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Back To School Car Essentials
The end of summer signifies a lot of things: the approach of fall, football season and the new school year, to name a few. Whether you’re preparing your car for the extra commute to school and extracurricular activities or your student’s car for their first year on the road or the drive to college, here […]
Summertime Driving Dangers & Tips
You might think an icy winter would be the worst time of year for auto accidents, but you’d be wrong. Summer is actually when vehicle accidents increase in number, sometimes drastically. There are a few likely reasons for the increase: Busy roadways – People are more active in the warmer months. After all, there’s a […]
How to Quickly Defog and Defrost Your Car’s Windows
Are you ever driving along then the windows in your vehicle fog up freaky fast? It has happened to all of us! Here are some science-based tips to quickly defog & defrost your windows. No more pulling over to fight for visibility. Turn your heater on high.You want to absorb as much of the excess […]
What are the Car Camping Essentials Needed for Camping in my Car?
Since June is National Camping Month, we wanted to share some fun tips for an activity everyone can enjoy! Camping is something that can be done just about anywhere and by all ages! Have you ever thought about camping in your car? It can be done! Start your trip with a full tank of gas, […]
Is My Vehicle a Total Loss?
What Does Total Loss Mean? When something is deemed a total loss it means the paying party has decided not to repair the vehicle. Typically, a vehicle is declared a total loss when the cost of the auto body shop repairs would exceed the actual value of the vehicle. States and insurers vary with their […]
What Should I Do If My Car’s Been Damaged by Hail?
How Do I Know If I Have Hail Damage on My Car? Weather is oftentimes unpredictable and hail can show up out of nowhere. Frozen precipitation falls and it can come down at varying speeds, shapes, and sizes which in turn can create unique damage on an uncovered vehicle. When the hail is over and […]
Why Do Car Seats Expire?
Materials used to produce car seats will deteriorate over time, jeopardizing the safety and integrity of the product. When the plastic shell starts to deteriorate it becomes more brittle. This could create a situation where the car seat doesn’t hold up the way it should in an accident, which defeats its purpose. Even the metal […]
How Often Should You Wash Your Car?
Deciding how often you should wash your car is dependent upon a lot of factors including the time of year, where you live, how often you drive, and so on. For instance, if it’s the dead of winter and you live somewhere with heavy amounts of snow, you’ll need to wash it more often than […]
How To Prevent Distracted Driving
When you get behind the wheel, your focus needs to be on arriving at your destination safely. Nothing else. Shifting or diverting your focus to other tasks while driving can put you and everyone with whom you share the road at risk. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent distracted driving. When we say “distracted […]
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