The Rules and Regulations of Towing a Vehicle

The Rules and Regulations of Towing a Vehicle

Towing another car with your own or hitching your car up to the back of an RV might seem like a simple task. You just hook up the hitch, plug in the brake lights and you’re on your way, right? Not quite. Surprisingly, there are quite a few rules and regulations you need to consider […]

9 Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

9 Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

Winter can take a heavy toll on your vehicle, from wiper blades to tires — and just about everything in between. Without timely repair and replacement of damaged and worn-out parts, that winter wear can make driving more dangerous and can even result in an accident. Before you head out for spring and summer road […]

Tips for Driving Your First Solo Trip Alone Cross-Country

Tips for Driving Your First Solo Trip Alone Cross-Country

Headed for your first solo road trip cross-country? Don’t leave home without having read this article. Learn how to avoid traffic, save money and more importantly, how to stay awake and arrive safe on your first solo trip. Before Setting Off Before setting off cross-country, the first thing you must do is be certain your […]

The Color of Trouble

The Color of Trouble

Red means stop and green means go — but what are the colors under the hood of your car trying to tell you? Engine oil Fresh oil is usually light to dark amber and translucent. Like honey. This is how the oil should appear on the dipstick immediately after an oil change. If you paid […]

Car of the Future

Car of the Future

The NMA Foundation presents the Car of the Future weekly feature: What if no one wants a driverless car? Do you want a driverless car? Since I have been writing about the car of the future, I have wrestled with this question. I like to drive and enjoy the feel of the wheel and even the tedium and […]