Motorcycle Safety Tips for New and BAMBI Riders

Motorcycles are enjoying a boom time. If you’re a new or returning biker, make sure you’re ready. Since the economy tanked and gas prices began to run amok a few years ago, motorcycle sales have enjoyed a boom time. After all, fuel costs and insurance typically are lower than they are for your gas-guzzling full size truck or SUV. And then there’s Sons of Anarchy – the crazy successful FX network show that some pop culture pundits say has lent the motorcycle industry a bit of a popularity boost. As a result, America’s roadways today are filled with relatively inexperienced, but nonetheless licensed motorcycle drivers. If you’re among them, welcome to the club. Motorcycle enthusiasts are a bit of a brotherhood, whether you’re a newbie or a...

February 9, 2015
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Honda Accord, Civic Top LoJack’s List of Most Stolen Cars

The Honda Accord tops LoJack’s list of the nation’s most stolen cars – again. There’s nothing like that rock-in-the-bottom-of-your-stomach feeling when you’re standing in the middle of the mall parking lot and NOT finding your car. Unfortunately for those whose beloved rides are Honda Accords and Honda Civics, that feeling is an all-too-common one, according to LoJack Corp., a top provider of tracking and recovery systems. Turns out that Honda’s Accord and Civic models are enduring favorites among both law-abiding citizens and lowdown thieves alike. They’ve been upper-level regulars on most-stolen lists released by companies and agencies like LoJack and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) multiple times over the past several...

February 9, 2015
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Nice Truck – But Will it Tow?

Is your truck truly capable of towing your watercraft? E3 Spark Plugs offers tips. You’ve got a shiny new truck and a boat that’s ready for the water. But is your truck up for the job? E3 Spark Plugs offers a few tips on making sure your towing vehicle is truly capable. First, it’s critical that you understand just how important a proper towing vehicle is to your and your family’s safety, and that of people with whom you’re sharing the roadways while heading out to the lake, river or ocean. Just imagine the consequences of your boat slipping off the trailer, or your trailer coming unhitched from your truck while zooming down the highway. Clearly, it’s a roadway horror story waiting to happen. A primary consideration is whether your truck’s...

February 9, 2015
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Is your Jet Ski Ready for the Summer Season?

Memorial Day weekend is one of the most popular for boaters and jet skiers. Is your watercraft ready? It’s Memorial Day weekend – the first of the summer season that many people will take their boats, jet skis and other watercraft out of dry storage and out into the lakes, rivers and ocean waves. Is yours ready? E3 Spark Plugs offers a checklist of maintenance and preparation tips. Drain & refill: When taking your jet ski out for the first time after months of wintertime dry storage, it’s best to completely drain fluids including the fuel and motor oil, and replace them with a fresh fill. Just make sure you know how that’s done for your particular model and engine. For instance, if your jet ski has a two-stroke engine, it likely requires a pre-mixture of...

February 9, 2015
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It’s National Safe Boating Week – E3 Spark Plugs Offers Tips

National Boating Safety Week is May 17-23. Is your boat ready for another season on the water? Summer’s here and if you haven’t already, we’re betting you’re anxious to hit the water in your bass boat, speed boat or even your luxury houseboat. To help make sure you make it back to the shore in one piece, the National Safe Boating Council has proclaimed May 17-23, 2014 National Safe Boating Week, just in time for the Memorial Day holiday, one of the biggest boating days of the year. And we here at E3 Spark Plugs, makers of the best boating and powersports spark plugs on the market, offer a few tips. Make sure your boat is water-worthy: For many, Memorial Day is the first day their boat is back on the water after the long winter season. Prepare yours by...

February 9, 2015
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Eight Great Tips to Prepare Your Lawnmower for Summer

Summer’s here. Is your lawnmower ready? Summertime is all but here. Is your lawnmower ready? E3 Spark Plugs has a few tips to help make sure you’re in the running for that Lawn of the Month plaque. Replace your fuel: Lawnmower fuel can go bad in just 30 days. So, by the time it sits all winter long, it can turn to muck, causing your mower’s engine to sputter or even prevent it from turning over. Before your first mow of the season, drain the old fuel and fill up with fresh gasoline. Oil up: Grease and oil left over from the previous season can harden, making your mower’s moving parts not want to move. Loosen things up by applying a light lubricant on spots like the throttle spring and the height adjustment lever. Clean or replace the air filter: Dirt, debris...

February 9, 2015
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Five Vehicle Warning Lights You Shouldn’t Ignore

Know what your vehicle’s warning lights mean? Study up before you have to pay up. They light up your dashboard and, every now and then, they might even ding a few times. When it happens, you give it a quick glance and make a mental note to check into it when you’ve got a few spare moments and extra dollars. But on you drive, for miles and miles and days and days and maybe even weeks and weeks without ever giving that persistently illuminating button another thought. And then, you end up in the mechanic’s shop, feigning surprise and swearing that the light JUST came on yesterday. Well, your mechanic ain’t buyin’ it. But one thing’s for sure – you’re paying for it. To help you dodge such a scenario, E3 Spark Plugs offers a few tips on...

February 9, 2015
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Steve McQueen’s 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Goes on the Auction Block

Steve McQueen’s Ferrari 275 GTB/4 goes up for auction in August. Late actor Steve McQueen was as well known for his love of all things automotive as he was for his counterculture Hollywood films. And now, you’ve got a chance to park one of the King of Cool’s coolest classic rides in your own garage. Purchased while the actor and racing enthusiast was filming 1968′ Bullitt, playing an all guts-no glory San Francisco cop becomes chasing the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection, McQueen’s 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 will cross the block during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, August 15-16 in Monterrey, California. Actor Steve McQueen was an avid race car and motorcycle enthusiast. While he wasn’t on a movie set, McQueen...

February 9, 2015
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Ford, Chrysler Issue Recalls over Multiple Safety Issues

The 2014 Ford Escape is subject to two recalls – one involving an airbag software glitch, and another involving door handles that can stick in the open position. Hey, Ford drivers – E3 Spark Plugs says “listen up.” Ford Motor Co. is recalling upwards of 700,000 Escape SUVs and C-Max gas-electric hybrids from areas all across North America. The trouble: Two safety issues involving sticky door handles and software glitches. A portion of the recall affects more than 692,500 Escape and C-Max vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Turns out a software glitch can stop the side curtain air bags from inflating in certain types of rollover crashes, leaving drivers and passengers at risk for serious injury. Luckily, no related crashes or injuries have been...

February 9, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Recommends: High Museum of Art Atlanta Exhibit Features 80 Years of Dream Cars

The Norman Timbs Special, built in 1947, is among the amazing collection of concept cars that make up the High Museum of Art Atlanta’s Dream Cars exhibit opening May 21. “We dream of cars that will float and fly, or run on energy from a laser beam, or travel close to the ground without wheels. Such research may border on the fantastic, but so did the idea of a carriage going about the country without a horse.” That line was found in The Ford Book of Styling, published in 1963. And it’s the very essence of those words that drove the development of the High Museum of Art Atlanta’s new Dream Cars exhibit, featuring an unbelievable collection of the most amazing concept cars from the past eight decades. Since its debut a little over a century ago, the...

February 9, 2015
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