Archive for the ‘Driving Tips’ Category
Dream of miles of hairpin turns set in the valley of a mountain range? Then you need to plan a visit to Romania, ASAP. The road is known as the Transfăgărăşan, set among the Transylvanian Alps. To see a video of the drive done by the BBC Top Gear hosts, head on over to the Huckberry website.
Forbes has published its annual list of Best Cars for Commuters. I’m happy to see one of our cars, the Volkswagon Golf, is on the list. As well as a few cars owned by family members. Here’s five of our favorites.
Volkswagon Golf, starts at $18,095
Toyota Prius, starts at $24,200
Nissan Leaf, starts at $27,700
Lexus IS 250C, starts at $46,890
Audi A6 sedan, starts at $42,500
To see the full list, check out the article on Forbes: Best Cars for Commuters.
Merry Christmas from your friends at CarHelp! Kids, don’t try this at home.
Here’s a few interesting auto related articles from around the internet:
A 102-year-old Michigan woman showed her 1930 Packard roadster at the Concours d’Elegance last weekend. She’s owned the car for more than 60 years, and until the last few years maintained it herself.
Have teen drivers? Here’s a list of seven benefits of teaching them yourself instead of sending them to driver’s school. Whiplash and bruises are not on the list.
The Obama administration has delayed announcing the new CAFE standards for gas mileage. The guidelines are still undergoing review.
If you live in the Southern states, here’s a great article on how to protect your car during a hurricane.
Have a great weekend, and stay safe.
“Teenagers are four times more likely to be involved in car accidents than older drivers, so it’s crucial that they understand how their vehicles works and realize that distractions like phones, food, and music reduce their ability to focus on the road. During National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 16-22), give your child a step-by-step lesson on caring for her car (or have an expert explain the essentials to both of you). Talk about the importance of putting safety first behind the wheel–drive now, text later.”
How not to park? Or how to park if you’re a valet in LA, apparently. Check out how much of the rubber gets shaved off during the turn.
I’m hoping your Monday is going well. If not, I hope this video of a lot of ridiculous auto accidents helps cheer you up.
No, this isn’t a science class. Just a link to a complicated but interesting article that will tell you everything you need to know about car batteries. For all you science fans out there.
Click here to read, “The Current Condition and Future Potential of Automotive Batteries” from Car and Driver.
I’m always looking for information on extending the life of my car, but after finding an article on Reader’s Digest called “74 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Car”, I’m sure my car is going to fall apart at any minute. Because I don’t think I follow any of the tips. A few of my favorites? Keep an auto log. Don’t go over 55 m.p.h. for the first 1,000 miles on a new car. Warm the engine. Don’t turn the wheel to the extreme right and left. Avoid driving at high speeds or accelerating quickly.