The summer months of July and August have the highest rates of residential burglaries, according to the Insurance Information Institute. That’s because burglars see summer as a time to target empty homes while families are away on vacation. Continue reading
Memorial Day travel will be at its highest level this weekend since 2005, according to projections from AAA. That’s in spite of higher gas prices, airfares, hotel prices, and car rental rates. Continue reading
It’s important to make sure your vehicle is set for vacations on the road this summer to avoid being stranded.
The AAA estimates that 40 percent of drivers are not prepared for emergency breakdown situations. Flat tires, vehicle lockouts and dead batteries are the top three reasons why the AAA is called in the summer.
Motorists are urged to schedule a vehicle maintenance checkup. Oil changes, fluid level checks, battery tests, and tire inspections could mean the difference between a smooth road trip or a disaster.
Emergency kits should be included in your car’s inventory which should include a mobile phone and car charger, a flashlight with extra batteries, a first-aid kit, a basic toolkit with tire pressure gauge and adjustable wrench, windshield washer solution, jumper cables, emergency flares, drinking water, and extra snacks.
AAA also reminds residents to drive free of distractions and pull out of the way of traffic if your vehicle suffers a breakdown. If law enforcement is assisting a motorist, follow the state law which requires vehicles to move over a lane or slow down to give sufficient clearance from the scene.
For more tips, visit www.AAA.com.
More people are hitting the road over the Thanksgiving holiday than have traveled in nearly a decade. That’s according to AAA. They project 48.7 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles from home. That’s an increase of a million travelers from last year and the most since 2007. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Nov. 27. Continue reading
More than 1-million Hoosiers will be traveling this holiday weekend according to analysts with AAA.
More than 820,000 Hoosiers are expected to travel over the Memorial Day weekend, according to projections from the AAA Hoosier Motor Club. That’s an increase of more than 16,000 from last year. AAA says just over 747,000 of them will drive, while nearly 41,000 will fly. Continue reading
35.5 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles over the Labor Day weekend. Continue reading
The Independence Day holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, July 1 to Sunday, July 5.This year the American Automotive Association estimates that more than one million Indiana residents will travel 50 miles or more away from their homes for Fourth of July celebrations. Continue reading
The number of Americans estimated to hit the road this holiday travel season is the highest that AAA has ever recorded. The end of the year holiday period runs from Dec. 23 through Jan. 4. Triple A predicts 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more during the year-end holiday season, showing a 4 percent increase from the number of travelers in 2013. Continue reading
With gas prices over $4.00 a gallon, many of you are attempting to stretch out a tank of gas too far and that could leave you stranded on the roadside. AAA cautions you that allowing your car to run out of fuel can not only put you in a dangerous situation, it could result in costly repair bills.
Running a vehicle extremely low on fuel may cause sediment in the bottom of the tank to clog the fuel pump pickup, the fuel filter or even the fuel injectors. When a minimum level of fuel is not maintained, it could cause the electric fuel pump inside the tank to overheat.