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Friday, September 1, 2017 School carpool season is upon us and the non-profit Car Care Council reminds drivers to make sure their vehicles are kid-safe and road ready with a five-point checklist: 1. Check lights and wipers for visibility. With shorter days and inclement weather ahead, make sure lights and wipers function properly so that you can see and be seen. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 It won’t be long before the weather gets iffy, if that time hasn’t already arrived. Driving safely during the fall months requires more than just cautious driver behavior. Your car also needs some attention. Here are 10 practical tips to help get your car ready for fall. READ MORE >>
Friday, August 18, 2017
Sadly, we can all relate to that dreaded pounding feeling after hitting that one pothole we always try to avoid in our neighborhood. Potholes are car killers.
According to Firestone Auto Care, hitting a pothole can cause expensive damage to your tires, wheel rims and suspension; cause prematu... READ MORE >>
Sunday, August 6, 2017 Because they present more of a risk, auto insurance rates are generally higher for teenage drivers. However, there are some ways you can both protect yourself financially and lower the cost of insuring your teen by doing the following: Understand the Risk READ MORE >>
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 An average of 75 people have died in the U.S. from flash floods each year from 2004-2013, according to the National Weather Service. That's more than double the average death toll from lightning. Percent of flood-related deaths by situation from 1995-2010, excluding Hurricane Katrina flood deaths. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Flash flooding is among the most dangerous roadway hazards a driver can face. However, with the right knowledge, you can keep your car, your family and yourself safe even when one of these events comes to pass. Knowledge is power READ MORE >>
Saturday, July 8, 2017 The heat of summer can make this otherwise beautiful season downright unpleasant. For drivers who don't enjoy intense heat, getting into a car that has been parked in hot weather can feel like being roasted alive. Stay cool and get more out of your summer by using these tips to keep your car cooler when parked: READ MORE >>
Thursday, June 22, 2017 When you think about the costs of owning a car, what do you think of - the gas, maintenance or maybe insurance? Actually, depreciation is often one of the larger expenses of car ownership. According to U.S. News & World Report, new vehicles lose value at an average decline of 15-25 percent each year during the first five years. READ MORE >>
Friday, May 26, 2017 Long daylight hours and better driving conditions may lull drivers into a false sense of safety during summer months, according to a new survey conducted by Michelin for National Tire Safety Week (May 28‒June 3). READ MORE >>
Friday, May 5, 2017 Guides for winterizing your car pop up like clockwork every fall, but no one ever talks about summer preparation. Thinking about some sun-drenched driving? Here's how to make sure you're ready. 1. Get Busy With Your Tires Tires are the single most important part of your car. READ MORE >>