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Category: Car Sense

How Cold Weather Affects Tire Pressure

From corrosive road salt to slick roads, winter creates many challenges for drivers. Another one to add to the list: Tire pressure dips caused by lower temperatures.Making sure your tires are properly inflated is an important part of getting the best performance out of your vehicle – especially during the winter months. After all, your tires represent the only point of contact between your vehicle...

How Long Can You Stay on Your Parents' Car Insurance?

There are the exciting parts to growing up: buying your first car, furnishing an apartment to your specific style and that moment when the waitstaff doesn’t card you. Then there’s the not-so-exciting part: the realization of how expensive the world is once your parents stop footing the bill. I’ll be on my parents’ phone plan as long as they’ll have me, but when it comes...

11 Hacks to Deal with Snow and Ice on Your Car

Diversity & Inclusion at ERIETreating others with dignity and respect has been at the heart of ERIE’s values for nearly a century, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) has been a formal department at ERIE for more than a decade. While our eight employee affinity networks provide a platform for employees to celebrate and educate one another, other programs like our DE&I Awareness training, Employee...

8 Driving Myths Debunked

For more than a century, cars have played a central role in American life. And over that time, plenty of auto-related myths have also developed (many of which are commonly accepted as truth). Whether you heard it from a friend or have believed it for as long as you can remember, one of these driving myths may be costing you time and money – or...

13 Tips for Driving in a Whiteout

In many parts of the country, driving through wind and snow is just a part of your average winter. However, it’s not every day that you end up driving in a whiteout. Drivers are often caught off guard when snow is being blown across roadways and visibility becomes virtually nonexistent. If weather conditions are bad enough, make an executive decision to stay home. However, if...