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How to Put Snow Chains on Tires
Before you hit the road in snowy conditions, make sure you know how to properly put chains on your tires.
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Michelle Ballestrasse
Sep 24, 2021
San Diego to Arizona Road Trip
From the shores of the Pacific to the desert sun, explore national parks and bustling cities on this San Diego to Arizona road trip.
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R.E. Fulton
Sep 24, 2021
The Best Road Trips for Horror Movie Buffs
Take a road trip to scenes from horror movies. These three trips take you around New England, through the Mid-Atlantic, and down the West Coast to spooky sites.
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Melanie Reiff
Sep 24, 2021
The Best Road Trips in Virginia
From gorgeous mountain ranges to incredible engineering marvels, these are the best road trips in Virginia!
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Matt Terzi
Sep 23, 2021
16 Ghost Towns to Visit on Your Summer Road Trip
From Bodie, California to spooky Spokane, South Dakota, the best ghost towns to visit on a road trip are hidden in plain sight across the country.
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Bonnie Stinson
Sep 17, 2021
A Scenic Road Trip From Phoenix to Yellowstone
From botanical gardens to the Grand Canyon, this Phoenix to Yellowstone road trip will take you through some of the best scenery in the country!
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Claire Beaney
Sep 20, 2021
The Top 37 Podcasts for Road Trips and Long Drives
Got a long drive ahead of you? Here’s a list of the best podcasts for your road trip!
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Ben Guess
Sep 15, 2021
The 5 Best Road Trip Destinations in Connecticut
These Connecticut road trips will take you through dreamy Mystic Country, around classy Fairfield, over the wild fun of Litchfield Hills, and more!
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Ben Guess
Sep 15, 2021
Houston to Chicago Road Trip Through America’s Heartland
This Houston to Chicago road trip will take you through the greatest spots in America’s Heartland, including New Orleans, Jackson, and Memphis.
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Matt Stalcup
Sep 16, 2021
Best Hawaiian Road Trips
Whether you have one day or five—and no matter which island you’re exploring—Hawaii delivers incredible views. Here are the best Hawaiian road trips.
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Bonnie Stinson
Sep 14, 2021
A Brief Guide to the Perfect Phoenix to Salt Lake City Road Trip
Ready for an incredible Phoenix to Salt Lake City road trip? This itinerary takes you to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Zion National Park, and more.
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Matt Stalcup
Sep 10, 2021
The Ultimate Road Trip from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park
This Las Vegas to Yellowstone road trip takes you from neon nightlife through incredible natural wonders before ending at the country’s oldest national park.
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Georgina Grant
Sep 10, 2021
The 5 Best Colorado Road Trips
From Mesa Verde to Aspen to the Garden of the Gods, turn a trek through Colorado into an exciting road trip with this must-drive itinerary.
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Tamia Williams
Sep 17, 2021
Head North: A Road Trip from Miami to Asheville
From Miami to Orlando to Savannah and more, this is a city-packed road trip to great destinations between Miami and Asheville.
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Tamia Williams
Sep 15, 2021
5 Best Road Trips in Arizona for Outdoor Adventure
The best road trips in Arizona will thrill outdoor enthusiasts, including Havasu Falls, Canyon de Chelly, Vermilion Cliffs, Chiricahua, and Flagstaff.
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Bryce Emly
Sep 10, 2021
Eat Your Way Across Arizona: A Food-Lover’s Road Trip
Find the best food in Arizona with this tasty guide!
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Nick Kunze
Sep 08, 2021
The Best Houston to Nashville Road Trip
From Alligator-sighting parks to rock-and-roll history to a replica of the Parthenon, this Houston to Nashville road trip hits all the must-see spots.
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Matt Stalcup
Sep 10, 2021
The 5 Best Road Trip Destinations in Nevada
These Nevada road trips will take you through the dazzling Las Vegas, the starkly beautiful Death Valley, the spooky Extraterrestrial Highway, and more!
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Ben Guess
Sep 10, 2021
A Cross-Country Road Trip from Chicago to Grand Canyon
This 25-hour drive takes you out west through the Great Plains, Rockies, and Arizona desert as you head from Chicago to one of the natural wonders of the world.
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Bellina Gaskey
Sep 09, 2021
The Best Road Trips in Georgia
The best road trips in Georgia offer breathtaking scenery, incredible historical sites, and amazing food along the way.
