THE RAIN IS HERE! SLOW DOWN!

THE RAIN IS HERE! SLOW DOWN!  You need to travel 5 to 10 miles an hour slower in rainy weather.  Increase the following distance between you and the car in front. STOPPING DISTANCES CAN DOUBLE IN RAIN. Make sure your brakes, windshield wipers, defroster, anti-freeze, heater and lights are in top condition.  Make sure your tires, including the spare, are … Read More

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IN A CRASH

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IN A CRASH? How often does the average driver have an accident?  If you got your license at age 16, the odds are quite good that you’ll experience some kind of crash by the time you’re 34, at the latest.  Over the course of a typical long, driving lifetime, the average driver will have … Read More

Auto Trivia – WHAT WAS THE FIRST MUSCLE CAR?

WHAT WAS THE FIRST MUSCLE CAR? Related pony cars, such as the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, are generally smaller cars with roughly the same description otherwise.  The general consensus is that the first muscle car of this definition was the 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88.

SEVEN-TENTHS OF A SECOND

Do you ever wonder what happens in the instant a motor vehicle crashes?  Crashes are instantaneous, seven-tenths of a second, a blink of the eye, the gasp of a breath.  The following is why every one must wear their seat belt if they want to survive a crash !  During my years as a traffic collision investigator, I handled many collisions … Read More

AUTO TRIVIA – What was the first car?

AUTO TRIVIA What was the first car?   Exactly who invented the automobile is up for debate. If we had to give credit to one inventor, it would probably be Karl Benz from Germany. Many suggest that he created the first true automobile in 1885/1886.  If you have a better answer, please let us know.

AUTO TRIVIA

How did the ford mustang get its name? THE CAR MAY HAVE BEEN NAMED AFTER AN AIRPLANE, NOT THE HORSE. Quickly nicknamed the “Pony,” the Mustang name has a surprisingly complicated history. According to designer John Najjar, he suggested the name Mustang after the World War II P-51 Mustang fighter plane. Jul 28, 2015

HOW TO CHECK YOUR OIL AND SAVE YOUR ENGINE

Visit  https://www.goldeagle.com/tips-tools/how-check-your-oil-and-save-your-engine for the full information The following information is the courtesy of Gold Eagle Co. Did you know that 13% of women admit they don’t know how to check a car’s oil level, while 4% of men admit the same? Checking your engine oil on a regular basis is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your … Read More

ARE YOU MAKING A LEGAL RIGHT TURN?

ARE YOU MAKING A LEGAL RIGHT TURN? Are you one of those drivers that swing wide into the center or left lane when completing a right turn? Many drivers today are not making a correct/legal right turn.  Drivers start their turn in the right lane, where they’re supposed to be, but end the turn into the center or left lanes.  … Read More

What’s Your Tire Pressure?

What’s Your Tire Pressure?  The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) states, “Past studies on tire pressure monitoring have revealed that about 28 percent of light vehicles on our Nation’s roadways run with at least one underinflated tire. Only a few psi difference from vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire inflation pressure can affect a vehicle’s handling and stopping distance. Poor tire … Read More

Wet Weather Driving Tips

Wet Weather Driving Tips Wet pavement contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year. Here are some tips you’ll want to follow the next time you’re caught driving in the rain. Safety starts before you drive, and your goal should be to see and be seen.  Replace windshield wiper inserts that leave streaks or don’t clear the glass in … Read More