April Showers Bring…Bad Driving Conditions (and May Flowers!)

We may finally be out of the danger of nasty winter weather, but that doesn't necessarily mean safer roads. Even as you start to roll the windows down, make sure you're aware of the challenges of driving in unpredictable spring weather so you can prepare and react accordingly. Prepare: Show Your Car Some Love If [...]

April 8th, 2014|Categories: Safety And Driving Tips|

How To Save Gas

We all want to save money. What if you could not only save money, but also help the environment at the same time? With gas prices always fluctuating—and usually increasing—your driving expenses are a great place to save some green! We’ve provided some easy tips to help with gas efficiency, saving you both time and [...]

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

How To Avoid The 7 Worst Winter Driving Mistakes

Winter driving means more hazardous roadways and requires more attentive drivers. Here are our top tips and reminders to get you and your loved ones safely to your destination, whether it's just to work or a few states away. Mistake 1: Relying on 4 wheel drive on an icy road Sometimes, when a car is [...]

How to Decorate Your Car for the Holidays

Looking to spread holiday cheer wherever you go this season? Decking out your car will keep your holiday spirit up during those stressful commutes, hectic trips to the mall (complete with frantic searches for parking) and holiday travel on busy roads. And that’s not to mention the joy that you’ll bring to everyone who sees [...]

December 19th, 2013|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest, Car Accessories, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

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|

What’s Wrong with My Car? Translating Mechanic-Speak

When you take your car to the mechanic, do you ever feel like you need a translator to understand what’s wrong with your car?  Poor communication is a major cause of distrust, and often, frustration between mechanics and customers. Mechanics are trained to repair complex systems and speak in very technical terms, while the average [...]

October 11th, 2013|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

New Car Buying Guide

Buying a new car can be a challenging process. Between figuring out the right car for you, determining (and sticking to!) your budget, and interacting with dealerships, many people can become overwhelmed. Keep these helpful tips in mind and you’ll have a smooth and quick car buying process that will reward you with a car [...]

NHTSA Urges Drivers to Check Tires During Hot Weather

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a safety advisory cautioning motorists that hot weather and under-inflated tires are a dangerous combination. In the summer months, while vehicles are being driven at highway speeds, the heat and hot roadways contribute to the breakdown of tires and a greater likelihood for [...]

July 18th, 2013|Categories: Safety And Driving Tips|

Summer Pedestrian Safety

With the weather warming up and schools letting out, there are more and more people out and about, and that means more pedestrians as well as more cars on the road during the summer months. On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 120 minutes and injured in a traffic crash every [...]

June 25th, 2013|Categories: Safety And Driving Tips|

I’ve Been in an Accident on the Highway: Now What?

Driver’s education classes teach us to remain calm after an accident, but how does the situation change if it’s an accident on an interstate rather than a city street? With highway speed limits varying from 55 to 85 mph, depending on the state, the speeds of other vehicles could make exiting your car and walking on [...]

June 18th, 2013|Categories: Safety And Driving Tips|