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Avoid These Driving-Related Infractions to Keep Your Insurance Down

If you're running late to your scheduled maintenance appointment, try to resist the urge to speed up. Minor infractions, such as speeding and reckless driving, shouldn't be glossed over because they're less dangerous than more extreme violations. These small penalties can still wreak havoc on your insurance, causing you to pay up to 21 percent more on your insurance as a result.  According to The Columbus Dispatch ... read more

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9 Ways to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly

Hybrid and electric cars aren't for everyone. For one, it's expensive, and not everyone is ready or even able to switch over to battery power. Luckily, you don't need the latest Tesla to cut down on your car's carbon footprint. Here are nine proven ways to make your car more eco-friendly, regardless of make, model, or year. Fill Under-inflated Tires When was the last time you checked your tire pressure? Under-inflated tires don't roll as efficiently as fully inflated ones, so your engine has to work harder to get them moving. That mean ... read more

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8 Signs Your Car Has Pothole Damage

A pothole can be your car’s worst enemy. These holes or pits on a road’s surface can seriously damage a vehicle’s ride control system. If you do drive over a pothole, have your car’s shocks or struts checked to make sure they aren’t damaged. Shocks and struts control how vehicles ride and handle. The shock absorbers or struts act as a cushion to dampen the bouncing action of a car’s springs. The springs absorb the road bumps; without them, the vehicle would continually bounce and bound down the road, making driving extremely difficult. Shocks and struts a ... read more

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New Year, New You, Used Car - Tips on Buying a Used Car in the New Year

For many people, buying a used car as a woman once ranked right up there with a dentist visit.  However, today times have changed, and the process of buying a used car doesn't have to be as horrific as it used to be.  Today, women are informed consumers who hold the family purse-strings and have armed themselves with all the available information to make a used car purchase experience far less stressful.  Today, we're going to bring you our top tips on buying a used car in the new year, but if you're looking for one big take-away, it is this: Do your homework!  ... read more

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As Temperatures Drop, Check Tire Pressure More Often

You may notice when the weather turns colder, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light on your dashboard lights up more frequently. The Car Care Council recommends checking your tire pressure regularly during the winter to help keep the TPMS light off and your vehicle safe. “It’s typical at this time of year for motorists to get TPMS warnings and then get worried about their tires,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Often drivers will see this in the morning when it’s coldest. If the temperature warms, the light could turn off but it ... read more

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