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Feel Less Stressed by Teaching These Safe Driving Tips for Teens

Feel Less Stressed by Teaching These Safe Driving Tips for Teens

When teens reach the age where they’re able to begin driving, parents are bound to worry about their teen’s safety on the road. As they say, the best offense is a good defense, so it’s a good idea to teach your teen safe driving habits while they’re learning how to drive. Here are a few that we recommend. Eliminate distractions: Distractions come in various shapes and sizes: smartphones, loud music, snacks, and so on. When teaching your teen how to…

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Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips for Drivers

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips for Drivers

If you have kids, you know how much they look forward to Halloween each year. What can be more fun than dressing up in a costume and walking through the neighborhood getting candy? If you will be doing any driving on Halloween night, we have a few trick-or-treating safety tips to keep in mind. When driving through neighborhoods, drive slowly and cautiously. Children are excited and can act unpredictably. Take extra time at intersections looking for kids trying to cross…

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Bicycle Safety Rules to Follow This Summer

Bicycle Safety Rules to Follow This Summer

No matter how some drivers resent it, summer is the time of bicyclists. Even if you have a car, you may want to take your bike out for a ride periodically, or even switch over to bicycle transport entirely. If you’re going to be on your bike a lot this summer, follow these bicycle safety rules to keep yourself and others safe. Before you go out on your bike, check it for mechanical problems. Underinflated tires, faulty brakes, and tangled…

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Easy-to-Follow Tips on Saving Gas

Easy-to-Follow Tips on Saving Gas

After a long, blissful period of gas prices consistently below two dollars, they’re starting to go back up again. It’s a shame, but there are ways we can conserve fuel without going back to the bank-breaking fill-ups of yesteryear. Here are some quick tips on saving gas as prices shoot up this summer. First of all, slow down. That’s really the easiest way to save gas. Cars get their best mileage around 60 mph, which is part of why we…

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Top Five Best Road Trip Apps

Top Five Best Road Trip Apps

Thinking about taking a road trip anytime soon? While it’s always nice to leave the technology behind, these great road trip apps can really enhance your experience! # 1 – Waze If you don’t have Waze by now, you are really missing out. Crowd-sourcing traffic info is simply brilliant. You won’t find more up-to-date traffic data anywhere. Plus, you can ask other Waze users about attractions as you come into a new area. # 2 – TollSmart Planning on traveling…

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How to Eat Well on a Road Trip

How to Eat Well on a Road Trip

Staying away from fast food when you’re on a road trip can be seriously difficult, and if you have dietary restrictions like food allergies, it’s even worse. Is it even possible to eat well on a road trip? We have some tips for you to stay healthy. Tip #1: Bring your own meals, as many as you can. Get a cooler and bring fresh fruit with you, maybe a veggie tray, sandwiches, granola bars, nuts, and other healthy snacks. Eat…

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Simple Ways to Improve Fuel Efficiency

Simple Ways to Improve Fuel Efficiency

In today’s world, drivers are always looking for ways to obtain a better fuel economy. However, you don’t need a fancy hybrid car to accomplish this goal. Here are some simple ways to improve fuel efficiency. Don’t Slam on the Accelerator or Brakes When you suddenly stop or start your car, you are also decreasing your fuel efficiency. In order to avoid higher prices at the pump, be sure to accelerate and coast at a more manageable rate. Drive the…

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Tips to Help Maintain Coolant System

Tips to Help Maintain Coolant System

For a long time, Porsche and Volkswagen vehicles were unique for being air-cooled. These days, these machines are liquid-cooled. The way it works is that the heat from your engine passes into the fluid and then the fluid passes through your radiator where it is cooled and heads back to your engine to absorb more heat. The coolant system on your vehicle is a vital system so it is always a good idea to make sure it is healthy. How…

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