4 overlooked boat maintenance tips

No one should expect to pull their boat out of winter storage and head to the water without first performing some basic maintenance. Batteries need changing, the oil needs changing and belts, hoses, and cables all need checking. 

But in the excitement and anticipation of the first boat ride, we sometimes forget these other boating maintenance essentials. 

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Know the 7 rules of the road for bicyclists

Biking to work, for exercise, or just to enjoy the beautiful weather is a great spring and summer activity. Did you know though, that no matter where you ride, your bike is considered a vehicle? Because bikes share the road with motorists, it's important to be aware of your surroundings at all times. 

In general, follow these seven guidelines any time you're biking to stay safe on the road. 

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Visit the SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition at the Trout Museum of Art through June 2

The annual Fine Arts Exhibition at the Trout Museum of Art in downtown Appleton showcases Wisconsin's most talented artists that make up our rich local arts community. Once again, we're proud to partner with the Trout Museum to provide free admission to the exhibition from May 4 through June 2. 

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5 tips to keep your car running smoothly this spring

While many associate spring with a deep clean of your home, it's also a good idea to use the change in season to spring clean your vehicle. Winter can take a heavy toll on our cars, both in terms of appearance and driving capabilities.

Take advantage of the warmer weather and perform these routine maintenance practices on your vehicle so it's ready to hit the open road in style. 

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Maintain your tires for a safer, smoother drive

Tires are a crucial part of your day-to-day travels, but they can be easily overlooked when you're inspecting your car. It's important to note, however; that there are significant benefits to checking them frequently – including better fuel economy, a safer drive, and easier handling of your device. 

Follow these tips to ensure a smooth ride.  

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