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New York Winter Driving Tips

New York Winter Driving Tips Think you’re a good driver? Even in the icy snow of a New York winter? Test your winter driving knowledge with these driver safety tips: You don’t have to heat up the car. Modern cars start pretty quickly. As long as your windows are clear, the mechanics should be good to go in about 30 seconds. Don’t put heavy items in the backseat. Typically, people put a lot of weight in the back. But when you’re moving, the weight becomes an added burden that you have to stop and much more pulling you in all direction. It takes 4-10 times longer to stop when driving in ice and snow than in ideal driving conditions. As a driver, you should be constantly looking ahead, and keep a safe following distance from the car in front of you. Temperature drop affects tire pressure. Tires with low pressure are dangerous and don’t offer as much performance or safety. Cold weather can affect tire pressure- a ten degree drop in temperature eliminates one pound of pressure. It is also essential to make sure you have a sturdy set of snow tires that aren’t worn so you have the best traction on the road. Accelerate going up a hill. While this may seem counter-intuitive when you’re going up a hill, it is best to accelerate. Increase your speed and accelerate at the bottom of the hill to gain momentum, carry it into the hill, and try to maintain your speed. Slow down, going downhill. When you’re going downhill, you should identify that you are going down a hill, and slow down at the top. You don’t want to slow down at the middle or the bottom. In an emergency, put the break pedal down and hold it until it gains traction. What should you do in a rear wheel skid. If you change direction or increase speed quickly in the snow, your car could careen out of control. If you start skidding, turn into the skid and decrease the speed. As the car slows, turn the wheel back to the direction you want to car to go and begin to accelerate. You and your vehicles deserve quality Westchester County Auto Insurance from a responsive, community-based agency that always goes beyond just the policy. We invite you to request a courtesy auto insurance quote by calling A.J….
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Classic Car Auction Hits Records

Classic Car Auction Hits Records It’s a classic car lover’s paradise. Over two thousand classic vehicles were auctioned for a total of 223.8 million over the weekend in Scottsdale Arizona. The numbers break last year’s previous record of $183.9 million. Numerous records were broken at the auctions. Two Ferraris nailed the top spots of the week, auctioned for more than 8 million each. The highest sale of the week was a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT California LWB Spider. It sold for $8.25 million, a record amount at a January auction in Arizona. Another Ferarri, a 1960 GT SWB Competizione Berlinetta was sold by RM Auctions for $8.14 million. Following in third was the Batmobile. The original wheels from the 1960’s “Batman” television series, was based on a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, and was sold for $4.62 million at Barrett-Jackson’s auction. Other highlights were sold by Gooding. A 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Roadster went for $3.14 million and a 1957 Maserati 150 GT Spider sold for $3.08 million. All of the totals included 10 percent sales commissions. The commissions were added onto the “hammer price,” which is the high bid when the auction closes. In total, the average price per car sold was $100,176. It was the first time the average price had ever achieved a six figure average. The auctions all saw significant success this weekend. Barret-Jackson achieved the highest totals overall, selling all but for of the 1,340 lots consigned to them. Gooding sold all but three of its 104 consignments, and RM’s one-day sale saw an 89 percent sell-through rate. At A.J. Benet, we understand your passion for the cars you collect, restore, and drive. To comprehensively insure antique, classic, and collector cars, we partners with carriers that offer exceptional coverage and services especially designed for these types of vehicles. In addition, at A.J. Benet, we have expertise in addressing specialized claims, which is the real test when a loss occurs. Contact us today for more information.   Source: Wall Street Journal

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Dangers of Aggressive Driving

Dangers of Aggressive Driving Road rage and aggressive drives are huge hazards on the highway. Aggressive driving tactics increase the risk of a collision and can harm the driver, passengers and others around them on the road. Aggressive driving is defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as “when individuals commit a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” This includes behaviors such as exceeding the speed limit, following another car too closely, failure to obey traffic signs, and erratic or unsafe lane changes. Drivers between the ages of 18 and 25 have the highest aggressive driving tendency. One out of five accidents resulting in injury have a direct link to aggressive driving. Aggressive driving is dangerous to the driver, the cars occupants, as well as other vehicles on the road. Even if you are a cautious driver, another aggressive driver on the road could distract you and increase the likeliness of a collision. To reduce aggressive driving, make sure to allow plenty of time for your trip. Even if you do get into an accident or close call with another driver, remain polite and courteous. Don’t use any aggressive hand gestures, and do not engage if they are antagonistic. By changing a few simple driving behaviors, you can make sure you stay safe on the road. Always follow the basic safety rules. Following at a safe distance, obey traffic signs, signal your turns, and make sure you have enough room when entering traffic or changing lanes. And keep an eye out for other aggressive drivers along the road. You and your vehicles deserve quality Westchester County Auto Insurance from a responsive, community-based agency that always goes beyond just the policy. We invite you to request a courtesy auto insurance quote by calling (888) 639-4560.

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Mamaroneck Auto Insurance: How to Help Prevent Parking Lot Accidents

Mamaroneck Auto Insurance: Prevent Parking Lot Accidents You know the drill. As summer months wind to a close, and the kids head back to school that also means the Mamaroneck holiday rush around is close to beginning. The fall and Halloween decorations are out; it’s followed closely by Thanksgiving, and before you know it the full holiday cycle is in swing. This post is provided by A.J. Benet’s Mamaroneck Auto Insurance programs. Call us today for a free quote. (888) 639-4560 With the festivities, this also means that the malls, outlets, and grocery stores will be severely overcrowded.  During the holidays, the frequency of parking lot accidents increases by approximately 20 percent according to a study by a national insurer. To help protect  your car from dings and dents, follow these parking lot tips: Watch your speed. It is easier to avoid potential accidents if you have time to brake. You can avoid cars that are speeding, cut in front of you, or that pull out unexpectedly from their parking space. Check your mirrors…twice. Use your eyes and mirrors to make sure that you have a clear path before backing out (or pulling in) front of a space. Take the scenic route. Park your vehicle farther from store entrances. It is generally less crowded, and  your car is less likely to get dings or scratches on it. Despite your best efforts, if you do happen to get into a parking accident, report it to the police and your insurer immediately. Even if it seems minor, reporting it makes sure you’re protected in case the other party doesn’t have insurance or files a claim. Whether crossing the George Washington Bridge, driving home on the Hutch or making your way up Interstate 684, Alan J. Benet, Inc. provides Mamaroneck Auto Insurance for drivers from New York City to Westchester County and nearby Connecticut and New Jersey with personal Mamaroneck Auto Insurance plans to protect against unforeseen damages and injuries. Contact us today for more information about our Mamaroneck Auto Insurance Alternative Source: Fatalities & Injuries in Motor Vehicle Backing Crashes

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