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Six Winter Driving Tips You’ve Probably Heard Before (But Definitely Need To Hear Again)

This article has been refreshed with new tips and tricks to help you navigate winter terrain. It was originally published on December 12, 2019. Driving in the snow and ice can be tricky. Here are our top winter driving tips you’ve probably already heard before–but always bear repeating: Invest in winter tires. All-season tires are […]

Winter Survival Kit: 7 Things to Keep in Your Car During Winter

With the season’s first big snowstorm on its way to New England, it’s important to make sure your car is equipped with a winter survival kit. A “winter survival kit” contains the cold weather supplies and emergency equipment you’ll need if you find yourself stranded in the middle of a storm or a cold snap. […]

Winter Car Seat Safety: Alternatives to Puffy Coats

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 will compress—and that extra slack will […]

Clear the Snow Off Your Car In Record Time

This article was originally published in December 2019. 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. With more winter snow storms on the way, it’s essential to keep your car windows clear. You should always try to build in […]

How to Wash Your Car in the Winter

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?

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.

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 […]

Car Seat Safety: Winter Guide

Winter is a tricky time for car seats. With the cold New England weather, it’s important to bundle up the family. But all those layers can be dangerous in the car, especially for kids still in car seats. With that in mind, we wanted to share a few tips to help you keep your little […]

Your Winter Service Checklist

It’s that time of year again! The cold is here, snow is coming, and your car needs a tune-up before holiday travel starts. Here are a few things to make sure your mechanic checks when you go in for service: Antifreeze and Radiator Make sure your antifreeze is topped off and ready to go with […]