Accessories

Start Winter Safety Kit With Household Items

There's an easy way to get started on a useful road kit for winter. Put together a kit that includes these household goods.

Escape Tools, An Overlooked Must-Have Safety Accessory

A little more than a decade ago Jesse Morgan nearly lost his life when a drunk driver plowed into his vehicle, trapping him inside.

The incident left Morgan shaken, and the CEO of Morgan Manufacturing invented a tool that would get him out of a similar jam in the future.

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?