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Relocation of travelers and cargo are the most common uses of transport. However, other uses exist, such as the strategic and tactical relocation of armed forces during warfare, or the civilian mobility construction or emergency equipment.
Passenger transport, or travel, is divided into public and private transport. Public transport is scheduled services on fixed routes, while private is vehicles that provide ad hoc services at the riders desire. The latter offers better flexibility, but has lower capacity, and a higher environmental impact. Travel may be as part of daily commuting, for business, leisure or migration.

Short-haul transport is dominated by the automobile and mass transit. The latter consists of buses in rural and small cities, supplemented with commuter rail, trams and rapid transit in larger cities. Long-haul transport involves the use of the automobile, trains, coaches and aircraft, the last of which have become predominantly used for the longest, including intercontinental, travel. Intermodal passenger transport is where a journey is performed through the use of several modes of transport; since all human transport normally starts and ends with walking, all passenger transport can be considered intermodal. Public transport may also involve the intermediate change of vehicle, within or across modes, at a transport hub, such as a bus or railway station.

Taxis and buses can be found on both ends of the public transport spectrum. Buses are the cheaper mode of transport but are not necessarily flexible, and taxis are very flexible but more expensive. In the middle is demand-responsive transport, offering flexibility whilst remaining affordable.

International travel may be restricted for some individuals due to legislation and visa requirements.

Freight Edit
Main article: Shipping
Freight transport, or shipping, is a key in the value chain in manufacturing.[17] With increased specialization and globalization, production is being located further away from consumption, rapidly increasing the demand for transport.[18] Transportation creates place utility by moving the goods from the place of production to the place of consumption. While all modes of transport are used for cargo transport, there is high differentiation between the nature of the cargo transport, in which mode is chosen.[19] Logistics refers to the entire process of transferring products from producer to consumer, including storage, transport, transshipment, warehousing, material-handling and packaging, with associated exchange of information.[20] Incoterm deals with the handling of payment and responsibility of risk during transport.[21]
Containerization, with the standardization of ISO containers on all vehicles and at all ports, has revolutionized international and domestic trade, offering huge reduction in transshipment costs. Traditionally, all cargo had to be manually loaded and unloaded into the haul of any ship or car; containerization allows for automated handling and transfer between modes, and the standardized sizes allow for gains in economy of scale in vehicle operation. This has been one of the key driving factors in international trade and globalization since the 1950s.[22]

Bulk transport is common with cargo that can be handled roughly without deterioration; typical examples are ore, coal, cereals and petroleum. Because of the uniformity of the product, mechanical handling can allow enormous quantities to be handled quickly and efficiently. The low value of the cargo combined with high volume also means that economies of scale become essential in transport, and gigantic ships and whole trains are commonly used to transport bulk. Liquid products with sufficient volume may also be transported by pipeline.

Air freight has become more common for products of high value; while less than one percent of world transport by volume is by airline, it amounts to forty percent of the value. Time has become especially important in regards to principles such as postponement and just-in-time within the value chain, resulting in a high willingness to pay for quick delivery of key components or items of high value-to-weight ratio.[23] In addition to mail, common items sent by air include electronics and fashion clothing.
Humans’ first means of transport involved walking, running and swimming. The domestication of animals introduced a new way to lay the burden of transport on more powerful creatures, allowing the hauling of heavier loads, or humans riding animals for greater speed and duration. Inventions such as the wheel and the sled helped make animal transport more efficient through the introduction of vehicles. Water transport, including rowed and sailed vessels, dates back to time immemorial, and was the only efficient way to transport large quantities or over large distances prior to the Industrial Revolution.

The first forms of road transport involved animals, such as horses (domesticated in the 4th or 3rd millennium BCE), oxen (from about 8000 BCE)[24] or humans carrying goods over dirt tracks that often followed game trails. Many early civilizations, including Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley Civilization, constructed paved roads. In classical antiquity, the Persian and Roman empires built stone-paved roads to allow armies to travel quickly. Deep roadbeds of crushed stone underneath kept such roads dry. The medieval Caliphate later built tar-paved roads. The first watercraft were canoes cut out from tree trunks. Early water transport was accomplished with ships that were either rowed or used the wind for propulsion, or a combination of the two. The importance of water has led to most cities that grew up as sites for trading being located on rivers or on the sea-shore, often at the intersection of two bodies of water. Until the Industrial Revolution, transport remained slow and costly, and production and consumption gravitated as close to each other as feasible.
The Industrial Revolution in the 19th century saw a number of inventions fundamentally change transport. With telegraphy, communication became instant and independent of the transport of physical objects. The invention of the steam engine, closely followed by its application in rail transport, made land transport independent of human or animal muscles. Both speed and capacity increased rapidly, allowing specialization through manufacturing being located independently of natural resources. The 19th century also saw the development of the steam ship, which sped up global transport.

