Category: Auto Buying

Fuel-Efficient Cars: Gas Sippers that are Easy on Your Wallet

Gas prices fluctuate over time, so it’s important to consider buying a fuel-efficient car. Today’s vehicles offer impressive fuel economy, with an array of choices that appeal to different drivers. Here are a few of the top fuel-efficient vehicles from Car and Driver (excluding hybrids and electric cars). Chevrolet Cruze  The new aerodynamic shape of […]

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Category: Traffic Safety

Share the Road and Save a Life

Summer is in full swing, and many Carolinians have dusted off their bicycles to hit the open road. With more than a half million collisions between motor vehicles and bicycles taking place in the United States annually, it’s important that both motorists and cyclists stay alert and share the roadway. How drivers and cyclists interact […]

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Category: Insurance Advice

Three Reasons to Buy Life Insurance While You’re Young

1. Protection… just in case. Statistically, you’re unlikely to die in your 20s or 30s. But the truth is, there’s no way of knowing for sure. That’s why you should buy life insurance as soon as you need it — when you become engaged, decide to have children or buy a home. 2. Guaranteed insurability. When you’re […]

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Category: Insurance Advice

Home Prepping Tips for Last-minute Trips

The beach weather report for the weekend looks perfect. You really need a vacation, but there’s no time to prepare. Or is there? Use these quick tips to get away with no worries.   Tell trusted neighbors you’re leaving for a last-minute trip. Ask them to park one of their cars in your driveway while […]

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Category: Car Care

Hit the Road With a Healthy Ride!

All year long I look forward to taking a great summer vacation.  With all the stuff our family requires, I would have to rent a jumbo jet to consider flying. So, we drive!  All the gadgets in modern cars certainly make traveling a pleasure. That is, as long as the vehicle holds up its end […]

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Category: Travel Tips

 Cuba Travel 101: You Can Still Go

(updated as of June 30, 2017) Cuba has long been a bucket-list destination for many travelers. The fact that Americans haven’t been allowed to travel there since President Kennedy’s 1960 embargo is part of its appeal. White sand beaches, little commercialization (compared to other Caribbean countries) and colorful classic cars are other lures for many […]

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Putting the B.R.A.K.E.S. on Teen Deaths

Memorial Day begins the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers, the period when teen crash deaths historically climb. During this time, the average number of deaths from car crashes involving teen drivers, ages 16-19, increases by 16 percent per day compared to other days of the year.  One North Carolina organization dedicated to this issue […]

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Category: Car Reviews

2017 VW Passat Sel Premium Survies SEL

Volkswagen has discontinued the SEL Passat but has retained the SEL Premium trim for 2017 with a suite of standard driver safety aids, nicely outfitted interior and a responsive direct-injection 3.6-liter engine. (There is also a 1.8-liter turbo-charged four-cylinder). After disappointing sales for several years, the front-wheel drive Passat has been gaining year over year […]

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