Keep your family safe on the road

Don’t do it. Don’t even think about it. Texting and driving, that is. Did you know you are 23 times more likely to be in a crash texting while driving? Text messaging alone caused more than 16,000 deaths in car accidents from 2001 to 2007. According to new U.S. government research, deaths related to cell phones and texting while driving rose 28 percent in just three years, from 4,572 in 2005 to 5,870 in 2008. The distraction caused by mobile phone use while operating a vehicle is akin to driving under the influence. Scary, isn’t it?

These 6 Car Hacks Will Amaze You

It is estimated that we spend about 7 percent of our lives driving. That’s a considerable amount of time! If you’re going to be in your car so much, you might as well learn to get the most out of it. Here are five hacks that can make driving and owning it a bit more enjoyable.
 

Oh, deer! What to do if you hit one this winter

Oh, deer! (Literally) What do you do if you hit a four-legged game animal?

First of all, know that you’re not alone. State Farm estimates that 1.23 million auto-deer collisions occurred in the U.S. between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. These accidents were costly for drivers, typically causing around $3,300 in damage.

So, what to do if your luck turns sour? Here are a few tips:

Get smart about auto insurance claims

Maybe it was your unlucky day and someone rear-ended you. Or maybe you didn’t see that car behind you when you were backing up at the grocery store. In either case, you probably have a lot of thoughts going through your head.

How to Baby Your Car After a Paint Job

If you’ve taken the time and spent the money to have your car’s exterior refinished, the last thing you want is to do something to compromise the job. Here’s what you need to know to keep the paint looking fresh for as long as possible:

Your rights in choosing a Fort Wayne body shop

If you’ve ever had to file a claim with an insurance company, you might have felt undue pressure to use a specific repair shop. This practice is called steering, and is illegal. It is fairly common for insurance companies to use verbal techniques to scare customers into thinking they won't receive payment for their claim or that it will cost more if they choose a different shop.