No Need to See a Blind Spot

A friend’s daughter recently failed her driver’s license test because she didn’t look over her left shoulder to check the “blind spot” while merging onto the interstate. She pleaded with her instructor that her side-view mirror was adjusted properly so that she didn’t have a blind spot and thus didn’t need to look over her shoulder, but he didn’t buy it. Unfortunately, that examiner was probably like the vast majority … Continue reading

Fall Car Care Tips: Is Your Car Ready For The First Day of Fall?

Depending on your feelings about cold weather, the first day of fall could mean different things to you. Perhaps autumn means pumpkin spice everything, or it’s your cue to put up your Halloween decorations. Or maybe you’re ready to hibernate. If you live where the air hurts your face half the year, then the autumn equinox is also a good time to prepare your car or truck for the oncoming … Continue reading

Procrastination is Bad for Your Ride

It’s easy to put off today what can be done tomorrow…or the day after that, particularly when it comes to maintaining a vehicle. After all, who among us wouldn’t rather go out for dinner or buy some new clothes or audio gear rather than spend hard-earned money on an oil change or new tires or brakes? But there’s a price to be paid for delaying your vehicle’s maintenance. As the … Continue reading

How Old is Too Old to Drive?

Senior citizens are so important to our communities and identity as a culture. They have contributed and shaped our nation as it stands today. From world wars to inventions, modern society has emerged from the blood and sweat of the hardworking generations before us. But as you get older, things become more difficult physically and mentally. Some people feel age is just a number, and that’s exactly what it is, … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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