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By: on March 7, 2019
1. Minimize Your Driving When your pregnancy has become really advanced, especially when it is in the third trimester, it is important to minimize the need to drive yourself. This is especially at the point when your belly has gotten too close to the steering wheel. If you must drive long distances, arrange to have periodic stoppages for toilet breaks and to stretch your legs. ...
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By: on September 26, 2018
Hydroplaning happens when your tires encounter more water than they can scatter, so they lose contact with the road and skid along the water’s surface. The water pressure in front of the tire forces a layer of water underneath the tire, reducing friction and causing the driver to lose control of the car. Learning how to avoid hydroplaning and regain control when it does happen will help you stay out of danger the next time driving conditions are wet and slippery. Although it can be a scary exp...
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By: on September 26, 2018
1. Do not attempt to start the car! 2. Determine how deep the car was submerged. 3. Call your insurance company. ...
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By: on September 26, 2018
The parking brake (‘hand brake’) is an essential component of your vehicle’s safety system and it should be used on a regular basis – not just when the car is parked on a hill. While a parking brake is usually recognized as essential in a manual transmission vehicle, it should be considered just as important in an automatic transmission vehicle as well. When a car with an automatic transmission is put into park, a device inside the transmission called a “parking pawl” engages. A p...
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By: on September 26, 2018
Ever get the feeling that your car is dragging or “pulling” to the left or right? This could be the result of several different factors, including: Vehicle alignment Alignment keeps your tires parallel with one another and even with the ground. If the alignment is off, it can cause a car to pull. ...
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By: on September 26, 2018
1. Check fluid levels Transmission fluid keeps everything running smoothly, so it makes sense that if the fluid level is down that it will mean you are going to run into problems. If you are not sure how to do this in your make of vehicle, then you are best to check out the manual as it will tell you in there. Do this on a regular basis because if the level of fluid is dropping, then you are on the slippery slope to having a problem with your transmission. *Some car models would not need to ...
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