The Right Light

On average, a single car can have up to 30,000 different pieces and parts. Each of those parts is important in ensuring that the driver is safe and that the vehicle can function properly. Some parts like the wheels, airbags and seat belts are most often recognized for their contributions to the safety of the vehicle. But other parts, like that headlights, play an important role too.


By 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be grading car headlights based on how they function. Currently, the federal government regulates the brightness, alignment, and other basic functions but not on the effectiveness of the headlight itself.


The NHTSA will test the functionality of each pair of headlights of new cars coming out in the next three years and incorporate that information into the overall safety rating for each vehicle.


Until that time, keep in mind that the most effective headlights at the moment are the LED projectors found in cars like the Toyota Prius. Most cars on the road have standard halogen lights which can deliver more glare to oncoming drivers and are considered less effective compared to LED lights.


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Road Trip Tire Tips

The summer season and its warm weather are just around the corner, which means that many families across the nation will be taking road trips. Before going on a road trip, it is extremely important for one to check the vehicle and make sure that everything is in order. Road trips usually involve long hours of driving which can affect a vehicle’s tires. But the good news is that with some easy tips, you can have your tires ready to drive across the country.

The first step to take before you start traveling is to check the air pressure in the tires. The ideal pressure for your car should be indicated in the owner’s manual or on the inner edge of the driver’s door. The pressure specified on the tire is the maximum pressure which should not be exceeded. Also do not forget to check that the air pressure in your spare tire is good, just in case you have a flat tire.

Another important thing to do is to check the wear of your tires. An easy way to do this is to  place a penny in the tire tread. According to, if you can see the top of Abraham Lincoln’s head, it means it’s time for new tires. Friction heats up the car’s tires on long journeys, so a set of worn tires can expose you to the risk of not being not having enough traction on the road which could lead to not being able to stop when driving.

Last but not least, the final step is to get your tires aligned and rotated. When your tires are not aligned, they prevent the vehicle from functioning properly and may vibrate while you are driving. Tire rotation should be done every 3,000-8,000 mile so it is important to keep this in mind before heading on a long drive.

By following these easy tips, your car will be ready to hit the road and enjoy a long drive with your family. Road trips are fun and exciting which means that tire problems should not be a part of them. With a road safe set of tires, you can ensure that you and your family will be safe and ready to travel across the country.

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Are Self-Driving Cars the Future?

For a more than a year now, self-driving cars have been gaining an increased popularity since brands like Google, Nissan, Tesla, Honda and many more have presented cars with self-driving features. Visions of cars that drive themselves while entertaining its passengers with movies on the internet and social media have sparked a lot of attention is today’s modern society.

For example, Japan, one of the leading producers of automobiles in the world, has a generation of young people interested in self-driving cars. Last year at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Show, Nissan Motor Co. showed off a prototype with laser scanners equipped with a 360-degree camera, radar and computer chips so that the car can “think” and manage itself autonomously. Nissan IDS calls this “intelligent driving system”.

Another self-driving car that has been heavily promoted and has caught people’s attention is the Google Car. It has been one of the most famous autonomous cars in recent years. This small electric car, which is not yet available to consumers, circulates itself in states where laws are more flexible regarding the limitation of self driving cars. According to, the car’s top speed of 40 km per hour, has been known to cause several problems. There have been 17 accidents so far involving Google’s car, most caused by disturbances to the car’s programing caused by other humans on the road. However, this evidence suggests that these self-driven vehicles are not ready for a road full of human-driven vehicles.

Even though self-driving cars may be considered the vehicles of the future, our society may not quite be ready for them. As long as the majority of drivers in the road are humans rather than smart car computers, self-driving cars will just have to wait their turn.

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New Hyundai Ioniq Electric Car in Geneva Auto Show

The International Geneva Motor show is an auto show held every year during the month of March in the Swiss city of Geneva.

This year, all eyes were on Korean brand Hyundai, as people were expecting to see their new model. The release of the Hyundai Ioniq became one of the most important and expected debuts at this year’s auto show since it was one of the ‘’greenest” alternatives presented.

The Hyundai Ioniq car surprised the public because it is the first car in the world to offer drivers three different powertrain variants such as electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid.  The vehicle is an important milestone for Hyundai as they are trying to implement a sustainable strategy by extending their current product range. According to, General Motors presented a similar concept back in 1999 but no one put it into production until now. reporter that the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions have a 4-cylinder 1.6GDI engine that delivers 105 HP, attaching a six-speed automatic transmission. In its hybrid version, the vehicle is able to offer a total of 141 horsepower and the plug-in edition offers a range of over 30 miles in electric mode. On the other hand, the 100% electrical version of the Ioniq is able to reach 103 miles per hour with its 118 horsepower, and a range of 155 miles thanks to its 28 kWh battery.

The vehicle is a high-tailed hatchback that will be arriving in the U.S in the first months of 2017 and is set to be sold worldwide. The compact car offers security pack includes dead angle detection, intelligent cruise control and lane change alert.

Depending on the version that the driver chooses, the vehicles offer low to zero emission which is a novelty in the automotive industry. For similar eco-friendly types of vehicle, remember so surf the SWAP-A-LEASE website as there are constantly new listings.

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Safest Cars to Lease in 2016

According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, over 3 million car accidents occur each year. Keeping this scary statistic in mind, safety should be the main concern when deciding which car to lease or purchase. Nowadays, the definition of a safe car has shifted from keeping passengers safe during a crash to avoiding the car crash all together.

Each year, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducts outer impact, automatic breaks and crashworthiness tests while the vehicle is going 12 and 25mph. This way, they can conclude which cars are the safest to buy, which cars have a basic safety level and which ones are not safe at all.

This year, according to The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the top safest cars to drive are the Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima and Lexus RX 350 SUV. These cars made it to the top of the list because they performed the best in the aforementioned tests, earning them an “Advanced” safety rating. Safety is always important to keep in mind because not only should one have a car that works properly, but also a car that can help drivers avoid accidents in the future.

The Honda Civic is a four-door sedan on the top of the safety list. This car was named North American Car of The Year, reported CBS. The Hyundai Sonata and Nissan Altima are also four door sedans that made it to the top four because of their automatic emergency braking. The only SUV of the group is the Lexus RX 350 car, a luxury SUV, whose automatic braking system avoided a collision at 10mph and 25mph.

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