Driving Tips

Winter Driving

Is your car prepared for the winter? Winter driving brings with it added challenges and dangers. The Federal Highway Administration reports that roughly 22% of all car accidents are weather related. Don’t be part of that statistic.

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Avoiding Auto Mechanic Rip Offs

The best way to avoid auto mechanic rip offs is to be involved.  You don’t have to know a lot about cars to protect your pocketbook, all you need to know is how to be curious and interested in your own financial investment.   Look up the cost of that timing belt online and compare to what you’re being told. Did they order the part for you? Ask for proof it’s a new part and not a used one.  Do you feel pressured? Get out of there.

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What to Do After a Crash

“I’m an Excellent Driver” What to do if you are in an auto collision by Gene McGuire Although he didn’t have a license, Dustin Hoffman’s character in the movie Rain Man assured his brother, “I am an excellent driver.” The problem with excellent drivers is that they too have collisions. These crashes can result in…

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Take Me Home Country Road. But Safely Please.

country driving versus city driving

There is a misconception that it is more dangerous driving in cities than in the country. While enjoying scenery and experiencing less traffic in rural areas is not as stressful, statistical data indicates there is a higher death rate on county roads. City, or urban driving has it’s own dangers such as more traffic, traffic…

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Spring. The season of growth and newness, of apple blossoms and gentle breezes, fragrances, birds, bees, you know.  Spring stuff. Well that’s just around the corner. Depending on your age, Spring brings its own variety of fun and issues with it.  Driving is absolutely one of the issues that will be coming up and hopefully…

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Bicycle Safety

bicycle safety tips

About 4 million Texans ride bicycles every year. But Texas ranks 33rd among the states as far as having laws that are considered bicycle friendly or protecting bicyclists.

One thing is certain: Year after year more people are riding bikes on the roadways. which means that cyclists and motorists must have a greater awareness and practice greater caution.

Of course, a lot needs to be said to drivers beyond “be careful,” but we’ll get to that in a later blog post. For today we’re talking to bicyclists about what they can do to keep themselves safe when riding.

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Valentine’s Day Driving Tips

valentines day driving tips

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought maybe a nice little love letter about safe driving from me would put you in the mood with that certain special someone in your life. Hopefully if you’re caught reading this, it’s not considered cheating. Did you know Valentine’s Day is the second busiest day of…

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Driving in Rain and Floods

driving in rain and on flooded roads

Photo by a_whisper_of_unremitting_demand As the seasons change in Texas from winter to spring, our challenges behind the wheel increase. Spring brings rain and sometimes flooding. Both weather conditions call for specific strategies in order to safely maintain control of your vehicle.   PRE-DRIVING STRATEGIES Time Management: First of all, decide if it’s necessary for you…

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