Monthly Archives: March 2016

Famous Women in Automotive History

March is recognized as National Women’s History Month, so we thought this would be a great time to talk about some of the famous women in automotive history.   Mary Anderson. In 1903, this woman invented something that is used on every single car in the world today—the windshield wiper. Her version was a swinging arm with a rubber blade that was manually operated from inside the car. So, the next time you switch on your wipers, think about automotive pioneer Mary Anderson.   Florence Lawrence. Silent film star Florence Lawrence purchased her first car in 1913 and realized it was missing some important safety features—turn signals and brake lights. … Continue reading

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Prepare Yourself for the Sunny Season with These Spring Safety Tips

  Winter may be over, but the spring season offers unique driving challenges of its own. This year, prepare yourself by checking out these spring safety tips:   Take care of any routine maintenance – such as oil changes and tire pressure – and be sure that you aren’t due for an updated registration anytime soon. Check your windshield wipers for damage and make sure that you have enough windshield wiper fluid. Give your vehicle a thorough spring cleaning, inside and out, to start the season off fresh. Re-stock any supplies used from your vehicle’s first aid kit, and make sure any batteries or electronics you have are functional. Keep … Continue reading

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