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Finding a Comfortable Seat Belt For Short PeopleThis page is about finding a comfortable seat belt for short people. Depending on your size, a seat belt can rub against you wrong.

 

A purse being stored in a passenger seat.

Don't Store Anything on Your Car's Passenger SeatYour car will sense the weight on the seat. If you are in an accident, the passenger airbag will deploy. It is expensive to replace airbags. This can make the difference in your insurance company deciding whether or not to total your car or repair it.

 

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Check your License Plates RegularlyIt is very important to be familiar with your license plate number, or at a glance, know your license plate. Sometime last year, we had our rear license plate stolen and replaced with a different license plate. We noticed because when we went to close the trunk, the license plate rattled because a screw was loose.

 

An orange umbrella in the rain.

Umbrella Tips and TricksUmbrellas are handy to have around if you get caught in a sudden rain storm. This is a page about umbrella tips and tricks.

 

Car Broken Down on Side of Road

Automobile Safety TipsWhen you are traveling in an automobile, it is good to be aware of many safety tips to keep safe during your trip. This is a page about automobile safety tips.

 

Thief Breaking into Car

Preventing Auto TheftThis is a page about preventing auto theft. There are several simple things you can get into the habit of doing that can help in preventing auto theft.

 

Preparing Your Car for an Emergency, Photo of a car emergency kit.

Preparing Your Car for an EmergencyThis is a page about preparing your car for an emergency. You never know when an emergency is going to happen.

 

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GDTYL - Gotta Drive, Text Ya LaterTelling the kids to ignore the texts while they're driving doesn't cut it because the person texting just keeps it up until they get a response. Tell your kids to text "gdtyl" at the next traffic light and then wait until they can safely have their texting "conversation."

 

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Don't Drive Through Flood WatersTo save yourself a bunch of heartache, headache, possibly your life and the life of your automobile, do not drive through flood waters. You could be thinking that it's not very deep, when the road could possibly be washed out.

 

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The Value of Cell Phones When TravellingMy son and I learned a valuable lesson about cell phones in a car this fall. We left to make a trip to Frankfort (which is probably 100 or more miles away) to obtain a birth certificate copy. Outside Lexington we hit a construction area and picked up a nail having a flat.

 

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Cold Weather Preparation For Your CarIn winter months, carry an extra change of warm clothes, blankets, flashlight, some nonperishable food, matches, a small breakdown shovel, etc. You never know when you might slide into a snowy ditch. It's better to be prepared, than to wish you'd been prepared! Let someone know your estimated time of arrival, so if you don't show up, someone will know to come looking for you.

 

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Safety Concerns For Dodge ChargersWhat safety issues have been reported about Dodge Chargers, 2006 and later?

 

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Putting Together an Auto Emergency KitI want to keep an auto emergency kit. What are your suggestions for things to go in it? Thanks!

 

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Fire Extinguiser In A CarFor Christmas this year my mom gave me a kitchen size fire extinguisher. I know that you can never have too many extinguishers, but I already have one in the kitchen and one downstairs.

 

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Tire Expiration DatesWe bought a lot of tires from agency of Good Year. They were produced in 2003. I wanted to know if these tires are still suitable for using or not.

 

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