Not all of us are lucky enough to have a garage or dedicated lock-up to house our vehicles, however much we would prefer the safety and damage prevention associated with such an option. Sometimes it’s necessary to park outside, so here are some tips to help you understand and minimize the risks. Prolonged periods If [...]
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Each and every country the world over will have some laws that could be seen as a little bit on the crazy side; however most of these crazy laws all have one thing in common, they are driving laws. Some literally have no sense at all such as in Denver where it is illegal to [...]
As a vehicle owner, do you know when it’s time to change your tires? Whether you have a minivan, car, truck, SUV, crossover or even a hybrid or electric car, if you don’t pay attention to your tires, they could fail or become damaged. This will end up where you are driving unsafely and can [...]
The snow is gone (if there was any), the ground has thawed and green is slowly returning to the landscape. It’s springtime! Unfortunately, pleasant spring weather can turn nasty in an instant and make driving hazardous. In addition to the headline-grabbing tornadoes that strike during springtime, plain old heavy rain can be just as hazardous [...]
Changes in climate don’t just affect you- they also have a major impact on your vehicle. If you lived in an area with heavy winters, you wouldn’t dare walk outside without proper protection from the elements. The same concept holds true for your car: you can’t expect it to operate effectively if you don’t give [...]
Imagine the horror of careening down a hill in your car, pushing hard on the brake pedal, and being shocked when you don’t slow down. This nightmarish situation is easily prevented, and will likely not happen to you if you regularly check the brake system of your vehicle. Car brakes are one of the most [...]
Saving money wherever possible is high on most people’s agendas these days. With the world economy in the dire state that it is, saving money wherever possible is absolutely necessary. The cost of living is on the up across much of Europe and the United States and one commodity that has skyrocketed in price over [...]
In October 2011 the transport secretary, Philip Hammond, announced plans at the Conservative conference for a consultation to take place on motorway speed limits. The consultation will look at raising the current maximum speed limit on motorways, from the current 70mph to a higher limit of 80mph. Although it may be a popular proposal with [...]
When the time arrives for you to book the car in for a service, there will undoubtedly be that little voice in the back of your head asking “how much is this going to cost me”? Servicing the car can be a real hassle if you don’t know what to look out for both financially [...]
We all depend on our cars to get us to work, for shopping and traveling, and for transportation to family events and parties. To keep our cars on the road providing dependable service, we need to take care of them. Gone are the days when we could do most of our cars’ annual maintenance – [...]
There is nothing that we British like to talk about as much as the weather. Whilst people in other countries may be bemused by this as we rarely have extremes, the reality is that our weather is very changeable and it is often not possible to tell from one day to the next what the [...]
It’s fair to say that driving in this day and age can prove to be fairly hectic in most environments; roads, motorways and freeways become overcrowded and congested daily as busy commuters speed to and from their destinations in a commonly disorderly fashion. Rushing and driving without due care and attention is a mistake with [...]
Car accidents are events that should be avoided at all cost. Even a minor fender-bender can be a headache for all involved. Major car accidents can be downright tragic. Only increased driver awareness and education can reduce the number of car crashes. Red light cameras are not going to be a savior.
Learning to drive is quite an experience, as most old drivers can recount. The eagerness with which most young people approach driving can be a bit scary because they view it as more a hobby than a serious undertaking. This is because, the appeal that driving a set of new or old wheels has for [...]
A recent study conducted by Ledger Marketing in Canada surveyed drivers regarding their “Distracted Driving” habits on the road. Though 19% claimed that they were “Perfect Drivers,” committing none of the driving infractions listed on the survey, further examination showed that they, too, were guilty of some of the same poor driving behaviors.