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Protecting Your Car Against Hail Damage

Hailstones are a form of precipitation made up of solid ice. A hailstorm can strike anywhere and often accompanies thunderstorms. During a hailstorm, hail can impair visibility and completely cover the roads, creating icy driving conditions. Hail causes significant damage to buildings, vehicles, and crops. It can be deadly to people, pets, and livestock. The…

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Preventing Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a danger to everyone on the road. The University of Minnesota produced a study revealing that talking on the phone while behind the wheel impairs one’s ability to drive even more so than driving intoxicated. Texting is just as dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warns that sending or reading text…

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Driving Safely With Pets

Whether it is a trip to the vet, a short drive to the park, or a family road trip, you will inevitably need to hop in the car with your pet. Just like any other passenger, pets need to be properly secured for the safety of both the animal and other passengers. To keep all…

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Safe Vehicles for Teens

Parents of teenagers want their young drivers in a safe and reliable car. However, for many families, purchasing a new Top Safety Pick¬†vehicle is not in the budget. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), and Consumer Reports (CR) published a list of affordable, safe, and reliable used vehicles. Their…

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Essential Items to Keep in Your Car

It is important to be prepared no matter what happens on the road. You’ll never know when an emergency will arise. Do an inventory of your car’s emergency kit before hitting the open road! Tire Pressure Gauge Keep a tire pressure gauge handy and check your tires often. Routine checks can extend the life of…

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