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The most popular mode of transportation is to drive. But, there are roughly 6 million car accidents a year. Over 4 million of these accidents result in injury requiring medical treatment. With the odds clearly not in our favor, it is essential to understand how our bodies work after an accident. There are multiple factors to how long you might feel pain, stiffness, or soreness. Even if you were lucky enough to head home directly…

Everyone loves that new car smell, and one of the easiest ways to afford that shiny new car is to lease it. Leasing a vehicle allows you to drive off the lot with a newer model. One with more gizmos and gadgets than a traditional auto loan. And it’s usually much more affordable. One in 4 cars on the road today is a leased vehicle. With so many people leasing cars, it is essential to…

You love the new car you just signed a lease on, but you would also like to make some modifications. Maybe you want to upgrade the brakes or you would prefer sports seats. Maybe you would like to have a different color or a custom look for your ride. Are you allowed to make these kinds of modifications on a car that you are only leasing? Most car leases prohibit you from making permanent modifications.…

There is nothing more important than protecting your child in every way possible. Whether it’s protecting them against the sun with sunscreen, the cold with a winter coat, or from injuries with a car seat, it’s your job as a mother to always look out for her child.  The easiest thing you can do to keep your child safe when driving in a car is to buy them a car seat and install it properly.…

My 6-year-old daughter loves to climb into the front seat before we take off to run errands. Something about it makes her feel “big” and independent. I gently remind her she needs to climb back into her seat so she can be safe…and with a sigh and a roll of her eyes, she climbs into the back. So, when can a child sit in the front seat? In Illinois, if the child is over 8…

Parenting comes with a lot of questions. One of the most common – “when can my kid sit in the front seat?” Maybe you have a seven-year-old who wants to sit up front like mommy and daddy – they ask every morning! So, you start wondering, is now the time? If you live in Pennsylvania, the decision may not be up to only you. Parents and guardians have to follow the state’s rules for letting…

My 6-year-old daughter loves to climb into the front seat before we take off to run errands. Something about it makes her feel “big” and independent. I gently remind her she needs to climb back into her seat so she can be safe…and with a sigh and a roll of her eyes, she climbs into the back. So, when can a child sit in the front seat? In Illinois, if the child is over 8…

Car seat protectors can also cover your car seats from any possible damages that your child’s car seat can cause. Car seat protectors are fittings intended to add a layer of protection to your car’s upholstery.  This can shield your car’s original leather from the expected wear and tear, accidental spills, crumbs, dirt, and other elements that can wet and damage it. But, is it safe to use car seat protectors? Are those car seat…

I distinctly remembered the first time I turned the light on in my mom’s car. The light flicked on, and she activated the “mom voice.” “Turn that light off, NOW!” I did, flicking off the offending light immediately, hands shaking, and mom explained, “It’s illegal to have the light on in the car when driving.” It turns out mom was wrong (but don’t tell her I said that.) In fact, it is not illegal to…

Whether you live in the area, or plan to visit, it is important to know the laws about smoking in South Carolina. Nothing is worse than getting an unexpected fine when you are out and about enjoying a cruise ride. We all have heard the dangers of smoking, but is smoking in your car with a child illegal? In South Carolina it is legal to smoke in a car with a child. Currently, there is…