vehicles on a snow covered city street

Keeping roads clear: The sand vs. salt debate

Winter maintenance practices often lead to debates over different methods and materials used to keep roads clear. One often-heard argument is that road authorities should go back to using sand or abrasives for winter maintenance, instead of using salt.But how does sand compare to salt?Sand alone does not melt any snow or ice. Any time melting has been associated with sand, it is because a small amount of salt (about 10 percent or less) is typically included in the stockpile... read more
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Improving visibility on the road this winter

As winter progresses, we are likely to see more visibility-reducing weather. Heavy rain, frost, ice and snow can all impair visibility while driving, including reducing the performance of windshield wipers.Reduced visibility can quickly turn your drive into a stressful situation, especially when you have your precious cargo in the backseat. The notoriously unpredictable weather during the colder months...
car driving in the snow

5 cold-weather hacks for winter driving

As drivers bundle up to take on Old Man Winter this season, having a few tricks up your sleeve can be a big help in keeping your cool on the road. Here are five hacks for battling the elements and staying safe on the roads.Got stuck? Snow problem! Hazardous winter weather requires that drivers take additional precautions. According...
man in a car using a laptop on the side of the road in the winter

Hitting the road? Stay connected on the go

Traveling but worried about being disconnected? Dont worry, you arent alone. In fact, plenty of other road warriors are making sure their devices are packed and ready to go so they wont miss a beat.Intel(R) recently conducted a survey with YouGov to learn more about the tips and tricks connected road warriors use to keep up with email,...
man changing car tire in the snow

1 in 5 drivers can't fix a flat tire. Can you?

For many Americans, fixing a flat tire remains a mystery. According to a survey from AAA, nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers dont know how to change a flat. This is compounded by research saying there are 220 million flat tires annually — and each driver will experience up to five flat tires in their lifetime.Before hitting the...
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