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When a Split Second Counts

Published Sep 28th 2007, 8:28pm by

Carcareguide01_2 CCNS - Picture yourself driving 500 miles at more than 200 miles an hour, under the most stressful conditions, never knowing what you might have to avoid in the next fraction of a second. That goes with the territory in the NASCAR racing circuit.

Compare this to your own driving. How much time would you need to deal with a road emergency? At 60 miles an hour, that’s 66 feet per second, you’ve already gone about 60 feet since you began reading this sentence.

Would that have given you enough time to stop in a panic situation? It depends not only upon your state of mind, eyesight and physical condition, says the Car Care Council, the condition of your brakes and your tires play a big part in instant response.

From the time you see the situation and process it in your mind, and then move your foot to the brake pedal and apply pressure to the pedal, precious time has elapsed.

Then, assuming your brakes will be responsive, the steering and tires can help avert the disaster.

How long since you had yours checked, asks the Council? Safe driving is a demanding responsibility.

Get your free copy of the Car Care Guide today!

This first-of-its-kind reference guide for motorists from the Car Care Council is now available to the independent aftermarket. Focus group research revealed that shop owners, counterpersons and technicians would find the guide valuable when discussing recommended maintenance and repair to their customers. Consumers interviewed agreed that they would trust information from a credible third party like the Car Care Council.

The successful “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign has demonstrated motorists’interest in vehicle maintenance information and advice. The 56-page guide covers nine major service occasions and 12 component groups of the vehicle, plus service interval recommendations, a maintenance log and much more.

NEW: The Car Care Guide is also available in Spanish, English-Metric and French. Be sure to specify which version you would like to receive.

For information on ordering the Car Care Guide in large quantities, please call (240) 333-1088.


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