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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.

Latest Mapping Apps Tackle Issues Caused By Distracted Driving

Digital navigation systems were revolutionary when the program’s only task was displaying a map. Now the technology awaits in every smartphone as specialized apps help secure dinner reservations and lead the way in Morgan Freeman’s voice.

Build Your Own Safety Kit for Holiday Travel

Severe winter weather can spell disaster for the unprepared. Fortunately, you can set up a substantial roadside emergency kit--possibly with stuff you already own.

The season of wind chill factors and slippery roads will be here shortly, and safety experts are advocating preparation.

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?