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Daytime Running Lights - Some Things You Should Know

by Brian England on Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Daytime running lights have been around for a while, but many people still don't know exactly how they function as well as the benefits to drivers.  Here is a question we have gotten on occasion:

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Topics: auto safety, daytime running lights

Knowing a Few Tire Repair Basics Can Help Keep You Safe

by Brian England on Tue, Sep 17, 2013

Not long ago, we did a blog article on tire repairs.  It basically highlighted some key things you should know in order to ensure that if you had to have a tire repaired, you would know what to look for. 

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Topics: tire safety, auto safety, tires, faulty tire repair

8 Things You Can Do to Avoid Being a Distracted Driver.

by Brian England on Wed, Apr 24, 2013

Practicing preventive maintenance and keeping all your automotive systems in tip-top shape is only part of the picture when avoiding accidents.

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Topics: auto safety, distracted driving, accident avoidance

Has the U.S. Finally Forgotten the Audi 1980's PR Nightmare?

by Brian England on Tue, Sep 04, 2012

More than twenty-five years ago Audi car sales took a nose dive after Audi was wrongfully accused of making cars that accelerated on their own. US sales dropped from 75,000 to 15,000. (See note 1.)  

Now Audi is riding high and is on pace to sell over 117,500 cars in the U.S. this year and over a million cars a year worldwide.

Audi has gone back to its roots in car racing and has done extremely well. They are giving BMW, who sells twice as many cars as Audi, a run for the money! 

Servicing and repairing an Audi is much like any other European vehicle.  They require a little more maintenance, and like any sports sedan, they require replacing the tires and brakes more often.  

In fact, the brakes and tires installed on an Audi are de

signed to give maximum performance rather than longevity.

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Topics: auto safety, airbag, ABS, Audi, acceleration, sales, service and repair

Auto Safety - Speed Cameras are a Good Idea for Howard County

by Brian England on Mon, Jun 20, 2011

Several weeks ago, there was quite a bit of local Howard County media coverage involving the County Council's approval of speed cameras for school safety zones.  Being an advocate of safe driving practices, I feel that utilizing speed cameras to slow down automobiles in schools zones is a great idea. In fact, I am trying to understand why we don’t have speed cameras all over the county. Don’t we all what to be safe?  We have rules but we seem quite content to let them be broken. Speeding is a problem all over the county not just in the school zones. In fact, I think speeding is less of a problem in the school zones.  It is rare that I see people speeding through school zones, but on the rest of the roads it is a common practice.

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Topics: auto safety, gas saving tips, safe driving practices, speed cameras, bicycling, save gas

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