Each year, there are some 5-7 million car accidents on American roads. From minor fender-benders to devastating crashes and pileups, car accidents pose a serious risk for drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Thankfully, the number of driver-assistance safety features has grown rapidly as new vehicle makes and models are introduced.
Between traffic and construction, roads around Washington, DC, are some of the worst in the nation - at least, according to locals. As we move from Winter into Spring, we enter the part of the year where our roads can really take a beating. The repeated pattern of freezing and thawing temperatures cause cracks and divots in the road from the weather.
Yet another trend made more apparent by the COVID-19 pandemic is the average age of cars on the road. That is, for a lot of car owners, their cars are running for longer and delaying the need for newer vehicles. Except not quite. Keep reading why you should keep an eye on the impact of older cars on the car-buying market.
We do our best to provide top-notch auto care to our DC Metro area customers. We also enjoy empowering them, as well as our blog readers, with the knowledge needed to make the best decision about their vehicles. As we look back on 2021, we thought it would be a good idea to round up all the best advice our readers found most helpful this year.
Going home for the holidays can be heartwarming, but maybe also stressful. Having to drive a long way to get there is another thing to worry about. When should you leave to beat traffic? Should you stop at the gas station first or fuel up on the road? Did you remember to pack everything?
Do you have a car emergency kit? You may not be spending as much time in your car as normal, so now is the perfect time to take stock of - or gather from scratch - the tools and tidbits you need as a part of your trunk’s go-kit.
Rotating your tires is a way of managing the wear on the tire’s tread. Tires wear out eventually, like how old shoes get a wear pattern, making them impossible for others to wear or for the shoe to perform correctly. Except our cars only have one set of tires and get more miles than our footwear. Still, some car owners see rotating their tires as an unnecessary trip to the mechanic. That is not the case. Rotating your tires is extremely important.
Cars are complicated. So, we created a mega-list of everything your car needs. We’ve broken it down by what to do throughout the year as well as by car mileage to help you find exactly what you’re looking for in our ultimate checklist.