Which Side is My Gas Tank On?

You pull up to the gas station, park your car, get out and then realize.. “Oh no, my gas tank is on the other side!”. Maybe you’ve experienced this feeling because your driving a rental car, or maybe it’s because you own more then one car and the tanks are on different sides. We’ve all been there. (more…)

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Top 12 Road Trip Games

Summer is here and you’re ready to hit the road in your favorite car for a nice long road trip. You’ve been imagining the wind in your hair, burgers at old-fashioned diners, pit stops for ice cream, and the joy of driving far, far away from your day job. (more…)

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6 Tips for Finding a Great Mechanic

Finding a good mechanic can be tough. But having a good mechanic that you know well and trust is one of the best investments you can make in your car. No matter the make and model, you’ll always need maintenance and sometimes you’ll need repairs. If you have a stellar mechanic in your corner before something goes wrong – you’re much better off. (more…)

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The PT Cruiser

When the first PT Cruiser rolled off the assembly line in 2000, it was the retro-styled, trendy hatchback to have. But a mere nine years later, production halted and the Cruiser is now a nearly forgotten vehicle that you pass occasionally on the highway. (more…)

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Driving Distracted, the Real Cost

We’ve all seen people doing things that take their focus off the road: texting, making phone calls, working on laptops, and even brushing their teeth. Maybe you’ve done some of those things. Maybe seeing other people do those things makes you nervous behind the wheel or as a pedestrian. Maybe seeing other people do those things makes you nervous, but you still have some of the same habits. It seems harmless, taking one hand off the wheel just for a second to send a quick text like “be there in 10” while you swiftly shift your gaze from road to phone, right? (more…)

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5 Essential Items to Keep In Your Car

Cell phone, insurance information, ice scraper, umbrella…all items you’ve probably already got in your car on any given day and all items that come in handy from time to time. But what else should you be keeping in your car? More than you’d think. While there are plenty of places to find a comprehensive list of items to keep in your car, this list will give you a good head start because it isn’t just about emergencies, it’s also about those day to day, unexpected happenings that are a hassle, but could be made less so with these items (that may also be necessary in an emergency). (more…)

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7 Tips for a Successful Commuter Carpool

The daily commute to work can be draining both mentally and financially. The average commute time in the United States is twenty-five minutes one way. Most Americans spend 100 hours or more in the car commuting every year. That’s 100 hours spent alone, spending too much money on gas, in traffic made up of other people in their cars alone spending too much money on gas. There ought to be a better way. (more…)

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10 Great Roads to Drive This Summer

Warm weather signals the beginning of summer and with it driving takes on a whole new joy. Imagine sunny days with the wind in your hair as you coast along Going to the Sun Road. Imagine listening to the kids giggle in the back seat as you lick ice cream cones on the coast of Maine. Explore the Old West on Colorado’s Million Dollar Highway, breathe in the salty air as you cruise the Florida Overseas Highway, and sample old-time America on Route 66. These ten sure-to-please routes are as much about the drive as the stops along the way. (more…)

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