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How Your Airbags Work

Required in every car on the road, airbags are something you never want to have to need. Unless you’ve ripped them out for some stupid stunt involving replacing couch cushions with airbags, which we do NOT recommend. Airbags are there to protect you. Most models of cars have them in the center of the steering wheel on the driver’s side and just above the glove compartment on the passenger side. Some models of car [...]

By |2022-06-20T18:24:04+00:00June 12, 2022|Driving Safety|Comments Off on How Your Airbags Work

How to Prepare the Perfect Winter Car Part 2

PART 2 Living in Utah is a wonderful experience. The people here are nice, there is excellent food, and the scenery is gorgeous. However, as citizens of a state that gets all four seasons, Utahns know that the winters here can be quite harsh, especially on the cars that we drive. Getting your vehicle serviced and prepared for winter is part of what it takes to be a responsible car owner in this state. [...]

By |2016-11-15T20:01:32+00:00November 15, 2016|Driving Safety|Comments Off on How to Prepare the Perfect Winter Car Part 2

How to Prepare the Perfect Winter Car Part 1

PART 1 Living in Utah is a wonderful experience. The people here are nice, there is excellent food, and the scenery is gorgeous. However, as citizens of a state that gets all four seasons, Utahns know that the winters here can be quite harsh, especially on the cars that we drive. Getting your vehicle serviced and prepared for winter is part of what it takes to be a responsible car owner in this state. [...]

By |2016-11-01T20:00:53+00:00November 1, 2016|Driving Safety|Comments Off on How to Prepare the Perfect Winter Car Part 1

Causes of Utah’s Inversion

If you have ever lived in Utah for more than a year, you are certainly aware of the horrible air quality that pervades the state in the winter months. Although we might have the best snow on earth, one might want to avoid taking any deep breaths while enjoying it. The air along the Wasatch front is frequently rated among the worst in the country, through the months of December to February. We don’t [...]

By |2016-10-15T03:18:41+00:00October 15, 2016|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Causes of Utah’s Inversion

Driving Under the Influence of Pokemon

Are you one of the millions hooked on Pokemon Go? The game is a sensation, with more users than Tinder and more daily interaction than Facebook. Within a week of its release, it was projected to gain more users than Twitter. As with any booming new trend, lots of hype is cropping up about bizarre incidents caused by the game, and dangers that we should all be wary of. Rumors of scams, security breaches, [...]

By |2016-08-01T16:33:26+00:00August 1, 2016|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Driving Under the Influence of Pokemon

Don’t Text and Drive

Last year, Utah passed a law cracking down on texting and driving, and it’s no wonder.  Most crashes occur within a short five second window after a driver is distracted — about the length of a football field if you are driving 55 mph — and you take your eyes off the road for about five seconds when you look down at your phone to read a text.  The law prohibits using a phone [...]

By |2016-06-19T17:45:11+00:00June 19, 2016|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Don’t Text and Drive

New Car Tech: Apple CarPlay

The long awaited launch of Apple CarPlay cars is finally happening, several months after the initial “iOS in the Car” project announcement of March 2014. For those keeping an eye on Apple technology, this is really the next big thing to come from Apple since the long anticipated Apple Watch of April of this year. […]

By |2015-11-01T20:02:05+00:00November 1, 2015|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|Comments Off on New Car Tech: Apple CarPlay

New Car Tech: In-Car Drunk Detection Systems

In a step to further prevent the likelihood of drunk driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has created a prototype of an in-car drunk detection system that would prevent operation of a vehicle by a driver who is under the influence of alcohol. The name: DADSS, or Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety. NHTSA has been working with automotive industry members to make the system a reality and recently presented before Congress [...]

By |2015-06-22T05:31:29+00:00June 22, 2015|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|Comments Off on New Car Tech: In-Car Drunk Detection Systems

Getting Your Car Ready for Summer

With the coming of summer means a whole new set of driving conditions and concerns for your car. It’s always a great idea to have your car thoroughly inspected at the start of any new season, but here are some of the main things you should inspect on your car before the summer months hit. […]

By |2015-05-05T06:19:59+00:00May 5, 2015|Driving Safety, Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Getting Your Car Ready for Summer
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