Third-Party Extended Warranties: A Complex Topic

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Consumers are often offered extended warranties from vehicle dealers when they purchase new or used vehicles. Extended warranties can be great products because they offer peace of mind in the event that your car needs to be repaired after the manufacturer’s new car, or dealer’s used car, warranty is no longer in effect. But there is an important thing to know about extended warranties – they are not all created equal. Those offered by reputable dealers are fine but many third-party ones aren’t. Here is what we want you to know:

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Defensive Driving Tips


Whether you are a new driver or have had your license for many years, you have probably heard the term “defensive driving.” It is important to be a safe driver on the road to help yourself avoid an accident. In the process, you can also save money, time and lives, even if driving conditions are not ideal or if the actions of others aren’t, either. Below are some tips to be aware of for you to effectively practice defensive driving:

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How to Take Care of Leather Seats


Leather seats are attractive to look at and very comfortable to sit in. Not only that, during hot weather, they absorb perspiration whereas vinyl seats trap it. No wonder leather seats are so popular. But, leather requires maintenance to remain in good shape. The problem is that leather is organic, they are literally the skins of animals and, as a result, can deteriorate over time. As a result, if you have leather seats, it is recommended you clean and condition them frequently. Here’s how to do it:

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About Weird Features in Old Cars


Cars made many decades ago had some of the weirdest features in or on them. Read on to learn about seven of them! Enjoy!

1) Horse Head
Cars battled with horses as a popular means of transportation in the early days of cars, and there were some problems. Horses were frightened when a car approached because they didn’t know what cars were. In the late 1890s, Uriah Smith developed a perfect solution – a fake horse head. The idea was that cars would absolutely have to have his “Horsey Horseless” fake horse head attached to the front of the vehicle and that would calm skittish horses. Unfortunately, this never actually happened.

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How to Best Drive in Wet Weather


Whether you’ve been on the road for decades or are a new driver, driving in the rain is inevitable and can be quite difficult. Here are six handy and useful tips to help you have a safe trip while on the road in the rain:

1. Turn your headlights on. Headlights will allow other motorists to see you better, but will also let you see the road better than without. However, don’t use rear fog lights in the rain because motorists behind you may think you are braking when you use them.

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