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  • Four Ways to Prepare for a Thanksgiving Road Trip

    Wednesday 01 November 2017

    The weather’s cooling and bears are heading for their comfy hibernation caves. But not us; we’re gearing up for the busiest travel days of the year: Thanksgiving weekend. And that means it’s time to get your car ready for colder weather and more miles on the odometer.Whether you’re headed south for the sun or through the back roads to grandma’s house, there are a few things you can do before you pack up the car to keep your focus on the journey ahead. A little prepa... read more

  • 4 Tips for Safe Halloween Driving

    Wednesday 25 October 2017

    Halloween is one of the most anticipated times of the year for young children. To help keep trick-or-treaters as safe as possible, the Car Care Council reminds motorists to drive slowly, especially through neighborhoods, to be extra careful when entering or exiting driveways or alleyways, and to be car care aware by making sure their vehicle’s brakes, lights and wipers are working properly. 1. Brakes A vehicle’s brake system is the most critical safety item on a vehicle, but brakes... read more

  • A Battery Check Today Can Keep the Tow Truck Away

    Wednesday 18 October 2017

    A battery check today can keep the tow truck away, says the Car Care Council, as it advises vehicle owners to have their battery tested and replaced if necessary this fall to avoid being stranded this winter. Sooner or later all batteries have to be replaced, and excessive heat and overcharging are the two main reasons for shortened battery life. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, thus damaging the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning component in the charging system, usuall... read more

  • Fall into a Vehicle Maintenance Program

    Thursday 12 October 2017

    October is Fall Car Care Month, the perfect time to fall into a vehicle maintenance program and get your car ready for the challenges of harsh winter weather. “A thorough inspection of your vehicle during Fall Car Care Month will go a long way toward ensuring safety and dependability when temperatures drop and severe winter weather strikes,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A routine maintenance program also makes financial sense, extending useful vehicl... read more

  • Key Considerations before Buying a Car

    Wednesday 04 October 2017

    With consumer confidence on the rise and end-of-year sales starting to emerge, many consumers are likely to start considering a new car. However, there are certain factors that buyers need to take into account to ensure they maximize on the investment, and furthermore, that the vehicle doesn’t end up draining more funds than its worth due to excessive auto repair. What inspires buyers According to Econsultancy, a recent survey by the St Ives Group found that... read more