It’s easy to want to put off maintenance on your car, but your brakes are really some of the last things you should procrastinate on. They are one of the first safety features on your vehicle. If your brakes fail, you may not be able to stop accurately - if at all. If it reaches that point, it won’t only be a safety hazard, it will also be quite expensive to repair all the damage it can and will cause. Unfortunately, there is no exact schedule on when brakes should be changed, because it is dependent on many factors (city driving vs. country driving, someone who brakes harder than another person, and even driving distances – to name a few).
The sun is beginning to rise a little earlier and stay out a little later, you can hear the birds chirping again, and soon enough it will be nice and warm again. You’ve successfully made it through another winter of driving through the ice and snow, but that doesn’t mean that you should avoid a little vehicle maintenance. Just like you should prepare your car for winter, you should prepare your car for spring as well.
Sometimes deciding whether it is a good financial decision to keep your car or replace it can be a bit tricky. There are certain steps you can take that can make this decision easier. In this article we will discuss some things that may make things easier when you are at this crossroads.
Car accidents are always a stressful and scary life event – no matter the cause or severity. It is important to always be prepared and know what to do if it should ever happen to you. After all, even the most careful drivers can be subjected to an incident like this. Memorizing these nine steps can help get you through the initial aftermath of an accident if it were to happen to you.
Just how dangerous is using a smartphone while driving? According to the research conducted by the Transport Research Laboratory, it is actually MORE dangerous than drinking and driving. The research states that the reaction time of a driver is slowed by 38% while using a smart phone, as opposed to 12% when someone has been drinking. This is not to say that it makes drinking and driving okay, but merely to show the severity of the distraction at hand.
Driving safely in winter weather can be a challenge for even the most experienced driver. It’s easy to forget after months of mild conditions that snow and ice demand careful driving and special preparation for your vehicle. But when 17 percent of all vehicle crashes occur during winter conditions it’s clear that we could all use a refresher when it comes to making our way through a winter wonderland.
Although snow can make winter driving difficult, it's not the real threat. Icy roads are one of the top causes of car accidents in the United States, and cause hundreds of deaths each year. It's easy to lose control of your car when the roads are icy, and is difficult to gain control again. There aren't any fool-proof ways to avoid black ice, but you can certainly protect yourself by understanding and knowing how to deal with this seasonal issue!
Holiday time is here! It is a time of joy and fun, but only if everyone stays safe and avoids accidents. Unfortunately, with extra people around and a flurry of activity happening around every corner, there are more opportunities for people to get hurt. However, by following a few simple safety tips, you can minimize holiday risks and focus on the fun and festivities of the season.
Do you love exercising outside? If so, here is some great news: You can keep your outdoor fitness routine going during the winter months if you take a few precautions. First, if you suffer from conditions such as asthma or heart problems, or, if you are on any medications, check with your doctor about the potential risks associated with outdoor winter activities. Otherwise, grab some comfortable layers and shoes with good traction and head outside!