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  • Health And Wellness

    How a tape measure and scale can save your child's life

    (BPT) - Babies are measured and weighed frequently in the first few years of life so parents and pediatricians can be sure they are getting a healthy start. But as kids get older, many parents don’t know exactly how tall or heavy their children are. Knowing your child’s height and weight, and using the right car or booster seat when they travel, could save their life.

  • Health And Wellness

    Wondering if it's Time to Buy a New Car? Just Check Your Mailbox

    (NewsUSA) - Have you ever wondered how all of those colorful auto dealership promotion pamphlets arrive in the mail at the exact moment you are contemplating a new car purchase? Oddly enough, they are perfectly timed to coincide with your vehicle-buying needs -- and there's a reason behind it.

  • Health And Wellness

    Teens And Tires: What They Don't Know Can Hurt Them

    (NAPSI)—Nearly 300,000 car crashes involving inexperienced drivers can be prevented each year with better driver’s education, recent research shows. Teenagers often lack the essential knowledge and skills that can help keep them safe on the roads.

Thursday 09/18/2014
Cleaning Up The Mess Made By Title Washing
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—A dangerous scam that hides major problems from consumers who purchase used cars is on the rise.

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Thursday 09/04/2014
Simple Tips to Be More Efficient in Your Garage
Updated: September 05, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Most everyone has a couple of tricks up their sleeve that make chores and tasks simpler. You likely have a few of your own -- and once you develop a superior method of ticking off a to-do list item, it can be difficult to remember what your life was like before.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Giant "Shockmobile" Latest Hit In Mobile Marketing
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—From giant rolling hot dogs to a 65-foot-long “backyard barbecue grill,” huge mobile marketing exhibits are bringing their messages—and, sometimes, tastes—to millions of consumers who might otherwise be focused on much smaller mobile devices. In fact, these rolling marketing exhibits have become so effective that at least one vehicle components manufacturer has joined the parade to communicate the importance of car care.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Fortunately, your car can protect you from the pollen, dust and pollutants that are drawn inside through air-conditioning and ventilation systems.

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Thursday 07/31/2014
Making That Back-To-College Move Easier
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—As the new school year approaches, college students everywhere are preparing for their trip back to campus.

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Back-To-School Budget Tips
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Preparing to go back to school used to be as simple as stocking up the latest textbooks and grabbing a calculator. Today, college students and their parents regularly spend an average of over $800 on apparel, electronics, dorm furnishings and more. As a nation, that means spending for back-to-college reaches over $45 billion. When you add in monthly fees for Internet access, phone data plans and other ongoing technology-related expenses, the "basics" are more costly than ever before.

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Find Out The Meaning Behind The Numbers At The Gas Pump
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Are you one of the millions of Americans who will load up their car this summer and head out for a weekend getaway? If you are, you might be paying the price at the gas pump. Across the U.S., consumers paid the highest average price for gas on the Fourth of July since 2008. Like many, you may question why gas prices peak in the summer. What goes into the price of gas? To understand why, you need to consider the whole story.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Five Tips For RV Travelers
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s a new look at an old pastime: Recreational vehicle (RV) travel has been a favorite with Americans for more than a century. The fuel of choice for RV travelers, propane, has also been around for more than 100 years. Propane is a clean, American-made fuel used for cooking, heating and cooling, and powering a variety of appliances in most towable, motorized and specialty RVs.

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Online Resource For New Drivers
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Most young people look forward to the day they get their driver’s license, but they should know that with the newfound freedom also comes the responsibility of caring for their car.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
7 eye-opening facts for parents of teen drivers [Infographic]
Posted: July 23, 2014

(BPT) - New to the road, teen drivers are still honing their skills behind the wheel. But did you know that teen drivers are 1.8 times more likely to get in an accident than the average driver? In fact, one out of five teen drivers will have an accident within their first year of driving. Before turning over the keys, parents should take the time to educate themselves and their teen about the safety risks and insurance implications of unsafe driving.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Top Car Color Choices Of Men And Women
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to car colors, men and women follow different roads.

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Thursday 07/03/2014
Ethanol Is Good For America
Updated: July 04, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—How much you pay at the pump, how much we can avoid pollution and combat climate change, and how effectively we can stand up to other countries can all depend on whether the government continues a policy that’s been called an unmitigated success.

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Thursday 06/26/2014
Slow Down To Get Around Trash Trucks
Updated: June 27, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Road accidents caused by distracted or speeding drivers are a huge risk for the more than 135,000 men and women of the waste and recycling industry who are out in force each day keeping our communities clean and healthy-but you can be part of the solution.

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Top Three Auto Repair Red Flags
Updated: June 27, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Finding an auto repair shop you can trust can be a challenge. Here are three warning signs to watch for on your next trip to the mechanic.

