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Close-up of a car tire on a snowy road.

Michigan drivers have a lot to deal with while driving in the winter. Not only are there the general challenges of driving safely when roads are snowy/icy and having to navigate the potholes that come with freeze/thaw cycles, there’s the hassle of having to keep snow and ice cleared off of cars.  We get it

A person uses a steering wheel while driving.

Cruise control has long been a feature on cars. After being invented in 1948, it started being used on cars in the late 1950s and through the 1960s, and continued growing in popularity throughout the 1970s. Over time, cruise control has evolved to become more advanced than ever. In addition to helping drivers maintain a

Car driving in very snowy conditions.

Getting stuck in the snow is an all too common problem drivers here in Michigan face during the winter. In some cases, it happens when someone tries to move a car that had been parked outside during a heavy snowfall. Other times, it might happen when someone drives on a road covered more deeply in

A smiling older worker holding a power tool.

There are many reasons why people might start working again after retirement or to delay their retirement. Sometimes, they need the extra money. But in other cases, people might decide to resume working for the social connection and personal fulfillment it provides or to assist a former employer. Regardless of why someone might resume or

A happy dog holds a leash in its mouth.

Dogs can bite and attack for many different reasons, but there’s one crucial thing to remember:  pet owners have the most power to prevent them from happening. And a big part of that is making sure the dog is properly restrained and contained. This can mean making sure you have adequate fencing for your backyard

Two deer are seen crossing a road.

During the fall and early winter, there are a lot of driving hazards people need to be aware of. Diminished daylight can make people feel drowsy and make it harder to see. Fallen leaves can make roads slippery and dropping temperatures may also create icy spots on the road. And, here in Michigan, there’s another

A woman tries training a dog in her yard.

Dogs can bite for a wide range of reasons. Even a dog that’s typically happy and friendly might bite if they feel fearful or nervous about a situation or if someone is bothering them when they don’t feel well. Dogs who are taking care of puppies can also attack if they feel like someone or

Close-up of railroad tracks.

Car and pedestrian accidents at railroad crossings are more common than you might realize. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States every three hours. In 2020 alone, there were 1,377 motor vehicle collisions at public rail grade crossings that resulted in 494

Dog holding a leash in its mouth.

Very often, dog owners like to take their pets out and about in the car with them. Sometimes they just head to the neighborhood dog park to play or to visit the vet’s office, but many dog owners like to hit the road with their pets for road trips so that they can have even

Two car tires stacked.

Getting a flat tire is something that will inevitably happen to just about every driver at some point. It can easily happen to anyone, regardless if they drive a minimal amount or drive many miles a day or whether they spend a lot of time on the freeway or mostly stick to side streets. But