Happy Herald - Happy Motoring http://www.happyherald.com/articles.sec-8514-1-happy-motoring.html <![CDATA[Kiely Ricardo is a name to remember]]> Every day at the track, she drooled at the chance to be in the race, but never found the opportunity to do so. She hoped to be behind the wheel as a driver, not on the sidelines watching the cars go by. Ricardo was always being pushed to become a horseback rider because all her cousins were involved with horses.]]> <![CDATA[Many teens opting out on getting a driver’s license]]> Today, teenagers are holding off getting their driver’s license. Going places is no longer the main reason to connect with friends; now they have the internet and cell phones, using means like Snapchat, Facebook or being a gamer which allow you to hang out together without being together.]]> <![CDATA[Put the Brakes on Cell Phone Addiction]]> Did you know that cell phone addiction is rather likely? If you are reading this article on your cell phone, don’t feel alone, On average, a person who is CPA (cell phone addicted), spends three hours a day on their phone. In your lifetime it can add up to 1140.]]> <![CDATA[Auto Parts, Online Retailers verses Brick and Mortar Stores]]> With this new venture, Amazon will put itself in direct competition with major auto parts retailers like, Napa, O’Reilly, Auto Zone and Advanced Auto Parts. Robert Bosch, Federal-Mogul, Dorman Products and Cardone Industries are just a few of the major auto parts manufactures to sell products at Amazon.]]> <![CDATA[Are Automotive Technicians at A Critical Stage?]]> The Automotive Industry is changing each day, with new challenges, emissions standards and technology. Trying to keep up with the chaos is not always easy. Being a part of this industry for over 40 years, I am one of the lucky ones to have embraced new technology, but not all in this business have.]]> <![CDATA[Hemi-Powered Classics]]> If you remember the ´50s and ´60s, then the word “Hemi” can bring back some fond memories. The Chrysler Hemi engines, known by the trademark Hemi, are a series of I6 and V8 engines built by Chrysler with hemispherical combustion chambers.]]> <![CDATA[Selling your car at Auction]]> Finding the correct avenue to obtain the best audience of buyers along with the best value in return will take research. With so many car auction shows on television these days, you must set a price to start the bidding process, now you can find out what many of the cars are bringing in.]]> <![CDATA[Is Auto Repair Insurance Necessary?]]> You see commercials on TV and emails in your inbox trying to persuade you to pur- chase Auto Repair Insurance. Most can be very convincing. So is this a wise choice to make? The way this type of insurance is supposed to work is simple. Purchase the coverage for your vehicle while it’s still in proper running condition.]]> <![CDATA[Autonomous Technology and Rooftop Satellites]]> So exactly how does this fit into your vehicle. With its first-of-a-kind satellite technology that can connect anything that moves, Kymeta is delivering on the promise of connectivity. Their terminals are flat, light, and have no moving parts, bringing high-throughput communication to vehicles and places it has never been before.]]> <![CDATA[Commitment to Quality, Aftermarket Parts]]> I was impressed with the concept of the conference because it was not just about bringing companies together and meeting each other, but to also discuss employee morale, how to maintain good employees, strategies and looking to the future in the automotive industry.]]> <![CDATA[Hana Farley, A Woman With Substance]]> Today more and more women are moving into the mainstream of automotive work. I continue to find it interesting to discover what actually inspires these women early on in life. In this woman’s story, the initial desire to pursue a field of auto repair came from her father, like many women I have interviewed in previous stories.]]> <![CDATA[Engine Death From Lack Of Oil Changes]]> Your engine works hard to get you from point A to point B, and without maintenance it will only cost you money in the long run. As you review the photos from an actual customer from a Dealership where my co-host Staci Segura once worked, you’ll see the worst that can happen.]]> <![CDATA[Zinc's Removal From Engine Oils and its Effects on Older Engines]]> So you ask, what is Zinc and why should I add it to my engine at oil changes? There has been a lot of confusion in the last few years about the lowering of zinc and phosphorus levels in modern oils and how these lower levels relate to classic and...]]> <![CDATA[Spark Plugs Basics]]> It’s time to tune up your car, so you head to the auto parts store. If you are not familiar with which plug is correct for your car, what should you do? Many of the Parts Counter salespeople can look up what came as original equipment when the...]]> <![CDATA[Chiwami Takagi, Female Air Race Pilot]]> Air Racing is a unique and dangerous sport with only one place in the United States that hosts the event, Reno, Nevada. Every year in September the Reno/Stead Airport transforms into a small city of pilots, crews, vendors and the coolest and fastest of airplanes you could ever see.]]> <![CDATA[Self-driving Vehicles just received a big Jump]]> Self-Driving vehicles just received a Big Jump to Big Rigs. Technology has taken a leap into the transportation industry – Uber has purchased the company OTTO for some $680 million dollars. Today’s crash-avoidance systems are the mile markers to tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles.]]> <![CDATA[Owning A Classic Car]]> A nother Hot August Nights Car Show and Shine in Reno, Nevada is in the history books. After 10 days of Classic Cars, Swap meets, dancing, classic music and showing off your beautiful car, many people come away wanting to own one. So what should you know before you race over to an auction or comb the classifieds for that perfect ride?.]]> <![CDATA[Airnag theft and fraud: A growing crime trend]]> What are the facts about Airbag Theft and Fraud? The Insurance industry statistics show that approximately 50,000 airbags are stolen each year, resulting in an annual loss of more than $50 million to vehicle owners and their insurers. In the long run, we, the consumers, end up paying the bill due to higher insurance and vehicle costs.]]> <![CDATA[Things To Do Before Your Teen Gets Their Driver´s License]]> Car Insurance. Check with your insurance agent prior to your new driver hitting the road to insure you have the accurate amount of coverage. Many insurance companies offer a good student discount requiring a higher Grade Point Average. This will help reduce your monthly premium.]]> <![CDATA[Things you need to know when talking to the mechanic shop!]]> Knowledge is power. Do you feel as if sometimes you are being pressured into purchasing repairs for your vehicle when you take it in for a simple oil change? Then you are fed a line which you cannot completely understand? Well with a little bit of knowledge about your cars´ repairs, you could save yourself a lot of money.]]>