When you’re ready to head out on the road and want to explore the country you need to make sure your vehicle is prepared for the road trip you have in mind. If your vehicle breaks down close to home you most likely have family and friends that can help you out, but if you end up miles from home you’re going to have a problem. The best way you can make sure your vehicle won’t fail you on the road is to make sure you have checked everything and done the maintenance needed to make sure your car is ready to head out on the road.
You might not think about them until you realize they need to be changed, but you do need to pay attention to your tires and brakes on a regular basis. If you drive a high performance car and take it out for a fast run on a regular basis this should be a habit for you, but if you simply do your normal daily driving you need to check these items on a regular basis as well. Here are some of the various things you need to be aware of when it comes to your tires and brakes that will help you avoid having problems in the future.
If you receive an envelope in the mail that tells you that you at some point went through a toll without paying, make sure you pay the toll and the fees before they add up and become extremely high. For a simple small toll that might have added up to $2.00 when you went through it electronically, you could be charged several hundred dollars in fees the longer you allow the tolls to remain ignored and you could end up being arrested for the violation. Most of us are smart enough to know that we need to pay these fees before they add up, but one man decided that didn’t apply to him.
Nearly every piece of conventional wisdom has gone out the window over the years because of the changes in technology. Even so, many of us still prescribe to old suggestions and bits of knowledge that were part of automotive care in the past. It’s time to begin to forget anything you knew about cars of the past, especially if you have a car that’s been built in the past decade or so. Today, cars don’t need some of the same care items as we gave them in the past.
Most of us don’t expect to be in a wreck at any time in our driving on the road but we see accidents on a daily basis during our commutes to and from work. This means someone else who probably headed out for the day without any thought of being in an accident, found themselves in a crash. Unfortunately accidents do happen every single day and it’s important that you know what to do when you’re in an accident. There are some things you need to do and others that you don’t in order to help the authorities and the insurance companies do their job better for you.
When you live in some areas of the US where snow and ice are a traditional part of each year and the winter months there are some driving experiences that you know you need to be cautious of and wary of. One is having a beater of a car that is meant for the winter months. There’s nothing wrong, in fact its encouraged, to have a cheap car that you don’t mind getting beat around on the road when you have winter driving to do, but you need to know what you’re getting when you buy a cheap car. I’ve written a few tips below, but if you want something more in-depth, I definitely recommend listening to this Lehto’s Law podcast.
Hybrid and EV models have now been on the market for a few years and that means we are entering a brand new market of used cars as much as we are entering times when new cars are developing. There are plenty of things you need to enjoy when you head out and look for used cars in the changing world of vehicles. There are more electronic components than ever, making it even more difficult for you to make sure you have the right vehicle to drive and enjoy on the road. When you’re looking for some great EV and Hybrid models to choose from here are some tips that can help you find the right one for you.
“E means Enough,” “the fuel gauge is just a guideline,” “I know my car,” are all things you’ve probably heard from a variety of people who have been stranded on the side of the road in one way or another. While cars of today will give you a ton of warnings when the fuel is low there are still many of us who ignore these warnings and still try and push the fuel to its last drop before adding more to the tank. This really is a bad practice to be in from a mechanical standpoint as much as from a safety one.
It’s still too early to have all your shopping done and you certainly don’t need to be concerned about the food you’ll serve yet, but with the holidays comes more travel and more time in the car than at any other time of the year. Whether you need to drag the kids around for the shopping excursions or you are preparing to head out on a long road trip to the family to see relatives you will have kids in the car that need to be kept occupied. It’s time to prepare to ward off their boredom now so you can survive the holiday travels in peace.
It’s been a while, but many of us have heard some people joke about “E” on the fuel gauge representing “Enough” when it comes to the fuel that’s remaining in the tank. While this certainly isn’t the case and you should keep a proper amount of fuel in the tank to make sure you can drive at least to the next station, chances are the manufacturer of your vehicle already thought of this and took the time to do it for you.