Monthly Archives: January 2013
Winter Car Accidents
Conditions like snowstorm white-outs, which hamper visibility, and “black ice,” a near-invisible layer of ice caused by snow melting and freezing again, often make winter driving unpredictable and dangerous. If you find yourself in a skid, steer carefully and avoid overreacting to keep control of the car. In cars with anti-lock brake system (ABS), the brakes are automatically pumped
Driving Tips for Snowy & Icy Roads
Defensive driving is important. Learning how to manoeuvre your vehicle when confronted with winter’s elements could mean the difference between winding up in a snow bank on the side of the road and arriving safely at your destination.
Before you go, listen to the radio for announcements about accidents, road closings, and
Packing Your Car for Winter Trips
A winter accident could leave you stuck on the side of the road. Packing your car with a few essentials will help keep you safe and ready for whatever conditions pop up on your trip.
Keep the fuel tank at least half full throughout the winter. This will reduce condensation, making your vehicle
Just as you dress yourself in extra layers and ‘winterise’ your house to protect it from the cold, your car needs extra preparation to make it through the winter as well. But getting ready is only half the battle. Winter driving conditions also mandate driving differently. Snow and ice need to be taken seriously and prepared for.
Most people are prepared with a
The Car of the Year 2012 is the Volkswagen Up.
It was one of the hardest-fought contests in recent memory, but the VW’s new city car is a clear winner.
You have the choice of two 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engines, one with 59bhp and the other with 74bhp. Neither is very fast and both need revs to get going.