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Are electric cars safer in an accident?

You may have heard a grumpy refrain from an elder that “smart cars” offer no protection in an accident. The one that comes to mind is this tiny car, made by the manufacturer, Smart Fortwo. It’s one of the smallest cars on the road and depending on the model, is either gasoline-powered or electric. While…

A tiny orange Smart car is parked, plugged into a charging station.

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10 crash-prevention tips for teen drivers

Statistically speaking, everyone gets in more than one accident in their lifetime. As a teen, your chance of having an accident is greater than everyone else. Ages 15-19 are also three times as likely to be in a crash than drivers 20 and older. Crash-prevention tips can literally save your life. Here are a few…

The aftermath of a collision, with a silver car facing an upside down red car on a freeway.

Why is my ‘check engine’ light on?

If you have ever had the “check engine” light come on in your car, chances are you probably thought, “What is wrong with my car?” If you have ever asked that question, you have one thing correct, there is something wrong with your vehicle. A recent study shows about 10 percent of cars on the…

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Luxury features you didn’t know you could add to your vehicle

Have you ever found yourself lusting over luxury car features you know you could never afford? New technology has made cars more comfortable, safe, and connected than ever. The good news is that many of these features can be added to your older vehicle. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite add-ons that can make…

How to jump start a car

Jump starting a car is something all car owners have to do at some point in their lives. Whether we left our headlights on overnight, or just need a new battery, it’s important to know how to start your car when it dies. The good news is that the jumping part is pretty easy. The…

These night driving safety tips could save your life

You’re driving home and tired. To keep yourself awake, you’re jamming to your favorite rock station, but not really paying attention to your surroundings. All of a sudden, a deer pops out of nowhere, and you to swerve around him. Does any of this sound familiar? It is important for drivers to revisit night driving…

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On-screen technology leads to distracted driving

In-car screens, often referred to as vehicle infotainment systems, are becoming a common built-in feature on most newer cars. Like many other devices, including cell phones, these are adding to driver distractions, and consequently leading to accidents. The AAA Foundation conducted a study recently that showed while the technology is convenient in some ways, it…

A driver touches an in-car touch screen.

Drive safe during the holidays to avoid a visit to the body shop

It’s the season for family and friends to come together and enjoy time with one another. This can mean travelling by car, along with many others who will head out on the highways and roads. Increased traffic on the roads means greater chance of an accident. here are a few safety tips to stay on…

A group of three young men take a selfie beside a white car, wearing winter clothing and holding ski equipment.

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