Category: Safety

Vehicle Lights: See and Be Seen

October 11th, 2017 by

  The days are steadily growing shorter. Soon either your morning or evening commute could be in the dark. You rely on the lights on your vehicle to provide nighttime visibility, signal to other drivers that you are turning, stopping, or reversing, and allow you to monitor your gauges. Your safety depends being able to

It’s Child Passenger Safety Week.

September 18th, 2017 by

Connecticut passed new laws regarding child safety seats in July of this year, increasing the current weight and age requirements. The new laws go into effect on October 1, 2017. Infants and toddlers must remain in a rear facing safety seat until they are 30 pounds AND 2 years old. Children must use a five-point

How long can your car last? As long as you want!

August 23rd, 2017 by

With proper care and use, a vehicle can outlive generations of owners. According to the Car Care Council, other than a major accident just about the only reason for a vehicle to go to the recycling yard is neglect. Alarming fact: every 20 minutes Americans dump enough cars into junkyards to form a stack as

Is it time for new brakes?

August 9th, 2017 by

Brakes are vital to your safety when driving your car. Neglecting your brake system’s warning signs can cause increased repair costs or worse, no brakes at all.   There are several signs that let you know that it’s time to bring your car into a repair shop for brakes. The most obvious on is a

August is Brake Safety Awareness Month.

August 1st, 2017 by

Your brakes are the most important safety system in your vehicle. When was the last time you had a brake inspection or had them replaced? Is your brake warning light on? Does your car pull to one side when braking? Do your brakes make grinding noises or squeal? Do your brakes feel spongy or vibrate

6 Signs It’s Time for New Shocks or Struts

July 12th, 2017 by

Are you driving on bad shocks or struts? Shocks and struts that are worn will affect the handling, ride, stopping distance, and tire wear on your vehicle. Does your car jump and bump constantly? Does the front end of your car dip when stopping? Does your car feel like it leans as you turn a

Take the Penny Test

July 5th, 2017 by

Do you know how old your tires are? Do you know when they were last inspected? As the only contact between you and the road, your tires play the leading role in your car’s ability to start, maneuver, and stop. You trust your safety to them every day. Worn tires—especially bald ones—can be deadly on wet