The worst danger of driving in heavy rain is hydroplaning. Hydroplaning is what happens when your car loses traction due to a large buildup of water under the tires. Usually your tire treads can channel their way through the water in front of them and keep in contact with the surface of the road. When
Worn tires cause thousands of auto accidents every year, especially when it’s wet or snow and ice conditions apply. Making sure your tire tread is adequate only takes a few seconds and can save you thousands in auto repairs, or worse. Here’s the good news… checking your tire tread is super easy! Grab a penny.
If you’ve been driving for a long time, you’ve likely gotten a bit set in your ways in terms of driving habits. One of the most common is to set your mirrors incorrectly. If you can see your car in your side mirrors, you’re missing a big blind spot that’s critical to making safe lane
Have you been driving on a spare tire? It’s easy to tell as your spare will be significantly thinner than a regular tire. They also often have the word “Temporary Use Only” stamped on the face of the tire. Unless you have an SUV and the tire is mounted in a visible place, the spare
Have you ever been on a long road trip and your passenger kicks off their shoes and puts their feet up on the dashboard? Kids love to do this. If so, tell them to get their feet down. If you were to get in a wreck that is severe enough (and it doesn’t take a
You’re driving down the road and your phone vibrates. You glance at it and see a text message. That couple of seconds you glanced down is enough to cause you to get into a wreck. You’re at even more risk if you actually start to tap out a response. 1 out of every 4 accidents
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