The 2017 Tucson's rearview camera
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How to Add a Backup Camera to Your Car

Backup, or rearview, cameras have been widely popular over the past decade due to their widespread use in new cars as well as the added layer of safety they provide. Of course, having a backup camera in your car doesn’t mean that you can completely forgo looking over your shoulder to ensure that the coast …

The word, RECALL, is displayed on a smartphone.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Recall Alert: 3 Million Ford and Mazda Vehicles Over Airbag Concerns

The Takata airbag safety recall has been ongoing for many years. But, it is not over. The NHTSA is recommending Ford recall 3 million more vehicles over airbag concerns.  What’s wrong with the airbags? The original Takata airbag recall was initiated after several injuries and deaths were recorded resulting from the deployment of airbags. After studying the situation, the …

A young man driving a car through the mountains
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Buying Car Insurance Doesn’t Have to Be Confusing

Shopping for car insurance can be confusing. But it doesn’t have to be. Once you have a good understanding of the most common car insurance types and how buying it actually works, buying car insurance really isn’t such a confusing process. The most common types of car insurance coverage First things first, it’s important to …

A driver attempts to skirt around Trooper Paul Pierce, who was trying to pull her over for driving in the breakdown lane on Rt. 3 near I-495 in Chelmsford. Trooper Pierce is part of the 3D unit cracking down on aggressive driving.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Don’t Be a Jerk Driver: Here’s How

Has an inconsiderate driver ever cut you off? Did another motorist merge into your lane without seemingly knowing you were there? From nonchalant late-brakers to impatient tailgaters, there are plenty of jerk drivers out there. And you might sometimes be guilty of jerky driving behaviors yourself. But if you have a new year’s resolution to …

2021 Mazda CX-5 parked outside of a store
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Are Crossovers Really Safer Than Sedans?

The crossover segment shows no sign of slowing down its success anytime soon. There are many reasons that a family might choose a crossover instead of a sedan. One of them is safety, but is it actually true that crossovers are safer than sedans? Crossover safety Crossovers offer a blend of car comfort and SUV …

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2 Wheels

How Much More Dangerous Are Motorcycles Than Cars?

As a motorcycle rider, you likely know the dangers of getting on the road. If you don’t, you should familiarize yourself with the statistics, common hazards, and how to avoid them. Motorcycles can offer enjoyment, excitement, and relaxation. But whether you’re riding a Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Ducati, or another bike, you face greater danger …

Cars' headlights can be seen through snow and fog on a highway
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Worst Car Modification You Can Make Is Also Unsafe

A little MacGyver-esque ingenuity can go a long way, especially when it comes to making modifications or repairs to your car. You might’ve seen a car window covered with plastic or a vehicle sporting red tape on a brake light. But be wary about adopting do-it-yourself strategies for your vehicle. It’s a matter of safety. …

A blue 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata parked on display
Sedans & Coupes

How Safe Is the 2020 Mazda Miata?

This two-seater roadster has certainly made a name for itself as an engaging car that’s fun to drive. It’s easy to imagine that a tiny car like this isn’t exactly the safest car on the road. But Mazda as a brand earned for IIHS top safety picks than any other brand this year. So how …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 Ways to Get Over Holiday Road Rage

The holidays are here and with them comes a lot of joy and a lot of stress. There’s a stress if you have to cook for your family, stress with having to prepare everything, and even more stress if you have to commute and get to your holiday parties on time. Unfortunately, all of that …

An image of a crash test dummy used for vehicle testing.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Here’s Why Crash Test Dummies Costs up to $500,000

Before a new vehicle can receive any crash certification, it must be crashed endlessly from almost every angle imaginable. The result of these tests then determines the safety rating awarded. However, crash test dummies are perhaps the most integral part of these experiments. That’s because these dummies are filled with sensors and can record data …

The word, RECALL, is displayed on a smartphone.
Marine & RVs

RV Alert: NHTSA Issues Recalls for Several Brands

Recreational vehicles are supposed to be for fun getaways. But, an RV can be more dangerous than necessary if something about its production is not built correctly or is prone to failure. So, just like cars, an RV can become the subject of a recall too. That is the case with the NHTSA recalls listed …

2021 Ram 1500 TRX water fording
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How to Stop Trucks and SUVs from Killing So Many People

It’s not something a lot of car enthusiasts want to talk about, but pedestrian safety is a serious issue in this country. As Car and Driver has reported, pedestrian deaths have been increasing year-over-year since 2009. Drivers also killed more than 6,500 people, making it the most dangerous year for pedestrians in 30 years. And …

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How Do Helicopters Land When Engines Fail?

We’ve seen videos of car crashes and even plane crashes, and while those make sense, or at least we think they can sometimes be prevented, that isn’t quite what comes to mind when we think of helicopters crashing. In fact, you probably don’t give helicopter much thought unless you see one in the news or …

Trucks & SUVs

Does Driving an SUV Give You a False Sense of Security?

If you have ever driven an SUV, then you probably know the feeling of having all of that metal and plastic surrounding you as well as all of the heft that comes with that added material. You probably let out a sigh of relief, thinking that all is well in the world because if anything …

A Ford Transit van that has been converted for van life sits by the beach ready for everyone and the dog
Marine & RVs

‘Scariest Moments of Van Life’––Don’t Let Them Steal Your Dog!

If you’ve spent any amount of time watching van life Youtube channels or camper conversion build videos, you’ve probably already connected the dots. Van life isn’t always perfect views and funny conversations while driving. Especially if you are heading to South America like Trent and Allie––and their dog Frank––in the video below. Bumps and problems …

a white 2020 Kia Optima at speed on the road
Hybrids & Electrics

COVID-19 Surprisingly Just Made Some Cars Stay More Dangerous

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) extended new rules on “quiet cars” once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The regulations that specifically target electric and hybrid vehicles require them to emit an alert sound that warns pedestrians of their approach. According to the agency, any vehicle that weighs up to 10,000 lbs and moves at a …

People going for a ride in a Bayliner boat
Marine & RVs

Winter Boat Storage Options: What You Need To Know

Not everybody is a boating expert. For those who are learning about ownership, this post is about the famous questions: What do you do with your boat during the Winter? Is it safe to leave the boat in the water year-round? Boats and Winter Winter weather states, that is, states that are prone to freezing …

A head-on view of a black, armored 2020 Lincoln Navigator L from Inkas Armored Vehicle Manufacturing
Trucks & SUVs

Armored Lincoln Navigator is a Panic Room on Wheels

Increasing instability around the world has changed the armored vehicle market. It is no longer about meeting the protection needs of heads of states or their diplomats. Now, anybody with a high net worth is a target for dangerous activity. So, the armored vehicle market has been broadening to meet individuals’ needs, not just government or …

two cars crashing
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Why Don’t Some Vehicles Have Public Crash Test Ratings?

Those shopping for a family car often place safety ratings very high on their list of priorities when choosing a new car. Though safety ratings include the efficiency of lighting, driver assist features, driver and passenger restraint systems, and braking and handling features, a primary focus of auto safety ratings include crash test ratings, carried …