Sorted by Archive: September, 2015 ( 9 post/s)

  • October is Fall Car Care Month: 10 Steps to Keep Your Car Up and Running

    Wednesday 30 September 2015

    Getting your vehicle ready for winter while temperatures are still mild is a proactive approach to preventive maintenance that helps ensure safety, reliability and fewer unexpected repairs when severe winter weather strikes. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends 10 basic maintenance procedures during Fall Car Care Month in October to keep your vehicle operating at its best. 1. Check all... read more

  • New Report Highlights Dangers of Red-Light Running

    Monday 28 September 2015

    In 2013, there were more than 30,000 fatal motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. alone, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For that year, the national motor vehicle crash death rate was 10.3 deaths per 100,000 people. On-the-road safety is incredibly important. From minor fender-benders requiring a trip to the nearest auto repair shop to... read more

  • Top Signs Your Brakes Are Giving Out

    Thursday 24 September 2015

    Brakes are a vital safety feature of any vehicle, and getting acquainted with your brake system should be a priority. “The braking system on your vehicle is critical in keeping you and your passengers alive and well and your vehicle out of the body shop,” says James Solomon, Defensive Driving Courses program development and training director with the National Safety Council. Protect yourself by knowing the warning signs of brake damage or failure—and knowing... read more

  • Are You a Severe Driver?

    Wednesday 23 September 2015

    Things change, including the way we use our cars, how we drive them and the condition of our roads. Although normal driving is defined as steady driving in non-extreme weather or environments, for most motorists today, being a severe driver is more the rule than the exception, says the Car Care Council. According to the council’s Car Care Guide, severe driving refers to... read more

  • Four Easy Ways to Go Green with Your Car

    Friday 11 September 2015

    Looking for ways to become more environmentally friendly with your car? Motorists can help protect the environment by following four simple steps from the non-profit Car Care Council. 1. Follow a vehicle service schedule including steps like checking engine performance, keeping tires properly inflated, replacing air filters regularly, changing oil regularly and check... read more

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