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Survey: Getting Ready to Roll This Summer Travel Season

Further Reading: Road Trip Tips Planning your epic adventure? Check out these related road trip blogs: The Ultimate Guide: How to Plan a Road Trip Vacation 40 Road Trip Games and Activities 4 Brilliant Ways to Keep Kids Occupied on Road Trips Before you hit the road, make sure your vehicle is up to the task. Here’s some good advice to know: What to Include...

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riding in Bad Weather

Riding in the Rain Every motorcycle rider will eventually get caught in the rain, so it pays to be prepared. Driving any vehicle in wet weather will significantly reduce your available traction. But on a motorcycle, riding in the rain makes that instability feel far more exaggerated. Not only are you exposed to the elements, but you’re relying on just two small patches of rubber...

Motorcycle Buying Guide: How to Buy a Motorcycle

What’s Your Riding Style? The best bike for you will largely depend on what you want to do with it. Are you going to take your motorcycle on long cross-country trips, enjoy weekend back road cruises or commute around town? Understanding the type of riding you intend to do can help you narrow your options. Some of the most popular motorcycle categories include: Standard: These...

What To Know About Crash Test Ratings

While shopping for a new or used car, you’ll likely consider a vehicle’s safety ratings before making your final purchase. After all, an accident can happen at any time. And these ratings help to predict how well you’ll be protected in the event of a crash. (The right auto insurance can help, too.) Maybe you’re looking for a car with a five-star safety rating or...

What Is a Multi-Point Inspection (And When Does My Car Need One)?

Why should I get a multi-point inspection? There are plenty of reasons to get a multi-point inspection. For starters, it’s a key element of preventative vehicle maintenance. Knowing the condition of your vehicle can help you catch and address potential issues before they lead to dangerous failures or costly repairs. And because most multi-point inspections evaluate your vehicle on a rating scale (green = good;...