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How Car Acceleration Works

When you hit the gas pedal on your car, there are a number of forces at play to get it going.

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A smarter gas pedal may help drivers save money at the pump

Bosch Says New Device Could Boost Fuel Economy By 7 Percent

For all the weight automakers are shedding on their vehicles, all the hybrid offerings they're putting on the road and all the cylinders they're removing from their engines, the push to improve fuel economy amid stricter government standards omits one key element from the equation – drivers.

How Long Does an Accelerator Cable Last?

The accelerator cable in your car is what allows you, as the driver, to control the speed of your vehicle by pressing down or releasing the pressure on the accelerator pedal.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cruise Control Cable

The cruise control cable is the steel braided cable that the cruise control system uses to hold the throttle open during operation.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Accelerator Pump

An accelerator pump is a component on a carburetor.

How to Buy a Good Quality Accelerator Pad

As you step on the accelerator pedal in your vehicle, you probably aren’t even thinking about the accelerator pad.

How to Buy a Good Quality Accelerator Pump

Nestled down in the carburetor’s fuel bowl is a little pump that provides extra sprays of needed fuel in situations like starting the car or passing on the highway.

Report: 27 car auction attendees injured when Volvo plows through crowd

It seems we just can't keep unintended acceleration incidents out of the news these days. The latest report of such an occurrence comes from Ellijay, Georgia, where a 1995 Volvo 960 (nope, not a Toyota this time) barreled through the crowd of bidders at Blue Ridge Auto Auction at about 8:15 in the evening on Tuesday.

Confirmed: Toyota expands sticking pedal recall to Europe

Just as we reported yesterday, Toyota has confirmed the recall announced last week for sticking accelerator pedals will be expanded beyond the U.S. and soon include Europe.

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