Auto Tech Advances

2018 a year for big technologies in the automotive industry.

Safety Features:

In May a new regulation requires all new cars to have backup cameras. Once a luxury add on is now going to be standard on all new vehicles.

Self-Driving Cars

Ford, General Motors and Waymo (formerly known as Google’s self driving car project) are all testing this new way to drive.

Smartphone Integration

Andriod and Apple let drivers answer text and play music by using voice commands and controls on the steering wheel.

                                                                                   from AAA times January 2018


What do you think is the most helpful and or  beneficial technology in cars today?

ABC’s of Vehicle Care

The Car Care Council’s ABCs of vehicle care.


“A” stands for always following a vehicles maintenance plan

“B” means be sure to have a vehicle inspected when there is a problem and

“C” is to correct the problem when it happens to avoid any dangers or inconveniences down the road.

The importance of preventative maintenance is crucial especially since the average age of a vehicle on the road is older than 11.4 years!

(information from

Do You Use Cruise Control When It Is Raining?


Found this on and thought the info was good to share.

Don’t use cruise control during winter conditions such as when it is snowing or icy or under other slippery conditions such as when it is raining.

…The cruise control is designed for normal road conditions.  It doesn’t know when the pavement is slippery.  Under slick conditions, you need to be in complete control and monitoring road conditions.  You’re more likely to notice hydroplaning if you are not relying on the cruise control. …With some cars, it is possible that the wheels will actually spin faster when the cruise control is on and the car hits a slippery spot.  When the tires make contact with firm road again, the car can skid or lose control. …On most cars, the cruise control is disengaged by tapping on the brake.  In an emergency, this adds a fraction of a second to your response time as well as the risk of the braking action itself causing a loss of control on a slippery road.