• What to do if your car breaks down: Follow these 4 critical steps!

    Jan 15, 2021, 09:31 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    When your vehicle fails while you're driving, a hassle can quickly become dangerous if you don't act quickly. So what should you do if your car breaks down? What steps can you follow to prevent a bad situation from becoming worse? If you find yourself in a failing vehicle on the road, remember and follow these four critical steps.
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  • What is a defensive driving course?

    Jan 8, 2021, 16:53 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Defensive driving classes can provide even the most seasoned drivers with helpful tips to keep them out of harm's way. But what do these classes entail? How do you know if you're eligible? What is a defensive driving course, anyway? We'll answer these questions and more, so read on!
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  • How to tell when you need new brakes: Common warning signs to look and listen for

    Jan 6, 2021, 16:32 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    How can you tell when you need new brakes? Fortunately, old brakes don't stay silent for long and there are a number of common warning signs you can learn to look and listen for. Today, we'll show you how to pick up on the signals your brakes are giving you - read on!
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  • Driving at night: 10 safety tips for nighttime navigation

    Dec 28, 2020, 08:00 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    In the best of circumstances, driving can be a dangerous venture. Without the light of day, driving becomes an even more challenging task, but that doesn't mean you can't do it safely. If you have to hit the road after the sun sets, be sure to follow these 10 safety tips for driving at night!
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  • How to make a roadside emergency kit for the Texas winter

    Dec 21, 2020, 12:01 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Having a roadside emergency kit can turn a disaster into a manageable situation. However, the severity of the seasonal weather where you live can have an impact on the tools you need in your kit. That's why today, we'll show you how to make a roadside emergency kit for the Texas winter!
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  • What are passive restraints? How do they keep you safe during collisions?

    Dec 18, 2020, 17:03 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    While that collision avoidance technology has undoubtedly made driving safer, accidents do still happen. Fortunately, when designing the safest possible vehicles, manufacturers didn't stop there; they created passive restraints to protect you and your passengers during a collision. But what are passive restraints and how do they work? Read on!
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  • Important vehicle safety features that help prevent collisions and save lives

    Dec 11, 2020, 09:18 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    While the next major advancement in driver safety technology may be just around the corner, auto manufacturers already have a number of features in place that greatly reduce the hazards of driving. In part one of our series, we'll look at several important safety features that help prevent collisions - and save lives.
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  • How do fitness trackers work? How accurate are they really?

    Dec 4, 2020, 17:30 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Fitness trackers range from smart watches to purpose-built health trackers, and they are capable of tracking a variety of data that allows users to better understand their own habits and activities. But how do they work and how accurate are they, really? Let's take a look!
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  • 8 Christmas safety tips for holiday decorations

    Dec 4, 2020, 17:03 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Sparkling strings of lights, dazzling ornaments, and trees draped in glittering tinsel - decorating for Christmas always brings the magic of the holiday spirit into your home. But before you begin opening boxes of lights and ornaments, check out these 8 Christmas safety tips and have an accident-free holiday!
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  • How and why you should use an auto maintenance log

    Dec 3, 2020, 15:47 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    We all know that routine auto maintenance is important, but it's not always easy to remember all of the information that goes along with it. That's exactly why an auto maintenance log is so handy. Today, we'll show you how you can put one together and discuss why it's so important to do so!
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  • Building a home gym: How to choose exercise equipment that's right for you

    Nov 25, 2020, 16:59 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Building a home gym isn't always as easy as snapping your fingers; there are a number of factors to consider before you get started. What are your fitness goals? What kind of workout routines do you enjoy? How much space do you have to dedicate to your gym? Today, we'll help you work out the answer to these questions and more, so read on!
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  • What is two-factor authentication?

    Nov 25, 2020, 10:09 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Two-factor authentication has become a critical security feature in recent years and helps protect consumers from having their personal information compromised online. So, what is two-factor authentication, exactly? How does it help protect your online accounts from hackers and what do you need to do to set it up? Read on as we answer these questions and more!
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  • What's the difference between unscheduled and scheduled personal property?

    Nov 25, 2020, 08:34 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    While some things, like clothes and furniture, may be covered under "unscheduled personal property," more expensive items may need to be "scheduled." So what's the difference between unscheduled and scheduled personal property? What kind of property needs to be scheduled? That's what we're looking at today - read on!
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  • Auto shopping guide: What to check for when buying a used car

    Nov 18, 2020, 12:39 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    When it comes evaluating a used car, there are a number of tried and true methods that can help you determine when you've found a good deal - or tell you when it's time to look elsewhere. Whether you're going to a used car lot or looking to buy from an individual, we'll show you what to check for when buying a used car. Read on!
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  • Avoiding identity theft: How to destroy sensitive documents

    Nov 17, 2020, 08:54 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Most of us have dozens of different documents that all contain sensitive personal information - information that may be a treasure trove for someone looking to steal your identity. Of course, we can't hang on to them forever, and we often need to dispose of them somehow. So how do you destroy sensitive documents and keep your information secure? Today, we'll take a look at which documents you'll want to dispose of and how to do it safely. Read on!
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  • What are the most common auto insurance discounts?

    Nov 13, 2020, 15:04 PM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    When looking for ways to save money, there are certain things that we can't go without - like a vehicle and auto insurance to protect it. But just because these things are a necessity doesn't mean we can't find ways to reduce the cash we spend on them. That's why today, we'll take a look at the most common auto insurance discounts to help you save the most on your policy.
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  • What is a Net Promoter Score? What does it mean for insurance customers?

    Nov 12, 2020, 10:07 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Wouldn't it be nice if there were a single rating you could use to understand customers' opinions about a company? Fortunately, there is such a metric, and it's called a Net Promoter Score! But what is a Net Promoter Score and what does it mean for insurance customers? We'll dive into it today, so read on!
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  • Making a Texas Thanksgiving menu: Recipe ideas from the Lone Star State

    Nov 9, 2020, 11:02 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and this is certainly the year to make your Thanksgiving meal better than ever before. So what do you think of when you imagine the perfect meal? For many of us, turkey, stuffing, and a wide selection of sides are staples, but everyone's Thanksgiving dinner looks a little different. If you are in charge of putting together the spread this year and are looking for some inspiration to make it unique, consider putting a little Texas on your table with these Texas Thanksgiving menu ideas!
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  • Firearm maintenance: How to clean and care for your guns

    Nov 5, 2020, 08:00 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Today, many Texans look forward to hunting season as an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, test their skills, and provide food for their families. But firearms require thorough cleaning and care in order to maintain functionality and safety. Before you head out on your next hunting expedition, read on as we brush up on some essential firearm maintenance, care, and cleaning tips!
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  • Smart homes of the future: Technology that's changing the way we live

    Nov 4, 2020, 10:57 AM by Geoffrey Ullrich
    Over the years, we've all likely seen our fair share of science fiction films that paint wonderful visions of how we'll live in the future. We see things like robot helpers, screens in every wall, and even a home that is in and of itself intelligent. But how accurate are those depictions? How close to that world are we? What will the smart homes of the future look like? Today, we'll take a look at how technology is changing not just the way we live, but where we live. Read on!
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