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Handling A Recall For Your Vehicle

The largest scale safety recall in automotive history recently occurred*, affecting more than 100 million vehicles from 19 manufacturers using airbag inflation devices made by Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata. Takata recently filed for bankruptcy because of this recall, and this is just one example of how a vehicle recall can have dramatic implications. What If The Manufacturer Recalls My Vehicle? In light of the recent Takata airbag issue, many vehicle owners may wonder how to find out if there have been any recalls associated with their vehicles. Most auto manufacturers and dealerships have policies in place to notify their customers of recalls, usually by mail, but people often move or miss these notices and may not realize there is a recall. How To Find Out Your Vehicle’s Recall Information One of the best ways to stay on top of your vehicle’s maintenance needs is by using a vehicle maintenance … Read More

January Is National Teen Driving Awareness Month

Most teens are excited to get their first chance to drive a car, but unfortunately that excitement all too often turns into tragedy. Car crashes are the number one cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 20. Even crashes that do not end in a fatality can leave bones broken, cars totaled, and high insurance premiums. Arizona is the tenth worst state for teen drivers, according to one study. The state ranks 23rd in teen driver fatalities and 45th in distracted driving and texting-while-driving laws. It ranks 35th in overall safety. In an effort to bring attention to this urgent problem and help teens to respect the risks of driving an automobile, January has been declared National Teen Driving Awareness Month. This is an especially important month for Arizona teens. The facts and figures on teen driving can be sobering, but we can do better. Risk … Read More

Safe Driving Tips for Winter Visitors Doing Long Distance Road Trips to Arizona

Any long trip has the potential to be dangerous over the winter months. Inclement weather, poor visibility, shorter daylight hours, and holiday traffic congestion can all lead to disastrous accidents for unwary drivers. Arizona is a popular destination during the winter months, thanks to the state’s warm climate and clear skies, and many people may visit their families in Arizona for the winter holidays. Arizona residents may also trek outside the state over the winter. All drivers should know some basic safety tips for safe winter driving. Safety Tips For Traveling Arizonans If you plan to leave Arizona over the winter it’s crucial to prepare and know a few tips for long drives. Arizona typically has some of the highest average temperatures year-round in the United States, so unless you plan to visit another Southern state like Florida or Texas, it’s best to prepare for colder weather. Some Arizona cars … Read More