Winter Road Conditions

I grew up in the Midwest where winters were brutal. But when you’re a kid, none of that matters. We would ice skate on a frozen pond, smack dab in the middle of a creepy old cemetery. And we wouldn’t come home until our fingers and toes were nearly frostbitten. I remember that “pins and…

THREE SECOND RULE

Everything seems to have a three second rule now. • Three seconds rule before leaving a stop sign or taking a right turn on red. • Three second rule to create a safe following distance on dry pavement. • Three second rule when dropping food on the floor Although I believe the food on the…

Fall Driving

It’s always a shock to the system when we set our clocks forward or back for daylight savings time. Now that we’ve set our clocks back for Fall, days are going to be shorter. This means less daylight and more darkness. You’ll probably be driving to work in the dark and driving home in the…

Respect Everyone’s Journey

Paying attention while driving is the key to staying out of trouble. Not only trouble with law enforcement, but prevention of accidents as well. Being a courteous driver is also the key to being a safe driver. Not taking risks, not following too close and always leaving yourself a safe “out” in any traffic situation…

Car Myths Busted

The biggest myth about cars and those who drive them is that men are better drivers than women. I teach Comedy Defensive Driving classes. And, whenever a couple comes in together, I used to ask them who was the better driver. Now that I know from experience that asking a sensitive question like that just…

Transmission Troubles

I once knew a Palm Reader who said she was having transmission troubles. So, when she read my palm, her predictions were that I was going to live a long life, my love line was good and strong, and I was destined to be a rodeo clown…what? Although my life revolves around clown-like behavior, of…

Types of Engine Lubricants

Lubricants keep things running smooth with less friction. Okay…get your head out of the gutter. We’re talking about automobile engines here. Motor oil is not the only lubricant that your vehicle requires, it needs several types of engine lubricants. It also needs gear lube, gear oil, greases and compressor oil. Oh, yes, and that special…