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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

How to make your own dog car seat, with Adam Savage
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “Adam Savage’s DIY puppy car seat can be secured in place and protects your upholstery,” Lifehacker Dogs might not be a new car owner’s best friend, especially when it comes to the upholstery, but help is at hand, and the click of a mouse. Adam Savage shows owners, in a 28-minute video, how to make a secure seat that stays in place even when… Read More

A bright future for car enthusiasts, says self-driving vehicle boss
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “Car enthusiasts shouldn’t fear arrival of self-driving vehicles,” Autoblog Love driving? That feeling of how the car responds to your own actions, and of taking yourself from one place to another, the way you want? Autonomous cars appear to threaten all that, but the enthusiastic drivers amongst us should fear not, we’re told. “Self-driving cars won’t replace your rides,” writes Pete Bigelow in Autoblog.… Read More

Rezvani: The 1,600 lb. beast of the DFW Auto Show
  Whether you’re seriously looking to buy a new vehicle or you’re just mad about automobiles, regional auto shows provide a convenient way to get up close to the latest models, and take a ride and drive, all in one place. Here’s a snapshot of what’s taking place at the 35th DFW Auto Show in Dallas, TX, this week.   Rezvani Beast: It’s fast, loud and lives up to its name The Rezvani Beast is making its U.S. debut and is something of a showstopper. As supercars go, it’s pretty exclusive; only a handful have been made (the first one… Read More

Formula 1 in 2016: Your pre-season warm-up
  More races, new locations, new teams and noisier cars Formula 1 moves up a gear when the 2016 season gets underway at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday. There are a record 21 races on the F1 calendar this year, including a new race in Baku, Azerbaijan (it’s between Russia and Iran), and 2016 sees the entrance of new U.S. team Haas, the first American-led Formula 1 team in three decades. When the action starts at Albert Park this weekend, it’ll be noisier too, thanks to an FIA rule change that modifies the cars’ exhaust systems, in… Read More

Top 5 ways to spring-clean your car
  Drive into spring with a sleek and shiny car for the sunny days ahead. The beginning of a new season is always exciting, as people anticipate the change in weather, daily routine and new social activities that often await them. Sunday marks the official start of spring and, as the season approaches, the new weather brings spring showers and the need for some spring-cleaning too. Although we may dread the annual cleaning procedure, it feels so good to start fresh, clutter-free, for the spring season. As we clean out of offices, homes, and cars, I have some tips on… Read More

Best used cars for teens: Consumer Reports roundup
Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “Best used cars for teens,” Consumer Reports Parents shopping for a pre-owned vehicle for their teen will get a head start on the process with Consumer Reports’ comprehensive, safety-conscious recommendations. Besides providing a list of teen-friendly vehicles, the report helps buyers prioritize their needs and offers plenty of practical advice. “Choosing the best used car for a young driver will usually involve compromises among budget,… Read More

Three in four drivers wouldn’t feel safe in driverless car, survey finds
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “75% of drivers wouldn’t feel safe in a driverless car,” CNBC Driverless features – and not fully driverless cars – are appealing to motorists, according to a survey by insurance company AAA. The results, reported by CBNC, show that three-quarters of drivers would be afraid to be driven by driverless vehicles, but 61 percent of respondents would like access to self-driving features such as… Read More

5 Road Trip Destinations for Spring Break 2016
Spring break is just around the corner! As I planned my trip, I found some great spots for college students like me, or anyone for that matter. In my opinion, these are some of the best places to visit, so grab your friends and plan your trip for some spring break fun! My top five favorite road trip destinations for spring break are:   Manhattan Beach, Calif. With the famous California beach atmosphere, Manhattan Beach offers visitors a young people’s scene fun-filled with shops, beaches, restaurants, and exciting nightlife. You can walk the pier during the day, play a little… Read More

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