Vehicle Vibes Radio
Buckle Up Your Pet
Tues. March 23, 2010
On this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio, host Marcia Hansen will talk to Christina Selter keeping your pets safe on the road. Selter is the founder of Bark Buckle UP, an organization that promotes awareness and education for pet travel safety. Learn about the importance of properly restraining your pet and the different restraint options you have, depending on the size of your animal. You wouldn’t drive without a seat belt, so why would you let your pets ride without proper restraints?
Hands-Free Voice Control with Ford SYNC
Tues. March 16, 2010
On this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio, host Marcia Hansen will be speaking with Andrew Sarkisian and Amy Matinac about Ford SYNC, a new technology that allows drivers to operate their MP3 players and Bluetooth-enabled phones. So if you made a pact to avoid distracted driving this year or are just trying to improve your driving habits, tune in to this episode of Vehicle Vibes radio to learn how Ford SYNC can help you keep both hands on the wheel.
Are you a motorcycle junkie? A Harley fan?
Tues. March 9, 2010
On this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio, host Marcia Hansen will be speaking to Leslie Prevish from Harley-Davidson about the joys of owning a bike and ways to keep you safe on the road. Also, tune in to learn more about Harley-Davidson’s annual Daytona Bike Week.
365 Days on the Road
Tues. March 2, 2010
Could you live on the road for a year? On this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio, host Marcia Hansen will be talking to Jane Devin, a writer who is spending 2010 driving around America and blogging about it. Join Marcia as she learns more about Jane’s journey and the experiences she’s encountered in Finding My America. Whether you are planning a road trip soon or are an avid road tripper, this is an episode you definitely don’t want to miss. Visit the Vehicle Vibes blog for more car and driving tips, as well as fun videos and games too.
The History of America’s Rest Stops
Tues. February 23, 2010
Have you ever wondered why all rest stops seem to look the same? Rest stops around America actually reflect a major milestone in the history of America highways. Originally created for safety reasons, rest stops, also known as safety rest areas, have always been associated with America’s highway system. But there is actually a very interesting story behind the history and architecture of America’s rest areas. On this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio, host Marcia Hansen will speak with Joanna Dowling from Rest Area History about the historical and architectural significance of rest areas. After this episode, your road trips will never be the same.
Stop Talking and Disable Your Cell Phone While Driving
Tues. February 16, 2010
Put down your phone! Driving while talking or texting on your cell phone is an extremely dangerous habit. But sometimes it can be difficult to resist the urge to answer your phone while driving when you’re expecting an important phone call. On this episode Vehicle Vibes Radio, host Marcia Hansen will speak with Matt Howard, co-founder and CEO of ZoomSafer, a company that recently launched a new software that will disable your phone while you’re driving. If you’re addicted to your phone, this is definitely a show you won’t want to miss!
Internet for Your Car
Tues. February 2, 2010
The next time you embark on a road trip, you no longer have to pack a bag full of activities to keep your children entertained. With the latest advancements in technology, you can now get Internet in your car, which means, all your passengers need is a laptop or Wi-Fi enabled device to connect to the Internet in your car. On this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio, host Marcia Hansen will be talking to Christine Williams from Autonet Mobile about how you can put the Internet in your car. But drivers beware, you should never surf the web while driving!
Prevent Distracted Driving
Tues. January 26, 2010
Did you know that traffic fatalities are the leading cause of death among Americans under 33 years old? In 2008, almost 6000 people lost their lives in an accident caused by distracted driving. While traffic accidents may seem inevitable, there are many things you can do to keep yourself safe on the road. Tune in to this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio to learn about Utah’s Zero Fatalities campaign to eliminate traffic fatalities, one driver at a time.
Vacation without the Stress
Tues. January 19, 2010
In this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio, host Marcia Hansen will speak to Kim Orlando, founder of TravelingMom.com, a website dedicated to information and stories about road tripping with your kids. Tune in for some tips and expert advice to make your trips easier — whether you are traveling with or without your kids.
Pledge Against Distracted Driving
Tues. January 12, 2010
In this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio, host Marcia Hansen will speak to Cooper Munroe and Emily McKhann from Mom Sends the MSG about what they’re doing to stop distracted driving. Since the Distracted Driving Summit in October, the two have been working hard to bring mothers together in a grassroots campaign to keep drivers safe on the road. Moms have the power to make a major difference in the distracted driving problem, so tune-in and learn about what you can do to potentially help save a life.
