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Your Driver's Ed

Every Wednesday and Sunday, TWC News' Ed Keiner helps drivers get to know their vehicle better by providing tips on how to understand and correct your car’s mechanical problems--from changing your flat tire to jumping your car’s battery, Keiner proves to be Your Driver’s Ed.

09/28/2014 10:43 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers, Trick-Or-Treaters
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Whether your little one is going to dress up as a superhero or a princess this Halloween, the most important thing to remember is safety.

Our Ed Keiner stopped by Austin's premiere costume shop, Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds, to bring Halloween drivers and trick-or-treaters lots of great safety tips.

He says for those going out trick-or-treating, it's important to make sure to go in a group and use crosswalks when crossing the street. Additionally, having glow sticks, flashlights or reflective tape on your costume can help drivers see you while you're walking around.

For anyone driving on Halloween, it's important to remember to slow down and make sure you're especially aware of what's going on around you. Turning down the radio and rolling down your windows can help ensure that you can hear and see everything around you.

For more advice, check out the spooktacular "Driver's Ed" segment above.


09/24/2014 08:20 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: Prolonging the Life of Your Windshield Wipers
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Squeaking, streaking and shattering are usually signs that your windshield wipers need to be replaced, but unfortunately, wipers aren't cheap.

The cost of even just putting on the refill wipers can add up quickly. Luckily for car owners, there are some things you can do to prolong the life of your wipers.

One of the most important things to do is keep the wipers clean. Find out how to keep them clean and get even more great tips in the "Driver's Ed" segment above.


08/31/2014 11:35 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: Preparing for a Flat Tire
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Getting a flat tire on the side of the road is no fun at all, and the last thing you want to do is make it worse on yourself by not knowing where the things you need to change the flat are.

To make sure you don't ever have to deal with that, it's a good idea to do a practice run. Pick a nice, sunny day when you've got plenty of time to read through your owner's manual and locate everything you'd need to change a flat.

For more, check out the "Driver's Ed" segment above.


08/24/2014 10:53 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: Make Your Tools Look Like New
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Tools look great when they're new, but if you don't take care of them, they'll end up rusty and dirty.

Luckily, there are a couple of things you can do to bring your tools back to their original glory. Solvents and wire brushes can help remove grease, and steel wool can help with surface rust.

For tools that have been neglected for years, you'll probably need something a bit more heavy duty. Check out more in the "Driver's Ed" segment above.


08/20/2014 07:44 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: How to Permanently Mark Your Tools
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When you start to do work on your car yourself, you're probably going to develop a tool collection.

The only problem: Once your friends realize you have a tool collection, they're going to ask to borrow it. Luckily, there are a couple of easy ways you can make sure your tools make it back to your toolbox.

Watch the "Driver's Ed" segment above to see how a stamp kit, engraver and even iPhone can help make sure anyone who borrows your tools returns them.


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