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What to Do When You're in a Blizzard White Out

What to Do When You're in a Blizzard White Out

When you are driving in a blizzard, there are a number of steps to take to prevent a disaster. Safety is the name of the game, and being prepared for the worst case is the best way to ensure your safety. Keeping a blizzard readiness kit in both your vehicle and your home is smart preparation.
What Vehicle Safety Ratings Mean to You

What Vehicle Safety Ratings Mean to You

Vehicle safety ratings are a reliable means for comparing the performance of a given make, model and year of one vehicle to another. This is important not only for your safety (and that of your ...
Can I Shorten My Trailer Tongue to Reduce Trailer Sway?

Can I Shorten My Trailer Tongue to Reduce Trailer Sway?

Towing a trailer can be a difficult challenge, as it involves forming a safe, secure, and coordinated hitch that connects a tow vehicle and a trailer. One of the major concerns when towing a trailer is controlling trailer sway. It is dependent on several factors, such as the trailer weight, the tire
How to Tow a Fun Finder Trailer

How to Tow a Fun Finder Trailer

Fun Finder travel trailers are a product of Cruiser RV, recognizable by their very aerodynamic and narrow profiles. They are a leader in the light-weight travel trailer industry, in fact producing one model with a slide-out that still weighs in at under 3,500 lbs., which allows for very fuel efficie
How to Get Your Driving Permit in Texas

How to Get Your Driving Permit in Texas

In Texas all applicants, regardless of their age, must fulfill certain requirements to obtain their driving permit. Reaching the age of 15 or 16 means possibly having the freedom to drive. Other age groups have different eligibility requirements to meet before they can enjoy the privilege of operati
Driving Schools or the Driving Instructors?

Driving Schools or the Driving Instructors?

So much to talk for, so less to write; as it has been a debate whether it is the driving institutes that matter the most or is it the driving instructors. A very simple conclusion ...
Dangerous Driving Charges

Dangerous Driving Charges

Dangerous driving charges cover a number of different cases, such as excessive speeding, being adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, taking part in unlawful speed trials. Penalties for dangerous driving charges vary depending mainly on ...
How to Turn On the Passenger Air Bag in a Chevy Impala

How to Turn On the Passenger Air Bag in a Chevy Impala

The passenger air bag in a Chevy Impala is designed to reduce the severity of injuries in the event of a collision. Unlike the driver's side air bag, the passenger air bag can be turned on or off using the ignition key in special switch. The passenger air bag must be turned off in order to safely us
How to Disable the Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System

How to Disable the Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System

The Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder system (also known as BeltAlert) comes standard in all new Dodge and Chrysler vehicles. The system warns the vehicle's front row passenger and/or driver to buckle their seat belt if the system senses that a passenger is in the seat without a seat belt buckled. The
Ohio Seatbelt Requirements

Ohio Seatbelt Requirements

Wearing a seat belt is one of the easiest ways to improve driving safety.seat belt receptacle image by Albert Lozano from Fotolia.comWearing a seat belt is one of the simplest and most effective ways to protect yourself and your passengers whenever you drive. Each state sets its own laws...
How to Identify the Meaning of Each Road Sign & Symbol

How to Identify the Meaning of Each Road Sign & Symbol

Road signs provide in route information and warnings to drivers. These signs use symbols, shapes and colors to convey messages about speed limits, construction areas and hazardous road conditions, among other things. Drivers are required to know many of these signs when they take the written test fo
How to Save the Day When You Fill in the Wrong Fuel in Your Car

How to Save the Day When You Fill in the Wrong Fuel in Your Car

I have been on very long road trips all over the country with my partner. A long journey may present you with a number of issues unless you have everything planned beforehand. It is easy ...
Safety Features Used in Cars

Safety Features Used in Cars

Today's automobiles feature a wide range of important safety features, from seat belts to side airbags, and are much safer than the automobiles of 50 years ago.
How to Tow a Car With a Pickup Truck

How to Tow a Car With a Pickup Truck

When you need to transport a car and have no extra driver, towing the car behind a pickup truck is an option. To safely tow a car you must have the proper equipment, including a capable pickup truck and the right towing equipment for the type of car that will be towed. Whether you're moving across t
85 Fiero GT Specs

85 Fiero GT Specs

The Pontiac Fiero is a two-door sports coupe made by General Motors using an unconventional mid-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration. For 1985, the Fiero GT was the more powerful and better-equipped of Fiero models, addressing previous concerns that the Fiero did not have enough power.
How High Should My Trailer Hitch Be From the Ground When Towing?

How High Should My Trailer Hitch Be From the Ground When Towing?

The Tongue WeightThe tongue weight is the downward force that the tongue of the­ trailer applies to the hitch of the tow vehicle. This will affect the height of your trailer hitch, and it should be 10 to 15 percent of the total trailer weight.Gross Towing WeightGross towing weight is...
90 Degree Car Parking Methods

90 Degree Car Parking Methods

There are a number of different ways you can park your car including, parallel parking, angle parking or perpendicular parking. The latter is another term for 90 degree parking, the kind of parking most people do when using a lot at the mall, at sporting complex or at movie theater. Experienced driv
Britax Recall Information

Britax Recall Information

Since 2009, Britax has recalled thousands of car seats that have the potential to injury a child during a car accident. Caregivers should check their child seat models against those that have been recalled and to request a repair kit from the manufacturer.
Child Safety Seat Laws in New York State

Child Safety Seat Laws in New York State

On November 24, 2009, New York State instituted tougher child restraint laws, requiring all children, until they reach their 8th birthday, to use an appropriate car seat when riding in a motor vehicle. The New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) claims motor vehicle crashes are the
What Causes My Faucet to Hiss When I Turn It On?

What Causes My Faucet to Hiss When I Turn It On?

Plumbing problems can cost from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Identifying issues as soon as possible may result in corrective measures that avoid – or at least reduce the cost of - expensive repairs. A hissing sound in a running faucet may be indicative of a minor problem, such as a worn-