5 Safety Tips for Driving Near RVs

As the weather warms, more and more RVs can be seen rolling along the highways. Driving next to such large vehicles can be intimidating, so treat RVs the same as you would a semi-truck (some RVs are nearly as large, and have similar mirror set-ups and handling abilities). When driving near an RV, keep these five tips in mind, and practice the same precautions when you’re on the road with any large vehicle.

RV Checklist For Before You Travel

We’ve all left for vacation and been hit with the nagging feeling that something important was left behind. And while the typical road-tripper will often forget replaceable items like a toothbrush or mobile phone charger, RV safety equipment like a breakaway switch, umbilical cord, sway bars and safety chains might be harder to find at the local hardware store.

Apps for Smarter Driving

These smartphone apps put resources and reminders at your fingertips. Traffic jams, getting lost, expensive repairs, parking tickets—these headaches can take the pleasure out of cruising in your car. But these smartphone apps can help road warriors conquer some common … Continued

Off-Road Driving Tips: Your Guide to Handling 4WD

All cars have four wheels, so what exactly differentiates four-wheel drive from other driving systems? Four-wheel drive (4WD) refers to vehicles in which the engine powers all four wheels at the same time. These 4WD cars often allow drivers to … Continued

Quick Ways to Stay Safe in Traffic

Take these steps the next time you run into a traffic jam. Auto manufacturers are creating smart cars that initiate braking activity when you get too close to a vehicle in heavy traffic. And highway departments can report when there … Continued

Texting While Driving Is No LOL-ing Matter

The dangerous consequences of using your smartphone while in the driver’s seat. Sending a text takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off your driving.

10 of the Safest 2013 Cars for Teen Drivers

While some teens may want a vehicle that drives fast, rides low or has those strange florescent lights underneath, most parents have a more practical priority: safety.

5 Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Summer

Ready for a hot summer? The National Weather Service is predicting a season similar to last year’s unbearable sizzler. Try following these preventative tips to help your car beat the heat this summer:

What to Do If You Get Pulled Over

When you get pulled over by a police car, those flashing blue lights may trigger an immediate sense of panic within you. This is perfectly natural. But keep this in mind: How you react after an incident often matters just as much as the incident itself.

What to Know About Renting a Car

Save some money next time you need a lift. Renting a car can seem complicated to the uninitiated. How do you know, for example, whether to buy into all of those upsell packages, gas options and other choices? Given this, … Continued

How to Improve Gas Mileage Without Buying a New Car

Sure, buying a hybrid vehicle can increase your fuel efficiency – but what if you can’t afford a new vehicle right now, or don’t like any of the current hybrid offerings? There are a lot of ways to reduce your fuel consumption, even if your daily ride’s been in the driveway for a few years.

Prepare Your Vehicle for New Passengers—Children

Car safety tips for babies on board. Welcoming a new baby into your family is an exciting time, and it comes with an awful lot to think about—especially when it comes to protecting your child riding in a car. Obviously, … Continued

How to Avoid Wrecking Your Car Insurance

Smart tips to keep your premiums from rising due to your own negligence. We’d all like to keep auto insurance costs as low as possible, but have you ever thought about which particular driving behaviors can send your rates soaring? … Continued

Why Gas Prices Fluctuate

Planning a road trip this summer? Depending on how gas prices shake out in the next couple months, that drive might cost more than you expected. When gas prices change drastically in a short time, you’re often left wondering who exactly controls the cost of gas.