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Safe Driving Tips to Teach Teens

Safe Driving Tips to Teach Teens

Parents always have a lot to worry about when it comes to their children, and it’s made worse when their children reach driving-age. To help ease your mind when your teen takes to the road, it’s worth teaching them safe driving habits while they practice their driving with you in the vehicle. Here are some safe driving tips to teach teens. No phones: Although it’s tempting to look at your phone while driving, you should instruct your teen to keep…

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Tips for Safe Driving in the Rain

Tips for Safe Driving in the Rain

Spring tends to bring a lot of rain, so now is a great time to refresh yourself on safe driving practices for rainy days and wet roads. Whether you’re a new driver or a seasoned one, keeping in mind these tips for driving in the rain can help you prevent an unneeded headache. Go slow. Taking it a bit slower in the rain will reduce your chance of hydroplaning and skidding, and it gives you more time to brake when…

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How to Avoid Aggressive Driving

How to Avoid Aggressive Driving

We’ve all encountered drivers who tailgate, speed, or run red lights, and most of us have probably done one or more of these things ourselves. These all qualify as prime examples of aggressive driving, which is any intentionally unsafe behavior on the road. In celebration of Aggressive Driving Awareness Month, here are some tips to help you avoid aggressive driving and stay safer on the road. Avoid Aggressive Behaviors Even if you’re running late, it’s important to follow the rules…

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Improve Your Driving Habits For 2019

Improve Your Driving Habits For 2019

Set a unique New Year’s goal for yourself by resolving to improve your driving habits in 2019. These few tips and tricks will help you become not just a better driver, but a safer one., No distractions It absolutely bears repeating and emphasis: Do not under any circumstances drive distracted or intoxicated. There is no surer way to lose your freedom to drive than by being distracted or drunk behind the wheel, and that’s if you’re lucky enough to not…

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Safe Driving Tips for Halloween

Safe Driving Tips for Halloween

While most people spend Halloween night either passing out candy or walking through the streets with their trick-or-treaters, some of us may need to do some driving. If you need to get in the car, here are some driving tips for Halloween to help keep everyone safe along the way. Put away any potential distractions in your car, like your phone or food. Turn off the radio and roll the windows down if possible so you can better hear those…

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Safety Tips for Traveling with Pets this Summer

Safety Tips for Traveling with Pets this Summer

Taking your dog or cat with you on vacation can add lots of fun to your trip, and it can save you money on a pet-sitter. But traveling with pets presents some challenges and requires extra planning, so keep these tips in mind. It’s important to make sure you have all the necessary identification for your pet like rabies vaccination papers, which may be required when crossing the border into some states. It’s also a good idea to have your…

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Thanksgiving Travel Tips on the Road

Thanksgiving Travel Tips on the Road

Choosing to forgo costly airline tickets by hitting the road with your family instead? You’re not alone. It’s estimated that more families are choosing to road trip for the holidays in 2017 than ever before. In order to avoid all that traffic and stay sane and safe, here’s some Thanksgiving travel tips.   Avoid Driving on Wednesday Tuesday and Wednesday are the busiest days for travel, with Wednesday between 3 and 7 PM being peak traffic time. Avoid the rush…

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Auto Service Basics: Importance of Tire Rotation

Auto Service Basics: Importance of Tire Rotation

The tires are one of the most important parts of a vehicle, seeing as how they keep you rolling along the road. Taking care of your tires is easier than you might think and can be done every time you get your oil changed. Rotating your tires is one of the simplest ways to extend the life of your tires. Here’s everything you need to know about the importance of tire rotation from us here at Gossett VW! Rotating your…

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What Do Your Vehicle Warnings Indicators Mean?

What Do Your Vehicle Warnings Indicators Mean?

We’ve all been there. You’re driving along, ABBA’s greatest hits blaring from your stereo, without a care in the world, and then all the sudden, one of the Vehicle Warning Indicators lights up on your dash. Now you have a couple of options. You could place a small square electrical tape over the icon. Out of sight, out of mind. But then you’d be ignoring a really great preventative maintenance tool from workings its magic. Instead, why not learn what…

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What to Do If Your Car Gets Towed

What to Do If Your Car Gets Towed

It’s pretty scary to go outside and find that your car isn’t where you left it, but getting it back can be a simple process. Just follow these steps for what to do when your car gets towed. Before you do anything, check around the area for “no parking” signs and tow-away zone signs; if you think you may have been wrongly towed, take pictures of the area. If you do see a tow-away zone sign, call the number listed…

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