Car Lenders Turn to Remote Disabling Devices for Missed Payments

Car Lenders Turn to Remote Disabling Devices for Missed Payments

If your car fails to start this coming winter, the problem may not be the battery – it could be a missed car payment instead. According to the New York Times, an increasing number of subprime car loan providers are requiring the installation of GPS tracking beacons and starter interrupt devices in the vehicles they […]

Clean Car tips

Clean Car tips

Think of it as a wise investment: Keeping your auto filth-free can boost its resale value and eradicate those nasty end-of-lease excess-wear-and-tear charges. And if you focus on the task at hand, it shouldn’t take more than an hour every two weeks. The Interior A shiny exterior polishes your automotive image with the world, but […]

Follow These Tips To Avoid Drowsy Driving

Follow These Tips To Avoid Drowsy Driving

Have you ever driven home late at night, only to realize that you don’t actually recall the details of the drive? I have, and as a result vowed years ago to rearrange my travel schedule to avoid driving myself home from the airport in a late-night post-business-travel stupor. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Projects calls […]

Texting-While-Driving Study Likens Phone Use to Drug Addiction

Texting-While-Driving Study Likens Phone Use to Drug Addiction

When Huey Lewis sang “I Want a New Drug” back in the ’80s, he could not have foreseen that one day that newfangled pharmaceutical wouldn’t come in pill form but as a phone — and that it would be one of the more dangerous drugs on the market. The active substance in this new “drug” […]

City Drivers Versus Country Drivers: Who’s More Dangerous?

City Drivers Versus Country Drivers: Who’s More Dangerous?

In Aesop’s Fable “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse,” the rural rodent after visiting his urban-dwelling friend’s hustling-and-bustling home returns to the simple life and says of the big city: “It is surrounded by too many dangers to please me.” Most of us can relate on some level to the calming allure of open […]

What Are the Most Damage-Prone Cars?

What Are the Most Damage-Prone Cars?

  According to a 2014 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration comparing different categories of cars and individual models by their relative “damage susceptibility,” some cars are indeed more likely to incur damage or, at least, costly damage — some way more costly — while others are far less so. The report uses data compiled […]

NHTSA Bids You Safe Travels With Winter Driving Tips

NHTSA Bids You Safe Travels With Winter Driving Tips

While the trip in the song took them “over the river and through the wood” by sleigh, the majority of holiday travelers head to Grandmother’s house — or wherever else they go to celebrate — by automobile. Nearly 39 million motorists were estimated to have traveled more than 50 miles from home by car during […]

Taking Care of Your Car

Taking Care of Your Car

If you love your car as much as most people do, you’ll want to take care of it. Here are a few basic maintenance and cleaning tips to keep your car in good shape. Preventive Maintenance Pays Off A trained, qualified mechanic with the expertise and equipment to do the job correctly should perform most […]

NHTSA’s 5 to Drive

NHTSA’s 5 to Drive

Handing over the keys is a worrying experience for most parents, but by setting expectations well before your teen starts to drive, you may be able to reduce your teen’s risk of a crash. NHTSA recommends five rules that parents should set for new drivers.   No Cellphones: It’s not just texting that teen drivers […]

When To Pay Attention – The Consequences of Distracted Driving

When To Pay Attention – The Consequences of Distracted Driving

In 2010, 3092 people were killed in a crash involving a distracted driver. Distraction.gov reports that in June of 2011 more than 196 billion text messages were transmitted in the U.S. and what’s even more alarming – 40% of American teens say they have used their cell phone while driving. Texting while driving has become […]