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How to Tell If You Car has ABS Brakes

ABS brakes and your car rentalWhen you need to stop in a hurry, ABS brakes are one of the automotive industries best innovations. ABS, also known as an anti-lock braking system, helps your vehicle avoid skidding when you apply the brakes. By avoiding the lock of your wheels, and allowing your wheels to maintain interactive traction with the road, ABS brakes are known to improve control while stopping.

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What Causes a Rollover? Tips for Staying Safe in Your SUV Rental

Car Rental Roll OversNo driver ever wants to be in an accident. Although most car or SUV accidents are minor fender benders, rollover accidents can be extremely dangerous. So how can you prevent a rollover accident, and what causes rollovers?

 

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What's the Crumple Zone of my Car Rental?

Crumple Zone of my Car RentalThe last thing you ever want to think about is a car accident. In fact, most people ignore the safety features of rental cars. That is, until you're in an accident; then it's those very safety features that will save your life.

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Sharing the Road With School Buses – Safety Tips to Remember

School Bus AwarenessFor the majority of the year, motorists share the road with those big yellow buses. And, while they may slow down traffic, and seem like a nuisance, it's important to remember that they're carrying precious cargo. There are many safety tips and reminders car rental customers should follow when they encounter a school bus on the road.

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Tunnel Driving Safety Tips

Car Tunnel SafetyDo you want to know the most important rule for driving in tunnels? Simply follow the normal rules of the road. Many locations across North America are filled with short and long tunnels that pass through mountains and under rivers. Although tunnels can be stressful for a first time car rental customer, they don’t need to be.

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How to Parallel Park Like a Pro

Parallel ParkingParallel parking is often one of the most difficult driving skills to master. It takes time, patience, and confidence. Unfortunately, when driving a car rental vehicle in a busy city like New York, Miami, Los Angeles, or Toronto, parallel parking may be your only option, especially when frequenting a busy downtown area.

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Safety Tips for Off-Roading in Your Car Rental

Off Road DrivingWhen most people think of off-roading, they envision an old clunker, covered in mud, flying over hills, and eventually getting stuck. However, off-roading doesn't need to be nearly as messy, dangerous, or costly, especially if you're using a car rental or SUV rental vehicle. In fact, if done correctly, on well-known terrain, off-roading can be safe and fun.

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Do You Suffer From Driver Anxiety?

Driver AnxietyDriving can be a scary experience. In fact, most people (whether they admit it or not) experience a twinge of fear when behind the wheel. This slight feeling of discomfort is perfectly normal; it's nature's way of heightening your response systems so that you are alert and focused when on the roadway.

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Driving Safety for Railway Crossings

Railways Crossing SafetyAlthough accidents involving trains and cars are rare, they are almost always serious. When travelling in your car rental vehicle, you need to not only respect trains, but also railway crossings. Most drivers cross dozens of railways each week without complication, or ever even seeing a train. But that doesn't mean you should forget about them!

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Tips for Driving in a Roundabout

RoundaboutsRoundabouts traditionally were thought of as only a European traffic tool, but in recent years, they've made a renaissance in North America and throughout other parts of the world. Roundabouts are typically used to control the flow of traffic, making otherwise difficult intersections more manageable and safe for drivers… if you know how to drive in one.

 

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