The next generation Chevrolet Malibu debuts in the 2013 model year

The next generation Malibu moves to GM Epsilon II platform and debuts in the 2013 model year. The new Malibu will become a global vehicle, replacing both the North American Malibu and GM Korea vehicles previously sold around the world.

Car Rental Safety Driving: Driving in fog

Fog is a thin layer of cloud resting on the ground. Fog can reduce visibility for drivers, resulting in difficult driving conditions. The best thing to do is to avoid driving in fog.

Car Rental Safety Driving: Driving in bad weather and special conditions

Glare is dazzling light that makes it hard for you to see and be aware what others around you are doing. It can be a problem on both sunny and overcast days, depending on the angle of the sun’s rays and your surroundings.

Car Rental Safety Driving: Driving at night – highbeam and lowbeam

Modern headlights are electrically operated, positioned in pairs, one or two on each side of the front of a vehicle. A headlamp system is required to produce a low and a high beam, which may be achieved either by an individual lamp for each function or by a single multifunction lamp.

Car Rental Safety Driving: From the headlights history

The earliest headlamps were fuelled by acetylene or oil and were introduced in the late 1880s. Acetylene lamps were popular because the flame was resistant to wind and rain.

Car Rental Safety Driving: Driving at night – Headlights

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of all traffic-related fatalities occur in the dark, despite only 25% of traffic travelling during darkness.

GMC Pickups 101: What’s in a Name? Translating the ½-tons and 2500s of the Sierra Pickup

Editor’s Note: For more than 100 years, GMC pickups have hauled the loads that have helped keep North America running. They’ve come in different shapes and sizes and with names that denote their capabilities. What do all those names and numbers mean? This first in an occasional series of “GMC Pickups 101” features explains the […]

Ford Begins Real-World Testing of Future Car-to-Car and Car-to-Infrastructure Communication Technologies

AACHEN, Germany, Aug. 6, 2012 – Ford Motor Company today begins real-world testing of future technologies as part of a research programme aimed at advancing car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication on European roads.

Car Rental Safety Driving: Driving the Speed Limit

Obey the maximum speed limit posted on signs along our roads and highways, but always drive at a speed that will let you stop safely. As a general rule, drive at the same speed as traffic around you without going over the speed limit.

Car Rental Safety Driving: Always Check Your Blind Spot

When driving, keep your eyes constantly moving, scanning the road ahead and to the side. Check your mirrors every five seconds or so. When using mirrors there is an area on each side of your vehicle where you cannot see. You may not see people or vehicles when they are in these spots.