Monthly Archives: May 2017

Pay Attention to Pet Safety While Driving

Doing errands around town is always more fun when your four-legged friend is there to keep you company. “Who wants to go for a ride in the car?” is a question that can get many tails wagging in dog-loving homes across the U.S. When taking your pet on either a long road trip or just a run to the local dog park, it is important to remember that car travel is just as dangerous for our pets as it is for you, and it is necessary precautions to protect them. General car safety Make sure your car is in top shape.  All cars require scheduled maintenanc ... read more

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Auto Care Steps for a Stress Free Road Trip

Summer road trip season is here. Taking proactive steps to make sure your vehicle is operating properly will help avoid the hassle and unexpected cost of a breakdown away from home, says the non-profit Car Care Council. This summer, AAA expects to receive calls from over seven million stranded motorists experiencing car trouble. The majority of issues the travel group anticipates will cause car problems, such as dead batteries and flat tires, can be prevented with a pre-trip vehicle inspection ... read more

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Driver Safety

How to Allergy- Proof Your Car

Spring has finally arrived, meaning many motorists are itching to hit the road and take advantage of the nicer weather. While the temperatures and the sunshine may be ideal for driving, the conditions are not so desirable for allergy sufferers. As the foliage begins to burst and flowers start to bloom, many people may experience sneezing, congestion, watery eyes and itchy throat or other symptoms that can not only affect your mood, but also hinder driving abilities due to distraction. This is not an uncommon issue, either. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1 in ... read more

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Automotive News

A Clean Car is Money in the Bank

Purchasing a new car is a major financial investment. Keeping it clean is an easy and inexpensive way to protect its resale and trade-in value, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “Many motorists procrastinate when it comes to cleaning their vehicles,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Whether you do it yourself or have it cleaned professionally, proactively keeping your car clean on the outside, and tidy on the inside, will pay big dividends when it comes to maintaining your vehicle’s value over time.” The Car Care Council suggests five ... read more

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Automotive News

These Red Flags Can Mean Your Brakes Are Failing

Brakes are a vital safety feature, so getting acquainted with your car's brake system should be a priority. "The braking system on your vehicle is critical in keeping you and your passengers alive and well and your vehicle out of the body shop," says James Solomon, Defensive Driving Courses program development and training director with the National Safety Council. Brake damage or failure can have numerous culprits, including improper or infrequent maintenance, such as low levels of brake fluid and worn brake pads and/or rotors, undetected damage from an unknown source, and wear ... read more

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Driver Safety
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