New Car Tech: Apple CarPlay

The long awaited launch of Apple CarPlay cars is finally happening, several months after the initial “iOS in the Car” project announcement of March 2014. For those keeping an eye on Apple technology, this is really the next big thing to come from Apple since the long anticipated Apple Watch of April of this year. […]

By |2015-11-01T20:02:05+00:00November 1, 2015|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|Comments Off on New Car Tech: Apple CarPlay

New Car Tech: In-Car Drunk Detection Systems

In a step to further prevent the likelihood of drunk driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has created a prototype of an in-car drunk detection system that would prevent operation of a vehicle by a driver who is under the influence of alcohol. The name: DADSS, or Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety. NHTSA has been working with automotive industry members to make the system a reality and recently presented before Congress [...]

By |2015-06-22T05:31:29+00:00June 22, 2015|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|Comments Off on New Car Tech: In-Car Drunk Detection Systems

Getting Your Car Ready for Summer

With the coming of summer means a whole new set of driving conditions and concerns for your car. It’s always a great idea to have your car thoroughly inspected at the start of any new season, but here are some of the main things you should inspect on your car before the summer months hit. […]

By |2015-05-05T06:19:59+00:00May 5, 2015|Driving Safety, Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Getting Your Car Ready for Summer

The Light and Dark Sides of GPS

From online banking to Facetime, technology does a lot to make almost every aspect of our lives easier, faster and more convenient. Online maps have evolved into handheld GPS systems that can be accessed from any smartphone. The days of waiting for a friend to give you directions to their home in a “turn left at the 4th stop sign” manner are all but gone, since typing an address into your GPS system will [...]

By |2014-06-11T12:29:42+00:00June 11, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on The Light and Dark Sides of GPS

Keeping Kids Happy on Road Trips

If you find yourself answering the question, “Are we there yet?” for the thousandth time within 45 minutes of leaving the house on a long road trip, you’re joining the ranks of parents who are looking for ways to entertain kids in the car. Antsy kids can make travel very irritating, and they can pose a safety risk as they wiggle out of their seats and play with the window buttons. Having a variety [...]

By |2014-05-08T18:57:58+00:00May 8, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Keeping Kids Happy on Road Trips

Preparing for a Road Trip

Spring is upon us, and summer’s right around the corner, which means it’s time to head outdoors. Summertime is the most popular time of year for people to take roadtrips. Kids are out of school, the weather is nice, and it’s the perfect time to see the country first hand. Before you load up the car and head out, make sure you’re ready for the best summer road trip ever. Plan Ahead Having an [...]

By |2014-04-22T11:36:43+00:00April 22, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Preparing for a Road Trip

Vital Items to Keep in the Trunk of Your Car

Chances are you spend a pretty significant amount of time in your car, and you’re going to experience some of life’s problems when you’re on the road from time to time. Whether you have a breakdown, or spill an entire Slurpee in your lap, carrying a few basic essentials in your trunk can really help you out in a pinch. Here’s a list of what we think everyone should be carrying in their car [...]

By |2014-04-15T11:35:36+00:00April 15, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Vital Items to Keep in the Trunk of Your Car

Preparing Your Car for a Road Trip

The weather’s warming up and everyone’s getting antsy to get outside. With spring fever comes a need for freedom, and this is the season for planning out the road trips we’ll be taking for the rest of the year. Before you heed the call of the open road, you need to make sure your car is up to the challenge with a pre-trip checklist. […]

By |2014-04-08T12:33:35+00:00April 8, 2014|Driving Safety, Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Preparing Your Car for a Road Trip

Helping Teens Avoid Distracted Driving

One of the best parts of being a teenager is the new-found freedom of driving. Getting behind the wheel and going where you want without help from anyone else is certainly exciting, but it’s also risky for new drivers. Distracted driving is unsafe for anyone, but it’s especially dangerous for teenagers who are just getting used to driving. Explaining to your teens what the dangers of distracted driving are, and making strict family rules [...]

By |2014-04-02T11:32:20+00:00April 2, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Helping Teens Avoid Distracted Driving
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