With the development of the combustion engine and the automobile around 1900, road transport became more competitive again, and mechanical private transport originated. The first “modern” highways were constructed during the 19th century[citation needed] with macadam. Later, tarmac and concrete became the dominant paving materials. In 1903 the Wright brothers demonstrated the first successful controllable airplane, and after World War I (1914-1918)aircraft became a fast way to transport people and express goods over long distances.[25]

After World War II (1939-1945) the automobile and airlines took higher shares of transport, reducing rail and water to freight and short-haul passenger services.[26] Scientific spaceflight began in the 1950s, with rapid growth until the 1970s, when interest dwindled. In the 1950s the introduction of containerization gave massive efficiency gains in freight transport, fostering globalization.[22] International air travel became much more accessible in the 1960s with the commercialization of the jet engine. Along with the growth in automobiles and motorways, rail and water transport declined in relative importance. After the introduction of the Shinkansen in Japan in 1964, high-speed rail in Asia and Europe started attracting passengers on long-haul routes away from airlines.[26]

Early in U.S. history,[when?] private joint-stock corporations owned most aqueducts, bridges, canals, railroads, roads, and tunnels. Most such transportation infrastructure came under government control in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, culminating in the nationalization of inter-city passenger rail-service with the establishment of Amtrak. Recently,[when?] however, a movement to privatize roads and other infrastructure has gained some[quantify] ground and adherents.
Transport is a key necessity for specialization—allowing production and consumption of products to occur at different locations. Transport has throughout history been a spur to expansion; better transport allows more trade and a greater spread of people. Economic growth has always been dependent on increasing the capacity and rationality of transport.[28] But the infrastructure and operation of transport has a great impact on the land and is the largest drainer of energy, making transport sustainability a major issue.

Due to the way modern cities and communities are planned and operated, a physical distinction between home and work is usually created, forcing people to transport themselves to places of work, study, or leisure, as well as to temporarily relocate for other daily activities. Passenger transport is also the essence of tourism, a major part of recreational transport. Commerce requires the transport of people to conduct business, either to allow face-to-face communication for important decisions or to move specialists from their regular place of work to sites where they are needed.

Planning Edit
Main article: Transport planning
Transport planning allows for high utilization and less impact regarding new infrastructure. Using models of transport forecasting, planners are able to predict future transport patterns. On the operative level, logistics allows owners of cargo to plan transport as part of the supply chain. Transport as a field is also studied through transport economics, a component for the creation of regulation policy by authorities. Transport engineering, a sub-discipline of civil engineering, must take into account trip generation, trip distribution, mode choice and route assignment, while the operative level is handled through traffic engineering.
Because of the negative impacts incurred, transport often becomes the subject of controversy related to choice of mode, as well as increased capacity. Automotive transport can be seen as a tragedy of the commons, where the flexibility and comfort for the individual deteriorate the natural and urban environment for all. Density of development depends on mode of transport, with public transport allowing for better spatial utilization. Good land use keeps common activities close to people’s homes and places higher-density development closer to transport lines and hubs, to minimize the need for transport. There are economies of agglomeration. Beyond transportation some land uses are more efficient when clustered. Transportation facilities consume land, and in cities, pavement (devoted to streets and parking) can easily exceed 20 percent of the total land use. An efficient transport system can reduce land waste.

Too much infrastructure and too much smoothing for maximum vehicle throughput means that in many cities there is too much traffic and many—if not all—of the negative impacts that come with it. It is only in recent years that traditional practices have started to be questioned in many places, and as a result of new types of analysis which bring in a much broader range of skills than those traditionally relied on—spanning such areas as environmental impact analysis, public health, sociologists as well as economists—the viability of the old mobility solutions is increasingly being questioned.
Transport is a major use of energy and burns most of the world’s petroleum. This creates air pollution, including nitrous oxides and particulates, and is a significant contributor to global warming through emission of carbon dioxide,[29] for which transport is the fastest-growing emission sector.[30] By subsector, road transport is the largest contributor to global warming.[31] Environmental regulations in developed countries have reduced individual vehicles’ emissions; however, this has been offset by increases in the numbers of vehicles and in the use of each vehicle.[29] Some pathways to reduce the carbon emissions of road vehicles considerably have been studied.[32][33] Energy use and emissions vary largely between modes, causing environmentalists to call for a transition from air and road to rail and human-powered transport, as well as increased transport electrification and energy efficiency.

