Smart Driving

Hailing Through Time: A History of Taxis

We love driving. And something tells us that you love driving too. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some times when spreading out in the backseat is exactly what we want to do. When we let a professional take the wheel, it’s usually in a taxi. Here’s a look back on this enduring form of […]

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The Buck Goes Here: History Of The Presidential Motorcade

Because average Americans aren’t the only ones who love cars, here are a few Commanders-in-Chiefs who had a major dose of #CarLove. And it’s just in time for the State of the Union… While we believe that George Washington, an accomplished horseman, would’ve had a really cool car had they existed during his lifetime, the first […]

Car Shopping

History of Auto Shows

Everyone loves an auto show. Okay, maybe not everyone. But we do and if you’re reading this, chances are you do too. It’s a great place to marvel at new technology and the latest, greatest automotive models. So as we approach the season for a few of the biggest shows, let’s take a look back […]

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5 Roadside Attractions for Your Next Road Trip

Making great time. That’s often our goal when driving across the country on congested highways or scenic byways. We want to get from point A to point B as quickly and seamlessly as possible. However, here are a few good reasons to slow down, pull over, and take a splendid detour. Fun, funny and just […]

Vehicle Care

Tread Lightly

Despite the fact that wheels and tires are essential to a car’s stability, many drivers don’t give them a second thought. With winter here, it’s a good time to take a look and understand simple things to incorporate into your driving routine. But before diving in, here are some basics about tires. Tire Types                      • […]

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Understanding the Misconceptions of Manual vs. Automatic Transmission

Manual transmissions were once the standard.  But as the demand dwindled in recent years and technology improved, they’ve only grown more rare.  Pretty soon, knowing how to drive a manual transmission may become a lost art.  But before going extinct, let’s address several of the most common misconceptions associated with it. Anti-Theft It seems far-fetched for would-be car […]

Vehicle Care

10 Essential Items to Keep in Your Car Emergency Kit

You never know when a car emergency kit will come in handy. And that’s exactly why clever car owners never drive without one. Here are ten essential items that belong inside your vehicle. First Aid Kit Even something as small as a paper cut can become a big nuisance in the car. That’s why first aid […]

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Principal Payment [Video]

Auto financing can be a little confusing. That’s why we have this short video to help explain. Vehicle contracts are broken down into two parts that comprise your total monthly payment, the outstanding balance of the amount financed and the finance charge. The most important thing you should know is to always pay on time. […]

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7 Activities to Avoid While Driving

Driving tests the body and the mind. The focus required makes multitasking a big no-no. Yet, in a world full of distractions, which seem to grow daily, temptations abound. Here’s a useful list of 7 things you should never do while driving. Grooming Looking good matters to many people. When in a rush, some try […]

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It’s often said that life a long time ago was simpler, sometimes better. Anyone who has argued that highway speed limits are not sufficiently high enough must envy the days before the government enacted strict speed boundaries. In theory, a world without speed limits is appealing. But in practice, this scenario would lead to unmitigated […]

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