Seattle Car Drivers are Spending Less Time in Traffic?

July 8, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

onramp-trafficGas prices go up, more people out of work equals fewer folks on the road? It would seem to make sense. And according to a national study done by the Texas Transportation Institute, those factors have caused for less congestion around the country. Read more

Car Winterization Guide – Part 2

January 10, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Now that Seattle residents have survived the first (and hopefully last) snow storm of the region, it’s a good idea go back and review tips on how to winterize your vehicle. Read more

Important Post Snow Tip: Wash Your Car!

December 30, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Now that the Seattle Snopacalypse of 2008 is finally over, motorists can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Chains are being tucked away and forgotten while snow shovels are going back to the garage.

However, before you pat your back on having braved the snow and ice with your trusty car, there’s one important thing you might want to do: wash your car! Sound strange? Then keep reading.
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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 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.

Snow in Seattle Strikes Fear in Drivers!

December 14, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Folks in the Northwest are known to be tougher than most. Be it rain, earthquake, bad economy, or housing crisis, we can shake off most anything. However the one thing that will have most Seattlites hopeless and shivering in the fetal position is snow.

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