Driving Guideline

How to Handle Your Car on Snow and Ice

Not all cars drive alike. And in demanding winter weather, knowing how to handle your vehicle is critical, says the AAA.Being comfortable with the different winter-weather capabilities of a vehicle can mean the difference between a safe trip and serious trouble, says the AAA.To become familiar with a vehicle's winter-weather operating characteristics, AAA recommends motorists carefully...

What To Do If Trapped In Your Car During A Blizzard

Stay in the car.Do not leave the car to search for assistance unless help is visible within 100 yards. You may become disoriented and lost in blowing and drifting snow.Display a trouble sign.Hang a brightly colored cloth on the radio antenna and raise the hood.Occasionally run engine to keep warm.Turn on the car's engine for about 10 minutes each hour. Run the heater when the car is running...

DMV Web Sites By State

DMV WebSites By State (Listed Alphabetically)Alabama: Alabama Department Of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division Alaska: Alaska Division Of Motor VehiclesArizona: Arizona Department Of Transportation Motor Vehicles DivisionArkansas: Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicles California: California Department Of  Motor Vehicles Colorado:...

How's your driving?

Public roads are shared by drivers with widely differing abilities and perceptions, in charge of various types of vehicles. Where there's plenty of room for all, driving is relatively easy, but high traffic volume and physical road layout limitations can create stress and frustration. Experienced drivers usually adopt a comfort zone that they feel balances risk, safety, and the law.This...

Handling Sport Utility Vehicles on Slick Roads

Many sport utility drivers feel immune to winter driving hazards.While sport utility vehicles perform well in many difficult driving conditions, drivers of these popular vehicles still need to exercise caution to help ensure safe winter driving, according to AAA.Many sport utility drivers feel immune to winter driving hazards, says AAA. Fundamental safety rules need to be followed for safe...

Understanding your car warning lights

Most cars have incorporated various dials, clocks and measuring lights to inform you how your car behaves Actually, there are only different warning lights that have to watch almost independent.Many new cars have all sorts of dials, clocks or lights to impress buyers and offer various driver information. If you have a car with all sorts of warning lights, you will probably wonder which ones are...

Test driving an onboard navigational system

by Larry Magid Thanks to rapidly evolving car-navigation technology, the automobile is turning into a high-tech information terminal on wheels. You can not only map out your route electronically and get traffic updates but also make restaurant reservations and, soon, access the Internet from your car.August 11, 2000 - "Maggie" came between my wife and me as we piloted our minivan on a 4,800-...

Preparing to Drive in a Blizzard

Ensure that your windshield washer reservoir is filled with no-freeze windshield solvent. Don't fill with plain water, as it will freeze and render your windshield washers useless.Stock up the car with these blizzard survival items:SunglassesExtra no-freeze windshield solventExtra engine coolant (anti-freeze)Small plastic shovelSand, Kitty Litter or other traction deviceJumper cables...

How to choose winter tires

Winter tire choice is not so simple, just go to the tire shop and choose the ones you want. There are several things a person must comply when the final decision. Will continue to introduce how to do this.Choice of winter tires can be a very important decision. Not only does someone have to worry about the expense that involves, but is very important that these tires should help you on the road...

Preparing Your Vehicle For Winter Driving

Have a mechanic check the following items on your car.BatteryAntifreezeWipers and windshield washer fluidIgnition systemThermostatLightsFlashing hazard lightsExhaust systemHeaterBrakesDefrosterOil level (if necessary, replace existing oil with a winter grade oil or the SAE 10w/30 weight variety)Install good winter tires.Make sure the tires have adequate tread. All-weather radials are usually...

All about tires

Check tire pressure regularly - at least once a month. If you have time for tire pressure, would be better to buy one.Find recommended manual pressure or pressure plate boundaries, which should exist somewhere on the car (eg. Driver's door, inside the tank, the glove box.)Maximum pressure listed on tire pressure is not right! Rotate tires at every second oil change - will ensure the proper...

Adapting Motor Vehicles For People With Disabilities

IntroductionInvestigate Cost Saving Opportunities & Licensing RequirementsEvaluate Your NeedsSelect the Right VehicleChoose a Qualified Dealer to Modify Your VehicleObtain Training on the Use of New EquipmentMaintain Your VehicleResourcesAdapting Brochure (PDF 629K)Photos courtesy of Braun Corp. and Ricon Corp.>>>>>IntroductionA Proven Process for Gaining Freedom...

When Cars Break Down

If you break down whilst driving alone, these guidelines may help to make it a less unnerving experience.Do not panic.There are far more friendly people on the roads than those who would wish you harm.Remain driving, if possible, until you are in safety.If the car is drivable, carry on if possible and stop where there are lights, houses, and a telephone. This may not be possible if your car...

Tyres: tips for travelers

About this holiday season will start in August in the car, first you must pay close attention to the tires of his car. Indeed, in a survey conducted by "Automobile.it showed that only 50% of holidaymakers check the tires of your car before you travel.To limit this phenomenon, in 2003 the project "Safe Holiday", sponsored by trade associations and Assogomma Federpneus, in...

Truckies Top Ten Tips for Sharing the Road

Don't cut in front of trucks approaching traffic lights or out on the highway. Allow safe road space for the trucks' size. A loaded B-Double can weigh 40 to 50 times that of the average sedan; don't risk being hit. Simple physics means trucks take more distance to stop. As a pedestrian you wouldn't step out in front of a bus, so don’t do it in your car, with a truck.The...