Driving in the Pacific Northwest Rain

The PNW has seen a fair amount of rain in the past few weeks.  Rain, hilly terrain, and heavy ground saturation can build up to create bigger challenges than normal commuting brings us on a daily basis.  Driving in the rain is no fun. The visibility is poor, the roads are slick. All you want…

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Back to school safety: tips for drivers as we launch into Fall

Parents and teachers spend a lot of time reminding students to practice safety when walking or riding their bikes to school. However, students aren’t the only ones who need to brush up on their safety skills as a new school year begins. As busses return to the roads, and in-person learning restarts, It’s imperative for…

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Did your family welcome a new driver this summer?

Did your family welcome a new driver into the fold this summer?  Summer months, specifically the period between Memorial and Labor Days, are historically the most dangerous for teen drivers, with the highest percentage of motor vehicle collisions. The roads are busy with vacationers, college students home from school and teens as they travel between…

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Rainy weather is creeping up on us…

Grab your umbrellas and don your rain jackets—it’s getting wet outside! As the fall season carries on, colder temperatures and increased precipitation will lead to slicker roads and hazardous driving conditions. It’s important to prepare for our Pacific Northwest weather by giving your vehicle special care and maintenance that will keep you safe. Check out…

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Make Back to School Driving Fun—and Safe

Happy September! The dog days of summer are coming to an end, and the days of fresh pencils, backpacks, and car trips to school and extra-curricular activities are here. These trips can get monotonous and long for both parent and child. But don’t worry—we’ve got you covered with a few tips to make back to…

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Common Summertime Import Issues

Do things seem a bit off in your import lately? While summertime is the prime time to get out and cruise (cue thoughts of you, an iced coffee, your favorite song, and the wind in your hair), this season is often an unfortunate culprit of vehicle woes. But all is not lost! You can still…

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3 tips for surviving Memorial Day road travel

Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time of year to pack up the car, and head to the lake, mountain, or campground with those you love. You can grill up some burgers, grab a cold drink, and dream about the upcoming summer. Most importantly, it’s a time to reflect upon the freedom to do all…

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Safe Halloween Driving Tips

October has arrived and with it comes pumpkins, cider, cooler weather, and of course, Halloween. The combination of cold temperatures, slick roads, and the Halloween holiday mean that car and driving safety is of the utmost importance—especially on October 31, when parents and their little monsters, ghosts, and goblins will be trick-or-treating or driving to…

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