It’s National Cat Day, which we just learned from our friends at Uber, who are apparently delivering kittens today. Yes, it’s true! As much as we love the idea of delivering kittens to our network of shops across America for vehicle owners to cuddle and play with while their cars get fixed, we’re working hard […]
We’re now in the midst of Teen Driver Safety Week, and while you may think this is yet another gimmick on the cultural calendar, there’s no more important cause. To back it up, here are some sobering stats from the NHTSA: Almost half of all teen drivers involved in a crash die. 75% of parents […]
A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Car Insurance Insurance is an anomaly among commodities; it’s one purchase that we hope we never have to use. But car insurance is a mandated purchase almost everywhere, and with good reason; if your vehicle were to be stolen, vandalized or in an accident, you could be at risk for […]
“I can’t believe you’d loan me your car without telling me it had a blind spot. I could’ve been killed!” – Biff Tannen, Back to the Future Perhaps the fact that all cars have blind spots is news to some, but it shouldn’t be to you. We all have blind spots due to an area […]
Ever wonder why hospitals like to inspect an infant car seat before newborn babies leave for home? The facts below are compelling. (Sunglasses optional.) We love cars. But surprisingly, motor vehicles are also far and away the top cause of unnatural death for those under 19-years old. Whether behind the wheel or riding as a passenger, […]
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 […]
Once upon a time in the 80s, a kid named Marty McFly hopped into a time traveling DeLorean and paid a visit to 2015 – a distant age filled with all sorts of insanely futuristic things like weather control, hoverboards… and flying cars. Now that 2015 is just around the corner, you may have asked […]
What Is ESC? In short, Electronic Stability Control detects if your car is skidding and kicks in a handful of automatic controls to help you regain control. ESC is usually activated in the event of two potentially life-threatening circumstances: understeer and oversteer. Both understeer and oversteer typically take place when the road is wet. It’s […]
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 […]
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