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Tips for Sharing the Road With Cyclists

26 Jul

The number of cyclists that are hit by motor vehicles each year is astounding. So, as the driver of one of those vehicles, you should definitely be concerned with roadway safety and knowing what it takes to avoid car-versus-bike accidents. If you are mindful in your approach to sharing the road, then there is no […]

The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

16 Jun

Most people realize already that driving under the influence isn’t a good idea, but few actually take the time to analyze why that is. Sure there is a danger of getting caught and getting a ticket, which could potentially do real harm to your life, but there’s also the risk that you’ll hurt yourself or […]

Summer Driving Safety Tips

03 May

A few years back, the Department of Transportation published data showing that summertime is one of the most hazardous times of the year for driving. Shocking, right? Like most people, we would have guessed that winter took the award for most dangerous driving season. Alas, it’s just not the case. The summer sun can get […]

How to Safely Share the Road with Big Trucks

03 Apr

When it comes to sharing the road, many drivers, especially new drivers, have a lot of anxiety about driving with trucks.  While we certainly understand the intimidation of these larger vehicles, it is important to understand that they, too, are just trying to get somewhere safely. When it comes to navigating the roadways and big-rigs, […]

Teenage Driving Safety Tips

07 Mar

For most parents, handing over the keys to new teenage drivers can be a little scary.  But, with the right preparation and education, it doesn’t have to be.  That’s why it’s so important to set certain driving rules and expectations long before your teenager ever gets behind the wheel.  By instilling a few vital keys […]

5 Features of Defensive Driving

06 Feb

Every time you get on the road, you face very different and unique situations that require their own specific courses of action.  This is why it is absolutely essential to practice defensive driving.  With the implementation of five very simple defensive driving tips, you can become a safer driver each and every time you get […]

Driving Courses for Senior Citizens

09 Jan

Although driving may begin to seem like second nature over the course of our lives, it’s a fact that driving is a skill. There is no instinct or talent involved. It is something that must be taught, and once we have learned how to do it (and hopefully, do it well), we should always be […]

DIY Car Maintenance: How to Clean Car Battery Terminals

12 Dec

If you’ve ever gotten in your car, turned the key to start the ignition and nothing happened, chances are pretty good that it was a battery problem.  Maybe you left the lights on and it drained your battery, or maybe there was something more to it, like dirty, greasy, corroded battery terminals. This problem pops […]

DIY Car Maintenance – How to Change Wiper Blades

14 Nov

When you get behind the wheel of your vehicle, and head out on the road, there is nothing more important than good, clear, unobstructed visibility.  Unfortunately, many drivers forget the one maintenance routine that could lead to disastrous consequences should it be neglected and they encounter weather – your windshield wipers. It’s easy to let […]

DIY Car Maintenance – How to Change a Tire

15 Oct

It’s almost inevitable – sooner or later everyone is bound to have a run in with a flat tire.  It happens so often, it’s almost a driver’s right-of-passage.  You’ll just be driving along, listening to the radio on your way to work, and all of a sudden your car pulls to the side, and you […]