Archive for May, 2011

Why Cars Should Be Equipped With 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 […]

People Fear Car Breakdowns

Motorists traveling on their own fear that at some point they might have car problems.  This isn’t surprising since drivers are spending more and more time in their car.  People are driving long distances to and from work, and have more errands than ever, so it is inevitable that drivers will experience a breakdown at […]

Why It’s Beneficial For Teens To Wait To Get Their Driver’s Licenses

A recent survey shows that only 29% of teenagers receive their licenses when they become eligible.  This is considerably down from a few years ago in which 43% of teens received their licenses when they were eligible. Some reasons that the numbers have changed are parents who are willing to drive teens, an increase in […]

What’s The Appeal Of A Certified Pre-Owned Car?

Some people think of used cars as being dirty, junky and old.  But a different market is making savvy buyers who are looking for updated vehicles pay attention.  The bonus is that these cars don’t have the sticker price of new cars. Certified pre-owned cars have undergone rigid inspections and been refurbished by their manufacturer.  […]

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Knowing When To Change Your Oil

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, […]

What Vehicles Are Thieves Attracted To?

Apparently, car thieves aren’t all that concerned about stealing vehicles that are fuel-efficient. In fact, SUVs and large pickup trucks are the majority on the top-10 most stolen vehicles list, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute, which is affiliated with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Number one on the list is the Cadillac […]

How You Can Avoid Road Rage

We’ve all been there.  You encounter another driver who loses his temper and elicits road rage directed at you.  And the result is that you yourself become enraged.  Road rage has become a sort of cultural phenomenon that occurs all over the nation. Sometimes road rage even results in accidents that require roadside assistance. People […]

Are You Paying These Unnecessary Car Costs?

Vehicles make people irrational.  They become our babies and we wash and wax them every weekend.  People even talk to their cars and give them an affectionate pat every now and then.  But as much as we love our cars, we don’t need to spend unnecessary money on them.  Here are some things that you […]

Use Your Phone To Unlock Your Car Door

Cell phones are capable of doing just about anything these days, so they might as well be used to unlock your car doors and start your engine. That was Sharp’s logic when it teamed up with Japanese mobile company NTT DOCOMO and Nissan to manufacture a cell phone that you can program to electronically control […]

Toyota’s Attempt To Keep Drunken Drivers Off Roads

Unfortunately, drunk driving is a common practice that is responsible for thousands of car accidents and calls for emergency roadside assistance every year.  Ideally, motorists should take responsibility and not get behind the wheel after drinking, but this doesn’t always happen. Toyota has taken this matter seriously.  Currently, they are in the process of developing […]

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