Thursday, October 29, 2020

Monday, October 26, 2020

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.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Tips for Handling a Tire Blowout

A tire blowout could happen anywhere, anytime. Here are some important tips and best practices to remember if you experience a tire blowout.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Collision Center Repair – The Choice is Yours

You have the right to choose where you have your vehicle repaired after you file a car insurance claim.

Monday, October 5, 2020

IIHS Engineer's Lego Crash Test Recreation

"I've wanted to be a car crash test engineer since I was 10 years old when I saw the first IIHS crash tests on TV," says IIHS Senior Research Engineer Becky Mueller. "I even used to build Lego cars and crash them into a Lego wall." Stuck at home during the pandemic, she returned to her old hobby in the evenings. Two months, more than 1,600 Lego pieces and 1,500 photographs later, Becky has shared her first Lego crash test video.

Becky has recreated many of IIHS' testing procedures -- including important steps like dummy calibration, crash test photography and post-crash analysis. She also has added details that accurately represent the Vehicle Research Center and equipment used by IIHS staff.