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Window Care: How to Make Glass Sparkle Like new

Road grime and early fall rains can turn a your vehicle's windshiled into in a shield of glare. The problem is especially accurte in fall as the sun sits lower on the horizon, enhancing streaks and haze on both sides of the glass. 

How can you keep your windshield from becomng a driving hazard?

Some Simple Medicine for a Nodding Head, Heavy Eyelids

There are people who would never skydive or whitewater raft because of the inherent danger, yet they routinely court disaster with drowsy driving.

Autumn Driving, Safety Tips for Your Teen

Autumn’s early sunsets, foggy mornings and falling leaves present a variety of roadway hazards--especially for teenage drivers.

Don't Let Cracked Windshield Turn Into Expensive Repair

You’re driving behind a gravel truck and suddenly hear the startling crack of stone on glass. A quarter-sized fracture appears in your lower right windshield.

What now?

The Road Kit Makeover: How to Survive Unforseen Circumstance

Midwestern drivers endure harsh winters, so they’re acutely aware how preparation helps them survive breakdowns during the coldest and darkest months of the year.

Don't Let a Fickle Battery Ruin Your Day...or Night

Car batteries and field goal kickers have a lot in common--both endure extreme stress and are only noticed when they fail.

The stakes and potential problems get even higher with the advent of cool fall weather.

A Few Words of Wisdom for College-bound Drivers

Across the country freshman are pulling out of the driveway, waving goodbye to their folks and venturing to college campuses as fall semester begins. Some are living on their own for the first time and others are on the other side of the country.

Multipoint Inspection Finds the Problems You Don't See

Apple-picking and hay-rides are beloved autumn traditions. Although less glamorous, a multipoint inspection also should be on your list of fall activities.


Winter can hit quickly and harshly in many parts of the country. Perhaps your vehicle tires are wearing thin. Or that small leak can become a slippery pool that greets you every morning. And then there's the stuff you don't see.

It's Not Just You, We Hear It Too

Perhaps you’ve become accustomed to the shudders, squeaks and vibrations inside your vehicle. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with them.

A variety of tapes and foams are among aftermarket accessories available to silence the discord.

“Quiet interior is a major comfort factor in today’s vehicles,” said Ivan Mini, Global Automotive Interiors major market leader for Dow Corning. “Noise-damping lubricants can be economical for vehicle manufacturers to eliminate undesirable interior squeaks, rattles, buzzes and vibrations.”

Harvest Festivals Sprout with Fall's Arrival

Harvest festivals are as much a part of fall as early sunsets and crimson leaves. Such festivals are steeped in tradition and regional pride. Recent years have seen new celebrations sprout as well.

Meals need not always come in a box or handed out a window, and harvest celebrations enjoy a fanatical following for those seeking alternatives to the culture of convenience.