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Best cars for (new) teen drivers, possibly…

July 21st, 2014 by

An inquiry we receive quite regularly from parents of newly turned teenage drivers is, “what might the safest possible option for my son/daughter be when it comes to cars on the road?” A fair question, but not an easy one to answer.  Unfortunately, you’ll most often receive equally as many answers as people you ask. 

Safe Winter Driving

January 14th, 2013 by

No matter how long you may have resided in a colder climate, there are a few key components to safe winter driving we always recommend.  Fortunately, the team at AutoNet TV released a video in collaboration with Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steamboat Colorado, where they highlight these critical tips. Here in Michigan (at least

Back-To-School

August 27th, 2012 by

This coming week, Grand Rapids students will be headed back to school and police departments are reminding drivers about bus safety tips. The most important rule is to SLOW DOWN and don’t be distracted while driving. Follow school buses at a safe distance, they make frequent stops. Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is

Rain in October has a way of…

October 14th, 2011 by

…becoming ice in November.  It’s much easier to navigate the roads when you’re prepared.  This time of year that begins with selecting the correct wiper blades for your vehicle. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s639VTyA4OE&feature=related] If you’re gonna drive, bottom line, you’ve got to be able to see!  As this educational piece (generously provided by Rain-X) explains further, having a

Looking through your mirrors…

April 6th, 2011 by

If you’ve paid any attention at all to the motor vehicle safety industry lately, you’ve heard a great deal of debate about which is the proper (and ultimately most safe) positioning for your vehicle’s side mirrors.  There’s of course the traditional “narrow” setting, where a sliver of your vehicle is in plain view.  But in

Pothole(d)

February 9th, 2011 by

This is becoming too common an expression.  But before we go throwing the road commission under a bus, we understand they are doing the best job they can to address these hazards and we completely support their efforts.  The verbal outburst we’re speaking of, in case you were wondering, goes something like this “I’ve just

As easy as 1, 2, 3!

January 24th, 2011 by

We’ve discussed winter tires and all-season tires to the point where it isn’t likely that you still lack important details.  That said, let’s wrap this with an extremely simple call to action.  3 easy steps will equip you with a much safer ride in cold weather conditions.  The implied 4th step is contacting us if

Have a Wintervention with your vehicle

November 17th, 2010 by

Sources: Edmunds.com, DIY.com   Winter weather can be very unfriendly to a vehicle. Cold temperatures make it harder for an engine to work properly. Snow and ice limit traction. Potholes damage wheels and tires. Salt causes rust and can damage your vehicle’s paint. But there are things you can do to help your vehicle in