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Archive for March, 2019

Prepare for Seasonal Hazards With These Driving Dos and Don’ts

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 2:01 PM
Two people riding in a car in the rain with a foggy windshield

With spring in full swing, many families are getting out to enjoy the new season. While warmer weather is a welcome addition, a few seasonal hazards can make for some dangerous road conditions. Keep reading to learn more about our top driving trips for safe spring road travel below. (more...)

Can I get in trouble for hanging items from my rearview mirror?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, March 25th, 2019 at 2:17 PM
Vehicle dashboard with sunglasses hanging from the rearview mirror

Whether you want to hang an air freshener to keep everything smelling clean or a sentimental item that puts a smile on your face when you hop in the car, you may want to think twice about hanging anything from your rearview mirror. We get a lot of questions about whether or not it is illegal to have objects hanging from your rearview mirror in Texas. We break down the law below. (more...)

What is hydroplaning and how can I prevent it?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 1:59 PM
Cars on the highway driving during foggy and rainy weather

Hydroplaning is when your vehicle’s tires are riding on top of a layer of water instead of the road. Hydroplaning causes loss of control that can lead to accidents and can happen anytime the roads are damp, even if there are no puddles forming. Learn more about what you should do if your vehicle starts hydroplaning and what you can do to prevent it from happening below. (more...)

What Should You Do If You Are In a Car When a Tornado Strikes?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ on Friday, March 16th, 2019 at 8:17 PM
tornado funnel and cloudy skies

If you find yourself stuck in your vehicle when a tornado approaches, there are a few things you need to know to stay safe. Learn more about what to do when driving during a tornado below. (more...)

Should You Buy a Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 or Mazda CX-5?

By Product Expert | Posted in For Fun on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 4:15 PM
family of four riding in a car

The Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Mazda CX-5 lead sales in the compact crossover segment for a reason. With practical price tags, smooth handling, and convenient storage for cargo all three models impress. But, which is the best buy? It depends on the driver and what they prioritize. The team at Edmunds took each model for a spin on their test track to highlight the pros and cons. Watch the video below to see what they think. (more...)

How do I know if I’m getting a fair price on my vehicle service?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, March 9th, 2019 at 8:35 PM
mechanic holding wrenches

Car owners with little to no knowledge of vehicle mechanics take a leap of faith every time they head to their local service center. Without that knowledge in hand, it can be really difficult to know if you are receiving fair prices or the correct vehicle services. If you often leave your service appointments wondering if you could have gotten better pricing elsewhere, read our four tips and tricks for securing affordable auto repairs below. (more...)