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Purchasing a newer car from a maintenance perspective [closed]

First of all this question is not necessarily about any specific brand or model, but it is a general question based on the progression of cars I've seen over the years. And I'm not a car expert. We'...
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What advances in material technology, have made serpentine belts last longer?

This article on serpentine belts says: "Vehicle manufacturers recommend inspection and replacement of the serpentine belt between 60k and 90k miles. Advances in material technology allow some ...
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Why weren't technologically crude systems (e.g. backup cameras, blind spot monitors) offered far earlier? [closed]

My 77 y.o. grandma recently rented a 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, and was bedazzled by its Rotary Dial Shifter (rather than the Gear Shift Lever) and the Electronic Handbrake Switch (see below). She's not ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using lithium batteries in automotive applications?

Motor vehicles are usually powered by lead-acid batteries. However, a new player has recently begun showing its power in the automotive battery sector: lithium polymer batteries (such as LiFePo4's). ...
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How would a camshaft start moving during a cold start?

I want to know how would a camshaft ( and valves by association ) start moving on a cold start up? What gets them running and moving. Are there something they connect to to get them going?
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What are the differences between a normal and an anti-hopping/slipper clutch?

Obviously an anti-hopping clutch won't make the motorbike hop. How is this achieved? What are the mechanical and functional differences between a normal and an anti-hopping/slipper clutch?
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