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Top 3 NASCAR Techs That Shaped Today’s Vehicles

We at Ricart live and breathe NASCAR. And with the Daytona 500 just days away, our gasoline filled veins are pumping with excitement. Since 1959, crowds have gathered to watch drivers at "The Great American Race" thunder around corners at breakneck speeds.

 

But what you probably didn’t know is your daily commuter has a lot more in common with its racing cousin than you think. Whether you’re cornering at 200 miles per hour…

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Car of the Future: Fact or Fiction?

In just a few hours, the Detroit Auto Show is set open it doors to the latest and greatest in 2014 and 2015 automotive awesomeness. It's not unlike Christmas morning —at least for all of the super passionate car fanatics at Ricart.

 

We're insatiably curious: What's "new thing" that will capture all the buzz? And what's being talked about, but still 10 or 15 years from market?

 

Here are a few…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Car

Buying a car can be overwhelming. There are so many choices and so many decisions. But you don’t have to be an expert to be a savvy car shopper. Get the ball rolling with these five simple questions and feel great about your car shopping experience.

 

What’s the right vehicle for me?

 

This is a basic question that many buyers take for granted. Having a clear vision of your needs (kids? dogs? hauling…

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Flying Cars – Are We Very Far Away?

Depending on the generation you fall into, we were either supposed to have flying cars by now (2013 seemed like forever away), or we should be very close to it based on some of the movies we watched when we were growing up. At the very least we should have hoverboards by now, right? (You know what I'm talking about Back to the Future Fans)

 

Clearly we've seen vast improvements in the technology…

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What is the Nissan Leaf and is it worth it?

The Nissan Leaf has become the fastest and best-selling electric vehicle ever produced after selling more than 50,000 cars globally. While that number might seem modest on a global scale, you have to consider this vehicle fits into a very specific niche market.

 



 

The Leaf is an all-electric car, meaning it isn't powered by gasoline at all. This requires owners to make sure they charge the car before they leave home. Once it…
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What is SYNC?

There is no denying that we live in an age where constant connectivity is THE way of life. In the US alone, there are more mobile phones in use than there are people. It's a surprising fact, but that means there's a wireless phone in the pocket, purse or hand of basically everyone on the road.

 

 

That means people are always connected and always on. They can talk, text, check Facebook, Tweet, check…

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Are Hybrids Worth It?

With an ever-increasing awareness of our individual carbon footprints and the constant changing rates of fuel, people have shifted their car buying focus towards a more "green approach." The hybrid car market is moving at a frantic pace, forcing most of the car manufacturers to continue producing a wider range of hybrid vehicles to suit almost every driving style from a sporty 2 seat car to a larger SUV. There are currently more than 20…

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What is the Nissan Note?

In 2004, the Nissan Tone (no that's not a typo) was a concept car that premiered at the Paris Motor show. Fast-forward to 2005 and Nissan was ready to roll out the Note (slight name change) in several models to the Japanese market. It was later unveiled throughout Europe in 2005 and 2006 motor shows and went on sale in the spring of '06 in the United Kingdom.

 



 


While it has enjoyed much success…

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Why Does Water or Moisture get Inside my Headlight?

 

Getting water or condensation buildup inside of your headlights can be a very common occurrence and could happen for a number of reasons. As you drive with your lights on, the bulbs continue to heat up. Once you stop, the cooler, moister air outside can trickle into the housings of the headlamp. The housings, on most cars, are vented at the top and bottom to allow for pressure differences that keep your bulbs and lamps…

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