Bike Safety: What Drivers Can Do to Avoid Accidents

May is National Bike Safety Month. As the weather warms and the days grow longer, people of all ages will dust off their handlebars, grease their chains and pedal around the neighborhood, to work or down mountains. Unfortunately, this also means there is greater risk of traffic accidents involving cyclists. In fact, in our home [...]

May 12th, 2015|Categories: CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

Is Distracted Driving the New Drunk Driving?

Since the invention of the automobile, drunk driving has been a public health concern. Fatalities from drunk drivers hit epidemic proportions in the early 1980s. In 1982, over 21,000 people were killed in drunk driving crashes. These astounding numbers triggered a forceful public response. Through the efforts of organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) [...]

April 15th, 2015|Categories: Safety And Driving Tips|

Winter Driving Myths Exposed

There are real automotive mechanics and then there are “mechanics.” You know, the ones who can do a few repairs in the driveway, but who think they’re in a NASCAR pit crew. They spout off half-truths about maintenance and repair issues that they heard third-hand from someone or that their grandfather told them 50 years [...]

January 22nd, 2015|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Safety And Driving Tips|

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Season’s Greetings! During this festive time of year, you will likely be spreading cheer at a number of holiday parties. With these gatherings usually comes an alcoholic beverage or two. December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, and we want you to get home safely, so here are a few suggestions on how to celebrate [...]

December 17th, 2014|Categories: Safety And Driving Tips|

How To Handle 5 Scary Road Hazards

Halloween is a scary time of year but there is nothing spookier than when something unexpected happens and you are behind the wheel. It is always important to make sure you are paying attention to the road and other vehicles around you, but sometimes unpreventable and dangerous situations occur. Here are our 5 scariest things [...]

October 31st, 2014|Categories: CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

Keeping Your Teen Drivers Safe: 3 of the Most Dangerous Activities for Young Drivers

Did you know that car accidents are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds? Teenagers learning to drive are at the highest risk for being involved in car accidents. During the month of October, we celebrate Teen Driver Safety Week, which was created to bring awareness to the dangers that face teens on [...]

October 28th, 2014|Categories: Safety And Driving Tips|

Know Your VIN Number & Other Important Numbers

We live our lives by the numbers—phone numbers, birthdays, PINs, passwords, anniversaries, addresses—the list goes on. But do you know the numbers that are key to keeping you safe on the road? If you own a car, you know that taking care of it is a big responsibility. Understanding a few key numbers about your [...]

September 18th, 2014|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Auto Warranty, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

Cars For College Students

It's that time of year--students are heading off to college campuses across the country, some for the first time. It can be a stressful time for both parents and students. Help make the transition easier by ensuring your student’s vehicle is college-ready. Choose the Right Vehicle Selecting the right vehicle for your student to take [...]

August 13th, 2014|Categories: Safety And Driving Tips|

Keep Your Car Cool in The Summer Sun

Different sources have different estimates for how hot your car can get on a hot, sunny summer day. A study by Stanford Medicine stated that a car can heat up 40 degrees in the first hour - making even a 70 degree day prime for overheating your car's interior. We're going to give you some [...]

Distracted Driving? There’s an App for That.

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and CARCHEX wants to make sure everyone is safe out there on the road, this month and every month. Distracted driving is any time your attention is away from the task at hand. Most Americans drive so often that we start to think that we can multi-task. However, [...]

April 25th, 2014|Categories: Safety And Driving Tips|