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Driving Risks in Wake of Polar Vortex

In the wake of the Polar Vortex's record lows comes a dramatic rise in temperature--one that could rapidly melt snow and flood roadways. Flooded roads are dangerous. Here's what to remember when you encounter one.

Tips For Winter Driving As Polar Vortex Recharges

A week after the Polar Vortex set record low temperatures for large swaths of North America, in comes another frigid weather system that will again scatter subzero temperatures across the Midwest and Canada.

Headed out? Keep these winter driving safety tips in mind.

Are your tires safe? Take the penny test

Everything in your car—including its ability to stop, avoid road debris, handle wet surfaces and reduce road noise—rides on the quality of the tires. They are the lowest common denominator in vehicle safety.

Three Ways to Make Tires Last Longer

An underinflated tire poses a safety risk and also wears out faster. Can you rely on tire warning lights in your dashboard? No really. Here's why.

Tips for Choosing the Right Vehicle Battery

Batteries are fickle things. Too much cold, too much heat and they can stop performing. Fear not--there are some simple ways of keeping the power flowing all year long. See how.

Proper rotation improves the life of your tires

Rotating tires regularly and correctly helps even out tread wear and extends tire life, saving money and keeping you safer on the road. But how often should you rotate?
 
“Tire rotation is a critical part of tire maintenance,” said Dan Zielinski, Senior Vice-President of Public Affairs at Rubber Manufacturers Association. “Tires will wear differently at each wheel position.”