Road & Car Tips

Check out tips and advice on keeping your vehicle maintained and making your drives as smooth as possible.

The ABCs of Halloween safety

All the hard work has been done. The candy is packed and ready to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Those costumes you bought or made are looking exquisite. Now it’s just time to hit the road and celebrate Halloween night. As you prepare for ringing doorbells or knocking on doors, it’s important to remember that fun and safety go hand-in-hand! Enjoy your trick-or-treating this year with … Read More

What’s the ultimate vehicle for your football tailgate?

We’re right in the thick of football season, which means we’re also in the middle of another American pastime. Tailgate season. Arguably more important than what goes on inside the football stadium are the surrounding areas that create a frenzy both before and after the game. Because no matter the outcome, a utopia of food and fun awaits at the tailgate. As football fanatics know, … Read More

How you can help prevent phantom traffic jams

It’s the one instance where my inner road rage fires up.   Running into bumper-to-bumper traffic, I usually try to think of the reasoning behind it. There could be a wreck or something else going on. Maybe construction is taking up a lane or two. Though traffic is inconvenient, usually the reasons are understandable. Until there isn’t a reason. The moment arrives when out of … Read More

Three fun Labor Day alternative destinations

Avoiding the madness. Well, maybe a little bit. Celebrated nationwide, for the most part, Labor Day makes for one of the year’s most heavily traveled weekends. With most of the U.S. receiving next Monday off, airports and highways will overflow with travelers looking to make the most of their three-day weekend. While flights and driving may increase regardless, some destinations might be bursting at the … Read More

Plan ahead and don’t get stuck in traffic during these times, and places, on Memorial Day weekend

A situation you never want to be in. You have your bags packed ready to get the wheels turning on your road trip. Maybe you’re rushing out the door or you have everything planned out. Either way, you’re in the car and on the way to your destination. That’s when you see it. Those dreaded bright red taillights up ahead bringing you to a halt. … Read More

Remember these tips when driving in rainy weather conditions

It happened in an instant. Driving on the highway on a Sunday evening, a brief rain shower had just ended. Seeing other cars do the same, I began accelerating up to the speed limit. Suddenly, I sensed it. That dreadful feeling in the steering wheel that the tires have lost traction. In a split second, the realization dawns on me. My car is hydroplaning. Fortunately … Read More

Whether in the market or staying in the know, start your research here

When searching for a new vehicle, where do you start your research? The overwhelming amount of information available online can be, well … overwhelming. But what if there was a website that broke it down for you and you could look at the best family vehicles on the market? Or the best all-wheel-drive vehicles, starting under $25,000? Luckily, there is. If you haven’t already visited … Read More

Why garage safety should be on your to-do list too

If I said the word “garage,” what does it bring to mind? Probably something to do with your vehicle. Maybe storage? For some, maybe the luxury of a workshop area. Garage safety was not likely something that ever entered even the back recesses of your mind. Mine either. Until a few months back when, in doing the very mundane task of taking the recycling out … Read More

Winter weather means extra caution behind the wheel

I was recently driving in an unfamiliar area and it was cold – like, below-zero-before-the-wind-chill-was-factored-in kind of cold. On top of the frigid temperatures, there were patches of snow and ice and the wind was blowing the snow across the road. Confident in my own winter driving abilities, fueled by the fact that my four-wheel-drive Jeep® Cherokee has good tires, I wasn’t overly concerned about … Read More

To warm or not to warm – you decide

You’re dressed and ready for work. To get your engine going, you probably showered, had some breakfast, checked on the news (possibly the weather) of the day and now it’s time to hit the road. Coffee and computer bag in hand, you head for the door. But first, you stop to put on your coat, hat, scarf and gloves. Why? Because it’s FREEZING outside. The … Read More