5 Mistakes You Make While Driving in the Snow

With all of the bad weather this week we thought we’d point out some mistakes you make while driving in the snow, so that you can avoid them and drive more safely. 1) Tailgating. No we don’t mean at football games…many drivers on 695/495/really any major highway in the area make a bad habit out of … Continue reading

10 Tips for Night Driving

We know we’ve told you this before here but, 49% of all fatal car accidents occur at night despite there being fewer drivers on the road.  So, we feel it necessary to address this issue once more with additional tips for night driving:  1. Be especially careful when driving during twilight. It is especially difficult … Continue reading

5 Tips for Improving Visibility During Winter

The winter weather that we have been experiencing lately brings dangerous driving conditions along with it.   A lot of accidents that happen during this dangerous driving season can be attributed to poor visibility.  Hence the 3 tips for improving visibility during winter. 1. Windshield wipers We rely on our windshield wipers to clear windows of … Continue reading

Protect Your Car from Road Salt

The salt used on roads during the wintertime is corrosive and can damage your vehicle’s finish, increase rust, and even reduce efficiency of pipes and motors, therefore diminishing driving performance.  Doors, fenders, hoods and tailgates are most vulnerable to rust because they retain a lot of moisture.  Here are some ways to prevent damage to … Continue reading

You’re Stranded in a Snowstorm, Now What?

If our 6 Quick Tips did not set your vehicle free and you are still stuck in the snow, do not abandon your vehicle. Not only is it unsafe, you also may be subject to towing, ticketing, and a fine.  Instead… Keep your seat belt on, as it is likely that other drivers may slide … Continue reading

6 Quick Tips for When You Get Caught in a Snowstorm

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET CAUGHT IN A SNOWSTORM In an effort to keep our customers at the top of their driving game this winter we have talked about how to prevent and combat skidding on icy roads and today we look at another dangerous winter-driving scenario: getting caught in a snowstorm. So we … Continue reading


PREVENT Make sure your tires have sufficient tread by testing them with a quarter.  Learn more about winter tire maintenance by reading our past blog post, Pre-Winter Car Care, Part IV. Also, avoid slamming on the brakes, as this may cause your vehicle to skid. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the … Continue reading

12 Tips for Driving Safely in the Snow

Luckily, we have pretty mild weather in the forecast for the next few days.  However, the snow season is upon us. It won’t be long before road conditions become hazardous due to winter weather.  Here are some tips for driving in less-than-ideal conditions. 12 TIPS FOR DRIVING IN SNOW  Be prepared.  Make sure your vehicle is … Continue reading