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Car Care Council Urges Commuters to Maintain a Healthy Work-Drive Balance

Commutes to work are longer than ever, according to the most recent U.S. Census, with the average commute time up 20 percent since the Census began tracking this data in 1980. The more time we spend in our cars, the more important it becomes to make sure our vehicles are comfortable and safe places to be, says the non-profit Car Care Council. The Car Care Council has a number of tips for commuters to help ensure their trips to and from work are as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. Change your cabin air filter. The cabin air filter is responsible for cleaning the air ... read more

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Driver Safety

Car Care for Christmas: Go the Extra Mile for a Driver in Your Life

In the era of online shopping when countless holiday gifts are available at the click of a button, putting in a little extra time and legwork can mean a lot. The Car Care Council offers these thoughtful and practical ideas for gift-givers who want to go beyond a simple mouse click for their family and friends this holiday season. “We live such busy and stressful lives these days and sometimes simply taking a chore off of someone’s plate can be the most thoughtful gift,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “The gift of car care will not only let your ... read more

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Driver Safety

Do Not Let Your Car Gobble up Your Hard-Earned Money

While you’re busy preparing for another holiday season, don’t let car care take a back seat. Neglected auto care almost always means much higher costs down the road in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that you be car care aware to ensure your car doesn’t gobble up your hard-earned money. “If you’re like most people, you’re busier than ever this time of year and may find yourself putting off vehicle maintenance,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “It’s i ... read more

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Automotive News

Artic Blast Wake-Up Call: Winterize Your Vehicle Now

The recent record cold weather in a large part of the country should be a wake-up call to motorists who have not yet winterized their vehicles, warns the Car Care Council. “Freezing cold temperatures can stress out a vehicle, as well as its driver,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “The recent record low temperatures are a harsh reminder to be car care aware. Motorists should invest a little time now to check their vehicles so they have one less worry when arctic temperatures strike again.” Very cold temperatures reduce a vehicle’s battery ... read more

17 Scary Car Sounds and What They Mean

Ghosts and goblins howling on Halloween are about par for the course, but when your car stops purring and starts making scary sounds, it's time to head straight for the repair shop and have it checked out by a technician. Car sounds can range from clicking to booming, squealing to chirping. They most often occur during specific actions, like steering, stopping and accelerating. Many of them can indicate major mechanical problems and definitely should not be ignored. If your car has one of these issues, especially one that isn't an easy DIY fix, you should take it to a mechanic.  ... read more

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