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Keep your college student safe with these moped safety tips

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 30, 2016 11:41:39 AM

If you’ve ever been to a college town, it’s common to see bicyclists and moped riders everywhere. Both forms of transportation make it easy and affordable for college kids to get around.

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Roadside Assistance: Do you really need it?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 19, 2016 11:52:02 AM

Have you ever been stranded on the side of the road because your car stopped working or you had an empty gas tank, flat tire, or dead battery? If you are on your way to a vacation destination, this is definitely NOT fun.

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Summer driving is more dangerous for teens than any other time

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 28, 2016 11:45:09 AM

Summer is officially here! Unfortunately, for teen drivers, this is the deadliest time of year.

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Keeping teen drivers safe is important to Road America and West Bend

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 24, 2016 11:01:42 AM

As a parent of a teen driver, I know how nerve racking it can be when your child gets a license and begins to drive without you in the car, too. While both teens and parents enjoy the newfound freedom, parents need to remain cautious and continue to teach. You can’t rely only on what they learned in driver’s education.

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What everyone must know about auto recalls

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Auto recalls have become very prevalent in the news the past few years. It seems like every other week, a manufacturer is announcing a recall. The Takata air bag and GM’s ignition switch recalls are two of the big ones as of late.

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No more mistakes when replacing windshield wipers

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 26, 2016 10:29:41 AM

Sometimes you have to buy things that aren’t very exciting or enjoyable. Gas, car repairs, and, of course, insurance all make the lackluster purchase list.

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The secret to keeping your children safe in their car seats this winter

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It’s been several years since I’ve had to put my girls in their car seats; however, I do remember that during the winter months, they were usually wearing winter coats and snow pants. My wife and I wanted to make sure they were warm when we transported them between our house and daycare. We also wanted them dressed appropriately in case our car broke down. This meant I had to loosen up the safety straps so they’d fit in the seat.

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Register today for Road America’s Winter Driving School

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Those of us in the Midwest face many types of driving conditions during the winter months ... rain, sleet, ice, hail, and snow, sometimes all in the same day! It can be stressful for experienced adults to navigate in these weather conditions, so imagine (or remember) how tough it can be for inexperienced teen drivers.

Road America’s Winter Driving School, sponsored by West Bend, can teach you and your family members how to safely navigate the roadways this winter.

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Nine tips for storing your “fun summer car” for the winter

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 17, 2015 7:00:00 AM

If you live in the Midwest, you probably noticed a flurry of activity in your neighborhood. Neighbors are busy raking leaves, preparing their patio furniture for winter, and bringing in hose reels.

If you have a fun summer car and you don’t want it to see winter road salt, now is the time to prepare it for winter storage. Unfortunately, the nice warm temperatures are probably gone until next spring.

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Over 30 million vehicles recalled due to airbag defect. Is your car one of them?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

In 2015, many news stories focused on automobile recalls. One of the major stories still in the news is the recall of vehicles with Takata airbags. Takata airbags have a known defect that causes the airbag to explode, sending metal throughout the passenger cabin. Takata airbags have been linked to 7 deaths and nearly 100 injuries in the United States. In the U.S., the recall affects more than 30 million vehicles manufactured by 10 automakers.

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