Author Archives: Kristin Krimminger

Clean the Tank

While a vehicle’s fuel pump is not a maintenance item, it will likely need to be replaced at some point. Before replacing a defective fuel pump with a new one, the fuel tank should be properly cleaned to clear old debris, dirt and contaminants that have accumulated at the bottom of the tank. Check out 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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National Car Care Month: Headlight Maintenance 101

When is the last time you changed your headlights? April is the perfect time to get your vehicle ready for spring and summer, when most road travel occurs. Not only does April mark the end of winter, but it’s also National Car Care Month. While many focus on oil changes, brake pads and tire pressure READ MORE »