Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat

Summer is taking its toll on Florida with high temperatures and sticky humidity. While it’s nice for a day at the beach, the sun can be damaging to cars, houses and more. Be safe this summer and beat the heat with some helpful tips to stay cool. It is easy for the summer heat to take a toll on your car. Tires will expand, paint can get damaged and hoses can develop leaks which can cause low fluid levels. Don’t get stuck in the heat on the side of the road if something…Read more …
Road Trip Safety

Road Trip Safety

With the kids out of school, it’s officially summer time. And what’s summer without a good old family road trip? Take some time to read our road trip safety tips to help make your vacation hassle-free and enjoyable for everyone. Before you go We don’t want any mishaps along the highway, so make sure to get your car looked over for any underlying problems that could arise during your vacay. Stock up on emergency supplies like a spare tire, first aid kit, jumper cables, flashlights. Give your ride a wash and make sure…Read more …
Stay Focused on Safety

Stay Focused on Safety

Whether you’re driving alone or with passengers, safety should always be your top concern. With more distractions than ever, it’s crucial that drivers know the basics of safe driving and practice them every time they’re behind the wheel. Driving in the car comes with many distractions: phones, kids, traffic... the list goes on. Staying focused can be difficult, but we're encouraging you to drive more safely with these helpful tips.  Note: please do not read them while driving. By yourself According to distraction.gov, “Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are…Read more …
Winter Tips for Surviving the Cold in Florida

Winter Tips for Surviving the Cold in Florida

Laugh now, but living in Florida doesn’t always keep us away from cold weather. Low temperatures can affect everything from ​your ​home to​ your​ car. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind during one of Florida’s cold snaps. ​Around the House: Although having space heaters and electric blankets can be coz​y​, ​keep watch over them so they don’t catch fire. Be proactive and have an emergency fire plan that everyone ​is familiar with in the family. Good things to have on the list are: ​how to avoid smoke by staying low to the…Read more …
Buying a car for your teen driver: which car is the right car?

Buying a car for your teen driver: which car is the right car?

If you’ve decided to reward your teenager with a car, or help him/her purchase one, how do you decide which car is the right car for a teen driver? Safety It’s easy to find out which cars did well in crash tests (and which didn’t). Visit these sites for current and past ratings, and other useful tools: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awards annual Top Safety Picks The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site has vehicle ratings The National Insurance Crime Bureau allows you to enter a car’s VIN to learn if it’s…Read more …
Teach your Teen Driver to be a Safe Driver

Teach your Teen Driver to be a Safe Driver

For adults, driving is second nature.  The stop sign on the corner, that left-hand turn into your office building, the familiar trip to the grocery store.  But for new teen drivers, the entire experience is unfamiliar and daunting.  New things take time, attention and brainpower to learn.  The brain has to be trained to drive.  Because the teen brain is so preoccupied with basic driving tasks, it is particularly open to distraction and overreaction. Distractions can cause teen drivers to lose focus and make mistakes.  Common teen driving distractions include passengers, radios and…Read more …