It’s obvious when your tank needs refueling or your windshield washer fluid needs replenishing. But knowing when to service your car engine or get the oil changed is not so straightforward. Finding a balance Complicating matters is the fact that … Continued
Remember how stressful it was to learn how to drive? Teaching someone to drive can be even more stressful—especially when it is your own child. But with a little planning and firm guidelines, even the most apprehensive parents can teach their children to be responsible drivers. Here are some key rules to establish with your teen
Trucks, vans and SUVs leave their gas-guzzling reputation in the dust. The compact car trend may be perfect for parallel parking in the smallest of spots, but when you need to haul cargo, you need a vehicle that was built … Continued
As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the National Safety Council estimates 1 in 4 crashes involve cell-phone-distracted drivers. But that’s just an estimate; there isn’t enough data to back up the claim. That’s because distracted driving is substantially underreported, even though it presents one of the biggest threats to driver safety.
Thanks to mobile phones, a vehicle breakdown is usually more of an inconvenience than a real danger. A quick call to a tow truck or roadside assistance service will usually get you to safety within a couple of hours. But … Continued
Key points for parents teaching their teens to drive safely. If the prospect of your teen getting a learner’s permit makes you apprehensive, then the concept of allowing them to drive on a busy highway is likely to cause a … Continued
Your vehicle’s octane rating recommendation may not be as important as you thought. Back in the good old days (in this case, as recent as 2009), you could fuel up for roughly $2.35 per gallon. Those times have passed, as … Continued
Nothing lasts forever. Well, nothing except diamonds and Irv Gordon’s 1966 Volvo.
Irv’s candy-apple-red 1966 Volvo P1800 is approaching the 3-million-mile mark, about the same distance it would take to travel to the Moon more than 12 times. Guinness World Records awarded Irv’s Volvo the title of Highest Mileage Vehicle, a record he’s held since 2002.
With a little planning, you can tackle the urban jungle. Are you a country mouse (or suburbanite) planning to head into the big city? Prospects of doing this can seem intimidating to the uninitiated. You’ll need to think ahead about … Continued
Find a reputable charity and offer your vehicle to someone in need. When you’re ready to get rid of your car, you have various options to consider: trade it in at the dealership, attempt to sell it to its next … Continued