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A view of a car's dashboard with a woman's hands on the steering wheel.

When a teenager is old enough to take the first steps toward learning how to drive, it can be a stressful time for everyone involved. Teens may be excited about being able to have more independence, but worry about being able to pass the tests to get their license. For parents, there’s the stress of

View of a person's hands on a car's steering wheel.

Here in the state of Michigan, high winds are a possibility at any time of year. We might get strong winds along with a winter snowstorm, with a strong thunderstorm during the summer, or even on days when there isn’t a storm of any kind. But when people think about weather conditions that can make

Are Space Heaters Safe?

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 by
Close-up of the glowing red grill of a space heater.

Do you have a space heater around your house? Maybe you keep one in storage just in case your furnace ever stops working on a cold day and you need a way to stay warm while you wait for it to be fixed. Or maybe you have a home office in a basement that gets

A car's side mirror seen while on a snowy road.

When the roads are covered with snow and ice, it’s important to have a car that is up to the challenge. Generally speaking, a rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicle isn’t the most ideal car for winter driving and the reason for this is because of the way the vehicle is designed. RWD cars have the engine’s

The side mirror of a car being driven on a snowy road.

We’ve come a long way in terms of improving the safety of cars. It wasn’t all that long ago that backup cameras were considered a new, cutting edge feature, and now they’re standard on new vehicles.  Plus new cars often come with several other advanced safety features, such as automatic emergency braking (AEB), forward collision

A man jogs at night.

Just because it’s starting to get dark outside or it’s a bit foggy out, that doesn’t necessarily mean people won’t be out walking or working near the road. For many people, they might only be able to get their daily jog in early in the morning or in the evening. Or if walking is part

A pile of wrapped holiday gifts.

It’s that time of the year again: the holidays are just around the corner and people are thinking about what gifts to give to the special people in their lives. For many people, that includes young children – whether it’s their own kids or their grandchildren, their nieces and nephews, or the children of their

A woman on the phone next to the open hood of a car.

It’s only a matter of time before a car needs to go in for some repair work. But, unfortunately, those trips to the mechanic don’t always happen at a convenient time. We don’t always get a chance to plan ahead for a day to bring the car into the shop. Nobody ever wants to find

A parent adjusts the straps on a car seat while the child smiles.

Car seats play a critical role in helping children stay safe in the event of a car crash. While child deaths in car accidents have significantly declined since the 1970s, automobile accidents remain a leading cause of death among children. In 2021, it was reported that, on average, a child is involved in a crash

A chalkboard with 'Back to School' written on it.

School is back in session and for many parents, dropping their kids off at school and picking them up is part of their daily routine. Not everybody is able to take a bus to school and walking isn’t always an ideal option, either. Sometimes, the walk would be too far, children would have to cross

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