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7 Signals Every Driver Should Know

Have you ever encountered offensive drivers or outright rude people sharing the road with you? How about drivers motioning to you that your roof rack is loose by flapping their arms wildly like dancers on “Soul Train”? Communication between motorists…

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Get Your Car Connected in the 21st Century

This article originally appeared in the Castrol Crew Blog. The future of driving is on the verge on taking a giant leap forward. We’ve gone well beyond onboard navigation and satellite radio and in the not so distant future, the…

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Checking Tire Pressure

Tire Pressure and the Temperature

Your tires support the weight of your vehicle, right?  Well, actually they don’t.  It’s the air pressure inside them that actually supports the weight.  Maintaining sufficient air pressure is required if your tires are to provide all of the handling,…

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Fall Driving

Fall Travel Tips

Fall presents ideal time for car service and maintenance. As the holidays approach, motorists should make certain their vehicle is up to the rigors of winter travel. Autumn has traditionally been a busy time for carcare activities. Whether you do…

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spark plugs

Need A Tune Up? Watch out for these 4 Symptoms!

The terminology in your owner’s manual referring to a car tune up is now referred to as “maintenance service.” However, the purpose remains the same—to keep your car operating at optimum efficiency and safety. The intervals for this maintenance service…

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Night Driving

Night Driving Guidelines

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nighttime is when 49 percent of fatal crashes happen and when the fatality rate per mile of travel is about three times as high as it is during daytime hours. It…

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Driving in the Rain

Driving in Rainy Conditions

A rainy day can be refreshing. Driving in the rain, however, can be quite dangerous so avoid it if you can. You may be a very safe driver, driving defensively and obeying all traffic laws. But what about the other…

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Traveling with Pets

Traveling with Pets

There’s nothing like a road trip to kick start a vacation. Bringing your pets along makes it even more fun. If you’re planning to take your pet with you on trips in the car, start early when the pet is…

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Summer Tips

Summer Travel Tips

Being stranded on the side of the road in the hottest part of the year, is no fun. Follow these tips to prepare your vehicle for what lies on the road ahead. To help avoid over-heating, a car´s cooling system,…

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Holiday Travel

Tips for Holiday Travel

The highways are crowded each holiday season with drivers making their way to holiday feasts, shopping malls and family visits.  If you’re planning holiday travel with children, here are four tips to make the drive safe and enjoyable: Buckle Up!…

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