Did you know that distracted driving is becoming the leading cause of traffic accidents? According to the National Safety Council, as many as 40,000 people died in auto accidents last year, which is the highest number since 2007.
One factor that contributes to this statistic is the increasing number of people who own smartphones. Whether it's texting, talking, eating - or anything that takes the driver's attention off the road, a crash can be the unfortunate result of that.
The good news is that there are a few simple steps you can take to keep yourself safer on the road:
1. Don't use your phone while driving. If you have to make a call, make sure to link your vehicle's hands-free system ahead of time if it's equipped with one. Do check your local laws and regulations on what's allowed.
Springtime brings rain and the after effects of winter weather - potholes and uneven pavement. Keep these driving tips in mind before you travel:
• Spring showers bring May flowers - and wet driving conditions: Slow down on slick roads, and increase your following distance even when mist begins to fall. Just a small amount of water can mix with oil and grease on the road to create slippery conditions.
• Share the road: Warm weather brings out motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians.
• Understand the impact of medications on driving: For many people, spring means seasonal allergies. Over-the-counter allergy drugs can have side effects or interact with other medications to diminish your driving ability
Summer often signals the start of road-trip season. The time when you play trunk-Tetris with luggage, and pack the family in the car for a fun trip full of ice cream, swimming, and adventure. But does your family include four-legged members? Here are some tips on how to keep them safe on your journey.
Turn off the power windows The switch that controls your windows can be easily activated with a paw. While some pets like to stick their head out the window, others may become over-excited, and see it as a way to escape a moving vehicle. If you're unsure how to turn them off, your owner's manual will instruct you
Bring a bowl, and water Just like humans, pets need something to drink on a long road trip. Stash a large bottle of water, and a bowl in your car, and give them a drink whenever you st...
Forget Nebraska winters, summers can bring the heat to Sarpy County, including Bellevue and surrounding areas. Hot weather means it is time to think about driving in the heat and how that affects your car or truck before you hit the road for all your summer adventures. Beardmore Chevrolet recommends having your vehicle inspected by a certified service technician one to two weeks before your trip to so you have a piece of mind and don't get stranded by car issues. Common car issues during the summer can include coolant issues, radiator leakage and the air conditioner dying.
A/C System Chances are that you weren't cranking the air conditioning during the cold winter months. The system may need new filters, a cleaning, or a re-charging. If you're not a do-it-yourselfer, the service team at Bear...
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Sure, we've all heard of spring cleaning, but often times that applies to your home. Don't you think your Chevrolet needs a little love too? After all, it's been there through the Omaha snow, ice, and muck of winter. Often times the first thought is to drive your beloved Malibu, or Equinox through the car wash and call it good, but taking the extra time to add a few steps can go a long way to protecting your investment, and keeping its appearance up for years to come.
1) Give your ride a bath. You can take it through the local Bellevue car wash, or give it some TLC yourself, but make sure you get all the grime off, including any residual salt off the bottom. 2) Either use some good old fashion elbow grease, or a spray on wheel cleaner to get the brake dust off. (If using a spray on whe...
Ever heard the saying, 'there's an app for that'? Well, it holds true. There are smartphone apps for just about everything and you can use an app to find your car, your destination or the cheapest gas in the area, all from your smartphone. Use your phone to help diagnose problems or to entertain the kids as you scoot around town. Edmunds.com has compiled a great list of apps for drivers that we have shared here.
GasBuddy - Free Available for: iOS, Android and Blackberry Use this app to compare gas prices and save time driving around to different gas stations. The Web site posts local gas prices in an easy-to-use format and in the different grades, including diesel.
Dynolicious Classic - $8.99 Available for: iOS Dynolicious uses the iPhone's built-in accelerometers to gauge lateral and longitud...
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When roads are covered in ice or snow, Omaha are drivers should exercise with caution. Pay attention at intersections to reduce the number of vehicles that pass thru a signal per cycle. Put a greater distance between you and the car in front of you.
Beardmore Chevrolet has compiled tips for driving in winter conditions.
Drivers are urged to eliminate unnecessary and discretionary trips at these times. • Consolidate trips. Take care of as many errands as you can when you go out. (This is good way to save gasoline, too.) • Don't let critical household supplies dwindle. Keep frozen or canned foods handy so that you always have a couple days' worth of good, nourishing meals. • Keep at least one week's medications on hand. Do not wait until the last day to fill regular prescript...
Back to School season is upon us and with it a new routine for many families. Driving patterns change for most commuters and being aware of driving conditions during this season is key. Traffic congestion is to be expected with yellow school buses on the road, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, and harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. If you have a teenager driver in the family, review some safety tips with them before they hit the road. You can find several tips online and AAA has a list available here.
Also, TeenDriving.com has several tips for new drivers here.
If your teen will be getting their license this year and you're looking at a vehicle for them, you may want to take a look at the Chevy Malibu. Technology in this vehicl...