Sorted by Archive: July, 2015 ( 5 post/s)

  • 5 Warning Signs that You Need a Tire Replacement

    Wednesday 29 July 2015

    It's the middle of summer, which means you're driving on hot roads in hot vehicles. While you're likely safely behind the wheel with the air conditioner on, your tires are thumping away on scalding pavement. This is why the spring to the fall is considered tire-blowout season. The temperatures are changing, the roads are hotter and you're taking long summer road trips with more passengers and cargo. The bottom line is that your tires take a beating during the... read more

  • Car Care with Kids

    Wednesday 22 July 2015

    New drivers love their cars, but they typically don’t realize what it takes to maintain them. The Car Care Council recommends having fun teaching children about the importance of car care long before they can drive so they know how routine maintenance impacts the safety and dependability of their vehicle. “Many children love learning how cars operate, however, they don’t really understand the nuts and bolts of what it takes to properly maintain a car,&rdquo... read more

  • Skip the Lemon: 3 Tips to Buy a Great Used Car

    Wednesday 15 July 2015

    There are typically two types of used car buyers: those who love them, and those who are afraid of them. And it is easy to see both sides. For those who swear by the used car, pros include a vast selection of vehicles for sale, affordable prices and lower depreciation. For those who are afraid, they see a laundry list of vehicle maintenance issues, thousands in repair costs and countless headaches. Of course, the reality is somewhere in the middle. Buying... read more

  • Is Your Car Pet Ready?

    Wednesday 08 July 2015

    The non-profit Car Care Council suggests the following tips for drivers planning a road trip with the family pet so that all passengers can remain comfortable in the close quarters of a vehicle interior. “Before you and your pet hit the road, make sure your vehicle is both pet ready and road ready,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Take steps to keep your pet safe and conduct a... read more

  • What is That Dashboard Light Telling You

    Wednesday 01 July 2015

    You may have noticed the illuminated symbols on your dashboard when you start your car. While these lights usually go off right away and are soon forgotten, motorists should be car care aware and learn the meaning of their vehicles’ dashboard lights, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “Warning lights on the dashboard are simply that, warnings. If one of the lights stays on after you start your car, you could potentially have a problem and should have your vehic... read more

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