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Driving Tips to Keep Kids Safe on Halloween

If you ask kids what their favorite holidays are, Halloween is almost certain to be on the list. A good number of kids celebrate Halloween by taking to their neighborhoods to trick-or-treat. As a result, if you will be driving on Halloween, there are some tips to employ to keep kids safe.

Above all else, when driving on Halloween when kids are trick-or-treating, slow down. Take extra care and drive at least five miles below the posted speed limit in a residential area. 

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Consider Safety and Cost For Your Teen's First Car

Perkins Motor Plex offers a large selection of pre-owned and used vehicles that are ideal for inexperienced drivers. When buying automobiles for their teens, families should prioritize cost and safety. Compact crossover sport utility vehicles offer great value for such clients who want to save money without sacrificing important features.

A crossover SUV is typically available with an all-wheel drive, which is a type of drivetrain that gets better traction than front-wheel drive.  

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Moving Over Can Save a Life

If you see an emergency vehicle on the shoulder of a highway or other major road, move over if at all possible. This can prevent a collision between your vehicle and an emergency responder. You may also be violating the law if you don't attempt to move into another lane.

As a general rule, you want to keep your focus on the road at all times. Do not attempt to find out why an accident happened or what the police are doing at the scene. Rubbernecking can result in additional accidents or otherwise put yourself and others in danger…

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A Little Knowledge Goes A Long Way

Knowledge can help you in a variety of ways when you get behind the wheel of your vehicle. When towing, for instance, there are a number of do's and don'ts that you should be aware of to make the experience both easier and safer. These can and should be learned and put to use.

Learning the do's and don'ts of towing is a must if you anticipate ever having to pull a boat, trailer, etc. One do to be mindful of is to make sure that all parts of the trailer are functioning properly and are…

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What You Should do When You Encounter a Tow Truck

Sometimes when you are driving along an interstate through the city, you can see a car that has broken down on the side of the highway with a tow truck that has pulled up next to it with its flashers on. Most times, drivers don't know what to do when such situations come up and choose to continue their journey. Most cars will whiz past the truck at a very high speed, not knowing the danger that this action could cause.

However, we recognize that many people driving in the United States are not aware that every state in…

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Get the Amount of Horsepower You Need

Horsepower is the very heart of your engine and provides stabilized traction on long trips. It is also the drive behind your acceleration and is a must-have in sports cars, trucks, and muscle cars. You choose which engine works best for you, but the most common high horsepower engines are the V6 and V8 engines. Your local authorized auto dealer, like Perkins Motor Plex, can help you find just the right horsepower for your dream car.

Most racing cars depend on how much horsepower is packed in their engine to have a good chance of winning their race. 

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