How to Deal with Brake Failure

Brake failure is unnerving and dangerous. No one wants to imagine that their vehicle might not stop, especially if you’re traveling at freeway speeds. Brake failure can be sudden, dangerous, and deadly. The reality is that brake failure is very rare today. Most vehicles have extensive safety features and it’s not common to see a complete brake failure. Of course, … Read More

11 Tips for a Safer Daily Commute

The average American worker spends about four hours a week commuting to and from work, and much of that time is often spent in traffic. Traffic can make you anxious on your way to work, and unhappy on your way home. But for many, daily commutes are simply a fact of life. Spending four hours or more on the road every week … Read More

Non-U.S. Citizen Driver’s License Guide

If you’re new to the United States, on an extended visit, or haven’t become a citizen yet, you may not have a driver’s license in your state. But in many areas in America, a driver’s license is essential for daily life. Without one, you may struggle to find adequate transportation, or worse: risk trouble with the law as you drive … Read More

Car Seat Safety Basics

Every parent knows that it’s important to use a car seat for their children, but did you know that nearly half of all car seatsare installed or used incorrectly? Or that of the children aged 12 years and younger who died in fatal crashes in 2013, 38% of them were completely unrestrained? That’s not all. Consider these important statistics for car seat … Read More

Defensive Driving Facts

There’s no denying that driving can be dangerous, especially when you or the drivers around you aren’t practicing safe, defensive driving. Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for thousands of fatalities and injuries annually, and in almost every case, human error is to blame. Distracted, drunk, and drowsy driving are especially dangerous — and deadly — habits on the road. Consider … Read More

Defensive Driving for Drivers with Disabilities

Driving gives disabled individuals the freedom to get around independently. Disabled individuals who are able to drive can travel without using public transportation or relying on others and enjoy the freedom of driving their own vehicle. But just like every other driver on the road, drivers with disabilities are at risk for dangers behind the wheel, and it’s essential that … Read More

17 Ways to Save Money on Car Maintenance

Maintaining a vehicle can be expensive. There’s gas, oil changes, scheduled maintenance, new tires and brake pads, and even the odd check engine light to take care of now and then. If you’re running to the dealership or the most expensive shop in town for every task, you’re spending too much. But you’re also asking for trouble if you’re completely … Read More

Don’t Fall For It: Common Ticket Scams to Avoid

Getting a ticket is always bad news. But when you get a ticket that’s not even real, you could be in serious trouble — and not with the law. New ticket scams are targeting drivers throughout the United States, capturing personal information, stealing money and identities, and installing viruses and malware. Ticket scams prey on fear. Most drivers are scared … Read More

18 Tips for Reducing Your Car’s Carbon Footprint

Vehicle emissions make up more than 50% of the average household’s carbon footprint. That’s more than appliances, heating and cooling, and waste combined. As a result, highway vehicles release about 1.7 billion tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year and contribute to global climate change. While it may not be practical for every household to simply stop driving to … Read More

21 Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

Driving in the rain is an everyday occurrence. Rain happens all the time, and people still have to go places even when it’s wet on the roads. But wet weather driving can be hazardous, causing skids, hydroplaning, and slick roads. It can be tough to keep control of your vehicle when roadways are wet, but these tips can help you … Read More