Learn The Car Tricks You See In The Movies

The majority of the time we aim at specifically encouraging safe driving practices but every now and then it doesn’t harm to have a little bit of fun. The following piece is for information purposes only and we are in no way to be held responsible for any damage to your car, anybody else’s car or property.
There, that’s the boring part over with; now let’s take a look at some fabulous car tricks which you could have in your repertoire with just a little bit of practice and are sure to impress your pals. These tricks are seriously cool . . .
Cadence Breaking
This is not only a cool trick but also the safest way to stop if you’re being chased through the icy streets by a gang of terrorists. This is actually taught on advanced driving courses and involves slamming on your brakes . . . then releasing them . . . . then pumping hard again . . . . rinsing and repeating until you stop.

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The Donut
This is probably the most well known of all driving tricks and will have been practiced (but rarely perfected) by many teenager drivers who have managed to escape with their Dads car for the afternoon. It’s really rotating the front or the rear of the car around the opposite wheels and leaves a terrific circular rubber mark on the surface of the road. Remember that if your parents’ car gets wrecked then you’ll have to live with the consequences.

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Ski-ing
Health Warning – this should only ever be attempted if you happen to be a fictional action hero who can’t die.
This involves driving a car along balancing on one side with two wheels (you’ll need to go over a ramp to get the lift) then standing on the raised side of the car while waving to crowds of adoring fans.

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J-Turn
This is a favorite trick which you will no doubt have seen in countless movies where the stunt drivers make it look oh so easy . . . but easy it ain’t. Basically the move involves reversing rapidly in a straight line before quickly turning the wheel in one direction, locking the front wheels with the foot brake and continuing quickly in the same direction, except this time going forwards. If you intend trying to do this you’re going to need a lot of wide open space, in fact scratch that – don’t try it at all.
Trail Braking
Racing drivers do this a lot, well, the good ones anyhow. It involves using your brakes past the entrance of a corner which transfers the weight into the front tires increasing traction and reducing under-steer. Unless you are a top caliber racing driver you should leave this to the professionals, no, seriously, don’t try this one at home.
Handbrake / Parking Brake Turn
This is another great way to escape if you’re in a high speed car chase. What you need to do is to use the park brake while driving which locks up the rear wheels whilst turning the wheel to transfer weight towards the outer rims of the tires which will make the car slide sidewards and allow you to make sharp turns without slowing down.
Okay, that’s just a teaser, now let’s settle down and speak sense for a moment. They’ve got some terrific motors for sale at chrysler san juan capistrano but definitely no room in the car lot to practice an of these incredibly dangerous maneuvers.
Check them out at www.ocauto.com but remember – drive safely.

Petrol prices hit three-year low

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Low petrol prices are easing pressure on drivers faced with an actual-terms dip in earnings according to new research.

The AA found that petrol costs are at a three-year low while diesel prices have not been as low since July 2012.

Inflation has seen a typical two percent a year boost in earnings create an overall eight per cent decrease between 2009 and 2013, meaning that households are left with less money.

Wages are now at 2002 levels, once inflation has been included.

Petrol averaged 129.46p a litre

Around the forecourt, petrol prices averaged 129.46p a litre in mid March in comparison to 129.63p in mid February.

A year ago, the price was much greater, at 138.42p a litre.

Meanwhile, the average diesel price was 136.59p a litre in mid March in comparison with 137.02p last month. A year ago diesel was 145.24p a litre on average.

This week’s Budget announcement saw Chancellor George Osborne freeze fuel duty.

Fuel duty freeze

A number of other European countries, including France, Holland, Italy and Sweden, have seen increases in fuel duty.

According to the AA, there has additionally been a slight boost in the number of UK petrol stations.

The recent figures will act as a boost to the industry, though for many years, petrol stations have been around the decline in britain.

The recent weather has also been kinder to both fuel and drivers retailers, with better conditions seen compared to the extreme cold and high snow of March 2013.

Business difficult for fuel retailers

AA president Edmund King said: Appalling weather up until 10 days ago will have reduced car fuel and make use of consumption.

However, official figures on inflation-hit earnings reveal a more persistent dark cloud hanging over the ability of UK drivers to use their cars. This is certainly clearly making business a hardship on fuel retailers too.

Nationally, the cheapest location to find petrol is Yorkshire and Humberside, where the the normal price in the pump is 129.1p per litre.

It is still the most costly region, though northern Ireland has fallen below 130p per litre like the remainder of the country.

London and the West Midlands will be the cheapest for diesel, which happens to be selling at an average of 136.3p a litre. Scotland has the most costly diesel, at 137.3p.