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A stroller is a must-have item for all new parents. In the first few months of life, you can quickly snap in your infant car seat and head on your merry way. However, as your baby begins to grow, you may be hoping that your little one will graduate from a reclined to a fully upright position. This leads to the question “When can a baby sit up in a stroller?” Every child is different.…

Static electricity is the imbalance of energy that causes your child’s hair to stand on end when they rub a balloon against it. Right before lightning strikes, this same phenomenon will occur! While we all know that it is not safe to be outside or in a pool during a lightning storm, an unsuspecting place where you can also be struck is in your car! However, if you are caught in a lightning storm when…

There are a lot of reasons why your license might be suspended and not every suspension is the same. There are different durations and conditions for each type of suspension and there are different rules in each state. Some people are able to drive to and from work or school with a suspended license and some people are restricted from all driving. The suspension could have a specific date to be lifted or it could…

As you transition from a learner driver to a licensed driver, you may wish to move forward and purchase a vehicle. This may prove challenging, if not impossible, for you if you live in some states. However, over 25 states make it a little easier for you. The act of purchasing a car has multiple steps. Each could affect your journey to buying a vehicle with a learner’s permit, including financing a vehicle through a…

Busy moms can all relate to the struggles of leaving the house to run errands with the kids in tow. Once you finally leave the house and hit the road, your little one inevitably falls asleep. When you reach your destination, you may be wondering how long you can safely leave your car running while parked to jump out and run a quick errand without disturbing the peace. The answer is that you should only…

If you have ever been in a serious automobile collision, you have likely experienced airbag deployment before. However, just because the airbags have deployed, that doesn’t necessarily mean the car is not driveable! If everything is still working mechanically and electrically, you might be wondering: can you drive a car with the airbags deployed? There are no federal laws that specify that you cannot drive a vehicle after the airbags have deployed. Make sure your…

If you’ve experienced an automobile accident, chances are you and your passengers have come face to face with a deployed airbag. As traumatic as hitting an airbag is, parents everywhere know that they keep our children and us safe during auto accidents. You may think that airbags only deploy in serious accidents, but that’s not the case. Airbags can deploy for any impact over eight mph, accidents which some may consider fender benders. If your…

It is a befuddling moment — you walk to the parking lot or street where you left your vehicle and it is nowhere to be found. The realization that you were illegally parked is an expensive mistake to make, and for many, the steep fines that grow day by day make it hard to retrieve the car. As of 2019, the Motor Vehicle Towing industry has raked in a whopping $7.1 billion dollars in revenue…

For many parents, automobile leases are a great way to keep driving the latest and safest cars on the market by signing a new lease every few years. Still, buyer’s remorse does happen even with the latest cars. For example, if you just found out you have a new passenger on the way and need a mini-van or discovered you need more legroom than the new car has to offer, you may be regretting that…

Our cars, like other machines, suffer from wear and tear. At times, it could be a regular problem that can be solved by following simple procedures. Other times, the car might suffer problems that require professional help. This is why mechanics are usually on speed dial for most car owners. There is however one question that comes up frequently when it comes to leaving cars at a mechanic’s workshop. Can a mechanic refuse to release…