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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

As the temperatures drop, you know winter is on its way — or maybe it has already arrived. While cold temperatures, ice, snow and slush often come along with this chilly season, it doesn’t mean your car has to be in the deep freeze until the spring thaw. Consider these tips for helping prepare your vehicle for the cold and handling the inclement weather once it hits. 1. Get Your Car Tuned Up No matter the weather, regular ve ... read more

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Car Care Tips for Safe Halloween Driving

With Halloween fast approaching, the Car Care Council reminds motorists to drive slowly, especially through neighborhoods, to be extra careful when entering or exiting driveways or alleyways, and to make sure their vehicle’s brakes, lights and wipers are working properly. “Motorists can help keep young pedestrians safe on Halloween by reminding children of basic safety rules, taking extra precautions when driving through neighborhoods, and inspecting vehicle safety items, like brakes,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “With daylight savings time o ... read more

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In a Flood Zone? Check Your Vehicle for Flood Damage

Record rainfalls have hit parts of the country and flooding has taken its toll on vehicles. Thousands of cars, trucks and SUVs have been damaged by floods and the Car Care Council recommends that car owners in those areas check their vehicles for signs of water intrusion or contamination. “Water damage from a flood can unknowingly cause problems that will be costly to fix down the road,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “In addition, flood damaged vehicles can be unhealthy to occupy because of mold and bacteria growing in the carpet and ventilation ... read more

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Drivers Over-Rely on Safety Tech They Don't Understand, AAA Finds

More and more newer-model vehicles are coming equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like blind-spot detection and lane-keeping assist, but a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that many drivers don't understand the limitations of the safety technologies and rely too heavily on them — and increasing instead of decreasing the risk of crashes. Researchers say the findings high ... read more

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

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. “Cabin air filters are the first line of defense against contaminants that reduce vehicle cabin ... read more

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