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Safety Upgrades You Can Make To Your Old Cars

Before now if your car was older than some of the new safety technologies you were out of luck. However now you don’t have to be left out of the technological revolution. Audiovox makes a rearview camera that can be added on.

The rearview camera is one of the most popular of a growing list of add-on devices and services that promise to bring modern features to aging jalopies.

“Lane departure and collision warning, pedestrian warnings, high-beam control and traffic sign recognition — all of those can be retrofitted in a customer’s car,” said Elad Serfaty, a vice president at Mobileye, whose technology is built into a variety of vehicles from BMW, Volvo and other carmakers that offer collision detection and prevention.

A warning and monitoring system that can be added to older vehicles, like the Mobileye 660, costs roughly $1,000 including a professional installation, Mr. Serfaty said, but he pointed out that the benefits could outweigh the costs. A Highway Loss Data Institute study of Honda Accords and Crosstours equipped with lane departure and forward collision warnings, for example, found a 14 percent reduction in damage claims compared with models without the systems.

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Driving facts you never would have thought of.

There are some odd laws out there, but there are even more odd facts about driving out there. there’s someones cousin who’s told you about how they were turned away from the boarder for smoking pot once. Which ultimately ruined their cross country road trip with the kids that they’ve been planning for weeks.

There are some other odd ones out there, you can be charged for leaving your older kids in the car, or even if someone takes a picture of you while you are texting and driving.. I think there’s a bit of contradiction going on there but nonetheless, it can still happen.

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Why You Should Make the Switch to All-weather Tires

Every winter, Canadian drivers will be driving on all season tires that have the potential to freeze in the cold, slip on slush, and can take twice as long to stop on ice. This year Kal-Tire is trying to help Canadians learn the difference between all seasons and put some thought into using all-weather tires. The kind of tire that you can drive no matter the season.

All-weather tires are not the same as all-season tires. If you drive in any kind of winter weather, or even just below freezing climes, all-weather tires are superior to all-season.

All-weather tires carry the Transport Canada pictograph of mountain peaks containing several snowflakes. This logo indicates these tires pass the test as a “snow/winter” tire. The important difference is they can be left on the car all year round.

All-season tires do not carry this logo because they have not passed the winter test. All-season tires were originally meant to be able to cope with snow and ice, but their grip falls as fast as the Times Square ball on New Year’s Eve when temperatures drop.

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