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HOW TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY CAR KIT

We’ve talked before about the importance of having an emergency car kit in your vehicle in case of a roadside emergency. There are a lot of kits that you can purchase online, but they don’t all come standard with everything that you ideally need to keep you safe in an emergency situation. And many people forget about other smaller items that you can pack in your emergency car kit to make an emergency or being stranded on a remote road somewhere much more bearable. Here’s what you should add to your emergency car kit list. We’ve broken them down into sections to make it easier to organize. Tools Jumper cables Roadside flares Pair of work gloves Antifreeze Brake fluid Two quarts of oil Screwdrivers (Phillips head and flat head) Pliers Adjustable wrench Ice scraper Funnel Old rags Pocketknife Duct tape Safety First aid ... read more

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4 BEST CROSSOVER SUVS FOR YOUR BUCK

If any vehicle has grown in popularity over the last decade, it’s the crossover SUV. Adopting some of the more noticeable characteristics of an SUV (a high center of gravity, high ground clearance, and all wheel drive) and merging them with the benefits of a car (better fuel mileage, handling like a sedan, and a more manageable overall size), the crossover SUV has become one of the most sought after vehicles – especially for families. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle and are looking to downgrade from a large SUV, a crossover might be your best bet. But which ones are worth looking at? Here are our four favorite crossover SUV models that will give you the most bang for your buck. 1. Mazda CX-5 With a starting price of around $22,000 ranging up to $30,000 with additional features, the Mazda CX-5 is a great option for a crossover SUV. It has good fuel economy, averaging 26 MPG for city driving and 32 MPG for highway driving. It also has a spacious interior, whic ... read more

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WINTER TIRES AND WHY THEY MATTER

WINTER TIRES AND WHY THEY MATTER

The Denver metro area has already seen its first snowfall, which means that areas in the mountains are well on their way to winter. We often think that the winters are relatively mild in the city, which is why it makes such a popular destination for people to move to. What many people don’t realize, however, is that, mild or not, winter still brings snow, and all it takes is one wrong tire on one wrong patch of snow to cause an accident. Sometimes the difference between an accident and a smooth trip is how alert and careful the driver is, but during the winter months, snow tires can give you a certain advantage, because oftentimes accidents happen to the most cautious of drivers. Here’s what you need to know. What Are Snow Tires? Snow tires, simply put, are not all-season tires. They have deeper grooves to provide greater traction. They’re thicker. They give you control of ... read more

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