CAR CARE NEWS :: SEPTEMBER 2018

Accessories

Escape Tools, An Overlooked Must-Have Safety Accessory

A little more than a decade ago Jesse Morgan nearly lost his life when a drunk driver plowed into his vehicle, trapping him inside.

The incident left Morgan shaken, and the CEO of Morgan Manufacturing invented a tool that would get him out of a similar jam in the future.

Make Those Messes Disappear In A Hurry With Wet/Dry Vacuum

The cleanliness of your vehicle’s cabin affects its appearance and your health. From pollens to dust and mites, your cabin attracts a variety of allergens.

The answer: The humble yet versatile wet/dry vac.

Hitting The Road With Your Pooch? Don’t Forget To Bring This...

Taking the dog on a road trip? Pet safety experts agree that a restraint that keeps your dog secure inside the vehicle is one of the most important items you can bring with you.

See what they look for when shopping for such accessories.

Drivers turn to dash cams for video evidence during accidents

Dash cams become eye witness to driving incidents

Cameras similar to those worn by thrillseekers are finding their way to the dashboards of safety-conscious drivers.

“Dash cameras are helpful in hit-and-run collisions – or other situations where you’d want to get someone’s license plate,” said Johan-Till Broer of Garman, a Kansas-based electronics company that started making dash cameras this year.

Don't let all the small electronics turn a good day bad

It’s not enough anymore for your car’s battery to just help start the engine. It also needs to power a navigation system, charge your cell phone, operate a back-up camera and a plethora of 21st century conveniences. 

So how do you ensure your battery has enough strength to do all that and prevent you from being stranded thousands of miles from home on your summer road trip?