Tag Archives: car damage

Potholes: They’re Back and They’re Bad

Potholes have returned, and hitting one with your car can do a real number on tires, wheels, steering and suspension, and alignment. To help determine if hitting a pothole has damaged your vehicle, the Car Care Council reminds you to watch for these warning signs: Loss of control, swaying when making routine turns, bottoming out READ MORE »

Can You Repair That Tire Puncture?

Nail in your tire? It”s important to know if a puncture can be repaired if the tire needs to be replaced. This video gives a simple explanation to understanding when a repair is possible. Tire punctures can only be repaired in the tread area and should not be over 1/4″ in diameter. Note: Quick DIY READ MORE »

Feeling the Summer Heat? Your Car Battery is Too

If the heat of summer is wearing you down, it is likely taking its toll on your car battery too. Contrary to popular belief, summer highs rather than winter lows pose the greater threat to battery life, according to the non-profit Car Care Council. Sooner or later all batteries have to be replaced. Excessive heat READ MORE »

Go Green: Repower Your Vehicle’s Engine

When serious engine trouble hits, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds vehicle owners that repowering their current vehicle rather than buying a new one is the cost-effective, “green” way to go. “When it comes to your vehicle, it’s great to be green,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “By repowering the vehicle you READ MORE »

Potholes Can Put a Hole in Your Wallet

Don’t look now, but you’re probably about to hit another pothole. This year’s brutal winter weather has resulted in an unprecedented number of potholes appearing on roads and highways across the country, causing considerable damage and unexpected, costly repairs for car owners. “No matter where you drive these days, there’s a pothole epidemic and as READ MORE »

Potholes Pack a Powerful Punch

Winter is pothole season and this year, they are packing a powerful punch. After hitting a pothole, most drivers wonder, “Is my car OK?” While the tires and wheels can be visually inspected, there could be damage to the steering, suspension and alignment systems that you just can’t see. To help determine if hitting a READ MORE »