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Category: Car Sense

Don’t Ignore That Car Recall. Here’s Why.

From child safety seats to air bag inflators, it seems like there’s some type of recall in the news every few months. But while it may be an all-too-common headline these days, don’t brush it off. It’s imperative to follow up immediately if your car has been affected by a recall. Only you can protect your family or yourself from defective equipment that could pose...

How To Protect Your Bike From Theft

Whether you’re a hardcore biking enthusiast or more of a casual cruiser, riding your bike is a great way to enjoy the outdoors – and a healthier way to get around, too. After each ride, it’s important to remember to lock your bike up so thieves can’t steal it. Bike safety and advocacy group Bicycle Law estimates somewhere between 800,000 and 2 million bicycles are...

Can You Guess When Most Distracted Driving Crashes Occur?

Daydreaming while driving is more dangerous than you’d think – and our new review of police data shows just when drivers might be “lost in thought” enough to cause a fatal crash. According to a new review of Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data, Saturdays in September are the biggest days for fatal car crashes involving daydreaming while driving, and Tuesdays in February are lowest....

How to Help Your Car Recover from Winter

Your car has battled snow, ice, salt and potholes for months on end. Now that winter's in the rear view mirror, certain aspects of your car need a little more TLC than others. Spring car maintenance: 8 things to check Tires: In the snow belt, now is the time to swap your snow tires for your all-season tires. If you kept your all-season tires on...

Driving on Black Ice: What You Need to Know

From snow to sleet to freezing rain, severe weather conditions can make winter driving especially difficult. But perhaps none is more dangerous than black ice. That's because unlike snow and sleet, black ice can be practically invisible to an unsuspecting driver. Related: 7 Dangerous Winter Driving Myths... Debunked The safest thing to do is stay home when conditions call for icy roads – but of...

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