What is defensive driving?

Defensive driving, simply put, refers to a set of driving skills that best prepares you to respond to hazards on the road. When most of us think of the term “defense”, we might think of sports or martial arts before driving. However, while most of us might not typically think of defensive driving in these… Read More

Published on September 14, 2022

Defensive driving: now more important than ever

We’ve all been dealing with a climate of heightened risk over the past two years. The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to reevaluate the potential hazards involved in pretty much everything we do: from mundane activities such as grocery shopping and pharmacy runs to less frequent excursions like adventures abroad or trips to visit far-flung relatives,… Read More

Published on August 17, 2022

Catalytic converter theft: what you need to know to protect yourself

Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise.  Catalytic converters help a car clean its exhaust. They have become a target for theft because catalytic converters contain precious metals like palladium and platinum and the price of these metals has increased in the past several years.   And since 2019, converter theft has risen 1,215%, according to… Read More

Published on July 7, 2022

Project Yellow Light contest winners send a powerful message to their peers about the dangers of distracted driving.

At Elephant, one of our most important goals is to ensure the safety of our community, especially the roads we drive on every day. One way we strive towards this goal is through our support of Project Yellow Light, a national scholarship competition that was founded by Julie Garner, who lost her teenage son Hunter… Read More

Published on June 24, 2022

Common Car Maintenance How-Tos

Cars are great when they’re running properly, right? But even if you keep your vehicle up to date on oil changes and routine car maintenance, things are bound to pop up that require your attention. And when they do occur, it’s important to know how to respond. Even if you’re not the most mechanically-minded or… Read More

Published on February 23, 2022

Is it safe to drive a compact car?

When you’re thinking of buying a car, nothing may be more reliable than a compact car. They are affordable, great on gas, stylish, and depending on the make and model, could be tried-and-true in performance. Popular models include the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Prius, and Hyundai Elantra. This class of cars, one step above… Read More

Published on February 17, 2022