- Safety March 5, 2019
Check Engine Light FAQs
A check engine light can be scary and annoying at the same time. It signals that there’s something potentially dangerous happening under the hood of your car, but it won’t tell you exactly what it is. It can be tempting to ignore the light and brush off the possibility that a repair is actually needed, […]
- Safety January 30, 2019
What Will Fail a Virginia State Inspection? What You Need to Know
If you drive a car, then you’re required to pass a state inspection every year. In Virginia specifically, the standards are high when it comes to vehicle safety and emissions. Although this yearly chore can seem like an inconvenience, it’s keeping our roads and families safer. With that said, it can be nerve-wracking to think […]
- Safety November 29, 2018
The Winter Driving Checklist Every Driver Needs
Tips for driving in snow, ice, and freezing rain.
- Safety October 17, 2018
Car Seat Safety Tips You Need to Know
As a parent, keeping your child safe is one of your top priorities. One of the most dangerous activities that a child does in any given day is travel in a car. In fact, for children under the age of four, auto crashes are the leading cause of death, according to the CDC. As your […]
- Safety August 29, 2018
Is it Safe to Drive Your Car With the Check Engine Light On?
The symbols and notification lights on the dashboard of your car are, for the most part, not optional. Is it safe to drive your car with the check engine light on? The short answer is, it depends. Maybe you have a story or two in your back pocket about a time when the check engine […]
- Safety August 9, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Auto Safety Recalls
In 2017, the automotive industry recalled 74% more vehicles than it delivered to consumers. A whopping 30.7 million vehicles were recalled, while only 17.6 million new vehicles were sold. While these numbers may seem stifling, auto recalls hit a four-year low in 2017. 2016 saw 53 million recalls, although many are (and continue to be) […]
- Safety July 26, 2018
Is It Against the Law to Have a Cracked Windshield?
Driving with a cracked windshield is many things: it’s dangerous (it compromises the safety of your car in even a minor accident), it’s frustrating (how did this even happen?), and it’s embarrassing (no one likes a beat-up ride). But is a cracked windshield illegal? It depends. The crack’s severity and location play a role in […]
- Safety June 28, 2018
What All the Symbols on Your Dashboard Mean
We’ve all been there: You’re driving along the freeway, enjoying the views, and all of a sudden, you hear a beep — you look down and a symbol appears on your dashboard. You start to wonder what could be wrong. Some symbols on your dashboard are more obvious than others. However, it’s important to know […]
- Safety April 5, 2018
What Should Be in an Emergency Car Kit?
Whether you’re right in the thick of winter or the spring flowers are starting to bloom, it’s important to be prepared no matter what the weather forecast looks like. Problems that occur with your vehicle can be weather related, but that’s not always the case. Regardless of driving conditions, accidents, breakdowns, or random weather events […]
- Safety February 22, 2018
How to Teach Your Teenager to Drive and Maintain a Car
Do you remember when you started driving? It might seem like a lifetime ago. Perhaps your mom or dad took you to an empty parking lot to practice your parallel parking skills, or maybe you took driver’s education classes at your high school. Now the tables are turned and you’re the proud parent of […]