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Six Vehicle Warning Signs Your Nose Can Recognize

Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown, says the Car Care Council. “Unusual smells can be the sign READ MORE »

Extreme Summer Heat Can Burn Up Car Batteries

Summer’s extreme temperatures can destroy a vehicle’s battery. The Car Care Council advises vehicle owners to have their cars’ batteries tested periodically and replaced, if necessary, to avoid being stranded. Excessive heat and overcharging shortens the life of a battery. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, which then damages the internal structure of the battery. READ MORE »

Begin Your Summer Road Trip at www.carcare.org

This summer, many motorists will pack their cars and head out on a driving trip. But before even pulling out of the driveway, the Car Care Council recommends that motorists start their journey at its website, www.carcare.org.   “The Car Care Council’s website contains a wealth of car care information to help motorists address any READ MORE »

Keep Your Cool in Hot Summer Cars

When it’s hot outside, one of the last places you want to be is sitting in traffic without a properly functioning air conditioning (A/C) system. To help avoid this uncomfortable situation, the Car Care Council recommends having your A/C system checked annually to make sure it is functioning at its peak performance level when the READ MORE »

Is Your Car Road-Ready?

Before you pack your car and hit the road for your driving trip, the Car Care Council recommends conducting a pre-vehicle inspection to help avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down miles away from home.   “A pre-trip vehicle check can determine how road-ready your vehicle is so you can take steps to READ MORE »

Summer Time is Travel Time – Is Your Car Road-Ready?

Before you pack your car and hit the road for your summer driving trip, the Car Care Council recommends conducting a pre-vehicle inspection to help avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down miles away from home. “A pre-trip vehicle check can determine how road-ready your vehicle is so you can take steps READ MORE »

Mean, Green Driving Machine

The Car Care Council suggests five easy ways to turn your car into a mean, green driving machine – for your wallet and the environment. Drive Green – Recognize that how you drive has a lot to do with fuel economy. Avoid sudden starts and stops and go the speed limit. Jerky and aggressive driving READ MORE »

Turn Your Car into a Mean, Green Driving Machine

Driving technique and proper vehicle maintenance can go a long way toward protecting the environment and conserving fuel. The Car Care Council suggests five easy ways to turn your car into a mean, green driving machine – for your wallet and the environment. Drive Green – Recognize that how you drive has a lot to READ MORE »

“Driving More Business to Your Business”

Are you interested in: Attracting new customers. Reinforcing loyalty of current customers. Increasing your businesses’ visibility in the community. Adopting a proven marketing program to increase business. Engaging your technicians in a rewarding and fun event. Getting a leg up on your competition. Assuming this is a no-brainer, please read on to learn how the READ MORE »

Car Care Events Reveal Increased Need for Maintenance

Results of vehicle inspections held at community car care events across the country during Car Care Months in April and October 2011 reveal that 84 percent of vehicles need service or parts, the highest percentage in five years, according to the Car Care Council. The unsatisfactory condition of vehicles reflects the current economic climate and READ MORE »