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How to Prepare for a Long Drive or Road Trip

Long road trips are an American tradition. Getting prepared for a significant drive before you head out can help ensure the trip is joyful and safe.

Make Sure Your Vehicle Is Road Ready

Getting the car in shape can prevent a roadside emergency that leaves your family stranded for hours. Get the oil changed and check the coolant level, battery, hoses, belts, brakes, wipers and the heater/defroster. Check the tire pressure too, and make sure there's plenty of tread left to help you maintain control in poor road conditions.

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Take a look at your insurance policy to see if you're covered for roadside...

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Deer Can Cause Serious Damage to Your Car - Tips for Avoiding These Accidents

Approximately one million motor vehicle accidents involving deer occur every year on America's roads, resulting in over 200 fatalities and $1 billion in vehicle and property damage. Here are some safety and precaution tips that can help you avoid a collision.

Look for Deer Crossing Signs

Slow down when you see a deer crossing sign. These warning signs are posted in areas with high deer populations and frequent deer/auto collisions, or in known deer habitats around woods, golf courses and parks, or creeks and streams. By driving slower through these areas, you'll have more time to react to avoid accidents with deer.

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Have an Action Plan Set in Case of an Auto Accident

On average, over 6 million auto accidents occur annually on U.S. roads. With statistics this high, it's wise to be prepared by having accident action plan in place like the following.

Create an Emergency Kit

Along with having a cell phone on you, put a notepad and pen in a kit for your car, along with a disposable camera if your phone isn't equipped with one. Other key components include basic first aid supplies, drinking water, non-perishable snacks, a blanket and a flashlight. Also add a set of warning triangles or cones and

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Safety Check: Warning Signs That Tell You It's Time for New Tires

The condition of tires plays a critical role in vehicle safety. Tires take a beating every time you drive, so it's vital that you know the signs that it's time to replace them. Here are five tire safety warning signs that you shouldn't ignore.

Worn tread - If you want to avoid an unnecessary accident or breakdown, replace tires when tread reach 1/16 of an inch or less. You can easily measure tread depth with a penny, so check your tires frequently. Put Lincoln head-first all the way down into the tread. If you can still see his entire head, there's not enough tread remaining.   Visible tread wear...
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Winter Driving Myths Debunked

Myths abound about how to avoid car accidents and collisions when road conditions get bad during the winter months. Here, we'll debunk a few of the most common myths about winter driving.

MYTH: ABS systems operate poorly in winter conditions. ABS braking systems increase stopping distance, but they also prevent the wheels from locking up. This lets you steer the vehicle instead of sliding out of control and colliding with other cars, obstacles or pedestrians.   MYTH: Avoid using traction control on snowy...
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