There is never any harm in being prepared and being safe. When you hit the road, especially for a long drive or road trip, it is important to make sure that you always have some key emergency items in your car. These certain items can come in handy is situations where your car may be stuck on the side of the road or you find yourself in a vehicle accident. Here are the top emergency items to always keep in your car: Jumper Cables Spare Tire, Tire Iron, and Jack Blanket/Sleeping Bag Water Phone Charger Flares Flashlight and Batteries All of the items listed above are essential to have in your vehicle at all times. You never know when you may get stranded on the side of the road at night, and might need jumper cables or a charged phone to call for help. Next time you plan a trip on your car, don’t forget the emergency essentials listed above. You’ll thank us later!
How do you feel about auto insurance? If you’re like most people, then you probably have some strong feelings about it. Auto insurance is important. And all drivers have to have it, even if it feels like it never works out in your favor. But what about auto repair insurance? If you’re not sure what that is, you might be in for a surprise. Many drivers think their insurance comes with auto repair coverage. But that’s not always the case. In fact, many people don’t have auto repair coverage at all. What is Auto Repair Insurance? Some insurance companies offer car repair insurance to cover both major and minor auto repairs. Like most insurance plans, there are multiple levels of coverage you can choose from. Typically, the larger insurance companies offer this service more often than the smaller companies. In most cases, auto repair insurance is best suited for drivers with newer or low-mileage vehicles to protect against unexpected problems. Old ... read more
If you’re like most drivers you expect your vehicle to run smoothly. And you rely on it to get you to so many places. Of course, numerous things can go wrong with any kind of car. And one of the most frustrating things that any driver faces is a sputtering vehicle. If you’ve ever experienced that sensation, then you know what we’re talking about. You go to step on the gas pedal and your car, truck, crossover, or SUV just kind of ignores you. It almost seems like it wants to stop working right there in the middle of the road. So why does your car sputter when you give it gas and what can be done about it? Common Causes First and foremost, your sputtering problem could simply be a fuel problem. If your vehicle is low on gas then it’s likely going to sputter. This doesn’t happen to often because most people recognize when they’re getting low on fuel. But it could be the reason your car sputters if you’re not paying attention. Unfortunat ... read more
Which Manufacturer Offers the Best Warranty? What’s your favorite kind of car? Maybe you prefer a Japanese automaker, like Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Mazda or Nissan. Perhaps you like American made, like GM, Chrysler or Ford. Or, maybe you prefer one of the German automakers like Audi, Mercedes or BMW. The fact is there are literally dozens of vehicles to choose from. So which is your favorite one of the most popular models right now? Well, according to Cox Automotive, based on the latest sales forecasts the most popular automakers are GM, Ford, Honda, Nissan, and Hyundai. All of these manufactures make solid vehicles, but not all of them offer the same warranties. The truth is, not all bumper-to-bumper warranties are created equal. Does a B2B Warranty Really Cover Everything? The term bumper-to-bumper warranty gets thrown around a lot, and the phras ... read more
It’s almost that time of year again. Summer! The sun is out, the BBQ grill is fired up, and the smell of fresh cut grass is in the air. And of course, you’re getting ready for some fun summer activities. Most of the time that means you’ll need your car to get you where you’re going. If your summer season includes any road trips or big driving plans, then now is the time to get your vehicle ready. The last thing you want to worry about is your vehicle ruing your big plans. And of course, you want to be safe out on the busy roadways as you set out to explore new adventures. So if you car, truck, crossover, or SUV needs any summer prep, now is the perfect time to take care of it. Inspection Checklist There’s a lot that could go wrong so give your vehicle a complete checkup to be sure everything is in good working order. Here are some important things to focus on right now. Check the Tires – summer driving conditions ... read more