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5 Tips for Driving in the Snow

Perhaps one of the best tips for driving in the snow may be the suggestion to not go out at all. On a wintry day with the snow softly falling, you might decide to opt to snuggle up in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate in hand. If you’re not used to driving in the snow and can stay home during that snowstorm, take the safe option. However, if you must go out and you see heavy snow blanketing the roads, use these tips to arrive safely to your destination.

How to Drive Safely—Even in Cities (and With the Worst Drivers)

Increasingly congested cities, longer commute times and shorter tempers make driving in cities a challenge. Perhaps you have felt the frustration of trying to navigate an unfamiliar downtown area in heavy traffic. Add to that damaged infrastructure, and drivers that are careless or violate traffic laws, and you have situations that try the patience of even the calmest person.

What to do if You Get an Out-of-State Traffic Ticket

You’re on a road trip in another state. You’re trying to figure out what the GPS on your phone is telling you. Should you turn right at this traffic light, or should you wait and turn onto the next street? And then you’re saying to yourself, “Wait a minute! Was that a red light?” A minute later you hear the sirens. Oh no! Yep—you got a traffic ticket—and you were far from home. What should you do when you get an out-of-state traffic ticket?

How to Get Points Removed From Your Driving Record

The dreaded moment! You hear the sirens. Red and blue lights flash in rotation. In the rearview mirror, you see the police vehicle. You have unintentionally broken a traffic law, and now the officer will come over to your vehicle to explain your traffic violation. You know that receiving a ticket means that you’ll get points on your license. However, you may be wondering what that means and how you can get those points removed.

How to Share the Road With Emergency Vehicles

You’re calmly driving down the highway on your way to work, thinking about your plans for the weekend, and wondering why your dog didn’t want to eat breakfast today—basically a typical morning. And then you hear it. The sirens. After a quick glimpse at your speedometer (don’t worry, you’re within the speed limit), you realize the sirens aren’t for you. It’s an ambulance, and you can see in the rearview mirror that the flashing lights are coming up behind you. What should you do?

4 Ways to Make Your Trip to the DMV Less Excruciating

Just the thought of going to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office (different states have different names for this office) can make you cringe. How long will the lines be? How many hours will you be there—fidgeting on those uncomfortable chairs? Will you wait a long time, only to be told that you do not have the necessary documents? Here are four ways to make your trip to the DMV Less Excruciating.

Should you buy, lease, or use a car subscription?

You need to have a vehicle, but you’re hesitant about buying one and getting into debt. You might have heard that leasing can be a better deal. And some friends have told you how easy car subscriptions are. You just sign up and the car is delivered to your door! So you may be asking yourself which is better for you: Should you buy, lease, or use a car subscription?

What You Need to Know about Coronavirus or COVID-19

You can’t escape the news—a virus is spreading throughout the world, and it is spreading fast. Various internet sites are constantly refreshing the statistics. It seems that every media source is bombarding you as the situation develops. More cases. And yes, more people are dying! Does this have anything to do with you? Is it just media hype? After all, don’t they say that most of the cases are mild? Here is what you need to know about coronavirus or COVID-19.

How to Detail a Vehicle That You are Trying to Sell

You want to sell your vehicle, and you want to sell it fast . . . for a good price. When people see the vehicle for the first time you want their eyes to pop out, you want them to fall in love immediately and say, "I need to have this vehicle!" How can you do that? What work needs to be done on your vehicle—and what should you avoid doing?

Understanding the Change to "Real ID" compliant licenses

You’ve probably already heard about Real-ID compliant licenses, but you might have more questions than answers. Now is the time to get the answers to your questions! Real-ID compliant licenses, already in effect in many states throughout the United States, will be mandatory by October 1, 2020.

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