Monthly Archives: February 2017

Potholes Can Put a Hole in Your Wallet

Don’t look now, but you’re probably about to hit another pothole. This year’s brutal winter weather has resulted in an unprecedented number of potholes appearing on roads and highways across the country, causing considerable damage and unexpected, costly repairs for car owners. “No matter where you drive these days, there’s a pothole epidemic and as winter turns to spring, it’s only going to get worse,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Drivers know immediately when they hit a pothole, but what they don’t know is if ... read more

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Automotive News

Valentine's Day TLC for the One You Love: Your Car

Your car doesn’t ask for much. It’s always there for you, getting you where you need to go. A little extra care this Valentine’s Day in the form of an oil change, tune-up and basic service is the perfect gift for the one who keeps you going. “Don’t let your car break your heart by neglecting to take care of it,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Being car care aware can add years of useful life to your relationship with your vehicle and keep you from being stranded because of an unexpected breakdown.” The non-profit C ... read more

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Automotive News

Don't Let Your Car Break Your Heart and Leave You Stranded

By giving your vehicle a little more attention now, you’ll avoid the heartbreak and unplanned expense of car trouble down the road. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends a little tender loving auto care this Valentine’s Day and beyond. Check the battery and replace if necessary. Make sure the connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free. Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots. Check the hoses and belts ... read more

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Driver Safety

As New Car Prices Rise, Maintaining Current Vehicle Makes Financial Sense

With the cost of a new vehicle on the rise, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds drivers that maintaining their current vehicle makes more economic sense than purchasing a new one. The average price of a new passenger vehicle is nearly $34,000, according to Kelley Blue Book, while IHS Markit reports that average vehicle age has ... read more

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Automotive News
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