Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:30 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:30:09 GMT
JOPLIN, MO (RNN) - Two years after a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, MO, new landscape is emerging, but there is still work to be done. Joplin was hit by an EF-5 tornado on May, 22, 2001, thatFull Story >
Two years after a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, MO, new landscape is emerging, but there is still work to be done.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:28 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:28:50 GMT
Motorcycle riders from throughout the tri-state area will depart for Washington D.C. today for a Memorial Day weekend rally honoring military prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action. Nearly oneFull Story >
Motorcycle riders from throughout the tri-state area will depart for Washington, D.C. on Wednesday for a Memorial Day weekend rally honoring military prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:19 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:19:00 GMT
Funeral services are set for a Ft. Thomas man killed in Afghanistan. Visitation for Michael Bradford will be Friday at the Ft. Thomas Mess Hall from 4:00 until 7:30. Funeral services will beginFull Story >
Visitation for Michael Bradford will be Friday at the Ft. Thomas Mess Hall from 4:00 until 7:30. Full Story >
(FOX19) - Your car's odometer can help determine your car's value, lease fees, or even affect your warranty. If yours is off, your vehicle could be racking up more miles than you actually drive, and there's no federal law that regulates odometer accuracy.
FOX19 wanted to see if that could really be the case with any car. So we headed to the Kentucky Speedway. We took four FOX19 vehicles: a 2013 SUV, a 2009 SUV, a 2009 sedan, and a 1993 van. First, we measured one mile on the track keeping in mind the shape and angle of it. We then drove each vehicle one mile, one at a time, in the top lane of the track.
Not one was dead on!
The first vehicle came close. It was off by 8 ft. The second vehicle was off the mark by 14 feet. The van overshot the mark by 28 feet. The car overshot it by 29 feet.
Those may all seem like short distances, but Kelly Blue Book's Jack Nerad said it still counts.
"Over the course of time a few feet suddenly become a mile and miles and miles and miles," said Nerad. "So you odometer being inaccurate can be wildly off. Maybe in your favor or maybe not. As a buyer, you have to consider the fact that the vehicle you're looking at may not have accurate mileage."
Over the vehicle's lifetime those nearly 30 feet can mean more than 500 extra miles.
Garrett Myers fixes odometers for a living. He runs Gene's Speedometer in Milford, Ohio.
He admits it's not easy, but there is one way consumers can test their odometers.
"Go maybe 100 miles or 200 and compare that to what you know the trip should actually be," said Myers. "That's the best way because they're usually off by a small percentage so if you take it on a shorter trip that may not show up."
First, make sure your tires are in good shape; improperly inflated or worn tires can throw off your reading. Another possible issue? The gauge could just be calibrated differently.
Nerad said there are only guidelines when it comes to odometer accuracy. The Society of Automotive Engineers calls for a margin of error up to four percent.
In 1972, Congress passed the Federal Odometer Act. It protects consumers against someone tampering with an odometer, but Nerad added that most are off by a small percentage.
"The fact is the rules are kind of wide-ranging," said Nerad. "They're not as specific as say meat in a meat market. The scale in a meat market has to be spot on, but what happens with an odometer is it's not as precise as that because it's not required to be as precise as that because of either state law or federal law."
Myers said if you do suspect a problem, there is a solution.
"There is a module you can install that can take care of that," said Myers. "But you're talking about spending, you know, $150-200. And it's really something that should be the manufacturer's responsibility, in my opinion."
Another sign of an faulty odometer is the wear of the car. Look at the steering wheel at the seats, even check out the tires. An odometer is an indicator of how much the car has been driven so there are most likely signs elsewhere.
Forbes Magazine released the Top 10 most dangerous U.S. cities. Check out which cities made the list.Full Story >
While most violent crimes dropped by 10 percent in the U.S., the national average is five times the rate it was in 2011. Forbes Magazine released the Top 10 most dangerous U.S. cities. Check out which cities made the list.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentFull Story >
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forFull Story >
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death for some patients who use azithromycin, which is also known as Zithromax or Z-pack.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,Full Story >
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.Full Story >
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