This morning, we came across a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a broken-down car. At some point or another, we’ve all been there, right? Even if your bills are paid, an emergency car repair or two can quickly put you in a financial hole. Just remember – when it’s time to fix your ride, […]
Teen drivers have a notorious reputation for driving dangerously, but that’s not without reason – according to the LA Times, drivers ages 16 to 19 are about three times more likely than drivers age 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. These days, most new cars are equipped with high-tech safety features that save […]
Of all the hazards you face on a daily basis when you’re behind the wheel of your car, pedestrians represent the greatest danger, though not necessarily to you. Not physically, anyway. Let’s face it – a pedestrian is no match against a moving car. But the damage that you’re capable of inflicting upon another human […]
Summer’s here and the time is right… for blasting your car’s AC. But just because it’s hotter than heck outside doesn’t mean you should use your car’s air conditioner willy-nilly. There are actually a handful of best practices that you can employ to get the most out of your AC, ensuring longevity of life and […]
We all know you will need to replace your brake pads at some point, but because the life of brakes varies so greatly with the type of driving, we never know when is when. Here is a short primer for all drivers to understand when it’s time for a brake replacement. What to Look (Or Listen) For… […]
The dog days of summer are approaching, and with high temps and your AC pumping away, your car may be more likely to overheat, sending your car’s temperature gauge (and your blood pressure) off the charts. If you’re on the highway, in the middle of nowhere, or stuck in heavy traffic, and your car overheats, […]
With all the talk about hybrid and electric cars – including the recent news that Tesla Motors has decided to make its patents available to the public – it’s almost easy to overlook the fact that electric motorcycles sales are starting to gain traction. In a recent USA Today article, it was predicted that e-motorcycle […]
Everybody knows that texting is one of the most dangerous things you can do while driving. That’s why it’s against the law in 44 states. And there are also a growing number of states now prohibiting people from talking on their cell phones while driving. This has led to an explosion in the manufacture and […]
MADD fact: In 2011, 226 children were killed in drunk driving crashes. Of those, 54% were riding with the drunk driver. Drunk driving kills thousands of people every year in the United States. According to the Bureau of Transportation, three people die in alcohol-related accidents every two hours. With statistics like these, it’s on all of […]
Most drivers have an inherent understanding of the basic rules of the road. Green means go. Red means stop. Speed limits are there to save lives. But there are some rules that aren’t as obvious. For example, did you know that on highways with more than two lanes the left lane is reserved only for […]
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