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October is Fall Car Care Month: 10 Steps to Keep Your Car Up and Running

Getting your vehicle ready for winter while temperatures are still mild is a proactive approach to preventive maintenance that helps ensure safety, reliability and fewer unexpected repairs when severe winter weather strikes. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends 10 basic maintenance READ MORE »

Invest Gas Savings into Your Vehicle

If your wallet feels a little heavier these days, it probably is because you have been spending a lot less at the pump. According to the Car Care Council, if you spend some of that gas savings on auto care, you can save even more in the long run. “Gas prices are lower than they READ MORE »

Can Your Car Weather the Storm?

While last year’s brutal winter may seem like a distant memory, severe weather is on its way. The Car Care Council reminds drivers to ready their vehicles for the rough conditions ahead. “Vehicle service is always more convenient when you do it on your own schedule. An investment of an hour or so to have READ MORE »

Home for the Holidays: Is Your Car Up for the Journey?

Before you pack up the car to head home for the holidays, the Car Care Council reminds you to make sure your vehicle is ready for the journey. Conducting a thorough vehicle inspection will help you avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down miles away from home. “It’s easy to remember to READ MORE »

Auto Care Center: Interactive Exhibit for Children on Display at AAPEX

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who visited the Auto Care Center at AAPEX 2014. We are excited about this new initiative and the ability to reach children and their families with this exhibit. If you are interested in purchasing and donating an exhibit or becoming involved in any way please contact the Car Care Council. 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 »

Vehicle Lights and Wipers: The Keys to See and Be Seen

As the days get shorter, lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if you can’t see or be seen, according to the non-profit Car Care Council. “With fewer daylight hours in fall and winter, it’s important to make sure your vehicle’s lights and wipers are READ MORE »

September is National Preparedness Month: Make Sure Your Car is Ready if Disaster Hits

Would your car be ready if you had to leave at a moment’s notice? If you were stranded in your car, would you be prepared? During National Preparedness Month in September, the non-profit Car Care Council is reminding drivers of the importance of regular maintenance and do-it-yourself checks, as well as a stocked emergency kit. 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 »

Do Your “PART” during Tire Safety Week

Maintaining your vehicle’s tires is not only essential to getting better gas mileage, but it is also crucial to ensuring safety on the road. To maximize tire life, the Car Care Council recommends checking tire condition and pressure regularly, and there is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week. “It takes only READ MORE »