Monthly Archives: April 2020

6 Things to Do with Your Car While You’re Stuck at Home

Stay-at-home notices and shelter-in-place orders have taken effect across the United States starting last week. As social distancing becomes the new normal, you likely have begun looking for the next project to keep you occupied. While some have turned to gardening or fixing up the house, others have finally started to knock out the unread books on their shelves. Today, we're going to talk about all of the things you can do with your car while you're stuck at home, too. 6 Things to Do with Your Car During a Stay-at-Home Order1. Start your car regularly. Ask yourself: when was the last time I cranked my car? If you can't remember, go do it now. As car owners sit at home waiting out the pandemic, cars, trucks and SUVs are sitting idle. For some drivers, this can result in a dead battery, which is the last thing you need when it's time to go out to pick up dinner or groceries. 2. Wash and wax the exterior. With spring, pollen tags ... read more

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How to Keep Your Pets Safe and Happy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We've heard about how to keep ourselves safe from the coronavirus pandemic from local and national governments, media outlets, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-but what about our furry friends at home? Here's how you can keep your pets safe and happy during COVID-19. 3 Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe and Happy During the Coronavirus PandemicShow them love and affection. Think quarantine has been difficult to navigate? Your pets are struggling through self-isolation too. If you live in an apartment in the city, your pet may be going on limited walks and bathroom breaks. This could lead to them acting out or becoming destructive as they work through their own emotions. During this trying time, your furry friends need all the love and affection you can muster-and they're probably looking for double the attention now that you are at home 24/7. Find a designated playtime that works for you each day and stick to a schedule. Your p ... read more

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4 Tips for How to Tame Your Road Rage

Road rage is fairly common, especially if you're dealing with city traffic on your daily commute. It's easy to get ticked off at the slow truck taking a "Sunday drive" or the SUV that forgets to use a turn signal. While violence and irrational anger are not the answer to a smoother drive, research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that nearly 80 percent of Americans admit to being aggressive when driving. Looking to control your road rage? Here, we'll discuss 5 sure-fire ways to recognize your aggression behind the wheel and take action to calm yourself down. What Is Road Rage? The dictionary defines road rage as "violent anger caused by the stress and frustration involved in driving a motor vehicle in difficult conditions." Think of your worst day at work. Now, picture the commute home in heavy traffic. You're stressed about your day and any small inconvenience-like someone cutting you off in traffic-just might set you off. You might swere. You might ... read more

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Car Break-Ins are on the Rise: Here’s How to Keep Your Vehicle Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Car break-ins are often crimes of opportunity. As cities across the U.S. hunker down at home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic, car break-ins are on the rise. Last week, opportunistic thieves in Greensboro, N.C. were caught on neighborhood security footage checking cars for unlocked doors. In Hendricks County, Indiana, there's been an uptick in car break-ins at night. Best advice from local police departments? Lock your car. 5 Tips to Help Prevent Car Break-Ins During Coronavirus As your car sits idle for the next few weeks, here are a few steps you can take to protect your vehicle and any personal possessions. 1. Keep any valuables out of sight. Out of sight out of mind is not a joke. One of the biggest reasons that cars are broken into is for the valuables inside. Cash, laptops, jewelry, and more can catch the eye of an opportunistic thief, so it's best to take them inside. If you can't keep items out of your car, cover them up or put the ... read more

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How to Clean your Car to Reduce the Risk of Coronavirus

Per the advice of many local, state and federal government notices and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), driving isn't a high priority at the moment. In fact, many cities and states across the U.S. have issued stay-at-home orders and social distancing policies to keep citizens safe from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). However, driving to the grocery store and pharmacy (or driving to work if you're still required) is an essential need-here's how to clean and disinfect your car to minimize risk. How to Clean your Car to Minimize the Spread of Germs Whether you're an essential worker or you've needed to make the occasional trip to the grocery store for food, you probably take hand sanitizer along with you or wash your hands as soon as you arrive back home. But, what about your car? Your vehicle is a high-touch area and can serve as a breeding ground for germs. Here's how you can reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus by regularly cleaning the inside of your car ... read more

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