My teen is driving; Now what?

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When you’re teaching your teen to drive and helping them through driver education, getting that coveted license seems like the light at the end of the tunnel. That’s what you’ve been working towards together, but it’s important to remember that once they pass the test, your work isn’t over. There’s still plenty of work to be done during the first few years of your teen’s driving experience to make sure that they continue to form good habits and stay safe behind the wheel. Read on to check out some of our tips and advice for parents of new drivers!

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Is “detailing” different from a car wash? Why should I get it done?

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Yes! Detailing is different from a regular car wash. While running your car through a car wash can certainly have it looking clean, and these days some automated washes even offer wax treatments, a thorough detailing will go far beyond this. A traditional detail treatment cleans your car inside and out, and pats much closer attention to the details, from brake calipers and lug nuts to the smallest plastic, rubber, and metal accents. Don’t get us wrong- if you’ve got a hot date tonight and only have half an hour to spare, run by that drive-thru car wash and spiff up your ride. For real deep clean, though, that will have your car feeling just like new, a thorough detailing at least a few times a year is the only way to go.

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Best apps for drivers

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Obviously, it’s incredibly important to stay hands-free and attentive to the road at all times when driving. These days, however, dashboard mounts, voice control, and in-vehicle smartphone integration make it possible to access apps safely while on the road, and there are plenty of apps out there that make your commute easier. Whether you’re looking for a way to avoid traffic, find restrooms along your route, or monitor your child’s driving habits, there’s an app for your need. Check out some of our favorite apps for drivers below!

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Are four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive the same thing? Does it matter which one I get?

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No, four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are not the same. While both configurations offer better traction and handling over problem terrain than two-wheel drive, there are key differences, and the best configuration for you will depend on your driving habits. Read on to check out the differences between four- and all-wheel drive, and discover which configuration would be best for you.

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The Best New England Towns to Visit this Winter

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If New Englanders know anything, it’s winter. Long days sledding, snowshoeing or building snow forts and snowmen followed by evenings drinking hot cocoa by the fireplace or woodstove are familiar, cherished times for almost everyone who’s weathered their fair share of New England winters. If you’re looking for something a little different to enjoy the snow, however, our beautiful corner of the country has a ton to offer for families, couples, and friends seeking something to do on a winter’s day. Read on to check out some of our favorite winter destinations in New England, and some suggestions for ways to spend your day when you’ve thrown all the snowballs you can handle!

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