Getting Your Car Ready for School

It’s back-to-school time and the Car Care Council wants to help families get their vehicles ready for car pools, playdates, soccer games and more. An informative new video from the non-profit organization provides motorists a with a five-point checklist to be performed before the start of the school year. “There is always a lot to Read more about Getting Your Car Ready for School[…]

Four Steps for Sending Your Car Away to College

Seeing your child off to college is an emotional transition, especially if they are going far away from home. Sending them away in the family vehicle can create even more worry and stress. A little advance planning and a well-maintained vehicle can offer peace-of-mind to parents, says the non-profit Car Care Council Get a sendoff Read more about Four Steps for Sending Your Car Away to College[…]

Spark Plugs Need to Be Replaced Periodically

That little engine part called the spark plug performs a huge job in delivering a vehicle’s power, performance, dependability and fuel efficiency and, according to the non-profit Car Care Council, should be replaced periodically. “Spark plugs are one of the hardest working parts of a vehicle. A spark plug can fire 400 times per minute Read more about Spark Plugs Need to Be Replaced Periodically[…]

Pre-Trip Check Helps Avoid Road Trip Breakdown

School’s out for summer and your family is ready for a much needed summer vacation. But is your vehicle ready for the road? A new video from the non-profit Car Care Council explains the importance of a pre-trip vehicle check and the steps to be taken to be road-trip ready. “A pre-trip vehicle check helps Read more about Pre-Trip Check Helps Avoid Road Trip Breakdown[…]

How To Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online

While the internet offers goodies galore for kids—educational tools, fun games, connections with faraway relatives—it can also pose risks. If your child is surfing the web, it’s a good idea to be paddling right alongside them—or at least observing carefully. One way to help protect your kids is to talk to them about online behavior, Read more about How To Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online[…]

This Is What the 2020 Land Rover Defender Will Probably Look Like

Land Rover has been working on and teasing a next-generation Defender for quite some time now—in 2001, the company released a pair of DC100 concepts to take the public’s pulse on a possible direction for the model. That didn’t go well. But with a fresh design executed and development work almost complete, the new Defender Read more about This Is What the 2020 Land Rover Defender Will Probably Look Like[…]

Play “Spot The Smart Password”

You type them in constantly—on your phone, your computer and your other gadgets. But how secure are your passwords? With large-scale data breaches constantly in the news, password strength is essential to keeping your finances and privacy safe. Take this quiz to see how yours stacks up. Help keep your identity safe with Identity Theft Read more about Play “Spot The Smart Password”[…]

The Complete Guide To Motorcycle Safety

The gear to wear, bike checks to make, and riding tips to follow: Here’s how to help bring your safety A-game to every motorcycle outing. To outfit yourself in the safest possible gear, here’s what to look for, says Ty van Hooydonk, vice president of communications and rider coach with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. The Read more about The Complete Guide To Motorcycle Safety[…]

2020 Polestar 1 Prototype First Drive: Swedish Speed

Simple name, complex premise. Underneath the Polestar 1’s elegantly understated sheetmetal is a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a 2.0-liter internal combustion engine that is both supercharged and turbocharged, plus three motors—one at the crankshaft and one at each of the rear wheels—delivering a total system output of about 600 hp and 738 lb-ft of Read more about 2020 Polestar 1 Prototype First Drive: Swedish Speed[…]

2020 Hyundai Palisade Review: Champagne Taste on a Prosecco Budget

“Worldwide Prosecco shortage” sounds melodramatic, but it was a real headline a few years back as demand outstripped supply. The world, apparently, had figured out Italian sparkling wine was as good as the French stuff at a much more reasonable price. I know this because I’ve reached the age when all my friends are on Read more about 2020 Hyundai Palisade Review: Champagne Taste on a Prosecco Budget[…]

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