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Spring Showers Bring Driving Safety Hazards

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Worn out tires and windshield wiper blades are symptoms of neglected vehicle maintenance that put drivers and passengers at serious risk during the typically rainy months of spring.

Thin tire treads create hazardous driving conditions when water builds up on the roadway, according to the Car Care Council. Deep tread accommodates accumulated water; thin tread does not. Thin tread causes the tire to hydroplane – ride up on a film of water, losing contact with the pavement, similar to driving on ...

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Dirty Cabin Air Filters Can Affect Your Breathing In The Car

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During the hot summer months, contaminants, such as pollen, dust, mold spores and smog, can easily enter a vehicle’s passenger compartment through the air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems, making the air in the car six times dirtier than the air outside, cautions the Car Care Council.

Motorists can protect themselves and their passengers from these contaminants by replacing the vehicle’s cabin air filter annually or more often in areas with heavy contaminants, or whenever heating or cooling efficiency is reduced. ...

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Proper Washing And Waxing Add Value To Vehicle

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More than one-third of car owners use damaging non-automotive products when washing their cars-products that could contain harmful detergents, abrasives and additives. And almost half of motorists don’t ever wax their vehicles.

“Waxing at least twice a year is recommended for maximum protection, yet surveys show that 48 percent of motorists don’t wax their vehicles at all,” said Jeffrey Webb, director of retail marketing at Turtle Wax, Inc. “That’s leaving money on the table at trade-in time, ...

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Getting Ready For Winter

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The Council recommends the following tasks be performed by a do-it-yourselfer or professional auto technician:

• Check the coolant (antifreeze); coolant should be flushed and refilled every two years in most vehicles.
• Check the owner’s manual to see if your driving habits are considered “severe,” and if so, have the oil changed accordingly, usually every 3,000 miles; consider changing to a “winter weight” oil if you live in a cold climate.
• Check the battery and exhaust system.
• Be ...

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