Prevent Halloween Issues from Haunting Your Home

home halloween safe tips

Halloween is a time full of fun and mischief. It’s also a time of strangers visiting or walking past your home. Though many cities and states are changing Trick-or-Treat and haunted attraction protocols or canceling neighborhood festivities altogether due to the CoronaVirus, this remains a good time to check your house for potential weak spots.  … Read more

Routine Car Maintenance: Fact vs. Fiction

Consumer Reports experts state that today’s modern vehicles “can run for 200,000 miles and more.” It makes sense to want your vehicle last for a long time. You want your vehicle to be worth the investment. Doing routine maintenance helps ensure it is. But many of us can’t afford the price of these newer cars. … Read more

Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

Summer is around the corner and school is almost out. You’ve accumulated a substantial amount of vacation leave at work and need a nice break from the office. While you’re planning your next vacation to the beach or the countryside, don’t forget to take precautions to keep your property and belongings safe while you’re gone. … Read more

8 Tips for Motorcycle Safety

The majority of vehicles on the road are cars, vans and trucks – not motorcycles. And the reality is that drivers post a great risk to motorcyclists because they rarely think about motorcycles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle deaths occurred 27 times more frequently than other vehicles in 2014. Motorcycles are … Read more

6 Safety Features to Look for When Car Shopping

Buying a car is a big investment. So, it’s important that the vehicle you purchase is also safe. Automobile safety comes down to the design, construction, equipment and regulation of a car to minimize collisions. Here are features you should look for when shopping for a car: Crashworthiness. Vehicles vary in size, color, design and safety. … Read more

20 Essential Items for Your Car Emergency Kit

Roadside triangle behind broken car on side of road

Vehicle breakdowns happen all the time. A good driver is always prepared for the unexpected with a roadside emergency kit. A pre-packaged car emergency kit is a great place to start, but tailoring your own kit has additional benefits. You’ll know what’s inside and can customize items for your personal needs and the weather in … Read more

Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

Young man looking at phone texting while driving

Whether it’s applying makeup, eating a meal, fiddling with the A/C or trying to find your playlist, distracted driving is common. It’s also very dangerous, and mostly avoidable. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving killed 3,477 people in 2015, and was the cause of 391,000 injuries. Teens were reported as … Read more

10 Ways to Winterize Your Home

10 Ways to Winterize Your Home

“Winter is coming” – a phrase familiar to any Game of Thrones fan – is one of warning and constant vigilance. Although we don’t live in the fantasy world of Westeros where winter lasts for years at a time, it’s still essential to be aware of the hazards cold weather brings to your home. We’ve … Read more