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Stories by Brendan

5 Things to do Before Bringing Home a Pet

Jul 18, 2016

If you’ve always wanted a a pet, you’re definitely not alone. With approximately 160 million companion pets in the U.S., according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are plenty of homes with pets. But do you know how to be a responsible pet owner? Before you bring home Fluffy or Mr. Whiskers, you’ll want […]

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Quick Fix: Clean Coffee Stains Out of Your Car Mats [GIF]

Jul 7, 2016

If you like to enjoy a morning cup of coffee in the car as you drive to work, start your errands or drop the kids off at school, you’re not alone. But, because we’re all human, this multi-tasking can sometimes lead to coffee spills on the carpets. Don’t worry! The below step-by-step guide may be […]

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Quick Fix: Clean Your Car Windows with Cornstarch and Vinegar [GIF]

Jul 6, 2016

Do your car windows need a good cleaning? There may be a simple solution in your cabinets. According to Reader’s Digest, a mixture of vinegar, ammonia and cornstarch may be able to help you get sparkling car windows without leaving streaks. Step 1: In a bucket, mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with ½ cup ammonia, ½ […]

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5 Weird and Wild Car Facts [VIDEO]

Jul 5, 2016

The history of the automobile dates back to the 15th century when, according to the U.S. Library of Congress, artist Leonardo da Vinci began creating designs for transport vehicles. Since then, the story of cars has been filled with many milestones. This video will take you through five fun facts and figures — from the first reported car […]

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Best Drivers Report 2016: The Safest Driving Cities [INFOGRAPHIC]

Jun 28, 2016

Wherever cars and trucks are driven, it seems that you will find both good drivers and bad drivers. But what metropolitan area boasts the best drivers? Allstate’s 12th annual America’s Best Drivers Report ranks America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to help identify which cities have the safest drivers. Heading into the […]

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What to Look for in an Accessible Vehicle

May 31, 2016

It’s easy to take being able to drive for granted. But for people whose mobility is limited by a disability, being able to drive can be especially important for maintaining independence, jobs and relationships with friends and family. Fortunately, modifications and enhancements can help make vehicles accessible to the 54 million Americans that the U.S. Census Bureau estimates are living […]

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Ride Your Motorcycle Safely in Every Season

May 11, 2016

When motorcycle owners think of riding their bikes, there might imagine an enjoyable ride through their favorite scenic area during pleasant weather. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Unpredictable weather means changing riding conditions, and riders must adapt to situations that may affect the road or impact their ability to safely operate a motorcycle. Spring, summer, fall and […]

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100 Years of Motorcycle Advancements

May 3, 2016

For many motorcycle riders, the classic bikes will always be the best — there’s even a Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, celebrating some of history’s most iconic motorcycles. But innovation in motorcycle design has not stood still, and today’s motorcycles consistently deploy improvements in technology and performance. Here’s a brief look back at some of the major advancements of […]

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Vehicle Vocabulary: Learning The ABCs of Autos [INFOGRAPHIC]

Apr 26, 2016

From alternators to throttles, and gaskets to wheel bearings, sometimes it can feel like you have to be a mechanic to understand your car. But you may be surprised. “Automotive maintenance may sound intimidating, but odds are that you know more about your car than you think,” says Charles Sanville, auto technician, founder of and contributor to The Allstate Blog. “The […]

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