2019 Fit Earns Best Car for Teens
The 2019 Honda Fit won the U.S. News and World Report “Best New Cars for Teens Under $20,000” award. The Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistive technologies, available on all trims and standard on EX and above, was recognized as adding an important level of peace of mind for parents. Honda Sensing includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). In addition to Honda Sensing, the 2019 Fit was lauded for its superior crash test scores, excellent interior space and flexibility, fuel economy and long-term reliability.
U.S. News and World Report picks cars it feels have the best combination of overall quality, reliability, safety ratings, and accident-avoidance technologies across five differerent price brackets.
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Cows Help Police Corral a Fleeing Suspect
The Sanford, Florida police were tracking a stolen car that crashed into a wooded area. The driver fled on foot where a herd of cattle was kind enough to help police locate the suspect. The night vision video was captured by a police helicopter.
Holy cow! That was some excellent teamwork!
Hey, Parents! Car Seat Guidelines Just Changed
The American Academy of Pediatrics previously recommended that children use a rear-facing car seat until they are two years old. The age limit has now been removed, and pediatricians suggest that “children should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, up to the limits of their car safety seat.”
This change means that virtually all children under two years of age and most children up to age four will be in a rear-facing seat.
Using the right car seat is important because it can help decrease the risk of serious injury by over 70%.
According to the AAP, when children ride rear-facing, the most vulnerable parts of their body (their head, neck, and spine) are supported by the car seat, so the seat absorbs most of the force from a crash. Children who ride forward-facing don’t have that head support and may be thrown forward, which can result in spine and head injuries if the child is turned around too early.
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3 Ways to Keep Your Car Clean from Pet Hair
Dogs love car rides, but there isn’t much to love about the hair they leave behind. Here are three easy ways to minimize the hassle of cleaning up dog hair:
Car Seat Covers
This is our top pick. When selecting a cover, look for one that will secure to your seats easily, is machine washable, and, most important, is the same color as your dog.
Keeping a lint roller in your car is a great way to save yourself from walking into an important meeting looking like your furry friend. It can also help to quickly remove hair from a passenger’s seat if you are picking someone up.
Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Remover
Yes, it is ugly, and yes, it really works – see pictures below. This is a handy tool that you can find on Amazon for about $13. It functions kind of like a pumice stone and pulls the embedded hair out of your carpeting and seats. You do need to be careful when you use it, as it will scratch plastic and damage fabric if you scrape too hard.