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Stories by The Allstate Blog Team

Motorcycle Newbies: What Type of Bike is Right for You?

Jan 25, 2019

From open highways on sunny days to an easy way to get around town, there are a lot of reasons you may be considering getting a motorcycle. Whatever your need or reason, if you’re interested in buying a motorcycle but you’ve never ridden one before, you may not be sure where to begin your search. According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) […]

4 Safety Tips for Driving at Night

Jan 25, 2019

From dusk to dawn, driving in the dark presents a unique set of challenges for drivers. From the way your pupils dilate to the glare of nearby lights, things just look different in the dark — and that may affect your reactions and perceptions on the road. To help ensure you’re traveling safely, follow these tips for night […]

Car Maintenance: Oversights You Should Avoid

Jan 24, 2019

When it comes to your car, simple oversights may turn into costly repairs more quickly than you might think. Fortunately, a few simple car maintenance tips can help keep you out of the repair shop. But, you may be negatively affecting your car’s performance and value if you’re forgetting some basic tasks. Adding these five items to your car maintenance routine […]

What Kind of Winter Tires Are Best for You?

Jan 24, 2019

As the temperatures begin to drop, those living in cold-weather climates may start to worry about driving in snow and ice. Even if you have four-wheel or all-wheel drive, your traction is only as good as your tires and how well they grip the road. From all-weather tires to adding chains, here’s what you need to know […]

5 Things to Do Before Bringing Home a Pet

Jan 23, 2019

If you’ve always wanted a pet, you’re definitely not alone. Over two-thirds of U.S. households have companion animals, according to the American Pet Products Association. But do you know how to be a responsible pet owner? Before you bring home Fluffy or Mr. Whiskers, you’ll want to make sure your house and your family are ready for the […]

Is Your Gas Cap on the Left or the Right?

Jan 23, 2019

If you’ve ever driven into a gas station and had a moment of forgetfulness, wondering which side your gas tank is on, you’re probably not alone. Whether you’re in a rental car or just feeling a little confused in a car you’ve had for years, you can spare yourself from having to circle the car […]

Create A Digital Archive: Protect Your Family Photos and Documents

Jan 18, 2019

If you’re like many people, that old photo album tucked away in your closet (or in your attic, basement, etc.) is one of your most valuable possessions. In fact, Allstate’s “It’s Not Just Stuff” survey found that more than half of Americans said keepsakes like videos and photos related to family history are “very important” to them. Nearly two-thirds of […]

Top 10 Stops on Route 66

Jan 18, 2019

Route 66 — aka “America’s Main Street,” “The Mother Road” and “The Will Rogers Highway” — has captured the imagination of roadtrippers since its inception almost a century ago. Although the highway officially named U.S. 66 has been replaced by the interstate system and renamed in various segments over the years, the storied path from Chicago to Los Angeles […]

Why Objects in Your Sideview Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

Jan 15, 2019

Anyone who has glanced in a vehicle’s sideview mirror should be familiar with this message: “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” But did you ever wonder why that’s the case? The answer comes down to physics. Here’s a brief rundown on the science behind sideview mirrors, along with tips on how to use […]

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

Jan 14, 2019

As the temperatures drop, you know winter is on its way — or maybe it has already arrived. While cold temperatures, ice, snow and slush often come along with this chilly season, it doesn’t mean your car has to be in the deep freeze until the spring thaw. Consider these tips for helping prepare your vehicle for the […]