Archive for April, 2010

Getting The Right Child Safety Seat

Modern cars provide safety for adults, but it is up to parents to provide the special protection needed for children.  However, there are many different types of Child seats out there today, which can make it confusing for adults to know what to choose for their child.  There are three different types of seats. Infant […]

Posted in Road Service

Carpool To Save On Gas Money

With people wanting to save money on gas and the trend for green living, motorists are looking to carpooling as an option.  This way of commuting is good for the pocketbook, the environment, and perhaps even people’s social lives. People who ride in carpools find each other through websites, word of mouth, employers, and the […]

Posted in Road Service

The Upcoming 2011 Chevrolet Volt

The upcoming Chevrolet Volt, which is an electric plug-in hybrid, is quite impressive.  This four-door hatchback appears very different from the concept car in the 2007 Detroit Auto Show.  GM claims that the production Volt had to be more aerodynamic to provide the efficiency that GM was aiming for. Just like GM announced previously, the […]

Posted in Road Service

Texting While Driving May Prove Deadly

It can be tempting to text-message in your car, especially if you’re stuck in traffic.  You assume that there is little risk involved, however, if the person in front of you stops a little faster than you intended, all of a sudden you may find yourself calling your road service program. Recent studies show that […]

Posted in Road Service

Look Under The Hood Before You Buy A Used Car

When purchasing a used car you need to do your homework.  This includes doing a thorough inspection of the vehicle, and don’t forget to look under the hood. You don’t want to end up with a car that will leave you stranded calling for road service.  Here are some things you need to be aware […]

Posted in Road Service

Why Aren’t Cars In Europe Introduced In The U.S.?

Why is it so hard to bring a popular vehicle in Europe to the U.S?  Many people wonder why carmakers sell different models overseas than in the U.S. The main reason is differing standards in safety.  What is acceptable in Europe doesn’t always pass the test with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  U.S. law […]

Perform Spring Car Maintenance To Keep Your Car In Shape

Spring is finally here, and with it comes spring-cleaning.  However, don’t just clean your house, also clean up your vehicle and make sure it’s in tip-top shape.  Not only will it help your car look it’s best, it will keep you from having to call your road service program. First, to help your vehicle look […]

Posted in Road Service

Sleepy Drivers Are Hazardous

Many drivers have experienced feeling drowsy behind the wheel.  Either you have been with someone else feeling sleepy, or you’ve been the one trying to stay awake.  Many car accidents and calls for road service are easily avoided by avoiding getting behind the wheel when you’re drowsy.  Here are some warning signs that a driver […]

Posted in Road Service

Is It Wise To Buy Your Teen Driver A Car?

Many parents struggle with the decision of whether to purchase their teenager a vehicle.  Often, parents can afford a new vehicle, but they are concerned with indulging their children in this way.  So what is the answer? If parents spend too little on a vehicle, their teenager may wind up with a junker that is […]

Posted in Road Service

Is It Worth Paying More For Synthetic Oil?

Many motorists aren’t sure whether they should use regular or synthetic oil in their cars.  The answer depends on the age of the vehicle, mileage, and the recommendations by the carmaker. Vehicles with high mileage that are older often have excessive engine wear that allows oil to leak internally.  Synthetic oil isn’t recommended on these […]

Posted in Road Service