18 Items For Your DIY Summer Emergency Car Kit

18 Items For Your DIY Summer Emergency Car Kit

With summer fast approaching or already here, depending on when you read this, it’s time to make some plans. Summertime offers many possibilities for some recreation and relaxation.  However, even the best-laid plans can be ruined if you are ill-prepared.   Even though you may relish the long, hot summer days, those days are brutal on your car. And if you plan on using your car to do anything this summer, you will want to make sure that it is ready to…

Essential Safety Tips For Driving in the Desert

Essential Safety Tips For Driving in the Desert

Hands up who can profess to actually know anything about their car, other than how to drive it? This was pretty much me until I moved to the desert. If you are living in extreme climates such as the desert in the Middle East, or deep in the US Southwest it’s essential to understand not only how the heat can impact your vehicle, but also the first steps to take when things go wrong! This is not a 4-wheel…

How To Maintain Your Electric Car

How To Maintain Your Electric Car

Once the sole province of science fiction movies, electric vehicles have started to edge into the mainstream. The auto-buying public no longer has to take out a second mortgage to buy a Tesla as manufacturers keep adding new models to their lineup every year.  You’ll find everything from subcompact budget models to family SUVs and everything in between. Even pickup trucks have gone electric. As EV charging stations become more common, electric car portrayals in films such as “In…

Does A Roof Rack Reduce Fuel Economy?

Does A Roof Rack Reduce Fuel Economy?

Roof racks can significantly impact fuel economy, depending on the roof rack type, the speed you’re driving, and the car’s size. For example, a small roof rack on a sedan driven in the suburbs may not significantly impact fuel economy, while a large roof rack on an SUV on the open freeway may. What Are Roof Racks? Roof racks are a special type of device specifically designed and attached to the rooftop of a vehicle using various connecting systems…

How To Deal With Kids’ Motion Sickness On A Road Trip

How To Deal With Kids’ Motion Sickness On A Road Trip

Kids’ motion sickness usually begins with an upset stomach. A cold sweat, loss of energy, and appetite may follow. Sometimes this progresses to vomiting. Your child might not be able to say how they feel exactly but will demonstrate it by becoming pale and squirmy, then lots of yawning and crying. What Exactly Is Motion Sickness? Any form of movement can cause motion sickness, car sickness in kids being one of them. It occurs when your child’s brain receives…

Can You Drive With An Empty Cargo Box On Your Roof? And What Happens If You Do?

Can You Drive With An Empty Cargo Box On Your Roof? And What Happens If You Do?

If you’re planning on taking a road trip anytime soon, you might wonder if you can drive with an empty cargo box on your rooftop. The answer is yes, as long as the box is secured correctly and you don’t exceed the speed limit. Empty roof boxes can be tricky to handle, but as long as you take the necessary precautions, you’ll be able to hit the open road with no problems. This blog post will discuss why some…

Essential Mechanical Checks Before A Road Trip

Essential Mechanical Checks Before A Road Trip

Ensuring your vehicle and your paper work are in order before hitting the road for a family road trip Have you ever found yourself staring down at your car’s engine, only to realize you don’t know anything about mechanics? A road trip isn’t the time to learn, either. If you’re preparing for a road trip and your last oil change was when George Bush was still in office, then it’s time to sit up and pay attention! Some basic…

30+ Essential Winter Road Trip Safety Tips

30+ Essential Winter Road Trip Safety Tips

Winter is an incredible time to explore the great outdoors with your family. Even if it’s colder and conditions are tougher on the road, with good preparation, you can have a safe, exciting family road trip to your favorite outdoor destinations. There are several benefits to traveling in winter, whether it’s a dusting of snow making the most stunning of landscapes even more picturesque or enjoying your favorite national parks without the crowds. If you don’t live in a…

How To Stop Wind Noise From Roof Rack: 7 Tips to Reduce the Annoying Noises

How To Stop Wind Noise From Roof Rack: 7 Tips to Reduce the Annoying Noises

Do you have a roof rack installed on your car? If so, you’re probably familiar with the annoying sound of wind noise. Roof rack crossbars are known to produce noise. This can be a huge distraction when you’re driving, and it can also be pretty frustrating.  If you’re experiencing a lot of wind noise from your roof rack, there are a few things you can do to reduce it. In this blog post, we will cover seven tips on…