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Bad driving habits to avoid

Let's face it, with the world seemingly moving faster and faster, we sometimes skip steps to get to the end quicker. Let's try to stop doing this while driving! Here are some bad habits to work on stopping!   Failing to signal. It's important to let other drivers and pedestrians know your next move so they can slow down and accommodate. Signal at least 100 feet in advance. Also, don't be the person that leaves their signal on after they have turned! Riding the brakes. Keeping your foot on the vehicle brake pedal might be causing excess strain on your brakes. [...]

2019-11-20T02:51:15+00:00November 15th, 2019|automotive knowledge, car shopping, safety|

Thanksgiving Road Trip Tips

Thanksgiving for most Americans means spending time and sharing a great feast with loved ones, however, sometimes a road trip is involved to get to the festivities. Here are some tips to make it go as smooth as possible this year! Prep your vehicle - Make sure tires and pressures are good, pack a first aid kit, make sure you have roadside assistance or a spare tire and jack just in case. Better to be prepared than to be stuck on the side of the road in holiday traffic! Make sure you get a good nights sleep the night before [...]

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat!

Parking your vehicle in a parking lot, decorating it and handing out candy to the kiddos, in a safe environment, sounds like fun right? This style of trick or treating is becoming more and more popular due to the safety, fun, and creativity it brews up! Here are some tips, and ideas to help you make the best of it!   First off - pick a theme for your "trunk" - do you have a favorite movie? character? zombies?! The possibilities are endless. Make a list and weigh out your options and what you could decorate with Think outside the [...]

2019-10-28T14:16:57+00:00October 28th, 2019|safety|

Teen Driver Tips

Do You Have a New Teen Driver?   The time has come to show the new driver in the house the rules of the road! Buckle up and let's go over some tips to help the ride go as smooth as possible!   First off, RELAX! Remember any stress you are feeling, they will feel it too so take a deep breath and enjoy the moment! Try to remember back to when you were learning, was there anything that stood out that you would like to do differently? Now is your chance! Be sure to have the new driver go [...]

Understanding the Safety Features of Today

Lets Talk Basics Do you own a car newer than the late '90s? Chances are very good that it has antilock brakes and traction control. In most vehicles, these features are now standard. ABS brakes use sensors to detect the rotational speed of each wheel, and then a controller uses valves and pumps to meter braking effort accordingly when it detects a wheel that may be on the verge of locking up and skidding. Traction control uses a processor (sometimes integral with the ABS controller) that monitors the rotational speed of the wheels and uses braking friction to slow a [...]

The Disappearing Minivan

With SUVs and Crossover's gaining more and more popularity, Minivan sales have dropped off in the last few years. The main factor for this drop in sales is that people just love the versatility and look of the SUV. Let's say you are looking for a family vehicle, a few years back the family car was a minivan, but now, there are many options to choose from! Let's dive into some of those choices! SUV - With the option of Front Wheel Drive, All Wheel Drive or even Four Wheel Drive, these family movers are very versatile. They don't have [...]

What is Adaptive Cruise Control

As our vehicles become more intelligent, one feature you might want to learn more about is Adaptive Cruise Control. When activated, this technology automatically slows down or speeds up to keep your speed set where you want it. This also keeps pace with the car in front of you so if they slow down, you slow down. You can choose your following distance usually based on car lengths. Adaptive Cruise Control Capabilities Once set, adaptive cruise control provides limited braking or full control braking to maintain the set distance. If the car in front of you slows down or stops, [...]

2019-10-15T15:35:33+00:00September 26th, 2019|automotive knowledge, car buying, safety, technology|