Before You Go

Spring Brakes Feeling Spongy? Time For Check-Up

Months can pass without us giving our brakes a second thought. Then, one evening commute, you calmly press on the pedal.

Instead of slowing down, you suddenly notice a sea of red taillights rapidly approaching your windshield.

How To Avoid Wildlife Accidents This Season

We’ve all seen yellow warning signs about wildlife crossings. The danger is a real--and potentially expensive--problem for drivers on rural roads. Here are some tips for preserving local fauna and preventing your vehicle from ending up in a ditch.

Are Your Tires Ready For Those Hot Roads?

We ask a lot of our tires, especially throughout summer.

Here are some tips to get better performance and longer wear from critical safety equipment--your vehicle tires.

Reading The Lines: Cracks in Your Glass

Drive long enough and you’re sure to encounter a chip or crack in your windshield.

Sometimes it’s caused by a gravel truck; sometimes the wound is on the passenger side. Whatever the case, ignoring the scar isn’t the best option.

Worn Brakes Frays Driver Safety

You're driving down a steep mountain pass in the middle of summer and apply slight pressure against the brake pedal. As your vehicle approaches a curve, you push down harder but your brakes don't respond properly.

"Heat build-up makes the braking system less effective," said Tony Molla, vice president of the National Automotive Service Association. "It could get to the point where the brakes don't work at all, especially if your brake pads are worn down."

Three Ways to Make Tires Last Longer

An underinflated tire poses a safety risk and also wears out faster. Can you rely on tire warning lights in your dashboard? No really. Here's why.

Traction improves with proper inflation

5 Reasons to Check Your Tires This Month

Tires don’t get much attention until something goes wrong--like sliding through an intersection during a heavy February storm.

Yet, a few moments of attention can help prevent disaster. After all, tires are one of your vehicle's most important safety components.