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5 Ways to Survive a Long Car Ride with the Kids

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A long-distance road trip with the kids isn’t for the faint of heart, but it’s often the only practical choice to get your family from point A to point B. If you’re planning on traveling with your children this Labor Day, try these tips for keeping your children happy and entertained.

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Keeping Your Car Clean

Keeping up your car's appearance is important for many reasons. Your car is a tool that gets you back and forth from work, brings the kids to school, let's you do grocery shopping and many more tasks that we all have in our daily lives. Keeping your car clean is important, especially when you have someone in it, and it's clean like your home. You want to have a clean environment to have family, friends, or guests join you to enjoy your ride. Vacuuming your car, having the dashboard detailed, and...

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Don’t Rent Your Vehicle to Others

I've been reading about companies that will allow you to rent your car out to others. Think of it as an Airbnb for your car. Like everything new, it sounds like a great idea. The companies in this business promise easy money for people. The only catch is that you're trusting your vehicle to complete strangers. While companies state they protect you and your vehicle with their insurance, it doesn't always work out that way. Andrew J. here in South Florida learned the hard way that renting out you...

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Defensive Driving Tips

I was born and raised in South Florida and over the last 50 years driving has changed and the roads are more congested than ever. South Florida is very diverse with all kinds of drivers – slow, fast, sloppy, and distracted! Here are a few things to help you stay a little safer: 1. Focus on driving, not on everything else in the vehicle such as the radio, cell phone, kids, or a heated discussion. 2. Expect other drivers to make mistakes and trust only yourself. 3. Slow Down! Driving fast only mak...

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How Aging Tires Can Cause Unexpected Blowouts

One day scrolling through Facebook, I came across an individual's post on the passing of a family member due to aging tires. I began to do some research on how aging tires can cause unexpected blowouts. Did you know that an old tire that has never been used can look exactly like a brand new one? The tread looks new and the manufacturer's stickers may still be on it. When tires reach a certain age, the rubber begins to dry out and crack, which can make it unsafe for road use because it may run th...

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