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AskPatty's 10 Car Care Tips to Improve Safety and Reliability

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 1st, 2015 5:58am

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 helps avoid costly repairs down the road. “Neglected vehicle care almost always means much higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care ...


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Are You Prepared for Pothole Season?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 25th, 2014 1:00am

After the one of the worst winters in decades, roads are showing the results. Now that springtime is upon us, motorists are finding a plethora of potholes on the roadways. Cold temperatures, snow, and rainfall in many parts of the country have created the perfect storm for the motorists' dreaded “perils of potholes period,” cautions the Car Care Council. On average, potholes cost American drivers more than five billion ...


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Ladies Can Get Helpful Tips Each Week With Car Care Maintenance Mondays

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 21st, 2014 10:15am

The Car Care Council is making it easier to be Car Care aware with helpful Maintenance Monday tips. This Instagram-based campaign will help drivers by sharing short visual clips each week on car care. And there’s no better way to spring into good habits than with these weekly reminders offering drivers basic maintenance tips that can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle. With its ...


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Car Care Tips to Help Stay Cool in Hot Weather Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 5th, 2008 3:26pm

Summer temps have been over a hundred degrees Fahrenheit in the San Fernando Valley. It's miserable to be outside in the heat, but it's even worse when the inside of your car is full of hot air and the culprit is a malfunctioning air conditioning (A/C) system. According to the Car Care Council, an annual checkup of your vehicle's A/C system can help prevent it from breaking down when you most need ...


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Hot Weather: The True Culprit Behind Car-Battery Trouble

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 29th, 2008 3:30pm

According to the Car Care Council, excessive heat and overcharging are two of the main reasons for shortened battery life. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, this damaging the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning component in the charging system, usually the voltage regulator, allows too high a charging rate. That's slow death for a battery. True, there are more road service calls in cold ...


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Gas Saving Tips for Summer Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 26th, 2008 7:00pm

Motorists traveling on summer road trips can't do much about the high gas prices, but they can pay less at the pump by making sure their vehicles get maximum fuel economy. According to the Car Care Council, fuel economy is directly related to vehicle care and driver behavior and both can have a significant impact on how much motorists pay at the pump. Dirty air filters can also waste gas and cause the engine to ...


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If It Looks Like A Flat, Feels Like A Flat, And Sounds Like A Flat, Guess What…!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 1st, 2007 8:36am

A flat tire shouldn’t be reason for panic. “In schools where drivers’ education isn’t available,” observes one educator, “tire changing ought to be included in home economics.” The Car Care Council suggests that motorists who are unprepared to deal with a flat tire are faced not only with added expense and inconvenience; they also are more vulnerable to foul weather and ...


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