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Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

With the spring season comes rainy weather! While you might have mastered driving in the snow during the winter, now you’ll have to adjust to handling the rain. Here are some tips for driving safely on wet roads. Increase Following Distance Rainy roads can make it harder to stop safely and quickly. To stay safe, make sure to increase your typical following distance to at least six seconds, which will help you stop in time in the case of an…

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition that kicks in when the weather starts to (consistently) warm up. From your closet to your basement storage room to the toolshed out back, no stone is left unturned — but what about your vehicle? If you want your ride to sparkle the way your home does, these spring cleaning tips for your car will help get you on the right track. Start inside out The colder months mean you probably spend less time…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Safer Driving

New Year’s Resolutions for Safer Driving

The start of a new year presents the opportunity to get a fresh start and take up good new habits. If you want to become a better and safer driver in 2019, there are several steps you can take to do so. Don’t give in to road rage The temptation to yield to anger on the road can be great at times, especially if you’re already feeling stressed about something else. Try to avoid road-rage behaviors like honking your horn,…

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How to Safely Transport a Christmas Tree

How to Safely Transport a Christmas Tree

Do you prefer the scent and environmental benefits of using a real Christmas tree over an artificial one? Then make sure you know how to safely transport that Christmas tree in your Chevy, Buick, or Cadillac SUV or truck — you can also do it with a smaller car, but if you have access to a truck or SUV, we highly recommend it. Measure your space: If you are in a new house or have never bought a live tree,…

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Celebrate Fall with a Visit to these Family-Friendly Pumpkin Patches

Celebrate Fall with a Visit to these Family-Friendly Pumpkin Patches

Fall would not be complete without a visit to a pumpkin patch. Whether you’re looking for perfect jack-o-lantern fodder or a nice plump pumpkin for piemaking, an autumnal trip to your nearest pumpkin patch makes the season what it is. If you aren’t sure where to look, check out these family-friendly pumpkin patches nearby. Honey Haven Farm is right in our backyard in Ashland, and it features a festival that runs on the weekends through Oct. 28. You and your…

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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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Tailgating Tips for This Football Season

Tailgating Tips for This Football Season

It’s football season, which means one thing when you’re a diehard football fan in Ohio: tailgating. Whether you’re out supporting your favorite college or professional football team, make sure you do it right with these tailgating tips. Pack smart: Fill your cooler with cans and bottles first, add a layer of ice, and place food containers and baggies on top. Don’t forget to bring paper plates, napkins, and plasticware—and then trash bags to clean up when you are finished. If…

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Keeping Pets Safe During Long Road Trips

Keeping Pets Safe During Long Road Trips

Going on a road trip and bringing the family dog along? Here are a few tips for keeping pets safe for the long haul. Go to the vet If it’s been awhile since you took your companion to a checkup, now’s the time to do so. Make sure they’re up to date on vaccinations. Plan for breaks Check the weather ahead of time and make sure you plan your route to make accommodations for stopping periodically. Your pet will need…

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