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Why to Buy a Car Now and How to Protect Your investment

(StatePoint) ‘Tis the season for shopping, and not just for presents to put under the tree. Many people shop for new cars this time of year, and for good reason.

  • icon Posted: November 14

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Drivers dabble with drive-time decisions
Updated: November 18, 2018 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - There are a lot of decisions to make when it comes to driving, and the list only grows once you’ve got your own set of wheels. Whether you’re facing a purchasing dilemma over which make and model is best for you, or simply wonder how much is too much to top off the gas, being a responsible driver comes with more options than there are gears on a manual car.

Friday 10/26/2018
5 tips for a mobile man cave that rivals home
Updated: November 18, 2018 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - It’s football time, and many Americans are making the annual pilgrimage to man caves forged in living rooms, basements or garages. There, fans hunker down for hours in the extreme comforts of recliners, snacks and drinks, and of course, mega-sized TV screens.

Thursday 10/25/2018
Make your tailgating party the hotspot
Updated: November 18, 2018 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Tailgates down! Portable grills are full of mascot-stamped brats ready to be washed down by the contents of ice cold coolers. The scene includes enough family and friends to leave no leftovers behind. Rivalry-fueled rhetoric, bag toss tournaments and face painting mark one of the most anticipated traditions of the year.

Wednesday 10/24/2018
Road salt supplies crucial to winter safety
Updated: November 18, 2018 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Each winter, drivers from Maine to Texas are reminded just how dependent we are on our cars, and what happens when snow and ice get in the way. More than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy or icy pavement every winter. Snowfighters tasked with the job of keeping travelers safe know that road salt is the most effective way to treat road surfaces. A Marquette University study examined highway accidents in snow and found that road salt reduced crashes by up to 88 percent, and injuries and accident costs were reduced by as much as 85 percent.

Car-Shopping Tips for Students and Grads
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:22 am

(StatePoint) College is a time when many young people buy their first cars. But with the rising cost of a degree, students and their families will want to ensure they are getting a good value on vehicle purchases.

Thursday 10/18/2018
5 tips to keep your tires ready for holiday driving
Updated: November 18, 2018 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Holiday season is upon us again, meaning an extra-large helping of food, family, friends and fun are in store. Unfortunately, so is the seasonal nasty weather. Be prepared for chilling temps, rain and snow that could easily put a damper on driving to holiday celebrations and shopping sprees.

Monday 10/01/2018
Leave it to the machines: How to avoid injury during snow season
Updated: November 18, 2018 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Back and shoulder pain, pulled muscles, slips and falls — these are just a few of the injuries commonly reported during the winter season due to snow removal. When the snow begins to fall, it’s important to make sure you have the proper snow-removal equipment. If you don’t, you’re increasing your risk for serious injury.

Wednesday 09/26/2018
Time Is Money When It Comes To Car Maintenance
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:22 am

(NAPSI)—Whether changing the oil, replacing the wiper blades or checking the tires, finding the time to perform simple preventative vehicle maintenance is money in the bank.

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