Category Archives: Top Driver Blog

How to Deal With a Backseat Driver

What is a Backseat Driver? A backseat driver is a passenger in a vehicle (not necessarily in the backseat) who gives unsolicited advice to the driver. This type of behavior can contribute to distracted driving. Learn more about how drivers can deal with the much dreaded and aggravating backseat driver. Do Not Respond with Hostility […]

Top 5 Reasons Your Check Engine Light is On

You’re driving down the road, not a care in the world, and then you notice something — your check engine light has illuminated. While it is important to inspect your vehicle shortly after the check engine light appears, it may not be a reason to panic. There are a number of reasons why it turned […]

Is it Safe to Drive with Low Tire Pressure?

Chances are, your vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system. According to Bridgestone, “the purpose of the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in your vehicle is to warn you that at least one or more tires are significantly under-inflated, possibly creating unsafe driving conditions. The TPMS low tire pressure indicator is a yellow […]

How to Troubleshoot an Oil Leak

Have you ever noticed greasy pools in your driveway or garage? If so, your car could be experiencing an oil leak. As a responsible driver you should check your vehicle regularly for issues that can result in injury or vehicle collisions. Checking your oil level should be priority when running through your maintenance checklist. If […]

How do you properly change a tire

How to Change a Tire Safely

You’re driving along a stretch of highway, enjoying a beautiful summer day. Construction season is seemingly never out-of-style as you slow down to pass a road crew tearing up the lane next to you. Out of nowhere, you feel your car abruptly tilt to one side. That’s because you just drove over a nail and […]

4 Major Causes of Traffic Collisions

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey,” over 97% of all motor vehicle crashes are caused by driver error. This is why motor vehicle crashes are not called “accidents” by law enforcement and driver education professionals. Accidents are just that, unintentional, unforseen mistakes. They happen all the time. We accidentally drop […]

What is buzzed driving?

What is Buzzed Driving?

“Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 50 minutes,” according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). It’s important to evaluate your warning signs of impairment. If you have consumed ANY alcohol, you should not get behind the wheel. […]

What to Do In the Case of a Minor Car Crash

At some time or another, you may find yourself faced with what to do during a minor car crash. Don’t panic. While an unexpected auto collision can wrattle the nerves of even the most experienced drivers, remain calm and think through these helpful steps. Move your vehicle to the side of the road or out […]

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