Blog - Maintenance Tips

Stop and Double Check Your Brake lights!

April 20, 2015

STOP right there! Reminder- have someone help you check that both brake lights are working. 

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Preventing Brake Corrosion

April 13, 2015

Winter is over, but your car may still be feeling the effects.

Road salts used during the winter can cause corrosion to your indercarriage which over time can lead to brake failure.  @nrtsagov…

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How healthy is your car?

April 6, 2015

Why is National Car Care Month important? This car infographic displays what free car care inspections around the country found in 2014.

Do you know how healthy your car is?

Top problem areas…

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April is National Car Care Month - Basic Maintenance Helps Avoid Costly Repairs Down the Road

April 1, 2015

National Car Care Month in April is the time of year to give your car some extra attention. Basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, plus it…

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Potholes: They’re Back and They’re Bad

March 30, 2015

Potholes have returned, and hitting one with your car can do a real number on tires, wheels, steering and suspension, and alignment. To help determine if hitting a pothole has damaged your vehicle,…

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

March 16, 2015

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 destination, the Car Care Council recommends a pre-trip…

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What's That Smell?

March 9, 2015

Today's Maintenance tip is simple.  Use your nose.  Here are six vehicle warning smells that your nose can help you

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It's Daylight Savings Time -- Time to Change your Wiper Blades

March 5, 2015

Many drivers procrastinate when it comes to changing their wiper blades for them, it’s just not a priority. But the American Optometric Association reports that 90 percent of driving decisions…

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Avoid a Breakdown with a Belt Check

February 23, 2015

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 immediate trouble for the engine and a breakdown for you.…

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Drivers Beware! The Perils of Maintenance Monday! Potholes Are Upon Us

February 2, 2015

As the ravages of winter subside and temperatures rise, there is probably a pothole out there with your name on it, cautions the Car Care Council. Record cold temperatures, snow and rainfall in many…

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