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New laws emerge as technology impacts cars and driving
(BPT) - Have you ever felt that new technologies, from smartphones to Internet apps, are moving so fast that it’s hard to keep up?You’re not alone. Many Americans feel overwhelmed by new technology. One-third of adults in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and China said they ... Click here to read more!


How to protect your diesel in cold weather
(BPT) - As more manufacturers produce diesel vehicles for consumers, owners need to be aware of the issues that may occur during the cold winter months and learn how they can protect their vehicle.GellingCold weather can cause starting problems in diesel vehicles because the fuel tends to gel. Most... Click here to read more!


Umbrella insurance: Are you adequately covered?
(BPT) - If you have auto insurance, you probably think you have all the coverage you need for yourself, your spouse and your teenage drivers. Likewise, your homeowners insurance will take care of repair costs in case the pipes burst or there’s a fire. But what happens if you get sued?If your ... Click here to read more!


No more road rage: How smart cities and driverless cars make life better for everyone
(BPT) - Driverless cars, delivery drones and smart buildings: they all seem like things you’d see in a sci-fi movie. But all those futuristic developments could soon roll onto American roadways, and many Americans overwhelmingly support the changes.According to the “Intel Freeway to the... Click here to read more!


Get in gear this year with a resolution to ride with
(BPT) - Now that the ball has dropped to usher in 2014, make it your mission to set a resolution to stick with this new year. According to Forbes, more than 40 percent of Americans set a goal for themselves at the start of a fresh year. However, only a mere 8 percent ever actually reach the finish ... Click here to read more!


Three easy DIY tips to maintain your vehicle
(BPT) - When it comes to vehicle maintenance there are two schools of practice: the “do it for me” and the “do it yourself.” The majority fall under the first category, meaning they opt to take their vehicle in for maintenance, mostly because having the ability to lift your ... Click here to read more!


Think spring: Insider tips for shopping a local boat show
(BPT) - Spring has officially sprung! Looking for the best place to gear up for warm weather fun on the horizon? Try your local spring boat show. The winter chill is starting to fade across the country, which makes it a great time to turn thoughts to getting outside and on the water. Boat shows are... Click here to read more!


How to protect yourself from uninsured drivers
(BPT) - Though most states require drivers to have car insurance, there are still motorists who take their chances and drive without coverage or with insufficient coverage. Nationwide, an estimated 14 percent of drivers are uninsured, and, in a handful of states, that figure tops 20 percent, accord... Click here to read more!


Five insider tips to save money when buying a car
(BPT) - As the weather warms, car buying season gets into full swing. Even though interest rates are still at or near record lows, there are additional ways smart buyers are saving even more cash on their next vehicle and staying within their budgets.“Purchasing power is crucial when it comes... Click here to read more!


Tips to keep you trekking this winter
(BPT) - Winter is in full swing, and with the magical season come the potentially unpleasant snow, ice and slippery conditions that can make driving a challenge. But, even in this less-than-ideal driving weather, Americans are ready to take on what Mother Nature throws their way. Even though 63 per... Click here to read more!


Car care tips from a lady who professionally takes hers through the dirt and mud
(BPT) - Spring is here, and it’s time to make sure your vehicles are maintained.  As a professional off-road driver in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, Corry Weller knows the type of care that needs to go into helping a winter-worn car roll into the spring, ready to go. Helping your... Click here to read more!


Running on empty: How far can you really go?
(BPT) - Whether intentional or purely circumstantial, it’s likely that most experienced drivers have seen the low-fuel light illuminate their vehicle’s dashboard at least once. For some drivers, the fuel light is a source of anxiety as they search for the closest gas station. For others... Click here to read more!


Plowing 101: Tips for removing snow quickly and efficiently
(BPT) - If you live in America’s snowbelt, you know how back-breaking clearing all that white stuff can be. Using a shovel or snow blower can be time-consuming and strenuous, prompting many people to acquire a snowplow to keep driveways and other areas safe.If you’re a newbie to plowing... Click here to read more!


Four out of 10 drivers don't know this dashboard warning could save their lives
(BPT) - When it comes to tire pressure safety, many drivers fall flat in connecting this all-important safety concern with the dashboard icon that could alert them to a problem, a new national survey shows. With an estimated 245 million cars and light trucks on U.S. roadways, driver safety concerns... Click here to read more!


Car lovers: Take care of your four-wheeled family member
(BPT) - Do you view your car or truck as a member of your family? Have you named your vehicle? If so, then consider how caring for your car is similar to caring for your kin. For the most part, caring for your family is pretty straightforward. Watch their diets, keep them clean, fix their bumps and... Click here to read more!


How to get your car to go that extra mile - or 100,000
(BPT) - Today’s car owners are keeping their vehicles on the road longer, and it’s not uncommon to find autos with odometer readings of 200,000, 300,000 or more. While increasingly common, that kind of longevity still merits bragging rights. So how can you reach the six-figure mile-mark... Click here to read more!


Eight car safety features that could save your life
(BPT) - It’s a scary thought. You glance down to grab your travel mug or change the radio station just as the van traveling in front of you slams on the brakes. Now it’s up to you to respond. But what if your car could brake automatically to help avoid the crash?Fortunately, this techno... Click here to read more!


Clever tips and tricks to save on auto insurance
(BPT) - Car insurance can take a bite out of your budget. On average, consumers shelled out nearly $800 for auto insurance for each vehicle in 2011, according to a recent report from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. In some states, the annual cost to insure one car topped $1,100... Click here to read more!



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