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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Tips for Parents: The Car Talk with Teenagers

Tips for Parents: The Car Talk with Teenagers

Giving a 16-year-old their first set of car keys can feel like one or both of you just went skydiving without a parachute. As a parent, you’re relinquishing a certain amount of control when your child climbs behind the wheel. And that can be terrifying. Car accidents are the number-one cause of death among teens in the U.S., so when it comes to driving, the majority of parental fears are warranted. It’s also important to remember to communicate the seriousness of the sudden responsibility. The experts at Trico Products are committed to making teen driving safer and encouraging parents to have a sit-down discussion with their children before they start driving. To help make that conversation a little easier to navigate, TRICO has provided a road map of important points: Seatbelt – Teenagers are more likely to shuffle through their iPod in search of a suitable playlist before they think about putting on their seatbelt. Be clear that fasten ... read more

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15 Helpful Tips for Buying a Used Car

15 Helpful Tips for Buying a Used Car

The thought of buying a car can strike fear into many people. It is a difficult and giant decision when you go to a dealership. So to help out with the nerves here are 15 car buying tips to help you through the challenging process. Narrow your choices. Going in knowing what make and model you are looking for will help pin point what’s important to you. This will ensure that you are not sold something you really have no need or desire for. Create a set of parameters that will influence you. Consider all of the factors that go into buying a car such as: price, mileage, make, model, year, condition, safety rating, repair history, owner history, gas mileage, and even color. Choose one to two that are the most important to you and don’t let the others confuse you. Do your homework! Today the internet is a powerful tool for buying a car. There are many different sites that will educate and equip you to be a confident buyer. T ... read more

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