Other environmental impacts of transport systems include traffic congestion and automobile-oriented urban sprawl, which can consume natural habitat and agricultural lands. By reducing transportation emissions globally, it is predicted that there will be significant positive effects on Earth’s air quality, acid rain, smog and climate change.

What you don’t know about transportation !!!!!
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Transport or transportation is the movement of people, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. Transport is important because it enables trade between people, which is essential for the development of civilizations.

Transport infrastructure consists of the fixed installations including roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and pipelines and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehouses, trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and fuel stations) and seaports. Terminals may be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance.

Vehicles traveling on these networks may include automobiles, bicycles, buses, trains, trucks, people, helicopters, watercraft, spacecraft and aircraft.

Operations deal with the way the vehicles are operated, and the procedures set for this purpose including financing, legalities and policies. In the transport industry, operations and ownership of infrastructure can be either public or private, depending on the country and mode.

Passenger transport may be public, where operators provide scheduled services, or private. Freight transport has become focused on containerization, although bulk transport is used for large volumes of durable items. Transport plays an important part in economic growth and globalization, but most types cause air pollution and use large amounts of land. While it is heavily subsidized by governments, good planning of transport is essential to make traffic flow and restrain urban sprawl.
A mode of transport is a solution that makes use of a particular type of vehicle, infrastructure and operation. The transport of a person or of cargo may involve one mode or several of the modes, with the latter case being called intermodal or multimodal transport. Each mode has its own advantages and disadvantages, and will be chosen for a trip on the basis of cost, capability, and route.
Human powered transport, a form of sustainable transportation, is the transport of people and/or goods using human muscle-power, in the form of walking, running and swimming. Modern technology has allowed machines to enhance human power. Human-powered transport remains popular for reasons of cost-saving, leisure, physical exercise, and environmentalism; it is sometimes the only type available, especially in underdeveloped or inaccessible regions.

Although humans are able to walk without infrastructure, the transport can be enhanced through the use of roads, especially when using the human power with vehicles, such as bicycles and inline skates. Human-powered vehicles have also been developed for difficult environments, such as snow and water, by watercraft rowing and skiing; even the air can be entered with human-powered aircraft.

Animal-powered Edit
Main article: Animal-powered transport
Animal-powered transport is the use of working animals for the movement of people and commodities. Humans may ride some of the animals directly, use them as pack animals for carrying goods, or harness them, alone or in teams, to pull sleds or wheeled vehicles.
A fixed-wing aircraft, commonly called airplane, is a heavier-than-air craft where movement of the air in relation to the wings is used to generate lift. The term is used to distinguish this from rotary-wing aircraft, where the movement of the lift surfaces relative to the air generates lift. A gyroplane is both fixed-wing and rotary-wing. Fixed-wing aircraft range from small trainers and recreational aircraft to large airliners and military cargo aircraft.

Two things necessary for aircraft are air flow over the wings for lift and an area for landing. The majority of aircraft also need an airport with the infrastructure to receive maintenance, restocking, refueling and for the loading and unloading of crew, cargo and passengers. While the vast majority of aircraft land and take off on land, some are capable of take off and landing on ice, snow and calm water.

The aircraft is the second fastest method of transport, after the rocket. Commercial jets can reach up to 955 kilometres per hour (593 mph), single-engine aircraft 555 kilometres per hour (345 mph). Aviation is able to quickly transport people and limited amounts of cargo over longer distances, but incur high costs and energy use; for short distances or in inaccessible places helicopters can be used.[1] As of April 28, 2009 The Guardian article notes that, “the WHO estimates that up to 500,000 people are on planes at any time.”
Rail transport is where a train runs along a set of two parallel steel rails, known as a railway or railroad. The rails are anchored perpendicular to ties (or sleepers) of timber, concrete or steel, to maintain a consistent distance apart, or gauge. The rails and perpendicular beams are placed on a foundation made of concrete, or compressed earth and gravel in a bed of ballast. Alternative methods include monorail and maglev.

A train consists of one or more connected vehicles that operate on the rails. Propulsion is commonly provided by a locomotive, that hauls a series of unpowered cars, that can carry passengers or freight. The locomotive can be powered by steam, diesel or by electricity supplied by trackside systems. Alternatively, some or all the cars can be powered, known as a multiple unit. Also, a train can be powered by horses, cables, gravity, pneumatics and gas turbines. Railed vehicles move with much less friction than rubber tires on paved roads, making trains more energy efficient, though not as efficient as ships.

