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Sunday, January 21, 2018 Thinking about shopping for a new car? Then you’ll want to check out what vehicles are considered the safest to buy. From small cars and sedans to SUVs and large luxury vehicles, you’ll find 62 of the 2018 models deemed safe by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). READ MORE >>
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Ruts are a common winter annoyance. When drivers get stuck on snowy roads, their wheels spin deep down into the snow pack, leaving the streets scattered with deep divots for the rest of us to navigate around. You’re likely to find ruts on less-traveled roads or side streets – especially near hills and curves, where drivers are more likely to get stuck. READ MORE >>
Thursday, December 7, 2017 Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather. For more information on winter driving, the association offers the How to Go on Ice and Snow brochure, available through most AAA offices. READ MORE >>
Saturday, October 21, 2017 While the leaves are changing across much of the country, it’s also that time of year when drivers are more likely to encounter deer – especially during their morning and evening commutes. As those bucks are rushing after their does, they rarely check to see if there is oncoming traffic. READ MORE >>
Saturday, October 21, 2017 As fall approaches, drivers everywhere will have a new set of factors to consider as they get behind the wheel. Earlier sunsets mean less visible roads and, depending on where you live, a change in weather could result in more rain or snow. These are just a few conditions drivers can expect as the season changes. READ MORE >>
Friday, September 29, 2017 Autumn is fraught with driving hazards, so know the risks and prepare Fall driving can be unpredictable because of weather changes, the end of daylight saving time and the start of school. These guidelines can help keep you, and others, safe while on the road. READ MORE >>
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 >>