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Stories by Brendan

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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Ranking the Country’s Small Business Climate

Feb 23, 2016

Owning and operating a small business can make you feel like you’re on your own. You’re the boss and may often be so engrossed in managing the day-to-day business decisions that you may not have as strong of a grasp on the status of the small business climate as you’d like. You can go to small business conferences, […]

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4 Things To Do Before Your First Ride On Your New Motorcycle [INFOGRAPHIC]

Feb 8, 2016

You’ve just purchased a new motorcycle. Now what? Well, there are a few things to consider before you hop on your bike for your first road trip on your new ride. To make things easier, we’ve provided a quick checklist to help get you ready for the road.

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