Sorted by Archive: August, 2016 ( 9 post/s)

  • What to Do If Your Car Has Flood Damage

    Wednesday 31 August 2016

    If floodwaters partially or fully submerge your car, it can mean extensive damage and costly repairs. Here's what to do after the waters recede. Vehicle Flood Damage Checklist 1. Survey potential damage. Note the depth of the floodwaters in relation to your car. Don't try to start your car - this will cause more damage if there is water in the engine. 2. Act quickly. Submersion in salt water - which is more damaging than fresh water... read more

  • Vehicle Checklist for Back-to-School Carpool Season

    Wednesday 24 August 2016

    School carpool season is upon us and the non-profit Car Care Council reminds drivers to make sure their vehicles are kid-safe and road ready with a five-point checklist: Check lights and wipers for visibility. With shorter days and inclement weather ahead, make sure lights and wipers function properly so that you can see and be seen.  Check the exterior and interior lights and replace any t... read more

  • Seven Signs Your Brakes Need to be Inspected

    Wednesday 17 August 2016

    During Brake Safety Awareness Month in August, the Car Care Council reminds motorists that routine brake inspections are essential to safe driving and maintaining your vehicle. “When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list, so have your brakes checked by an auto service professional at least once a year,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Knowing the key warning signs that your brakes may need maintenance will go a long way... read more

  • Is Your Check Engine Light On? Don't Ignore it

    Friday 12 August 2016

    One of the most vital signals of an improperly functioning vehicle is the check engine light and when illuminated, it alerts the driver to a variety of existing potential problems. Vehicle check-ups during community car care events throughout the country reveal that the check engine light is on in nearly one out of ten vehicles, says the Car Care Council. “When the check engine light comes on, it means that a vehicle system, such as the ignition, fuel injection or emission control, is not... read more

  • Feeling the Summer Heat? Your Car Battery is Too

    Wednesday 10 August 2016

    If the heat of summer is wearing you down, it is likely taking its toll on your car battery too. Contrary to popular belief, summer highs rather than winter lows pose the greater threat to battery life, according to the non-profit Car Care Council. Sooner or later all batteries have to be replaced. Excessive heat and overcharging are the two main reasons for shortened battery life. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, thus damaging the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning comp... read more

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