Do you find that you are driving under pressure lately? It’s worse for your tires. Potholes, speed bumps, overloaded vehicles, searing summer pavement and traveling long distances all take a toll on your vehicle’s tires. Tires that are properly inflated to their specified pounds-per-square-inch (PSI) save lives, reduce tire wear and increase fuel economy. Tires … Read more What You Should Know About Tire Pressure
Too often, kids get a learners permit and never get to drive. Start your young driver in the neighborhood, in parking lots or other low traffic areas. After several weeks, let them drive in more traffic. Don’t expect too much at first, but don’t lower standards. Remember, what your children know about driving they have … Read more Teaching Your Teen How to Drive
If your teenage driver has lived up to the responsibilities agreed upon months ago, use this checklist to determine if they’re ready to drive solo: Is your son or daughter paying attention? Are they driving or just steering the car? Do they still look for controls or can they turn on the headlights without looking … Read more Letting Kids Drive Alone (Are They Ready to Drive Alone?)
Putting a teenager on the road is more expensive that you probably realize. Along with the cost of a car, gasoline and upkeep, consider these facts: Insurance rates for teenage drivers are always higher than for other drivers because they pose a higher risk for vehicle crashes. Adding a teenager to the insurance policy means … Read more Teenage Driving: what does it REALLY cost?
Teenagers face a different reality than the rest of us the instant they get behind the wheel: car crashes are the number one cause of death among their peers. If you’re a young driver you can decrease the risk by limiting your night driving and observing speed limits. There are many such safe driving strategies. … Read more Safe Driving for Teens