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Matt Terzi
Sep 10, 2021
Best Road Trips In Illinois
Visit Chicago, charming small towns, and wondrous natural surroundings on road trips through Illinois.
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Jason Tushinski
Sep 09, 2021
Best Road Trips in Alaska
Alaska offers stunning drives with views of glaciers, the northern lights, and more. Let’s discover the best road trips in Alaska.
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Bonnie Stinson
Sep 15, 2021
Best Road Trips in Maine
You don’t have to be a flatlander to enjoy road tripping in Maine! From scenic byways to waterfall circuits, here are the best road trips in Maine.
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Bonnie Stinson
Sep 16, 2021
Best Road Trips for Animal Lovers in the U.S.
From condors in California and sea cows in Florida to wolves, bison, and elk in Yellowstone, find wild animals in every corner of the country.
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Bonnie Stinson
Sep 15, 2021
Best Botanical Road Trips in the U.S.
Plant-based road trip? Here are the best botanical road trips in America, from the Redwoods of California to the palm houses of Florida.
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Bonnie Stinson
Sep 01, 2021
8 Steps to a Perfect Road Trip With Your Dog
Wondering how to road trip with a dog? Acclimate the dog to the car, plan for comfort and breaks during travel, and research your destinations in advance.
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Bellina Gaskey
Sep 09, 2021
The Best Road Trip Playlist of All Time
This is it, folks—from Queen to Billy Joel to Avril Lavigne, we’ve officially got the best playlist for your road trip!
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Ben Guess
Sep 01, 2021
9 Best Road Trip Destinations for Music Lovers in the US
There are tons of music landmarks to explore in America. Don’t know where to start? Here are some of the best road trip destinations for music lovers in the US.
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Bryce Emly
Sep 01, 2021
The Ultimate Los Angeles to Oregon Road Trip
From the City of Angels to small beach towns like Cannon Beach, this road trip from Los Angeles to the Oregon coast hits all the best spots on the west coast.
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Tamia Williams
Sep 01, 2021
Best Road Trips in New Mexico
New Mexico is a dazzling state with plenty to see and do. We’ve compiled some of the best road trip destinations you can find in the Land of Enchantment.
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Michelle Ballestrasse
Sep 03, 2021

All Questions on Roadside Assistance

How do you put someone on your car insurance?
What’s the best way to add someone to your car insurance? My 18-year-old daughter and I are going on a weekend road trip. We want to take turns driving.
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Phoebe Mah
Sep 24, 2021
How can I tell if my car needs an oil change?
How do you know if your car needs an oil change? My car has been having some problems lately. Full transparency—I haven't gotten an oil change in quite a while. So I'm thinking that might be the issue.
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Liz Jenson
Sep 23, 2021
How do I add car insurance to my Avis car rental?
I'm going on a trip to Denver, and I want to rent a car to explore the mountains. I'm planning on renting through Avis, and I want to make sure I'm covered for any eventuality. How can I add car insurance to my Avis rental car?
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Eric Schad
Sep 22, 2021
Can a locksmith help me replace my keys if they were stolen?
My keys were stolen and I need help getting into my car and starting it. I've heard locksmiths can replace keys on the spot; is this true?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 20, 2021
Can I get reimbursed for a lost remote car key?
I lost one of my remote car keys–can I get reimbursed this amount?
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Shannon Martin
Sep 17, 2021
How much does it cost to fix a car headliner?
I bought an older car and the headliner is starting to sag a bit. How much does it cost to repair the interior roof of a car?
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Eric Schad
Sep 13, 2021
How can I avoid having my car towed?
I don't have roadside assistance or towing coverage. I also know I couldn't afford to get my vehicle out of an impound lot, so I'm constantly anxious about potential breakdowns. How can I avoid getting my car towed?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
How much does it cost to replace a car blower motor?
Is it expensive to fix a blower motor in a car? I live in Alaska and my car's heater is integral to my comfort in the winter. Unfortunately, it stopped blowing air out of nowhere.
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Eric Schad
Sep 09, 2021
How much antifreeze does a car need?
How do I know if I have enough antifreeze in my car? I live in Nebraska and want to make sure my car is ready for winter.
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Eric Schad
Sep 09, 2021
What do I do if my car is totaled?
I totaled my car—what do I do now? I’ve never been in this situation. I’m okay and not severely injured. But I don't know what my next steps should be.
