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home : life : automotive February 5, 2016

Taking responsibility on winter roads
(BPT) - You can find a large number of alarming videos on the Internet showing cars crashing on snowy roads. We can see from these videos that driving too fast on snow or ice covered roads is risky and leaves you vulnerable to crashes. However, it's not just fast driving that causes accidents, but ... More >>

Drive safer at any age using the top vehicle technologies
(BPT) - New technologies are responsible for many of the advances, comforts and conveniences of modern life, from the smartphone to wearable items such as “smart” wristwatches and eyeglasses. That’s no different in the car, where new technology is helping people drive more safely.... More >>

A new car vs. your used car: What's the greener option?
(BPT) - Buying a new car to reduce your carbon footprint seems logical. But surprisingly, keeping the vehicle already in your garage, or replacing it with a more fuel efficient used car may be a greener choice. That’s because it takes a lot of energy and raw materials to manufacture a new veh... More >>

Weather the winter roads with these 12 tips
(BPT) - For some, winter is a time to get cozy next to a fire, sip a mug of hot chocolate and watch the snow fall. But for those who spend their winter sitting in the driver’s seat of a rig, hauling goods all over the colder parts of the country, the snow that makes winter so beautiful can al... More >>

Road readiness: Glove box guide [Infographic]
(BPT) - When it comes to road safety, you can’t control other drivers or road conditions, but one thing you can control is proper maintenance of your vehicle and tires. To help remember what to check and when, Michelin and the FIA have put together five simple tips to help you stay safe on th... More >>

5 best friends for your car
(BPT) - Maintaining an automobile can be a messy and often confusing task. There are crumpled maps, a little pad of paper where you track mileage, the sticky note telling you when to get an oil change and the string around your finger reminding you to check the tire pressure. And that’s not e... More >>

Today's cars are lighter and more fuel efficient thanks to this material
(BPT) - Automakers are in a race against the clock and they know it. Current regulations require that by 2025, vehicles will need to achieve the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.4 miles per gallon, a dramatic climb from the 2016 standard of 35.5 mpg.This deadline now falls withi... More >>

5 winter driving tips to keep you safe, not sliding
(BPT) - What do you love most about winter? Is it the skiing and the sledding, the trips to the winter carnivals or seasonal get-togethers? There’s plenty to love about winter — and often that means driving out to enjoy those things.With sleet, snow and ice, winter weather can make your... More >>

Over the river, through the woods, on off-roading tires we go [Infographic]
(BPT) - Sleet. Snow. Heavy rain. Just a few winter conditions that can derail even the most promising adventures. But while you can't control the elements, the elements shouldn't control you. Check out the below list of off-road tips and trails worth hitting this season and make sure you have the p... More >>

Is warming your engine a winter must? 5 tips for better cold-weather car care
(BPT) - Warming up his car for a few minutes before heading to work is a winter morning routine for Steve Bailey. “I hate getting into a cold car, so letting it warm up for five minutes is as important for me as for the vehicle,” says Bailey, who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.“M... More >>

New season, new tires: what you need to know about all-season and all-terrain
(BPT) - If your vehicle is more to you than just a tool that gets you to and from work, then you’re always looking for new ways to maximize your drive time. As seasons change, your pursuits do as well which requires considerations about road conditions and weather when choosing the best equip... More >>

Top five tips to maintain your car in the winter
(BPT) - Ice, rain, snow and freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your car. To keep your family safe on the slippery roads this winter, it's important to take a few simple winterization steps.According to the International Carwash Association, proper maintenance can also go a long way in helping... More >>

Get your vehicle ready for fall with these 8 tips
(BPT) - Families across the country have returned from their carefree summer road trips and are already back to the grind of daily school commutes. With such a heavy reliance on the family vehicle, fall car care should be at the top of every driver’s fall priority list.Americans hold on to th... More >>

Sharing the road: Advice on safe driving [Infographic]
(BPT) - Car accidents are the No. 1 killer of teens in America. Encouraging safe driving behaviors and sharing advice with all drivers — not just teens — can help address the problem. Do you share your lessons learned from the road?... More >>

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