2 years ago ·
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1. Before beginning a long drive, always get enough sleep and eat a snack or meal. Highly caffeinated beverages are not necessarily the best way to stay awake while driving. While initially you will feel more alert, the effects can recede with time, and your attention may wander although you remain awake.
2. Pull over and take breaks every couple of hours, even if you don’t feel sleepy. Grab a snack, get some fresh air and stretch your legs by walking around. If you need to, take a quick nap.
3. If you can, share the driving responsibilities with someone else. This will allow you to keep an eye on each other while driving and also enable you to nap without losing time. If you’re driving alone, turn on the radio or put on some music, and keep your window cracked open. You may want to refrain from using your cruise control if you’re driving alone at night — having to concentrate on maintaining your speed can help you stay awake.
4. If you do have to pull over, move your vehicle off the road. Never park on the shoulder or in the breakdown lane for any reason except an emergency.
5. Know the laws along your route concerning cell phone use while driving. While it may be legal in one place, it may be illegal in another, and ignorance is not typically an acceptable excuse for a violation. Here’s a handy chart of cell phone laws by country and U.S. state (keep in mind that this information can change at any time). However, even if it’s legal to talk on a cell phone where you’re going, it’s usually safest to use a hands-free device.
2 years ago ·
by Admin ·
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As SUVs have grown more comfortable and more efficient over the years, families and car shoppers in general have demonstrated an increasing preference for the elevated driving position, superior cargo versatility and higher profile of SUVs. Each of our 12 Best Family Cars of 2017 offers a unique but similarly compelling combination of safety, value, versatility, amenities, comfort and drivability. Whether it’s the sliding doors and cavernous interior of a minivan or the high-riding nature and available all-wheel drive of an SUV, each of these vehicles is simply more functional as a family car than a traditional sedan.
All of which isn’t to say a sedan isn’t a great choice for many families. Midsize sedans like the Honda Accord and full-size sedans like the Chevrolet Impala are roomy and comfortable, and typically deliver more features and greater efficiency than similarly priced SUVs. If a sedan meets your needs we definitely encourage you in that direction, and suggest you check out our list of top choices in family sedans.
Similarly, there are plenty of excellent, family-focused luxury SUVs to recommend, but we focus strictly on mainstream brands for this annual collection. Starting prices for the SUVs and minivans below range from about $20,000 to the low $30,000 range, with only the Chevrolet Tahoe exceeding a $40,000 starting price.
For a look at the qualities and characteristics we considered when naming this year’s family favorites, keep reading. But let’s start with what you came for, the 12 Best Family Cars of 2017.
2 years ago ·
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The New Jersey Lemon Law is a powerful state law which permits the consumer of a defective car to obtain a full refund of the purchase price, or new car replacement should the manufacturer fail to repair a nonconformity (defect or condition which substantially impairs the use, value of safety) within a reasonable number of attempts as defined in the lemon law. The New Jersey lemon law act further provides for payment of all legal fees and costs by the manufacturer should the consumer prevail under the act.
If you are aggravated enough to be reading this you may have a lemon and may be entitled to a settlement under the lemon law and/or federal warranty act. Our firm has represented thousands of consumers throughout New Jersey and we have been successful in obtaining lemon law and breach of warranty relief for many clients. Please call us at 1-800-MY-LEMON
(1-800-695-3666) to learn more about your rights, and how we can assist you in your lemon law and/or breach of warranty claim, or complete our free case evaluation.. There’s no fee or cost to you for our service.
What if I Start having Problems After the NJ Lemon Law year/mileage limitation?
You may still be entitled to compensation. There are other laws which govern warranties which may be used to assist you, including Federal Warranty Act, also known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the Uniform Commercial Code. David J. Gorberg & Associates currently represents a great number of individuals whose vehicles did not start having problems during the lemon law year/mileage limitation.
Getting Your Vehicle Fixed
Always report defects directly to the manufacturer or the dealer as soon as you discover them. One of the best favors you can do for yourself is to keep good records of your interaction with the dealership or manufacturer and keep all of your receipts. Always get a dated and detailed print out when you take the vehicle in to get it fixed. It should include any charges for parts and labor, a general description of the problem, the odometer reading at the time you brought the vehicle in for repair and also when you pick up the car, as well as a list of all work performed. It should also state the date the vehicle was brought in for repair and the date you picked up the car. Insist on receiving these statements (it’s your right under the law). Store them somewhere safe.
Most manufacturers’ warranties cover repairs for at least the first year after it is delivered or during the first 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. If your warranty ends and you still need repairs, you probably have to pay for them. However, you may be able to recover these costs if your vehicle is later proven to be a lemon. This is why it is so important to keep your receipts when you go in for repairs. For leased vehicles, the leasing contract will indicate who is responsible for such repair costs.
Number of Repair Attempts
The New Jersey Lemon Law permits the manufacturer, though it’s authorized dealer a reasonable number of attempts, during the lemon law period, to repair a nonconformity.
4 years ago ·
by Admin ·
U.S. automakers are lobbying President Donald Trump and Congress to roll back rules that cut auto pollution and deliver better gas mileage, putting short-term profits ahead of long-term competitive interests. They’ve driven their gas hogs down this pot-holed road before. It led to their near-death experience less than a decade ago. But Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler are not just jeopardizing their industry and the environment. The weaker rules they seek will increase our oil dependence, give China’s burgeoning clean-car industry an advantage in the race to dominate the global auto market, and cost consumers billions at the pump.
If they succeed, so much for Trump’s promises to cut the trade deficit, revive American manufacturing, and help middle-income workers.When President Barack Obama worked with automakers and California officials to set us on course to a 2025 new-car fleet averaging better than 50 miles per gallon, the United States took the biggest single step of any nation to cut oil use and fight global warming. In January, after exhaustive analysis, the Environmental Protection Agency found that so much affordable gas-saving technology exists that.