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Take These Simple Steps to Protect Your Car in a Hurricane

Mar 29, 2018

If you’re a resident in a hurricane-prone area, you may know how to prepare your home ahead of a storm. But do you know that disaster preparedness should also extend to protecting your vehicles? Agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Hurricane Center and the American Red Cross unanimously agree that having a comprehensive storm safety […]

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Seniors: Consider These 3 Things Before Becoming a One-Car Household

Mar 28, 2018

Some couples choose to downsize their belongings in retirement to help make the most of their fixed income. This may include going from two or more vehicles down to one. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the cost to own and operate a vehicle can can surpass $8,000 a year, on average, for every 15,000 miles traveled. Once you retire, paying that much for […]

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4 Tips to Make the Most of Your Next ATV Ride

Mar 20, 2018

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) have become important pieces of equipment for outdoor enthusiasts seeking to explore everything from farmland to remote backcountry. ATVs can travel off-road, up and down hills, between trees, over rocky ground and through mud and shallow water. But, they may also be dangerous if not used properly. According to Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were […]

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What You Need to Know When Buying an RV

Mar 6, 2018

The recreational vehicle lifestyle can offer many benefits — no hotel reservations, freedom of travel, having all of your belongings with you and the companionship of other RV enthusiasts at a variety of campgrounds across the country. Even more, the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA)  the RVIA cites more benefits of the RV lifestyle, including potentially saving 27 to 61 percent on family vacations compared to more […]

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7 Safety Tips for Snowmobilers

Mar 1, 2018

A snowy trail may be just what you’ve been waiting for if you’re a snowmobiler. But before you head out for a day on your snowmobile, it’s important to be prepared. The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA) offers a series of safety tips. They include: 1. Do Preventative Maintenance Make sure your snowmobile is in proper working order before […]

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5 Skiing and Snowboarding Destinations to Check Out on Your Next Winter Trip

Feb 27, 2018

Looking to travel somewhere for some outdoor winter fun? No matter if you live in a city or near warmer weather, this slideshow can help you find the snowy adventure. Here are five skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling destinations to visit:  Skiing Breckenridge Ski Resort Breckenridge, Colorado 80 miles southwest from Denver, 40 miles northwest from Vail […]

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How to Deal with Foggy Windows

Feb 20, 2018

No matter what the climate is like where you live, keeping the temperature comfortable inside your car may mean battling foggy windows. If you live in a climate with cold winters, you’re often using the heater to stay warm in your car, which can result in fog on the inside of your windows. In warm, humid areas, turning on the […]

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Does Living Near The Ocean Affect Your Car?

Feb 15, 2018

Living near the ocean can offer a lot of perks. You get the cool ocean breeze, the calming sound of the waves and beautiful views of the sparkling sea. But, while life along the coast may seem ideal, it may not be easy on your car. In fact, certain environmental factors present in coastal locations may cause or accelerate vehicle […]

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Visiting Phoenix? Consider These Excursions Off the Light Rail

Feb 13, 2018

In New York, the subway is the popular mode of public transportation. In Boston, it’s the “T,” and in Los Angeles, riders jump on the Metro. Nearly every established city in the country has a public transit system used by thousands of people every day— and Phoenix is no different. More than 49,000 people use the Phoenix Metropolitan Light Rail System on […]

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8 Kid-Friendly Activities in Las Vegas

Jan 30, 2018

Las Vegas may be known as an adult playground filled with lights, glitz and glamour, but there are a surprising number of activities for families with children. Here’s a look at some kid-friendly places to visit. Close to the Strip M&M’s World, where you can personalize your M&M’s and view 3-D movies, is located next door […]

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