Category Archives: 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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Basic Tire Maintenance for Every Driver

The tires are the only thing between the vehicle and the road. When they are properly inflated and in good condition, the handling, stability and safety of the vehicle will be maximized. Conversely, when the tires are under inflated, worn out or damaged, all of the safety systems on the vehicle cannot overcome the loss of control that comes with a blow-out or hydroplaning situation. Air pressure in a tire is like oil in an engine; when it is low, the resulting internal damage is unseen until it is too late. Tires naturally lose 1-2 psi per month, so ongoing neglect will eventually result in a ... read more

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Top 10 Tips for Making Your Vehicle Green

St. Patrick’s Day may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be focused on green practices when it comes to your car. There are many proactive measures you can take in regard to your automobile that not only reduce your eco-footprint, but also save you some green as well – just in time for Earth Day. The key is to stick to scheduled vehicle maintenance and invest in the right aspects of your car to minimize any environmental impact as well as costs. Here are some tips to get you started: Smart updates The Car Care Council s ... read more

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Invest Tax Refund in Auto Care and Earn Valuable Dividends

Although you may be thinking of ways to splurge with your tax refund, the Car Care Council recommends something more practical – invest some of that money in auto care and reap the financial benefits. "According to the Internal Revenue Service, the average tax refund is over $3,100. By simply allocating a portion to vehicle maintenance and service, you will realize big dividends in the form of safety and dependability," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "The benefits of auto care don't stop there. Your vehicle will perform more efficient ... read more

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Is Your Car Making Your Allergies Worse?

Soon spring will be in the air and with it comes pollen, dust and pollutants that are drawn inside vehicles through air conditioning and ventilation systems.   Cabin air filters clean the incoming air, removing allergens, and should be replaced regularly, says the Car Care Council. “A dirty or clogged cabin air filter can cause contaminants to become so concentrated in the cabin that passengers actually breathe in more fumes and particles when riding in the car than when walking down the street,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “With allergy ... read more

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