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February 11, 2015

Have you Played with the Lincoln Music Selfie Experiment?

Brandy_schaffels_headshot-lincoln_Music_selfie_experimentThis week, the Lincoln Motor Company introduced a fun, technology-driven marketing campaign that adds a unique audio layer to the pop-culture phenomenon of #selfies.

Launched on Monday, Lincoln’s Music Selfie Experiment allows individuals to upload a digital self-portrait, to which Lincoln then adds an original audio track based on users’ unique facial features. Users can visit Lincoln.com/MusicSelfie  to upload their image, or can tweet their image to @LincolnMotorCo.

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February 09, 2015

Is Bruce Jenner Latest to Suffer from “Escalade Curse”?

2012 Escalade ESV PremiumHat tip to USAToday’s  Chris Woodyard for making the Escalade connection between celebrities Bruce Jenner, Justin Bieber, Tiger Woods, and Paris Hilton.

Aside from having fame and fortune in common, these celebrities also don’t have much luck when out and about in their Cadillac Escalades. 

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February 02, 2015

50 Shades of Navigation

50-shades-of-nav-lead-IMG_8813With the launch of of the highly anticipated film “50 Shades of Grey" approaching on Valentine’s Day, we thought we would share this entertaining guest post from Eva Moon. A GPS is a seductive thing, Eva says: “At first you can't imagine why you'd need it. Then you give it a try, just for kicks. Before you know it, you can't find your way to the kitchen without a green line.”

You can read the original article at Huffington Post.

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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 19, 2015

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. #Kingday2015

Lorraine_MotelA media ride and drive event in Memphis in 2008 left me with some free time in the afternoon before heading to the airport to return home. My colleague and I were wondering how to pass a few hours, when he suggested we visit the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Martin Luther King, Jr. which now houses the National Civil Rights Museum.

It was an eye-opening afternoon for me: I was raised in Hawthorne, California, in the 1970s, and grew up with the understanding that all us kids were the same -- even though I was a white girl and I was the minority among my own diverse peer group. 

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January 16, 2015

Cold Car Facts: Your Fuel Mileage Will Drop With Winter Weather

1__discovery_sport__001Oil prices continue to fall and analysts say gasoline will be cheap for the rest of 2015. Low gas prices are a gift to consumers who find themselves with a little more cash to spend on items more rewarding than feeding their gas tank.

Winter is here, so it helps to know that your actual fuel economy is going to go down in cold weather conditions. There really isn't any way around this, but it helps to understand why you are getting lower gas economy mileage and what measures you can take to look after your car and its engine.

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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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January 09, 2015

7 Tips for Preparing Your Car for Winter from Ask Patty and MetLife Auto & Home®

Pretty_woman_in_the Snow_with_carWinter driving is never as easy as pie (which is really only easy if you buy it from a store). If you can navigate to your destination by avoiding treacherous snow-packed highways, then that's a great start for an easier trip. But as winter takes a turn for the worse, it’s always important to make sure your car is in the best shape possible before even hitting the road. Performing simple car maintenance and check-ups are a great way to save money and time.

Keep in mind: Although doing projects yourself can be fun and save you money—always think about the term “safety first” when you’re the “driveway mechanic.” AskPatty has joined with MetLife Auto & Home® to suggest these best practices to help keep you and your family safe and your car running at its best this winter.

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January 05, 2015

Mastering Disaster: 10 Tips for Winter Road Safety from Ask Patty and MetLife Auto & Home®

Snow_winter_weather-thinkstock-160926545According to The Association for Safe International Road Travel, more than 1.24 million people die and 50 million are injured in car accidents on the roads of the world each year. With AAA predicting more than 88.7 million Americans hitting the highways this holiday season, it's especially important to extra diligent about traveling safely.

In light of these statistics, MetLife Auto & Home® recently launched the sixth video in its Mastering DisasterSM video series, “Road Safety,” created to help consumers prepare themselves in case of an emergency situation.

Before you hit the road, be sure you've prepared yourself, your car, and your family for the adventure ahead. And when you're on the road, make sure everybody in the car is properly restrained by their seatbelt or child safety seat!

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December 29, 2014

Self-Driving Cars are Closer Than You Think

Hyundai-empty_car_convoySelf-driving cars are not science fiction.

In fact, you might be surprised at how sophisticated the cars on the road already are. Automatic distance sensing cruise control works with automatic braking to keep cars at a specific distance from each other, regardless of speed, and some systems can even bring the car to a full stop when necessary to prevent impact with the vehicle ahead.

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