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Are winter tires necessary?

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
Car tires on a snow-covered road

There is no doubt that Wisconsin winters are brutal. That’s why it’s so important to equip your vehicle so it can perform its best. Experts have found time and time again that winter tires are necessary in order to get the most out of your vehicle in snow- and ice-covered roads. (more…)

Does all-wheel drive help in snow?

Saturday, February 16th, 2019
A sedan driving through the snow

Wisconsin winters can be rough. From the bitter cold to the major snowstorms that dump several feet of snow, living here takes grit. This is especially the case if you are driving on winter roads. But what is the key to getting the best performance out of your vehicle in poor road conditions? Does all-wheel drive help? The answer might surprise you. While all-wheel drive is great to have, quality tires are essential to achieving the most control in the snow. (more…)

How does the 2019 Toyota Corolla do in snow? 

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
2018 Toyota Corolla in the spotlight

Love it or hate it, winter is a reality in Wisconsin. With it comes mountains of snow, slick roadways and bitter cold days. That’s why you need a reliable vehicle you can count on to get you from point A to point B safely. Since its creation, the Toyota Corolla has been recognized for its long, impressive history of reliability. But how does the 2019 Corolla do in snow and tough Wisconsin winters? (more…)

AAP now recommends children use rear-facing seats longer

Saturday, September 1st, 2018
A baby in a car seat

New 2018 child car seat guidelines

Child car seat recommendations received an update from the American Academy of Pediatrics on August 30 in a new policy statement, “Child Passenger Safety,” and a related technical report. The policy now recommends that children use rear-facing car seats for as long as possible. (more…)

Is your child’s car seat properly installed?

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Baby in a car seat with the words "Is your child's car seat safe?"

Child car seat inspection in Green Bay, WI

Keeping children safe in the vehicle is a top priority for any parent or guardian. As each child gets older and outgrows shoes and clothing, similarly they outgrow their car seat. Sometimes that transition is met with protest. “Why can’t I sit in the front seat,” they might say, or your pre-teen complaining, “I don’t need a booster seat.” No matter how consistent the protests, you know that studies show that they will be much safer in the correct car seat. (more…)