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Virginia Tax Holiday Guidelines



Who is with me in a deep unwaving desire (yeah, it's that great) to save money?  There is no better way to do that then taking 5% off the top. 

When Virginia has its tax free weekends it is a great time to stock up on supplies.  We have them for school, now, as we prepare for Hurricane Season…
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Share the road with bicyclists in Hampton Roads



With warmer weather arriving, Checkered Flag drivers need to be extra careful of added Hampton Roads bicyclists sharing the roads.

AAA Tidewater offers tips for cars and bicycles to share the road safely

Because spring weather is here more Virginians will be using their bicycles for fun, exercise and transportation.

In support of National Bike Safety month, AAA Tidewater Virginia…
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Summer Safety Series: Get out of a sinking car



It's summer once again.   Well, it's almost summer, anyhow.  And, you Checkered Flag fans know what that means.  Another season of Checkered Flag's Summer Safety Series!  Yay! 


This year, we're kicking off the season with a very important lesson for all Hampton Roads drivers.  The following is an instructional video on what to do if your vehicle is…
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Honda Helps Grads



Summer is sneaking up behind us very quickly folks.  That being said, graduates are starting to don the cap and gown and think about the next step towards getting to their career of choice.  One big step in that direction is getting the car that will take them from dorm life to the business world.

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Thought Go Out To OK



As an Okie myself, the disaster that affected so many near Oklahoma City, OK yesterday really hits close to home.  I was one of the lucky ones with family being safe and sound, out of harm's way.  Many did not fair the same.

The Checkered Flag family of…
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Toyota Teen Driver Series: Part 2



Checkered Flag Toyota continues with Part 2 of Toyota Teen Driver.

In-Car Driving Practice

Parent Supervised Driving Tracking Chart



 
Make a chart like the one above, or, print this article and cut out the chart.

Teens can learn a lot from observing an experienced driver. Though young drivers have driven with adults countless times, it's a different experience when your teen takes the passenger seat ready to learn, observe and reflect.

Before you get on the road, sit down with your teen to set goals about what you want to accomplish for the day or what you want to…
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Pungo Strawberry Festival this weekend



Strawberry lemonade, strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie.  You Checkered Flag fans know what I'm talking about. 

This weekend brings one of the favorite Hampton Roads tastiest festivals.  The 30th Pungo Strawberry Festival kicks off this Saturday!   

Where else can you find so much family fun in one place?  Strawberry…
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Audi R8 V10-Tuned for Speed by ABT



While Audi is known for its amazing speed and dynamic ride, they occasionally call on some friends to give a vehicle a bit of extra special attention.  The Audi R8 is equipped with a V10 engine and is well versed in going fast (as a gross understatement), but with the help from some overseas tuners they have made the vehicle a…
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