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How to check and refill your car’s oil

Regularly checking and maintaining your car’s oil level is one of the best things you can do to take care of your engine. And, it’ll save you money on a mechanic in the long run since you can easily perform this maintenance at home. First things first—how do you know when you need to check…

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How to wash your car at home

Washing your car at home may seem like a simple task—not to mention financially savvy—but there are some things to watch out for to ensure you’re protecting your vehicle from damage caused by yourself or a changing season’s elements. We’ll take you through the process step by step to help keep your car looking and…

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High-risk auto insurance

What is high-risk auto insurance? High-risk auto insurance—or nonstandard auto insurance—covers individuals who insurance providers consider to carry an elevated risk of operating a vehicle, usually due to a poor driving record. While high-risk auto insurance policies come with higher premiums, drivers can improve their record and reduce their premium over time. If your driving record…

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Eight car tips to prepare for cooler weather

Cold weather brings challenges for drivers—and their cars. Winter is right around the corner, so now is the perfect time to finish prepping your car for cold, snow, and ice. Check out these eight tips to help get your car in shape for winter. 1. Inspect your tires Tires are a big piece of maintenance…

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Cheap no-deposit car insurance—is it legitimate?

What is no-deposit car insurance? As you shop around for auto insurance, you may encounter insurance companies offering “cheap car insurance with no deposit required.” It’s easy to see the appeal of such an offering—after all, who wouldn’t want to have their car legally insured without having to pay up front? But you have reason to be…

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Does my auto insurance cover my rental car?

It always happens when you least expect it: your car breaks down and needs to be repaired, but you’ve got places to be. Now you need a rental car but you don’t know if your insurance covers your temporary ride. That’s when the questions begin. Do I need rental car insurance? First and foremost, it’s…

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Riding a motorcycle can improve your mental health

To people who see motorcycle riding as purely an adrenaline rush for thrill-seekers, the idea of riding for your mental health can seem confusing. In the eyes of the uninitiated, motorcycle therapy seems to be an oxymoron. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Experienced motorcycle riders have long understood motorcycle riding yields benefits…

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Enjoy the fall colors—but keep safety on your mind with these five tips

Most motorcycle riders are three-season riders—out riding a motorcycle on the first pretty day in the spring and parking the bike in storage when the first winter snowfalls. In between, there’s the fall riding season. We’ve gathered five tips to help make it safer and more enjoyable. 1. Check tire pressure Sometimes summer gradually fades…

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Tips to manage car insurance costs and possible rate changes

Owning a car can be a big investment. When most people budget for the expense of owning a vehicle, the amount of the monthly car payment is probably the first thing that comes to mind. You may also think about the cost of gas, oil changes, and other regular maintenance. But don’t forget about one…

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How to care for your car when it’s been parked a while

If your car’s been out of use for an extended period of time, there are things you can do to help it run smoothly when you’re ready to take it for a spin again. Here’s our list of car maintenance tips to help keep your car in good shape: Start and move your car Make…