Day: June 14, 2020

Important Bike Maintenance Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Many people are looking for alternative ways to exercise during the coronavirus pandemic, especially because self-isolation means hitting the gym is often no longer an option. This is driving people and families to break out the old bicycle from temporary storage—cycling is a great way to exercise in solitude. Others might turn to riding their bicycle for commuting or running errands to avoid public transportation.

While cycling is a great solution for all these situations, it’s important to make sure your old steed is mechanically safe before you take it out on the road or local bike trails. This is especially critical if you’re hopping onto a bicycle that has been sitting unused in the garage or basement for a couple of years or longer.

Like most mechanical devices, bicycles need care and maintenance to work properly. “There is

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Tesla reportedly adding wireless charging, USB-C to the Model 3

Telsa is apparently adding a couple of new features to its Model 3 vehicles produced at its Fremont facility in southern California. According to reports by both Drive Tesla Canada and Electrek, the U.S. models will now include a wireless phone charger and USB-C ports.

As spotted by Drive Car Tesla, one user revealed on the Tesla Motors Club forum that both features are now the standard for any Model 3 cars built in the factory from June 4 and on. Mashable reached out to the automotive company for confirmation but no response was immediately forthcoming.

Tesla first introduced wireless charging and USB-C ports in its Model Y back in March 2020. Then, in May, the company also started to include the new charging options in its Model 3, but only for vehicles made in China.

Those who already own the Model 3 can still incorporate inductive charging into their

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How to sell a car

Selling your car privately is more of a hassle than trading it in, but it’s the best way to end the transaction with more cash in your pocket. It’s not as daunting as it seems, either. You don’t need to be an experienced sales professional or a car expert to find a new home for your vehicle. There are basic guidelines to follow, and we’ve listed them all here.

We know what we’re talking about: Your author has bought and sold over 40 cars and worked at dealerships.

Getting started

Step 1: Verify the car’s make and model as well as its model year. The easiest way to do this is to find your vehicle identification number (VIN), which is generally located where the dashboard meets the windshield on the driver’s side (if it is not there, open the driver’s door and inspect the area where the door latches when

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Car-buying in the coronavirus era is moving online, but traditional dealerships aren’t going away any time soon

A car buyer shops for a vehicle in New Jersey after the state began to re-open.
A car buyer shops for a vehicle in New Jersey after the state began to re-open.

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  • The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered car dealers’ showrooms nationwide and compelled automakers and dealerships to pursue online transactions.

  • The auto industry has experimented with no-dealership deals for years, but progress has been halting, even as some digitally savvy consumers ask why they can’t buy cars the same way they buy many other things.

  • Some consumers have discovered that an all-digital transaction is not only possible, but preferable.

  • But Jeremy Anspach, CEO of PureCars, an information resource for dealers, said that the traditional dealership model isn’t going to be wiped out by COVID-19, but it might be modified.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Jeffery Cecchini is no stranger to buying and leasing cars.

The Oregon native has done, by his own account, 12 deals in 12 years. He is, in

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