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Phoebe Mah
Sep 09, 2021
How do you start a car with a dead battery?
If my battery is dead, what's the best way to start my car? I live in upstate New York. When I went out to my car this morning, I thought it was just too cold to turn on. It’s warmer outside now, so I think the battery is the problem. How can I start a dead car battery to get myself to the auto parts store?
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Eric Schad
Sep 02, 2021
How do you repair rust holes in a car roof?
Can I fix a rust hole on the top of my car? It's an older vehicle, and I've noticed that rust holes are starting to appear on the roof.
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Eric Schad
Sep 02, 2021
What boat towing services does Progressive offer?
I'm thinking about getting boat insurance with Progressive and I want to make sure I'm covered just in case something goes wrong. What boat towing services do they offer?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 02, 2021
Can you get roadside assistance for boats?
I'm planning a boat trip this summer and I want to make sure I'm covered for any possibility. I know you can get roadside assistance for a car, but is it also possible to get it on a boat? If so, where can I find it?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 02, 2021
How do you pull a car out of a ditch?
How do you get your car out of a ditch? I live in rural Montana and the nearest town is 50 miles away. I haven't ended up in a ditch yet, but I want to know how to pull my car out just in case.
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Eric Schad
Sep 01, 2021
How do you open a car trunk without a key?
Can I manually open my trunk? I locked my keys in there, and I don't know of any other way to open it.
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Eric Schad
Sep 01, 2021
How do you open a car gear lock?
How do I take the shift lock off my car? My car won't start up and it's in my garage. I want to shift it into neutral so I can push it out for the tow truck.
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Eric Schad
Sep 01, 2021
How do you open a car trunk with screwdriver?
How do you open a car trunk from the outside? I locked my keys in the trunk of my car. I've heard you can open a car trunk with a screwdriver. Is this true? How do I do it?
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Eric Schad
Sep 01, 2021
How often should I top off my power steering fluid, brake fluid, and coolant?
How often should I top off my car's fluids, like the power steering, brake, and coolant fluids? I want to keep my car in prime condition and I want to do most of the maintenance myself.
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Eric Schad
Aug 31, 2021
What's the best oil viscosity for high outside temperatures?
What's the best motor oil for high outdoor temperatures? I have a Camaro and I want it to run like a dream as this is the first summer I've had it.
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Eric Schad
Aug 31, 2021
Do I need to change my car's oil right before summer?
I've read that it might be a good idea to change my car's oil right before summer. Do I need to do this?
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Eric Schad
Aug 31, 2021
What motor oil should I use in the summer?
I've heard rumors that you should use different types of motor oil during the winter and summer. If so, what type of motor oil should I use in my car during summer?
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Eric Schad
Aug 31, 2021
What motor oil should I use in my car during the winter?
I've heard rumors that you should use a specific type of motor oil during the winter. Is this true? If so, what type of motor oil should I use in my car during the winter?
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Eric Schad
Aug 31, 2021
Does hot weather trigger the check engine light?
I've read on the internet that hot weather can make your check engine light turn on. Does scorching weather actually make the dreaded dashboard light turn on?
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Eric Schad
Aug 31, 2021
How do you clean bed bugs from your car?
What's the best way to get bed bugs out of your car? After giving one of my kid's friends a ride, I noticed bed bugs in it. Help!
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
What are some activities that can keep kids busy on a long car ride?
How can I keep my kids entertained on a long car ride? I'm going on a 10-hour car ride to visit my parents. It's the longest car ride my younger children have ever been on, and I don't want to hear fighting or complaining.
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
What are some car safety tools you should always have in your vehicle?
What safety tools should I have in my car? I already packed a car emergency kit, but I want to make sure I have the right tools as well because I often go off-roading in remote areas.
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Eric Schad
Aug 27, 2021
How safe is it to take a pet in the car when you move to a new city?
I'm moving from New York City to Richmond, Virginia, and I have a dog and an older car. How safe is it to drive that far in an older car with my pet?
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Eric Schad
Aug 27, 2021
Does your car drive better after an oil change?
I know that oil changes are important to keep your enging in peak condition, but I'm not sure what it offers in terms of performance.
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Eric Schad
Aug 27, 2021
In which state do you register a van?
I have a Colorado driver's license, but I am planning on going all over the US. Should I keep my van and insurance registered in Colorado? How do nomadic people navigate this?
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Sophie Newman
Aug 18, 2021

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