What’s That Weird Sound That Happens When I Open My Car Window?

You’re driving down the highway and decide to let in a bit of fresh air. You roll down one of your windows, and suddenly it’s like a freight train is running right next to your car. The overwhelming, rhythmic “thumping” sound feels like it’s about to blow out your eardrums. We’ve all experienced it. But what is it? That’s wind buffeting ‒ a loud and...

High Wind Advisory: What to Do Next

When you think of storms that can cause wind damage, your mind might jump to recovering from a tornado or prepping for a hurricane. But it doesn’t always take an extreme weather event for high winds to damage your home or car. The National Weather Service issues a “high wind warning” when winds are sustained at speeds of 40 miles per hour or above. And...

Do’s and Don’ts for Hiding a Spare Key

At some point, most of us have lost our keys. More than a few of us have even tried to break into our own property before finally admitting defeat and seeking third-party assistance. Once we’ve been freed from our accidental exile, we waste little time before paying a visit to a local locksmith or hardware store to safeguard ourselves from future lockouts: we get a...

What to Know When Buying a Hybrid or Electric Car

It’s safe to say that hybrid and electric vehicles have become part of mainstream culture since they first burst onto the scene in the late 1990s. Today, nearly every major automaker produces some type of hybrid or electric vehicle. In addition to small and midsize cars, there are now hybrid minivans and SUVs hitting the pavement. And, in response to the growing interest in alternative...

Outdoor TV Ideas: Essential Tips for Safety and Style

When done right, a backyard patio can become your very own outdoor oasis. It’s the perfect space to not only enjoy the weather, but host a range of activities – from grilling and entertaining to relaxing and spending time with the family. This is especially true in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent survey, 90% of Americans say outdoor living spaces...