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Keeping Children Safe in the Car
Whether it is going to school, going to the park, or running some errands with a parent, children spend a lot of time in a vehicle every week. And while many adults feel like they are taking all of the necessary precautions to keep the children in their car safe, there may be a few […]
What's the The Difference Between Summer and Winter Tires?
Your car's tires are an essential feature for safe driving. And while they may not attract as much attention or admiration as powerful engines, silky-smooth transmission types, or cutting-edge infotainment systems, modern tires are actually extremely advanced in terms of technology. The advanced design shows up most importantly when you're choosing tires that are […]
Are Second-Hand Tires Dangerous?
Tires are a vital part of your car's daily operation, with their quality and condition having a huge impact on both safety and drivability. But unfortunately, they're also one of the more expensive parts of routine maintenance. Keeping to the correct tire pressure and rotating them at the right intervals can extend their life, but […]
How to Wash Your Car in Winter?
Giving your car a leisurely wash might be a relaxing way to spend a sunny summer afternoon, but it's a much less enjoyable experience in the depths of winter. But unfortunately, it's a chore you can't ignore just because the weather's cold. The grit, salt, and slush of the winter roads is incredibly corrosive, and […]
How to Negotiate a Used Car
Buying a used car can be a tricky business, with some sellers living up to the reputation car dealers have for being slippery negotiators. If you're looking for a good deal on a pre-owned vehicle, follow these brief tips to make sure you come out ahead. - Try to Get the Salesperson to Name the […]
What are the best winter tires for trucks?
There's a lot of advanced technology goes into making a modern vehicle handle well. From all-wheel drive to intelligent traction control, finely tuned suspension to a smoothly shifting transmission, the list goes on. But all that tech is useless if poor quality tires don't provide enough grip on the pavement to allow the engineering […]
What are the Safest Used Cars for Teens?
Driving as a teen provides plenty to worry about, both for the young drivers themselves and for their parents. Insurance costs are often sky high, even for the safest of new drivers, but it's also a fact that inexperienced drivers tend to be at a greater risk of accidents. And of course, a teen […]
Should You Buy a Vehicle with All-Wheel Drive?
AWD drive systems are can be a great addition to any vehicle. They the driver to maintain control of the vehicle while driving over various types of terrain. In order to help you better understand the pros and cons of an AWD drive system, let us take an in-depth look at what a 4WD system […]
Five Important Facts About Car Insurance That No One Ever Tells You
You probably know that insurance companies base their premiums on your driving record, age, and how much you drive. But, today's insurance providers also use a range of other factors to calculate your rates. Here are five of the lesser-known (but just as important) facts that play a role in how insurance companies determine your […]
A Guide to Safe and Successful Car Shopping During Social Distancing
As the COVID-19 pandemic's effects spread across society, the car sales industry hasn't escaped the disruption. Many dealerships are in hibernation, and lockdown rules mean that browsing the showrooms which remain open isn't always a realistic option. But if you need a car for work or daily life, buying a new one isn't something […]