Monthly Archives: June 2017

Dream Vacation or Nightmare Road Trip? Pre-Trip Vehicle Check Can Make the Difference

Road trip car trouble can be a real nightmare, but performing a pre-trip vehicle check helps drivers avoid a vacation breakdown disaster, says the Car Care Council. “When dreaming about summer vacation, the thought of a roadside breakdown can be terrifying,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Performing a pre-trip driveway inspection gives motorists peace of mind by reducing the chance of unplanned, costly car trouble and providing an opportunity to have any repairs performed by a trusted technician before hitting the road.” Right in their own dri ... read more

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Driver Safety

Emergency Tips: What to do if Your Brakes Stop Working

When your car’s brakes fail, it is important to know what to do to protect yourself and others. Whether you are on a highway or just a back road, this is a scary situation that no driver wants to face. Unfortunately, brakes wear out and, on occasion, they can stop working properly. If you ever find yourself in this situation, follow these tips to protect yourself. Steps to follow The most important thing to do in any emergency situation is to keep calm. Take a deep breath and try to rein in any panic you may be feeling. Staying calm allows you to think clearly and ... read more

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Driver Safety

Hot Cars and Children Don't Mix

Every summer, tragic headlines flash across television screens and announce that yet another child has become the victim of a hot car. According to the National Safety Council, 43 children died in 2013 when they suffered from heatstroke inside of a car. As the weather starts to get warmer, there are steps you can take to help prevent this disaster and protect your children. “Nobody ever thinks something like this could happen to them, until it does,” advised Deborah ... read more

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Automotive News

Don't Let Tires Flatten Your Summer Travel Plans

Getting a flat tire is no fun for anyone at any time, especially on vacation. To keep your summer road trip rolling along, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends a quick tire check before you leave the driveway. “The excitement of summer vacation quickly deflates when your car has a flat tire,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A quick four-step tire check will help you to avoid the aggravation of changing a flat tire on the side of the road.” Check that all tires, including the spare, are inflated to recommended pressure levels. Check tire ... read more

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Driver Safety
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