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old gas station

Filler Up: The Fascinating History of Gas Pumps

Unless you are one of those folks gliding around it an electric vehicle, you will be making a stop at a gas station of your choice any number of times in a month. It has become a part of everyone’s routine and those machines … read more

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Car Safety

Car Safety: What To Do if You Lock Your Child In (and how to prevent it from happening)

As much as none of us as parents think we would ever forget our young kids in a locked car, accidents happen. On average, one child dies every nine days due to heatstroke from being locked in a vehicle, according to KidsAndCars.org. The … read more

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classic car garage

The Old-Car Hobby Is Not Just About the Cars

Describing a car hobbyist is like describing a diet. There are so many kinds: You have racers and people who watch races. You have collectors and hot-rodders. You have restorers and you have folks who simply love to drive. Today I wish to … read more

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virtual car shopping

How to Buy a Car Virtually

Online car buying has become more popular in recent years, and it may be even more popular right now. Instead of having to go out to visit dealer lots, many car shoppers find it’s easy to look at inventory, set up test drives, … read more

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Automotive

Getting Ready to Drive Again? Check Your Car for These Three Things First

As restrictions are being loosened up on stay-at-home orders, so you may be ready to finally take the family on a road trip or return to work. Since your car may have sat relatively idle over the last few months, the following tips … read more

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A memorial to Karl Benz in Mannheim, Germany, includes a Motorwagen sculpture.

The Woman Behind the Automobile Inventor

It has been said that behind every successful man is a woman. However, in the case of Bertha Benz, it has been noted that she was probably leading the way. In a chance meeting, young Bertha Ringer was intrigued and smitten by a … read more

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car seat safety

7 Things You May Not Know About Your Child’s Safety in Cars

Parents and caregivers want to keep kids safe in the car, but keeping up with the latest recommendations can be tricky, especially as the children grow and their needs change. It’s sometimes hard to know if you’re doing everything you can to keep … read more

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Auto Safety

5 Tire Safety Tips for Warm Weather

When it comes to staying safe on the roads — whether you’re traveling cross-country or just across town — routinely checking the condition of your tires can be imperative. While variables like road and weather conditions can also impact safety, it’s important to … read more

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Driving

How to Prepare for Your Next Road Trip

Almost 100 million Americans will go on a family vacation sometime this year, and nearly half of them will choose to make it a road trip, according to AAA. If your family is one of them, you’ll want to be sure to make … read more

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