How to Check Your Tire Pressure and Add Air

in driving, diy, crash, accident, roadside assistance, travel, road trip, car, car maintenance, driving safety, air pressure, tires, tire pressure Aug 15, 2019

Many things can lead to a change in tire pressure. The change of seasons when temperatures fluctuate is a common time for loss of air pressure. Lack of air pressure in your tires can lead to poor gas mileage and more money spent at the pump. It can also turn into dangerous problems on the road. Low pressure or over-inflated tire issues are much more subtle than most car problems but can lead to sudden blowouts and getting stranded with a flat.

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Safe & Sound: 3 Smart Rules to Roadside Safety for Women

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, crash, accident, roadside assistance Jul 30, 2019

When I was a college student, I was traveling home on a rural road late at night when noticed I was quickly approaching a very slow-moving car from behind. It seemed to be lost or having mechanical issues. I slowed down, but before I knew what happened, the other car came to a screeching stop and I rear-ended it. I was shaken up but relieved it was only a fender bender. Then the doors opened and two men got out and headed towards my car. The...

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SAFE & SOUND: Can I Use My Child's Car Seat After an Accident?

in driving, auto insurance, Virginia, recall, car insurance, crash, accident, parenting, carseat, car seat, child car seat Aug 8, 2018

I remember having an accident on I-95 south with my minivan. I had three child car seats and lots of advice on what to do with them afterwards. The car seats seemed to be fine and it was just a fender bender, but my sister and a few of my play group friends said it’s always best to just replace them. In fact, the car seat manufacturer recommended replacing any car seat that had been in a collision. It’s the better safe than sorry rule. But I...

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STRAIGHT TALK: What Is Collision Car Insurance?

in driving, auto insurance, Virginia, coverage, car insurance, crash, accident Jul 31, 2018

When you go to find the right car insurance, the different options can be really confusing. You want to save money and have peace of mind. We can help by providing simple explanations of the different coverages of car insurance like comprehensive.

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Is There a Left Lane Slowpoke Law in Virginia?

in driving, auto insurance, Virginia, car insurance, distracted driving, crash, accident, travel, speeding, driving safety Jun 21, 2018

Is this you? The traffic slow down finally let up! You’re cruising on I-95 up the left lane at a pretty good clip. Until you approach another car going much slower. You flash your lights, honk your horn. This is the fast lane! Don’t they know they should stay to the right if they’re going to drive that slow? Isn't that against the law? What the heck?! And then there’s that, ahem…gesture.

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