My daughter has been driving since April 2013. I am thankful for every day her car is back in the driveway in one piece. I am thankful because the leading cause of death for teens is motor vehicle crashes. Fatal car crashes are not only devastating for the families involved, they affect the entire community.
Extreme weather conditions throughout the Midwest and Northeast this winter have had potholes rearing their ugly heads. As you travel to work or to the grocery store, you know exactly where they are and you drive around them if you can. But there’s always one lying in wait for the happily unsuspecting driver, and that’s when it can get expensive and even dangerous.
The holiday season is fast approaching. It’s estimated that more than 40 million Americans will be traveling at least 50 miles to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Buying a car can be an exciting but stressful time in your life. I think purchasing a used car can be even more stressful because, unless you purchase one, you don’t get a warranty to cover mechanical failures. I remember buying my first car when I was in college. It cost about $3,000 and the transmission went out which was an expensive repair for a starving college student. Thankfully my parents were able to help me out!