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Winter Driving Safety Tip #8: Plan your route

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 28th, 2019 8:00am

Winter Driving Safety Tip #8: Plan your route If you’re planning a longer trip, make sure that others know where you’re going, and when you plan to arrive, as well as the route you’ll take. If you break down or have an accident along the way, you'll want trusted loved ones to know where to start looking for you.


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Winter Driving Safety Tip #7: Winter tires

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2019 8:00am

Winter Driving Safety Tip #7: Winter tires Winter tires are made of softer rubber than summer or all-season tires.  They stand up to the cold much better, and will grip the road well on the coldest of days. 


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Winter Driving Safety Tip #6: Pack a vehicle emergency kit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 24th, 2019 8:00am

Winter Driving Safety Tip #6: Pack a vehicle emergency kit If you don’t already have a car emergency kit, now is the time to pack one. Non-perishable food, bottled water, flares or lights, tools, and provisions to keep warm are essential. Check out the full list below.


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Winter Driving Safety Tip #5: Plan ahead for lane changes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 23rd, 2019 8:00am

Winter Driving Safety Tip #5: Plan ahead for lane changes Before changing lanes, check your mirrors, your blind spots, and use your turn signals.  Taking a few seconds to ensure that everything is clear before changing lanes can prevent a major mishap, especially in slippery conditions.


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Winter Driving Safety Tip #4: Don't be fooled!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 22nd, 2019 8:00am

Winter Driving Safety Tip #4: Don't be fooled! Don’t be fooled by warm, wet ice.  This ice is even slipperier than hard, frozen ice!  It may look like the road is just wet, or slushy - don't take any chances!


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Winter Driving Safety Tip #3: Anticipation

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 21st, 2019 8:00am

Winter Driving Safety Tip #3: Anticipation Anticipate turns, curves, traffic, and changes in road conditions.  Begin slowing down well before the curves or changes and you'll be able to maintain control much more easily.


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Winter Driving Safety Tip #2: Practice Makes Perfect

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 18th, 2019 8:00am

Winter Driving Safety Tip #2: Practice Makes Perfect  If you’re a little nervous about driving in slippery conditions, practice in an empty parking lot.  With a little bit of work, you'll have greater skill and confidence for driving in winter weather.


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Winter Driving Safety Tip #1: Slow down!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 17th, 2019 8:00am

Winter Driving Safety Tip #1: Slow down!  The speed limit refers to ideal conditions – in winter weather, you’ll want to slow it down!


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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 7th, 2018 8:00am

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month Every day, millions of people use America's roadways to drive to and from work, school, and social events. Every day, millions of Americans depend on these roadways being safe so they may arrive at their destination. Every day, lives are needlessly lost and irreparably altered by crashes involving drugs or alcohol.  Tragically, in 2017, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-related crashes in the United States, ...


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Do You Have Alignment Know-How? Ask the Alignment Maven, Ms. QuickTrick

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 8th, 2018 8:00am

Do You Have Alignment Know-How? Ask the Alignment Maven, Ms. QuickTrick Winter is a-coming! Not to mention the historic storms and fires from East to West coast. Rough roads, cooler temperatures, ice and snow. These all can negatively influence your tires and therefore alignment. So, here are the top 5 things to let you know you may need an alignment, followed by the top 5 things to be wary of when having an alignment done. How do you know? Handling – If your vehicle is drifting left or right, ...


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