Car Care Tips Every Woman Driver Should Know
Here at AskPatty, we receive thousands of auto-related questions from women looking for advice from our expert panel.
|Of these, about 85% are women with questions about car care – so it's clear that this is something women want to know about!|
This spring we're teaming up with Sears Auto Center to present a free Car Care Clinic to keep “Women on the Move”, so we're kicking things off with some great must-know car care tips. If you're looking for a little Car Care 101, read on – if you want to learn even more, get to a Sears Auto Center Car Care Clinic on May 21!
The key characteristic separating a pickup from other vehicles is the cargo box, yet, in the past it typically hasn't been the focus of design innovation. Times are changing, and that giant storage bin behind the cab is being transformed into a much more useful space.
Improved storage options are among bed-improvement list-toppers. The realization that many owners use their pickups more for personal use than for heavy hauling has resulted in the advent of clever integrated bed storage areas. These bins allow the owner to stow smaller items that need to be protected from thieves and the weather.
If your winter adventures include fantastic romps through deep snow, Nissan would like you to take a look at three concept vehicles debuted at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show made especially for navigating snowfall, ice, and deep drifts. Such conditions would challenge even the most capable all-wheel-drive vehicles, but Nissan boasts these three aggressive concepts could take you anywhere you want to go.
Every day, we're getting closer and closer to self-driving cars. In fact, a number of models are already on the market that are more than capable of driving hundreds of miles on the Interstate with almost no input from a human being.
Currently, they're required by law to disengage if the driver doesn't touch the steering wheel every so often, but the capability is here right now.
Meanwhile, the features that enable this capability are being marketed independently as the following driver safety technologies.
To get car information into the hands of drivers faster and more easily, Hyundai has reinvented the owner's manual using Augmented Reality for the Hyundai Virtual Guide app.
Augmented Reality overlays a smartphone's or tablet's camera image with words and links to learn about what is shown on the screen.
Instead of fumbling through an owner's manual book, a car owner points a camera at the dash, instrument cluster, or engine to discover its functions and how it works.
At the Telematics West Coast conference held in San Diego, automakers, analysts, suppliers, service providers and innovators discussed car tech issues of connectivity, infotainment, apps and innovation in future vehicles.
As car manufacturers continue to introduce new vehicle technologies, it's important that all drivers learn how they work and how to use them effectively.
This is especially true for mature drivers as many technologies such as blind-spot warnings and reverse back-up cameras can enhance driving safety and the driving experience as we age.
Vehicles today have many more features than they did 10, 20 or 50 years ago. But when it comes to going high-tech behind the wheel, are older drivers willing to adopt them? In this attached video at YouTube, Jodi Olshevski, a leading gerontologist from The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence, and Joseph Coughlin, Director of the MIT AgeLab, discuss findings from their Vehicle Technology Adoption Among Mature Drivers study and talk about how new technologies can benefit older drivers.
Is it the color of the exterior and interior that grabs your attention when shopping for a car? How about its engine or its miles per gallon? Car buyers care more about smartphone integration and infotainment features than cost and color of the vehicle, putting pressure on automakers to anticipate and deliver technologies consumers want most. This is according to Autotrader's 2015 In-Vehicle Technology Shopper Influence Study, which provides insight into how vehicle technology impacts consumer vehicle purchase behavior.
Researchers are working on technology to detect heart rates, brain waves, blood pressure, and even blood sugar levels -- all to help the driver be safe and healthy.
Research continues in the area of preventing drunk driving, too.