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Six Tips for Preventative Maintenance

As the weather cools down and you’re looking forward to the first snow, you may wonder what care your vehicle needs in the winter months. No one wants to be in a disabled car on a snowy road. Just the thought of this winter dilemma is enough to make you shiver! Of course, you also want to avoid expensive repairs, extend the life of your vehicle and even save money at the gas pump. These are all good reasons to make sure your vehicle is in good shape. After all, it’s cheaper to perform basic maintenance than to pay for major repairs. But what maintenance should you do, and when?

How to Handle Being Pulled Over

That dreaded moment has arrived—you see the flashing lights and hear the blaring siren. A police vehicle is signaling that you need to pull over to the side of the road. Your heart races fast, and fear pumps through your body. The same thought goes through your mind over and over: “But I didn’t do anything wrong!” Don’t worry. You can keep calm if you know what to expect and how you should react if you are pulled over.

What To Do If You Are In a Crash

No one expects an automobile crash to happen. However, there is one thing that you can control: how you react in an emergency situation. After a shakeup like a crash, you may not be thinking clearly. This is a stressful situation for everyone involved. That’s why it’s important to understand beforehand what steps you need to take to comply with the law, protect yourself and your passengers, and start working on your insurance claim.

Four Tips for Driving on Wet Leaves

One of the pleasures of driving in the fall is cruising down tree-lined roads and admiring those breathtaking autumn colors. However, for drivers, there are hidden dangers in those multi-colored leaves.

Five Ways to Share the Road Safely

In 2017 nearly 6,000 bicyclists and motorcyclists lost their lives when they collided with vehicles. Also in that year, almost the same number of pedestrians were killed in vehicle collisions. The good news is that each of us can do our share to make the roads safer. So, whether you’re a pedestrian, biker, or the driver of a vehicle, you can take steps to ensure that your trips are as safe as possible for you and for those that share the road with you.

International Car Talk

Terminology about vehicles—and especially car slang—can change drastically from one country to another. However, in the middle of all this wordy confusion, there is one thing we all agree on—it’s fun to hear what people in different countries call items on their vehicles, things on the road or fellow travelers on the highway.

5 Driving Tips for Summer

While the bright blue skies and additional hours of sunlight might make summer seem like the best time to drive, this is actually not the safest time to drive. In fact, some of the most dangerous months are the warmest ones.

Beat the Heat—Prepare Your Car for Summer!

As summer heat and humidity reach their peak, you will want to protect your vehicle. The good news is that you can avoid costly repairs—we'll show you how with this checklist.

Why Should You Ride to Work on June 18th?

Are you tired of getting stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic? Are you concerned about the environment? Or would you just like a good excuse to work off that extra hamburger you ate over Memorial Day weekend? Your chance to take action is coming up fast. June 18 is the national Motorcycle and Scooter Ride to Work Day. On every third Monday of June, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been encouraging riders to hop on their motorcycles and scooters to get to work. And they've been encouraging drivers to do this for 28 years!

June is Tire Safety Month

When was the last time you checked your tires? According to some studies, less than 1 in 5 Americans check their tires regularly. In overlooking this routine matter, many people don’t realize that they’re actually losing money—and putting themselves at risk




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