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How to Hold the Steering Wheel; Keep Those Hands at 9 and 3

When you get behind the wheel of your vehicle, are you a hooker? No, it’s not what you think! A hooker is someone who hooks his hand up under the top of the steering wheel, like in the photo above. This is a bad habit to get into because it severely limits your range of motion and steering control, allowing you to move the steering wheel only a quarter of … Continue reading

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Sharing the Road with Big Rigs

If you ever get a little nervous when driving a vehicle, you may have vehophobia, or fear of driving. If driving a two ton vehicle is unsettling, imagine what it must be like for a truck driver who’s steering a 40-ton, 18-wheeled big rig. Add in the other difficulties that go with the job, and it’s no wonder that a trucker’s life can be so stressful. One of the biggest stresses … Continue reading

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Is Your Car Ready for Summer?

If you plan on taking a couple summer road trips, then you’ll need to get your car maintenance sorted out first. You don’t want to need emergency auto repair in the middle of the Nowheresville. Sitcoms may thrive on that kind of drama, but you’ve got better things to do.   Help your engine keep its cool. An inefficient engine can wreak havoc on your travel plans. Here are a … Continue reading

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Courtesy Costs Nothing

June is Lane Courtesy Month and RightTurn is here to help you mind your manners on the road with the hopes that your lane courtesy carries over to all other months — because being courteous never goes out of style. Look, driving is really difficult! If you take a moment to think about all that’s going on around you, you’ll notice that there’s a ton of information your brain has … Continue reading

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Summertime: The 100 Deadliest Days of Driving for Teens

Imagine if there was a disease in the United States that was killing 10 teens every day. It would no doubt be a trending topic on social media and a leading story on every major news network, and our political leaders would promise to pour money and resources into fighting the killer. Unfortunately, something is killing teens in record numbers in this country, yet few people are talking about it. Worse … Continue reading

dog car safety

National Pet Month: Car Safety

In light of it being National Pet Month, we’d like to discuss dog car safety. Pets are like children for many of us, but often we don’t think to protect them in the same ways. The laws pertaining to transporting dogs are nowhere near as strict, either—it falls on us as individuals to use our best judgment. Following are some ways that you can—and should—protect your pets when traveling with them. … Continue reading

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Safety First—5 Best Practices for Safe Driving

Whoever said that there’s safety in numbers surely wasn’t thinking about rush hour traffic. In fact, the best recipe for a safe drive involves few other cars on the road, zero distractions while driving, and the avoidance of dangerous driving habits altogether. Since it’s unlikely that you’ll always drive in light traffic, however, steering clear of hazardous, illegal, and negligent driving behaviors as detailed below is all the more important. … Continue reading

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5 Most Important Dashboard Warning Lights

You’re probably familiar with most of the symbols and dashboard warning lights in your car. Things like the low fuel light or headlight indicator are pretty straightforward. But there are a few vehicle warning lights that are sometimes misunderstood but incredibly important. Here are the most critical dashboard warning symbols you should know. Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light I’m listing this one first because low oil pressure has the potential … Continue reading

Winter survival kit

How to Make the Ultimate Winter Survival Kit

Don’t be scared by that headline! Putting together the ultimate winter survival kit isn’t all that hard — and it just might save your life. You might be asking yourself “do I need a winter survival kit?” Yes! All drivers need a winter car survival kit. Being stranded isn’t only possible in Alaska. Remember the Atlanta 2014 ice storm? People were stuck in their cars for 12+ hours! image credit … Continue reading

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Winterizing Your Car: From the Basics to the Advanced

For those of us who are starting to experience true winter luxuries such as freezing temperatures, snow, and ice, winterizing your car, van, or truck becomes even more crucial. We’re presuming that you’re already making sure to get regular oil changes, alignments, etc. We should all be doing that regardless of season. Winterizing Your Car: Preparation Basics First let’s start with the three of the basics. Most of us probably know … Continue reading