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Summer heat can wreak serious havoc on your car battery.  Before you find yourself stranded in the hot sun, give some time and attention to summer car battery care. When temperatures climb, the battery’s current conducting grids corrode faster, reducing its service life. The rate of sulfation (sulfate development on battery electrodes as the battery discharges)… Read More


Monthly oil checks are an important part of your vehicle’s maintenance that will keep your engine running right and help you avoid costly engine problems down the road. Fortunately, oil checks are simple to do and don’t require a lot of time. Let’s first look at the essential role oil plays and then review the… Read More


According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), National Tire Safety Week 2017 is coming up: May 28th – June 3rd.  They describe this week as an, “initiative to rally the tire industry in a focused effort to help drivers learn simple yet essential steps to maintain their tires.” Tires are one of the biggest investments… Read More


The Car Care Council has declared April National Car Care Month. The start of spring is a great time to take care of any issues that you may have put off addressing during winter months. Since April is traditionally a wet month, it is important to make sure your car is ready for traveling on… Read More


When snow and freezing rain fall you may find the site of the salt truck rolling down your street to be very comforting. Salting is an effective and quick way to make roadways safer for travel. But a look at your shoes after walking through salty slush will remind you of the damaging effects of… Read More


At the start of a new year we tend to think about what we can do to improve ourselves in the coming year. When making your list of resolutions, why not add car care to the list? Following a dedicated vehicle maintenance schedule will offer you a host of advantages in the new year including… Read More


For drivers in the Midwest, winter driving means dealing with ice and snow on the roads, and an increased risk for accidents. Unfortunately wrecks are not the only risk involved with winter driving. Extreme temperatures can also leave your car vulnerable to internal problems that could leave you stranded. Planning ahead can mean all the… Read More


A dead car battery is a major inconvenience that can strike at any time. As the temperatures get colder, the likelihood of a dead car battery increases, since low temperatures cause batteries to become more sluggish. Fortunately, a jump start is usually all it takes to revive a dead battery. It is important to be… Read More


Now is traditionally the time of year when everyone goes back to school. If you have a young driver, or a student who’s just received a learner’s permit in your life, now is a good time to educate them about safe driving. In addition to being educated on things like safe following distance, how to check… Read More


One of the most dangerous situations a driver may encounter on the road is having to quickly stop a vehicle on a wet or icy road. This is because instead of making contact with the road and gaining traction, the vehicle’s tires slide across the surface of the road. Since the late 70’s, auto manufacturers… Read More