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Use a rack to haul your gear during a summer road trip

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 discove...

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Family fun: 5 tips for going off-roading

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...

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Moving tips, services to make military families’ moves go smoothly

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 that civilians rely on to help th...

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Enhance your car with these easy upgrades

Chances are you chose your current car or truck because of specific features or performance capabilities. These vary from vehicle to vehicle, and what one automobile may have, the other may lack. Thankfully, there are many ways to enhance the performance of your car or truck. According to the Specia...

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Transportation safety: How seniors can maintain independence outside the home

It can be hard to admit your vision isn’t what it used to be, especially when it comes to driving. Maybe you’ve noticed some difficulties reading traffic signals, or you’ve found it challenging to drive at night. If you’re a family member noticing these warning signs in a lov...

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Auto insight: Tips to maximize engine performance

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The lowdown on leasing

If you’re in the market for a new car, you might be thinking about leasing. After all, it seems very attractive on the surface – so attractive that leases accounted for one-third of all vehicles sales nationally in 2016. Taking a closer look though, you may be surprised to see there...

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Get the big bow ready: 4 tips for buying a used car

If you’re tempted by steep discounts offered by car dealerships at the end of the year, you’re not alone. Car sales rev up especially during the week between Christmas and New Year’s, when dealerships may see sales jump 78 percent over the first part of December, according to Edmun...

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5 reasons ridesharing is on the rise

The rideshare industry has exploded in popularity over the past several years, with companies devoted to making transportation safe, reliable and enjoyable. At the swipe of a finger and tap of a button, you can hail a car through your smartphone. Within minutes, you are picked up at your desired loc...

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Tips to ‘get a grip’ this winter

It’s the season for boots and blazers, sweater vests and choker necklaces. Winter is here. But before you step out, make sure your stylish shoes have the best grip while walking up and down that slippery driveway. A slip and fall is a definite fashion faux pas, so here’s a trick to avoid...

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