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Kia Forte and Soul Earn Among U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for Teens

Kia Forte and Soul Earn Among U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for Teens

The Forte and Soul from Kia entered the spotlight recently as two of the best cars for teenage drivers. In the most recent U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for Teens list, the 2019 Forte received the “Best Car for Teens $25k to $30k” award while the 2020 Soul earned “Best SUV for Teens $25k to $30k.” The 2019 Forte earned its praise for reliability, one of the evaluation categories. The DRIVE WiSE driver assistance systems also added to…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Becoming a Better Driver in 2019

New Year’s Resolutions for Becoming a Better Driver in 2019

At the end of each year, many of us think of ways we could improve our lives, whether that is saving more money, getting more active, or quitting some bad habits. If you aren’t sure what you want to improve, we suggest making some resolutions to become a better driver. Buckle Up Create a seatbelt rule in your car. Don’t start driving until everyone has buckled up, no matter how close your destination is. Calm Down If you have a…

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Tips for Driving in the Rain This Spring

Tips for Driving in the Rain This Spring

If there’s one thing that April is known for, it’s showers. Not the kind that you take after a long day of work, mind you—the kind that make driving around Memphis a real pain. Rain is one of the more dangerous elements to deal with on the road, so before you are faced with setting out in a rainstorm this spring, consider these three tips for driving in the rain. Change Your Wipers If your windshield wipers are leaving streaks,…

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Relieve Stress With a Drive

Relieve Stress With a Drive

While some drivers only experience stress when they’re on the road, for many, driving can actually be a great way to relax. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed at work or you simply want a getaway, taking a road trip could be right for you. According to the Huffington Post, it’s all about circumstances. Planning a road trip is a great way to make driving relaxing, as you can avoid traffic, take scenic routes, and even go off road if you’d like….

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Safer Year

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Safer Year

Now that 2017 is here, it’s not too late to make a resolution. If you’re at a loss as to what you want to do this year, here are five resolutions for a safer year that will help make you a better driver. Enforce a seatbelt rule. Have everyone in your car buckle up, no matter their age. Don’t start driving until all passengers are secure. You can even extend this rule to the family pets. Put away your distractions….

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How to Choose the Best Vehicle for a Teen Driver

How to Choose the Best Vehicle for a Teen Driver

Do you have a child who is approaching driving age? If so, you might be asking yourself, “What’s the best vehicle for a teen driver?” We have the answer… No High Performance A performance vehicle with lots of quickness–and we are talking more than 300 horsepower–is probably not a good idea for a teen driver. Performance vehicles normally have touchier throttles and this can be unwieldy for a teen. On the other hand, an old beater that can’t get out…

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Sharing the Road with Motorcycles: Tips for Safety

Sharing the Road with Motorcycles: Tips for Safety

Now that spring is in the air and warmer weather is on the way, motorcycles are bound to be on the road more than ever. That makes it important to understand the dangers of sharing the road with motorcycles, for both drivers and bikers. According to eSurance, motorcycles generally conform to the same traffic safety laws as car. That means in most states, lane sharing, speeding, etc. are still illegal for bikers. They do, however, lack safety devices like seat…

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Daily Driving: Tips for Improving Your Commute

Daily Driving: Tips for Improving Your Commute

Does daily drive to and from work have you feeling down? If you changed your perspective and saw it as an opportunity instead of wasted time, you could even start to look forward to it. Sound crazy? Check out these tips for improving your commute. # 1 – Are you a music aficionado? Use your time in the car to discover new music! Pandora is great for exposing you to music you might like. # 2 – Collect your thoughts!…

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DIY Maintenance: How to Rotate Tires on a Car

DIY Maintenance: How to Rotate Tires on a Car

Tire rotation is one of those things that are easy to do at home if you have the right tools—in this case, a jack and a socket wrench. Plus, it makes your tires last a lot longer. You could take your car to a mechanic to do it, but why drop the cash if you don’t have to? Follow these tips on how to rotate tires and you’ll have the task done in no time. When you rotate your tires,…

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Stop Warming Up Your Car This Winter and Just Drive

Stop Warming Up Your Car This Winter and Just Drive

Do you like your car to be nice and toasty before you leave for the day? Do you hold the belief that your car needs some time to “warm up” if it’s less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit outside? If so, you’re probably one of the many drivers guilty of idling their car in the winter to warm it up, which is widely considered a necessity for it to run properly. But in truth, this practice is entirely unnecessary, harmful to…

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