Monthly Archives: November 2017

What Are the Leading Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents are much more likely to result in serious injury or death compared to car accidents. This is due to the relative lack of protection afforded to motorcyclists. While protective gear can help, motorcyclists still risk serious injury when on the road. Here is a brief list of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes and how to make sure you don’t end up in one. The left turn accident. These accidents account for 42 percent of all accidents involving a motorcycle and a car. Left turn accidents occur when a motorcyclist is going through an intersection, passing a car or trying to overtake the car and is struck by a car. While these accidents occur for cars as well, motorcyclists are at higher risk because they are harder to see. To avoid these accidents, always use caution when crossing intersections and don’t rely on other people using their…
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Should the Chrysler Pacifica Be Recalled?

Should the Chrysler Pacifica minivan be recalled? The Center for Auto Safety seems to think so. The auto safety group recently petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue a recall for the 2017 Pacifica due to problems leading to stalling. Over 50 people have complained about the issue. According to Fiat Chrysler, there have been no known car crashes or injuries related to the issue. Some of the company’s 2017 Pacifica hybrid vehicles were recalled earlier this year due to a stalling problem caused by diodes failing in the vehicles’ computers. However, the company is treating the gasoline-powered models differently. The stalling problem has occurred at various speeds, according to those who have experienced the issue. The vehicles have stalled on municipal roads, in tunnels and even when idling. Fortunately, airbags and seat belts have not failed as a result of the stalling, but the stalling itself…
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How to Prepare Your Motorcycle for Winter Storage

Well, it’s just about that time of year again. The weather is turning chilly, and for those of us who don’t have an innate resistance to cold, it’s time to hang up our leathers for the season. This also means it’s time to put our motorcycles away until riding weather becomes more pleasant sometime in March. But how will you be storing your motorcycle over the winter? Here are some tips and tricks that riders both new and old may find handy when it comes time to start riding again in the spring. Tips to Prepare Your Motorcycle for Winter Storage Location– Finding a good place to store your motorcycle during the offseason is essential. If you leave it outside, you risk the bike getting damaged by the elements, or worse yet, the bike being stolen. A bike sitting outside, in the same place, for months can be an invitation…
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