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. […]

Is Your Teen Ready to Drive Alone?

Arizona has strict requirements for teen drivers. Teens who are at least 15 years and six months old can be eligible for a graduated instruction permit, which requires a licensed adult to remain in the front seat at all times. After holding the instruction permit for at least six months, teens may be eligible to […]

Spotlight on Different Towing Methods

Your car could potentially break down at any time and in any location, leaving you stranded on the side of the road. Fortunately, towing companies are available on a 24/7 basis to send out tow truck drivers to rescue stranded motorists. A large towing company will typically have a diverse fleet that can handle different […]