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Avoid an Increase in your Car Insurance

Most people find it inevitable to avoid extra car insurance cost because of trying to use shortcuts. However, at the end of the day these people usually end up incurring a lot in terms of other costs and this can only be avoided in a number of ways. Below are some of the ways that people can use to avoid an increase in their car insurance costs. It has come to be known that among the easiest and less demanding ways of avoiding the increasing costs of car insurance is by driving safely and cautiously all the time. This way can only be done by sticking strictly to the speed limit and being cautious behind the steering wheel. Avoiding car accidents and traffic violations that increase insurance cost will be the easiest way to avoid a higher rate. Another way of avoiding rising insurance cost is by looking for a good place to park a car if it is going to not be used for an extended period of time. It is clear that parking cars at the parking lots, along the streets ... read more

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Tips for Safe Travels this Memorial Day

Many of you are probably taking off today to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend somewhere else. However, since many of us have the same idea, this is going to cause crowded highways and possibly some backed up traffic. Memorial Day Weekend is in fact one of the busiest for car travel; right up there with the Fourth of July. As you probably know, more cars on the road means more auto accidents. Because of this, law enforcement will be out in full force. Before heading to the lake this weekend (or wherever), we encourage drivers to: –Top off your vehicle’s fluids, especially the coolant –Have your batteries checked, especially if they’re a few years old –Make sure your tires have adequate air –If you’re going for a long drive, get an oil change Drinking and Driving – Don’t Even Try State and local law enforcement will be cracking down this weekend with sobriety checkpoints in an attempt to minimize alcohol-relat ... read more

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Stressed Drivers: What to Do About Road Rage

When was the last time you got stressed on the road? It happens nearly every day. There you are, calmly entering the traffic flow on the highway or pulling out of your neighborhood. The next thing you know, a car pops up out of thin air and conveniently slips itself into the small space between you and the car you’re following. Maybe the driver behind you lays on the horn, waving both fists at you and shouting. All drivers witness road rage, but how we handle the stress is important. Road rage is a very real part of driving. We want you and your family to stay safe on the road, so this series of blog posts will focus on how to handle other aggressive drivers and how to ease your rage on the road. Read on to see what to do when the drivers around you get a bit hostile. When you see a driver getting angry or acting aggressive, your gut reaction might be to respond in anger. There are three simple reasons to avoid getting mad. The first is that y ... read more

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Are High Tech Cars Safe?

The auto industry is heading into new territory soon, as many manufacturers plan to equip cars with wireless hot spots and broadband connections. These features could improve the driving experience, but they also bring safety concerns. These new connected cars would allow passengers to have wireless connection for several phones, tablets, computers or other devices. A WIFI hotspot would let passengers have internet access. Advocates for Connected Cars The auto industry is pushing for the “car of tomorrow”, claiming the technology will improve the driving experience and make the roads more safe. Users could stream music and movies to the car, among other entertainment features. These connected cars would also let the manufacturer remotely monitor and upgrade the vehicle’s software. The technology could keep drivers safe by notifying the driver of weather forecasts and traffic problems in their area. Many hope that this technology will allow vehicles ... read more

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Wintry Driving Conditions: What You Need in an Emergency

The recent snow that stormed across the midwest was a wakeup call for many drivers who were stuck on the road. We started thinking about all those accidents and abandoned cars and remembered how important it is to have an emergency kit. We should all keep an emergency kit in the car all year, but driving in winter conditions makes this even more important. When you’re caught in a blizzard or other cold weather conditions, you never know how long you’ll wait until help comes. Keeping a few extra items in the car will put you at ease in case of an emergency. You don’t have to buy an expensive emergency kit for your car- you can find some essential pieces on your own. Here is our guide for creating your own emergency survival kit for winter driving: -heavy duty bag to carry all items -ice scraper and snow brush -shovel -flares -jumper cables -flashlight and batteries -blanket -snacks ... read more

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Driving at Night: Tips to Keep You Safe After Dark

Here in Illinois, fall is in full swing. The leaves are changing colors, football highlights dominate the evening sports broadcast, temperatures are falling and both Cubs and White Sox fans are saying, “Maybe next year.” It’s a beautiful time of year for family gatherings, outdoor events and cozy nights, especially with the sun setting earlier every day. As the days shorten, though, motorists are also discovering that they have to spend more time driving while it’s dark. And for many folks—young and old—it means added anxiety behind the wheel and an increased probability for accidents. Statistics show that despite 60 percent less traffic on the road roughly half of all fatal car accidents happen at night with a fatality rate per mile of travel about three times higher than during the daytime hours. Some of the reasons for these accidents include decreased visibility and perception, higher numbers of drunk and drowsy drivers on the road, and a greater number of motorists wi ... read more

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