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Thursday 06/19/2014
New Car Technology May Take The Wheel out of Human Hands
Updated: June 20, 2014 - 3:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Google has been making news in recent months for its work in a ground-breaking area: driverless automobile technology.

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Thursday 06/05/2014
Buying A Once-Wrecked Car
Updated: June 13, 2014 - 3:43 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to used cars, safety is no accident. But an accident shouldn’t keep you from buying a used car you love. In fact, you may drive away with a bargain.

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Tuesday 06/03/2014
Americans Want Easier Car Shopping
Updated: June 04, 2014 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - A recent Edmunds.com survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults shows that Americans of all types are looking for a better car buying experience. To learn more, visit www.edmunds.com/carweek.

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Tuesday 05/27/2014
Dealers Make Smart Moves in Bullish Auto Market
Updated: May 28, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Indications are rosy for U.S. auto sales now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.

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Named your car? Then treat it like a good friend with these tips
Updated: September 28, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - When cousins Bo and Luke Duke from the television series The Dukes of Hazzard named their car “The General Lee,” they had the famous General Robert E. Lee in mind. Why? The show was set in the South, so perhaps it was to capture the Southern vibe of the Duke lifestyle. Maybe it symbolized rebellion against authority. Who knows? There are as many reasons for naming a car as there are drivers, and the Dukes were in good company when they named theirs.

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Thursday 05/22/2014
Best way to handle aggressive drivers? Model better behavior
Updated: September 28, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Aggressive drivers speed, drive too fast or carelessly, change lanes without warning, cut off other vehicles, tailgate and pass in ways that endanger others. Aggressive driving likely causes “a substantial number” of the 6.8 million crashes that occur every year on American highways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says. Everyone is aware of aggressive drivers, but you may be surprised to learn how many people think that other drivers are the only offenders; the truth is that most drivers should take a closer look in the mirror – aggressive drivers may be closer than they appear.

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Thursday 05/15/2014
Rigorous Testing For Agricultural Tire Performance
Updated: May 16, 2014 - 3:39 am

(NAPSI)—To help feed a growing world population, farmers depend on having the right equipment. When they climb aboard their tractors or combines, they’re counting on their agricultural tires to deliver the best possible field performance and value. Rigorous testing can play a key role in ensuring that new products will stand up to the challenging conditions that farmers experience throughout the growing season.

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Monday 05/12/2014
Don't be stuck in the heat walking on your feet: how to prep your car for summer driving
Updated: September 28, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - It is summer and you can’t wait to get out on the road to head to the cabin, on vacation or just a nice carefree ride with the windows down. But while you may be ready to go, is your car? These quick vehicle inspection tips will help you make sure your vehicle is ready for the open road.

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Thursday 05/08/2014
Tips To Keep DIY Truckers On The Move
Updated: May 09, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Increasingly, when it’s time to move out of a college dorm, into a first apartment or on to a new home, consumers are saving time, trouble and money by doing it on their own.

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Monday 05/05/2014
Get a Grip -- Tips for Safer Driving on Wet Roads
Posted: May 05, 2014

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of the year again -- time for wetter roads and, unfortunately, more accidents.

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Thursday 05/01/2014
Potholes Pack A Powerful Punch
Updated: May 02, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Hitting a pothole can be more than a momentary jolt. While the tires and wheels should be visually inspected as soon as possible, you should know there could be damage to the steering, suspension and alignment systems that you can’t see. To help determine if hitting a pothole has damaged your vehicle, watch for these warning signs:

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Protecting Against Sun Damage While In A Car
Updated: May 02, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—The average American spends more than 101 minutes a day in a car. Unfortunately, what many drivers and passengers fail to realize is that when they are in a car, not all the danger they face is on the road.

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Thursday 04/24/2014
Maintenance Pays
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Many drivers find that if they want to make their car last, it pays to put it first. Taking good care of your car means you are more likely to avoid problems, both now, while you’re driving it, and later, when you sell it.

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Tire Maintenance Is Key To Safe Summer Driving
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Tires are the only thing between you and the road, so it’s imperative motorists stay on top of tire maintenance. Proper tire maintenance is important all year, but especially in the summer months as the temperature starts heating up and the frequency of tire blowouts increases.

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Thursday 04/17/2014
Ladies And Gentlemen, Start Your Engines
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—For dependable vehicle operation, it’s essential, for starters, to prevent ignition system failure. That way, you won’t be left stranded by the side of the road.

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A Car's Wipers Need Care To Keep Things Clear
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Windshield wipers may be among the most overworked and underappreciated equipment on your car.

