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Saving Sister Josetta - Fleet Management

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Aug 7, 2015 2:51:00 PM

Sister Josetta set out on a long road trip from Springfield, IL all the way down to Texas, but on her way through Arkansas, the battery in her van failed.  A good samaritan helped her with a jump start, but the vehicle soon stopped running, and all of the check engine warning lights came on. This was not a good situation as Sr. Josetta was basically stranded in a town where she did not know anyone. This time she was stranded at a gas station. How was she going to get her car fixed so she could resume her trip?

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Topics: Fleet Considerations

3 Important Safety Tips for a Roadside Emergency

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Aug 7, 2015 9:47:35 AM

Are you prepared for a roadside emergency? We often hear stories about emergencies on the news or from a friend, but we don’t expect to experience an emergency for ourselves. So, if you were driving down the road today and one of your tires blows out, will you be ready?  Here are three important safety tips to help keep you safe during a roadside emergency. 

 

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Topics: Driver Safety

Chrysler Announces Major Recall of 11 Million Vehicles

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jul 31, 2015 10:01:00 AM

 Chrysler_RecallWhen a new car is sold, it's safe to drive, right? I know that cars go through rigorous testing and inspection before they can be sold, so I assume they're safe to drive unless I get into an accident. Unfortunately, this is not always the case due to car companies either deciding to cut corners or not strictly adhering to certain requirements during the production process. So, when something goes wrong 11 million new vehicles, what is a car company to do?

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Topics: Driver Safety

The Truth about Tires: 5 Myths Busted

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jun 29, 2015 4:38:12 PM

There are a lot of myths floating around about your car's tires, and It’s important to know the facts because tires are your car’s only connection to the road. If you break that connection you could lose contol of your vehicle and wind up with some costly repairs. The team here at Fleet Services has busted 5 common myths people believe about their tires.

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Topics: Driver Safety

New Advancements in the Takata Airbag Recall

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Jun 25, 2015 10:06:00 AM

This week's Takata Airbag Recall update focuses on new developments from the past week. As new information is released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the car manufacturers involved in the recall, CARITAS Vehicle Services will provide our readers timely updates. Click on "Read More" below, for this week's update about the Takata safety recall. 

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Topics: Recall Information, Driver Safety

This Week's Takata Airbag Recall Update

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Jun 16, 2015 10:52:00 AM

This week's Takata Airbag Recall update focuses on a number of new developments from the past week. As new information is released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the car manufacturers involved in the recall, CARITAS Vehicle Services will provide our readers timely updates. Click on "Read More" below, for this week's update about the Takata safety recall. 

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3 Simple Steps to Avoid Hazardous Windshield Glare

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jun 16, 2015 10:34:30 AM

More than 1,000 fatal auto and motorcycle accidents caused by windshield glare occur every year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Whether it’s caused by the sun or from oncoming traffic, glare is one of the most common issues drivers face, but the good news is that it can be easily avoided. Here are 3 easy steps you can take to reduce the eye squinting or straining caused by windshield glare:

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Weekly Takata Airbag Recall Update

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Jun 12, 2015 12:31:00 PM

For this week's update on the Takata Airbag Recall, we are providing readers with a direct link to an excellent article published in Consumer Reports titled, "Everything You Need To Know About the Takata Airbag Recall."  This article provides a very detailed report that answers any question you may have about the defective airbags, and it provides specific actions that you should take if your vehicle is affected by the recall.  Read about it here. 

 

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Topics: Recall Information, Driver Safety

The facts about texting and driving . . .

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jun 9, 2015 9:10:00 AM

 

Most of us have heard about the dangers of texting and driving, but the actual statistics are much worse than I ever realized.  Recent studies at Virginia Tech show that drivers who text while driving are 23 times more likely to get in an accident. While texting may be the leading cause of deaths in teen drivers there are many variations of distracted driving such as:

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Topics: Driver Safety

New Developments in the Takata Airbag Recall

Posted by Anthony Larsen on Jun 5, 2015 1:07:00 PM

 

In the two weeks since the Takata Airbag Recall story first broke, there have been many new developments. As the various car manufacturers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration continue to work together to find an effective solution; CARITAS Vehicle Services will provide weekly updates to keep our readers informed. Click on "Read More" below, for this week's update about the Takata safety recall. 

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Topics: Recall Information, Driver Safety

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