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Tips for Picking Out a Car Seat

Tips for Picking Out a Car Seat

While transporting your family, you want to make sure that you’re maximizing safety in any way that you can. A simple and essential way to do this is to make sure your kids are sitting in an appropriate car seat and that it is installed correctly. Here are some tips for picking out the perfect car seat. Do the research: There are a wealth of car seat options available to you, so you will want to spend some time reviewing…

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Driving Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

Driving Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is one of the worst days for drunk driving, and that makes it a dangerous time to be on the road. It’s estimated that nearly 43 million Americans will travel on the holiday, which makes it all the more perilous. If you’ll be one of the many, many Americans hitting the road for the Fourth of July, keep these tips in mind to ensure safe travels. Leave a gap The three-second rule is a bit of…

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Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Thanksgiving Travel Tips

  Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means dealing with holiday travel will become a necessity for millions of Americans. Naturally, that means a highly stressful experience, so to keep from pulling your hair out while you’re stuck in traffic, check out these quick and easy Thanksgiving travel tips from us here at Bill Harris GM. Travel Light                             More baggage means longer lines and more hassle. Avoid packing and traveling with bags if possible—instead, mail belongings to your destination…

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Back to School Driving Tips for Teens, Parents, and Teachers

Back to School Driving Tips for Teens, Parents, and Teachers

With school starting back up, drivers are going to be sharing the road with a lot more people—pedestrians, young children, bicyclists, bus drivers, carpoolers, and more. If you’re driving to school in the morning, follow these back to school driving tips for a safe morning commute all school year. If you’re a parent dropping your kid off, find out the drop-off procedures for the school, as they usually involve specific locations and directions. Don’t double park or drop your kids…

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Essential Things to Bring on a Road Trip

Essential Things to Bring on a Road Trip

There’s a lot to think about when you’re preparing for a road trip, and making sure your car is stocked with things you may want or need can fall to the wayside. Follow this list of essential things to bring on a road trip. Healthy snacks and water are a must. You don’t want to eat a lot of junk or heavy food when you’re on a road trip—it leaves you feeling uncomfortable and can mean extra bathroom stops, which…

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Check Out These Guidelines for Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes This Season

Check Out These Guidelines for Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes This Season

While a pair of sunglasses will forever be a stylish accessory, they also serve a much higher purpose: protecting your eyes and the skin around your eyes from the sun’s harsh rays. So when you’re choosing sunglasses this year, it’s important to look for the right qualities. Here are some guidelines for sunglasses to get you started: A good pair of sunglasses should always offer 100 percent of both the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, protecting you from cataracts and…

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Fuel Tips: Windows Down or Air Conditioning On?

Fuel Tips: Windows Down or Air Conditioning On?

The warm weather is on its way in for the summer, so it’s time to break out this age old question: Which is more fuel-efficient, rolling the windows down or air conditioning? Some studies show windows down to be superior, but according to the Society of Automotive Engineers, both have their merits. It is better to roll the windows down at lower speeds. When you’re driving around the city, windows down is more fuel-efficient because the drag is low enough…

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Some Of The Top Reasons You Might Get Pulled Over

Some Of The Top Reasons You Might Get Pulled Over

Nothing can ruin a perfectly good day like getting pulled over by the police. You are out for a night on the town and next thing you know, you see those flashing lights and you hope and pray they go around you. Then they don’t. Want to avoid this situation? Here are some of the top reasons you might get pulled over… # 1 – Speeding. You could guess this one, right? As you’ve probably noticed, most police officers allow…

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Keep in Mind These Pet Safety Tips When Driving With a Furry Friend

Keep in Mind These Pet Safety Tips When Driving With a Furry Friend

With the warm weather finally here, you might be thinking it’s the perfect time to go on a windows-down road trip – with you favorite passenger, your dog. Or more importantly, it might be time for your cat’s vet visit. Whatever you situation, it’s important to make sure your pets are safe during the trip. Here are some pet safety tips for your car: Always keep cats in carriers, even if there is another passenger able to hold the kitty….

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Fall Driving Tips from Bill Harris Auto!

Fall Driving Tips from Bill Harris Auto!

September is coming to a close and the fall weather is starting. We know that the fall and winter weather can make driving difficult, especially when we get snow. Here at Bill Harris, we wanted to give you some fall driving tips to make the transition into the last quarter of the year is an easy one! Watch for Leaves on the Road – Leaves have a tendency to accumulate on roads and when they become wet, they become very…

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