Driving In Heavy Rain

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Getting stuck driving in heavy rains can be a scary experience. Your car could hydroplane, it’s harder to brake quickly and accidents are much more common. Here are some tips for safe driving in a rainstorm. Turn your headlights on Rain reduces visibility on the road, making it harder to see approaching cars and judge […]

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Why You Actually Need an Oil Change

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If you have no oil in your car’s engine, the metal pieces are rubbing together as you drive, creating friction. Oil lubricates your engine and keeps it from overheating. You can’t run a car without any oil in it. You probably aren’t doing that, since most cars will have oil in them when you buy. […]

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Traffic Circles and Roundabouts

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Modern roundabouts differ vastly from older traffic circles. The older method involved a convergence of roads together in a center; whereas, the modern roundabout features a steady flow to prevent lock up, which was common with older traffic circles. For instance, people entering the traffic circle had the right of way, which caused significant back-up. [...]

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How to Drive in Heavy Rain

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The weather in our area has been less than summer-like and pleasant lately. With the rainstorms that have been coming in, and the knowledge that summer rains will continue to fall, it is incredibly important for you to learn how to drive safely in heavy rain. Not only will it keep you safe while you [...]

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How to Stay Alert When Driving Long Distances

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Driving alone for lengthy periods of time can be very dull and monotonous, leaving you with the possibility of becoming unfocused and diverting your attention away from the road. Losing focus for just one second can result in a crash, particularly when driving in Chicago or around Chicago. Despite the difficulties of driving long distances, [...]

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Tips for Better Parallel Parking

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If you're uneasy about parallel parking, you aren't alone. It's one of the most common reasons people flunk their driving tests, and even those who manage to pass aren't always comfortable with it. If you live in a large city, like Chicago, parallel parking is an essential skill to have. You'll need to learn how [...]

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Sharing the Road with Runners

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Encountering runners on the road is a common occurrence in many communities around the United States. Although fitness is important to people of all ages, these runners can sometimes pose an additional risk to drivers. Drivers, especially new drivers, need to be aware of the dangers posed by runners on the road. Here are a [...]

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When to Get an Oil Change

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You most likely have spent a lot of time picking out the perfect vehicle to buy, and rely on that vehicle to provide you with a convenient method of transportation. In addition, you want a vehicle that is affordable for you to use regularly. Because of all of these important factors, the last thing you [...]

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What to do at Stoplights

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It’s easy to know what to do when you come to a traffic signal that is functioning normally, but what about times where the lights are blinking, it’s not working at all or there is a police officer directing traffic. Those are all situations you will encounter at some point while driving. In less populated [...]

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Spring Car Maintenance

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10 Essential Spring Car Maintenance Tips Road salt, potholes, and cold weather all make winter driving hard on cars. Spring is the perfect time to catch up on some routine car maintenance in preparation for summer road trips. Many of these spring car maintenance tips can be done at home by any car owner. A [...]

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