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It’s inevitable isn’t it? Your auto-insurance premiums are likely to skyrocket when your teenage son or daughter starts driving. But a few key moves can help you cut costs significantly. The first move you should make is to compare teen car insurance quotes, best place to do so…visit InsWeb.com.

The 10-Rules:
1. Stick to a Classic Ride
*Used cars are cheaper to insure than new ones.
2. Safe over Sporty
*Think of it this way…what good is a sexy car if you can’t afford to put gas in it?
*There are plenty of cars that combine coolness and safety. Check out this site for suggestions.
3. Get Assigned to a Specific Car
*Doesn’t hurt to ask your agent which car in the family should you be assigned to drive to reduce the rate.
4. Take a Driving Course
*Most insurance companies offer discounts to teens who take (and pass) an approved driver’s ed course.
5. Get Good Grades
*Getting a B-average (3.0 GPA) or higher will score you cheaper teen car insurance rates.
6. Keep It In the Family
*In most cases it is cheaper to add the teen to a policy rather than have one on their own.
7. Go for a Higher Deductible
*Tell your parents to double check their deductibles and figure out if there is room in the budget to raise it.
8. Don’t be a Statistic
*According to the experts, 16-yr olds are three times as likely to wind up in a crash than a 19-yr old – and almost 6-times higher than 20-24 year olds.
9. Shop Around
*Again, check out InsWeb.com.
10. 6-Month Rule
*Every 6-months, check-in with your insurance company and update your policy information to make sure you are getting the best teen car insurance rates. Keeping a clean driving record can sometimes garner lower premiums as well.

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O’Brien Automotive Family – “Our family works for you. Since 1933”

Your leading Greenwood, Franklin, Indianapolis, Carmel, Plainfield, Avon, Lawrence, and Noblesville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram  FIAT Toyota and Scion Dealer!

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It is inevitable, winter is just around the corner! The first step in making sure your car is ready for winter driving is an examination of the tire treads. If your wheels are properly aligned and balanced, the tire treads should be wearing relatively evenly from inside to outside and all the way around. If either edge is more heavily worn than the opposite side, it’s a signal that the wheels aren’t properly aligned.

Depending on the nature of the alignment problem, this may be felt by the vehicle pulling to one side or the other while driving straight down the road. However, certain problems can cause uneven wear without pulling. If your tires are wearing unevenly, your dealer can perform a full four-wheel alignment and an inspection of your suspension components. Other signs of tire trouble include bulges in the side walls, cup-like wear patterns and vibrations that can be felt while driving. These can be indicators of internal problems in the tire like a slipped belt, or an unbalanced wheel and tire. Tire balancing is another quick and inexpensive service procedure while tires with internal problems should be replaced immediately.

By the way, improper tire inflation is a common cause of uneven wear. Overinflated tires will show more wear in the center of the tread area while underinflated tires may be getting raw on both the inner and outer shoulders. Keeping tires properly inflated will reduce fuel consumption, improve handling, helps to make tires last longer, and improves traction when driving in inclement weather.

As the days get shorter, it’s an excellent time to check out the condition of your tires and make sure they’re ready for whatever you might face. Our service department has the information you need to make the best choice in tires for your car and driving conditions.

Questions regarding tires? Visit our contact page for assistance at our Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram stores in Greenwood * Indianapolis * or, our Toyota store! By the way, we carry most makes and models; and, we are competitively price! By the way, we have a special offer at our Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram stores Greenwood / Indianapolis) on Yokohama brand tires.

Visit any of our O’Brien Automotive Family dealerships for the best selection of new , pre-owned and factory certified pre-owned vehicles in Indianapolis, Greenfield, Anderson, Castleton, New Palestine, Carmel and  Greenwood!


Tom O’Brien Auotmotive Family – “Our family works for you. Since 1933”

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I’m writing because there is something that I think you should know more about…hunger. Believe it or not, it is a huge issue right here in Indiana — it is estimated that over 83,000 children are living in poverty in the Gleaners’ 20-county service area alone. We are asking for your help.

Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and its employees have joined together to help families, seniors and children in central Indiana who are facing hunger.

Our goal is to fill-up the back of a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country van before Thanksgiving with items that the Gleaner’s Food Bank needs on a daily basis. Please drop off your nonperishable food items to the showroom floor and help us help Hoosier families who need food assistance this holiday season!

Together, we can make a difference!

Items needed:
• Beef stew, tuna and other canned meats
• Macaroni & cheese and other boxed dinners
• Cans of soups
• 100% juices
• Applesauce
• Canned vegetables
• Peanut Butter
• Canned Fruits

The difference…and the alliance:

Gleaners Food Bank, solicits, stores and distributes food and critical grocery products to qualifying agencies who serve the public directly. Among those agencies are food pantries—as well as soup kitchens, halfway homes and emergency shelters. The food bank is the storehouse for millions of pounds of food and other products that go out to the community. The pantry functions as the arms that reach out to that community directly. Food banks and food pantries—they are not the same. But they share the same commitment.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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The Consumer Digest 2012 Best Buys have been announced!

Makes one wonder, what criteria is used to determine those vehicles that makes “the list”? After some research, here is what I found — selections are based on behind-the-wheel assessment, safety ratings, ownership costs, warranty, price, comfort,
ergonomics, styling and amenities—reflect CD’s view of which 2012 vehicles offer exceptional value for the money. O’Brien Auto Group vehicles named to the list include:

  • Chrysler 300
  • Dodge Challenger
  • Ram 1500
  • Chrysler Town & Country
  • Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Dodge Durango
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • FIAT 500
  • Toyota Tacoma

“Few purchases are more important, or require more research, than buying a new vehicle,” says Randy Weber, Consumers Digest’s publisher. “Our analyses underscore our commitment to ensure that consumers are as satisfied with their auto purchase years after making it as they were on the day they drove off the lot.”

Given the condition that the Chrysler Group found themselves in a little over a couple of years ago, this serves somewhat as an indication of positive results from the revamping that’s in progress at the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram brands under the direction of Fiat, Chrysler’s new Italian parent. As a dealer representing their brands, our Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram stores and our FIAT Studio have their ‘face toward the sun’ and are looking forward to what the future brings!

O’Brien Automotive Family  – “Our family works for you. Since 1933”

Your leading Greenwood, Franklin, Indianapolis, Carmel, Plainfield, Avon, and
Noblesville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Toyota Scion FIAT Dealer!

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Bicycling Indianapolis

Ever want to see Indianapolis from a different perspective?  Try biking around the city, I find it to be a unique way to spend a weekend morning.  Very little traffic, that early morning freshness, it’s a great experience.

I like to start on Mass Ave . (as of this writing you can still park on the North end without paying for parking). Then me and whomever I’ve convinced to get up way to early have a nice average paced ride up the Monon Trail to Broad Ripple, from there we cross over to the Canal Tow Path.  I’d recommend a Hybrid or Mountain bike if you’re going on the Tow Path, a road bikes tires are just to fragile.

The Tow Path takes you down through Butler all the way down to the White River Greenway.  From there I ride down the White River back into downtown.  The views are spectacular.  We have a times followed the Cultural Trail back over to Mass Ave. to finish the ride, but usually we just ride the city streets (now featuring bike lanes) back around.  It’s between 20 and 25 miles depending o

For the serious cyclist this is not a route you can blast through to get your workout.  I stick to the county roads when I want that, however it’s a great way to get some basic exercise and see some sights.  I recommend not rushing and just pedal nice and easy.

This is a very safe way to check out the city, minimal vehicle or pedestrian traffic to be dealt with. Winter is closing in, but there is still a few weekends to dress a little warmer and experience Indianapolis in a whole new light.

A ride mapped on 10/27/2011 and more rides in Indianapolis, IN on MapMyRIDE. Find ride


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