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  • Car Care Tops List of Thanksgiving Preparations

    Thursday 08 November 2018

    As Americans get ready for Thanksgiving, car care tops the list of pre-holiday preparations, according to a survey conducted by the Car Care Council. Both men and women say they are more likely to make sure the car taking them to Thanksgiving dinner is prepared for the trip (66 percent) than they are to iron tablecloths (18 percent) or polish silver (12 percent) in advance of the holiday meal. “Proper car care is important at all times, but is particularly critical during the busiest tra... read more

  • How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

    Wednesday 31 October 2018

    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... read more

  • Car Care Tips for Safe Halloween Driving

    Tuesday 23 October 2018

    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 brake... read more

  • In a Flood Zone? Check Your Vehicle for Flood Damage

    Wednesday 10 October 2018

    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 ve... read more

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

    Friday 28 September 2018

    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... read more

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