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Must Have Car Gadgets for 2014

April 7

There are probably a few things about driving that you don’t like. It might be how much you’re paying for gas, or maybe it’s that you can never remember where you parked your car. Many people are terrified of blind spots. Fortunately, there are some amazing new car gadgets that can help lessen these driving pains.

Keep reading for the scoop on the must-have car gadgets for 2014.
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Guide to Safe Driving in the Rain

March 18

Driving in the rain can be a slippery situation – slick road conditions, poor visibility and possible hydroplaning or skidding. More than 1 million weather-related crashes occur each year – most on wet pavement and nearly half while raining.

Smart drivers know techniques for driving in the rain, avoiding hydroplaning and using the vehicle’s safety features. Here are some tips for driving in wet conditions that you can save for a rainy day.
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Preventing Teen Driving Distractions

March 17

Like oil and water, driving and cell phone use don’t mix – particularly if you’re a teen.

An estimated 421,000 people were injured in vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2012, according to Distraction.gov. For teens, the statistics were even more frightening – 21% of drivers 15-19 years old involved in fatal crashes were distracted by a cell phone. Continue reading

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6 Ways to Save on Car Insurance for Teenagers

March 7

As a parent, you can expect your car insurance premiums to increase once your teen driver gets behind the wheel. In fact, adding a teenage driver to your policy can nearly double your premiums. Aside from encouraging your teenage child to take defensive driver lessons, follow these money-saving tips to cut down the cost of car insurance for teenagers. Continue reading

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10 Used Car Buying Tips to Avoid the Dreaded Lemon

March 5

Shopping for a used car can be daunting. No one wants to mistakenly purchase a “lemon” car, rife with defects that aren’t apparent at first sight. Thankfully, there are many resources and tools that can help you make an educated buying decision. Knowing what to look for can turn buying a used car from intimidating to exciting. Take the guesswork out of car shopping by following these used car buying tips. Continue reading

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8 Helpful Safety Tips for Driving in a Snowstorm

February 5

The first winter storm of the year brought heavy snow, strong winds and record-low temperatures to much of the country. Icy roads were blamed for several deaths and numerous car accidents. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates 168,300 crashes a year occur on snowy or icy pavement. If you absolutely must drive, follow these tips for driving in the snow. Continue reading