A tow ball is that round ball on a trailer hitch that lets the trailer hang on the back of your vehicle. It works great when it’s pulling along the weight of a trailer at a steady rate. Where you can run into trouble is using that tow ball with a snatch strap to tow […]
According to the Detroit Free Press, on the morning of August 31st, 75 year old Cleveland, Ohio resident Peter Pyros jumped in his 2006 Cadillac XLR to wring it out in the late summer before fall arrived and it was time to store it for the winter. Unfortunately, the car’s battery was just alive enough […]
Distracted driving is a growing problem. It’s hard to put down that smartphone and drive, even when we all know it’s the right thing to do. There isn’t a thing on your smartphone that cannot wait until your car is safetly parked, but spend two minutes driving and you’ll see people all around you using […]
Parenting is tricky business from the minute kids are born. It’s a constant struggle to get them to do the right thing, which only becomes more of a challenge as they get older. A recent study suggests the struggle to get teens to put down their smartphones when they’re driving could be solved with cold, […]
Recalls in the automotive industry are so commonplace they’re often nothing more than a footnote in the daily news. If they’re big enough, like the Takata airbag recall, then the news is everywhere. The Takata recall is so big it’s taking time to get replacement parts. Several U.S. Senators think people should be given loaner […]
Although the exact features vary and the trademarked names the automakers give autonomous technology differ, they do have something in common. All of them require a driver in the driver’s seat to take over if something goes wrong. Looks like one guy in the U.K. missed that last part.
Once you decide it’s time to buy new tires, there’s lots of information out there about how to choose the perfect tires for your vehicle, but what you can’t find is information about how those tires perform over time. The second you drive away the tires start to wear, so all the data you have […]
Safety plays a key part in our purchase decisions, but the cost often puts it out of reach for some buyers. While there are standard safety features like airbags on every car, more advanced features often come at a premium. Automakers are working to make more of these features standard and Honda just crossed a […]
Tesla always has an answer ready when one of its self-driving vehicles crash.