It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, and Michelin has launched a “Beyond the Driving Test” campaign to encourage everyone to share the best driving advice they ever got with the #SharingSafety hashtag. Why is this campaign important? Automobile accidents are the No. 1 killer of teens in America, with more than 5,000 deaths each year […]
11 Did-You-Know Car Facts about the US: There are about 250 million cars on the road. Of those cars, 80% are out of warranty. The average age of a car on the road is 11.4-years old. 62% of millenials don’t have sufficient savings to cover an unexpected $500 car repair. The average cost of a […]
Much as we hate to admit it, our rear-wheel drive car recently got stuck in a snowdrift. We’re happy to report that it was stuck in our driveway, and not on the road, but it was still a nuisance to free it. In order to save you the humiliation and embarrassment, we’ve compiled some tips […]
Governors in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have restricted non-essential travel due to extreme weather. Here’s how the streets of downtown Boston look right now – better suited to a romantic walk than a drive! Are you blizzard-bound, but planning to throw caution to the wind and drive through the storm? We’ve got 11 different […]
Your car’s tires are among the most expensive vehicle-maintenance items you’ll have to cover. Tires are also among the most important safety features. Most of us would never dream of sliding behind the wheel without buckling our seat belts. And in many cases, people make buying decisions based on the availability of front- and side-impact […]
About 75% of drivers have experienced a flat tire. How many of those people were able to change it themselves? Changing a tire yourself can be an especially intimidating prospect, especially if you’ve never done it before. But here’s the good news: it’s not rocket science. Heck, it’s not even intermediate-level auto mechanics! Changing a flat tire […]
Inclement weather may bring obstructions on the roadway, whether wet leaves, piles of snow, black ice or a rain storm’s shallow puddles that are just deep enough to make your car hydroplane. Knowing how to handle your car in the event of an unexpected skid – which can happen in any weather – is imperative. Check […]
Football season is in full swing, and tailgating is on the brain. But this American pastime shares a name with a very aggressive and dangerous driving behavior: following other cars too closely. This is important stuff – apparently aggressive drivers kill two to four times more people than drunk drivers – and if you’re a […]
We’ve all been there: You’re driving along, going about your own business, when some lousy driver cuts you off. The near miss is enough to send your blood pressure rocketing into the danger zone and foul language spilling from your mouth. For some people, the urge to take further action to “even the score” becomes […]
Driving safely at highway speeds requires a combination of skill, judgment and attention. Throw any one of these out the window and you’re only creating a recipe for disaster that could earn you a costly fine or get you into a serious car accident. Of the incredibly long laundry list of things you should never […]
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