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Stories by Brendan

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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What to Do When Selling A Motorcycle

Apr 13, 2016

Motorcycle owners sometimes come to a time when they need to sell their beloved bike. Selling any type of vehicle, including a motorcycle, can be difficult, but you can help minimize that stress through research and preparation. While you might need to do more than simply clean your bike and put the word out, these simple steps […]

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What’s Your Car Buying Personality? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Apr 7, 2016

In 2015, the United States hit an all-time car sales record: 17.4 million vehicles were moved off dealer lots and into consumer driveways, according to Wards Auto. If you’re interested in buying a new car, the process can seem overwhelming. But understanding what type of car buyer you are could help make this major purchase a little less daunting. Decipher your true […]

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Is Your Small Business Ready for Its Grand Opening?

Apr 4, 2016

By the time Erin Merritt started writing a business plan to open her own pharmacy, she had internships and work experiences at 14 different dispensaries under her belt. But, when she launched Modern Apothecary in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2014, she wanted an entirely different setting than the one she trained in.   Crossing a contemporary pharmacy […]

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Distracted Driving: Gauging Drivers’ Knowledge [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mar 24, 2016

Young drivers are particularly vulnerable to distracted driving, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). “Twenty-three percent of drivers in all fatal crashes are in their 20s, and this same age group accounts for 27 percent of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes and 38 percent of the dis­tracted drivers who were using cell phones in fatal […]

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Road Trip: 10 Weird Museums Worth Stopping For [SLIDESHOW]

Mar 22, 2016

When the weather’s fine and you’re itching to get outside, what better way than a road trip? While national monuments, big-city entertainment, beaches or theme parks may be your ultimate destination, there are often quick stops along the way where you can see something new and break up the travel. Here are 10 museums that […]

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Cars of the Future: What Will We Be Driving in 25 Years?

Mar 11, 2016

It’s not a recent phenomenon. Over the last few decades, technology has been pushing big innovations in the cars we drive, according to, with everything from the engine and brake controls to the navigation and entertainment systems in our vehicles going digital. So what will the next few decades bring? We talked to an automotive […]

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Walk the Auto Show Like A Pro

Mar 6, 2016

Auto shows are great places to see new models and futuristic concept versions of your favorite vehicles. But if you’ve never attended one before, it can be a bit intimidating. The show floor is large, featuring lots of cars, oversized exhibits and big interactive displays. Where do you start? How do you get in? Where should […]

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