Archive for January, 2010

A Ride-Sharing Site That Uses iPhone

Many companies have offered ride-sharing sites on the Internet that help fill seats in people’s cars and conserve gas use and greenhouse gasses, however, has the big advantage of being affiliated with iPhone. This downloadable application lets motorists create a social network of vehicles and passengers who are traveling in the same direction.  In […]

Equip Your Car With An Emergency Kit

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 […]

Finding A Good Auto Body Shop

After a car accident, it is as important to find the right auto body shop, as it is to find the right contractor for home repairs.  You can have your road service program tow your vehicle directly to the repair shop that you choose. There are over 34,000 auto body shops in the nation, which […]

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How You Should Negotiate With A Car Dealer

Do you find that you are apprehensive about negotiating with an auto dealer?  Shopping for a vehicle doesn’t have to be nerve-racking, however, you need to be aware of a few things that you shouldn’t say to a dealer. First, you shouldn’t start talking about monthly payments, instead focus on negotiating the purchase price.  It […]

Routine Maintenance May Save Your Life

Every year there are more than 10,000 vehicle accidents in the nation and approximately 450 people die as a result of the collision.  Many of these accidents can be avoided by having routine maintenance performed on your car. The vehicle is by far the most popular means of transportation in the U.S.  In fact, 91% […]

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Gas Saving Tactics

Most people realize that hypermiling is not the safest practice; in fact it leads to car accidents. However, many people still do it.  Well now, AAA is weighing in with their view on the subject. AAA has released a very strong warning saying that practices to save gas, in which illegal driving techniques are used, […]

Don’t Find Yourself With A Dead Battery

It is an awful feeling when you go to start your car in the morning, just to discover that your battery is weak.  Luckily, many people have a road service program that can help them in this situation, but unfortunately, others don’t.  If a car isn’t getting sufficient power, it won’t start, however, help is […]

Controversy Over A Recent Recall Site

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration created the new website, where people can sign up and get emails that notify you about automotive recalls.  It’s a pretty good idea, right?  All you have to do is give your vehicle information to the NHTSA and you will get notifications by cell phone, PDA, email, or […]

Bluetooth Adapter For Your Steering Wheel

For you drivers out there who are determined to stick with your Bluetooth-less vehicle for a little longer, yet who would like to take advantage of that technology, there may be an easy solution that doesn’t attach to your sun visor. The new Steering Wheel Bluetooth Adapter fastens to the steering wheel on the inside […]

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New Safety Feature To Protect Against Side Impacts

Almost all light trucks and passenger cars for the 2010 model year are going to be equipped with standard side airbags, thanks to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and an agreement in 2003 that was signed by all of the main carmakers. Except for fleet sales, all cars are going to have side airbags […]