Put Safety First
Tues. January 5, 2010
Are you doing everything you can to protect your child on the road? Most people know how important car seats can be, but what about other safety features that can protect your child on the road? Tune in to Vehicle Vibes Radio and learn about things you can do to keep you child safe with Kim and Safety 1st.
Are you Really a Safe Driver?
Tues. December 29, 2009
You may think you’re a safe driver but small things you do on the road may actually be putting yourself and other drivers in danger. Safe driving lessons are not just for teenagers and it is never too late to brush up on driving techniques. Join Marcia as she talks with Scott Marshall from The Safe Driver blog and learn how to become a better and safer driver.
Empowering Women in the Auto Industry
Tues. December 22, 2009
In this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio, host Marcia Hansen will speak to Lorraine Schultz, founder of the Women’s Automotive Association International, an organization empowering women to become leaders in the auto industry. From owners to salespersons to mechanics, Lorraine discusses how women are inspiring and mentoring other women in this industry once dominated entirely by men.
Tues. December 15, 2009
Are you ready for your next road trip? Summer isn’t the only time for road trips. We’re on the roads quite often during the holidays to visit family and friends. Whether we’re going just over a few blocks, across town, or crossing state lines, it’s important to stay mindful on the roads this holiday season. From dealing with children in the car who may have had a few too many holiday cookies to adult drivers who’ve maybe had a bit too much to drink at the holiday party, driving during the holiday season leaves a lot to be desired. Join Marcia and Beth Feldman, founder of Rolemommy.com and author of See Mom Run, as they chat about Beth’s new book and driving safety.
Pain Pain, Go Away
Tues. December 8, 2009
Have you ever had back pains during or after driving? You’re not alone. Many Americans drive with poor posture and suffer through pains and strains because their seats are not positioned properly. Join Marcia as she talks with Dr. Sylvia Kim from Chiro One Wellness to learn more about how you can drive with a healthy posture and less stress and back strain.
Getting Roadside Services
Tues. December 1, 2009
Because of some technical difficulties, we rescheduled this Vehicle Vibes Radio show to bring it to you now. Listen in as Marcia talks with Tara Kozlowski, head of strategy and innovation for Allstate Roadside Services about the new iPhone application from Allstate Motor Club. It can be the worst feeling when you’re stranded on the side of the road. But now, as the saying goes, “There’s an app for that.” Tune in to the show to learn more about the new free mobile application from Allstate Motor Club.
Are you ready for winter driving?
Tues. November 24, 2009
With winter fast approaching, it is more important than ever to practice safe driving habits, especially as the driving conditions begin to deteriorate. On Tuesday’s Vehicle Vibes Radio show, Marcia will talk to Sia Bani, Al Alaverdi and Lucas Vandenberg from the Driving Safety Foundation (DSF) about how to keep you safer during inclement driving conditions.
Car Care Tips from the Ladies at Sears Auto
Tues. November 10, 2009
Think you’re too busy to get that oil change and tire rotation? Well, before you skip your regularly scheduled car maintenance, you may want to consider how much time and money you may end up spending if your car needs a major repair in the future. Proper maintenance is key to keeping your car healthy, but many Americans just don’t have time to keep up with everything. That’s why retailers like Sears offer a one-stop shop for all your shopping and automotive needs. On this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio, Marcia Hansen talks with the ladies of Sears Auto about how to live a balanced life while keeping your car healthy.
Women’s Tire Care Tips
Tues. November 3, 2009
Caring for your tires requires more than checking the tire pressure occasionally. Professionals who recommend car care tips will also suggest regular tire rotations and wheel alignment checks as crucial automotive car care to keep you and your car safe on short or long road trips. But if you are like most people, proper tire maintenance can be a huge hassle and slightly overwhelming if you are not familiar with proper tire care. On this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio, Marcia will be talking with Michelin Tires, so tune-in to learn about tire safety and how to keep your car’s tires problem-free as part of complete car care and driving safety.
Smart Shopping Tips for Women Buying Cars: What every woman needs to know
Tues. October 20, 2009
Do you feel overwhelmed when you’re e shopping for a new car? You may not be alone. According to studies, nine out of 10 women say they believe car dealers and repair shops treat them differently because they are women [Car Care Council Survey]. The best way to deal with this is to become an educated consumer. In this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio, Marcia will be talking to Leeanne Shattuck, the co-owner of Women’s Automotive Solutions. Leanne will share important tips about how you can get the best deal when buying a car, without the frustration that comes with haggling.
