Lighten up...your key chain, that is! The weight from all those keys puts excessive strain on your car’s ignition lock and tumblers. Removing the extra keys will lighten your load and extend the life of the tumblers…the key to saving you money and inconvenience. Driving an older vehicle? Watch out for car thieves. Pre-2000 vintage vehicles are easier to steal. Install a steering wheel lock like the Club. The Eugene Police Department can steer you in the right direction. They have them for only $12.50. When buying a car for your teenager, think safety first. Newer vehicles are safer. Most come equipped with safety features such as ABS brakes, traction and stability controls. If an accident does occur, advanced air bag systems can save lives. Newer is safer.