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Invest a Portion of Tax Refund in Auto Care

With the average tax refund expected to be nearly $3,000, you might be thinking about splurging on something special. However, being practical with some of your refund might be a better choice. A new video from the Car Care Council explains how spending a portion of your tax refund on preventative vehicle maintenance can pay long-term dividends. “Car owners can actually save more money in auto repairs in the long run by routinely spending small amounts on preventative maintenance, including a thorou ... read more

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Automotive News

One of Burt Reynolds' Favorite Cars Could Be Yours...If You've Got $500,000 to Spend.

One of Burt Reynolds' favorite cars is going up for auction in June along with some of his cowboy boots, hats, sports jackets and other items from his estate, Julien's Auctions said on Friday. The two-day auction in Beverly Hills, authorized by the actor's family, comes almost a year after the death at age 82 of the charming star who was one of Hollywood's favorite actors. The highli ... read more

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Automotive News

The Dangers of Not Changing Your Cabin Air Filter

Just because a cabin air filter doesn't directly affect whether your vehicle makes it from point A to point B doesn't mean you should delay getting a new one - or not replacing it at all. Changing your cabin air filter is an important part of regular vehicle maintenance and ignoring it can cause some pretty uncomfortable effects. Here's why it's important to regularly change your cabin air filter. What is a Cabin Air Filter? A cabin air filter shouldn't be confused with your engine's air filter, although they perform similar functions. Whereas the engi ... read more

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Driver Safety

Putting Off Car Care? Stop Stalling

Overdue for an oil change or a brake inspection? Whatever the service, by postponing necessary maintenance, you may be causing extensive damage to your vehicle and increasing the chance of a breakdown. With National Car Care Month in April upon us, the non-profit Car Care Council suggests you stop stalling and get your vehicle serviced today. “Many people don’t realize the consequences of putting off needed vehicle maintenance. Not only can neglecting vehicle service cause safety issues if ignored, but it can lead to costly repairs down the road,” said Rich White, exe ... read more

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Driver Safety

What Does a Differential Do in a Car?

Automotive differentials have been around for nearly 200 years. During that time, they’ve done an important job without getting much attention from any drivers except enthusiasts. That’s starting to change, though. Even mainstream rides now offer the kind of performance that needs a specialized differential. As a result, you may have heard about vehicles with limited-slip differentials, locking differentials, Torsen differentials and more. Still, you may not have heard exactly what these different components do. What Is a Differential? If you’ve watched any ... read more

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