As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the National Safety Council estimates 1 in 4 crashes involve cell-phone-distracted drivers. But that’s just an estimate; there isn’t enough data to back up the claim. That’s because distracted driving is substantially underreported, even though it presents one of the biggest threats to driver safety.… Continue reading
Thanks to mobile phones, a vehicle breakdown is usually more of an inconvenience than a real danger. A quick call to a tow truck or roadside assistance service will usually get you to safety within a couple of hours. But technology can fail, and there are still parts of the country that aren’t covered by cellular service.… Continue reading
Nothing lasts forever. Well, nothing except diamonds and Irv Gordon’s 1966 Volvo.
Irv’s candy-apple-red 1966 Volvo P1800 is approaching the 3-million-mile mark, about the same distance it would take to travel to the Moon more than 12 times. Guinness World Records awarded Irv’s Volvo the title of Highest Mileage Vehicle, a record he’s held since 2002.… Continue reading
What do you enjoy most in a new car? Is it the smooth ride on unworn suspension, the shine of fresh car wax, or simply the new-car smell?
There are a lot of factors that draw you toward a vehicle, both practical and emotional. … Continue reading
When gas prices go up, people will do anything to increase fuel efficiency, including using magnets to “align” gasoline molecules—according to Popular Mechanics. This myth is just one of many that claims to make your car run more efficiently – but does it really?… Continue reading
In part one of our vehicle myth busting series, we showed that, despite what you were taught as a young driver, idling your car wastes more gas than turning it off for a few minutes. Continuing our auto myth busting series, we bring you a question of coasting:
Myth: “Coasting down hills in neutral saves gas.”
This myth feels true.… Continue reading