Monthly Archives: October 2017

4 Tips for Safe Halloween Driving

Halloween is one of the most anticipated times of the year for young children. To help keep trick-or-treaters as safe as possible, the Car Care Council reminds motorists to drive slowly, especially through neighborhoods, to be extra careful when entering or exiting driveways or alleyways, and to be car care aware by making sure their vehicle’s brakes, lights and wipers are working properly. 1. Brakes A vehicle’s brake system is the most critical safety item on a vehicle, but brakes wear out and eventually need replacement. Several factors that affect brake wear include driving ha ... read more

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Driver Safety

A Battery Check Today Can Keep the Tow Truck Away

A battery check today can keep the tow truck away, says the Car Care Council, as it advises vehicle owners to have their battery tested and replaced if necessary this fall to avoid being stranded this winter. Sooner or later all batteries have to be replaced, and excessive heat and overcharging are the two main reasons for shortened battery life. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, thus damaging the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning component in the charging system, usually the voltage regulator, allows too high of a charging rate, leading to slow death for a battery. Co ... read more

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Fall into a Vehicle Maintenance Program

October is Fall Car Care Month, the perfect time to fall into a vehicle maintenance program and get your car ready for the challenges of harsh winter weather. “A thorough inspection of your vehicle during Fall Car Care Month will go a long way toward ensuring safety and dependability when temperatures drop and severe winter weather strikes,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A routine maintenance program also makes financial sense, extending useful vehicle life and helping avoid costly repairs down the road.” Whether you do it yourself or take yo ... read more

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Driver Safety

Key Considerations before Buying a Car

With consumer confidence on the rise and end-of-year sales starting to emerge, many consumers are likely to start considering a new car. However, there are certain factors that buyers need to take into account to ensure they maximize on the investment, and furthermore, that the vehicle doesn’t end up draining more funds than its worth due to excessive auto repair. What inspires buyers According to Econsultancy, a recent survey by the St Ives Group found that 34 percent of people  ... read more

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Automotive News
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