Sorted by Archive: October, 2015 ( 7 post/s)

  • Don’t Be Spooked by Basic Car Care

    Wednesday 28 October 2015

    While Halloween is a scary time of year, vehicle owners don’t need to be spooked about basic car care. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends motorists follow a preventative vehicle maintenance plan to help take away the fear of unexpected breakdowns and frightening repair costs. “Getting an oil change should never be scary; having wipers replaced should not be horrifying; and asking a professional automotive technician questions should not make someone shake... read more

  • Webbing While Driving

    Wednesday 21 October 2015

    Americans have been listening to the “Don’t Drink and Drive” message since the late Seventies. It’s a lesson deeply rooted into our social consciousness. But an equally dangerous practice is emerging behind the wheel: using the web while driving. In an online survey conducted by State Farm® about one in five people admitted to surfing the Internet while driving. Most of them reported accessing the net when stopped at a stop light or in heavy traffi... read more

  • Lights Out? Check Vehicle Lighting

    Friday 16 October 2015

    Fall is here and its arrival means fewer hours of daylight and upcoming holiday travel. Before hitting the road, it is a wise idea to make sure your vehicle’s lights are in proper working order, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “Lights play a critical role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if you can’t see or be seen,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “From the driver’s seat you may not notic... read more

  • How to Tell if Flood Water Has Damaged Your Car

    Wednesday 14 October 2015

    Following unprecedented rainfall on the Atlantic coast, flooding is taking its toll on car owners. Many in the affected areas have driven through high water that may have damaged their vehicles. Even though your vehicle may not have been flooded or completely covered in water, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends that you follow these guidelines to check for damage due to water intrusion or contamination: • Check interior carpets, upholstery and door and trim panel... read more

  • Watch Out for Animals in the Road

    Tuesday 13 October 2015

    There's so much to think about when driving: surrounding cars, your speed, pedestrians, reckless drivers. It hardly seems fair that we have to worry about animals too. But it's a danger we can't ignore. U.S. drivers are just as likely to have a claim involving a collision with deer, elk or moose than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will have a claim from hitting one of those animals is 1 out of 169, the same as i... read more

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