Monthly Archives: March 2018

Top 10 Distractions While Driving

It is probably no surprise that distracted driving is one of the leading causes of vehicle related accidents, injuries, and deaths. Hundreds of thousands of people are injured in auto accidents involving distracted driving every year. And the numbers only continue to rise. What is Considered Distracted Driving? Distracted driving consists of any activity where your eyes are off the road, hands are off the wheel, or your mind is off the primary task of safe driving. We have all done it at one point or another, but not all distractions are created equal. Here are some of the leading distractions, some minor and some more serious, and what you can do to avoid them. Adjusting Climate Control or the Radio While it seems harmless enough, adjusting the temperature or radio in your vehicle is a brief distraction that takes your attention from the road. Some cars put radio and A/C controls on the steering column. But if you don’t have that ... read more

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Spring Cleaning for Your Car

You probably spend time in the spring deep cleaning and organizing your home. But do you ever take the time to give your car a spring cleaning? It is important to get rid of all the winter mess and make sure your car is ready for the extra driving you tend to do in warmer weather. Here are a few simple tasks and auto repairs to spring clean your car: Clean and Organize the Compartments First thing’s first, get rid of all the receipts, food boxes, bottles, and other trash you have been collecting for the last few months. Then clear out the glove box and other compartments. And take the time to check all your documents and insurance to make sure they are up to date. Get Rid of Junk in the Trunk Next you want to clear out the trunk. Get rid of all the extra winter gear you have been toting around. It is also a good time to double check your spare tire and emergency kit. Clean Carpet and Upholstery Start wi ... read more

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Pros and Cons of Buying an Electric Car

With new advancement comes new technology, but with most everything, in the auto world they come with pros and cons. One particular advancement getting a lot of attention is cars that use electricity instead of petroleum. Advantages of Electric Cars Here are some advantages you can expect when you purchase an electric car: Quick and Quiet Most electric cars run smooth and quiet, whereas the combustion engine in conventional cars is typically loud. Electric cars are also quick because of the high torque which makes acceleration seamless. Recharging at Home Conventional cars put you at the mercy of the pumps. You have to pay the widely fluctuating gas prices if you want to get anywhere. But with electric cars, you don’t have to go to the gas station ever again. You can power up your car from the comfort of your home. Cheaper Operation Compared to gasoline, electricity is cheap. Th ... read more

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How to Safely Share the Road with Cyclists

With warmer weather in Clarkston, MI on the horizon, people are ready to get out of their homes and fight off the winter blues. Soon you will be sharing the road with a lot more than just motorists. There will be a lot more to pay attention to if you want to be a safe driver and avoid accidents, costly auto repairs, and injuries. So here are a few tips to help you navigate city roads safely and share the road, specifically with cyclists. What Cyclists Should Do to be Safe Here are a few tips if you are on a bike: Wear a Helmet There are several things you can wear as a cyclist to be safe, but the most important is your helmet. Make sure it is of proper size and you wear it the right way to protect your head should you get in an accident. Follow Traffic Signs and Laws Just because you are on a bike and have the right of way doesn’t mean you command the road. If you want to stay safe, you are responsible to ... read more

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