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July 03, 2015

Tire Safety for Family Summer Road Trips

Family_road_tripSummer is here, which means that families across the country are starting to make plans for their summer road trip adventures. If you'll be taking an extended road trip in the next few months, we've got some safety tips to make sure your tires are ready to roll.

 

The first thing to do as part of your summer road trip planning is to check tread depth and tire pressure before you hit the road.

Tire Tread: Tires should be replaced when they’re worn down to 2/32-inch of tread. Tire traction is the key to good accelerating, turning, and stopping under any conditions, but especially on wet surfaces.  Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you won’t find rain along the way.

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July 01, 2015

Three Fun Summer Driving Destinations in Southern California and What to Drive

Woman_driving_road_trip-iStock_000039319394_SmallSouthern California is full of some of the best driving roads around. Whether you enjoy a spirited run in the canyons or a comfortable drive on the freeway, there’s no shortage of fun to be had in So. Cal. for car enthusiasts.

These are some of the best destinations for quick road trips in Southern California. Schedule your travel times to avoid rush-hour traffic, and you can get to any of these places within just a few hours (depending on your starting point), making them perfect for day or weekend getaways!

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June 30, 2015

Summer Travel Tips: Practice Good Road Etiquette

Serving-up-road-tickets-for-the-worst-road-etiquetteMemorial Day weekend has recently passed, signaling the beginning of summer travel season. As one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, AAA Travel projected more than 37.2 million Americans would journey 50 miles or more from home over the Memorial Day weekend, with 33 million of those travelers driving to their destinations.

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June 25, 2015

Waze Offers Voice Navigation from Terminator and Colonel Sanders

Waze_logoI spent a fair amount of time in the car on Tuesday, navigating Los Angeles traffic to and from Willow Springs, where I spent a little fun time on the racetrack (more on that later). My co-pilot was using Waze to keep us updated on traffic along the way, and we got to talking about the collection of celebrity voices that the service is using right now to provide humorous and helpful navigation tips.

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June 24, 2015

10 Tips for a Fun & Safe Summer Road Trip

10_Tips_for_a_Fun_and_Safe_Summer_Road_Trip-1The summer road trip is right up there with baseball and apple pie. 

It’s an iconic American undertaking that’s been memorialized in countless movies and songs, but it also probably has special associations for each one of us who remembers family car trips or hitting the road with friends as soon as we had the freedom to drive.

As we gear up for summer, many are planning their routes and checking their tires in preparation to head out on the open road.  What’s important to remember is that safety and fun go hand in hand, so use this list to help you get ready for the perfect summer road trip.

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April 28, 2015

Looking for something fun on TV? Try "Just Shut up and Drive"

Rhys_Millen-Justin_Bell-Shut_up_and_drive-Lexus_RCFWant to take an adventurous trip with a road buddy? Then you'll want to tune in as performance driving legend Rhys Millen joins former Le Mans racer Justin Bell  to go head-to-head in a high-performance Lexus RC F through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in season three of "Shut Up And Drive."

Fans of the show, living vicariously through these two drivers, voted online for Rhys and Justin to test their speed and skills on this remote, yet stunning, road. Flanked by picturesque canyons for at least 15 miles, Highway 141 hugs the Dolores River and is tantamount to driving at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

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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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October 27, 2014

What I Did on my Summer Road Trip Vacation

Lead-IMG_6521-sunset-LEADI’ve been in the automotive industry for more than 25 years and have driven many cars at media events all across the country. From my Los Angeles home base, I’ve driven through much of California, and into Nevada and Arizona, but I’ve never actually taken a cross-country road trip in my own car. After some ribbing from a friend, who in those same 25 years has driven throughout most of the US, we decided it was time for me to undertake my first substantial multi-state driving adventure. 

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October 13, 2014

OnStar Shares Camping Hacks to Enhance Your Outdoor Adventures

OnStar_Camping_hack-introA scholarly fellow once said camping is 90-percent preparation; the rest depends on how well you deal with ghost stories, bug bites, and eating beef jerky for three days in a row. I'm not much of a camper, so I expect I'd be the one complaining about being dirty and cold.

However, OnStar is all about helping you be prepared and connecting you to the right people, so they teamed up with camping expert Perry Keydel to share camping tricks and tips for your next outdoor adventure.

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September 01, 2014

It’s Labor Day Weekend! Where Will Your Travels Take You?

Road_trip-thinkstock-464324775-sNearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the Labor Day holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and children head back to school.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg: AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans have journeyed 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.

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