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Driving Safety Tips for Senior Drivers

9 Apr

Are you a senior driver or do you have one in your family that you’ve been concerned about? Senior drivers (drivers over the age of 65) often have lots of experience on the road and can offer a wealth of advice to younger drivers about how they’ve handled difficult driving situations. However, our motor skills […]

Who Invented the Car Radio? Meet Paul Galvin.

28 Feb

For many drivers, flipping on the radio is nearly as instinctive as powering up the engine or adjusting the in-car air temperature. But car radios weren’t always so widely embraced. In the early days of the car radio, some safety-minded legislators wanted to ban car radios for being too distracting and dangerous for drivers. But […]

What Will Driverless Car Technology Mean for Car Ownership?

26 Feb

For the past century, owning a car has been a big part of the American Dream, along with owning a home and starting a family. But personal priorities have a way of shifting as times change, and technological advances factor into these evolving values. More than any other roadway technology, driverless cars have the potential […]

No Parking vs No Standing vs No Stopping Signs

16 Feb

Driver’s education class is little more than a distant memory for many New Yorkers, which is a scary thought when you really think about it! But memory lapses and absentmindedness often results in traffic tickets and high fines on the streets of New York. Many people confuse signs that read “no parking” with ones that […]

Disabled Driving: What to Know as a Driver or Family Member

11 Feb

Adults with disabilities are faced with many challenges throughout life, but fortunately, driving doesn’t have to be one of them. With just a few special modifications and some training, many disabled adults can safely and easily get behind the wheel and drive cars on roads and highways. Whether you’re a new driver, an experienced driver, […]

Tax Breaks for Hybrid and Eco-Friendly Cars

8 Feb

Environmentally friendly vehicles do more than just save you money at the gas station; they can also earn you some valuable financial incentives throughout the year. Although traditional vehicles are still in the majority today, hybrids and electric cars are becoming more accessible and affordable. The initial price tag of an eco-friendly car may come […]

All About Smart Cars: Where They’ve Been and are Headed

1 Feb

Smart Cars are often thought of as eco-friendly, convenient and downright cute! But how much do you really know about the history of the Smart Car and its technology? The City Coupe Smart Car is just over 8 feet long, less than 5 feet wide, and about 5 feet tall. Whether you’re in the market […]

Common Car Hacks & How to Keep Your Vehicle Safe

9 Jan

In today’s digital age, lots of Americans worry about hackers finding their way into bank accounts, computer files, and personal information. But with automobiles becoming more technologically advanced each year, keeping a car safe may soon require more than just securing a Club across the steering wheel. There are few things scarier than the idea […]

New York Parking Ticket Violations: Costs and How to Avoid

2 Jan

Parking tickets are pretty much a way of life in New York City. They keep drivers on their toes and generate lots of revenue for the city. Read on to learn more about what a parking ticket will cost you in New York, when to dispute, and how to avoid them altogether. The Cost of […]

New IIHS Car Safety Standards

3 Apr

IIHS Top Safety Picks 2014

Many consumers have depended on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to provide safety testing and ratings for autos. Because these tests are done independently from car makers, the rating is considered to be very reliable. Every year the IIHS releases their Top Safety Picks for cars, SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks. This year […]