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  • Marilyn Monroe's 1956 Ford Thunderbird Sold for $490,000

    Monday 19 November 2018

    UPDATE 11/19/18: Marilyn Monroe's Ford Thunderbird sold at auction last week for $490,000, almost reaching the Julien auction firm's top estimate of $500,000. That's not far from the most valuable Thunderbird ever sold: the first 'Bird to roll off the production line in 1954 sold for $660,000 at a Barrett-Jackson auction in 2009. Of course Marilyn Monroe drove a Ford Thunderbird. It makes perfect sense. Ford's original, first-generation T-Bird roadster, which debuted for... read more

  • 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

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