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Understeer vs. Oversteer: What's the Difference?
Understeering and oversteering are two common issues drivers have. How do they occur, and how can they be confronted in real time?
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Jerry
Apr 07, 2022
4 Best Driveway Lights
Pulling into a driveway can be hard if you have a large car or a small driveway, and can be even worse at night. Here are a few lighting options for your driveway to make the very end of your commute a little easier.
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Jerry
Feb 26, 2022
HID vs. LED Headlights: Which is Superior?
Wondering which bulb type comes out on top in the HID vs. LED headlight debate? We answer your question and explain why, over time, LEDs are the better choice for most drivers in the long run.
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Jerry
Feb 13, 2022
Should You Use Heat to Defrost Your Windows Before You Get In? Experts Say Maybe Not
It’s common practice to use heat to defog car windshields, but should it be? Consumer Reports found there’s a better way to clear your freezing windows: air conditioning.
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Jerry
Feb 03, 2022
Car Must-Haves: 27 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Car
Here are the top 27 things you should always keep in your car.
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Jerry
Feb 02, 2022
Best Christmas Sing-Along Songs for Driving
Here are some great tunes to sing along with in keeping with the Christmas spirit while you drive around during the holiday season.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Turn on Headlights
You should turn on your car headlights at night and any other time you do not have clear visibility up to 1000 feet in front of you. Here's how to turn headlights on.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Reduce Glare When Driving at Night
You can reduce glare while driving at night by keeping your windshield and windows clean, and by using the night setting on your rearview mirror.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Make a Left Turn Safely
Turning left safely involves the coordination of a lot of elements, both mental and physical. Here's how to make a proper left turn.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Drive Safely During an Earthquake
If you find yourself in the car during an earthquake, it's important to stay calm, proceed with caution, and pull off the road. Here's a guide on what to do in an earthquake while driving.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Drive a U-Haul
Driving a U-Haul presents an entirely different set of challenges than driving a car. Here's how to drive a U-Haul safely and well.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Handle a Backseat Driver
Dealing with a backseat driver means talking about the problem, distracting the passenger, changing driving habits, and not driving that passenger.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
7 Podcasts for a More Productive Commute
Here are seven podcasts sure to make your commute more productive—and enjoyable.
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Jerry
Apr 22, 2022
How To Deal with a Backseat Driver
Backseat drivers, am I right? What’s the best way to deal with these pesky and distracting passengers?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
States With the Highest Percentage of Communal Commuters
Many Americans drive to work alone, but Washington, D.C., New York, and Hawaii have the highest percentage of people carpooling. This might be related to commuting costs.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Freeway vs. Highway: What's the Difference?
The terms “highway” and “freeway” seem interchangeable but they have one crucial difference related to access. Every freeway is a highway, but not every highway is a freeway.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Top 3 States With the Most Fatal Winter Crashes Have Some of the Highest Speed Limits
Find out which states have the most fatal winter crashes and how this correlates with high speed limits.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Is ‘Drive and Listen’?
Drive and Listen features pre-recorded video footage and road noises from cities around the world. It’s a great tool for experiencing a drive in another city.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Where Did the Term ‘Backseat Driver’ Come From?
Most people are familiar with the term “backseat driver,” passengers who give unwarranted driving tips in the car. Where did the phrase originate from?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Traffic to Work? Here's How to Have a Better Commute
Sick of the daily traffic to work? Here are some tips for making the most of your commute.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Winter Is Coming. What's the Best Ice Scraper for Your Car?
No one likes scraping off frost and ice off of their car. What tool gets the job done fastest?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Does Cruise Control Really Save Gas?
Cruise control makes driving a little easier. But does cruise control save gas or is that just a myth?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Do Harsh Winters Make East-Coast Drivers Safer Drivers?
Find out why drivers on the East Coast are involved in the fewest fatal crashes, despite having some of the harshest winter weather.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Americans Pay an Average of $4,500 a Year Just To Get To Work
Driving to work costs Americans a lot. How can workers lower the financial impact of the daily work commute?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Does Your Car Really Need Winter Tires?
