Friday, December 19, 2014

Tricks to Defrost your Windshield

Winter season is here again, and for many people, it’s also the season to wake up a few minutes earlier to crank up the heat and get the frost off their car windows. This is a tedious, time consuming task that many people wish they didn’t have to do. Unfortunately, not everyone has a working heater in their car. There are other methods of increasing your windshield visibility during this time of year that doesn’t require a heater. For instance, you can use your windshield wipers to scrape away a thin layer of frost and a rag to wipe up the interior moisture and water droplets. Using a rag to wipe up interior moisture may also prevent your dash from warping. Another way to eliminate thin frost buildup on the interior of your windshield is to use a chamois sponge. These sponges are made from an absorbent fabric and can also be used to clean the frost from your refrigerator or freezer.

Also available to aid in clearing frost from your windshield are portable vehicle defrosters. For less than $50, this accessory plugs into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter and can be placed by any window. It will blow warm, dry air and will help clear up your windshield. If you’re looking for a more cost effective alternative, there are items in your home that can be used to help. Fill a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol and add a few drops of dish soap and spray it directly onto your icy windshield. The ice will be relatively melted after a few minutes, allowing you to brush it aside.

Another preventive measure is to use products that are deicers and ice preventers, which can easily be found in any auto store. These products should be sprayed on the windshield every night in order to have a frost-free morning. We want to make sure you’ve got the best advice when it comes to defrosting your windshield the next time you need to save time and effort. Hopefully you will find these tips useful and handy in the future.


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cam Newton Involved in Car Accident

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a two-vehicle crash in close proximity to the team’s stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Newton was driving the posted speed of 35mph when the driver of another vehicle pulled out in front of him. Since Newton was not at fault in the incident, he will face no charges. The accident left Newton with two fractures in his lower back and he was held overnight at Carolina’s Medical Center for observation and testing.

Due to his injuries, Newton may be unable to play Sunday. If it’s ruled that he cannot play, Derek Anderson is expected to take his place as the team’s starting quarterback. The team was unsure if Newton would remain in Charlotte for his recovery or head to his hometown Atlanta, Georgia with them. Coincidentally, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered the same injury earlier in the season. It was ruled that Romo had to miss one game to recuperate.

Newton was recently named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 226 yards, running 83 and four touchdowns in a win against the Saints on Sunday. On Wednesday, Newton was discharged from the hospital and said to be sore but in good spirits.


If you or someone you know has been injured in a car crash or truck accident and are in need of an accident attorney in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers or any other city in Florida –remember after 911, call 411! 1-800-411-PAIN can put you in touch with an experienced, aggressive network attorney who will fight for your rights and get the maximum compensation you deserve. Don’t forget to follow 411 PAIN on Twitter (@411PAIN), keep up with the conversation at #411PAIN and check out the 411 PAIN event gallery 411painevents.com!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

One of the Worst Driving Distractions on the Road: Your Kids



Drivers tend to do lots of silly things to distract them from the road. From eating food, putting on make-up, talking on the phone to even just jamming out too hard to their radio. However, there seems to be an even bigger unavoidable distraction to parents, their kids! In a study, researchers found that children are twelve times more distracting to drivers. Their data shows that on average parents take their eyes off the roads for a surprisingly three minutes and twenty two seconds during a 16-minute trip.

Distractions vary in their type and frequency when kids are in the car, parents find themselves doing all sort of things like breaking up fights, interacting with their children, looking at them in the rearview mirror, reaching into the back seat to give them food or a drink or simply play to keep fussy babies from crying. We know driving demands a lot of attention and it can be a bit stressful for most but there are solutions. Experts say the first thing to do is set up car rules so the children know what to expect. If they drop something the driver cannot pick it up until the car stops. 

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car crash or truck accident and are in need of an accident attorney in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers or any other city in Florida –remember after 911, call 411! 1-800-411-PAIN can put you in touch with an experienced, aggressive network attorney who will fight for your rights and get the maximum compensation you deserve. Don’t forget to follow 411 PAIN on Twitter (@411PAIN), keep up with the conversation at #411PAIN and check out the 411 PAIN event gallery 411painevents.com!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tips and Techniques for Driving in the Rain

Driving in heavy rain can be extremely dangerous. Rain is blamed for thousands of accidents a year. However, many of these accidents are avoidable. When the road is wet it causes the tires to loose traction, this can lead to skidding off the road and a longer break time. In addition, the rain severely reduces driver visibility. Here are some tips that will help keep you, and those who share the road with you, from becoming another rainy-day accident statistic.

Engine oil and grease accumulate in the roads over time making it extremely slippery when in contact with water and can cause skidding. That’s way you should take extreme precaution on the road when it starts to rain by giving yourself enough room between you and the car in front of you for breaking. Another way to avoid skidding when breaking is to slow down! By reducing your speed the car will need less time to come to a full stop. Another way to practice safe driving in the rain is to turn on your headlights. In Florida by law drivers must turn on their headlights in rain, this allows other drivers to see your headlights and tail lights through the grey skies and pouring rain. It is also important to use your turn signals, while this is important in everyday driving, it is extra important to use them driving in the rain. This is so other drivers know your intentions and brake earlier and with less force than normally and reduce skidding. Taking a few precautions and using wet-weather driving techniques will keep you from ending up sopping wet on the shoulder of the freeway, waiting for a tow truck. Or worse.


If you or someone you know has been injured in a car crash or truck accident and are in need of an accident attorney in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers or any other city in Florida –remember after 911, call 411! 1-800-411-PAIN can put you in touch with an experienced, aggressive network attorney who will fight for your rights and get the maximum compensation you deserve. Don’t forget to follow 411 PAIN on Twitter (@411PAIN), keep up with the conversation at #411PAIN and check out the 411 PAIN event gallery 411painevents.com!