5 Things to Know in the Case of a Motor Accident


It’s an unfortunate reality that, at some point in your otherwise spotless driving career, you could have the misfortune to be in an accident. You might be the safest, most defensive driver on the block, but statistics indicate most drivers will have an incident during their driving life, so here are five things you should know in the case of an accident.

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Auto Ownership: How to Handle a Safety Recall


No one wants their car to be part of a big recall, but it happens now and then. Whether it’s just one part of the entire vehicle, or multiple systems, a technical service bulletin for manufacturing defects can be scary – especially if your kids ride in the vehicle with you. Here’s what you should do if you get that dreaded letter from the manufacturer.

Types Of Recalls

There are many types of recalls. Most of them are for minor things. For example, a bolt on a non-critical part might be lose or missing. Or, there may be a problem with the seat or a trunk latch. Usually, these problems do not prevent you from using the vehicle and it’s safe to drive it until you can take it into a shop to get it repaired.

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Heatstroke and Kid’s Left in Cars

Acura ZDX

It seems every summer that we are bombarded with stories concerning children that have been left in hot vehicles and have died. In the past two decades, some 750 U.S. children have died in hot vehicles, according to KidsAndCars.org, a nonprofit child safety organization.

Experts explain why it happens. Most of the parents involved aren’t malicious; they are simply busier, under a lot of stress, and often sleep deprived. In virtually all cases, it’s just an accident or slip in judgement. “About half of the time, a parent just forgets the child was in the car,” said Kyran Quinlan, M.D., chair of the Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention for the American Academy of Pediatrics. In other cases, a parent may decide to dash into a store, figuring he/she will be gone just a few minutes, but then gets delayed and returns to the vehicle to find his child has undergone heatstroke.

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What Makes a Car Safe? The Top 5 Things You Should Look for in Your New Car

7 2015 Hynudai Sonata

Thanks to modern technology, car safety has significantly improved over the past several years. In fact, many safety features that were once luxury additions just years ago are now standard for most new cars today. With all the new safety features available in today’s cars, it’s easy to confuse what you really need with what you can live without. But by remembering to focus on the fundamental safety features for any car, you’ll find it easier to make your way through all the safety features that companies offer today. If you’re looking to buy a new car soon, then remember to make sure that it has these five key safety features.

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The 5 Most Common Types of Blackspots on the Road


Blackspots are locations on any road that have a history of accidents. You’ve probably encountered many over the years and will continue to do so. It’s vital you be cautious whenever you drive, and be aware of five of the most common types of blackspots.

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