How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Even though winter is almost over, some areas are still experiencing freezing temperatures, snow and ice. With the combination of extreme cold and wind chill, the winter months are especially hard on pipes. Even the smallest of cracks in a pipe can cause your home to flood in a day, but with careful preparation you […]

Towing a Trailer: Safe Towing Checklist

Whether it’s a rental trailer or one you own, towing a trailer for the first time might be a little daunting. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a million questions. After figuring out what kind of hitch is right for my vehicle and how to safely load a trailer, my next concern would be […]

Distracted Driving = Disaster

Imagine driving the length of a football field blindfolded. That sounds pretty intense, right? Now, imagine you aren’t the only one out there driving on that field. There are other people driving as well. Some blindfolded, some not. Sounds like a recipe for disaster. Well, that’s what it’s like when someone drives distracted. One study […]

Safety Tips for Drivers Conducting a Winter Move

Winter driving conditions can be difficult for any driver. But, if you’re conducting a household move, manning a larger vehicle than you’re accustomed to or towing a trailer behind you, then driving even a short distance in the snow, ice or wind can go from difficult to harrowing. There are precautions you can take, though. […]

5 Moving Day Safety Tips

There are many things that encompass being safe on moving day. While it isn’t necessary to live in fear during the days leading up to your move, you should be prepared to take the basic safety precautions on moving day. In this post, we share the top safety issues you should consider on moving day. […]

Can You Put a Car Seat in a Moving Truck?

Can you put a car seat in a moving truck? – Jennifer M. Seattle, WA Jennifer, this is a very tricky question, thank you for bringing it up. According to NHTSA’s Parents Central recommendation, Young children under the age of 12 and those in car seats are safest seated in the back seat.  Although most moving trucks […]

Does it Matter How I Load the Trailer?

Does it matter how the trailer is loaded? – Delia J. from St. Louis, MO Yes, loading your trailer properly is one of the most fundamental steps to safe towing. Failure to load the trailer properly can result in dangerous whipping. When it comes to leading, remember the mantra: Always load heavier in front. The front of […]

Is Backing up a Trailer Difficult?

Is backing up a trailer difficult? -Michelle S. from Tempe, AZ Great question, and certainly one we receive often. Towing a rental trailer can be different, and backing up with one is no exception. When backing up with a trailer, it is always better to park in pull-through into a parking spot, but sometimes it […]

Safety Tips for Loading a Trailer

Loading a trailer correctly is one of the most important steps in your DIY move. Safe driving operations and maneuvering are very important components, but safety truly begins with the proper loading of your trailer. Below, we share the two most important tips you should follow the next time you’re loading a trailer. Tip #1 […]

What to Consider When Finding a Roommate

Finding a roommate is one of the most important selections you will make in life. Don’t believe me? Well, if you’ve never seen the movie The Roommate, here is the gist: sweet college student Sara meets her new college roommate Rebecca as soon as she arrives. At first, it seems that this may be a friendship-match […]

Turkey Fryer Safety

I love a nice fried turkey around the holidays. They cook quickly when fried and retain much of their natural moisture. If you plan on frying your own turkey this year, then turkey fryer safety is not something you can ignore. Here are some tips to make sure that can enjoy that tasty turkey at […]

How to Park and Back Up a Moving Trailer: A Lesson from a Pro

Backing up your car while hauling a trailer doesn’t have to be intimidating. All you need for success are a few helpful tips. Whether you are backing up for parking or loading, it is important to learn the proper technique. Practice makes it easier. Before You Start Driving Make sure you trailer is attached properly to your vehicle Verify all […]