Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

What’s the difference between traction control and stability control?

Monday, October 12th, 2020
finger pushing traction control button

What’s the Difference: Traction Control vs Stability Control

Cars have all sorts of active and passive safety features. And they’re getting more and more with each new model year. They suffer from convoluted names sometimes, though. Or similar names. Like traction and stability control.

What’s the difference between traction control and stability control anyway?


Is it safe to deliver food for extra cash during coronavirus pandemic?

Monday, April 6th, 2020
person delivering a food order

Delivery, Coronavirus, and You: Is It Safe?

You may have heard from friends or family about making some pretty decent cash by doing food deliveries during the pandemic. This might be confusing given the policy of social distancing that federal agencies and the federal government has recommended. For instance, how are you supposed to stay six feet away from people if delivering food involves handing food to someone?

Is it safe to deliver food for extra cash during coronavirus pandemic?


New Driver on the Road!

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
Student and instructor in Vehicle

What type of vehicle is best for new drivers?

Having a new driver in the house can be exciting and terrifying all at the same time. You are excited that your child can now drive himself or herself to sports, theater, or other practices every day, but you also now worry about him or her driving alone on the road. You really want to make sure that the vehicle your child drives will keep him or her as safe as possible. Keep reading as we explore what type of vehicle is best for new drivers! (more…)

Keep your windshield clear this winter season

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
Streaky Windshield

How do I change my windshield wipers myself?

You are going down the road when it begins to drizzle rain and a little bit of snow. Not a big deal, you simply turn on your windshield wipers. However, this creates a big smeary mess and it is very difficult for you to see through your windshield. It is time to change your windshield wipers! We have put together a brief guide below that answers the question, “how do I change my windshield wipers myself?” (more…)

IIHS gives safety awards to 101 vehicles

Monday, November 11th, 2019
And the winner is with car covered in background

Which 2019 vehicles were ranked the safest according to the IIHS?

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) is made up of people that are dedicated to seeing the number of losses due to car accidents decrease. They define losses as deaths, property losses, and injuries. Originally founded in 1959, the IIHS wanted to give an incentive to automakers for creating vehicles that were safe. Fast forward today, many different make and model vehicles have received either a Top Safety Pick award or a Top Safety Pick+ award. Which 2019 vehicles were ranked the safest according to the IIHS? Keep reading to find out! (more…)

Understanding what the dashboard lights in your vehicle mean

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
2020 Ford Mustang Instrument Panel

Ford dashboard warning lights and what they mean

Have you ever had a dashboard warning light turn on, and you did not know what it meant? Did you know if you could make it home, or if you should head right to the mechanic’s shop? Keep reading to learn about the Ford dashboard warning lights and what they mean. (more…)

Feel Better on Car Trips with These Tips

Friday, January 11th, 2019
Group of friends in a car with sick emoji face

How to Prevent Getting Car Sick 

Everyone gets sick at some point in their life. Along with the common cold or flu, many people also get car sick due to the motion of the vehicle. While car sickness is most common among younger kids and pregnant women, anyone can get car sick. Along with medicine we can take to feel better, there are also a few tricks people can use to prevent getting car sick. Let’s take a look.  


Keep These Tools and Items in Your Car

Friday, January 11th, 2019
Woman on her phone and man checks under hood of car

What to Have in an Emergency Road Kit 

In today’s vehicles, many of them are properly equipped with some of the most convenient features and high-end technologies. However, people can often be stuck in an unfortunate situation if their car breaks down or an accident occurs. That’s why it’s important to have an emergency kit in your car. So, we wanted to highlight what to have in an emergency road kit to help you get out of a sticky situation. 


Pay Full Attention to the Roads to Avoid Accidents

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
Silver and red cars in a head on collision

Common Causes of Car Accidents 

Car accidents are a common occurrence and can be unfortunate for many people. Even with advanced vehicle technologies and safety equipment, car crashes can have a big impact on many lives. In order to help keep roads safe and free of accidents, we wanted to bring a few of the most common causes of car accidents to light. Let’s take a look. 


Ford and Vanderbilt University Study Potential Solution to Traffic Jams

Monday, July 9th, 2018
Overhead view of two busy highways

Can New Driving Technology Help Stop Traffic Jams? 

One of the most aggravating experiences on the road is getting stuck in a traffic jam. Whether you’re on your way to work or heading out on a fun trip, traffic jams always inconvenience you at the worst times. Even as new car features can help improve safety on the road, we’re still often stuck between so many cars. But can new driving technology help stop traffic jams? 


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