Sorted by Archive: July, 2016 ( 8 post/s)

  • Don't Forget a Pre-Trip Vehicle Check Before Hitting the Road

    Friday 29 July 2016

    If you are hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend, you will have lots of company. With millions of Americans taking road trips, the last thing you need is car trouble. A simple pre-trip vehicle inspection helps ensure a safe and stress-free holiday journey, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “According to AAA, more than 37 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the highest in 10 years, and over 88 percent of them will go by... read more

  • Six Vehicle Warning Signs Your Nose Can Recognize

    Wednesday 27 July 2016

    Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown, says the Car Care Council. “Unusual smells can be the sign of serious, and potentially costly, trouble for your vehicle. By acting quickly and making necessary repairs, you’ll be able to breathe easy knowing there i... read more

  • Use Your Spare Time to Check Your Tires

    Monday 25 July 2016

    Car Care Council Supports National Tire Safety Week May 29-June 4 National Tire Safety Week begins May 29 and the Car Care Council urges vehicle owners to inspect their tires for wear and tear, as well as check tire pressure and alignment. According to a national survey conducted by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, only 17 percent of drivers are considered “tire smart” and know the correct way to check their tire pressur... read more

  • Soaring Wait Times, Airfare, Baggage Fees Make Driving the Way to Go

    Friday 22 July 2016

    The news is full of stories about soaring airfares, checked bag fess and extended wait times in airport security lines. When you consider the time and cost of flying, it becomes clear that travel by car is the way to go, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “Standing in line for hours in order to board an overcrowded plane after paying extra to check bags has made air travel a real headache,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “With no relief in sight, mor... read more

  • Four Symptoms of a Sick Cooling System

    Wednesday 20 July 2016

    With the hot summer temperatures on the rise, knowing the symptoms of a sick cooling system are critical to your summer driving plans, since cooling system failure is a leading cause of vehicle breakdowns. The most noticeable symptoms are overheatingleaks, a sweet smell of antifreeze and repeatedly needing to add coolant, according to the Car Care Council... read more

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