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Is It a Good Idea to Use a Parking Brake?

Before answering this question, understand what a parking brake is and how it works. As part of the overall braking system of a car, the parking brake connects to the rear brakes. When engaged, this system applies pressure with less force than the primary system does via the brake pedal. 

When first introduced, the parking brake was meant to be a failsafe in case the central braking system failed for some reason. Today, however, this system is used to keep a vehicle stationary when parked, especially on steep slopes. 

12 Child Safety Tips for Holiday Traveling

The holidays are a favorite time for travelers, so it is time to review some safety tips for this time of year. People of all ages looking for some fun will pack their bags and hit the road. Some may be going to visit their relatives while others may be looking to take advantage of the days off and have some fun elsewhere. Whatever the case, the roads will see a noticeable uptake in traffic prior, during, and immediately after the holidays. 

Know Your Credit Approval Options! Credit Scores and What Do They Mean?

The personal credit score is one of the most critical numbers that stands to represent you. It will determine your credit approval options. It's right there, alongside your social security number, your bank account balance, or your phone number. The credit score is based on a series of variables such as the number of accounts you have or your payment history, among others.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Test Drive

The average price for a new car in 2017 was just slightly above $36,000. By comparison, the average price for a used car is around $19,400. Whatever option you choose when purchasing your next vehicle, there's no denying the fact that there's a lot of money at stake, either way. Many future car owners are skipping one of the most important steps when making this purchase - namely, the test drive.   

Back to School Car Maintenance

It’s that time of year- school is just around the corner. In everyone's hurry to buy pens, notebooks, or dorm supplies, most people forget about one major thing - their car. Going back to school or starting college is an emotional experience for everyone involved, including the parents, and it's easy to overlook the car. Nevertheless, keeping it in tip-top shape is almost equally as important as buying school supplies. 

Here are some simple, yet practical tips on how to keep your car in top working condition during this time of year. 

Rentals- What's the Best Vehicle for You?

Renting a car may seem like an easy task at first glance, but there are several factors that you need to take into consideration every time you decide to do it. Each situation demands a specific type of vehicle, which is influenced by the number of passengers, your budget, your itinerary, or even your location. With that being said, here is Mike Duman's recommendation on how to rent the best car that fits your immediate needs.