Category Archives: Automotive News

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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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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Motorists Can Celebrate Fall Car Care Month in Three Easy Steps

October is Fall Car Care Month, the ideal time of the year to pay special attention to that vehicle you depend on so much to get you where you are going, says the Car Care Council. “Celebrating Fall Car Care Month with some basic service is as easy as one, two, three and it doesn’t have to take much time or money,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “In fact, many repair facilities and auto parts stores offer special pricing and promotions during the month of October, so this is the perfect time to give your vehicle a little TLC.” The non-pro ... read more

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Beware the Flood of Flood Cars

Hurricane and tornado seasons routinely damage a large number of cars, especially throughout the Gulf Coast region. Unfortunately, many water-damaged cars can make it to the used-car market, camouflaged as ordinary used cars. That’s a problem because water damage can be hard to spot and these cars often are transported well beyond their original region, where consumers may be less wary for such damage ... read more

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Find the Fluid: Identifying Your Car's Drips

We’ve all done it.  We back out of the garage or parking lot and there it is: a spot!  What is that?  Is your car leaking oil or something else?  How long has that spot been there?  Well, you don’t need to get out the flashlight and try to catch the leak in progress.  There are six fluids that are most likely to end up spotting your driveway, and here’s how to recognize them: Light Brown to Black: Engine Oil It’s one of the most common substances to drip from a car—the amber-to-brown/blackish color of motor oil is a ... read more

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