Avoiding Incidents and Accidents Caused by Road Rage

A man pressing his hand on the car horn of a steering wheel, meant to represent road rage.It can be irritating to be running late for an appointment and encounter a traffic jam. This mounting frustration is not only distracting and stressful, but it can also lead to aggressive, unsafe driving. It can be equally stressful to be on the receiving end of road rage should you mistakenly cut someone off or simply be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Since angry drivers contribute nothing but increased risks while driving, it’s important to learn how to avoid incidents and accidents caused by road rage. [Read more…]

Tips for Sharing the Road with Motorcycles

A young woman on a motocycle pulled over on to the side of the road wearing leather protective gear and a helmet.Spring is upon us, and you’ve likely already seen a few motorcycle enthusiasts taking to the road. People presume to know how to conduct themselves when driving around motorcycles, but the bumper stickers and billboards aren’t enough to prevent motorcycle and automobile collisions from occurring each day. As motorcycles are a high-risk category of vehicles, it takes awareness from all parties to keep everyone safe. To help promote safe driving, here are our tips for sharing the road with motorcycles. [Read more…]

Avoiding Car Accidents Through Situational Awareness

A man in a car adjusting his rear view mirror to enhance his situational awareness while drivingSituational awareness is a term that is thrown around a lot, but many people often don’t understand the true complexity of this safe-driving habit. The power of observation while driving takes practice. As your sensory perception builds over time, you’ll be able to pick up on anomalies in the environment that could lead to danger. Since this habit relies on a combination of personal experiences and your alertness, it may be difficult to imagine honing this skill. In this blog, we will provide some tips on learning to avoid car accidents through situational awareness. [Read more…]

How Your Vehicle Can Affect Your Auto Insurance

Two sedans and an SUV on the showroom floor of an auto dealershipWe’ve all heard that auto insurance rates can fluctuate according to the type of car you drive. Oftentimes, our decision to purchase a vehicle is heavily influenced by the notion that it may increase our monthly payments. While most insurance companies have their own unique formula that determines how much a policyholder should pay, there are common vehicle features that customarily weigh into the cost of insurance. Let’s take a look at how your vehicle can affect your auto insurance and why. [Read more…]

Preparing for Ice and Snow: Before and After the Storm

Close up of snow weighing down the branch of a pine tree.If the recent weather in New England is any indication, we’re in for a snowy winter. While Massachusetts residents are no stranger to heavy snowfall and ice, some underlying challenges and hazards can catch us by surprise. Preparing for ice and snow requires a combination of precautions and post-storm alertness. To lend a helping hand, we’re here to provide tips on handling some of the more dangerous obstacles. [Read more…]

Should You Purchase an Extended Warranty for Your Car?

A closeup of an electronic car key on a desk with a hand holding a pen signing an extended car warranty in the backgroundMost of us have been burned by the costs of hefty auto repairs, many of which aren’t our fault. There’s always the hesitancy of trusting in the reliability of a new car, regardless of the state of the vehicle. If you’ve purchased a car from a dealership, you’re accustomed to the moment the salesperson inevitably pitches you an extended warranty. Despite the price, there’s often a fair amount of consideration that goes into your decision. In this blog, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of an extended warranty for your car to help simplify your decision. [Read more…]