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Jul 07, 2015, 11:07 ET

Is Your Car Pet Ready?

 The non-profit Car Care Council suggests the following tips for drivers planning a road trip with the...

Jun 30, 2015, 12:34 ET
What is That Dashboard Light Telling You?

What is That Dashboard Light Telling You?

 You may have noticed the illuminated symbols on your dashboard when you start your car. While these lights usually go off right away and are...

Jun 16, 2015, 10:07 ET

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....

May 26, 2015, 10:30 ET

Check Your Tires for Wear and Tear - It Only Takes a Penny

It only takes a penny to see if your tires are worn or losing tread. Examining your tires for wear and tear, along with checking tire pressure and...

May 18, 2015, 10:49 ET

Don't Forget a Pre-Trip Vehicle Check Before Hitting the Road

If you are hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend, you will have lots of company. With millions of Americans taking road trips, the last thing...

Apr 20, 2015, 11:54 ET

Four Easy Ways to Go Green with Your Car

Looking for ways to become more environmentally friendly with your car? Motorists can help protect the environment by following four simple steps...

Apr 01, 2015, 11:34 ET
April is National Car Care Month: Time to Spring for Vehicle Maintenance

April is National Car Care Month: Time to Spring for Vehicle Maintenance

Spring is here and it is time to give your car some extra attention, says the non-profit Car Care Council. Results of vehicle inspections held at...

Mar 24, 2015, 10:53 ET

Potholes: They're Back and They're Bad

Potholes have returned, and hitting one with your car can do a real number on tires, wheels, steering and suspension, and alignment. To help...

Mar 12, 2015, 11:57 ET

Avoid a Mid-Trip Breakdown with a Pre-Trip Vehicle Check

After another brutal winter, many Americans will hit the road to find better weather. If you are planning a road trip to a warm vacation...

Feb 24, 2015, 10:20 ET

Invest Gas Savings into Your Vehicle

If your wallet feels a little heavier these days, it probably is because you have been spending a lot less at the pump. According to the Car Care...

Feb 10, 2015, 10:54 ET

Don't Let Your Car Break Your Heart and Leave You Stranded

By giving your vehicle a little more attention now, you'll avoid the heartbreak and unplanned expense of car trouble down the road. The non-profit...

Feb 03, 2015, 12:08 ET

Avoid a Breakdown with a Belt Check

 You may not see them, or know much about them, but engine belts are always working to keep your vehicle moving. Losing a belt can mean...

Jan 20, 2015, 11:06 ET

To Idle or Not to Idle, That is the Question

 It is that time of the year when many motorists let their vehicle "warm up" or idle before driving. In fact, today's modern cars are ready to...

Jan 06, 2015, 13:34 ET

Six Quick Tips for Sub-Zero Winter Driving

When it comes to winter car care, many motorists think of antifreeze and batteries, but vehicles need extra attention when temperatures drop below...

Dec 16, 2014, 12:28 ET

Can Your Car Weather the Storm?

 While last year's brutal winter may seem like a distant memory, severe weather is on its way. The Car Care Council reminds drivers to ready...

Dec 02, 2014, 12:03 ET

Road Emergency Kit for Winter Driving: A Gift that Shows You Care

Winter driving can be perilous, so give the gift of safety this holiday season. Whether you wrap it and put it under the tree or hand it over...

Nov 19, 2014, 11:06 ET

Home for the Holidays: Is Your Car Up for the Journey?

Before you pack up the car to head home for the holidays, the Car Care Council reminds you to make sure your vehicle is ready for the journey....

Nov 12, 2014, 12:06 ET

Don't Let Your Car Gobble up Your Hard-Earned Money

you're busy preparing for another holiday season, don't let car care take a back seat. Neglected auto care almost always means much higher costs...

Oct 28, 2014, 14:49 ET

Don't Fear the Check Engine Light

Although the check engine light may look scary lit up on the dashboard, there is nothing to fear. A glowing check engine light doesn't mean you...

Oct 21, 2014, 11:41 ET

Multiply Gas Savings with Vehicle Maintenance

As gas prices continue to drop, motorists should take advantage of their savings at the pump and invest it back into their vehicles. By spending a...