Archive for April, 2009

Independent Repair Shops Are Suffering

People often try to choose a repair shop that is close to their homes and that they believe to be trustworthy. However, the time may be coming when motorists aren’t going to have the freedom to pick whichever repair shop they want. Cars today are operated through computers, therefore to determine what repairs need to […]

Honda Is Teaming Up With Lollapalooza And The Austin Music Festival

Honda is now going to team up with C3, which is better known as the promoter of the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza. Those two festivals bring in thousands of fans every year to Austin, Texas and Chicago. Honda is hoping to reach out to those fans through an “eco-partnership.” Honda is going […]

Patching A Tire Is Easier Than People Think

It’s the moment that every motorist dreads, a flat tire. You don’t know if you ran over glass or hit a nail, but you need to take action. You may need to call for road service, and then you have to have the tire fixed or do it yourself. Surprisingly, it isn’t that hard to […]

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Can A Windshield Crack Be Fixed?

Many motorists have been in the situation where an object hits their windshield and a big crack shows up.  Your windshield might even end up bad enough that you have to call your road service program.  However, when do you know if it necessary to replace the windshield or if the crack can just be […]

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Prepare Your Car For The Summer Heat

When motorists think of seasonal driving problems, they tend to think of winter dangers, such as sleet, snow and ice.  But winter months are not the only time that seasonal scares affect cars. Also of great threat are sizzling summer months.  In the heat, lubricants and fluids break down at a more rapid pace, and […]

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The Smart Car Rates High In Safety

Smart cars are becoming more and more popular because of the downsizing trend. But many consumers have reservations about the safety of this car because of its 8 feet long, 5 feet tall dimensions. So how does the Smart car measure up in safety? According to crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway […]

Why Carmakers Sell Different Models Overseas

Many people wonder why carmakers sell different models overseas than in the U.S. And, why is it so hard to bring a popular vehicle in Europe to the U.S. For example, if Ford has success selling the Fiesta in Europe, which would fit the needs of Americans who are more gas conscious than ever, why […]

Auto Emergency Kits

Modern vehicles are designed safer to survive accidents and keep passengers safe. Virtually all automakers include emergency kits installed by the factory. This is either due to competitive pressure or government regulations. Most of the roadside kits include reflective markers, jumper cables, and flashlights. These kits typically deal with mechanical and accident breakdowns. Today’s automobiles […]

Drowsy Driving

Most motorists have experienced the drowsy driving syndrome.  Either you’ve been the driver yourself or you’ve been in the passenger seat.  Many wrecks and road service calls can be avoided if drivers aren’t drowsy.  Here are some signs to look for in a drowsy driver. If the driver is weaving drowsiness may be setting in.  […]

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Roadside Assistance Is A Must For Commuters

Many commuters end up experiencing a break down at one point or another. These are breakdowns that happen between 7-9 am and leave people stranded on the side of the road. A roadside assistance program is the best way for commuters to protect themselves in this event. Breakdowns are scary because they leave drivers feeling […]