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9 Steps You Must Take If You’re in an Accident

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You’ve just been in a car accident, which is a scary situation all around. Even if the adrenaline rushing through your veins has slowed a bit, your mind may be racing and you find it difficult to concentrate. What do you do next? Do you file a claim? Call the police? Check on the other driver? Here are the 9 steps you must take if you’ve been in a car accident: Get off the Road Safely If you can move your car and you aren’t seriously injured: Get yourself and your car off the road as quickly and safely as…

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4 Tire Care Tips Every Driver Needs to Know

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Tires can be expensive! But tires that are in good working order are necessary to keep you safe on the road. They are the only thing between your vehicle and the road, and proper care ensures that your car will handle well in all sorts of road conditions. When you have to invest in new tires, you want to be sure they will last as long as possible so you don’t have to replace them as often. To get the most out of your tires, follow these important care tips: Proper Inflation Proper inflation makes a significant difference in how…

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5 Tips for Staying Safe During a Nighttime Breakdown

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Having car trouble is frustrating, but experiencing a breakdown at night can be dangerous. The dark makes it more difficult for approaching traffic to see you and your vehicle, which can lead to scary conditions while you wait for a tow truck. To keep yourself – and others – safe if you experience a breakdown at night, here are 5 things to remember: Use Your Hazards Your biggest enemy during a nighttime breakdown is the dark. Turning on your hazard lights, as well as your headlights, will help passing vehicles see you as they drive by. The dark makes it…

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4 Winter Car Care Tips to Help You Avoid a Breakdown

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Winter is upon us, with it, winter driving conditions. Dropping temperatures, snow, and ice bring an increase in breakdowns and accidents. In these situations, waiting for a tow truck can be especially scary as any precipitation causes low visibility and slippery roads. Here are some ways you can winterize your vehicle and decrease your chance of a breakdown: Switch to Snow Tires Snow tires are formulated to grip to the road in lower temperatures better than all-season tires. If you are reusing tires from a previous winter season, be sure there is adequate tread to avoid slipping. A simple penny…

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Essential Items for Your Vehicle’s Emergency Kit

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Roadside emergencies happen, often with little warning. Whether you suffer from a flat tire, vehicle breakdown, or weather-related incident, you need to be prepared to handle whatever’s thrown your way. The best way to be prepared is to have an emergency kit always in your vehicle. But what exactly do you need in your car emergency kit? Here are some essential items for your vehicle’s emergency kit: First Aid A First Aid kit is the building block of a great car emergency kit. Not only will it help with any injuries that might happen during a roadside emergency, you’ll always…

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