Before You Go

Don't Let Allergens Ruin Daily Commute

Those musty floor mats and dingy dashboard aren’t only unpleasant to look at, they’re also adversely affecting your health.

Fortunately, some dusting, vacuuming and filter replacements can have you breathing easy once again.

Programs Aim to Keep Teens Focused on the Road

Distracted driving is a bad habit that’s easy to fall into. Want to talk to your teen about the dangers of distracted driving? Researchers say to start with addressing the sources of distraction.

Help Your Teen Driver Handle Spring Roads

Your teen just got their license, and you’re naturally worried about driving challenges faced in spring. Sunny one moment, raining or hail the next. And lots of road cone zones.

One safety expert suggests using that honest fact to start a conversation.

Mom Was Right: A Good Night's Sleep Makes Drivers Alert

A restless night counting sheep can put you at risk behind the wheel. A drowsy driver makes for a lousy driver, as experts have linked a poor night's sleep ups the odds of crash the following day.

 

Don't Get Left In Cold With Worn Out Spare

A spare tire has one job: Get you to a service station.

Of course, that can only happen if the spare itself is ready for use.

So when was the last time your spare was inspected?

Sinkholes No Longer A Rarity on Roadways

Of all the worries drivers encounter--slick roads, motorists on cell phones, traffic light runners and more--add a new category to the list.

Sinkholes have gone from rare oddity to recurring phenomenon in our urban landscape and range from benign inconvenience to deadly catastrophe. Here’s what to know.

Three Ways to Make Tires Last Longer

An underinflated tire poses a safety risk and also wears out faster. Can you rely on tire warning lights in your dashboard? No really. Here's why.

Tips for Choosing the Right Vehicle Battery

Batteries are fickle things. Too much cold, too much heat and they can stop performing. Fear not--there are some simple ways of keeping the power flowing all year long. See how.

Proper rotation improves the life of your tires

Rotating tires regularly and correctly helps even out tread wear and extends tire life, saving money and keeping you safer on the road. But how often should you rotate?
 
“Tire rotation is a critical part of tire maintenance,” said Dan Zielinski, Senior Vice-President of Public Affairs at Rubber Manufacturers Association. “Tires will wear differently at each wheel position.”

Are your tires safe? Take the penny test

Everything in your car—including its ability to stop, avoid road debris, handle wet surfaces and reduce road noise—rides on the quality of the tires. They are the lowest common denominator in vehicle safety.