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Riding is the new driving: How to make the most of your ride
(BPT) - New to ridesharing? So are most people, both drivers and passengers alike. Ridesharing matches you with a nearby driver who will pick you up and take you where you need to go. Calling a ride is as easy as opening up a ridesharing app and tapping a button; a driver will then arrive within mi... Click to read more


6 simple steps to avoid distracted driving
(BPT) - Mobile phones have become an essential part of life for most people, helping them stay connected and increase productivity. However, this technology can also be a distraction when driving, which puts everyone on the road at risk.More than one-quarter of all car crashes involve phone use, bo... Click to read more


Back-to-school lessons for drivers
(BPT) - With Americans around the country adjusting their daily commutes and driving habits to accommodate back-to-school schedules, it is a great time to brush up on Driving 101. Take the stress out of back-to-school travel by practicing these safe driving tips.Steer away from old habitsEven somet... Click to read more


5 late-summer road trip tips
(BPT) - Last call for your summer road trip. Grab the family, call your friends: The Great American Road Trip still awaits. Don't let summer fade into the sunset without a last hurrah. According to the Auto Club, you won't be alone: 37.5 million Americans hit the road during the Independence Day h... Click to read more


5 tire safety tips for your next road trip
(BPT) - Summer travel is off to a hot start, and with historically low gas prices and declining car rental rates across the country, Americans are opting for road travel to reach their summer destinations. Whether driving to a beach vacation, visiting family or exploring the back roads, drivers sho... Click to read more


Use a rack to haul your gear during a summer road trip
(BPT) - Summer has arrived, and for many that means it's time for a road trip. In a survey conducted by the American Automobile Association, 80 percent of families surveyed said they are planning a road trip vacation this summer, a 10 percent increase from last year.Those hitting the road may disco... Click to read more


5 things you didn't know about summer driving [Infographic]
(BPT) - Summer driving is often associated with carefree memories of rolled-down windows, wind in your hair and clear, open roads. A new study by Michelin indicates that optimal summer driving conditions may actually lull drivers into a false sense of safety.Stay safe and vigilant on the road this ... Click to read more


3 tips to ensure you're ready to hit the road safely
(BPT) - Temps are higher, the days are longer and road trips are planned.When it comes to getting our cars ready for the road, we habitually adjust our rear-view mirror and double-check fuel levels before putting the car in gear. We sometimes change our engine oil and refill the windshield fluid. Y... Click to read more


Family fun: 5 tips for going off-roading
(BPT) - Summer's here and it's the perfect time for the family to hit the road … off-road, that is. From Connecticut to California, there are scenic off-road trails of all varieties - rock, sand, dirt, water and mud - that are ideal for a family off-road excursion. Call it an off-the-bea... Click to read more


Military families can get help with their moves
(BPT) - Moving is hectic for anyone, but it can be especially challenging for military families. Frequent relocations, sometimes across the country and often with short notice, can make it difficult for military families to build the kind of friends and family support teams civilians rely on to hel... Click to read more


3 tips when buying a used car
(BPT) - If you're in the market for a used vehicle, the car-buying process can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking for a different model, a car is one of the largest purchases you will ever make. It's not only important to make sure you have th... Click to read more


4 quick tips to keep you safe on the road
(BPT) - The warmer weather means longer days, backyard barbecues and weekends away. Before setting out on the open road, make sure you and your vehicle are ready for the journey ahead. Hankook Tire took a look at driving trends and behaviors to identify what drivers do (or forget to do) to keep saf... Click to read more




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