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Stories by Brendan

RV Bad Habits: Are You Making These Common Maintenance Mistakes?

Jun 19, 2017

Admit it, recreational vehicle owners: You may have begun a road trip without doing a pre-trip check of your vehicle inside and out. It’s a common mistake when you’re itching to get moving. This, and other bad habits, may lead to repair bills down the road. Here are some common RV bad habits, along with tips […]

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How to Check Your Home After a Tornado Strike

Jun 13, 2017

Tornadoes are more than just swirling wind. They can obviously be dangerous for people, but can also cause devastating damage to cars, homes, commercial buildings and even entire communities. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), there were 1,059 tornadoes in 2016, down 16 percent from the 1,259 in the previous year. Once the wind has died […]

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5 Tips to Help You Find Your Dog

Jun 5, 2017

Can’t find your furry friend? Don’t despair. Here’s how to plan your search and get the word out quickly to others: 1. Pound the Pavement Immediately “Sometimes people think their dog will come home on its own, and they wait too long to start searching,” says Vicki Stevens of The Humane Society of the United States. […]

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ADA Compliance Basics for Small Businesses

Jun 5, 2017

As a small business owner, you want to reach every potential customer, including people with disabilities. This group may be bigger than you realize: approximately one in five American adults have some type of disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law in 1990, […]

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How to Check Your Car’s Brake Pads

May 29, 2017

Proper brake pad maintenance and inspection can not only be critical for the long life of your car, but also for your safety as a driver or passenger. Simply put: your vehicle’s brakes are what enable you to slow down and stop. Unfortunately, brakes can be overlooked when it comes to regular auto maintenance. So, […]

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National Parks Road Trip: Cruise Along the Pacific Coast

May 15, 2017

Did you know there are more than 400 national parks in the United States? While some are better known than others, each park has unique natural features to explore and wildlife to observe. A road trip is one way to experience these national treasures. The itinerary below takes you on a beautiful drive up the West Coast from California to Washington, allowing […]

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How to Inspect and Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

May 12, 2017

Windshield wipers can be an overlooked part of your car’s safety system. If your wipers are not working properly, it may be difficult to see the road or other hazards when it rains or snows. Faulty wiper blades can be ineffective and even smear your windshield, potentially creating visibility issues. Some simple, regular maintenance can help ensure your […]

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Drive Safer by Increasing Awareness of Motorcyclists [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 4, 2017

Drivers of cars, trucks and vans are conditioned to look for other large vehicles on the road, especially when changing lanes and making turns. But with so many motorcycles on the road, especially in the summer months, drivers must pay extra attention to be aware of riders on two-wheeled vehicles. Motorcycles are obviously smaller, faster […]

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QUIZ: Which Foodie Road Trip Is Right for You?

May 3, 2017

If your vacation plans tend to be full of restaurants to visit, farmers markets to explore and food trucks to find, this quiz is for you. With so many food-focused destinations, how do you choose? We’ll help you narrow them down to find the foodie road trip that fits your personality.

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Ridesharing Services: Simple Tips for Drivers and Passengers

May 1, 2017

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft can be a great way for drivers to earn extra cash, and for passengers to get a ride whenever they want. However, the increasing popularity of ridesharing means that both drivers and passengers may sometimes forget that they should still take some basic safety precautions. Here’s what you need to know to help you have a pleasant ridesharing experience. Tips for Ridesharing […]

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