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  • Potholes Pack a Powerful Punch

    Thursday 18 January 2018

    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 pothole has damaged your vehicle, watch for the following warning signs provided by the Car Care Council. Loss of control, swaying when making routine turns, bott... read more

  • Six Quick Tips for Bomb Cyclone Winter Driving

    Thursday 04 January 2018

    When it comes to winter car care, many motorists think of antifreeze and batteries, but vehicles need extra attention in winter, especially when a bomb cyclone hits and temperatures drop. “Most people never heard of ‘bombogenesis” until heavy snow and dangerous cold recently hit many areas of the country, including several states that usually don’t experience this type of severe weather,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Making sure you... read more

  • 10 Fun New Year's Facts and Traditions

    Wednesday 27 December 2017

    New Year's is approaching, a time when millions of people will celebrate with food, new resolutions or a even kiss as the clock strikes 12. But how much do you know about the holiday? Here are 10 fun facts about New Year's. The first New Year's celebration dates back 4,000 years. Julius Caesar, the emperor of Rome, was the first to declare Jan. 1 a national holiday. He named the month after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gates. Janus had two faces... read more

  • Tips for Safe Driving on Snow and Ice

    Wednesday 20 December 2017

    The best way to survive a skid on a snowy road is to avoid getting in one. Most of this article will be about how to remain in control when you're driving on snow- and ice-plagued highways. That's because teaching drivers to successfully deal with a sliding car can't be done with words. Developing those skills demands many hours behind the wheel. If you don't (or can't) avoid a skid and your car starts sliding or spinning, and you're not already a near expert, nothing I... read more