Brendan

Brendan

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Stories by Brendan

Safety Recalls: What to Do if Your Car Is Recalled

Oct 24, 2014

When your car or any of your vehicle’s equipment has been recalled, it can make you feel worried and confused. Hearing there could be a potential safety issue with the vehicle you drive every day can be cause for concern. But, knowing what to do if your car is recalled is the first step toward […]

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Find the Right Motorcycle Riding Club

Oct 20, 2014

Riding clubs are a great way for riders to connect—and, of course, hit the road—with other enthusiasts. But even a quick Internet search yields a staggering number of club options, especially in warm weather areas. So, how do you narrow down your choices and find a comfortable group of motorcycle riders? Riding Clubs: What They […]

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Tune Up Your Motorcycle Safety Routine This Fall

Oct 08, 2014

While the leaves begin to fall and the air becomes crisper, it’s impossible to deny that the final days of summer have passed. But before the snow begins to fall, motorcycle riders can celebrate the pleasures of cool evening joyrides and cross-country treks. To get the most from your autumn adventures, it’s important to give […]

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Thinking of Buying a Convertible? Here’s What You Should Know

Oct 06, 2014

Rag tops. Soft tops. Drop tops. Whatever you call them, convertible cars conjure images of carefree, sunshine-filled days, hair blowing in the wind and cool breezes – all perfect for pleasant autumn days. If you’re contemplating purchasing a convertible, you’re probably already intrigued by the options and fun they can offer. Still, many first-time buyers […]

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Hot Tips for Riding Your Motorcycle in Warm Weather

Sep 09, 2014

If you’re thinking about taking up motorcycling, you probably have a good handle on the gear you’ll need — helmet, jacket and pair of riding pants (or one-piece motorcycle suit), gloves, boots, and possibly body armor. If you’re not sure exactly what might need, consult the Motorcycle Safety Foundation for specific details. You’re also probably […]

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4 Tire Care Tips for Driving in “Hotlanta”

Sep 04, 2014

There’s a reason this city has earned the nickname “Hotlanta”: Temperatures climb to average daily highs of nearly 90 degrees in July and August, according to The Weather Channel. That kind of extreme heat can put additional stress on car tires, says Nick Palermo, automotive writer for AutoTrader.com and president of the Greater Atlanta Automotive […]

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Did Your City Make the Best Drivers Report?

Aug 28, 2014

It seems no matter where you live, people often complain about bad drivers. But there have to be good drivers out there, right? There are! Each year since 2005, Allstate has released an annual report called Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report that ranks America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities […]

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Protecting Your Car During Denver’s Hail Season

Aug 28, 2014

Denver residents are all too familiar with the North American Monsoon, which brings afternoon thunderstorms — and often hail — from mid- to late-summer, according to the Desert Research Institute (DRI). Colorado’s Front Range is in the heart of “Hail Alley,” which receives the highest amount of large hail in the world, according to the […]

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ParkChicago App Lets Drivers Pay for Parking Via Mobile Device

Aug 28, 2014

You’re in the middle of an important business lunch, but you need to fill the parking meter. It’s inconvenient — and a little embarrassing. But now there’s an app that lets Chicago residents pay for parking without interrupting more pressing activities. ParkChicago provides drivers the option to pay for metered street parking using their mobile phone, […]

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Tips for Safe Driving in Phoenix During the Summer

Aug 19, 2014

Summer weather can bring hazardous driving conditions to Phoenix, with dust storms, monsoon-flooded roads and searing temperatures not uncommon, and each presenting a different type of danger, says Bart Graves, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). With so many potential weather-related situations, exercising vigilance is critical for drivers to keep themselves and others […]

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