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  • As Fires Continue to Burn, Changing Cabin Air Filter a Must

    Wednesday 19 September 2018

    With forest fires continuing to burn throughout the West, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds car owners to have their cabin air filters inspected and changed regularly. This simple, yet important, service will help ensure vehicle longevity as well as clean air inside the car. “With the amount of smoke and debris caused by forest fires, it is very likely that cabin air filters in the vicinity have been severely affected,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. &l... read more

  • Ignore These Vehicle Repairs and You May Get Pulled Over

    Friday 07 September 2018

    Many drivers may feel that they don’t have the time or money to address vehicle repairs immediately, but beware that ignoring some repairs can get you pulled over and even ticketed, says the Car Care Council. “Ignoring certain vehicle repairs may seem to save money in the short term but can lead to extra costs, such as fines or ‘fix-it’ tickets, if these problems are not taken care of when they arise,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “I... read more

  • The Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Car Privately

    Tuesday 28 August 2018

    About 87 percent of Americans dislike something about shopping for cars at dealerships, and more than half would rather buy or sell a car from home. If you’re considering buying a car privately — perhaps you’re looking for a particular vehicle or you simply find a seller with the right car at the right time — follow these do’s and don’ts to make a private purchase a happy transaction for both sides. When you’re looking Do your resear... read more

  • Put a Stop to Brake Trouble Before School Starts

    Wednesday 01 August 2018

    A properly operating brake system is critical to safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of conditions. Brake Safety Awareness Month is the ideal time to stop and make sure your brakes are working properly before the new school year and colder temperatures arrive. “When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Motorists can put a stop to any potential brake system problems by rec... read more

  • How Does Your Car's Exhaust System Work?

    Thursday 26 July 2018

    When your car is running, there are thousands of small explosions inside your engine every minute. Each one produces power by pushing against the engine’s pistons. But the explosions also produce leftover gases. They’re made up of potentially dangerous chemicals such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides. These gases need to be routed away from the engine compartment so they don’t get into the cabin, and then into your lungs. That’s the basi... read more

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