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What to Include in a Car Emergency Kit

 

Stranded, cold and hungry along the highway is nowhere you’d want to be. A well-stocked emergency roadside kit could help you get back on the road quickly and safely. (And if you’re stuck, at least you’ll be stuck with a snack and a warm blanket.)

Pre-assembled kits are available to purchase, but you might want to assemble your own or customize a purchased kit. Consider including:

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Buying a Car Online? Here’s What You Need To Know

by Justin Metz

From clothes to groceries, you can buy just about anything online these days. And for a growing number of consumers, that list now includes cars.

A vehicle is one of the largest purchases you’ll make in your lifetime. (That’s why having the right auto insurance matters, too.) With that in mind, you may think buying a new car, truck or SUV sight unseen would be enough to scare away most buyers.

How to File a Pothole Claim With Your City

This winter’s exceptionally cold temperatures and near record snowfall produced potholes galore. But you and your car probably already know that since these road blemishes are often hard to avoid. (Swerving to the side or into oncoming traffic isn’t exactly an option--and even when you slow down, going over a pothole can still make for a bumpy ride.)

The best way to deal with potholes is with prevention. Of course it’s a good idea to slow down, keep a close eye on the road and watch if the cars in front of you are trying to avoid potholes. Beyond that, also try to:

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