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5 Tips for Driving Safely Through Construction Areas

5 Tips for Driving Safely Through Construction Areas

Road and highway construction becomes more popular in the spring and summer. As a motorist, you should be prepared for backups and the dangers that could arise in these zones. Here are our top 5 tips for driving through construction areas: Pay attention to the signs - Whenever you see those bright orange signs, you know that they indicate that road construction is near. Make sure you proceed cautiously and follow what the signs say to stay safe. There should be a sign that indicates the end of the zone. Expect the unexpected - Road construction means that the road you're familiar with is getting altered somehow. Workers may have cones and other warning signs to indicate changes to the speed limit, lanes, etc. Don't follow too close behind others - Because it can be challenging to predict what changes are made to the road, you must keep a safe distance between yourself and other cars. The most common accident in any work zone is a rear-end collision. The extra room will give ... read more

Unusual Traffic Laws From Around the World

Unusual Traffic Laws From Around the World

It's normal for traffic laws to vary country-to-country and even state-to-state. That is why it is important to know them before traveling to or through a specific territory. While some changes aren't too dramatic, some places have outrageous driving rules. Here are some of them: It is considered unlawful for men to drive topless in Thailand.  Some places have rules about who can drive and on what days. In the Philippines, the last number on your plate number determines which day of the week you can or can't drive. For instance, those that end in 1 or 2 can't drive on Mondays. On Tuesday, it's 3 and 4. On Wednesday, it's 5 and 6. Thursday, 7 and 8. Finally, on Friday, it's 9 and 0. This law was implemented to help minimize traffic congestion. In Greece, you can't smoke in your car (windows up or down). Drivers are not allowed to wear flip-flops to drive in Spain. If you accidentally splash a pedestrian or bicyclist while driving in Japan, you c ... read more

What Is Causing My Vehicle to Leak Motor Oil?

What Is Causing My Vehicle to Leak Motor Oil?

Oil leaks in cars occur more often than you might think, so don't freak out if you notice a dark puddle around your vehicle. There are various ways your automobile can leak oil, and it's trying to figure out why is the annoying part.  Common Causes for Oil Leaks in Vehicles Clogged or Loose Oil Filter - Oil filters are in place to filter out contaminants from your engine oil so that it can allow clean and smooth combustion. When a filter hasn't been changed in a while, it can restrict the oil flowing into the engine chambers, increasing the pressure and leaking oil. A poorly fitted filter can also cause a leak, so please ensure it is installed in place. Worn Gaskets - A gasket seals your engine's valve cover and potion. Over time, this rubbery cover gasket can deteriorate from exposure to high heat and pressure, causing oil to leak. Untightened Drain Plug - This passageway is where mechanics drain used motor oil. It can be found under the car and attached to th ... read more

Top 5 Signs That Your Battery Is Going To Die Soon

Top 5 Signs That Your Battery Is Going To Die Soon

A healthy, running battery is needed to provide power from everything to the starter, engine, radio, and more. Just like any other type of battery, car batteries do not last forever. Most automotive batteries last 2 to 5 years, depending on the quality and type of battery, the vehicle, and the climate in which you drive. It's essential that you keep track of when you need to replace your car battery, but sometimes your battery may start to die before the end of its expected "expiration." So, can you tell when there's no more life left to give in your car battery? When the vehicle battery is about to die, the engine will have slow and rough starts. In some cases, your car will not be able to start at all. And whenever you attempt to start it, you may only be faced with a buzzing or clicking sound. You might see physical evidence that your battery is on its last straw. If you open the hood to find that the battery terminals or cables are covered in corrosion, the bat ... read more

How to Winterize Your Vehicle

How to Winterize Your Vehicle

You will know the winter season is around the corner when leaves start dropping off the trees and days begin getting shorter. During the winter, you may experience cold temperatures, snow and ice. Traveling will also be difficult because of the impaired driving conditions.   The change in seasons is an excellent opportunity to review the conditions of your car and prepare for winter. It is easy to let renovating your car wait until the fall season comes. But preparations will help you be safe on the road.   Here are the areas that you will review when winterizing your car:   Clean the Inside Give the interior of your car a deep clean when the weather is fair. You definitely will not enjoy digging spare change and snow from between the seats when snow is surrounding you. Clean the dashboard and the accessories in your car. Vacuum clean the carpet and clean your trunk to create a clean space for carrying winter essentials. Consider ... read more

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