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Road Trip Safety with Kids

Summer is here, and for many families that means it’s time for the great American road trip! If you’re hitting the road with your kids this year, be forewarned that your car is going to become just as much a … Continue reading

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Signs You Need New Tires

Figuring out the lifespan of your tires isn’t as simple as determining how long you’ve had them. You also need to pay attention to more than just the tread depth. Learn what makes tires wear out and how to tell … Continue reading

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Spring Car Maintenance Checklist

Winter is a tough season for your car. Your tire pressure is probably low, road salts have likely accumulated on the undercarriage, and potholes may have thrown off your wheel alignment. Now that winter snow has turned into spring rain, … Continue reading

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The Cheapest and Most Expensive Cars to Insure

Car shopping is an exciting process. As you consider your budget, you need to account for more than just your down payment and monthly loan or lease amount. Other ownership costs include gas, yearly registration fees, maintenance and repairs, and … Continue reading

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How You Can Save Money on Car Insurance

While some places in the US have seen steady or even decreasing car insurance rates in recent years, here in Chicago, premiums are on the rise. The average cost hovers around $1,100 per year or $92 per month. High premiums … Continue reading

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How to Drive Safely with Pets in the Car

Dogs love to ride in cars, but keeping your pet safe is a big responsibility. Many dogs get excited at the sound of keys jangling, especially if you ask them if they want to go for a ride. There’s no … Continue reading

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A Step by Step Guide for What to Do If You Get Rear Ended

Many of us have experienced it. You’re on the road driving and minding your own business, and then it hits you. Getting rear ended is a sure-fire way to ruin your day. It’s often jarring and takes a few seconds … Continue reading

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6 Questions to Ask Before Buying Car Insurance

Car insurance is important for your peace of mind, serving to protect you financially if you get in an accident. Before you buy a policy, make sure you’re getting the coverage you need by asking these questions. What’s covered—and what … Continue reading

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Getting the Most for Your Money: Vehicles That Owners Keep the Longest

Americans love their cars, but that certainly doesn’t mean they keep them forever. On average, Americans keep their cars for 8.4 years. The vehicles that are consistently kept the longest indicate that they’re more reliable and their owners enjoy driving … Continue reading

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Tips for Driving Safely During the Fall

Fall is finally here, and while it’s a great time of the year, it’s not all about pumpkin spice and cozy sweaters. Along with the cooler temperatures and shorter days come more driving hazards you need to look out for … Continue reading

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