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Category: Car Sense

How to Keep Pets Safe in Cars

Like many of us, you may consider traveling with your pet as a comforting way to get around. So, while you’re on the road with your furry friend, always remember: your pet’s safety is in your hands.  In the irregular geometry of your car’s interior, pets can find it difficult to perform their customary acrobatics when responding to sudden g-forces, potentially suffering harm to bones...

Tire Chains: When You Can Use Them

If you’ve ever driven through a steep mountain pass, you may have noticed signs reading “chains or snow tires required.”These signs, often accompanied by flashing lights, are intended to warn drivers of hazardous winter weather driving conditions. When the lights are flashing, state traction laws are in effect, meaning drivers need to have the right tires or equipment to navigate the steep snow- or ice-covered...

What’s a Coverage Review (And Why Do I Need One?)

When it comes to insurance, the best policy is one that provides the right protection for you and your family — right now. That means as your life changes, your insurance coverage should, too.In an ideal world, you’d call your insurance agent every time you finished a home renovation, bought a new vehicle or got a new job. But life is busy. And with all...

What is Ethanol Free Gas and Where Do You Use It?

As you top off your car’s fuel tank at certain fueling stations, you might notice a fuel option other than regular or premium: ethanol-free gas.Since many of us drive vehicles that take regular or premium gas, we may not be familiar with this alternative or understand its purpose. So, what exactly is ethanol-free gas, and when should you use it?To better understand ethanol-free gas, it...

Fast Fix: How to Defog Your Windshield

Maintaining good visibility is one of the most important elements of safe driving. That means paying extra-close attention to your windshield by replacing worn wipers to combat rainstorms and clearing away ice and snow in the winter.But there’s one more windshield-related problem that can appear in an instant: fog. Depending on the weather conditions, it’s possible for your entire windshield to become foggy in a...

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