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Category: Car Sense

Should You Leave Your Wipers Up or Down When It Snows?

If you live in an area that’s accustomed to winter weather, it’s a familiar sight: Cars parked with their windshield wipers pointed up, saluting the sky. Some people say lifting your wipers can help prevent damage to the rubber wiper blades while others are skeptical, and it’s long been a topic of debate. Like choosing which direction to hang the toilet paper roll (over or...

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Road Trips

Courtesy of COVID-19, airlines had their own unwelcome layover last year. According to data from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the number of U.S. flyers dropped by more than 95% in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak. And while airline travel restrictions have largely been lifted, the number of people booking a flight is still around 60% lower than this time last year. But...

How To Get Better Gas Mileage (And Other Questions About Fuel Economy)

If you’re looking for ways to tighten your monthly budget, there’s an unexpected place you can look: Your garage. No, we’re not telling you to sell your car (although that’s certainly an option). Rather, it’s time to take a closer look at the way you drive and take care of your vehicle. Both of these habits can make a big impact on your wallet ‒...

Introducing The YourTurn Program

Our roads are full of distractions that lead to unsafe driving behaviors, especially for young drivers. Every year, distracted driving causes thousands of deaths in the U.S. That’s where our driving safety app, YourTurn®, comes in.1 By measuring certain criteria such as speeding, hard braking, and phone usage, the YourTurn program helps to make drivers of all ages more aware of their driving behaviors and...

How to Find Good Cheap Car Insurance

Whether shopping for electronics, furniture or a new car, we all love getting the most bang for our buck. The same is true for cheap car insurance. Insurance companies know drivers are looking for bargains. That’s why many insurers advertise low monthly rates to convince customers they’re getting a great deal. But in the event of an accident, that super-cheap auto insurance might leave you...