How to avoid odometer fraud

2017 Ford Fiesta dashboard with a digital odometer

Can a digital odometer be rolled back?

Buying a used car can be confusing. Since the vehicle has had at least one other owner, some of the details might be pushed under the rug if you choose to not buy from a dealership. Dealerships have access to more information and can make sure that you’re getting a vehicle that is high-quality, even if it is old. There may, however, be some less than reputable dealerships that may try to get you to be a vehicle that isn’t what it may seem.  
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Getting a Driver’s License in North Carolina

woman taking a road test

How to get a driver’s license in North Carolina if you’re over 18

Most people go through the process of getting a license when they are sixteen. Sometimes, classes to help prepare you for taking the written test and then offer the road test through the school.  If driver’s ed isn’t offered, there are plenty of driving schools that have professionals who can train you. While many get their license as soon as possible, some people don’t get their license until they are an adult. Continue reading

Does car color relate to speeding tickets?

red 2017 Ford Mustange

Are you more likely to get pulled over in a red car?

There are some urban legends that are unequivocally false, while others have a base in reality. One urban legend that has always had traction is that red cars are more likely to be pulled over by a police officer. Most people are content to take that piece of advice at face value and avoid purchasing a red vehicle, but the question remains: do red cars get pulled over more than other vehicles? Continue reading

Smartphone safety on the road

Man using a smart phone in the car

3 ways to safely use your phone in the car

It is dangerous to get behind the wheel of a car, especially now. Smartphones are an ever-present part of most driver’s days, and they don’t go away once you’re behind the wheel. While there are laws against texting and driving, it is still easy to quickly fire off a reply while you’re behind the wheel when no one is around.   Continue reading

When should you check your tire pressure?

man filling up tire with air

How to check your tire pressure

There are a lot of things that can go wrong while on the road. One of the most common problems can be traced back to not having the proper air pressure in your tires. This can lead to possible blowouts or flats, and can leave you stranded on the side of the road. Checking your tire pressure is a quick and easy way to make sure that your vehicle stays in tip top shape.   Continue reading

Should you rent a car on vacation?

 

renting a car vs public transportation in front of a taxi cab and rows of cars

Renting a car or relying on public transportation

If you have time to take a vacation this summer, one of the best ways to spend time with friends or family and see a lot of the country is by packing up “the family truckster” and taking a road trip. Sometimes, if you’re just going for a couple of days over a long weekend, you won’t have enough time to get to your destination and do everything you want to and drive back. So, you get on an airplane, and are faced with a dilemma as old as time. Should you rent a car or rely on public transportation? Continue reading

Driving safely around motorcyclists

Man and woman on motorcycle

Best ways to share the road with motorcyclists this summer

As the summer starts, more and more motorcycles take over the road ways. If you are driving on a highway, and there is a motorcycle rider by you, you may not know what to do to keep them and yourself as safe as possible. Here are some tips for how to stay safe while driving around motorcycles this summer.   Continue reading

Differences Between Summer Tires and All-Season Tires

Are Summer Tires the Same as All-Season Tires

Are Summer Tires the Same as All-Season Tires

All tires are not created equal. Even those who have been driving for a long time may have been surprised to learn that there are different tires for different seasons and driving desires. A major point of confusion for those buying new tires is whether or not summer tires are the same as all-season tires, or if there is a difference between the two.

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Maximize the Energy Efficiency In Your Electric of Hybrid Using Ford’s Brake Coach Feature

How Does the Ford Brake Coach Work?

How Does the Ford Brake Coach Work?

Most drivers probably took their driving test many, many years ago. Therefore, a little refresher course wouldn’t hurt, especially when it comes to driving an electric or hybrid vehicle from Ford. In order to maximize energy efficiency, Ford has implemented a coach into these cars. Of course, we are talking about a digital coach, not someone hanging out in your back seat barking orders at you. So, how does the Ford Brake Coach work?

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