The DMV Blog
Helping your kid move to college can be a pretty exhausting and complicated thing. You have to figure out what sort of items need to be packed, decide how to move all the stuff, whether to ship them or rent a van or an SUV to move them, and so on.
First off, you and your kid have to decide which items are so necessary and essential, that they have to be moved to your kid's dorm before college starts. There are several items that are very important and that must be included in your dorm room checklist. These include: cooking supplies (a couple of glasses, dinner plates, forks, knives, spoons, dish towels); cleaning supplies; bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows); electronics (extension cords, a fan, a desk lamp, chargers). When it comes to computers, you should definitely bring a more »
There have been plenty of interesting car ads over the years, and a lot of ads made a couple of decades ago are still remembered by many people. The first car ads were made right after the first motor vehicle was invented, and they were pretty simple, which is understandable considering the fact that back then advertisers didn't have the technology that is available today. In the beginning, car ads, just like ads for almost every other product, were very informative and they were offering detailed descriptions of cars. A typical car ad from the 50's or the 60's described various car specifications, such as mileage, top speed, engine displacement, and so on.
However, car ads didn't remain the same in the following decades. They quickly started more »
Sometimes, we are not able to perceive an object, a person or an event that is in our field of view. That happens when we are focused on one object in our perceptual field, and something else that we didn't expect appears in front of us. This is called inattentional blindness and various psychologists have recently started bringing it into correlation with distracted driving.
Distracted driving is one of the most common causes for car accidents. Talking on a cell phone is a common reason for distracted driving, and it often leads to inattentional blindness. This means that if you are talking on your cell phone while driving, you may be looking through the windshield and you think that you are focused on the road, but chances are that you can't see more »
Riding a motorcycle is a lot of fun and most of those who have motorcycles say that riding one gives them a great sense of freedom, and that they get quite an adrenaline rush when they hit the road with their bikes. It's also easier to get through traffic with a motorcycle. So, motorcycles definitely offer a lot of benefits. But, owning a bike is not all fun and games. Riding a motorcycle can be very dangerous. You can take all the precautionary measures, like putting on a helmet, a body armor, protective gloves and boots, and you can obey all traffic laws, speed limits and road signs, but there is still the risk of getting into an accident. That's why you must have motorcycle insurance to protect yourself from paying repairs or medical bills more »
A lot of cool, new cars had their world premieres at this year's New York Auto Show. It was exactly what was expected of one of the most important auto shows in the world. This time around, over 1,000 vehicles were exhibited at the New York Show, which is the oldest North American auto show. Almost every large car manufacturer took part in this exhibition, from the European Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, to the Japanese Honda and Toyota, to the American Big Three. Some of the highlights of the show were the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, the Mercedes Benz E63 AMG S Wagon, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, and the Volkswagen Golf 7.
2014 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG S Wagon
This is supposed to be one the fastest station wagons ever made. With the E63 AMG S, more »
There are all sorts of car shows that are held each summer across the U.S. Car enthusiasts can barely wait for summer to come, since most such shows are held during the warmest months of the year. There is something for every taste. Anything, from truck shows, vintage car shows, tuner car events, and so on. So, if you love cars and you are wondering what do to this summer, you might consider visiting some of the most interesting car fairs in the United States, including the Great West Truck Show, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the New England Summer Nationals, or the Fleetwood Country Cruize-In.
The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is going to be held on August 18, 2013, in Pebble Beach California. It is a more »
Getting pulled over by a police officer is a pretty common thing, and every driver has experienced it at one point in their lives. There are lots of reasons why a cop may decide to pull you over, and if happens to you, it doesn't necessarily mean that you have done something wrong and that you are going to be charged with an offense of some sort. But, if you do get pulled over, you have to remember that you must do what the officer asks you to do, be as polite as you can, stay calm, and a couple other things, so that you establish a good rapport with them, instead of provoking them, which can turn out to be pretty inconvenient for you. So, a few tips on how to behave when you get pulled over, might come in handy.
The first thing you should do after a cop pulls you more »
There have been a lot of attempts to make a two-wheeled vehicle that would combine the best characteristics of a motorcycle and a bicycle, taking advantage of the benefits that these two means of transportation offer. Most of those attempts have been unsuccessful, and haven't resulted in a vehicle that could attract a lot of consumers who are thinking of replacing cars with something more environmentally-friendly. But, in recent years, a significant progress has been made in the development of bicycle-motorcycle hybrids, with a couple of very good concepts that, due to their sporty design and performance they offer, could be appealing to the younger population.
One such concept was unveiled at the 2012 LA Auto Show. It's the Hybrid Sports more »
Changing oil regularly is one of the most common pieces of advice that all respectable mechanics give to their customers. For decades, an unwritten rule has existed regarding how often you should do it, which suggested that the best time to change oil every 3,000 miles or every 3 months. But, as car engines get more sophisticated and more efficient, a lot of experts are starting to realize that this rule doesn't apply any more, and are trying to convince car owners that it's about time to forget about this old myth. But, it's tough to get rid of the old habits, and even refuse to believe the recommendations in the owner's manual.
Apart from modern engines, the way oil is produced nowadays affects car more »
There are many occasions when you might want to hire a limo. You might have a teenage child that wants to go to the school dance in style. You may need to book a car for a wedding. Perhaps you want to have a night out on the town with your friends. Or you may just need someone to drive you to the airport. Whatever the reason, there are some important points to keep in mind when hiring a car and driver. On this page we are laying out 5 tips to get the best deals on limo hire to help you find a quality service at an affordable price.
1. Hire the Right Sized Vehicle
If you need a ride to the airport and you need space for one or two people and some more »