Intercity trains are long-haul services connecting cities;[3] modern high-speed rail is capable of speeds up to 350 km/h (220 mph), but this requires specially built track. Regional and commuter trains feed cities from suburbs and surrounding areas, while intra-urban transport is performed by high-capacity tramways and rapid transits, often making up the backbone of a city’s public transport. Freight trains traditionally used box cars, requiring manual loading and unloading of the cargo. Since the 1960s, container trains have become the dominant solution for general freight, while large quantities of bulk are transported by dedicated trains.
A road is an identifiable route, way or path between two or more places.[4] Roads are typically smoothed, paved, or otherwise prepared to allow easy travel;[5] though they need not be, and historically many roads were simply recognizable routes without any formal construction or maintenance.[6] In urban areas, roads may pass through a city or village and be named as streets, serving a dual function as urban space easement and route.[7]

The most common road vehicle is the automobile; a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. Other users of roads include buses, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. As of 2010, there were 1.015 billion automobiles worldwide. Road transport offers a complete freedom to road users to transfer the vehicle from one lane to the other and from one road to another according to the need and convenience. This flexibility of changes in location, direction, speed, and timings of travel is not available to other modes of transport. It is possible to provide door to door service only by road transport.

Automobiles provide high flexibility with low capacity, but require high energy and area use, and are the main source of noise and air pollution in cities; buses allow for more efficient travel at the cost of reduced flexibility.[8] Road transport by truck is often the initial and final stage of freight transport.
Water transport is movement by means of a watercraft—such as a barge, boat, ship or sailboat—over a body of water, such as a sea, ocean, lake, canal or river. The need for buoyancy is common to watercraft, making the hull a dominant aspect of its construction, maintenance and appearance.

In the 19th century the first steam ships were developed, using a steam engine to drive a paddle wheel or propeller to move the ship. The steam was produced in a boiler using wood or coal and fed through a steam external combustion engine. Now most ships have an internal combustion engine using a slightly refined type of petroleum called bunker fuel. Some ships, such as submarines, use nuclear power to produce the steam. Recreational or educational craft still use wind power, while some smaller craft use internal combustion engines to drive one or more propellers, or in the case of jet boats, an inboard water jet. In shallow draft areas, hovercraft are propelled by large pusher-prop fans. (See Marine propulsion.)

Although slow, modern sea transport is a highly efficient method of transporting large quantities of goods. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4 billion tons of cargo in 2007.[9] Transport by water is significantly less costly than air transport for transcontinental shipping;[10] short sea shipping and ferries remain viable in coastal areas.
Pipeline transport sends goods through a pipe; most commonly liquid and gases are sent, but pneumatic tubes can also send solid capsules using compressed air. For liquids/gases, any chemically stable liquid or gas can be sent through a pipeline. Short-distance systems exist for sewage, slurry, water and beer, while long-distance networks are used for petroleum and natural gas.

Cable transport is a broad mode where vehicles are pulled by cables instead of an internal power source. It is most commonly used at steep gradient. Typical solutions include aerial tramway, elevators, escalator and ski lifts; some of these are also categorized as conveyor transport.

Spaceflight is transport out of Earth’s atmosphere into outer space by means of a spacecraft. While large amounts of research have gone into technology, it is rarely used except to put satellites into orbit, and conduct scientific experiments. However, man has landed on the moon, and probes have been sent to all the planets of the Solar System.

Suborbital spaceflight is the fastest of the existing and planned transport systems from a place on Earth to a distant other place on Earth. Faster transport could be achieved through part of a low Earth orbit, or following that trajectory even faster using the propulsion of the rocket to steer it.
Infrastructure is the fixed installations that allow a vehicle to operate. It consists of a way, a terminal and facilities for parking and maintenance. For rail, pipeline, road and cable transport, the entire way the vehicle travels must be built up. Air and water craft are able to avoid this, since the airway and seaway do not need to be built up. However, they require fixed infrastructure at terminals.

Terminals such as airports, ports and stations, are locations where passengers and freight can be transferred from one vehicle or mode to another. For passenger transport, terminals are integrating different modes to allow riders to interchange to take advantage of each mode’s advantages. For instance, airport rail links connect airports to the city centers and suburbs. The terminals for automobiles are parking lots, while buses and coaches can operate from simple stops.[13] For freight, terminals act as transshipment points, though some cargo is transported directly from the point of production to the point of use.

