Is there a “best” time to buy car insurance? In many states, there is.\n\nIn fact, nationwide, insurance rates vary by about 7.5% from the cheapest month to the most expensive month. Read more and get more info for your home state — including the best and worst month(s) to buy — here.
Just one of the 11 subcompact and minicars recently subjected to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) small overlap front crash test achieved an Acceptable rating.\n\nNone of the vehicles tested earned the top rating of Good, and the Chevrolet Spark was the only vehicle to earn an Acceptable rating. Four vehicles — the Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio, Mazda … Continue reading Subcompacts and Minicars Flunk Crash Test
We’ve seen a surprising number of vehicles arriving at our centers with low, or no, engine oil.\n\nIt’s our mission to help drivers get the most out of their vehicles by ensuring those vehicles run better and last longer. So, this is a concern.\n\nIt’s important to monitor the oil level in your vehicle because driving with little or … Continue reading The Dangers of Driving with Low Oil Level
Many communities will soon receive their first measurable rainfall after months of dry weather, a situation that often leads to an increase in auto accidents.\n\nAs Joseph Rose, The Oregonian‘s commuting reporter, recently explained, “During long periods of dry weather, oils and other fluids from automobiles dry and build up on roads. The so-called ‘first wet’ is … Continue reading Drive with Care: The First Rain Can Make for Slippery Roads