Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Real Dangers of Running Out of Gas


Letting your gas tank run close to empty can put you in a dangerous situation and cause long term damage! Watch this video to learn why you should never risk running low on gas.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

What To Do After A Car Accident


Do you need information about what to do after a recent car accident? You are not alone in feeling overwhelmed. The aftermath of a car accident can be an incredibly confusing and overwhelming time and something you should not have to or try to deal with on your own. Even the best drivers get into car accidents. Knowing what to do after a car accident can help you with both your physical and financial recovery down the line. This personal injury video goes over some great tips on what you should do following a car accident, including:

• Stop your car and move to a safe place.

• Call the police and an ambulance, if necessary, after checking to make sure people are safe.

• Identify the other driver and exchange insurance information.

• Get the names and information of any witnesses.

• Take photos and notes regarding all the circumstances of the accident—evidence is always best fresh.

Friday, April 2, 2021

How Aerodynamics Help Make a Car Go Faster


If you are a fan of car racing games, you are probably aware that car design and aerodynamics play an important role in a car’s speed. That is because car design makes up the aerodynamics of a car and speed is not the only factor affected by aerodynamics.

Also, aerodynamics is not only important for a fast car but also for a standard passenger car; in fact, you might be surprised to learn that some of these passenger cars have a better design in terms of aerodynamics than a sports car. Before going into more detail about the topic, let’s start with answering the basic questions: “What is aerodynamics, and what affects the aerodynamics of a car?”

You probably do not notice while you are walking down the street or driving at low speeds in your car, but the surrounding air displays resistance to you or your car. Actually, any solid object moving through the air is met with this resistance, and the study of the interactions between the air and these solid bodies is called aerodynamics. A car with good aerodynamics cuts through the wall of air in a more efficient way. Two separate forces make up the aerodynamics, and there are special techniques and materials used to test the aerodynamics of a car.

If you would like to learn more about these techniques and how automotive aerodynamics is measured, this video is here to answer your questions. Apart from learning technical information about vehicle aerodynamics, you will also learn interesting details such as why designers chose certain shapes like “raindrop” as well.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

SAFE STEPS Road Safety: Speed Limits


We all have a role in road safety! So follow these SAFE STEPS to play your part and help save lives. - 

Obey speed limits - - Slow down at high risk areas - - Keep a safe distance -

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Spring Car Care Tips!


We know you are ready for consistently warm weather, but is your car? Lauren Fix has great tips on how to get your car ready for spring.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

SAFE STEPS Road Safety: Seatbelts


We all have a role in road safety! So follow these SAFE STEPS to play your part and help save lives.

- Wear your seatbelt - - Ensure all passengers wear seatbelts - - Safely secure children in car seats -

Monday, March 22, 2021

How to Find a Mechanic You Can Trust


According to a recent survey, two-thirds of U.S. drivers don’t trust auto repair shops. And one-third say they don’t have a mechanic they feel confident taking their car to. No matter how you feel about mechanics, odds are you’re going to need one — and likely at inopportune moments. Matt Schmitz of Cars.com provides tips to finding a repair shop you can trust.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

SAFE STEPS Road Safety: Distracted Driving


We all have a role in road safety! So follow these SAFE STEPS to play your part and help save lives.

Monday, March 15, 2021

BRAKES: How They Work | Science Garage


Brakes are the unsung heroes of performance. Everybody loves going fast, but slowing down is important too. There’s disk brakes, vented brakes, brembo brakes and drilled brakes-- let’s “brake” it all down! Bart talks about the principles that make your brakes work. From drums and discs, to friction and heat, we get to the nitty gritty of how Brakes systems keep you safe.

Friday, March 12, 2021

CarFit: Seat Belt Use


In the event of a crash, seat belts are the single most effective device for preventing death and injury. They save lives!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Why Do the British Drive on the Left?


One of the most disorienting things about being in England is watching people drive on the left since the majority of the rest of the world drives on the right. What is the reason behind this difference and when was driving on the left established?

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Manual vs Automatic: Which is Better?


Which transmission system do you prefer? Automatic or manual? Although there are lots of different pros and cons to both automatic and manual transmission systems, each driver has their own favorites that they like to use. Learn more about these systems through this detailed comparison of automatic and manual transmissions. 

The question of the century: Which transmission system is better, automatic or manual?