Five-star safety

For example, five stars do not always add up to six or more airbags. Some car makers provide only enough (four) airbags to earn the five-star rating. For complete peace of mind, be sure to check there are two front, two side (usually in the outer cushion of the front seats) and two head-protecting “curtain”… Continue reading Five-star safety

Shopping for a New Vehicle

When shopping for a new vehicle, the world is your oyster. Every vehicle in every automaker’s lineup is available for your perusal. You can purchase a fully loaded minivan for those big family vacations, a sleek new sports coupe for your next mid-life crisis toy or a stripped down compact for your new college graduate.… Continue reading Shopping for a New Vehicle

Make sure your windshield wipers are in good shape

Winter wipers – with the rubber coverings that keep ice from collecting on the blade –  have become very popular. They’re great in the winter, but make sure you take them off in the spring. Winter wipers are heavy, and if you use them all summer, you’ll wear out the wiper motor prematurely. And when… Continue reading Make sure your windshield wipers are in good shape

Have You Been in an Accident?

An auto collision can be an emotional and exhausting experience. Many motorists drive defensively, take driver education courses and prepare for stressful driving situations, but unfortunately vehicle collisions still occur. A driver is responsible for knowing what to do if they are involved in a collision. Even the most prepared and competent drivers sometimes find… Continue reading Have You Been in an Accident?

Always Have Your Headlights On

According to a recent study, you can reduce your risk of being involved in an accident by up to 32 percent simply by driving with your headlights on at all times. This seems like common sense — obviously something that is lit up is  going to be more visible, regardless of the time of day.… Continue reading Always Have Your Headlights On