Keeping your car's interior clean and fresh is just as important as taking good care of the exterior paint by washing and waxing regularly. Here are some car cleaning tips to help you keep the interior looking like new:Use a can of compressed air to blast out dust and grime that's accumulated in nooks and crannies. Open the windows first, then aim and shoot debris from the air vents, radio, gear console and seat rails. If you have a cabin air filter, remove it before cleaning, then replace it. Compressed air works equally...
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Driving around with a hazy, pitted windshield or one that has chips or cracks compromises your safety on the road. The view through a damaged windshield can slow your response time in an emergency and make driving at night dangerous. Having a damaged windshield replaced properly can make the difference between life and death if you're involved in a crash or collision.Properly-Installed Windshields Save Lives
A new windshield that's installed correctly provides more than just a clear view of the road. These two glass sheets with a layer of vinyl sandwiched in between are what keep you and your passengers safe inside the vehicle in...
Driving while fatigued increases your risk of being involved in a life-threatening auto accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identifies driver fatigue as the cause of over 100,000 car accidents, 40,000 injuries and 1,150 deaths annually. Knowing the causes and symptoms of driver fatigue and learning effective strategies for preventing this driving hazard could help save your life.Causes and Effects of Fatigued Driving
A lack of quality rest and long periods of wakefulness are frequent causes of driver fatigue. Fatigue can affect any driver, but night-shift workers, commercial drivers who put in long hours...
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration, wet road conditions contribute to more than 950,000 car accidents and cause over 384,000 injuries and 4,700 fatalities every year. Knowing essential wet weather driving strategies can reduce the likelihood of an accident and let you reach your destination safely.Keep the Vehicle Well Prepared
Rainy or wet conditions decrease visibility and make it more difficult to maintain control, so it's vital to have your car prepared:
The windshield is a key structural component of your car. Unfortunately, it's in a particularly vulnerable position that leaves it exposed to damage from a variety of sources. Learning some of the most common causes of a windshield chip can help you avoid hazardous situations and keep the glass intact.Flying Rocks
Road construction materials all contain rocks of various shapes and sizes. With weather fluctuations and everyday wear and tear, it's inevitable that some work loose from the road surface over time. When these stray rocks get caught in the tires of fast moving vehicles, they're hurled back into oncoming traffic. These airborne rocks are one of the most...
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