Episode 4 in a series of videos aimed at educating you in what to expect and what questions to ask when you go to your repair shop.
Car Care Clips are released every other Tuesday at 9: 30 a.m. EDT.
Episode 3 available HERE.
More car fires happen every year from deferred maintenance than accidents. Keep your family safe; have your car checked today!
Regular oil changes are your best investment toward the longevity of your engine! Keep your car running longer!
According to a recent survey, nearly one-third of all cars and light trucks have belts or hoses that are ready to be replaced. Have your belts and hoses checked regularly, and you won't have to worry!
Regular brake inspections are the best way to ensure safe and reliable braking and minimize the cost of repairs when brake service is needed. Safety comes first, have your brakes checked regularly!
Routine tune-ups and engine performance checks can be your best guarantee of good performance and fuel economy. Economical and dependable, have your engine checked today!
Regular alignment checks are your best way to maximize tire life and ensure that your car performs on the road as it should. Don't risk an accident, have your tires and alignment checked regularly!
Proper tire inflation can improve gas mileage by more than 3% when maintained regularly. Save money and wear and tear on your tires!
A loose gas cap can trigger the "Check Engine" or "Service Engine Soon" light. Make sure the cap is secure and tight. Always check!
Having your car's HVAC system serviced regularly can help save you money on more expensive repairs. Your car is a big investment, take care of it!
Frequent washing and polishing is the best way to protect your car's finish from the damaging effects of acid rain. Your car is a big investment, take care of it!
Nearly 60% of people claim their driving behavior has changed due to rising gas prices, with 90% saying they drive less and 75% revealing that they are maintaining their vehicles better. Should't you be one of them!
70% of consumers believe the benefits of regular vehicle maintenance will improve the environment, while nearly all believe it will increase fuel efficiency. Help the environment, and save a little money, have your car checked today!
The chances of a drive belt failure rise dramatically after four years or 36,000 mile for V-belts and 50,000 mile for serpentine belts. Safety first, have your car checked if you've reached these milestones!
Have your car's brake system inspected annually, even if you don't suspect any problems! Not all problems are noticeable and why risk an accident from faulty brakes!
Good fuel economy, performance and low emissions are all interrelated for an efficiently-operating engine. Keep your engine running right!
If your car requires major engine work, it may be more economical to have your engine rebuilt rather than buying a different car.
You should check the condition of the coolant each Spring and Fall to make sure the additives that protect against corrosion still function. And while you're there, have them check your windshield wipers too!
Carbon monoxide from your car's exhaust is odorless, colorless-and lethal. If you have any suspicions of a leak, have it checked out at once. Safety comes first!
Your car's engine can use more than 10,000 gallons of air for every gallon of fuel burned, so it's easy to see how big a job the air filter has. Does your air filter need to be replaced?
It's best to replace your car's fuel filter every two years or 24,000 miles. Does yours need to be replaced?
During normal driving, you may not notice a light that isn't working; inspect your car's lights at every oil change.
You should test your battery every Fall. If your car's battery is three years old or more, consider replacing it since the chances of failure increase. Does yours need to be replaced?
For longest automatic transmission life, have the fluid and filter changed every two years or 24,000 miles. Does yours need to be changed?