Road trips are a fun getaway even when you just need to escape the monotonous reality for a couple of hours. As there are no rules governing how long a road trip should be, it could be a couple of hours long or even a couple of days or weeks long, the choice is entirely up to you. Prior to a good road trip though, proper planning is required. The last thing you would want is to be stranded in the middle of an isolated highway with a broken down car and without any hope for road rescue. So what are some of the preparations you could make in advance to ensure you have a great trip?
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When a person buys a vehicle, they normally expect it to perform three main functions: start, go and stop. While the failure to start or go are fairly harmless - more or less, it is the failure to stop that is the horror of every driver. Can you imagine what would happen if one day you were unable to stop your car? Quite a scary thought crosses your mind, right? Knowing how the brakes work may not be all that important; but knowing how to care for them should be of importance to you.
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Buying a new car is a major purchasing decision. Other than a home, a car is likely to be the most expensive item an individual or family will purchase. As with buying a home, a new car is probably going to be financed as well, making it a long term financial commitment. So why do so many people decide which make and model of car to buy based on current gas prices?
Seriously, the current price of gasoline should have little, if anything to do with which vehicle you decide to purchase! Continue reading “Why The Price Of Gas Shouldn't Have Anything To Do With Your Choice Of Vehicle” »
Riding a motorcycle has been described as a combination of hyper-sensitivity, pants-wetting fear, and mind-blowing exhilaration, and that combination is so liberating that millions of people choose to ride a motorcycle. Add in the fact that motorcycles are typically less expensive than their four-wheeled counterparts, and they get better fuel economy, and millions more choose a motorcycle as their first, and perhaps only, form of transportation. Continue reading “Motorcycle Safety Tips – Ride Safe, Drive Safe” »
Just uttering the words ''autonomous driving'' will stir a debate that can quickly rage into a fire burning as hot as any religious furor could hope to achieve. The tech minded, forward-thinkers see it as the future, the less inclined see it as a way to lose a small portion of our humanity and control over our daily lives. Whichever side of the fire that you are on, autonomous driving has arrived. It has moved beyond the research phase and is making deep inroads into full development. Implementation cannot be far from the horizon. With a self-driving car close to being in every driveway, let's have a look at the past and present of the autonomous vehicle as well as a few autonomous vehicle predictions for the future. Continue reading “Autonomous Driving Past, Present, and Future” »
One of the leading causes of automobile accidents around the world is distracted driving. Technology is one of the leading factors driving this increasingly deadly trend. Drivers are busy texting, using social media, or are concentrating on their infotainment system; all of which take their eyes and focus off the road and ever-changing traffic conditions.
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Many people think that electric cars are a fairly new concept but, in 1828, a Hungarian by the name of Anyos Jedlik powered a small car with an electric motor he had recently developed. Several other inventors built similar vehicles over the following decades, but the cars never became popular because they were more expensive that gasoline powered options and many could not be recharged efficiently. Further development could have saved electric vehicles in that time, but gasoline beat it to the punch, and turned out to be far more convenient. Many areas at the time still didn’t have electricity, though fuel could always be delivered via truck, for example.
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We are living in an exciting tech-centric age. There are new innovations introduced every day. Some innovations are being improved or made obsolete before they are even mass-produced, basically making last week's innovation yesterday's history. Despite all of the innovations and surges forward in the technology that we use on a daily basis there are still some items that we should really have as standard equipment in our cars, some to improve our ability to use other technology and others for driver and passenger safety. Let's have a look at new technologies that should be in cars right now, but aren't... at least not yet!
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When asked about the last time you thought about your tires, your answer probably falls into one of three categories, regarding how much it cost to replace them the last time, the last time you had a flat tire, or if you happened to notice that one of your tires was low. Considering that your tires are your only contact with the road, it only makes sense that we really should be paying more attention to them!
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