do is worry
about conserving gas, your only source of heat.
Owners of America Call on the Attorney General To Take Action
Jan. 16-- Sport Utility Vehicle Owners of America (SUVOA) called on
Attorney General John Ashcroft and Secretary of Homeland Security
Tom Ridge to step up intelligence and federal enforcement action
against The Earth Liberation Front. (ELF)
militant domestic environmental group that has taken responsibility
for destroying sport utility vehicles (SUVs) at a Santa Fe, NM Land
Rover dealership, and U.S. Forest Service construction equipment, is
considered the Number One domestic terrorism priority by the FBI,
who is offering up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest
and conviction of those responsible for the vandalism to the Santa
Fe Land Rover dealership.
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