• How to Allergy- Proof Your Car

    Thursday 18 May 2017

    Spring has finally arrived, meaning many motorists are itching to hit the road and take advantage of the nicer weather. While the temperatures and the sunshine may be ideal for driving, the conditions are not so desirable for allergy sufferers. As the foliage begins to burst and flowers start to bloom, many people may experience sneezing, congestion, watery eyes and itchy throat or other symptoms that can not only affect your mood, but also hinder driving abilities due to distraction. This is no... read more

  • A Clean Car is Money in the Bank

    Thursday 11 May 2017

    Purchasing a new car is a major financial investment. Keeping it clean is an easy and inexpensive way to protect its resale and trade-in value, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “Many motorists procrastinate when it comes to cleaning their vehicles,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Whether you do it yourself or have it cleaned professionally, proactively keeping your car clean on the outside, and tidy on the inside, will pay big dividends when it co... read more

  • These Red Flags Can Mean Your Brakes Are Failing

    Wednesday 03 May 2017

    Brakes are a vital safety feature, so getting acquainted with your car's brake system should be a priority. "The braking system on your vehicle is critical in keeping you and your passengers alive and well and your vehicle out of the body shop," says James Solomon, Defensive Driving Courses program development and training director with the National Safety Council. Brake damage or failure can have numerous culprits, including improper or infrequent maintenance, such as low levels... read more

  • Always Replace Headlight Bulbs in Pairs

    Wednesday 26 April 2017

    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 full benefit of the vehicle’s headlights as the car maker originally intended. From the oncoming driver’s perspective, an uneven headlamp beam ca... read more

  • A Little Auto Care Goes a Long Way

    Thursday 20 April 2017

    Performing simple preventative maintenance on your vehicle will go a long way toward protecting your vehicle investment, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “Buying a new car today comes with a hefty price tag when you add up the down payment, monthly car payments and higher insurance rates. Neglecting its care can mean even higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs and lost resale value,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “By foll... read more