Three Must-have Car Accessories for 2018

Yes, your car gets you from Point A to Point B. But it does so much more than that! It underscores your sense of style, it serves as a party on wheels (and sometimes as a makeshift hotel room or mobile storage unit.)

Tips to Keep Your Car Cool This Summer

It’s not summer quite yet, but it already feels like it many parts of the United States. Over the next few months, the mercury will only keep rising. In some respects, that’s welcome news! After all, summer would not equate to summer fun without plenty of sun!

While most of us probably agree that feeling the sun’s warm rays shining down on our (protectively sun-screened) skin is a highlight of summer, tooling around town in a toasty car (especially while heading to work, school, or somewhere else where perspiration is not a good look) is not a summer highlight. To fully enjoy the season, you’ll want to embrace the sunshine – but keep your car’s cabin climate controlled. Here are some easy ways to do just that.

Give Your AC Some Love. Many motorists don’t pay much attention to their car’s AC until it stops working. You can (and should) avoid this by having your AC serviced before the dog days of summer really set in. Not only will this help you avoid a surprise AC breakdown, it will also help your AC work more efficiently (thus keeping you cooler.) Many service centers run pre-summer AC specials.

Crack the Windows. When your car is parked, even for just a short time, leave the windows and/or sunroof slightly open to allow heat to escape. Most people don’t realize how quickly a car turns from a comfortable temperature to a virtual oven when the air conditioning is turned off and the windows are rolled up. Even on a considerably mild (85 degree Fahrenheit) summer day, the temperature in a closed car can reach 90, 100, and 120 degrees Fahrenheit in 5, 7, and 30 minutes, respectively. The longer it sits, the hotter it gets. (This is also why it is imperative to never leave a child or pet unattended in a closed vehicle!)

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Need Gas? The Sooner You Fill Up the Less You’ll Probably Pay

Have you been to the gas station during the past few days? If so, you may have noticed unusually long lines to fill up. While you may have pulled in simply because you noticed your fuel light was illuminated, many others were gassing up because they follow the price of crude oil.

The Countdown is On: 2018 NFL Football Draft Fast Approaching!

Now that March Madness has subsided, football fanatics are counting down to what, arguably, is the event most likely to shape the coming National Football League (NFL) seasons: The 2018 Draft, of course! April 26-28, 2018 will mark the 83rd time that NFL franchises will meet to select newly eligible players.

Spring Cleaning and Organization Tips

Many people usher in the Spring season by celebrating the winter thaw and rolling up their sleeves to embark upon the Spring purge. Spring is the season of rebirth, and for many that means out with the old and in with the new.

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Do’s and Don’t as Tax Day Approaches

You’ve heard the saying about death and taxes – they’re pretty much the only things you can be 100% certain will affect you. And, they’re both a source of high anxiety for many people. For the most part, you can’t control the former. You can control the latter to some extent. Keep the following in mind, and you will be fine!

Spring has arrived!


We sprung forward a few weeks ago. What were we springing toward? Spring, of course! Despite the unbelievable reality that a wide swath of the U.S. braced for a snowstorm, the rest of us can feel reasonably confident that our weather will just keep getting better over the coming months. Here are a few of our favorite things about our favorite season!