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Should I stop the engine, on a daily short trip?

I have a Nissan Xtrail, 2.0 Diesel with DPF. My routine is like this: During the week, 3 or 4 days I drop my kid to the kindergarten, then leave the car at home and take the bus. Thursday and/or ...
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Does putting your car in park during extended stops during trips prevent transmission from overheating?

We've all been there, waiting on a train at a railroad crossing, or stuck in a traffic jam that doesn't appear to be going anywhere for awhile. Well transmissions are designed to my understanding for ...
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Why does the rear of my vehicle sink when I apply the handbrake on a downward gradient?

This is something that I've always wondered. I'm no mechanic (web developer, actually) with very basic knowledge of vehicle mechanics so I can only guess at something like brake pipe pressure being ...
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Brake have failed. Alternative means of braking [closed]

My brakes on my car have failed. I cannot afford to replace them anytime soon. Is a acceptable to stop a car by putting the car into reverse gear, giving it some gas so it does not stall, and then ...
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IMPULSE Momentum theorem and stopping time of a car [closed]

Can we apply impulse momentum theorem for calculating stopping time of car?
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Single “thunk” sound when coming to a stop

Vehicles: 1996 Dodge Intrepid, 350,000km, 3.3L V6, 4-speed automatic 2000 Ford Windstar, 168,000km, 3.8L V6, 4-speed automatic Symptoms: I've seen this on 2 vehicles now (the 2 above). When slowing ...
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How to correct brake pedal click from the interlock solenoid on a Nissan Titan

I'm familiar with a known issue on the Nissan Titan regarding clicking/popping from the shifters located in the center console. When coming to a stop you can hear a distinct clicking sound. After ...
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How would you stop if the ignition switch failed while driving?

A link posted in this answer describes a potential engineering flaw in GM ignition switches that can result in a car losing power while driving, and accidents where airbags do not deploy. I drive a ...
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Manual Transmission - Why Can't I leave in gear at Light

Everywhere I read, people say to shift into neutral at a light, and some say just to hold the clutch in which I understand unnecessarily wears the throw out bearing. Why can you not just shift to ...
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Most reliable way to stop an automatic with a stuck throttle

I was thinking about a recent question here as well as that 2009 Toyota incident. I'm not particularly paranoid of this happening, as it's highly unlikely, but I do like to mentally run through sticky ...
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Proper way to stop auto transmission car

I'm just having my first auto transmission car, with press to start button. How I start the car Press the brake pedal Press the "press to start" button to turn on engine Move gear from "P" to "R" (...