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Noteworthy Partnership Supports Young Farmers
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—An all-American truck brand and a magazine known for its world-class photo essays have found a new way to support America’s farmers.

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Thursday 04/10/2014
Potholes Can Be A Menace To Shocks And Struts
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—The most enduring memory of the winter of 2014 just might be the millions of potholes that continue to dish out punishment to drivers and passengers across the U.S. and Canada. But abominable road conditions can cause more than just a bone-rattling ride; they can also damage important steering and suspension components, including shock absorbers and struts.

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Tuesday 04/01/2014
April is Financial Literacy Month: What to Know Before Buying or Leasing a Vehicle
Updated: April 01, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Buying or leasing a vehicle is an exciting decision. For many consumers, it’s the first “big ticket” item they acquire. Knowing what to expect before making this important financial commitment will help you feel confident about your decision for years to come.

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Thursday 09/13/2012
Used car shopping tips
Posted: September 13, 2012

Some people shop for cars frequently, others do it rarely.  Because a car purchase can be a significant expense, it’s always a good idea to take your time and research options before jumping into the middle of the process. This is especially true when shopping for used cars, because they involve researching vehicle histories.

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Tuesday 09/11/2012
A Battery Check Today Can Keep The Tow Truck Away
Posted: September 11, 2012

(NAPSI)—Sooner or later, all car batteries have to be replaced. The good news is that by taking a few simple maintenance steps, you can avoid the cost and hassle of getting stranded with a dead battery.

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Carmaker Is Driven To Help Students Achieve
Posted: September 11, 2012

(NAPSI)—Keeping America’s schools and students on the road to success is no easy task. Teachers, students and school officials often find themselves scrambling to raise funds with little monetary support at the local level.

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Monday 09/10/2012
Get Better Gas Mileage With New Technology
Posted: September 10, 2012

(NewsUSA) - Gas prices are getting as dangerously high as unemployment rates, and both mean a whole new level of penny pinching for the nation's 99 percent.

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Thursday 08/30/2012
Practice Preventive Vehicle Maintenance
Posted: August 30, 2012

(NAPSI)—“Preventive maintenance is critical for keeping vehicles operating at optimum levels,” says car-care expert Tricia Hecker, Head of Marketing for Mopar. To help, here are 10 items to check on your vehicle:

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Wednesday 08/22/2012
Avoiding Curbstoners
Posted: August 22, 2012

(NAPSI)—To help protect yourself when buying a used car, watch out for curbstoners.

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Sunday 08/12/2012
Avoid a Roadside Mayday This Summer
Posted: August 12, 2012

(NewsUSA) - The temperatures are rising, and so are the numbers of vehicles on the road. Summer is right around the corner, bringing with it a number of road trips to the beach for many families.

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Monday 08/06/2012
Discover a Better Ride on Wet Roads
Posted: August 06, 2012

(NewsUSA) - Bald or poorly maintained tires won't get you very far when it comes to driving on slippery roadways. With improper equipment and maintenance, slick surfaces from rain storms are a major threat to safety on the road.

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Eight Hot Tips For Battery Care
Posted: August 06, 2012

(NAPSI)—More automobile batteries fail in the heat than in the extreme cold, and hot-weather conditions can cause more stress on a battery than frigid temperatures. With temperatures at their annual highs, motorists can protect and care for that part of the vehicle a driver depends on most every day.

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Tips On Making That Back-To-College Move
Posted: August 06, 2012

(NAPSI)—As the new academic year approaches, college students everywhere will start preparing for their trip back to school.

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The Smart Consumer Knows When Premium Pays
Posted: August 06, 2012

(NAPSI)—Consumers are extending the ownership of their vehicles well beyond 100,000 miles by finding ways to improve the quality of their vehicle. Following a good maintenance routine will keep your vehicle on the road longer and out of the shop, avoiding costly repairs.

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Series Celebrates A Love Of Rodeo And Trucks
Posted: August 06, 2012

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those who are fans of two great American pastimes—watching rodeos and driving trucks. There is a series of events designed so fans can indulge in both their passions at the same time. And maybe best of all, it travels to them.

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Friday 07/27/2012
Wireless Technology Improves Road Safety
Posted: July 27, 2012

(NewsUSA) - Imagine a futuristic transportation system with "talking" roads and cars that instantly provide real-time updates on local weather, traffic and road conditions. Equipped with up-to-the-minute information, motorists could choose safer, more direct routes helping to reduce traffic congestion, shorten trips and reduce vehicle emissions.

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Wednesday 07/25/2012
School Bus Safety Tips
Posted: July 25, 2012

(NAPSI)—More than 26 million children ride the school bus every day. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, school buses are the safest form of transportation for getting children to and from school, with most serious school bus incidents taking place when children are outside of the bus.

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