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It’s been a long, cold winter across most of the country, but spring is finally going to be here. This is a good time to get your car back into shape after a tough season facing frigid temperatures, snow, ice, and now potholes.    RELATED: Read Potholes - The Car Killer    READ MORE >>

Making the decision on what coverages to carry for your automobile can be daunting. That is why taking a long look at potential situations and how they can impact you financially is key to determining what you coverages you need. Your Sparks Insurance agent can talk you through the following scenarios to help you in this process. READ MORE >>

Whether it’s following a regular maintenance plan or making sure you’re prepared for an emergency, we’ve pulled together five driving and car maintenance resolutions for the New Year. Procrastinating on regular maintenance. If you skimp on basic maintenance, your car can eventually quit or malfunction. READ MORE >>

Hello, it’s me—the faithful friend who ferries you all over town. I know your holiday shopping list is a mile long, but I’m wondering if you could squeeze in a few extras for me? After all, what your car needs in winter is also what you need. READ MORE >>

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 >>

  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 >>

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 >>

  We're all feeling a budget pinch from high fuel prices, and the crunch is making us more tuned-in to gas-saving alternatives. Many people have traded their large vehicles for something that uses less gas, but I need to drive a truck, and I have to pull a trailer, so trading it for a fuel efficient car isn't an option. READ MORE >>

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 >>

Criminals don't take a summer break One of the best ways to save on Auto and Homeowners' insurance is to stay claims-free. Securing your vehicle and house will help prevent theft, save you money along with the hassle of dealing with unexpected property losses this summer. READ MORE >>

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