The financing of infrastructure can either be public or private. Transport is often a natural monopoly and a necessity for the public; roads, and in some countries railways and airports are funded through taxation. New infrastructure projects can have high cost, and are often financed through debt. Many infrastructure owners therefore impose usage fees, such as landing fees at airports, or toll plazas on roads. Independent of this, authorities may impose taxes on the purchase or use of vehicles. Because of poor forecasting and overestimation of passenger numbers by planners, there is frequently a benefits shortfall for transport infrastructure projects.[14]

Vehicles Edit
Main article: Vehicle

A Fiat Uno in 2008
A vehicle is a non-living device that is used to move people and goods. Unlike the infrastructure, the vehicle moves along with the cargo and riders. Unless being pulled/pushed by a cable or muscle-power, the vehicle must provide its own propulsion; this is most commonly done through a steam engine, combustion engine, electric motor, a jet engine or a rocket, though other means of propulsion also exist. Vehicles also need a system of converting the energy into movement; this is most commonly done through wheels, propellers and pressure.
Vehicles are most commonly staffed by a driver. However, some systems, such as people movers and some rapid transits, are fully automated. For passenger transport, the vehicle must have a compartment, seat, or platform for the passengers. Simple vehicles, such as automobiles, bicycles or simple aircraft, may have one of the passengers as a driver.

Operation Edit

Incheon International Airport, South Korea
Private transport is only subject to the owner of the vehicle, who operates the vehicle themselves. For public transport and freight transport, operations are done through private enterprise or by governments. The infrastructure and vehicles may be owned and operated by the same company, or they may be operated by different entities. Traditionally, many countries have had a national airline and national railway. Since the 1980s, many of these have been privatized. International shipping remains a highly competitive industry with little regulation,[15] but ports can be public owned.

What, Even The Rosary Is Not Allowed Inside The Car
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What the heck about the Anti-Distracted Driving Act or ADDA. Isn’t it that rosary and faith should save us from accident and will not lead us to it? But not in the point of view of Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)—the Philippine’s transportation regulatory department—because they are making ban on rosary to be put in front of the driver.

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In the Philippines, the rosary and other religious icons are customary to be placed in front of the car particularly in the center mirror or rearview where it is hanging. The drivers believed that they are protected from any harm and accidents because the faith will save them from any accidents.

The ADDA now causing much confusion among the drivers. The law just recently signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte to lessen the road accidents because of distractions. The distraction was supposed to concentrate on using mobile phones, gadgets and other electronic devices for geo-map and dashcam. These devices may distract the drivers especially when making calling, texting and searching locations that may lead to vehicular accidents.

But there are some confusion now. As some millennials said it’s overacting or OA now. And in this case it’s prohibiting the hanging of rosary and religious icons inside the car.

Because of these confusing some of the lawmakers like senators are looking for possible temporary suspension of implementation to review the controversial implementing and regulations of ADDA.

I second the thought that rosaries and other religious items cannot cause accidents in the road because it’s the mechanical trouble and driver’s inattentiveness and ignorance including those abusive drivers that can cause the road accidents.

Many people are in favor of the implementation because there are many things that are affected including the devices that may help the drivers—for example is the geo-map that help for navigational purposes of location in one place or the dashcam that can help to resolve the cause of road accidents.

It’s overacting and excessive. The LTFRB should have stick to the original purpose, banning the calling and texting in mobile phones.###

How can you self, clean a car AC vents?????
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The narrow spaces between a car’s air conditioning vents can be difficult to clean using a cloth. However, inexpensive foam paintbrushes make the job quick and easy. Clean your A/C vents once every month or two, or more often if you notice they become dusty. If you smell a moldy odor when you turn your A/C on, clean your vent system using a disinfectant spray cleaner. To prevent mold growth, periodically dry out your vent system by blowing your fan on max with the A/C off, and be sure to clear away any debris that collects around the exterior air intakes.

Method One of Three:
Cleaning Your Vents Using a Foam Paintbrush
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Purchase a set of foam paintbrushes. Foam paintbrushes are perfect for getting deep into the spaces between your air conditioner vents’ slats. They’re inexpensive and available at your nearest home improvement, craft, or dollar store. You could also purchase a set online.[1]

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Create a homemade cleaning solution. Combine equal parts of warm water and white vinegar. Try using lemon-scented cleaning vinegar if the smell bothers you. If you can’t find lemon-scented vinegar, add a teaspoon of lemon juice to your cleaning solution.

