Best Traffic Apps for iPhone

When it comes to driving apps for your iPhone, you got your usual suspects — Apple Maps and Google Maps. But some of the best traffic apps for iPhone are lesser known apps with unique functionality. Here’s my personal list of the best iOS apps for driving. (If you have an android phone, you’ll have to wait for someone else to write that post — I’m an apple guy to … Continue reading

Tire Pressure & Cold Weather

Tire pressure, cold weather — how are the two related? With most things in life, cold temps cause shrinkage. There are a few exceptions (water expands when freezing into ice, hot water shrinks clothes). But most things shrink when cold. This includes air, which also means the air in your tires. The inflation pressure of your tires is affected by temperature changes — by roughly 1 pound of pressure for … Continue reading

It’s That Time of Year Again

Winter tire time of course. I promised in last week’s post about winter driving tips to share my own secret tip. And that secret is winter tires. Snowy weather is already messing up the roads here in Cleveland, so it’s time I swapped out my all-season tires for my beloved Michelin X-Ice Xi3 winter tires. Why, you ask, do I need winter tires if I have all-season tires? Why do you … Continue reading

Winter Driving Tips

Snow and ice can make driving dicey, and freezing temperatures can be hazardous. This may not be your first winter behind the wheel, but these tips can help make you better equipped to handle whatever Mother Nature has in store. PREPARE Winterize your car. Check your battery, tires, windshield wipers, and use no-freeze washer fluid. Be sure you have an ice scraper too. Install winter tires if you have them … Continue reading