Some Corny Trailer Hitch Fun?

I was browsing YouTube videos on trailer hitches, etc., and I came across this commercial for a product to help hitch your trailer. I am not promoting the product, but I think the commercial, however corny, effectively illustrates the frustration many feel as the try to hitch up their trailer before a pleasant outing to the lake or anywhere else. Watch …

True Backup Camera Costs

How much does a backup camera really cost? Backup cameras (or rear view cameras) are very popular right now because of the increased safety and convenience they provide, so it is natural to wonder how much they cost. A quick Internet search finds cameras selling for as little as $7-$8 and as high as $700-$800 or more. Why is there such a wide price …

The Cars With the Best and Worst Visibility

The Cars With the Best and Worst Visibility Most people never think about visibility when buying a car. They might look at things like price, features, and overall safety ratings, but visibility doesn’t factor into the equation for most people. But this shouldn’t be the case. Not being able to see clearly when driving any car means that you are …

Did You See the Infiniti QX60 Commercial?

I recently saw a wonderful commercial for the Infiniti QX60. The commercial said, “In the fraction of time we spend driving in reverse, about half a million accidents occur each year.” Of course, the commercial describes the advanced technology deployed in the QX60 to help avoid these accidents. I am grateful for all of the safety features being …

Some Things to Know About Driving in Parking Lots

Have you ever seen someone diagonally cutting across a parking lot at top speed? Or, maybe you’re the person that ignores the lanes and drives straight through that lot. Either way, parking lots have road rules too, though it may not seem that way. The truth of the matter is that a parking lot accident counts just as much as a road accident, and your …

Driver Awareness Is Still Important

Backup camera installation on any vehicle (regardless of year, make, or model) easily means making the roads safer for drivers and pedestrians alike. Now that all new cars must have a rear view backup camera installed (models 2015 or later), drivers have come to rely on this technology to prevent collisions and other incidents. In the very near future, …

Your Car is Safer Than Ever Before

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, new cars are safer today than they have ever been before. All of the improvements made over the past few years to new cars adds up to fewer people dying in car-related crashes, and that’s a really positive thing. While it may seem like there are more recalls than ever before too, the fact of …

New Braking Regulations Suggested for All Cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has one job: to make the roads safer for all drivers. Right now, the NHTSA is working on it’s New Car Assessment Program, and adding essential elements to the mix including two new breaking recommendations. The NHTSA is recommending that all cars come with both dynamic brake support and crash …

Here’s How to Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

Has your teen been counting down the days until she gets her license? If this is the case, you’re about to have a teen driver on your hands! Yikes! Most teens learn to drive without a hitch, but it does take some learning (and hopefully no fender benders!) before your teen will drive like a pro. Since your top priority as a parent is to make sure …

What to Do If Your Car Breaks Down on the Highway

Being stuck in the middle of the highway is never an ideal situation. It can be hard to figure out what to do, how to react, and whether or not you should get out of the car — especially if it’s cold outside and you have small children or older adults with you. There are some specific highway rules that have been developed for this exact situation, …