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Give Your Car A Boost With Portable Charger

A portable battery charger stashed discreetly in the trunk offers an alternative to calling roadside assistance.

However, experts urge consumers to do their homework and select a product that’s durable, functional and, above all, safe.

Keep Your Car Clean With Protective Mats

Fabric floor mats become sponges in wet weather. Ditch them in favor of rubber floor mats durable enough to weather all the soil, salt, snow and rain getting tracked into the car this winter.

Bring More With You, Install a Roof Rack

You can't take it all with you, though the right roof rack can haul quite a bit this holiday season.

The Missing Link: Give Your Tires a Firm, Steady Grip

Drivers throughout North America are already dusting off their snow chains. Technology has changed since the classic tire links were patented by Harry Weed in 1904.

See how the latest in tire traction can help keep your vehicle from sliding on snowy roads.

Even New Tires Get Road Weary Without A Little Attention

Make sure your tires grip the summer road

Tires tolerate a lot of stress, even on blistering summer roads. But they need a little nurturing to keep your family safe on all those upcoming road trips and weekend outings.

Drivers turn to dash cams for video evidence during accidents

Dash cams become eye witness to driving incidents

Cameras similar to those worn by thrillseekers are finding their way to the dashboards of safety-conscious drivers.

“Dash cameras are helpful in hit-and-run collisions – or other situations where you’d want to get someone’s license plate,” said Johan-Till Broer of Garman, a Kansas-based electronics company that started making dash cameras this year.

Don't let all the small electronics turn a good day bad

It’s not enough anymore for your car’s battery to just help start the engine. It also needs to power a navigation system, charge your cell phone, operate a back-up camera and a plethora of 21st century conveniences. 

So how do you ensure your battery has enough strength to do all that and prevent you from being stranded thousands of miles from home on your summer road trip?