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  • Optimize Your Car's Fuel Economy with These Maintenance Tips

    Wednesday 13 June 2018

    Fuel costs can represent a significant expense for drivers. According to a 2017 study published by the American Automobile Association, the average owner of a new vehicle spends about $1,500 each year on fuel.  There are things you can do to reduce this cost. Driving habits can impact fuel economy. If there's a red light ahead, gradually ease off the gas pedal instead of accelerating until the last moment and then hitting the brakes. If you drive a car with a manual transmission, keep... read more

  • 5 Tips to Remember for Driving Safely in the Rain

    Wednesday 06 June 2018

    Singing in the rain is fun. But driving? For some people, it's anxiety-producing. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/weather/g1_roadimpact.htm), there are on average more than 950,000 automobile crashes each year due to wet pavement, resulting in approximately 4,700 deaths and 384,000 injuries. But being behind the wheel and a rain-splattered windshield doesn't have to be a whit... read more

  • Is Your Car #RoadTrip Ready?

    Wednesday 16 May 2018

    Before you hit the road this summer, make sure your vehicle is road trip ready so you can have any problems fixed before you go. A pre-trip vehicle checkup will help avoid the inconvenience, potential safety hazards and unplanned expense of breaking down miles away from home, says the non-profit Car Care Council. Check filters and fluids, including engine oil, antifreeze/coolant, windshield washer and power steering, brake and transmission fluids. Dirty air filters can waste gas and cause the e... read more

  • An Automotive Gift for Mother's Day? You Bet!

    Wednesday 09 May 2018

    It's time to be seriously thinking about Mother's Day. A great place to look for useful ideas is her driver's seat, especially if Mom spends a lot of time behind the wheel. Her vehicle is her home away from home and gifts that enhance her enjoyment of that second home are likely to be appreciated, suggests the Car Care Council. We tend to gravitate toward gifts like jewelry, a framed photo or flowers. But why not break from the traditional and dress up her c... read more

  • Don't Let the Check Engine Light Turn You Off From Making Needed Repairs

    Wednesday 02 May 2018

    The top 10 check engine light repairs from the annual CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™ reinforces what the Car Care Council has been saying for years. Motorists who ignore the check engine light get less miles per gallon and could face costly repairs down the road. “Many people fear that when the check engine light comes on, it is going to mean several hundred or more dollars in repairs, so they ignore the light and hope the problem goes away,” said Rich White, executive... read more