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  • 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

  • 3 Car-Related Ways to Spend a Tax Refund

    Wednesday 25 April 2018

    April 15 has come and gone, which means millions of Americans have filed their tax returns and are anxiously waiting for their refunds to come through. For many, the prospect of getting money back is the only bright point in this otherwise chaotic period. But the effort that goes into filing taxes may be worthwhile for individuals across the country.  Yahoo Autos reported that the Internal Revenue Service will ... read more

  • Avoid These Driving-Related Infractions to Keep Your Insurance Down

    Thursday 12 April 2018

    If you're running late to your scheduled maintenance appointment, try to resist the urge to speed up. Minor infractions, such as speeding and reckless driving, shouldn't be glossed over because they're less dangerous than more extreme violations. These small penalties can still wreak havoc on your insurance, causing you to pay up to 21 percent more... read more