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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 >>
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 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 >>
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 >>
Friday, June 30, 2017 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 >>
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 >>
Friday, May 5, 2017 Every season poses its unique problems and inconveniences. Fall delivers leaves and debris; winter brings snow and ice; and summer carries heat and humidity. One of the peskiest seasons for car owners is spring, which coats your car with tree pollen. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Even people who love winter do not enjoy one of the season’s most unpopular jobs: clearing snow and ice off their cars. The good news is that the job can be made easier by following a few simple tips. They include: Turning on your front and rear defrosters as soon as you start clearing. READ MORE >>
Monday, January 16, 2017 In this compilation of posts, we will look at what is black ice and discuss the dangers of black ice, including how to spot it, how to drive on it and how to know where it’s most likely to form. What is black ice and how is it formed? READ MORE >>