Archive for September, 2010

Things To Consider When Looking For A Road Service Program

The days are gone when you could do a roadside repair with chewing gum and tights.  In modern vehicles you need professional help for anything more than a puncture.  It’s reassuring to know that help is only a phone call away, but it can be difficult to choose a roadside assistance program.  There have been […]

Look For Special Car Financing Deals

Credit is a key factor when an auto shopper is trying to figure out how much they will pay for a car.  However, according to experts, people should look at various dealers to compare special financing deals.  This is as important as shopping around for a car type. It is important to request a copy […]

Teenage Drivers Face Numerous Challenges

Talking on a cell phone impairs drivers to the same extent of a drunk driver with a blood alcohol level of .08.  This is one distraction that teenagers deal with while behind the wheel.  They often like to multi-task while driving, which is very risky for themselves and other people. And in modern times, teens […]

Hybrids Require Certified Technicians To Make Repairs

More motorists are deciding to switch to hybrid cars for better fuel-efficiency, however, just like any car; hybrids need common maintenance and occasional repairs.  A regular mechanic can do work that is routine, yet you will need hybrid-certified mechanics for jobs that are more extensive. According to a Toyota service director in Tampa, hybrid work […]

Battery Care May Keep You From Being Stranded On The Road

There’s nothing more inconvenient than turning your ignition just to find that you have a dead battery.  At that point the only thing you can do is get a jump-start or call for roadside assistance.  However, there are some preventative measures that you can take to avoid getting stuck in this position. Regardless of the […]

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High-Tech Car Gadgets

More and more cars are being loaded with high-tech advances.  In fact, some luxury car models have up to 80 switches and knobs to allow for advanced safety and comfort of motorists.  Yet, there are more high-tech gadgets coming onto the market. Soon there will be sign recognition systems that will be able to read […]

Car Safety Features That Benefit Elderly Drivers

What features can help older drivers stay safe and comfortable on the road and avoid road service calls?  The American Automobile Association has the following recommendations to help older drivers. First, it is helpful to have a steering wheel that tilts and telescopes.  This puts the driver 10 inches from the airbag, and also alleviates […]

Is Haggling With Car Dealers A Thing Of The Past?

Car dealers have haggled with their customers for years.  This practice has allowed salesmen to con buyers into buying cars and new car warranties, using all kinds of negotiating strategies.  But car dealers have paid for it by being known as untrustworthy. Some dealers are changing their ways by dumping haggling.  The eighth largest chain […]

Save Big On A Used Car

If you’re dreaming of purchasing a new vehicle, but can’t afford the high payment, you’re in luck.  You can switch out your car without going into debt.  To get more value for your money buy pre-owned. The second that a new car rolls out of the dealership, it drops in price.  In fact, you will […]

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Gas Saving Practices That Put You In Danger

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, […]