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Does E15 fuel damage cars newer than 2001?

Blogger David Woodsmall warns that E15 fuel (that is a blend of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline) might be bad for some cars that are not certified to accept it: One of the chief complaints by E15 ...
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Can 100 bicycles be made from the materials used to build one car?

I found this tweet from Greenpeace Colombia which says: (In Spanish): Con los materiales usados para hacer un auto se hacen 100 bicicletas. (Translated): The materials used to build one car ...
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Air travel risk vs taxi risk

When a person expresses fear about air travel, often somebody will helpfully explain that there is more chance of being killed in a vehicle accident in the taxi on the way to the airport than in an ...
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is it illegal to coast down a hill in New York State? [closed]

is it illegal to put your car in neutral while going down a slope in New York state? Take into account that there are no stop signs, and red lights on this hill or during time of neutral.
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Do airbags reduce the risk of death or serious injury, assuming seatbelt is properly worn?

None of the statistics I've seen on airbags' impact on safety/crash survival make any mention of seat belt usage. I think it's obvious that airbags make a big difference overall, but given the likely ...
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Do Jet Skis produce in an hour equivalent pollution to 100,000km of a new/small car?

I recall this claim being published in a newspaper a while back but time has buried it in the Interwebs, though it does come up from time to time as e.g. Driving a jet ski for one hour will produce ...
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Are airbags safe or dangerous in case of accident?

I have read and been told that the use of airbags can cause severe damage in case of accident, specially with children and short adults. However, I would like to know to what extent it can increase ...
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Is running the engine for five minutes before driving beneficial for the car?

There is a belief among a lot of people that you should start your car and leave it on for 5 minutes before moving it in the morning. Is this practice good for the car in any significant way, or it is ...