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Brake Safety Awareness Month: Stop and Check Your Vehicle’s Most Important Safety System

When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list. Brake Safety Awareness Month in August is the perfect time to have your brakes inspected to make sure they are in safe working condition before school starts and cold weather hits, says the Car Care Council. Brakes are a normal wear item for any car and eventually they’re going to need to be replaced. For routine maintenance, check your vehicle’s braking system at least once a year. A thorough inspection should include brake lining wear, brake fluid level, rotor thickness, condition of ... read more

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5 Warning Signs that You Need a Tire Replacement

It's the middle of summer, which means you're driving on hot roads in hot vehicles. While you're likely safely behind the wheel with the air conditioner on, your tires are thumping away on scalding pavement. This is why the spring to the fall is considered tire-blowout season. The temperatures are changing, the roads are hotter and you're taking long summer road trips with more passengers and cargo. The bottom line is that your tires take a beating during the summer, and now is the perfect time to make sure they are in safe, great condition. But ho ... read more

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Car Care with Kids

New drivers love their cars, but they typically don’t realize what it takes to maintain them. The Car Care Council recommends having fun teaching children about the importance of car care long before they can drive so they know how routine maintenance impacts the safety and dependability of their vehicle. “Many children love learning how cars operate, however, they don’t really understand the nuts and bolts of what it takes to properly maintain a car,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “By taking the time to teach your chil ... read more

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Skip the Lemon: 3 Tips to Buy a Great Used Car

There are typically two types of used car buyers: those who love them, and those who are afraid of them. And it is easy to see both sides. For those who swear by the used car, pros include a vast selection of vehicles for sale, affordable prices and lower depreciation. For those who are afraid, they see a laundry list of vehicle maintenance issues, thousands in repair costs and countless headaches. Of course, the reality is somewhere in the middle. Buying a used car doesn't have to be a nightmare experience – in fact, it can be far from it. Use ... read more

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Is Your Car Pet Ready?

The non-profit Car Care Council suggests the following tips for drivers planning a road trip with the family pet so that all passengers can remain comfortable in the close quarters of a vehicle interior. “Before you and your pet hit the road, make sure your vehicle is both pet ready and road ready,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Take steps to keep your pet safe and conduct a pre-trip vehicle inspection, so you can have an ... read more

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