Seattle Car Drivers Beware of the Under and Uninsured

April 7, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

It’s risky driving a car in Seattle. Right now in Washington state, there are anywhere from 20% to 30% of driver’s who don’t have current insurance. To compound that number, many more only carry the state’s minimum requirements. This means that the likely hood of an accident involving someone who doesn’t have any or enough insurance is quite high. This is where Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist coverage comes into play. However, this is the most misunderstood and often overlooked coverage. There are a couple of different reasons for this. It’s an optional coverage, Washington State doesn’t require it, nor does any banks or lien holders. So how does this coverage apply any why is it so important? Read more

Best Convertible Cars for Seattle

June 27, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

ford-shelby-gt500-2010You don’t live in Southern California. You don’t live in Florida. You live in the state of Washington where it rains a good 200 plus days a year (give or take some crazy summer). So when it comes to looking at buying a convertible car in Seattle, you ARE taking a chance. Rag top or hard top? The answer is simple, considering the convertible will be closed most of time, better make it a hard top. Read more

How to Avoid the Unlicensed Car Dealer

February 12, 2009 by · 5 Comments 

The internet has all but revolutionized the process of buying a used car, as buyers have access to a seemingly unlimited supply of vehicle listings online. Unfortunately, one of the criminal elements that is becoming more popular due to the internet are unlicensed car dealers. To help you identify and avoid these shady dealers, we’ve asked the experts for help. Read more

Driving in Seattle’s High Winds

December 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

(Seattle,WA) December 20

The 2008 holiday season will be remembered for snow and high winds. With gusts reaching hurricane-like speeds in some areas, many state and emergency officials emphasize staying indoors. The combination of snow, ice and high winds can be disastrous for drivers.

According to weather.com when driving in high winds:

  • Be aware of vehicles around you. High winds are more problematic for drivers of trucks, buses, recreational vehicles, campers, and drivers who are towing trailers.
  • Reduce your speed and correct your steering, especially when moving from a protected area to an unprotected area, or when meeting large vehicles.
  • Wind is often accompanied by heavy rain or winter precipitation. Stay alert for slippery areas.

Also be aware of the floating bridges and closures. Check out some helpful driving tips from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Winter driving is not just driving in snow. Seattle drivers should take the same precautions when driving in high winds, heavy rain, and flooding. Take your time and be smart about it.

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