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Drive smart, Drive safe, and please Drive Prepared.

The new year is here, and has some weird weather with it. With the Weather being as nice as it has been, more people are out enjoying it. This means more vehicles on the roads, more vehicle issues, and more vehicle accidents. According to the Minnesota's Department of Public Safety's Webpage; there have already been 47 deaths, due to vehicle accidents, this year alone. Already almost an eighth of last year's 413 lives lost on our Minnesota Roads. There are  simple measures we can all take when driving, that include, but are not limited to: moving over for emergency vehicles & tow-trucks, patience, courtesy, observance, and proper vehicle upkeep. While vehicle upkeep may not seem at the forefront of accident prevention, numbers also don't lie. For example, on average most pedestrian related vehicle accidents happen between 6 P.M and 9 P.M.(according to NHTSA[United States Department of Transportation]). Additionally according to a report in 2015 33,000 accidents ... read more

Why is vehicle maintenance is so important ?

Vehicle maintenance is not optional if you want to be safe and keep others safe on the road. As our new vehicles get safer with new technology, we still need to do the basics to protect our loved ones, which is our second-largest investment for most people. Simple things that should be looked at are: daily checks, weekly checks, monthly checks, and yearly checks on vehicles.    Daily vehicle check: Do a walk around and look at the tires. Are they low on air pressure? Make sure all exterior lights are working. Most new vehicles will tell you if you have an issue with that on your instrument cluster, but not all the time, so it’s a good idea to check manually. Weekly checks Look for leaking fluids; look under your vehicle for loose or hanging trim pieces. If your vehicle is older, it is a good idea to open the hood to check your fluid levels. Check your oil, anti-freeze windshield washer fluid, and other fluids. Monthly checks If you're not doing a weekly che ... read more

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