• Getting Your Car Ready for Winter
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    Getting Your Car Ready for Winter

    Winter is coming, and that means facing snow, ice, and frigid temperatures. By taking a few steps now, you can prepare your car for the season, so you can minimize the chance of breakdowns and accidents.   Put Together an Emergency Kit   Even if you avoid sliding off the road, a blizzard or severe

  • Using a Child Safety Seat Correctly
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    Using a Child Safety Seat Correctly

    Modern cars do an excellent job at protecting adults in crashes, but their safety systems aren’t scaled for smaller passengers. To keep your children safe, they’ll need to be in a car seat. However, simply buying one isn’t enough: over half of these seats are used incorrectly, putting their users at risk during accidents. Here’s

  • Hybrids and Crashes
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    Hybrids and Crashes

    Are hybrids more dangerous in an accident than regular cars? While there have been some concerns about battery fires and exposure to high voltage systems, a lot of work goes into these vehicles to ensure they’re as safe as anything else on the road. How Hybrids Work A hybrid has a generator/drive motor. When braking,

  • What Happens During a Car Crash?
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    What Happens During a Car Crash?

    Why are cars safer than ever before? From systems to prevent an accident from happening to structural design that deflects impact forces, there are a number of factors at play that help you survive accidents. Here’s why a front-end collision that would have been lethal a few decades ago will result in little more than

  • Vehicle Scanning
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    Vehicle Scanning

    The last few years have seen an explosion in automotive technology with cars adding new safety systems including blind spot sensors and automatic braking as well as advanced infotainment systems that act as WiFi hotspots and convenience features like automatic doors. Today, scanning the onboard computers isn’t just done by mechanics diagnosing engine problems, it’s

  • Has the Car You’re Looking at Been in a Wreck?
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    Has the Car You’re Looking at Been in a Wreck?

    Has the car you’re looking to buy been in a wreck? In the old days, buyers would use a magnet to check for body filler, but these days there are records and simple visual checks that can help you avoid buying a lemon. Title Brands Severely damaged vehicles will get a “branded” title, although the

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