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How to Safely Pass a Car

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Driving Tips, Safety Tips | Comments Off on How to Safely Pass a Car

If you have been driving for more than a minute, you already know you eventually come up on a car that you need to pass. This can be a pretty tense moment for a new driver, but we have put together some basic tips that will help you safely pass that car and get back into the main driving line with confidence. Step 1: Scan the road around you for any possible hazards, such as other cars quickly approaching from the rear (let them pass first) and merging vehicles. Step 2: Check your blind spots. Step 3: Before moving into the passing lane, put your turn signal on to signal your intention, then accelerate into the passing lane. Step 4: Continue acceleration to appropriate speed in passing lane until you have safely passed the intended vehicle, then turn off...

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Jumpstarting a Battery with Another Car

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Car Maintenance, Safety Tips | Comments Off on Jumpstarting a Battery with Another Car

There are fewer things more inconvenient for car owners than a vehicle refusing to turn on. What makes this situation even worse is the fact that it only seems to happen when you have somewhere to be and you’re running late. If you’re fortunate enough to have another car available that does work, you have the opportunity to jumpstart your car using the other car’s functioning battery. In case you ever find yourself stranded by a dead battery and need a jumpstart via another car, then be sure to follow the steps below, and you’ll be on your way. Steps for Jumpstarting a Car Battery If you can, position the cars nose to nose, with roughly 18 inches between them. Make sure you’ve parked far enough from moving traffic and that both vehicles have parking brakes activated. Both vehicles...

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