Air Bag Safety Facts

Air Bag Facts: 5 Tips to Keep You and Your Child Safe

As of December 1999, more than 95 million, or 47 percent of all cars and light trucks on Americas’ roads have driver-side air bags. Almost 68 million of these also have passenger-side air bags. As of December 1998, air bags inflated in more than 3.3 million vehicles in crashes. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or … Read more

proper driving position

5 Steps to Find the Proper Driving Position

A proper driving position will improve your outlook – and safety If you think proper driving position means having your hands positioned at “10 and 2 o’clock” on the steering wheel (as they taught you in driver’s-education class), get with the times! You see, automobiles have changed considerably in the past few years… and therefore, … Read more

Car In Cold Weather

6 Tips for Starting Car in Cold Weather

Extremely cold temperatures can take your car hostage, according to the AAA. Winter’s frigid grip can drain the power from your battery, freeze the fluids in your engine, freeze your gas line and gel your engine oil. How to start a cold car 1. Maximize power As the temperature drops, so does your battery’s starting … Read more

Brake System

How does the Brake System Work? (6 Tips for Maintenance)

The brakes are the most important active safety of a car and one of its key pieces. However, many drivers do not seem to understand it well. According to statistics, about 40% of the defects detected by the ITV correspond to the brakes. It is not enough to bring the car to the shop when … Read more

types of cars

9 Types of Cars: What Car Should I Buy?

For classification purposes, automobile manufacturers have historically divided their light vehicle products into two categories, Automobiles and Light Trucks. Sales and marketing analysts use these classifications when discussing auto sales figures, so I’ll use them as well. In the section called Hybrids, I discuss the new categories that cross the car-truck line, as well as … Read more

Smart Driving Tips

33 Smart Driving Tips for New Drivers

Congratulations! You’ve passed your driving test, you’ve just got your license and you probably can’t wait to hit the road. However, there’s a reason why insurance premiums are higher for new drivers – because they are more likely to have accidents. So here are 33 smart driving tips for new drivers. Just after you pass … Read more

steering wheel

Where to put hands on the steering wheel?

From the first day in driving school, this lesson is drilled into our heads: Firmly grip the steering wheel in the 10-2 position. Now, law enforcement agencies are training officers to place their hands lower on the steering wheel, and some drivers’ groups are changing position on hand position. How to Hold Steering Wheel Correctly  … Read more

Mercedes will use Renault engines

Mercedes will use Renault engines

Mercedes-Benz will use the new 130 hp 1.6 dCi Renault-Nissan Alliance’s new generation A and B-Class and the Stuttgart manufacturer will offer to exchange the 2.0-liter gasoline engine and the new V6 and V8 range. French’s new turbo diesel engine will be used by Mercedes-Benz to its smaller models, particularly the new A-Class and B-Class, … Read more

Driving In Fog Safety

7 Tips for Driving in Fog Safety

Driving safely on today’s roads demands more skill and better judgment than ever before, especially under hostile weather conditions. Here we concentrate on the challenge of fog. This dangerous meteorological condition emerges most often in spring and autumn. As always, the familiar plea from auto clubs, experts, and law enforcement organizations not to drive too … Read more