safety tips

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.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

How do I know when my tires need to be replaced?

How do I know when my tires need to be replaced?

Keeping your tires properly inflated not only increases your car’s fuel efficiency but also improves your car’s handling, braking ability and ride quality. Yet despite these benefits, more than a quarter of all passenger vehicles on U.S. roads have significantly underinflated tires, illustrating just how little attention our tires receive [source: NHTSA]. Over time that […]

5 Completely Wrong Ways to Drive in High Winds

5 Completely Wrong Ways to Drive in High Winds

Regardless of where you stand on global warming or climate change or the Mayan apocalypse, there’s no denying that the weather seems to have gotten especially wacky in the past few years. Extremely powerful tornadoes are touching down willy-nilly, and the hurricane season seems to last all year. It’s only a matter of time before […]

Top 10 Safe Driving Tips

Top 10 Safe Driving Tips

Today, we drive safer cars on safer roads; decades of advertisements and public information campaigns have made most of us safer drivers. As a result, the U.S. logged the lowest accident fatality rate ever recorded in 2008 [source: NHTSA]. Despite this progress, unfortunately, the number of auto accidents and fatalities nationwide is still quite staggering: […]

Multitasking is Dangerous

Multitasking is Dangerous

  If you think that your ability to text, talk, or email while driving is impressive… think again! It’s dangerous, and it can lead to a dangerous situation on the road. We may feel compelled to check our phones whenever we hear our alert tones— and, maybe you have been able to do so without […]

More Car Safety Tips

More Car Safety Tips

Keep your car properly maintained If your car is well maintained, it will be safer to drive. You’ll need to make sure that all the parts of your car (like the engine, windows, lights, belts, tires, etc.) are in good working order. Keep with the maintenance schedule as noted in your vehicles’s manual. Not sure […]