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Flares typically burn for 15, 20, or 30 minutes. Most are designed to be laid on the roadway, but some have spikes so you can set them vertically along the shoulder of the road. To ignite a fusee or flare you rub two surfaces together, similar to lighting a match. First remove the top cap that protects the scratch surface. Then twist to remove the second cap and thus expose the fusee igniter button. Rub the scratch surface (on the cap) across the igniter button. This, by the way, is not the time to think about where you are going to put the flare.

And it’s cost effective to use drum brakes on the rear for most cars. However, sports and luxury cars don’t skimp; they have disc brakes on all four wheels. I N TE R E S T I N G FAC TS Brake fluid can be one of several different types of hydraulic fluid. In the United States these are described as Dot 3 (most common), Dot 4, or Dot 5. These are made of synthetic oils, silicon, or mineral oils. 46 A F I E L D G U I D E TO A U TO M OT I V E T E C H N O LO G Y 828-CRP AutoTech_interiorR4 3/10/09 6:07 PM Page 47 CD Player B E H AV I O R Rapidly rotates compact discs so you can enjoy the encoded sounds.

Most are designed to be laid on the roadway, but some have spikes so you can set them vertically along the shoulder of the road. To ignite a fusee or flare you rub two surfaces together, similar to lighting a match. First remove the top cap that protects the scratch surface. Then twist to remove the second cap and thus expose the fusee igniter button. Rub the scratch surface (on the cap) across the igniter button. This, by the way, is not the time to think about where you are going to put the flare.

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