Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

How to manage distractions while behind the wheel. There is growing awareness of texting and driving, but that has not done much to dissuade drivers from indulging. Everyone seems to know it’s dangerous, but few people seem to think it’s dangerous when they do it. It’s not uncommon for drivers – of all ages – to get distracted behind the wheel. From texting to scrolling through social media to fiddling with the GPS or radio, there are endless distractions when you're in the driver's seat. To … [Read more...]

Avoid These Common Mistakes When Buying a New Car

Errors to Avoid When Purchasing a New Vehicle Buying a car is a big decision and it comes at a big cost, but it doesn’t need to be so scary. With the right preparation in place, you can feel confident in your purchase and enjoy that new-car feeling. While the vehicle choices are almost endless and car salesmen are notoriously assertive, finding the right car can be challenging. Skip the feeling of buyer’s remorse by following these few tips! Don’t skip the research. Not looking at what’s … [Read more...]

Tire Care & Maintenance Tips

Tips to Help Your Tires Last These days, motorists are always looking to save money. From cutting back on their mileage to securing all-encompassing auto insurance, there are many ways to protect your ride and save money. Part of this is taking proper care and performing regular maintenance on your tires. In return, they’ll reward you with better gas mileage and improved handling and performance. Can’t wait to get started? Read on. Check and Inflate Tires can lose one PIS (pound per … [Read more...]

Winter is Here: Essential Nighttime Driving Tips

While the festivities may be done and dusted, dark nights are here to stay for a while longer. Many drivers, even experienced ones, don’t feel comfortable driving at night. In fact, many road collisions occur within the house of darkness. From reduced visibility to impaired judgment, driving at night poses unique challenges for those behind the wheel. Even though winter solstice may be behind us now, the dark nights will stay for a while. Check out these useful, and even life-saving, … [Read more...]

Safety Tips for Driving in Heavy Rain

Driving in heavy rain creates unique challenges for all drivers. Here’s how to handle it. It’s just a bit of rain – how much can it really impact your driving? The answer is: a lot! The Road Weather Management Program reports that rain is responsible for approximately 10 percent of all auto accidents and 8 percent of crash fatalities around the country. Even experienced drivers can struggle in heavy rain and wet road conditions. To stay safe, check out these tips. Reduce your speed. If … [Read more...]

Teach Your Teen These Skills Behind the Wheel

Help your teen become a better, more confident driver.   As a parent, you’re responsible for helping your teen get the guidance and training they need when they have their learners permit. While the professional driving instructor will be teaching them the basics and rules of the road, you, as a parent, can help your teen gain confidence behind the wheel. Below are some important skills teens must develop, and how you can help them become a better, safer driver. Inclement … [Read more...]

What They Don’t Teach Kids at Driver’s Ed

Driver's ed is necessary for kids to understand the rules of the road, but they don't teach them everything that would be useful for car ownership. In order for your kids to understand and practice the necessary rules of the road, they need driver's ed to teach them. But as important as driver's ed plays in the driving development of teens all around the nation, it can often miss the mark when it comes to teaching them about basic car information. Teens are involved in around 300,000 car … [Read more...]

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