Tow Time

Looking forward to a big haul? If so, plan ahead. In this case, “big haul” refers to the towing of a trailer, boat or other large object. Improperly assembling your load can result in a host of potential disasters—some of … Continued

Look Out for Animals

Summertime sees more night driving, and more animals on the roads. You’re used to watching out for other motorists and pedestrians. But you also need to keep a sharp eye out for four-legged pedestrians. In 2009, there were an estimated … Continued

Moving? 5 Things to Know About Your Moving Truck

Pack and drive safely to your new home with these tips. Renting a truck to haul your stuff can involve all kinds of complications—from choosing the right size of van or truck to packing it properly and making adjustments to … Continued

Keep Kids Safe In and Around Vehicles

Prevent accidents with these tips for drivers, parents and kids. When the weather warms up, more children will be out and about playing. It’s important to keep them safe. Unfortunately, a host of vehicle-related mishaps unfold every spring. KidsAndCars.org is … Continued

3 Ways Nationwide Rewards Safe Driving

You could save money just by driving safely. Have you ever wondered whether a safe driver and a dangerous driver pay the same auto insurance premium? At Nationwide, they don’t. We reward safe drivers. We encourage responsible behavior behind the … Continued

4 Ways to Stay Safe Around a Flooded Road

When rains swell rivers and streams, these tips may help you stay safe and dry. April showers might bring May flowers, but they also trigger hazards on the road. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that 620,000 crashes across the … Continued

Is It Time to Get Rid of Your Car?

These cues may mean your car is on the way out. There’s nothing wrong with being frugal. But there comes a time when you really should strongly consider replacing your ride. How do you know when that time comes? Here … Continued

Nationwide Videos Offer Safe Driving Tips

Catch up on this advice for getting through inclement weather. You may not be able to avoid driving in bad weather, but you can learn how to better negotiate your way through inclement conditions. Rain, fog, sleet and snow contribute … Continued

The Emergency Kit You Need in Your Car

If your car breaks down, these items help get you on your way. A prepared driver always carries the standard roadside emergency kit: flares, first-aid kit, jumper cables, cell phone charger, water, blanket, flashlight and batteries. A well-prepared driver will … Continued

Special Care for Special Cars

Keep the high-tech materials ship-shape in today’s vehicles. Carmakers are taking a cue from the auto-racing industry by including carbon fiber and other high-tech composite materials in their models. But these modern marvels require added attention to cleaning and care. … Continued