1015 – Special Section

Don’t let inflation cancel your summer road trip

StatePoint After two years of restrictions, summer road trips are top of mind for those looking to get out of town. With rising inflation showing no signs of braking, soaring automotive costs, including gas prices, repairs, rental cars and auto insurance are threatening to put a damper on summer fun. This is why many consumers are preparing their budgets now […]

7 ways to pay less on auto insurance

StatePoint Inflation is driving rising costs on everything from gasoline to groceries. And recent research shows that auto insurance is expected to rise for most policyholders this year too. While you can’t control how insurers price their policies, you can avoid shouldering higher costs. Here are a few ways to directly reduce your car insurance rates or mitigate increases: • […]

Fuel Safety Month provides important reminders

StatePoint Whether you’re camping, boating or doing yard work, these are all summertime activities that need fuel. During the month of July, which is Fuel Safety Month, advocates are reminding everyone to stay safe while pumping and using fuel. “Gas prices are high and you may be cutting back, but you’ll still be using gas, diesel and kerosene, and accidents […]

Are there really enough electric vehicle chargers?

StatePoint Electric vehicles are becoming commonplace. By now, you’ve probably seen a Tesla, the Ford Mustang Mach E, Chevy Bolt or Nissan Leaf on the road at least once. Maybe you’ve even heard about newer models like the Rivian R1T pickup and the Toyota bZ4X crossover. And chargers? Yeah, you’ve probably seen them at highway rest stops or store parking […]

Curb distracted driving to keep roads safe

StatePoint Driving fatalities in the United States are at the highest point since 2008, yet new research reveals that many are unaware of the enhanced risk and are actively making choices that increase the danger on our roads. According to a new survey from Travelers, 57% of people think roadway safety is unchanged since before the pandemic. At the same […]

How to get more mileage from your car

StatePoint  With car supplies still not meeting today’s demand, experts believe that prices are going to remain elevated on both new and used cars for the foreseeable future. However, industry insiders say that you can reap more mileage from a vehicle by shopping carefully and by performing regular maintenance. “Staying up-to-date on car maintenance is not only good for your […]

Learn the ABCs of basic car maintenance

Car Care Council Back-to-school season is the ideal time to review your ABCs; the ABCs of car care, that is.  The Car Care Council recommends that motorists brush up on their auto care knowledge to make sure their vehicle is operating at its most efficient level before the school year commences and the onset of fall and winter weather. The […]


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