Car Thief Sprayed With Invisible Ink During Break-In

Car Thief Sprayed With Invisible Ink During Break-In

  A car thief was caught red – or rather green – handed after attempting to steal from a car fitted with an anti-theft device. SmartWater traceable liquid burst on Yafet Askale’s face as he rifled through valuables in a bait car set out by police in Brent, England. According to The Telegraph, Askale initially […]

How Most Parents Are Failing Their Teen Drivers

How Most Parents Are Failing Their Teen Drivers

  Handing over the keys is a rite of passage. For a newly minted teen driver, it’s a step toward independence. For mom or dad, it’s a cue to become less involved.   That may be a big mistake.   Too often, parents are removing themselves from a teen driver’s education at the precise time […]

10 Serious Mistakes in Car Maintenance

10 Serious Mistakes in Car Maintenance

  When a car does what it’s supposed to do, it’s pretty easy to take it for granted. But things can (and do) go wrong with no notice at all. Sometimes parts fail without any kind of warning — without a grace period that would let you know something’s wrong so that you might have […]

Keeping Kids Safe

Keeping Kids Safe

  Trunk Entrapment   Children are naturally curious and love to explore their surroundings. So, if you leave your kids unattended, in or near a vehicle, it won’t be long before they are playing in it. Hide and seek can turn deadly if they get trapped in the trunk, where temperatures can rise very quickly […]

Car Seat Recommendations for Children

Car Seat Recommendations for Children

  There are many car seat choices on the market. Use the information below to help you choose a car seat that best meets your child’s needs.   Birth – 12 Months Your child under age 1 should always ride in a rear-facing car seat. There are different types of rear-facing car seats: Infant-only seats […]

5 Engine Oil Myths

5 Engine Oil Myths

  We all know that our cars need engine oil in order to operate smoothly. The role of engine oil is to keep the moving parts of the engine lubricated, to protect them against rust corrosion, and — with modern detergent oil additives — to keep them free of sludge and general engine gunk.   […]

Top 10 Speeds Clocked on the Autobahn

Top 10 Speeds Clocked on the Autobahn

  For most Americans, the German autobahn is a near-mythical beast, a serpentine wonderland of multi-lane blacktop where the speed limit has been slain and the fiery horses under the hood can be unleashed. It sounds almost too good to be true. A public road, in a notoriously buttoned-up country, where a person can drive […]

5 Cheap Ways to Increase Horsepower

5 Cheap Ways to Increase Horsepower

  Your car is fine. It’s got a great stereo, and you’ve been driving it long enough that the seat has that perfect butt-groove going on. You’ve been pretty diligent about taking care of it, with regular oil changes and trips through the car wash. But wouldn’t it be nice if it were, I don’t […]

What drivers really do behind the wheel

What drivers really do behind the wheel

  If every accident report filed with insurance agencies were true, America’s roads would be a wild freak show of deer large enough to span four lanes and rockslides that toss boulders and trees into the path of traffic about every five minutes. It seems that, like the cast of ‘Heroes,’ almost every driver has […]

How Defensive Driving Works

How Defensive Driving Works

  Approximately 6 million collisions occur on America’s roads each year [source: NHTSA]. These accidents kill approximately 40,000 Americans and injure 2 million more annually. They also cost the U.S. government about $164 billion — or about $1,000 per person per year [sources: KCBS, CDC Faststats, Los Alamos National Lab].   No one plans to […]