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What do I do if my Uber driver is in an accident?
In today’s society, it seems as though owning a vehicle is a thing of the past. With company’s like Uber, Lyft, and others popping up all over the place, you simply click a button, and you will be picked up and taken to your destination. However, as convenient as these companies are, have you ever asked yourself, “what do I do if my Uber driver is in an accident?” If you have or have not, you are in the right place! Let’s take a look at the way you should handle this situation.(more...)
Is it illegal to text and drive in Texas?
In today’s day and age, it is rare to see someone without a cell phone. Sometimes, it seems like even little kiddos know how to operate a cell phone better than adults! While this technology is meant to be good and help us stay connected to family and friends that live far away, sometimes it can be a hindrance. People can now call you at 4 am with a problem that needs to be fixed immediately. Individuals can also now expect you to respond instantly to their text or email. This begs the question if you are on the road, is it illegal to text and drive in Texas? The short answer is yes. Keep reading as we learn a little more about the texting and driving law in Texas!(more...)
How to avoid being in an accident
Getting a driver’s license is almost like a rite of passage. There is something about being sixteen and having a little more independence to drive to school, practices, and to see friends. Yet, there is a ton of responsibility that goes along with driving a vehicle. If you have passengers, you are responsible for them and you have to make sure that you are always following the law. Keep reading as we learn more about how to avoid being in an accident. (more...)
Does towing capacity include payload?
Whether you are towing a large trailer for work or for a weekend project, two things you need to know as a truck owner are towing capacity and payload. To break it down simply, the towing capacity is how much a truck can tow, and the payload is how much the truck can carry inside. Does towing capacity include payload? The short answer is no, towing capacity does not include payload, but the two do affect each other. Keep reading to see what we mean. (more...)
Why does my vehicle pull to one side?
You are going down the street and you are holding your steering wheel straight when you notice that your vehicle is drifting to the right or to the left. You hold the steering wheel at an angle, and everything seems to be better. However, it really is not. Have you been asking for a while now, “why does my vehicle pull to one side?” There are a couple of reasons your vehicle could be pulling. It might be because a tire on that side does not have enough air in it, or it might be because your vehicle needs an alignment. Keep reading as we discuss possible reasons that your vehicle is pulling one way or the other. (more...)
What do the dashboard lights in my Chevrolet vehicle mean?
Have you ever been in a situation where you were driving somewhere in your Chevrolet vehicle, and a dashboard light turned on? Did you know what the light meant? Curious about what do the dashboard lights in my Chevrolet vehicle mean? Keep reading to find out! (more...)
What paperwork should always be in my vehicle?
There is a lot of paperwork that goes along with having a vehicle. Some of it includes the title, insurance, a receipt for the sale, and many more! Some items always need to be in your vehicle in case of an emergency. However, some of it can be left at home. What paperwork should always be in my vehicle? The short answer is your driver’s license, proof of registration, proof of insurance, owner’s manual, and pen and paper. Keep reading as we delve into each of these items. (more...)
What 2019 vehicles have been chosen as top safety picks?
How important are the safety features in a vehicle to you? Is that something that is a high priority when you are looking for a new or used vehicle? Wondering what 2019 vehicles have been chosen as top safety picks? Keep reading more to find out! (more...)
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has increased its pedestrian crash prevention monitoring in an effort to help automakers prioritize active safety equipment that increases pedestrian safety. The IIHS recently rated 11 popular crossover models on their pedestrian safety systems and awarded each with a rating of either Superior, Advanced, Basic, or No Credit. See which crossovers offer the best protection below. (more...)