Leading Causes of Big Rig Breakdowns

The explosive rise of e-commerce has fueled a growing demand for commercial transportation and delivery services. Although the transportation and logistics industry has been streamlined by sophisticated technology, it’s still susceptible to problems like commercial vehicle breakdowns. Big rig drivers understand the importance of doing pre-trip, on-route, and post-trip inspections. However, it isn’t always possible […]

How Much Alcohol Does It Take to Impair Driving?

Everyone knows that it’s not safe to drink and drive. Yet, countless people do it anyway, believing that they didn’t consume enough alcohol to impair their ability to drive safely. This raises the question: How much alcohol can you safely consume before your ability to drive safely is jeopardized? A Look at BAC Levels Blood […]

Loose Objects and Dangerous Debris: Know the Risks and Avoid Them

The average driver has many loose objects inside their vehicle, like water bottles, purses, and children’s toys. These loose objects can inflict serious injuries in the event of a crash. If you’re driving along at 50 miles per hour and a car crash causes your vehicle to stop suddenly, a one-pound object will travel through […]

Heading North for the Holidays? Know These Winter Weather Etiquette Tips

Many Southerners have trouble driving in the winter weather up north. If you’ll be heading north to be with family and friends this holiday season or taking a trip to the mountains, it doesn’t hurt to brush up on a few basics. In addition to driving carefully while it’s snowing or sleeting, you should adhere […]

Your Power Steering Goes Out…What to Do Next

Have you ever wondered how a smooth, easy turn of the steering wheel is capable of moving a vehicle that weighs well over a ton? It’s all thanks to power steering, which first made its debut during the 1950s. Power steering enables greater maneuverability and comfort for the driver. In older model cars, power steering […]

What Are the Most Common Types of Car Accidents?

About six million car accidents occur in the U.S. every year. Every time you get in a vehicle, you are at risk of being involved in a traffic accident. While it’s important to practice defensive driving skills to lower your risk of a crash, it’s also important to know what to do in the event […]

Reducing Road Rage During Your Daily Commute

Road rage is a common sight during rush hour, and it may be a problem that you experience yourself. While it is understandable to become frustrated in grid-locked traffic, it’s also incredibly unsafe to let road rage get out of hand. Unfortunately, road rage can escalate quickly and even lead to conflicts with other drivers. […]

How to Handle Your Car When the Brakes Fail

It’s a nightmarish situation: You need to slow your car down to avoid an obstacle or adjust to changes in traffic patterns, but your brakes suddenly stop responding. It’s easy to panic in this situation, but it’s critically important to keep a clear head. Staying calm will help you remember the following steps. Downshifting the […]

What Does a Flashing Check Engine Light Mean?

A check engine light could indicate a wide range of problems. These include oxygen sensor failure, spark plug problems, a vacuum hose leak, and even something as minor as a loose gas cap. While a check engine light should always be investigated, it isn’t always a major emergency. However, a flashing check engine light is […]

What to Do When Your Car Is Out of Control

Vehicles are much safer than they were even a decade ago. Advancements are being made in motor vehicle technology all the time, from safer antilock brakes to radar collision detection and avoidance systems. Yet, it’s still possible to lose control of your car. Every driver must know how to respond, just in case it happens. […]