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New Car Care Council Video Helps Get Your Vehicle Back-to-School Ready

New Car Care Council Video Helps Get Your Vehicle Back-to-School Ready

      Back-to-school season is now here, which means family vehicles will start working overtime. The Car Care Council has released an informative new video that will help families get their vehicles ready for car pools, playdates, soccer games and more this fall. “Back-to-school time is hectic for most families but scheduling a complete vehicle inspection is time well spent,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Our new video provides some valuable maintenance and safety tips that will help keep your vehicle running safely and efficiently all through the school year.” Produced in conjunction with AutoNetTV Media (ANTV), the new video discusses the “Five Point Check-Up” that should be performed by vehicle owners before the start of the school year: Check lights and wipers for better visibility Perform a complete brake inspection Check tires for under inf ... read more

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DIY Fall Car Care tasks that you can do yourself.

DIY Fall Car Care tasks that you can do yourself.

  As summer comes to a close, many of us breathe a sigh of relief as the heat and humidity changes to a cooler, more comfortable weather. This change in season is the perfect opportunity to perform some simple, do-it-yourself car care tasks. While many car maintenance procedures require help from a qualified mechanic, these can be done at your home with common tools and just a little know-how. Of course, if you don’t feel comfortable doing some of these on your own, we’re always here to help! Check Your Tire Pressure Every change of season should be a reminder to check the air pressure in your tires. As the temperature fluctuates up and down, so does the air pressure in your tires. During cooler weather, the pressure in your tires will decrease, which increases rolling resistance and results in reduced fuel economy. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, fuel mileage can decrease as muc ... read more

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How to Remove Oil Stains from Your Driveway or Garage

How to Remove Oil Stains from Your Driveway or Garage

If your car leaks fluids or you spill some while filling up your vehicle, lawn mower or snow blower, your driveway might end up with a stain or two. Fluids such as oil, transmission fluid and gasoline can leave a stain on paved driveways and garage floors. Because these liquids are all different, cleaning techniques vary slightly from fluid to fluid and surface to surface. Whether the stain is new or old, there are some basic steps to help remove marks left by leaked fluids from a paved driveway or an uncoated concrete garage floor. How to Remove Oil Stains from Your Drivewa Oil can leave a dark stain on your pavement. Here are some steps to help remove those stubborn oil stains from your driveway, according to Good Housekeeping.   Determine whether the fluid is wet or dry. If the spill is new, start by covering the stain with cat litter, cornstarch, baking soda or cornmeal, which may help absorb the extra moisture. Once the pavement is dry, or if the stain was alre ... read more

Staying Ahead of the Snow: Emergency Kit Edition

Staying Ahead of the Snow: Emergency Kit Edition

You never know what can happen in the snow and that’s why it’s important to stay prepared! We always advise you to keep an emergency kit in your car, no matter the day or the season, but it’s especially important during winter. In fact, an emergency kit prepared for winter weather can mean the difference between life or death. We know that there has already been some snow but it’s better late than never to make sure you’re ready for the worst case scenario. These are just some of the items you need for to keep your Emergency Kit ready to combat winter: A Bag of Sand Or Kitty Litter Kitty Litter and sand have multiple uses. The most common is that they provide friction for your tires when you’re stuck on a particularly icy road, driveway, or parking spot. But they can also help during wet, rainy seasons as well. Just as Kitty Litter works to melt ice and create friction for your tires so ... read more

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Things You Need To Know About Hybrids

Things You Need To Know About Hybrids

Do you have a hybrid or are you thinking about adding one to your car history? In the last decade, hybrids have gained in popularity. Now there are many different makes and models with a variety of features, especially luxury features. As an expert in hybrid repairs, we wanted to let you in on some little known secrets. The Battery Myth It’s a common myth that hybrid batteries will need to be replaced often and are an expensive repair. As hybrid technology has advanced, the need to replace the specialty batteries and the cost to do so has gone down. Despite this, the rumor still lingers, creating fear for owners & buyers alike. In fact, most hybrid manufacturers offer a warranty on their batteries and some states mandate that the warranty must be at least 150,000 miles. Hybrids Can Be Economical As more hybrids are released, the more economical they become! When comparing Hybrids to the ... read more

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