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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…

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…