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Clear the Snow Off Your Car In Record Time

December 5th, 2019 by

We see it all the time—cars driving around with frosted windows, iced over mirrors, or two feet of snow still sitting on their roof. At any time of year—but particularly during the dark and snowy days of winter—it’s essential to keep your car windows clear. You should always try to build in some extra time

Winter Car Seat Safety: Alternatives to Puffy Coats

November 27th, 2019 by

Winter is a tricky time for car seat safety. With temps well below freezing, it’s important to bundle up your little ones but all those layers can be dangerous. The extra padding of a winter coat requires extra slack in car seat straps but, in an accident, the coat can compress– and that extra slack

How to Wash Your Car in the Winter

November 20th, 2019 by

Some paint and rust experts recommend washing your car after every big storm, or any time you think your car may have been exposed to salt, sand or other chemicals on the road. But washing your car once every few weeks (or days, here in New England) may not be realistic for everyone. Look for

Why isn’t my car’s heater working?

November 13th, 2019 by

Now that we’ve had a few chilly mornings, you might have noticed that your defroster isn’t quite working properly or the air coming from your vents is a little cooler than you remembered… This may be due to a problem with your car’s heating system. There are a number of reasons why the heater in

Winter is coming. It’s time to get a heater inspection.

November 6th, 2019 by

As the temperature starts to dip, it’s critical that your car’s heater is up to spec. If your heater isn’t working, you could be putting yourself and your family in danger– and not because your car’s cabin will be freezing cold. A failing heater can prevent your defroster from clearing ice and frost off your

Can I use someone else’s roadside assistance?

October 30th, 2019 by

Calling roadside assistance for help can be daunting and confusing, especially if you’ve never done it before. If you’re a member of a motor club like AAA, here are some tips you should know when calling for roadside assistance– even if it’s not your car. Remember to bring your card with you– even if you’re

Best Fall Foliage Drives in New England

October 18th, 2019 by

Peak season is here and the fall foliage is spectacular! Here’s our guide to the best fall foliage drives and motorcycle rides in New England. The Mohawk Trail, Massachusetts Better known as Route 2, this was New England’s first official scenic highway. Start all the way in Pittsfield for a peak at Mount Greylock, and