Eco-Friendly Driving Tips

Being conscious of how our everyday lives affect the environment is an important step towards protecting it. One of the most significant things we do in our everyday life that has a direct impact on the environment is driving. Our cars have a major impact on the environment and there are many things we can [...]

November 13th, 2013|Categories: Car Tips, CARCHEX, Road Trips And Activities, Safety And Driving Tips|

Beautiful Autumn Road Trips in the U.S.

Once the kids head back to school and the evening air starts turning chilly, our weekends somehow seem more important to enjoy. One activity that never fails to impress everyone from young family members to senior travelers is piling into the car and going on one of America’s top autumn road trips. Although New England [...]

October 17th, 2013|Categories: Road Trips And Activities|

Theme Park Road Trips

Who says summer's over? The season doesn't officially end until this Saturday, September 21. Soak up every minute with a trip to one--or all!--of these legendary theme parks to experience summer's last thrills. Six Flags Great America Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Why not start kick off your road trip in our nation's capital? Six Flags Great America [...]

September 19th, 2013|Categories: Road Trips And Activities|

Auto Maintenance To Do List for Your Summer Road Trip

As many Americans do, you may have plans for a summer road trip. Before your departure, take some precautionary steps to ensure your car gets you to your summer oasis and back safe with these easy car maintenance tips. Tire Pressure Use a digital tire gauge to check if your tires are inflated properly. Find [...]

August 13th, 2013|Categories: Road Trips And Activities|

The Country’s Coolest Car Washes

Is getting your car washed just one more thing to add to your to-do list? Does hitting up your local car wash leave you watching the clock in a dull waiting room? Well, you might be in the wrong place. Check out our list of the coolest car washes across the country -- each one [...]

What Should Be in My Summer Car Emergency Kit?

While many of us prefer summer breezes to winter blizzards, extreme heat, humidity, and other summer weather can take a toll on your car. It is important to keep an emergency kit with items appropriate for the season in your car just in case. In this video, Pat Goss explains what you should always keep [...]

Summer Driving: What Time of Day is Best?

Myth: To save money during the warmer summer months, you should try to limit driving to early morning or later at night. Fact: If your car is in good condition, it doesn't matter what time of the day you drive. Video Transcription Well, that all depends on the coefficient of drag of the automobile, the [...]

May 23rd, 2013|Categories: Car Tips, CARCHEX, Pat Goss, Road Trips And Activities, Safety And Driving Tips|

Driving in High Winds

This time of year can bring some extreme weather, including strong storms with high winds. What if you get caught driving in one of these storms? Think driving next to a large tractor trailer in high winds is the safest place to be? You might want to think again. Video Transcription Well whenever you’re driving [...]

May 16th, 2013|Categories: Car Tips, CARCHEX, Pat Goss, Road Trips And Activities, Safety And Driving Tips|

Top 5 Scenic Spring Drives in the U.S.

Starting in March, the foliage across the country begins to come alive. As we move further into the spring, the weather starts to get warmer and the days get longer, creating for a perfect opportunity to take a spring road trip.  Here are five places across the country from MSN weather that have stunning views [...]

April 23rd, 2013|Categories: CARCHEX, Road Trips And Activities, Safety And Driving Tips|

Stay Safe on Urban and Rural Roads

Driving demands full attention, concentration, and good judgment. This is true for someone who’s been driving for 35 years or for a teenager who just passed a road test. But driving in a big city poses different challenges from those you might face on rural lanes. If your trip takes you from an urban environment [...]

March 5th, 2013|Categories: Car Tips, CARCHEX, Road Trips And Activities, Safety And Driving Tips|