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The first time you get on a bike (and don’t stall right away, at least) is an unforgettable experience, and once you’re moving, you’re hooked. But! There are steps that you need to take to make sure you’re having the right kind of fun on a bike, and that you’re doing it safely. From the type of bike that’s suited to your riding style to safety gear, this list covers the basics of motorcycle ownership.…

If you’re buying a car for commuting, family trips, or just as a weekend toy, safety is always a top priority. Vehicle safety has come a long way since the first automobiles, and an entire industry has risen from the safety requirements that surround vehicle production. From the creation of the three-point seatbelt by Volvo engineers – who then opened the patent for all manufacturers to use, free of charge – to modern day automatic…

If you love being in the mountains or driving anywhere outside of the city, chances are you care about your environmental impact too. There are many viable options to make the hike to the hills – although not on foot – and limit the damage we cause. Typical 4X4 and older AWD vehicles have heavier gas and oil consumption than newer SUV’s and Crossovers, but if you want to keep your emissions green and still…

As cars get more complicated with computers and more advanced components, it can be very easy to forget that certain basic features are the same with every vehicle. Oil, tires, batteries and brakes are all essential for the smooth operation of your vehicle. When looking at salvage vehicles all of these aspects should be inspected with an eye toward their successful operation. And on any car, new or old, they all need to be checked…

What is a high risk driver? Most drivers don’t have flawless driving records and even fewer are a “perfect” driver in the eyes of an insurance company. There are a number of factors that go into determining the risk associated insuring a certain driver, not all of which actually have to do with their driving record. Teenage drivers. Just being a teenage driver is enough for an insurance company to consider you a higher risk…

You’re driving on a long road trip, it’s getting late and the sun it starting to set. You’ve been driving through the woods for a little while now and you’re getting a bit tired. Suddenly you see your headlights reflect off the eyes of a deer in the road in front of you! What do you do? The correct thing to do is to drive straight and slow down as quickly and safely as possible.…