Why You Should Regularly Maintenance Your Car

Posted by Alexa Farrell on Oct 11, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Why you should regularly get maintenance done on your car

 Having a car is an investment in you and your independence and investments cost money. Getting from Point A to Point B requires gas which can be costly. Then if you need work done on your car that adds to the total cost of own and operating a car. But reality is that driving allows you the ability to get yourself around and earn a good paycheck. Having a car allows us to see new places and have new experiences that aren’t in our own backyard. Life is better having the freedom to drive yourself and your family.

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Navigating the Willimantic DMV

Posted by Collin Dunn on Jun 1, 2018 3:51:14 PM

If the thought of a DMV visit feels like an obstacle course that’s set up just for you to fail, you’ve come to the right place. As promised, The Next Street is still working diligently at maneuvering through each office in Connecticut; stick with us and your next trip to the Willimantic Department of Motor Vehicles will be a joy ride. 

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The Benefits of Your Teen Having Their License

Posted by Alexa Farrell on May 8, 2018 2:03:39 PM

When your teen has their driver's license, and you no longer have to schedule your day around theirs, you might be wondering "now that I have this free time, what can I do?" Don't worry. We've put together a list of ideas to help you figure it out.

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Topics: summer, moms, driver training, driver's license, Driver's Ed, Driving School, Parents, New Driver

How to be Successful on the Day of Your License Test

Posted by Dave Becker on Apr 9, 2018 3:58:34 PM

When you go to take your driver's license test, you might think you just have to show up and take the test, but there's actually more to it. We'll break down the different steps and show you how to set yourself up for success. 

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Top 5 Reasons People Fail Their License Test

Posted by Dave Becker on Apr 9, 2018 12:57:14 PM

When you go to take your Driver's License Test, you'll be asked to perform basic driving maneuvers and techniques to demonstrate that you are a competent driver. Hopefully, you've practiced and will ace the test with no problem. Sometimes, however, students make mistakes during the test and fail. Take a look at the 5 most common reasons people fail their license test, and ask yourself if you would be able to pass.

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Happiness Is

Posted by Brandon Dufour on Mar 13, 2018 11:01:31 AM

Hello from The Next Street's HQ in Watertown, CT. I write today with an exciting announcement: The Next Street has been named the Happiest Education Company in America by TinyPulse, an employee engagement platform focused on creating better work environments.

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Topics: Culture, Happiness

Springtime Car Care

Posted by Alexa Farrell on Mar 9, 2018 4:40:34 PM

Spring is Upon Us! (we hope? – I don’t know about you but we are definitely ready for some warm spring days with the sound of birds chirping and the sun shining through the sunroof.) Now you are ready for Spring but is your car ready? Maybe not so much… But that’s okay we are here to help! Here are the top 7 things your car is begging for post winter weather.

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Topics: weather, spring, car maintenance, springtime

Bristol, CT Spotlight

Posted by Alexa Farrell on Sep 26, 2017 1:51:12 PM

This week our Spotlight is on Bristol, Connecticut, which is home to another one of our Next Street Locations. Bristol is an exciting place to learn to drive and then adventure in all this city has to offer. For more experienced students you can practice changing lanes and driving on the highway or if you are just starting out there are parking lots and quiet roads to get used to life behind the wheel. 

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Wolcott, CT Spotlight

Posted by Alexa Farrell on Sep 19, 2017 10:32:30 AM

Wolcott, Connecticut is home to one of our many Next Street locations. It's a small quiet little town located in the Northern part of New Haven county. Although small, there is a lot to do and see. It's also a great place to learn how to drive a car.

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Topics: Wolcott, Connecticut, town, spotlight, driver

Overcoming Your Fear of the Road as a New Driver

Posted by Alexa Farrell on Aug 30, 2017 3:37:27 PM

Learning something new can be exhilarating and terrifying all at once. The open road gives you the opportunity to adventure and become more independent but can be a bit scary. But don’t fret there are some ways to overcome those butterflies that come with being a new driver.

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Learn More About These Tips 

Talk to your family and friends about safe driving habits, and if you're without a driver's license, consider choosing one of our programs. They are easy and stress free! 


  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens
  • Car crashes are preventable
  • Discussing safe driving habits with family and friends will help spread awareness

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