Start The Engine! Auto Travel and The Winter Car Trip.

Driving in winter conditions requires skill and concentration. Taking a long trip on unknown winter roads requires some preplanning. If you have already taken all the steps before the engine starts, now it’s time to talk about the actual journey. If your aren’t used to driving on snow or ice be sure to review the Five Tips For Driving on Icy, Slippery or Snow Covered Roads . This time of year can bring surprises when you least expect them and some of the roads we travel may be affected by winter conditions. It’s always a good idea to keep the … Continue reading

Six Tips Before Starting The Engine On a Winter Car Trip.

A safe trip traveled by car during the winter starts with good planning, and considering the possible emergencies we might face as we travel. Before you gas-up and start down the road take some time to be sure the car is ready for the elements and the family is ready to face time, distance and the worst case scenario along the way. A Safe Auto Trip Starts Before the Engine Does! Before you start a trip in the winter be sure to take these steps into consideration: Tip #1 Mapping and Contact Person. Know where you are going and which … Continue reading

Traveling By Car: A Life and Death Decision.

James Kim was a senior editor at CNET, a San Francisco Bay-area online news and information outlet. On December 6, 2006 his body was found, in the Oregon wilderness. Kim had left his wife Kati and two daughters in their stuck car on Dec. 2 to search for help. Katie and the girls were found and rescued on Monday, Dec. 4. The Kim family left San Francisco on Nov. 17 to visit friends and relatives in the Pacific Northwest over the Thanksgiving holiday. After missing their turn to Gold Beach they decided to take what appeared to be another route … Continue reading