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Safety First—5 Best Practices for Safe Driving

Whoever said that there’s safety in numbers surely wasn’t thinking about rush hour traffic. In fact, the best recipe for a safe drive involves few other cars on the road, zero distractions while driving, and the avoidance of dangerous driving habits altogether. Since it’s unlikely that you’ll always drive in light traffic, however, steering clear of hazardous, illegal, and negligent driving behaviors as detailed below is all the more important. … Continue reading

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5 Most Important Dashboard Warning Lights

You’re probably familiar with most of the symbols and dashboard warning lights in your car. Things like the low fuel light or headlight indicator are pretty straightforward. But there are a few vehicle warning lights that are sometimes misunderstood but incredibly important. Here are the most critical dashboard warning symbols you should know. Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light I’m listing this one first because low oil pressure has the potential … 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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Winterizing Your Car: From the Basics to the Advanced

For those of us who are starting to experience true winter luxuries such as freezing temperatures, snow, and ice, winterizing your car, van, or truck becomes even more crucial. We’re presuming that you’re already making sure to get regular oil changes, alignments, etc. We should all be doing that regardless of season. Winterizing Your Car: Preparation Basics First let’s start with the three of the basics. Most of us probably know … Continue reading

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Holiday Travel Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the hap-hap-happiest season of all! But if you’re not five years old, then you you know you have to pay attention to the best holiday travel tips. And there are things to consider whether you’re in a cold region or not. No matter what, the traffic will be heavy and the distances will be great, so please make sure that you are taking … Continue reading

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Are Used Tires Safe? 3 Reasons Why Not

Thinking about buying used tires and asking yourself “are used tires safe?” I personally don’t think so, and here are three reasons why. 1. You don’t know how used tires have been… used. Overinflation, underinflation, excessive loads, harsh cleansers, improper storage — all these things can cause damage to a tire and make it more susceptible to failure. Trouble is, it’s not always possible to tell just by looking at … Continue reading

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Teen Drivers: What is a Good First Car?

I still remember getting my first car. A Buick. A big, sturdy, blue Buick. I loved that car. While you’d think I’d want a “cooler” vehicle (hey, there’s a reason Buick’s latest ad campaign centered around not your father’s Buick), I was perfectly happy with my Century because it was big and sturdy. I felt safe. It was a good first car. Safety and teenagers is an important topic. We … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about Tire Types

If you’re purchasing tires for the first time, the process of choosing different tire types might be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of things to take into consideration like tire sizing, type of driving, and the make and model of your car. Think about it; when it comes to athletic shoes, some people value weight over durability, or tread over looks. So what do you value? … Continue reading

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Snow Tires — 3 Things You Don’t Know about Winter Tires

So it isn’t winter quite yet, but right about now is when you want to start thinking about buying winter tires (AKA snow tires) in preparation for what Mother Nature has in store the next couple months. Winter tires aren’t nearly as popular here in the States as over in Europe, which goes to show how much people don’t know about them. Like the fact that they’re not just for snow, even though many … Continue reading

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Traffic Safety & Driving Safety around the World

Traffic safety and driving safety tips are always worthwhile topics, but they’re definitely having their moment in the sun this week. India: Army man turned poet writes song of driving safety tips. Since retiring from the army, Ishwar Chand Gambhir enjoys writing poetry in his spare time. His latest inspiration? Traffic safety. He’s penned a song hoping to spread awareness of traffic rules and inspire drivers to follow them. Next … Continue reading