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Car Seat Basics – Selection and Use

Car Seat Basics: Selection and Use

According to
the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
, motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of kids in age groups 1-14.  Safe Kids USA says motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of
unintentional injury-related death for all children 14 and under.  While some crashes are
unsurvivable, over 57% of deaths for children 0-15 were because the child was
unrestrained.  Many more were improperly restrained.  Nationally,
the misuse rate for child safety seats is over 80% and as high as 95% in
some areas.   The good news is that correct use of car seats and
boosters does save lives.  Infant seats have been shown to reduce
fatal injury by 71%, and toddler seats by 54%.  The information
and links on this web page can help you with one of the easiest and most
important ways you can protect your children.

Ten Basic
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Auto Repair Basics | FTC Consumer Information

The best way to avoid auto repair rip-offs is to be prepared. Knowing how your vehicle works and how to identify common car problems is a good beginning. It’s also important to know how to choose a good mechanic, the kinds of questions to ask, and your consumer rights. This kind of information may help you keep a lid on mechanical mistakes.

Repair Information

How to Choose a Repair Shop

What should I look for when choosing a repair shop?

  • Ask for recommendations from friends, family, and other people you trust. Look for a repair shop before you need one to avoid being rushed into a last-minute decision.
  • Shop around by phone and online for the best deal, and compare warranty policies on repairs.
  • Ask to see current licenses if state or local law requires repair shops to be licensed or registered. Also, your state Attorney General’s office or local
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Electric Vehicle Basics | Department of Energy

Just as there are a variety of technologies available in conventional vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles (also known as electric cars or EVs) have different capabilities that can accommodate different drivers’ needs. A major feature of EVs is that drivers can plug them in to charge from an off-board electric power source. This distinguishes them from hybrid electric vehicles, which supplement an internal combustion engine with battery power but cannot be plugged in.

There are two basic types of EVs: all-electric vehicles (AEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). AEVs include Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs). In addition to charging from the electrical grid, both types are charged in part by regenerative braking, which generates electricity from some of the energy normally lost when braking. Which type of vehicle will fit your lifestyle depends on your needs and driving habits. Find out which BEVs and PHEVs 

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