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Are you Driving an Unsafe Car? What You Need to Know About Recalls

By James C. Owens, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Only you can protect your family or yourself from defective or noncompliant vehicles or equipment that could pose a threat to your safety. Hundreds of injuries have been reported, and 16 people have been killed in the U.S. by READ MORE »

Preventative Maintenance More Important As Vehicles Age

The average age of vehicles on the road is rising, and as cars get older, they need more service and repair. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists who own an older car, truck or SUV become more diligent about preventative maintenance. “With the average vehicle age exceeding 11.5 years, the chance of a READ MORE »

Always replace headlight bulbs in pairs

Typically, motorists will only replace a headlight bulb that has burned out or is failing. However, replacing just one failed bulb can result in an unbalanced or unpredictable headlight beam, which presents a potential safety risk. From the driver’s perspective, the road ahead will not be properly lit, and the driver will not get the READ MORE »

Basic Tire Maintenance for Every Driver

The tires are the only thing between the vehicle and the road. When they are properly inflated and in good condition, the handling, stability and safety of the vehicle will be maximized. Conversely, when the tires are under inflated, worn out or damaged, all of the safety systems on the vehicle cannot overcome the loss READ MORE »

Nighttime Driving Worries: Do You Want to See Better At Night?

By Brian Noble, Marketing Manager, SYLVANIA Automotive This year, Daylight Savings fell on November 6 – the day we all set our clocks back an hour, officially welcoming the season of shorter days. For many, shorter days result in an increase in nighttime driving. Are you someone, or do you know someone who doesn’t enjoy READ MORE »

Vehicle Checklist for Back-to-School Carpool Season

School carpool season is upon us and the non-profit Car Care Council reminds drivers to make sure their vehicles are kid-safe and road ready with a five-point checklist: Check lights and wipers for visibility. With shorter days and inclement weather ahead, make sure lights and wipers function properly so that you can see and be READ MORE »

Vehicle Checklist for Back-to-School Carpool Season

School carpool season is upon us and the non-profit Car Care Council reminds drivers to make sure their vehicles are kid-safe and road ready with a five-point checklist: Check lights and wipers for visibility. With shorter days and inclement weather ahead, make sure lights and wipers function properly so that you can see and be READ MORE »

Are Your Brakes Trying to Tell You Something?

If your brakes are trying to tell you something, you should pay attention. A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle control and operation and it should be checked immediately if you suspect any problems, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “While an annual brake inspection is a good way to ensure brake safety, READ MORE »

#CarCareRoadTrip Summer Instagram Contest

Summer is for fun, sun, adventure…and road trips! Show us, and you could win $50 to fuel your summer fun! Now through Aug. 15, share a photo of your summer adventure on Instagram using the hashtag, #CarCareRoadTrip, for the chance to be featured and win $50. Entering is fun and easy: Follow the Car Care READ MORE »

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