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Insert the foam brush between each vent slat. Dab a foam brush in your cleaning solution and press it between your vent slats to remove dust and grime. Rinse your brush as needed to remove the debris it accumulates, or simply use another brush. Finish by wiping the vents down with a dry brush if you’ve left any excess cleaning solution.[2]

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Rinse and dry used brushes. Wash your used brushes with warm water and a dab of dish detergent. Squeeze them out and rinse well to remove excess soap. Let them dry, place them in a plastic baggie, and store them in your glove compartment for quick use.[3]
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Method Two of Three:
Cleaning the A/C Vent System
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Replace your car’s cabin air filter. Most newer cars have an easily replaceable air filter that you can access from inside the cabin. You should consult your vehicle’s manual for specific instructions about how to remove and replace it.[4]
In many newer models, including Hondas and Toyotas, you’ll start by lowering the glove compartment by unfixing the tabs that keep it in place.[5] You might have to remove screws that hold a panel in place just below the glove compartment.[6] On GM sedans, the filter is located in a casing beneath the dashboard on the driver’s side.[7]
After lowering the glove compartment or removing the panel just beneath it, locate the clip that secures the air filter cover. Pinch the clip to release and remove the cover.[8]
Pull the old filter straight out of its housing and replace it with a new one.[9]
You should change your car’s cabin air filter once a year.[10] Consider changing it more frequently if you live in a dense urban area or in an environment with lots of dust.[11]
Clear off and spray the air intake vents. The air intakes are on the exterior of the car around the windshield cowling.[12] Brush away dead leaves or any other accumulated debris using a broom or handheld dust brush. Spray inside the vents with a sanitizing enzymatic cleaner.[13]
Enzymatic disinfectants will help kill mold or fungi growing in your vent system, while air fresheners will just act as a perfume. Go for a cleaner labeled “mold and mildew fighting,” “disinfectant” or “antibacterial,” as these sprays will contain an enzyme.

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Spray all vents with disinfectant cleaner. Close your car doors and windows. Make sure the car is off and keys are out of the ignition. Spray liberally inside all of your car’s interior vents with the enzymatic cleaner.[14]
Consult your car’s manual to make sure you’ve located all of the A/C vents.

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Start the engine and set the air conditioner to max. After you’ve sprayed all of your vents, start your car’s engine. Set both the air conditioner and fan blower to max. After about ten minutes, turn your A/C off, open all the car doors, and let the fan blow for another five minutes.[15]

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Have your car serviced. If the smell persists, you might need to have your A/C serviced. For persistent moldy smell, consult your mechanic or dealership about replacing your evaporator core.[16] Other smells, like gas or antifreeze, could indicate system leaks.[17]
Depending on if any parts need to be flushed or replaced, the cost could be between $300 and $2000 (US).
Turn the air conditioner off before reaching your destination. Make it a habit to turn your air conditioner off while letting the fan blow a few minutes before you reach any destination. Try to do this about three to five minutes before turning off your engine. Letting the fan blow a few minutes after turning off the A/C will help dry your vent system, preventing mold growth.[18]

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Keep the air intakes clear of leaves and other debris. Never let anything collect around your A/C intakes. Brush away debris weekly, or more often if necessary. Leaves and other debris that accumulates around the windshield cowling are a leading cause of mold growth in the A/C vent system.[19]

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Run the blower without the air conditioner on periodically. Every two or three months, choose a warm, dry day to clear out your A/C vents using the fan blower. Open all the car doors, make sure the A/C is off, and turn the blower on max. Regularly drying out your vent systems using this technique will prevent future mold growth.[20]
If your car smells bad or different lately, it may mean that it’s time to clean your air vents. Because parts of these vents aren’t easy to access, it’s easy to forget about cleaning them. To keep your vehicle smelling fresh, follow these steps.

Step 1 – Cleaning the Vent
To clean the front of the vents, use a cotton swab that’s been soaked in scent-free interior car cleaner. While you can use a cleaner that’s scented, keep in mind that you will smell the scent for a while in your car until it’s worked out of the vents. Make sure you get into all of the corners and crevices.

Don’t forget to clean your automobile’s lower air vents, too, that are used to warm or cool your legs. These are not immediately visible, and they can be found under the dash.

Step 2 – Getting Rid of the Smell
Though cleaning the outside of the vents will ease any bad car smells, you may need to go farther into the vents to fully eradicate musty and stale scents.

Change the Cabin Air Filter

To begin, change the cabin air filter in the engine. This filters performs a function similar to what a furnace air filter does. You should change the filter regularly to keep your car smelling fresh.

Its location and the type of filter you will need depends on the make and model of your vehicle. You can find this information in your car’s service manual.

Clean the Cabin Air Filter

Alternatively, you can spray the filter with disinfectant. This will kill the germs within the filter, improving the smell. However, it might make your vehicle smell like disinfectant for a while.

Step 3 – Clean the Drain
Finally, you should clean your air conditioner’s drain. In most cars, the drain can be found in the corners next to the fenders and will consist of rubber tubing that’s usually black.

Squeeze the tubing to ease out anything that’s accumulated inside. After doing this, straighten a wire hanger, and run it up the tube to remove the last of the debris.

