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Top 5 Car Safety Features

Top 5 Car Safety Features

All month long we've been talking about maintaining your current vehicle or preparing to safely purchase a good used car. Something you may take for granted is the safety featured of the car you're considering. Or maybe it's time to take stock of how safe your current vehicle is for you and your family. When choosing a car to buy you might want to be sure it offers modern safety features. Car safety features are getting more sophisticated and technologically advanced every day. Wich five safety features have had the biggest impact? #5: Lights Lights on automobiles have always been critical to driving safely. Brake lights, turn signals and headlights should be checked frequently to make sure they're operational at all times. And in case you didn't notice, turn signals only work if you use them! Another type of lighting used today is daytime running lights, which significantly increase the visibility of a vehicle in daylight and are a low-cost device that helps reduc ... read more

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Proper Automotive Safety Preparedness

Proper Automotive Safety Preparedness

Automotive safety is always a serious concern for all responsible drivers. Lives are literally on the line. With the advancement in automotive technology, manufacturers have attained faster speed, but the main challenge is still safety. Although most manufacturers have put various safety measures in place, accidents continue to occur. Although most vehicles come with major car safety features such as seatbelts, a lot of drivers don't use them. Most states take the issue of car safety very seriously, and drivers are required to put all safety measures in place or get fined by law enforcement. Thank heavens for passive safety devices like airbags and crush zones that absorb dangerous crash energy. Maintenance: Although automotive reliability has improved a lot over the past several years, it's always important to check your car regularly. There are a few things every driver should do at least once a month to improve ... read more

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Things You Should Always Have in Your Car

Things You Should Always Have in Your Car

There are many things we all carry around in our cars. Usually, however, these things are items that we don't really need--books, an extra set of clothing, maybe even some snacks. But there are some things that everyone truly does need to have in their cars in case of emergencies. If you're ever stuck on the side of the road or lost, here are some of the items you should have in your car. A first-aid kit. You never know when you may need a first-aid kit. Make certain it includes a wide variety of items such as bandages, disinfectant, some medication, etc. You may not need it for yourself, but you may come across others who do. A flashlight. This is very important if your car breaks down at night. Even if you only drive in the city, don't count on the street lights to provide enough light to see by. You may also need a flashlight during the day to see under your hood or under the car. Also remember to carry extra batteries fo ... read more

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Chandler Car Repair: Improve Your Car Safety

Chandler Car Repair: Improve Your Car Safety

It's likely the most dangerous thing you'll do during a given day is to drive in a vehicle. Scary, isn't it? This act has become so commonplace that most people don't even give it a second thought. Many people can remember times where they've driven stretches of familiar roads without remembering it afterwards. Luckily for consumers, most manufacturers are implementing state of the art safety features into their designs. Regardless, there are some things every driver should be doing to maximize his or her safety while behind the wheel or while riding as a passenger. 1) Keep Up On Maintenance Keeping up on oil changes, tire rotations, and periodic checks, along with getting your car to one of our ASE Certified mechanics quickly whenever the "check engine" light comes on is an excellent way to keep the car working like it should, and consequently keeping you safe. The manufacturer probably knows your vehicle better than anyone else, so caref ... read more

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Go Hands-Free in Your Car

Go Hands-Free in Your Car

Some states have already made driving while using a cell phone illegal, and it's highly discouraged in every part of the U.S. But there are many more distractions in the car than just talking on the phone or texting. Fortunately, voice control software has reached the point where many different devices in the car can be controlled by voice commands. However, not everyone can afford these extras, and they're still fairly expensive. Here are some of the most common things people use their hands for instead of driving and their safer alternatives. Cell Phones While some people say that talking on the phone isn't distracting at all, it really is. It takes at least one hand to hold the phone up to your ear, and that can severely impact your control of your vehicle. You may also be so distracted by the call that you don't pay as much attention to the road as you should. The other option is to tuck the phone between your ear and your sh ... read more

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