Sorted by Archive: January, 2016 ( 4 post/s)

  • Sensible Step to Help Keep Your Car Longer

    Wednesday 27 January 2016

    More and more people are keeping their vehicles longer as the average age of a car on the road today is more than 11 years. Considering the cost of a new car is about $31,000 on average, deciding to keep your car rather than buying a new one makes financial sense, says the non-profit Car Care Council. The Car Care Council offers sensible steps to help motorists maintain their vehicles for safety, dependability and value. Keep it Clean Washing and wa... read more

  • What to Know When Buying a Used Car

    Thursday 21 January 2016

    Interested in buying a used car? With the sticker price of brand new models going up, many drivers are on the hunt for a more affordable option. Used cars are often a go-to, but finding the right investment is tricky. Not only do motorists have to consider budgets and features, but they also must sort through transferring ownership, checking vehicle maintenance and other potentially time-consuming tasks. Before you cut a check for a used car, consider some of these tips that... read more

  • Winter Driving Forecast - Say It Ain’t Snow

    Wednesday 13 January 2016

    Heavy snow can be fun for some, but many drivers dread treacherous winter driving conditions. Being car care aware will help ensure your vehicle is ready for harsh winter weather encountered on the road, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “Many drivers overlook auto care this time of year, even with inclement weather in the forecast,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Driving in snow, especially in heavy snowfall or a blizzard, takes... read more

  • To Idle or Not to Idle, That is the Question

    Wednesday 06 January 2016

    It is that time of the year when many motorists let their vehicle “warm up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without excessive idling, says the Car Care Council. “Unless you are trying to defrost the windshield or warm the interior of your car, idling is not required for today’s vehicles,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “In most cases, idling longer th... read more

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