When these steps are completed together, they will vastly improve your car’s smell coming from the air vents. If your vehicle still smells, trying getting rid of bad car smells with other methods like cleaning the carpets.

the 10 causes of vehicle crush you never knew
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Top 10 Causes of Car Accidents

Every year auto accidents results in hundreds of

thousands of injuries and nearly 35,000 deaths in

the United States. In facts traffic collisions are

the leading cause of preventable deaths in our

country. Thus it is important to have an

understanding as to the leading factors

contributing to car accidents. A list of the leading

causes of traffic accidents in provided below.

1. Speeding While Driving and Reckless Driving:

Failing to follow the speed limit is the most

common cause of traffic accidents in the United

States.

2. Use of Mobile Phone – Texting While Driving:

The proliferation of mobile phone use has

resulted an increased level of danger on our

roads. In response national and state legislatures

have passed strict anti texting laws; while the

judicial system has begun to charge individuals

who’s texting while driving resulted in deaths,

with manslaughter.

3. Other forms of Distracted Driving – There are

numerous types of distracted driving. Some of

the most common types of distractions resulting

in high incidences of traffic accidents include,

eating, smoking, listening to loud music or

changing the dial, reaching for objects in the

vehicle, and looking or talking with other

passengers in the vehicle.

4. Driver Fatigue – Falling Asleep in the Wheel –

According to recently published data driver

fatigue is the cause of 2.5-3.0 percent of all

roadway related fatalities in the United States.

Individual that have a history of falling asleep at

the wheel may be prosecuted for a criminal

offense.

5. Drunk Driving – and Driving While Under the

Influence of a Narcotic Substance: According to

studies driving while under the influence of

alcohol results in a 900% increase in the

probability of an auto accident.

6. Rubber-necking – Rubbernecking is another

type of distracted driving and takes place when

drivers look other things on the road not linked to

their driving. Examples include watching other

accidents, looking at sunsets, and nice views.

7. Defective Automobile and Automobile Parts –

Common auto defects that can cause severe

injuries to occupants include, tire defects,

defective design of Sport Inutility Vehicles

resulted in vehicles being more prone to

rollovers, seatbelt defects and defective airbags.

8. Defects on Roadway Construction – The

improper design of roadways result in hundreds

of auto accident fatalities each year. Liable

parties can include CALTRANS and construction

contractors for improper installment of traffic

lights and roadway signals.

9. Poor Weather Conditions – Example of

weather condition posing the greatest dangers to

motorists on the road includes, icy roads, high

winds, and rain after a prolonged drought

resultign in oily surfaces.

10. Improper Coning off of Construction Zones –

Road work is needed to maintain and built the

countries transportation infrastructure. However

in many cases road construction crews fail to

safely cordon off construction zones resulting in

an increased probability of auto accidents.

I don’t like driving near Big Trucks
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Lately on the freeway, I have been noticing the big 16 wheeler trucks driving extremely fast. Our freeway speed limit in California is faster than some states at 65 mph. Even though the speed limit is 65 mph, many go beyond that. I do not know if these truck drivers are being paid by trip now a days or hourly but they are awfully in a rush. Usually you will find these trucks hanging out, and driving on the slower lanes toward the right of the shoulder but now, they drive in all the lanes. Sometimes even passing other cars and weaving in and out of traffic. I do not understand why they are in such a rush, by having a big truck like that and operating it is hard enough – why would you want to change lanes all the time. Even for me, driving a sedan – I prefer not to change so many lanes if I can help it.

In general, I do not like to drive near big trucks like the 16 wheelers or busses because they can flick rocks. I have had my fair share of rocks hitting my windshield and even damaging it. I try to drive as far as possible if I can, at least two lanes away. If I cannot, I will either go faster than the truck or slower. And if slower, far away so I will not get rocks flicked onto my windshield. Of course, some scenarios like traffic if I cannot – I will drive side by side with the truck but I prefer to not be. I also do not want to be in the blind spot of a truck for safely reasons and especially when a truck is turning right since they require wide turns. I am always alert if I am near a truck because the truck is big as is – they hog the entire lane.

Road Rage: Be Calm When Driving
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If you drive, do you have road rage? And, even if you do not drive but as a witness, do you also have road rage? Road rage is very dangerous and not a good feature to have – it is best to be calm and in a cool situation when road rage occurs but it is sometimes hard to control our emotions especially if it was not our fault or sometimes purposely done on.

