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Cars driving in the rain. Driving in the rain can be difficult. Use these seven tips to be able to get through inclement weather without breaking a sweat.

7 Essential Tips for Driving in the Rain

Curious about what steps you should take when driving in wet weather? Tips for driving in the rain typically focus on safety, since this type of weather can create dangerously slick roads and poor visibility conditions. According to the Federal Highway Administration, rain is a factor in 10 percent of all vehicle crashes. Here are seven essential tips that can help you drive more safely on rainy days:

De-winterize your lawn mower

Lawn & Garden Tips – Spring Lawn Mower Tune Up

After a long, cold winter, the air warms up, the rain starts to fall, and with it comes the greenery. Eventually, you have to drag that mower out of the garage and put it to work. Unless you did the proper winterizing, then you will likely have some work to do getting it up and running…

A car battery in an engine bay. What happens once your car's battery runs out of juice? A car battery gets recycled when it reaches the end of its lifespan. Here's how the process works.

How Are Car Batteries Recycled?

If you’re a vehicle owner who knows the dangers associated with lead-based car batteries, you’ve probably asked the question, “How are car batteries recycled?” Recycling these batteries is essential. The average lead-acid car battery contains as much as 20 pounds of lead. If not properly disposed of, this metal can cause toxicity that can be harmful to both humans and the environment…

Snow covering a car's windshield wipers during a winter storm. Buying a real set of winter wiper blades can help you get through the winter season hassle-free.

What Are Winter Wiper Blades? A Seasonal Primer

What are winter wiper blades? You’ve no doubt seen this item lurking on the shelves of your local auto parts store, but a quick inspection doesn’t necessarily reveal the key differences between these wipers and the spring/summer/fall set you’re used to running. Why would you consider swapping in…

A highway during a blizzard. Use these four tips to avoid having a dead battery during the coldest months of the year.

4 Winter Car Battery Tips For Cold Weather Survival

Looking for winter car battery tips to keep your car from needing a regular jump-start during the coldest months of the year? It’s true that the snow-and-ice season can take a toll on even the most robust battery, but there are a number of things you can do to not just make it through the chill, but also extend the life of your vehicle’s electrical system in the process…

Replace your car's timing belt before it causes big problems for the engine.

What Happens When Your Timing Belt Breaks?

A broken timing belt can cause your engine major damage. Without a belt doing its job, the valves and pistons on most engines are on a literal collision course with each other. And with your engine turning at thousands of revolutions per minute, something can go wrong…