Monthly Archives: January 2018

8 Signs Your Car Has Pothole Damage

A pothole can be your car’s worst enemy. These holes or pits on a road’s surface can seriously damage a vehicle’s ride control system. If you do drive over a pothole, have your car’s shocks or struts checked to make sure they aren’t damaged. Shocks and struts control how vehicles ride and handle. The shock absorbers or struts act as a cushion to dampen the bouncing action of a car’s springs. The springs absorb the road bumps; without them, the vehicle would continually bounce and bound down the road, making driving extremely difficult. Shocks and struts a ... read more

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Automotive News

New Year, New You, Used Car - Tips on Buying a Used Car in the New Year

For many people, buying a used car as a woman once ranked right up there with a dentist visit.  However, today times have changed, and the process of buying a used car doesn't have to be as horrific as it used to be.  Today, women are informed consumers who hold the family purse-strings and have armed themselves with all the available information to make a used car purchase experience far less stressful.  Today, we're going to bring you our top tips on buying a used car in the new year, but if you're looking for one big take-away, it is this: Do your homework!  ... read more

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Automotive News

Potholes Pack a Powerful Punch

Winter is pothole season and this year, they are packing a powerful punch. After hitting a pothole, most drivers wonder, “Is my car OK?” While the tires and wheels can be visually inspected, there could be damage to the steering, suspension and alignment systems that you just can’t see. To help determine if hitting a pothole has damaged your vehicle, watch for the following warning signs provided by the Car Care Council. Loss of control, swaying when making routine turns, bottoming out on city streets or bouncing excessively on rough roads. These are indicators that the stee ... read more

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Driver Safety

Six Quick Tips for Bomb Cyclone Winter Driving

When it comes to winter car care, many motorists think of antifreeze and batteries, but vehicles need extra attention in winter, especially when a bomb cyclone hits and temperatures drop. “Most people never heard of ‘bombogenesis” until heavy snow and dangerous cold recently hit many areas of the country, including several states that usually don’t experience this type of severe weather,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Making sure your vehicle is properly prepared for the elements will help you avoid the aggravation of an unplanned ... read more

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Driver Safety
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