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Items you should always have in your car.

Items You Should ALWAYS Have in Your Car

Before getting on the road, make sure you’re prepared for the worst by having the proper equipment stored in your car. The following list goes over items every driver should have in their vehicle:   Tire Changing Supplies The first thing on our list is actually a collection of items – a spare tire, tire […]

Vehicle Maintenance Checklist: Know when to do what. *clipboard graphic*

Avoid the Five Most Common Driving Errors

#1: Incorrect Speed To avoid speeding, always know the speed limit, regularly check the speedometer, and allow enough time to reach your destination. Assess the driving conditions and adjust your vehicle speed accordingly. If a vehicle is following closely behind you, slow down to encourage them to pass rather than speeding up.   #2: Violating […]

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Making the Proper Adjustments Inside the Vehicle

Before you put the car in drive, do you have a list of things you check inside your vehicle to ensure safety? There’s a lot to think about when you get behind the wheel, but here are a few things you should check before you hit the road.   Close and lock all doors. Locked […]

Lane Changing – It’s More Than Just Using Your Blinker

Lane changing is an important part of the driving process. Most likely, you will not be staying in one lane the entire time you’re driving to your destination. Knowing the proper way to change lanes can help prevent car collisions. Follow these steps to ensure the lane change process is safe and effective.   Scan […]

dangers of speeding: reconsider the need to speed

Dangers of Speeding: Reconsidering the Need to Speed

Going over the posted speed limit is a leading factor in fatal car crashes. In fact, for every 10 miles per hour over 50 mph, the risk of death in a traffic collision is doubled. This alarming statistic is exactly why drivers need to reassess their situation when considering speeding. Listed below are some common […]

The Dangers of Driving While Sleep Deprived

Do you frequently go on long driving trips? During these drives, be aware of the onset of fatigue, drowsiness, or just plain boredom— here’s how you can identify the warning signs and put some preventative measures in action.   Dangers Fatigue lessens your capability to perform tasks, such as driving. This is because senses are […]

Stop Dreading Parallel Parking

Parallel parking is viewed as one of the most difficult ways to park a vehicle, especially for new drivers. The following step-by-step guide will help you be able to properly and confidently park your car alongside curbs, even on the busiest of streets.    Select a parking space that’s roughly five feet longer than your […]

Recap of National Teen Driver Safety Week

Last week was National Teen Driver Safety Week, which aims to raise awareness and seek solutions for preventable teen deaths and injuries on the road. With motor vehicle crashes being the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, we understand the importance of educating people about statistics and providing tips for developing […]

What to Do If You’re Involved in a Minor Car Crash

You’ve been in a minor crash. This can be a scary and stressful situation. Your mind is going in a million directions and you’re wondering what to do next. Here are some things to consider if you’re involved in a minor car crash:   Pull Over. If possible, safely pull over to the side of […]

Slow Down, Construction Ahead

There are only two seasons in the Midwest – winter and road construction. There will be plenty of roadway repair projects this fall, so here’s what you need to know to safely reach your destination when road repairs and construction are taking place.   Limit Distractions. It is important to note that you need to […]

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