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The Body Shop at SEARS ( DID YOU KNOW)
Some insurance co. may want you to visit their drive-in claims center before having your car repaired. You can do this or you may leave your car at our shop and ask the insurance co. to inspect the car here. You have the right to go to a repair shop of your choice. GO TO A NAME YOU CAN TRUST From Montauk to Manhattan L.I.N.Y.
Insurance Dept. Is ready to help you 1-800-342-3736 $19.99 OIL & FILTER (most cars) Hicksville N.Y.
U.S. drivers have saved about $20 billion on gasoline so far this year compared to the same period in 2015, which has made travel more affordable than in recent years. A more confident consumer and rising economic activity also are offsetting a cooling labor market to help boost holiday travel.
Drivers to pay lowest Independence Day gas prices in more than a decade
Low gas prices are motivating millions of Americans to travel this Independence Day. Despite recent seasonal increases, gasoline prices remain well below recent years. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.31, which is 47 cents less than one year ago. AAA expects most U.S. drivers will pay the lowest Independence Day gas prices since 2005.
( Did you know ) That unrestrained pets in a vehicle are dangerous to the driver, passenger and man’s best friend? AAA recommends that pet owners restrain their pet inside the vehicle each and every time you travel with your pet. When you buckle your own seat belt, be sure you do the same for your furry companion before you hit the road.
Driving on a beautiful sunny day can provide stunning scenery, but it can also create a hazard if the driver’s view is compromised by a glaring sun.
Just after sunrise and before sunset the sun can shine directly into drivers’ eyes, leaving many motorists driving with a glare. This glare can make it much harder to see the road ahead and potential hazards creating an added risk to drivers. When sun glare is an issue slow down and use extra caution especially while driving through school zones.
So how can you protect yourself?The Body Shop at Sears offers these tips for motorists when driving into the sun:
Invest in polarized sunglasses – they can help reduce glare.
Utilize your sun visor – it can help to block out the sun.
Leave more following room – when the sun is in your eyes it can be hard to see what the car ahead is doing. This is one more time when it pays to leave more room between you and the next vehicle.
Drive with your headlights on to increase your visibility to other drivers
Keep your windshield clean, inside and out
Check your windshield for pitting and cracks
Avoid storing papers or other items on the dashboard
If having a difficult time seeing the road, use lane markings to help guide you.
Rarely will visibility be absolutely perfect while driving, but if motorists know this and make the proper adjustments, you can minimize any additional risks that come with less-than-optimal visual conditions.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month! Teen drivers continue to get in the most crashes and it’s because of distractions like cell phones and passengers. Tonight at 11 on 10News WTSP, I’ll break down 3 of the best technologies available to keep your young driver safe. Let’s all work together to make our roads safer!