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Helpful Ways To Talk To Your Teen About Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a major factor on our roadways, and no one does it more than teen drivers.

A recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows nearly two-thirds of all teen crashes involve a distraction behind the wheel.

Fight Back Against Battery Heat Fatigue

Nothing saps a battery like heat. Your older battery may be living on borrowed time until one hot summer day delivers a knock-out punch.

Learn some simple tips to avoid a battery failure this summer.

 

How To Avoid Wildlife Accidents This Season

We’ve all seen yellow warning signs about wildlife crossings. The danger is a real--and potentially expensive--problem for drivers on rural roads. Here are some tips for preserving local fauna and preventing your vehicle from ending up in a ditch.

Are Your Tires Ready For Those Hot Roads?

We ask a lot of our tires, especially throughout summer.

Here are some tips to get better performance and longer wear from critical safety equipment--your vehicle tires.

Reading The Lines: Cracks in Your Glass

Drive long enough and you’re sure to encounter a chip or crack in your windshield.

Sometimes it’s caused by a gravel truck; sometimes the wound is on the passenger side. Whatever the case, ignoring the scar isn’t the best option.

Worn Brakes Frays Driver Safety

You're driving down a steep mountain pass in the middle of summer and apply slight pressure against the brake pedal. As your vehicle approaches a curve, you push down harder but your brakes don't respond properly.

"Heat build-up makes the braking system less effective," said Tony Molla, vice president of the National Automotive Service Association. "It could get to the point where the brakes don't work at all, especially if your brake pads are worn down."