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5 Driving Habits to Avoid This Winter [VIDEO]

Jan 17, 2017

Winter weather can be tough for drivers. Slippery road conditions may make driving difficult, and the salt used to melt ice can damage your car, says auto technician Charles Sanville, founder of In fact, more than 116,000 people are injured each year while driving on snowy, slushy or icy roads, according to the Department […]

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Snowmobile Safety: 7 Hand Signals to Know [VIDEO]

Jan 10, 2017

When operating any type of vehicle, it’s important to know the rules of the road. That goes for off-roading, too. When driving a snowmobile, understanding and using the proper hand signals may help keep you and your fellow riders safe. Here are seven key hand signals to know while driving a snowmobile this winter.  

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Quick Fix: Defrost Your Windshield [GIF]

Jan 4, 2017

  Does your car windshield sometimes frost up in the winter? Meteorologist Ken Weathers has a tip that may help you clear up the frost quickly.                 Step 1: Put on rubber gloves, then mix two parts rubbing alcohol with one part water. (Do not use hot water, Weathers says, […]

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Quick Fix: Avoid Door Dings With A Pool Noodle [GIF]

Nov 16, 2016

  It can make you cringe when it happens: You pull your car into your garage, people get out and you hear the car door slam into the wall. Just like that, your car door has a ding. We’ve all been there, but there’s good news. If you’ve got a tight squeeze in your garage, […]

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Quick Fix: Prevent Car Doors From Freezing With Cooking Spray [GIF]

Nov 15, 2016

When dealing with the frigid temperatures of winter, there’s not much worse than coming out to your car to find the doors frozen shut. According to Adam Savage’s Tested, car doors can freeze because water gets into the rubber seal around the door and hardens. Fortunately, there is a simple trick that may help prevent that, […]

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Stay Safe on the Road During the Holidays [INFOGRAPHIC]

Nov 10, 2016

Heading out on the highway during the busy holiday season can be stressful, which makes proper preparation even more important. While preparing your vehicle and adjusting your speed can be helpful, Ken Shields, an Allstate agent in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, would like to focus on distracted driving. “Not long ago, I found myself in a […]

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Winter Driving Tips

Nov 3, 2016

Winter driving can be dangerous, so its important to take extra caution on the roads. During bad weather, the best way to avoid an accident is not to drive at all. But, if you must drive, keep these winter driving tips from the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) and in mind. Prepare for Bad […]

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What Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers Value Most [INFOGRAPHIC]

Oct 31, 2016

If you could keep only one thing you own, what would it be? We asked more than 1,000 U.S. adults in July 2016 about their belongings and how they feel about them. Allstate’s “It’s Not Just Stuff” survey  found that people valued their homes most of all, followed by personal keepsakes (such as family photos […]

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[E-Book] What Americans Value: Key Findings from Allstate’s “It’s Not Just Stuff” Survey

Oct 26, 2016

What do a scrapbook and a smartphone have in common? Many Americans count them among their most valuable possessions. That’s because the things in their lives, from personal keepsakes to houses and vehicles, shape their daily experiences, and they have meaning and significance beyond their monetary value. That’s the overarching theme found in the results […]

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[QUIZ] What Kind of Small-Business Leader Are You?

Oct 25, 2016

Every small-business owner brings his or her own leadership style to the (conference) table, and your unique approach may ultimately set the tone for the entire company. Whether you like to have a hand in every detail or prefer to let your staff steer the ship, each style has its own pros and cons. Take our […]

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