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Why You Shouldn’t Drive with a Chipped Windshield

You probably know the shock of driving down the road and suddenly hearing a rock hit your windshield. It is impossible to avoid, especially if one does any driving on a highway or interstate. But, is a chip a big deal? It’s an irritation, to be sure, especially if it is right at eye level. […]

Top 10 Tips for Driving in Heavy Rain

Driving in heavy rain conditions can catch us off guard and be quite hazardous. Thankfully, there are several things we can do ahead of time, as well as during a storm, to ensure safe arrival at our destination. Here are our top ten tips for driving in heavy rain for you! You will find that […]

The Ultimate Car Accident Checklist

If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you understand the initial feeling of shock that immediately sweeps over you. At such a time it can be hard to think clearly! In case you do find yourself in an accident, we want you to be prepared, knowing just what you need to do. Hopefully, if […]

When are Your Car Repairs Covered by Car Insurance?

The dreaded day has come — something has happened to your car. Whether it’s a scratch, hail damage, a fender bender, or a run-in with a deer, your car insurance is likely to be involved. It’s good to be aware of when your car repairs are covered by auto insurance, so we’ve put together some […]

Different Fluids Your Car Needs and What They Do

Do you like to sip a refreshing glass of lemonade or iced tea on a hot summer day? And on those bone-chilling Iowa winter days, hot coffee, cocoa with marshmallows, or herbal tea with honey really hit the spot! Our bodies need liquids, especially water. Similarly, our vehicles need a variety of fluids to make […]

How to Jump-Start Your Vehicle

Iowa winters can be fun if you know how to survive them! One essential winter driving survival skill is how to jump-start your vehicle when your battery dies. The cold like we had in February 2021 puts a drain on battery life. Learn how to jump-start your vehicle to get a step ahead of the […]

Why You Should Avoid Potholes on the Road

Ka-chunk! Nothing’s worse than hitting a deep pothole at full speed! Those drink-spilling, tooth-jarring pits in the road can make driving down certain roads unpleasant at best. But they can also take a toll on your vehicle and its tires, wheel bearings, and suspension system. Oh, and a big pothole could also damage your muffler […]

What to Include in Your Winter Car Emergency Kit

In our previous post about safe winter driving, we touched on what you need to have in your car should you happen to get stranded in winter. If you really want to be prepared for winter, assembling a winter car kit to place your car or truck will help you feel safe on the road. […]

Safe Winter Driving Tips

Winter driving can be stressful, but you can avoid white knuckle driving by following some safe winter driving tips. We put guidelines tips together to help you and your family get to your destination this winter with less stress and more ease. When you plan and prepare, drive defensively, and know what to do if […]

Hail Damage

It is highly unfortunate, but hail damage is not out of the ordinary. Weather is actually one of the most common causes of auto damages. In addition to, auto collisions and fender benders. Hail damage is so common that some people do not even realize they have it until they come in for a collision […]