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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Emergency items for your high mileage car

Watch our video on how local roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded on a flooded street for hours. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip. Your close-to-home kit for around Houston would have some basic items to work on your car: everything you need to change a tire, gloves, a couple quarts of oil, some antifreeze and water. A can of tire inflator is a great temporary fix for minor flats. You'll also want jumper cables or a booster box, flares, a flashlight and some basic hand tools. Now for your comfort and safety: a first aid kit, drinkable water, high calorie food (like energy bars), blankets, toilet paper, cell phone, towel, hat and boots. Keep some change for a pay phone, emergency cash and a credit card. People who live in areas with frequent severe weather or earthquakes may want to carry provisions for longer e ... read more

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Most Distracting Food For Texas Drivers?

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Houston? Is it: a hamburger; coffee; a soft drink, or gummy bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. Food distractions cause 25 percent of all car accidents; over a million and a half each year! You'll notice that all of the top ten distracting food items are messy. Messy foods are the type of food you might spill (very distracting!), then try to clean up (a safe-driving impossibility!). If you gotta eat on the run, take five-then drive. You'll thank yourself later for two reasons, one being that you can actually relax for just a moment in our fast-paced world, and the other is that you won't have to worry about getting that cinnamon roll frosting out of your dashboard after that near miss. Keep drinks in spill-proof containers, too, so you can keep your eyes on ... read more

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