Automotive Repair Classes for Women: Reclaim your automotive independence
Tues. October 13, 2009
Calling all women – Have you ever wanted to learn how to fix your car without the help of a man? Nothing against the men out there, but there are times when it’s really important that women know how to check things out under the hood and perform some simple auto repairs. In today’s episode, Marcia Hansen, host of Vehicle Vibes Radio, will talk with Lori Johnson from Ladies, Start Your Engines, an automotive repair class that empowers women to perform their own automotive maintenance. So if you’ve ever wanted to learn a few easy car repair tips you can do yourself, be sure and catch this show. Remember: if you’ve got a question for our guest, Lori Johnson, you can call in during the show at 877-545-TIPS. Don’t worry – no question is too silly.
Auto, Travel and Safety-related Issues for Women on the Road
Tues. October 6, 2009
In this episode of Vehicle Vibes Radio, host Marcia Hansen will speak to an exciting guest, Courtney Caldwell, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Road and Travel Magazine. Courtney will talk about how she went from a struggling single parent with a passion for cars to a successful business woman whose magazine has helped educate millions of women about cars.
Teens and Driving Safety: Make Auto Safety Your #1 Priority
Tues. September 29, 2009
Teens on America’s roadways don’t have it easy – there are tons of distractions from friends in the car to friends being accessible 24×7 via texting. Staying safe means staying focused on the road and not letting yourself be distracted by conversations, either face-to-face or online via text messaging. Staying safe while you’re behind the wheel is your number one priority. For moms and dads, that also means getting car seats and younger children strapped in child car safety seats. In this week’s episode, Marcia Hansen, from Vehicle Vibes, will speak to Kathy from the Adams School of Driving and Robert Brasky from Buckle Up Illinois on teens and safe driving, child car safety seats and the new safe teen driving program.
Driving Safety and Car Seat Safety: Keeping teens and children safe on the roads
Tues. September 22, 2009
Are you a safe driver? While you may think you practice safe driving habits, it is always important to brush up and learn more about what you can do to protect yourself from a car accident. In this episode Vehicle Vibes host, Marcia Hansen will speak with Dr. Richard Keller, the Lake County, Illinois Coroner, about safe driving and how to keep your kids safe on the road. Dr. Keller will share his insight into teaching teens safe driving and how to help make sure you are using the right car seat for your toddler.
Succeeding in the Auto Industry, One Car at a Time
Tues. September 15, 2009
In celebration of women in the auto industry, Marcia Hansen, from Vehicle Vibes will be talking to Amy Mattinat of Auto Craftsmen about how she rose from book keeper to business partner at Auto Craftsmen. In this episode, Marcia will also speak to Janet Guthrie, the first woman ever to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500, about her experiences as a female race-car driver.
Car Care and Driving Safety: Making informed decisions
Tues. September 8, 2009
It’s easy to make impulsive decisions especially when it comes to costly car repairs or stressful driving conditions, but making sensible informed decisions is one of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to owning a car. In this week’s episode, Marcia Hansen, from Vehicle Vibes, will speak to Lauren Fix from Car Care and Ross from Speed Secrets to teach you how to care for your car and drive safely in any situation, no matter how stressful!
Women in the Auto Industry: Excelling as entrepreneurs and small business owners
Tues. September 1, 2009
When you step into a car shop, how many women do you usually see? While the automotive field is a male dominated industry, women are increasingly excelling in the industry and opening their own shops. On today’s show, Vehicle Vibes host, Marcia Hansen talks with Jeanne Silver of Butterfield Bodyworks CARSTAR about Jeanne’s knowledge of everything relating to cars: from car care and car repair to what it’s like to own a successful collision repair center. Jeanne will also discuss her role as a strong advocate for women in business.
Auto Maintenance for Women and Driver Safety: Keeping You in the Driver’s Seat
Tues. August 25, 2009
On today’s episode, Marcia Hansen talks with driver instructor Trish Johnson about car maintenance and safe driving tips. Listen along and learn how to stay safe on the road.
Car Accessories for Women: Getting Just the Right Bling
Tues. August 18, 2009
In this episode, Marcia talks with Suzy from CarDecor.com, LIVE from Pamper and Polished, Allstate’s social media event with Chicago social media influencers about getting just the right accessories for your car.