While car manufacturers do conduct safety tests on their cars, there are some things you can do as a driver to make sure that you are safe while driving your vehicle. Things such as avoiding distractions, checking your blind spot when changing lanes, and obeying the speed limit can improve your chances of arriving at your destination without any problems.

In this section you will find tips on how you prevent locking yourself out of your car, use a cell phone safely, and what to do if your car catches on fire.

Tips, Tricks, and Answers

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   Dealing with Car Fires
Most of us are aware of the dangers that occur due to fires in our homes. However, we seldom give thought to the possibility of fire in our vehicles.

   Don't Lock Yourself Out of Your Car
Locking yourself out of your car can be a frustrating experience, and sometimes expensive. Help protect yourself from lockouts by applying the ideas in this tip.

   Passing Traffic Safely
One of the reasons for traffic accidents is improper passing procedures. Here is how you can reduce the likelihood of getting into an accident the next time you try to pass another vehicle.

   Safely Towing a Car
Who hasn't had their car break down at some point in time? Sure you can always hire a tow truck to come and help you out, but why not save the $100 or so, and do the job yourself? Safely towing a car isn't all that difficult as long as you follow a few basic precautions.

   Safely Using a Cell Phone while Driving
Distracted driving causes more accidents than practically anything else in the world, and what is more distracting than the cell phone? If you must talk on the cell phone while driving, then be safe about it. Here's how.

   Securing a Child Seat in a Car
There are so many things that a new parent worries about, but one of the most stress inducing is, believe it or not, securing a child seat in a car. There really is a right way and a wrong way to do this, so make sure that you know which one is which. These simple instructions should help you do exactly that.

   Stay Awake while Driving
While it may be fun to go on road trips, it definitely is not fun to fall asleep while driving. Here are some fun and easy tips to help you stay awake at the wheel.

   Watching Your Car's Warning Lights
Most cars come with several different dials, gauges, and lights to provide information about what your car is doing. In reality, there are only a few different warning lights you need to closely watch.

   Winter Emergency Kit Necessities
It is always better to be prepared for an emergency than to be caught off guard. When putting together a winter emergency kit for your vehicle, it is important to know what to include. Here is how you can choose your winter emergency kit necessities.