On the way home today, I was driving the speed limit and it is rather dark (at night obviously) and there are a lot of bump and stop signs so I did my complete stop. However, I notice the car behind me going very close and it was annoying me and I am sure the car wanted me to go faster but no – I will not break the law because the car is going close to me. But some people who are in that position may add to it and break check the car behind but there is no point because it is not safe to do so at night. At times like that I wish their was a cop around to pull the car over.

There are some incidents where I have road rage, and am upset at the way other drives and I will honk, I have also flicked people off, or cursed too because some do not simply know how to drive. But I try to be *calm* if I can because if you add to it and the person knows they think they won and sometimes they enjoy the show. Plus now a days many have dash cameras or like to post stuff on social media so I think it is best to not contribute to their nonsense.

Being a passenger, you could have road rage also. I see that many who are passengers and see you are a single driver (with no one) they tend to pick on people sometimes too.

Thoughts on Lyft, Uber Rides for Transportation?
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Literally one in every five cars I see on the road works for Uber, Lyft or both. It is an easy way to earn money by driving people around however for me I prefer not to be on the road often because it could be dangerous. From word of mouth, I hear the best time to drive is during the night especially around down town or areas that have concerts, clubs, night life going on because they are ones who usually do not drive to these events. But, you are most likely picking up a crowd (you can pick up to four people as it is a requirement to have a 4 door car) so 4 vs 1 (being the driver) I do not feel easy. And, what if it was me as a driver being a woman with four men – even though they all be nice, I still do not feel safe for myself. Especially where I live – the traffic is not the greatest nor the drivers plus I do not feel safe driving strangers. There has been lots of horrible stories relating to Uber, Lyft but if one needs a job and has a reliable car that meets the requirements by all means it is a decent job that you can work on your hours.

As far as riding these transportation services – I never have and I do not feel that I would ever do so. I prefer to be driven by someone I can trust and know or drive myself. I rarely take any public transportation then again it is not very popular in my area to do so. But there are some options like the bus, train. You do not see taxis as often unless you call on request or at the hotel, airport, downtown area. It is more common to take Lyft, Uber if needed.

Complimentary Tire Rotation Service for Our Car
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Yesterday, I called the tire shop to make an tire rotation appointment for our car because it has been pass due. We have been busy and keep saying tomorrow, tomorrow and I just finally called. On average it is recommended that you get a tire rotation every 3,000 to 8,000 miles and for us it was about 7,500 miles already. The reason for tire rotation is so the tires can wear evenly and last longer. Essentially, the front tires will be removed and placed on the back and vice versa – the back tires will be removed and placed on the front. This service is usually $20 at the dealership but a local tire shop (that is also well known here) offers it for free, complimentary. It is very nice of them and you do not have to be a member of that tire shop but we also service our other car here also. They even do complimentary tire check and if your tire is low – they will pump your tires also patch punctured nail in your tire. It is very nice of this tire shop, company to do – they want to promote safety! Also, it is recommended to balance the car too but our car’s alignment is still good and we have no problems.

This morning, we went to go drop our car for the tire rotation. Even though to rotate it does not take long, max 15 minutes since it is complimentary – it can take up to a hour even with an appointment. We dropped our car for service then we went to go run some errands with the other car. We went to go get the other car washed, then stopped by the retailer to pick up some essentials like toothpaste, water, mouthwash. Then went back to pick up our car!

Do you get your car’s tires rotated?

The Cost of Car Wash Keeps Going Up!
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Recently, I have observed regular purchases and services that we use frequently has been increasing in price. Have you noticed such behavior? For instance – the other day bread, juice, and other staple items is much more than before. It is not a little change, but by at least $1 or more.

This morning, while we serviced our car for a tire rotation – we drove the other car (my fiancés car) since his car was dirty from being parked outside, we decided to drop by for a car wash at the drive thru wash place. We have been going there for years and the price has drastically changed! A few years ago it was just $6 bucks. Sometimes if you go during the holiday season you can buy a packet of vouchers and save $1 per car wash. Then, they revamped the car wash with new machines so the cost of the basic car wash increased to $7 bucks. Then a year later, they added more complimentary vacuum stalls so they increased the car wash to $8 bucks. And usually after the car wash – included is a wipe down and people would typically tip the workers so in the end you are looking at $8 to $10 bucks for a car wash. Back then we would usually give at least a buck tip for their sloppy job just to be courteous but they do not put much effort. We have to always re-wipe it down so I guess many people stop giving tips so now the cost for a basic car wash is $8.99! They still have a “tip” box but it looks like not many people are giving tip because the cost of the car wash is getting too expensive. The car wash job is not even that great, it makes your car much cleaner than it was but still there are dirty spots. We need like one more car wash for a free car wash and that will probably be it for going here.