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Loving Our Online Customer Service

What are you doing this Valentine’s Day? Do you have a hot date? Me neither. (I’m married.) Maybe you should check out your tires to see if you need new ones! Hey, what better way to show love than to love yourself enough to make sure you’re safe on the roads. No? It was just a thought. For our part, this Valentine’s Day, we wanted to shine the spotlight of … Continue reading

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What is Black Ice?

The key to driving on black ice is to do the opposite of your initial reaction. Don’t hit the brakes! When we’re driving, and we encounter dangerous situations, our initial reaction is to instantly stop, but in the case of ice, slamming on the brakes will only make the situation worse. Instead, remove your foot from the gas pedal, which will help slow you down as the car glides over … Continue reading

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RightTurn’s Road Trip Destinations Series: West Virginia

Being Ohio’s neighbor, West Virginia was always a state my family drove through to get to someplace else. But when I became an adult and took an east coast road trip with my best friend, we deliberately made a stop in West Virginia and that changed my mind forever. If you think West Virginia is just gas stations and trees, you’re mistaken. The scenery is some of the best you’ll … Continue reading

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How to Make the Ultimate Winter Survival Kit

Don’t be scared by that headline! Putting together the ultimate winter survival kit isn’t all that hard — and it just might save your life. You might be asking yourself “do I need a winter survival kit?” Yes! All drivers need a winter car survival kit. Being stranded isn’t only possible in Alaska. Remember the Atlanta 2014 ice storm? People were stuck in their cars for 12+ hours! image credit … Continue reading

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Gasoline and Winter

The cold can affect just about anything in your daily life, including your gasoline. That’s right, winter blend gas is different than summer blend. But it doesn’t end there. How does the cold affect your fuel economy? And did you ever wonder if using your heat and heated seats used up more gasoline? And does heating up your car before driving actually improve efficiency? Let’s take a look! Winter Vs. … Continue reading

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2017 Detroit Auto Show Highlights

The 2017 North American International Auto Show arrived in Detroit for its annual run from January 8–22. And like every year, it did not disappoint. As usual, replacements, upgrades, and concepts were showcased for the car lover in all of those who attended. New Takes on Old Classics VW Microbus Concept A few old names made the guest list at this year’s Auto Show. Volkswagen has been mum for years … Continue reading

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What Trended in 2016 — A Look Back

2016 was a year that many people can’t wait to forget. And yes, plenty of unfortunate things happened, but there were also some memorable things that kept our interest. But when it comes to trends, especially on the Internet, videos and articles just make the rounds. It seems everyone sees the latest trends. Even my parents asked me what color that dress was and for a moment I was like, … Continue reading

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Best Traffic Apps for iPhone

When it comes to driving apps for your iPhone, you got your usual suspects — Apple Maps and Google Maps. But some of the best traffic apps for iPhone are lesser known apps with unique functionality. Here’s my personal list of the best iOS apps for driving. (If you have an android phone, you’ll have to wait for someone else to write that post — I’m an apple guy to … Continue reading

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Self-Driving Cars: Should You Buy One? Find Out

When it comes to self-driving cars, Tesla has w togged the limelight since launching its Autopilot technology in 2014. But lately there’s been a slew of contenders clamoring to get their self-driving cars on the road. How do self-driving cars work? In a nutshell, they use cameras, GPS, a slew of laser or radar sensors, and an onboard computer to create a computerized view of its surroundings. There aren’t any production … Continue reading

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Preventing Snow Damage

For those of us who are starting to experience true winter luxuries such as freezing temperatures, snow and ice, preventing snow damage becomes crucial. Let’s look at the ways that snow can damage your car — and what you can do about it. Preventative Winter Maintenance The most cost-effective and efficient way to prepare your vehicle for winter is to take it to your local dealership. There they can test … Continue reading