This Hidden Car Danger Could Change Your Life

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If you drive with a passenger in the car, or if you know teen drivers who may be coming home for the holidays from college, here’s an important story you shouldn’t miss:

One evening Bethany Benson, a college student with a bright future, was on her way home from visiting her aunt. Her boyfriend was driving, so Bethany did what many passengers are known to do: she reclined her seat, put her feet on the dash, and decided to relax and take a quick nap.

Unfortunately, it was a decision that would forever change Bethany’s life.

A car and a motorcycle collided further ahead of them, causing a chain reaction. The transport truck immediately ahead of them slammed on his breaks to avoid the accident. Bethany’s boyfriend didn’t react in time to avoid the truck, and their car slammed into the back of it.

In a front collision, your airbag is supposed to deploy – which is exactly what Bethany’s airbag did.

Both Bethany and her boyfriend survived the accident, but because of the way she was sitting, Bethany sustained permanent injuries. The impact of the airbag forced Bethany’s knees into her face, causing multiple injuries and brain damage. Her feet were so compressed that they are now two sizes smaller than before the accident.

Bethany has become a huge advocate for seatbelt and airbag safety. She is adamant about getting the message out about the danger of putting your feet up on the dashboard. Her hope is that her story can help spare others the pain of making this simple mistake.

At this time of the year, when people are traveling or even just getting stuck in highway traffic jams, please remember to stay safe by keeping your feet off the dash.

5 Simple DIY Tricks for Fixing a Garage Door

Fixing a garage door is kind of an “either-or” project. Either you can fix it in almost no time, or you should call in a pro. This video looks at five garage door issues that you can fix yourself.

Start with the obvious. If the remote doesn’t work, check the wall-mounted switch. If that operates the door, then it’s probably just a battery issue.

Check the door for dents and dings. Accidentally bumping the door with your car or a bicycle can knock the door off the track.

Check the sensor at the bottom of the door. If it is out of alignment with the sensor on the other side of the door, or even if it’s dusty, the door may not work. Seat the sensor on the bracket and wipe off the dust.

Inspect brackets. They can wiggle loose over time and are easy to retighten.

Finally, check to see if the cord has been released. If it has, simply pull it to re-engage it and get everything back on track.

While a DIY solution to fixing a garage door can take just a few minutes, bigger problems typically require a specialist.

2018 Honda Accord Named 2018 North American Car of the Year

2018 Honda Accord Named 2018 North American Car of the Year

· 3rd straight year for Honda to win a North American “of the Year” award following Civic (2016) and Ridgeline (2017)
· 2018 Accord honored for bold “new from the ground up” approach to remaking America’s best-selling car over the past 41 years
· More than 11 million Accords made in America

TORRANCE, Calif.– The all-new 2018 Honda Accord, the 10th generation of America’s most popular car, has earned the prestigious 2018 North American Car of the Year award. Accord’s win marks the third consecutive year that a Honda model has received top honors from the North American jury of automotive journalists, with the Honda Civic and Honda Ridgeline winning the car and truck awards in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

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Honda took a clean-sheet approach to reinventing America’s most popular car, and we couldn’t be prouder to receive this honor for Accord as the North American Car of the Year,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the Automobile Division and general manager of Honda Sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We’re especially proud for the production associates in Ohio where Accord has been built to the highest quality standards for over 35 years.”

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The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards honor excellence in innovation, design, safety features, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value. Initiated in 1994, they are judged by 60 professional automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work for independent magazines, television, radio, newspapers and industry websites.

Completely redesigned from the ground-up, the all-new Accord features a lighter and more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis design wrapped in a more sophisticated, sleek and athletic design with top class interior space and comfort. The drivetrain options include two all-new, high-torque VTEC® Turbo engines, the world’s first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-drive car and a new generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid technology. The Accord also includes a host of new safety, driver-assistive and connected-car technologies.

 

Should You Worry about the Puddle Under Your Car?

Knowing how to identify that mysterious puddle under your car can help prevent small problems from turning into big ones.

Green, pastel blue or fluorescent orange fluid found under the front center of the car often indicates an antifreeze leak caused by a bad hose, a failing water pump or a leaking radiator. Too little coolant can cause overheating and serious engine damage. Plus, pets like to lap this stuff up, and you don’t want a vet bill on top of a repair bill.

A dark brown or black oily fluid usually means the engine is leaking oil. A bad seal or gasket could cause the leak, which is often found under the engine but can occur anywhere along the length of the vehicle.

A thin fluid that smells like gas is-you guessed it-probably gas, and this can lead to car fires, so you’ll want to get it checked out.

A blue fluid that is thin and feels like water is most likely windshield washer fluid. This isn’t a serious leak until that moment when go to hit your wipers and, rather than cleaning your windshield, you just smear everything around and make it worse.

Clear, oily liquid is usually brake fluid that shows up around the wheels. This can lead to brake failure if not taken care of.

Pink, red or clear drops may be a leak of either automatic transmission fluid or power-steering fluid.

And finally, a puddle of clear water is usually no problem. It may be normal condensation from your vehicle’s air conditioner.

If you have questions about your vehicle or need to schedule a service appointment, please call us at (866) 822-9314.

How Can I Make A Traffic Light Turn Green?

How to Make a Traffic Light Turn GreenHave you ever been stuck at a red light with no one around for miles? It can be annoying. It might even tempt you to run the light, but then there’s that nagging feeling that a vehicle will appear out of nowhere and slam into you… so you wait and wait for the light to turn.

Today we have some tips that might just make that light turn a little faster or, at the very least, kill some time while you’re waiting for the light to change.