Monthly Archives: July 2017

Keep Calm and Drive On

If the summer heat drives you to distraction, the last thing you need is a malfunctioning air conditioning (A/C) system when you’re on the road. Checking your vehicle’s A/C annually will help you keep your cool when temperatures soar, says the Car Care Council. “Getting stuck in traffic is stressful enough, but getting stuck in traffic during the heat of summer without a functioning A/C is the pits,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “It is important to always have the A/C system properly maintained to keep it in tip-top shape and avoid costl ... read more

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Automotive News

Route 66 Tourist Stops for Car Lovers

If you are looking to set off on a road trip and are thinking about setting out on the famous Route 66, be prepared for a quirky trip down a historically significant path. Perhaps you've been planning this trip for a while and you're already well-prepared. Your local auto repair franchise has checked over your vehicle, okaying it for long-distance travel, and now the car is packed and ready to go. If you are a car fanatic, or just appreciate automobile history, keep these interesting and quirky stops in mind as you hit the road. Route 66 has a strong historical signific ... read more

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Fun Facts

Community Car Care Events Show Most Vehicles Need Service

Community car care events conducted across the country reveal that the majority of vehicles need service on one or more inspected areas of the vehicle. “At the Car Care Council, we stress the importance of preventative vehicle maintenance and provide free tools, tips and information to help motorists become more car care aware so they can avoid the hassle and expense associated with unexpected car trouble,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “By implementing a proactive auto care plan, car owners can identify and fix small issues now before they become mo ... read more

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Driver Safety

Three out of Four Cars Need Service

If you own a vehicle, chances are it needs some work, according to the Car Care Council. National Car Care Month in April is the ideal time to give your car some extra attention. The results of vehicle inspections held at community car care events across the country during Car Care Months in April and October 2012 reveal that 77 percent of vehicles need service or parts. An annual analysis of vehicle inspection forms found the top three problem areas posting the highest failure rates to be engine oil (22 percent), engine cooling systems (20 percent) and brake service (18 percent). Eight perc ... read more

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Driver Safety
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