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A/C Service: Keep Your Car Cool When Things Heat Up

Sitting in traffic when temperatures soar without a properly functioning air conditioning (A/C) system is the last place most drivers want to be. To help avoid this uncomfortable situation, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists be car care aware and have their A/C system checked annually to make sure it is working at peak performance when they need it most. A vehicle’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning system (HVAC) keeps the interior cabin comfortable in any season by providing the right temperature and humidity level. Typical A/C service ... read more

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5 Warning Signs That Your Car’s AC May Need Some Help

The full brunt of summer is upon us, and that means drivers across the country are cranking up their air conditioning the moment they get behind the wheel. Cold AC is one of the biggest perks of any vehicle, but it certainly has that "you won't miss it until it's gone" quality. With that in mind, you should be on the lookout for signs that there are some AC problems lurking behind your dash, so you don't get caught in 90 degree heat with no relief in sight. To shed some light on the problems that are worthy of a trip to your preferred auto repair shop, here are ... read more

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Watch Out for These 5 Used Car Scams

Many motorists choose to invest in used cars to satisfy both their driving needs and budget. These pre-owned options can be a great choice for anyone, but that doesn't mean drivers can be lax as they look for the perfect ride. In fact, shoppers need to be extra alert when dealing with car sellers, as some will try to swindle them out of cash or quality. Drivers can never be too careful when it comes to shopping around for vehicles. There are several tricks sellers may employ to put the odds - and the bottom line - in their favor, and you need to watch out to protect you ... read more

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Skip the Lemon: 3 Tips to Buy a Great Used Car

There are typically two types of used car buyers: those who love them, and those who are afraid of them. And it is easy to see both sides. For those who swear by the used car, pros include a vast selection of vehicles for sale, affordable prices and lower depreciation. For those who are afraid, they see a laundry list of vehicle maintenance issues, thousands in repair costs and countless headaches. Of course, the reality is somewhere in the middle. Buying a used car doesn't have to be a nightmare experience – in fact, it can be far from it. Use ... read more

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Is Your Car Pet Ready?

The non-profit Car Care Council suggests the following tips for drivers planning a road trip with the family pet so that all passengers can remain comfortable in the close quarters of a vehicle interior. “Before you and your pet hit the road, make sure your vehicle is both pet ready and road ready,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Take steps to keep your pet safe and conduct a pre-trip vehicle inspection, so you can have an ... read more

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