Automobile Information and News

8 Ways to safely share the road with cyclists
America celebrates national Bike to Work Day every year by encouraging commuters to leave their cars at home for the day and ride their bikes to work! Not only today, but, throughout the month of May, Americans are celebrating cyclists for National Bike Month. According to the League of American Bicyclists, “from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent.” Seeing as bicycle transportation has become more common, hopefully we can stay aware and considerate of bikers all year in order to keep our roads both active and safe. Drivers may… Read More

Longest-lasting vehicles – the 200,000+ mile roster
  Looking for a car that will last? If you’re looking to buy a vehicle from among the longest-lasting and most reliable cars on the road, you’re in good company. Many buyers in the U.S. consider the longevity of the vehicle to be important when shopping. Often, buyers do not actually intend to own the vehicle for its entire lifespan, but rather, they see a correlation between longevity and a vehicle that is mechanically dependable with routine maintenance. In reality, this correlation does not always hold; sometimes vehicles that will last a long time require more maintenance than others to… Read More

Best and worst times to buy a used car revealed
  The very best, and worst, times to shop for a used car have been highlighted by new research − and holidays are key. Black Friday, followed by Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, are the top days to pick up deals, while the Fourth of July, Mother’s Day and Easter are among those to avoid, according to a report by The automotive research company analyzed more than 40 million used-car transactions, which took place between 2013 and 2015, to discover at which times there were more deals than average, and when there were fewer, where a deal was classed as… Read More

Comprehensive car safety features list
  When shopping for a car, consumers may notice that many dealers and online sources provide information on certain vehicle safety features. However, they may find themselves asking, “What do these elaborate safety terms mean?” This is a common question that confronts many car buyers. In order to help you get a better understanding of what these terms mean, and to help you optimize the safety features of your car, here’s a comprehensive, easy-to-understand car safety features list. • Active braking systems – Car brakes on its own in order to prevent imminent crash. • Adaptive/autonomous cruise control – Maintains… Read More

My kind of car: Why everyone loves the crossover SUV
  A truck, the Ford F-150, may be the best-selling vehicle in the United States but it is the crossover that occupies the fertile middle ground in the auto market. And it shows no sign of leaving. The crossover, born of the sports utility vehicle (SUV), has become the dominant automobile segment with 30 percent of the new car market, according to 2015 U.S. auto sales figures summarized by Car and Driver. Car buyers just can’t get enough of these sleek, smooth but high-riding and practical vehicles at the moment. Year-to-date figures to the end of March 2016, published by… Read More

Top 5 most prestigious car races in the world [Infographic]
The power, the glory and the prestige: Where reputations are made and big bucks are on the table The world of high-octane, high performance motorsport tests drivers and their cars to the limit, making the feats accomplished all the more glorious, and the prize at the finish line all the more prestigious. We’ve put together a list of the top five most prestigious car races across the globe, where crowds clamor and huge TV audiences tune-in to revel in the sheer speed and skill of motorsport’s finest.   Read More

Electric car sales losing some spark, reveals Edmunds report
  Loyalty to electric cars is waning as owners switch off and turn to SUVs, according to a new report. The analysis from car buying platform, highlighted by Boston Globe subsidiary, reveals just 27.5 percent of hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) trade-ins were used toward buying a new hybrid or electric car in the first quarter of 2016. This falls short of the 38.5 percent of hybrid and EV trade-ins used to purchase similar vehicles in 2015. And the report shows these trade-ins are “more likely to be applied to the purchase of an SUV (33.8 percent) than… Read More

Earth Day: Celebrating eco-friendly cars & driving habits
  Whether it be recycling, conservation, or limiting air pollution, Earth Day celebrates our planet and reminds us to treat it with care. Although this celebration only comes once a year, we can contribute to the betterment of our climate in our everyday lives. Emissions created by the burning of gasoline in your car contribute to the global climate issues we are experiencing today. In order to contribute to the Earth Day cause, here are some tips on how to “drive green” today, on Earth Day, and beyond. Vehicle maintenance Routine vehicle maintenance can lower your gas consumption. Simple fixes… Read More

Tips for driving safely in rain and bad weather
  Driving in harsh weather conditions is a daunting task, as it can often be frightening and unsafe. However, if drivers are able to drive cautiously and carefully on wet roads, then many car-related issues can be avoided. At RoadLoans, we want everyone to stay safe out on the roads no matter what the conditions, so here are some safety tips for driving in the rain. Before you leave Brakes – Make sure your breaks are in tip-top shape so they can easily manage the slippery roads. Tip: If you’re looking to upgrade your brakes, anti-lock brakes are great for… Read More

Shining some light on headlights
The road ahead. Every day millions of drivers count on their headlights to illuminate the way as they travel to and from their destinations. A study recently released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) took a good look at car lights and what they found is quite interesting. The first of its kind, the ratings reveal that most headlights aren’t performing as well as they could. According to a representative from the IIHS, “Headlight systems are often designed as a styling statement rather than to provide good light for drivers.” Pair that with the fact that half of… Read More

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