Category Archives: Car Care Tips

Preventative Car Maintenance: What to Check and When

Preventative maintenance is the best thing that you can do for your vehicle. Following a regular maintenance schedule will help keep your car running at its best, and will save you a bit of money down the road. The Car Care Council has developed a car care schedule for the regular maintenance of most cars,…
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How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Travel

Finding yourself stranded on the side of the road in the middle of a snowstorm is frustrating and potentially life threatening. For this reason, it’s worth spending an extra hour or two preparing your vehicle for winter. Here are some tips on how to winterize your vehicle before you hit the road in inclement weather: Get…
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October is Fall Car Care Month

A proactive approach to preventative maintenance would be to get your vehicle ready for harsh winter temperatures while the weather is still mild this fall. This will help ensure your vehicles safety and reliability this winter, preventing unexpected repairs. The Car Care Council, recommends these 10 basic maintenance procedures during Fall Car Care Month to…
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10 Signs That You Need to Bring Your Car to a Professional

There is no way around it, at some point, your vehicle is going to need the help of an automotive repair professional.   For some, the signs are clear, and for others, not so much. To help clear any confusion, we have put together a list of 10 signs that you need to bring your…
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How to Know What Fuel is Right for Your Car

Each vehicle manufacturer has different requirements for the type of fuel they would want you to use. When choosing the fuel for your vehicle, it is best to follow the guidelines that are set by the manufacturer. You can find this information in your vehicle’s owner manual, or sometimes on the gas cap door. If…
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How to Identify the Fluid Leaking from Your Car

We’ve all been there. We back out of the driveway and when we look back to where our car was parked we see it: a spot. What is it? Is it oil or something else?  Is the spot new, or has it been building up for a while? Fortunately, you don’t need to sit and…
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How to be Summer Road Trip Ready

Summer is here, school is out, and families are hitting the road. When you hit the open road, it is an awesome feeling. Unfortunately, that road trip fun can come to a grinding halt if you experience car problems. You may not always be able to avoid issues on the road, but there are precautions…
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Tire Care and Safety

When is the last time you took a good look at your car’s tires? Proper tire maintenance is a very important safety measure, yet it is often overlooked. Just take a minute to think about it, tires are the only contact between your vehicle and the road. You wouldn’t wear shoes that are worn so…
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7 Tips to Get Your Vehicle to 200,000 Miles

It wasn’t so long ago that people would laugh at the idea of keeping a car running through 200,000 miles and beyond. However, major improvements in automotive technology, lubricants, rust prevention and so on have made vehicles much more reliable and durable. Now-a-days it isn’t uncommon for a car to age well into the six-figure…
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7 Warning Signs that Your Car Has a Suspension System Problem

Your car is an investment that requires proper maintenance to keep it running correctly. It is important to look after your vehicle to not only ensure your safety, but to prolong its life. For many people, car maintenance can be overwhelming with so many different things to look over after and understand. Your vehicle’s suspension system…
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