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Is your family car a death trap?

Our auto expert, Steve Strope, is one of the biggest names in the Hot Rod industry. But he's not just about flash and fast - Steve is very safety-conscious, especially when it comes to keeping your family protected.

"Safety is really important, whether it be for an errand or a long trip," says Strope.

Here are some of the safety tips he practices with his own family:

  • Remove all hard or blunt objects in the car with you. These items
    become missiles that fly around the inside of the vehicle if you collide
    with something.  If you do have heavy items in the car, keep them in
    the trunk or safely secured while driving.
  • If you are bringing a child-seat into the vehicle, remove the headrest
    on the seat and put it in the garage. Those spiked tongs are a hazard!
  • Make sure when you stop to get gas, you also wash the headlights. You
    can use the window-washing squeegee the station supplies. Dirty
    headlights keep them from doing their job.

If you have a question or comment for Steve, please submit it below.

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