Month: July 2017

Back-to-school shopping – great cars for students

If you’ve got kids headed off to college or new drivers that are ready for their own wheels, back-to-school shopping might mean more than backpacks and notebooks. No matter what the case, FCA US has a complete lineup of great vehicles to suit your needs. Check out these budget-friendly vehicles that would be a great addition to your family fleet. Jeep® Renegade The Renegade might … Read More

The good, the bad and the real deal of used car shopping

Let’s talk used car shopping. I know, I know. Yuck. But let’s do it anyway, just for a little while. Why? Because all good things must come to an end and as leases expire, quality used cars are hitting the market. According to Automotive Lease Guide, three million off-lease cars were returned last year and an estimated 3.5 million are expected this year. Have you … Read More

Road trip ideas for your bucket list – or this summer

I’ve traveled throughout much of the United States, but one place that I haven’t gone is Hawaii. It’s probably the place I most want to visit, but I have yet to plan a trip. So, if I’m doing research for a new post, a newsletter, or whatever other project I might be working on, and an article I open starts with “Snorkel Oahu,” you can … Read More

Do as I say, not as I do – teaching our daughter good driving habits

Habits, especially bad habits, are hard to break. I frequently tell my daughter, “It takes 21 days to break a habit.” Whether or not that’s true, I don’t know, but it sounds good and it gives her a goal to work toward. Particularly when it comes to creating good habits that will make her a responsible and productive adult. As she nears the age of … Read More

Honk if you … well, maybe not

Did you know that honking your horn in New York City can score you a traffic ticket with up to a $350 fine? It’s true. While not widely issued, as evident by the incessant and needless honking (really – do any of the people sitting in gridlock, honking their horns get to their destination any faster than those who don’t honk?), the law does exist. … Read More

Jeep® Wrangler and Cherokee top Cars.com “Most American”

What do Crayola Crayons, Pyrex bake ware, Wilson footballs and the Jeep® Wrangler all have in common? Besides being American icons, they are all manufactured right here in the United States of America. Recently, in fact, Cars.com named the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Cherokee the two “most American” vehicles on their American-made index. “As a descendant of the military Jeep that helped the Allies … Read More

When the going gets tough, the tough drive Jeep®

Awhile back, I posted about members of the Chisholm Trail Jeep® Club who spent the better part of two days helping fellow Texans out of a jam when ice storms hit the Metroplex. Other Jeep owner’s groups, like the Paducah Jeep Owners Club (PJOC) Retrieval, in Paducah, Kentucky, are also fueled by the effort to help others. According to Chris Samples, one of the PJOC … Read More