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The Crossover Compromise

I have two kids (which sometimes feels like I have ten), a giant dog, and a whole mess of gear that complements our love for the outdoors. We need a vehicle that fits our busy lifestyle, but driving a minivan is just not my thing. The solution I found, and that I’ve stuck with through our past three trade-ins is the crossover. […]

By |2014-05-28T10:07:01+00:00May 28, 2014|Automotive Info|Comments Off on The Crossover Compromise

Road Trip Through Utah- From North to South

With I-15 running right through the middle of the state, Utah is a hub for travellers who are looking to refuel, and recharge their batteries. It’s impossible to miss the beauty of our state, even if you’re just speeding up the freeway, and if you take the time to take the side-roads, the views are absolutely breathtaking. Whether you’re a long-time local, or just passing through, here are some of the must-see scenic drives [...]

By |2014-05-21T10:07:17+00:00May 21, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Road Trip Through Utah- From North to South

The Best Road Trips Begin in Utah

Located in the heart of the Wild West, Utah is a great jumping off point to see some of the best sights in the country. If road tripping is your preferred method of travel, there’s a lifetime worth of places to visit just in the states that surround us. […]

By |2014-05-14T10:03:03+00:00May 14, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Best Road Trips Begin in Utah

Keeping Kids Happy on Road Trips

If you find yourself answering the question, “Are we there yet?” for the thousandth time within 45 minutes of leaving the house on a long road trip, you’re joining the ranks of parents who are looking for ways to entertain kids in the car. Antsy kids can make travel very irritating, and they can pose a safety risk as they wiggle out of their seats and play with the window buttons. Having a variety [...]

By |2014-05-08T18:57:58+00:00May 8, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Keeping Kids Happy on Road Trips

Preparing for a Road Trip

Spring is upon us, and summer’s right around the corner, which means it’s time to head outdoors. Summertime is the most popular time of year for people to take roadtrips. Kids are out of school, the weather is nice, and it’s the perfect time to see the country first hand. Before you load up the car and head out, make sure you’re ready for the best summer road trip ever. Plan Ahead Having an [...]

By |2014-04-22T11:36:43+00:00April 22, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Preparing for a Road Trip

Vital Items to Keep in the Trunk of Your Car

Chances are you spend a pretty significant amount of time in your car, and you’re going to experience some of life’s problems when you’re on the road from time to time. Whether you have a breakdown, or spill an entire Slurpee in your lap, carrying a few basic essentials in your trunk can really help you out in a pinch. Here’s a list of what we think everyone should be carrying in their car [...]

By |2014-04-15T11:35:36+00:00April 15, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Vital Items to Keep in the Trunk of Your Car

Preparing Your Car for a Road Trip

The weather’s warming up and everyone’s getting antsy to get outside. With spring fever comes a need for freedom, and this is the season for planning out the road trips we’ll be taking for the rest of the year. Before you heed the call of the open road, you need to make sure your car is up to the challenge with a pre-trip checklist. […]

By |2014-04-08T12:33:35+00:00April 8, 2014|Driving Safety, Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Preparing Your Car for a Road Trip

Helping Teens Avoid Distracted Driving

One of the best parts of being a teenager is the new-found freedom of driving. Getting behind the wheel and going where you want without help from anyone else is certainly exciting, but it’s also risky for new drivers. Distracted driving is unsafe for anyone, but it’s especially dangerous for teenagers who are just getting used to driving. Explaining to your teens what the dangers of distracted driving are, and making strict family rules [...]

By |2014-04-02T11:32:20+00:00April 2, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Helping Teens Avoid Distracted Driving

Why and When to Rotate Your Tires

The tires on your car are meant to last for around 50,000 miles (depending on the brand and type) but that doesn’t mean that they won’t need any maintenance during this time. If not properly cared for, your tires can wear unevenly, which can shorten their life a lot. Having your tires rotated periodically not only helps them to last longer, it increases your gas mileage, and improves the performance of your car. Causes [...]

By |2014-03-27T11:25:01+00:00March 27, 2014|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Why and When to Rotate Your Tires

The Safe and Easy Way to Change a Flat Tire

We’ve all been there before: You’re driving down the road when you begin to hear, and feel, the rhythmic thumping sound of a flat tire. Or, you walk out to your car to leave for work, only to find that you’re not going anywhere on that tire. There seems to be some natural law dictating that flat tires happen at the most inconvenient times. You can save yourself some time and money if you [...]

By |2014-03-25T11:20:07+00:00March 25, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Safe and Easy Way to Change a Flat Tire
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