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The “Polar Vortex” buzzwords are making headlines this week as temps plunge across the country. Winter’s always tough on cars, and among the parts most susceptible to cold is your battery. Don’t wind up stuck with a flat battery in the shivering cold. Here are a few tips to help winterize your car battery. Replace it if […]
As many of us head off for the upcoming holidays, winter storms could bring dicey conditions on the roads. Know how to drive properly in the snow to keep yourself, your passengers and fellow drivers safe. Winter Driving Tips 1. Drive Slowly This seems like the most obvious of safety tips but it is one […]
We know, we know, you’re a great driver. You almost never get pulled over for speeding, right? Well, guess what – speeding isn’t the only reason why you might be pulled over by the cops. Here are 5 of the most common non-moving violations to watch out for. 1. Your Future’s So Bright Your car […]
Whether you live in Boston, where wellie boots are your constant companion, or reside somewhere where rain is less expected, most of us will have to drive in the rain many times in our lives. 23% of vehicle crashes each year are weather-related. Of those crashes, 74% occur on wet pavement and 46% occur during rainfall. […]
Your car’s tires are among the most expensive vehicle-maintenance items you’ll have to cover. Tires are also among the most important safety features. Most of us would never dream of sliding behind the wheel without buckling our seat belts. And in many cases, people make buying decisions based on the availability of front- and side-impact […]
A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Car Insurance Insurance is an anomaly among commodities; it’s one purchase that we hope we never have to use. But car insurance is a mandated purchase almost everywhere, and with good reason; if your vehicle were to be stolen, vandalized or in an accident, you could be at risk for […]
“I can’t believe you’d loan me your car without telling me it had a blind spot. I could’ve been killed!” – Biff Tannen, Back to the Future Perhaps the fact that all cars have blind spots is news to some, but it shouldn’t be to you. We all have blind spots due to an area […]
Inclement weather may bring obstructions on the roadway, whether wet leaves, piles of snow, black ice or a rain storm’s shallow puddles that are just deep enough to make your car hydroplane. Knowing how to handle your car in the event of an unexpected skid – which can happen in any weather – is imperative. Check […]
Football season is in full swing, and tailgating is on the brain. But this American pastime shares a name with a very aggressive and dangerous driving behavior: following other cars too closely. This is important stuff – apparently aggressive drivers kill two to four times more people than drunk drivers – and if you’re a […]
Most drivers have an inherent understanding of the basic rules of the road. Green means go. Red means stop. Speed limits are there to save lives. But there are some rules that aren’t as obvious. For example, did you know that on highways with more than two lanes the left lane is reserved only for […]
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