Category Archives: Safety

Prep Your Car Now For Winter

Fall car care

Fall is the best time to prep your car for the winter. Here’s the short list for maintenance you should do now. OIL & FILTER CHANGE Regular oil and filter changes should be part of your regular maintenance year-round but it’s especially important in colder weather. Thick or dirty oil has a harder time pushing […]

Best Cars for New Grads

Best cars for teens

High school graduation is just around the corner and many parents may be thinking about a new car for the new grad. Here are some things to consider when you’re out shopping for a new vehicle for a young driver. Bigger Not Necessarily Better As a parent, your gut instinct may be to put as […]

Prepare for the First Ride of the Season

Motorcycle maintenance

Spring is finally here. For motorcycle enthusiasts, that means it’s time to get your bike ready for ridin’ season. Here are some musts before you head out for your first ride. PREPARE YOUR RIDE CHECK THE OIL.  If you didn’t change the oil before storing your motorcycle for the winter (shame, shame), start the season with fresh oil […]

12 Tips for Driving in Winter

FOLLOW THESE TIPS FOR SAFE DRIVING IN WINTER Winter weather can make for some pretty hairy driving conditions. Following a few basic tips can help you get through the winter season unscathed. These may seem like “well, duhhh” suggestions but having been out in the first bad weather of the season up here in Minnesota, […]

WINTER EMERGENCY KIT

PUT YOUR WINTER EMERGENCY KIT TOGETHER TODAY With winter comes inclement weather. And with inclement weather, comes poor driving conditions. There’s just no getting around it. Your best bet is to be prepared. If you don’t have a winter emergency kit in your vehicle, now is a good time to put one together. I know, […]

CELL PHONE TIPS FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL

Your cell phone…you never leave home without it, right? Especially when you’re about to head out on a road trip. We all feel safer on the road when we have a cell phone with us. But be careful not to get lulled into a false sense of security. There are certain circumstances when your phone […]

5 Things To Prepare Your Car For Winter

Fall is a great time to get your car ready for winter driving. Check these 5 things or have your mechanic do it at your next tune up or oil change. BATTERY Starting your car in cold weather takes more umph from your battery so you should check it for voltage and replace if necessary. […]