Archive for October, 2010

Why Is It So Important To Maintain Tire Pressure?

It is very important to maintain a correct tire pressure for the safety of your vehicle, especially when cold weather can cause the air pressure in tires to decrease. It is estimated that 650 people are killed and 32,000 are injured as a result of car crashes related to problems with tires.  However, a recent […]

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Which States Have Elevated Car Insurance Costs?

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recently performed a study to determine what the best and worst states are in the country for auto insurance.  According to the study, you are paying the highest insurance premiums if you live in the Northeast. New Jersey proved to be the most expensive state.  On average, premiums in […]

Why Leasing May Be A Good Option For You

Car shoppers are always questioning whether they should lease or buy.  But, here’s another question for shoppers: Will you even be able to lease your next vehicle? U.S. carmakers’ financial subsidiaries have had to cut back on their leasing program, because of lower used-car values, especially with large vehicles. Based on reports of poor earnings, […]

What Is A Supercar?

Sports car enthusiasts consider the supercar to be the ultimate vehicle.  What is a supercar you may ask?  A supercar is a very high-end sports car that has power and handling that is exceptional. It can be challenging to find one of these cars, and even more of a challenge to find the funds for […]

The One Thing You Can Do To Keep Your Car Running

The recommended intervals for oil changes have increased a significant amount over the last ten years.  It used to be that oil changes were recommended every 3,000 miles, but now recommendations are for every 8,000 miles.  This is great news for drivers because it means less time at the mechanic and less money spent.  However, […]

Tips On Finding A Good Auto Body Shop

After a vehicle 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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Patching A Tire Is As Easy As 1,2,3

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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How To Drive With Anti-Lock Brakes

Anti-lock braking systems, or ABS, were made available for cars in America in 1978.  Mercedes-Benz was the first carmaker to install them on their vehicles.  Then, Cadillac began installing ABS on their luxury vehicles in 1986. ABS utilizes onboard computers, which have links to the wheel sensors, that make the brakes automatically pump at a […]

What Should You Have In A Car Emergency Kit?

An emergency on the road can occur at any time, whether you have an old or new car.  Any number of problems could cause it, from a flat tire or breakdown, to running out of gas.  There are several things you can do to prepare yourself for a situation such as this.  First, you should […]

Why It’s Worth Buying Quality Windshield Wipers

Vehicle safety and maintenance is about performing all of the little things right, like replacing your windshield wipers frequently.  A simple task such as this could save you from an accident or help you avoid calling for emergency roadside assistance.   And, purchasing a quality pair of windshield wipers will only cost you $10, according to […]