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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


Did you know that summer heat can increase in the rate at which your battery deteriorates? As the temperature rises, the current conducting grids corrode faster, reducing battery life. Summer heat also increase the rate of sulfation, which refers to the lead sulfate that develops on both electrodes as the battery discharges. Sulfation can eventually lead… Read More


Although accessory belts might not be something you think about when taking care of your car, they do play a crucial role in the operation of your vehicle and should not be overlooked.  It is important to keep an eye on your accessory belts because they do wear and are susceptible to damage over time.… Read More


As anyone who has ever experienced hydroplaning can attest, it is a very alarming situation. Hydroplaning happens when water pressure causes your car to lift up and slide on a thin layer of water, and your tires lose contact with the road. It has the serious potential to be very dangerous because hydroplaning makes the… Read More


When temperatures warm, ice and snow melt, revealing the abusive impact salt has had on the roads. This typically takes the form of one of the worst road menaces known to man – potholes. Aside from being an unsightly nuisance that makes your ride a lot less comfortable, potholes are one of the most destructive… Read More


Most newer vehicles have a built in tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), which continuously monitors the air pressure of all four tires. In most cases the TPMS alerts drivers through a warning light on the dashboard when tire pressure falls below the recommended preset limit. There are two different TPMS types – direct and indirect… Read More