Choosing the Right Car Seat

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If you are a parent, you know that protecting your child in the car is your number one priority while driving. Having a good car seat is essential to prevent your child from sustaining injuries – they can even prevent death in case of an accident. They’re also required by law, though the specific law varies depending on the state. Arizona requires that children under 8 years of age, and less than 4’9” tall use a child restraint device. There are a lot of different car seats on the market; let’s help break it down for you.

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10 Tips for Driving from Arizona to Mexico

One of many people in Arizona’s favorite weekend vacation spots is Rocky Point. Mexico can be a great, fun place to visit, and being as close as it is, it’s out shortest way to the ocean! If this is your first time driving from Arizona to Mexico, you may have a few questions. Below, we will cover the basics of what you need to be sure to bring, and what you need to know before taking your road trip!

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Recycling Used Auto Oil

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How often do you get your oil changed?

There are a lot of people who dabble in auto repair and change their own oil at home. Even if you don’t change your own oil, every vehicle still needs an oil change done regularly to run at peak performance. But have you ever thought about why you should go about recycling used auto oil?

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Common Auto Insurance Discounts

We all know that we need auto insurance – it’s an absolute necessity in the world today. But how much time lately have you spent exploring your insurance options, or even looking into discounts within your current insurance company? Insurance companies offer a lot of incentives to reward good driving behavior, as well as incentives for various other aspects of life that they believe show responsibility. That is because this is exactly the type of person they would like to have on their plans! Read further to learn more about some of the most common insurance discounts that you may be eligible to receive.

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How to Avoid Buying a Damaged or Stolen Car

So you’re ready to get into a newer car – Awesome! It’s always exciting to find your new vehicle and get something you love. It is also important to be careful when buying used especially though. If a deal looks like it’s too good to be true, you should do a little extra research to be safe. Sometimes if the price is extremely low and things seem a little fishy, there is a reason behind it. Better to take some precautions beforehand than risk purchasing a car with prior body or mechanical issues, or even worse, buying a stolen car. Here’s a few pointers on how to avoid having this happening to you:

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At-Fault Laws of Accidents in Arizona

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With the number of drivers on the road spiking consistently in recent years, automobile accidents are steadily on the rise in the state of Arizona. Even the most responsible driver could be involved in a dangerous situation: there are many dangers to be aware of, and other people might not be so attentive. Due to the increasing popularity of mobile devices and social media, drivers engage in reckless behavior, such as taking selfies or texting while driving. Whatever the cause of an accident, it is essential to determine who is the party at fault to receive rightful compensation.

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Keeping Your Paint Shiny and New for as Long as Possible

In some ways, your car is a reflection of you. You don’t have to own a brand-new car for it to be shiny and clean. Taking care of your car’s paint is actually not that difficult – with very little investment, both in time and effort, you can get great results. It doesn’t matter if your car is older or has some imperfections, you can still improve it or slow down the deterioration process. Here’s how to keep your paint shiny and new for as long as possible.

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What to Check If You Hit a Curb

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Let’s discuss something we have all done by mistake: hitting a curb. Whether we are distracted or just misjudge the distance, people brush or hit a curb on a daily basis. It is important to make sure to conduct a thorough inspection of your vehicle right after the incident occurs. Depending on the type of curb and how hard you’ve hit it, you may have caused more damage than you realize. Checking the wheel alignment is one way to tell if you broke something, but it’s not the most accurate. Here are four things to check after hitting a curb.

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Can Your Car Handle the Heat?

Arizona is a state known for very high temperatures, and low humidity – how many times have you heard it said that “it’s a dry heat?” Although this affords us a nice lifestyle without  snow and mild winters, it also means we have to deal with a little extra wear and tear on our vehicles – especially in the summer. Now that the weather is starting to cool down, it’s a great time to check your car for any damage that has occurred during the summer, and get it fixed as soon as possible! Read more

What to Expect: Car Appraisal After an Accident

Car accidents are unforeseen circumstances no one ever wants to be involved in. And while accidents can be scary and stressful, you know what’s worse? Having little or no knowledge about the car appraisal process before filing an insurance claim. So, if this sounds like you, you’ll find this article very helpful! Read more