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February 17, 2015

AskPatty's Winter Driving Do's and Don'ts -- Tip #7

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DO apply even pressure when braking

in slick conditions if your vehicle is equipped with anti-lock brakes. Keep in mind anti-lock brakes do not shorten stopping distance, but they do help you maintain control.


DON’T become overconfident in snowy and slippery road conditions.

Always test road conditions with cautious driving when the surface area is wet or icy, particularly on bridges and overpasses.

February 12, 2015

AskPatty's Winter Driving Do's and Don'ts -- Tip #6

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DO remain aware of what’s around you on the road,

including checking your blind spots and keeping an eye out for pedestrians or lost reindeer from Santa’s sleigh.

DON’T follow too closely.

The general rule is the vehicle ahead should pass a road marker two seconds before you. In slippery conditions, it is recommended to double the amount of space between you and the vehicle in front.

February 10, 2015

AskPatty's Winter Driving Do's and Don'ts -- Tip #5

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DO prepare your car for an emergency.

Essential items to keep in the trunk are a blanket to stay warm, proper attire (boots, jacket, hat and gloves) in case you have to be outside for an extended period of time, a shovel, flashlight with fresh batteries and snacks. Keep your cell phone charged to call help if necessary.

DON’T forget the kitty litter or sand, which can be used to provide added traction if your car becomes stuck in the snow.

February 05, 2015

AskPatty's Winter Driving Do's and Don'ts -- Tip #4

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DO maintain at least half a tank of gas.
Keeping your tank half-full will help prevent stranding yourself in adverse conditions.
DON’T forget to check that all fluids are at proper levels and ensure all tires, including the spare, have the required pressure and tread.

February 03, 2015

AskPatty's Winter Driving Do's and Don'ts -- Tip #3

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DO wash your car regularly to remove salt and dirt from the roadways.
DON’T let road grime prematurely age the body of your vehicle by neglecting to bathe it.

January 29, 2015

AskPatty's Winter Driving Do's and Don'ts -- Tip #2

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DO use winterized windshield wiper fluid to make sure your wiper sprayer doesn’t freeze over or crack, preventing you from washing away dirt and salt.
DON’T try to melt ice from your windshield by pouring hot water on it. Using hot water can crack the windshield.

January 27, 2015

AskPatty's Winter Driving Do's and Don'ts--Tip #1

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DO allow a few minutes to brush and scrape your vehicle.

Clearing windows is crucial for visibility and removing snow or ice from the top of your car will spare cars behind you from encountering an unexpected snow assault, impairing visibility or even cracking a windshield.

 DON'T forget to clean snow and ice off your headlights and taillights as well.

January 26, 2015

How Chevrolet’s Safety Alert Seat Helps Drivers Avoid Crashes

2015-Chevrolet-Silverado-Midnight-special-editionInvestment adviser Angela Cusmano is a road warrior who logs 25,000 miles a year to and from guiding clients through 401K allocations and other money matters. She says one of her best returns on investment is General Motors'-patented Safety Alert Seat.

“I am a very safe driver, but there are times when I’ve misjudged how quickly I’m approaching the car ahead or I’ve begun to move a bit out of my lane, and that seat gets my attention,” said Cusmano, managing partner of Dahring | Cusmano and Associates who lives in suburban Detroit. “It is more subtle, and I love it.”

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January 23, 2015

10 Tips for Women Traveling Alone


Woman-driver-thinkstock-169280608_sBy Jamie Zunick

Long road trips are the best part of my life.  I have traveled cross-country through America many times. 

As a single woman traveling alone, I've learned how to take care of myself so that the journey can be pleasant and enjoyable. 

This list contains my suggestions for anyone who enjoys solitary journeys.

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January 12, 2015

5 Things NOT To Do Right After a Car Accident: A Lawyer’s Step-by-Step Advice

Car_accident-thinkstock-57280364-sWe all try to be safe drivers and avoid accidents, but accidents happen. The average American will be involved in a least one car accident in their lifetime. The only way to avoid an accident with 100 percent certainty is to stay off the road, which isn’t a real option for any of us.

The surprising thing is, despite how common accidents are, few people actually know what to do when they happen.  Because of this, even the smartest and most competent drivers often make serious mistakes that have legal implications or hurt their chances of being covered by insurance.

Take a few minutes to learn a few things you should always avoid after any kind of driving accident.

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