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Top 5 Mean Cars from Greenercars

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Dec 10, 2015 11:26:59 AM

How can you sort through all of the information on hybrid and electric vehicles to figure out which you should avoid when purchasing for your fleet? Check out the leading online resource for everything you need to know about Green auto technology at greenercars.org. Here you'll find a website dedicated to providing research based product ratings and comparisons of all "mean” vehicles going back 15 years. So, what are the meanest cars on the market today?

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Topics: GreenTechnology

Meeting on Takata Airbag Recall set for 10-22-15

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Sep 21, 2015 4:19:01 PM

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public information meeting about the ongoing Takata air bag recall on October 22nd at the Department of Transportation in Washington D.C. 

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Topics: Driver Safety

Takata Airbag Recall Update

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Aug 19, 2015 4:56:29 PM

Is your car part of the recent Takata airbag recall ? If so, you should know that getting your airbag replaced may not take as long as first expected. We recently spoke with
a client who lives in upper Wisconsin who said she was able to get her airbag replaced last month! Usually, it takes time to produce and ship replacement parts throughout the country. Some experts initially stated that it could take up to two years to replace the faulty airbags on 34 million vehicles, but the good news it that replacement airbags seem to be available sooner than expected. If you have received a recall notice, it's important to call you local dealership and make arrangements to have your car's airbag(s) replaced. If you're not sure that your vehicle is part of the recall, you can check your Vehicle Identification Number on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website here.
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Topics: Recall Information

3 Important Safety Tips for a Roadside Emergency

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Aug 7, 2015 9:52:18 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 10:33:00 AM

 When 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 4:35:00 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

3 Simple Steps to Avoid Hazardous Windshield Glare

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jun 16, 2015 10:32:50 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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The facts about texting and driving . . .

Posted by Gabrielle Bobinsky on Jun 8, 2015 5:13:00 PM

 

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

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