Monthly Archives: April 2017

Always Replace Headlight Bulbs in Pairs

Typically, motorists will only replace a headlight bulb that has burned out or is failing. However, replacing just one failed bulb can result in an unbalanced or unpredictable headlight beam, which presents a potential safety risk. From the driver’s perspective, the road ahead will not be properly lit, and the driver will not get the full benefit of the vehicle’s headlights as the car maker originally intended. From the oncoming driver’s perspective, an uneven headlamp beam can create an equally risky safety issue. The oncoming car will be harder to see and difficult to posi ... read more

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A Little Auto Care Goes a Long Way

Performing simple preventative maintenance on your vehicle will go a long way toward protecting your vehicle investment, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “Buying a new car today comes with a hefty price tag when you add up the down payment, monthly car payments and higher insurance rates. Neglecting its care can mean even higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs and lost resale value,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “By following a proactive auto care plan, the typical car should deliver at least 200,000 miles of safe, dep ... read more

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Driver Safety

Basic Tire Maintenance for Every Driver

The tires are the only thing between the vehicle and the road. When they are properly inflated and in good condition, the handling, stability and safety of the vehicle will be maximized. Conversely, when the tires are under inflated, worn out or damaged, all of the safety systems on the vehicle cannot overcome the loss of control that comes with a blow-out or hydroplaning situation. Air pressure in a tire is like oil in an engine; when it is low, the resulting internal damage is unseen until it is too late. Tires naturally lose 1-2 psi per month, so ongoing neglect will eventually result in a ... read more

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Automotive News

Evening Rush Hours Are Hurting Drivers, Study Shows

Most people know that driving during rush hour, whether in the morning or evening, is a recipe for frustration. You'll likely have to deal with slow-moving traffic, heavy congestion and a time-consuming trip thanks to all of the people on the roads – and the occasional accidents they may cause along the way.   Congested commutes take your time TomTom recently released its fifth annual Traffic Index. This report analyzes traffic conditions across the world, providing some insights that may help drivers plan their routes. According to its latest data, people ... read more

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Driver Safety
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