Sorted by Archive: December, 2015 ( 6 post/s)

  • Winter Car Survival Tips

    Wednesday 30 December 2015

    Carrie Aulenbacher was about 10 minutes away from work one winter afternoon when her plans changed radically. "A tractor-trailer jackknifed in front of me," she recalls. Just like that, she and several other motorists were immobilized on I-90 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Thankfully, conditions were in her favor. She'd recently had lunch and had a blanket in the car, so she remained relatively comfortable for what became a six-hour wait. "Basically, I sat and read whil... read more

  • Can Your Car Weather the Storm?

    Wednesday 23 December 2015

    While last year’s brutal winter may seem like a distant memory, severe weather is on its way. The Car Care Council reminds drivers to ready their vehicles for the rough conditions ahead. “Vehicle service is always more convenient when you do it on your own schedule. An investment of an hour or so to have your vehicle checked will help make sure it can weather the storm when arctic temperatures strike again,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Coun... read more

  • How to Stay Safe on the Roads This Winter

    Wednesday 16 December 2015

    The holiday season is one of the most popular times of the year for travel. Whether you're embarking on a massive road trip or planning to party hop around your own town, you need to be ready to handle anything that comes your way. Not only does that mean your car must be operating at a high level, but it also signifies that you need to keep a few helpful strategies in mind. Here are five ways you can stay safe on the roads during the holiday season. Use head... read more

  • What Impacts Used Car Values?

    Thursday 10 December 2015

    Used car values impact everyone on the roads. You may not realize it, but the average value of these vehicles affects all of your future auto purchases - so you should be paying attention. Whether you stick to purchasing used cars every few years or want to trade-in your current ride for a new vehicle in the near future, you'll need to be aware of a few details that affect the bottom line. Supply and demand The NADA Used Car Guide recently released a repo... read more

  • 5 Car Fluids That Must Be Checked

    Friday 04 December 2015

    Staying up to date on vehicle maintenance requires a lot of effort, particularly in the winter. Although some drivers may think that their regular appointments cover everything they need to worry about, there's a few seasonal issues that need to be addressed as well. For instance, there are many different fluids within a car, and each of these requires a specific type of care that occasionally goes beyond average maintenance. "Every vehicle has a unique maintenance schedu... read more

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