Don’t Give In to Road Rage

A quick temper can put you and others in danger. One-half of drivers who are subjected to aggressive behavior will respond with hostility, according to published research. Anne O’Dwyer, a dean and professor of psychology at Great Barrington, Mass.-based Bard … Continued

How to Avoid Insurance Fraud

When is an accident not an accident at all? When a scam is involved. Accidents happen. Yet a significant number of collisions aren’t accidental—they’re intentionally caused by criminals committing auto-insurance fraud. The perpetrators seek an innocent party to ram into … Continued

How to Pick a Reliable Body Shop

Appearance, reputation, cost and materials are the giveaways. The only thing nearly as unfortunate as a car accident is a bad experience at a body shop. You’re placing the keys (and your faith) in the hands of a business that … Continued

Sharing the Road with Cyclists

Take extra precautions for everyone’s safety. Safe driving starts with mutual respect and consideration among all parties on the road. Motorists and cyclists share the same rights and must develop an understanding about safe driving practices. Just because a car … Continued

Motorcycle Shipping Options

If you buy your bike long-distance, the first step is getting it to your door. You’ve been searching for the perfect motorcycle, and you found it—hundreds of miles away. Now you have to figure out how to get the motorcycle … Continued

Tips to Properly Storing Your Car

It was love at first sight. Now, you want to keep it that way. We’re talking about the first time you laid eyes on your prized convertible or roadster: Your devotion to this automotive masterpiece sometimes rivals that which you … Continued

What’s That Smell?

Learn how to rid your car of unpleasant odors. The unfortunate truth is, after that wonderful “new car smell” fades away, you may not like what you whiff. It could stem from a pet accident or undiscovered remains from a … Continued

Cool Those Hot Wheels

Protect your car from the heat with these five tips, then quiz yourself using the interactive graphic above. A summer road trip should not include a ride in a tow truck. Unfortunately, this is the case for too many drivers … Continued

Tow Time

Looking forward to a big haul? If so, plan ahead. In this case, “big haul” refers to the towing of a trailer, boat or other large object. Improperly assembling your load can result in a host of potential disasters—some of … Continued

Look Out for Animals

Summertime sees more night driving, and more animals on the roads. You’re used to watching out for other motorists and pedestrians. But you also need to keep a sharp eye out for four-legged pedestrians. In 2009, there were an estimated … Continued