Changing tires for each season can be expensive and inconvenient, so do you really need winter tires? Unfortunately for most Americans, the answer is yes.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What’s More Dangerous to Drive In–Rain or Snow? A New Study Sheds Light
Is it more dangerous to drive in rain or snow? The results of a new study from Jerry might surprise you.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What is the Best SUV for Snow?
What is the best SUV for snow? The 2021 Acura RDX was highly rated, but there are other options, too.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Safest Time to Travel on Thanksgiving Day
You might want to be careful if you’re driving around Thanksgiving. Let’s take a look at what the data says about the safest time to travel on Thanksgiving Day—and the most dangerous.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
One Big Reason Climate-Related Accidents Have Gone up in These States
Climate-related car accidents are increasing. Find out why some states are faring worse than others.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Busiest Days to Travel for the 2021 Holiday Season
Travel may look different this holiday season. Here are the busiest days for traveling in Thanksgiving and Christmas 2021.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Driving Tips

How far is 100 feet when driving?
I was told that being able to know how far 100 feet is when driving might be part of my driving test. How do I determine how far 100 feet is when driving?
Rob Shapiro
Feb 11, 2022
Is traveling in a car safe in the third trimester?
I’ll be driving to see my parents next month. It’s an 8-hour ride, and I’m seven months pregnant. Is it safe to travel by car that far when I’m in my third trimester?
Rachel Rigolino
Jan 20, 2022
How do you do a head check while driving?
I want to make sure that I pass my driving test this time but I don’t really understand what a head check is. When should you turn your head while driving?
Liz Jenson
Jan 19, 2022
How many hours does driving from Chicago to Florida take?
I’m going on a road trip with some friends, but I don’t know too much about what to expect. How long should driving from Chicago to Florida take?
Joshua Levy
Mar 08, 2022
Why does my car feel like it's swaying?
When I’m driving at lower speeds, my car feels like it’s completely normal. As soon as I accelerate and go a little faster, my car feels like it’s swaying in the wind. How can I get my car to stop swaying?
Kaitlin May
May 12, 2022
What should defensive drivers always expect when driving in traffic?
I haven’t taken a defensive driving course in a long time and I want to be sure that I’m being as safe as possible when driving in a congested area. What should defensive drivers anticipate while in traffic?
Kevin Martinez
Jan 19, 2022
How far is Indiana from Ohio driving?
My family has always lived in Indiana, but we’re looking to relocate to Ohio soon. We still have family all over Indiana, though, so we’ll be making trips a few times each year. How long is the drive between them?
Macy Fouse
Mar 17, 2022
How do I change the driving view in GTA 5?
I’ve read that I can become a better Grand Theft Auto driver by changing my view. I’m just not sure how to do it. What do I press to change the driving view in GTA 5?
Eric Schad
Mar 23, 2022
How do I get my driving license number?
Where can I find my license number on my driving license? I need to enter it on some forms and I’m really confused about how to find it. Is it listed on my license?
Liz Jenson
Mar 14, 2022
How do I become a Ferrari driving instructor?
Ever since I saw a Ferrari in person, I’ve become a superfan. Recently, I found out that Ferrari has its own school in the U.S. to learn how to drive at high speeds. What do I need to do to become a Ferrari driving instructor?
Eric Schad
Jan 26, 2022
Is speeding considered reckless driving?
One of my friends was charged with reckless driving about a week ago, but he swears that he wasn’t doing anything unsafe other than going about 15 mph over the speed limit. So out of curiosity, is speeding considered reckless driving?
Eric Schad
Jan 28, 2022
How do you move the stash car in GTA 5?
Is there any way to move the stash car in GTA 5? I really need to move it but I don’t know how to do it since the engine is broken.
Liz Jenson
Mar 21, 2022
What should you do when meeting a car with blinding headlights?
I have started driving at night for my new job and I keep encountering cars with extremely bright headlights. What should I do when meeting a car with blinding headlights?
Talullah Blanco
Mar 24, 2022
Is it illegal to sleep in your car in Texas?
I’m from Houston, Texas, and I just graduated from college. Before I find my first big boy job, I want to go all over Texas during the summer. To save money, I was thinking about sleeping in my car. Is this legal in Texas?
Eric Schad
Feb 23, 2022
How do you keep an RV fridge cold while driving?
