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How to find the best tires for winter driving

Here’s something you may not know: All-season tires are only meant for year-round driving if you live in the extreme southern United States. Everyone else needs tires that protect them in snow, ice and frigid temperatures. In some places in North America, it’s even a legal requirement. All-season tires are not built to provide traction on winter roads. If you live in a place that gets consistent snow and ice each winter, there’s nothing safer than a set of premium dedicated winter... read more

Escape winter doldrums: Warm up with hot deals at your local boat show

Winter may be frigid for many, but it’s an ideal time to plan for warmer days ahead that could be enjoyed on a boat with friends and family. Beginning in January, boat shows take place across the country offering some of the hottest deals around with special pricing and incentives on new boat models and marine accessories —...

New year, new ... tires?

As you gear up for a new year with new goals, now is the time to ask yourself if your wheels need a refresh. And there’s no better time, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that tires be replaced every six years regardless of the number of miles driven. Research shows that improperly maintained tires are...

Caution is king when it comes to winter driving

With the winter in full swing, ensuring your tires — the last line of defense between your vehicle and harsh conditions — are in working order may be the difference between an enjoyable or stressful travel season. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 17% of all vehicle collisions take place during winter conditions, many of which...

Winter’s not coming: It’s here. That means extra-chilly weather, as well as driving in snow, ice, rain, fog and sleet. In short, be prepared for much-tougher-than-normal driving conditions, such as super-slippery roads and a decrease in visibility. The best way to prepare for winter driving is to do just that: prepare. “Be smart and make sure your vehicle is...

Whether the length of your drive is three hours or 30 minutes, it can seem an eternity with a bored child in the car. If you’re planning a road trip with one or more children, plan ahead so you'll have a happy and safe trip, no matter where you’re going. Here's how you and your kids can stay safe...
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