12 Must-Have Winter Emergency Car Kit Items

A snow-covered landscape may be a beautiful sight, but icy roads, strong winds and snowdrifts can make winter driving treacherous. It’s wise to have an emergency kit in your car in case it gets stuck or breaks down. Here are some items it should contain:

8 Helpful Safety Tips for Driving in a Snowstorm

The first winter storm of the year brought heavy snow, strong winds and record-low temperatures to much of the country. Icy roads were blamed for several deaths and numerous car accidents. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates 168,300 crashes a year occur on snowy or icy pavement. If you absolutely must drive, follow these tips for driving in the snow.

The 10 “Hottest” Vehicles for Auto Theft

Owning a popular vehicle is a good thing – unless it’s popular with thieves. Find out which cars are most likely to get stolen. Many Americans would like to have a “hot” car. But, then again, there are certain instances … Continued

Take Proactive Steps to Avoid Car Theft

How common are car thefts? Actually, they happen every 44 seconds in the U.S. There were more than 721,000 in 2012, up 1.3% over the prior year, according to the most recently available statistics from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports. … Continued

How to Reduce Your Auto Insurance Costs

When it comes to buying auto insurance, you can literally drive your way to huge savings – by the hundreds. Like mostly everything else that’s sold, insurance is available in different packages and prices. And, even better, you can bring … Continued

7 Tips for Selling a Car Online

Thanks to a wealth of online sites on which you can post an ad, selling a car online is easier than ever. But therein lies the challenge: Because it’s so simple, there’s more competition than ever. So take these steps … Continued

How’s Your Defensive Driving IQ?

The latest in automotive tech will never override sound, safe driving. Is your car “loaded” with an assortment of safety-enhancement technology? That’s a good thing, of course. And auto manufacturers continue to come up with new innovations on this front, … Continued

Car Seat Requirements Cheat Sheet

Rear-facing seats, forward-facing seats, booster seats – the safety guidelines all start to blend together after a while. Here’s a simple lesson to help you navigate the age requirements, weight limits and various styles of children’s car seats.   Sources: http://www.thecarseatlady.com http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/child-safety-seats http://www.ctsafekids.org/files/2714/3206/0814/CPS_trifold_2015_proof_4.pdf … Continued

Avoid the Dreaded “Winter Coat”

How to keep your ride a “clean machine” during the cold months. It’s the kind of “winter coat” that you never want to own: a collection of mud, salt, dirt and other unsightly elements on your car. It’s more than … Continued