Does the fridge in an RV stay cold while you’re driving? Or can you do something to keep it cold? I want to bring cold food with me on my road trip but I’m worried that some of it might go bad.
Liz Jenson
Mar 17, 2022
What is passing in driving?
I just started taking classroom courses for driving. While I understand most of what the instructor is saying, the courses are all online, so I don’t have the opportunity to ask questions. What is passing in driving?
Eric Schad
Feb 11, 2022
Can you use a Walmart gift card for gas?
My uncle got me a Walmart gift card for my birthday but I don’t really shop there. Can I use it to buy gas, instead?
Brittni Brinn
Mar 01, 2022
Does the 2018 Chevy Cruze Have Cruise Control?
I just bought a used 2018 Chevy Cruze from a friend, and I can’t seem to figure out how to turn on the cruise control. I’m not sure if I’m just not seeing the right button, or if it simply isn’t there. Does the 2018 Chevy Cruze even have cruise control?
Patrick Price
Apr 01, 2022
How often should you stop to rest when driving?
I’m about to take my first road trip ever and I’ve offered to drive for a lot of it. How often should I stop to rest so I don’t get tired or burnt out?
Liz Jenson
Mar 02, 2022
Are driving gloves worth it?
I bought a used Porsche Boxster on the cheap and it’s definitely an investment I’ll never regret. The other day, I found a group of Porsche enthusiasts in my city and met up with them. They told me to purchase a pair of driving gloves, but I’m apprehensive. Are driving gloves really worth the cost?
Eric Schad
Apr 01, 2022
How do I travel with cats in a car with litter?
I want to take a long road trip with my cats, so I thought about putting the kitty litter in the back of the car in the cargo area. What are some tips to travel with cats in a car with litter?
Eric Schad
Mar 30, 2022
How do I find a halfway point in driving directions?
I’m planning a family road trip this weekend, so it's crucial to map out potential bathroom opportunities. Is there a way to find the halfway point in driving directions?
Drew Waterstreet
Mar 29, 2022
How far is Detroit from Chicago driving?
I want to drive from Chicago to Detroit to see the White Sox play the Tigers. I’ve never made the trek before, so I’m not sure what to expect. What’s the distance from Chicago to Detroit and how long will the drive take?
Eric Schad
Mar 19, 2022
Does a Galaxy S9 have driving mode?
I just saw that I can buy a brand new Galaxy S9 at Boost Mobile for $1 a month over two years. It seemed like a steal since I use Boost anyways. I know the phone is a bit outdated, so I just want to make sure it has drive mode so I’m not tempted to check my phone behind the wheel. Will my new Galaxy S9 have driving mode?
Eric Schad
Mar 17, 2022
How do I remove lipstick from car fabric?
How do you get lipstick out of upholstery? I put my makeup on in the car on my way to work. One day, I accidentally dropped my lipstick and it made a mark on the seat fabric. How do I remove the lipstick stain?
Eric Schad
Aug 26, 2021
Can a child travel on the lap of a parent in a car?
We’re visiting family in Georgia and forgot our car seat at home. Could our seven year old child travel on the lap of a parent in the car? We don’t want to spend extra money on a car seat, but also want to keep our child safe.
Emily Maracle
Jan 27, 2022
Is driving with a bad wheel bearing dangerous?
I was driving the other day when my friend said that it sounded like I had a bad wheel bearing. I’m fairly oblivious to this type of thing. Is it bad if I drive with a bad wheel bearing?
Eric Schad
Mar 31, 2022
What causes the RPM to fluctuate when driving?
Why do the RPM readings in my car fluctuate while I’m driving? It’s just started happening recently and I’m not sure if it’s something that I need to be worried about.
Liz Jenson
Jan 28, 2022
Is driving with a cast illegal?
I broke my leg recently and I finally got my cast on. It’s my left leg, so I still have full use of my right foot. Would it be illegal for me to drive with the cast on? I use my car to get everywhere so it would be really inconvenient if I can’t drive!
Liz Jenson
Feb 08, 2022
Is eating and driving illegal?
I’ll be moving across the country and plan to drive. I’m not going to make many stops, so I’ll probably pack all my meals and multitask while driving. Is it illegal to eat while driving?
Tiffany Leung
Feb 08, 2022

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