Safety and Your Second Car

In multi-car households, one car usually limps by on the bare minimum in upkeep. Is that enough to keep you safe?

You probably call it your "station car," because it gets you to the commuter station every weekday. There it sits in the parking lot until early evening, when it brings you back home. On weekends, it becomes the Mulchmobile, hauling whatever needs hauling for yard work. Chances are, it's more than five years old-in some cases, way more-and you treat it like the poor stepsister who never goes to the big dance. It gets just enough money and attention to pass state inspection every year.

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