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Tire Safety: Check Your Tires for Wear and Tear

It only takes a penny to see if your tires are worn or losing tread. Examining your tires for wear and tear, along with checking tire pressure and alignment, are essential to ensuring your vehicle’s safety on the road and helping to improve gas mileage and performance. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists be car care aware and check tire condition and pressure regularly. “The penny test is a simple, yet effective, way to check tire tre ... read more

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The 5 Fluids That Keep Your Car Running

Unless you're a mechanic, you might not know the first thing about changing your fluids. However, not realizing when it's time to change the oil, brake fluid and other essentials could not only make your journey uncomfortable, but it could cause it to come to a screeching halt. Don't let this happen to you! Here are the top five fluids you should keep on your radar. 1. Oil An oil change depends on the make and model of the car as well as the type of terrain that you typically drive on. In the past, many people believed that e ... read more

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It’s a Myth That Only New Car Dealers Can Service a Vehicle Under Warranty

True or false: Until your vehicle is out-of-warranty, it must be serviced by the new car dealer or the factory warranty will be void. Although you may have answered “true,” the correct answer is “false.” It’s the law that independent repair shops can provide the services to maintain your new car warranty. Consumers are protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which prohibits a manufacturer from voiding the vehicle warranty because service was done by a non-dealer. According ... read more

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Avoid a Mid-Trip Breakdown with a Pre-Trip Vehicle Check

After another brutal winter, many Americans will hit the road to find better weather. If you are planning a road trip to a warm vacation destination, the Car Care Council recommends a pre-trip vehicle check to help you avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down miles from home. “Spring break time is finally here. While jumping in the car and heading to a warmer climate may sound like a great idea, don’t forget to make sure your car is road ready before you go,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A pre-t ... read more

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A/C Service: Keep Your Car Cool When Things Heat Up

Sitting in traffic when temperatures soar without a properly functioning air conditioning (A/C) system is the last place most drivers want to be. To help avoid this uncomfortable situation, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists be car care aware and have their A/C system checked annually to make sure it is working at peak performance when they need it most. A vehicle’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning system (HVAC) keeps the interior cabin comfortable in any season by providing the right temperature and humidity level. Typical A/C service ... read more

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