Feb. 22nd Emissions Troubleshooting: Why Your Car Failed

Emissions tests are important, yet tricky tests that determine whether your car is safe to drive or not–not just for you, but for the environment as well. Failing an emissions test can result in the inability to drive your car until you fix the problem at hand and retake the test. As motor vehicles are...

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Jan. 28th What to Consider When Selecting New Tires For Your Vehicle

From short work commutes to long ones, new roads to pothole filled ones, and everything in between, it’s no secret that your tires experience wear and tear throughout the years. The condition of your tires plays a very important role in the overall safety that your vehicle provides you with which is why it’s so...

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Dec. 30th The Advantages to Using Your Local Mechanic Shop Over A Big Box Store

There’s a common misconception that excellent car service can only be achieved at local car dealerships. While that statement is marginally true, big-name car dealerships will provide customers with reputable repair services, but at greatly inflated costs. On the other hand, there are many local auto mechanic shops that can do just as good of...

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Nov. 1st Tips to Keep Your Car In Peak Condition During the Winter Season

As we slowly progress into the winter season, it’s essential that we not only prep our homes, but our cars as well. Freezing temperatures, icy roads, snow, and salted streets can prove to be challenging and even damaging to your vehicle which is why it’s so important that your vehicle is in the best post...

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Sep. 25th The Importance of Oil Change Maintenance

Oil Change Murfreesboro, TN Typically, after 3,000 to 5,000 miles, it’s recommended that you take your car into the shop for an oil change. However, these number can change depending on the make and model of your vehicle, something your mechanic can better inform you on. While this is common knowledge, there are many car...

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Aug. 14th What is an ASE-Certified Mechanic?

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is an independent non-profit organization that specializes in the improvement of the quality of vehicle repair and service. To do so, members of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence will conduct a series of tests and certify various automotive professionals and companies that meet their standards....

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Jul. 14th Properly Protecting Your Car’s Engine

Engine Repair Murfreesboro, TN It’s no secret that most drivers don’t pay attention to their car’s engine until they hear it make unusual noises or experience strange vibrations. Due to this lack of awareness, if there is something wrong with our car’s engine, we don’t address the problem until the very last minute. And we...

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May. 16th How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip

With the summer right around the corner, it’s time to start packing up your winter clothes and begin planning your fun summer activities and maybe even a vacation. But what better way to greet the summer than with a good, old-fashioned road trip? With endless sights to see and a taste for adventure, road trips...

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Mar. 16th The Importance of Your Car’s Muffler

Service for Mufflers in Murfreesboro, TN Although they look as if their primary function is to expel exhaust, mufflers actually have many other functions that are beneficial to your automobile. As you drive your car around, your engine–though working efficiently–produces a lot of pulsating noise. This is due to the exhaust valves opening up and...

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Feb. 16th How to Protect Your Tires during the Winter Season

Your vehicle’s tires are can be greatly affected by the ever-changing seasons. However, when the mild fall temperatures start to fade and the chilly winter season commences, we start to see the biggest changes in our vehicles, especially with our tires. Unfortunately, this is a factor that’s overlooked far too often, resulting in accidents, flat...

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14 Jun 7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Car Safe for Summer Driving

07 Jun Automobile History

The automobile was first invented and perfected in Germany and France in the late 1800s, though Americans quickly came to dominate the automotive industry in the first half of the twentieth century. 

20 May Car Care Council Supports National Tire Safety

Maintaining a vehicle’s tires is essential to maximize tire life and ensure safety on the road. There is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week in May to start checking tire pressure and condition regularly, says the Car Care Council.

17 May Top Summer Car Care Tips

Summer’s high temperatures can take a toll on everyone – and everything, including your car. 

10 May How to Save Money at the Gas Pump

Even though gas prices are expected to rise significantly, you can still find ways to pay less. 

03 May Make Your Car Last 200,000 Miles

Not long ago, to keep a car running beyond the 200,000-mile mark would have seemed about as likely as driving it to the moon. But big improvements in powertrain technology, rust prevention, lubricants, and more have led to game-changing improvements in reliability and durability. Now, almost any car can make it well into six-figure territory with proper care.  

26 Apr Tire Pressure

Having the proper tire pressure is a crucial safety issue. Next, to the brakes, the tires are the most important safety devices on your car. 

19 Apr Travel Tips for the Easter-Passover Weekend

If you're planning on traveling this weekend, you'll be headed into a kind of perfect storm: Good Friday, the start of Passover and spring break are all converging to make for clogged roads, busy airports, and overcrowded train stations.

12 Apr 10 Road Trips You Can Take in a Week

10 Road Trips You Can Take in a Week

26 Mar Putting Off Car Care? Stop Stalling

Overdue for an oil change or a brake inspection? Whatever the service, by postponing necessary maintenance, you may be causing extensive damage to your vehicle and increasing the chance of a breakdown. With National Car Care Month in April upon us, the non-profit Car Care Council suggests you stop stalling and get your vehicle serviced today.

29 Mar Historic Concept Cars, Part I: Yesteryear's Cars of Tomorrow

Historic Concept Cars, Part I: Yesteryear’s Cars of Tomorrow

22 Mar Pet Passenger Safety

Millions of Americans recognize that dogs are wonderful companions and often bring their favorite furry friend along on road trips, day trips and day-to-day errands. However, in a vehicle, this can mean added distractions for the driver and added dangers for all passengers, including pets.

08 Mar Hit a Pothole? Look for These Warning Signs

Hitting a pothole with your car can do a real number on tires, wheels, steering and suspension, and alignment. 

15 Feb Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

08 Feb How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes

How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes 

01 Feb How to Get the Most Out of Your Car's Heater

How to Get the Most Out of Your Car's Heater

25 Jan How to keep your car's value from depreciating any faster than it has to

A car may be a depreciating asset, but you don't want its value to drop faster than it has to.

08 Jan No Need to 'Warm Up' Modern Vehicles in Cold Weather

It is that time of the year when many motorists wonder if they need to let their vehicle “warm-up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without excessive idling, says the Car Care Council.

The idea of idling before driving dates back to when cars were built with carburetors. With new fuel-injection technology, complex computer systems, and thinner synthetic oils, drivers don’t need to warm up their cars before hitting the road.

04 Jan 17 Weird Traffic and Car-Related Laws from around the United States

Whether you're heading down the street or across the country on a road trip, it's likely you generally follow (most) traffic laws. The majority of those rules are fairly straightforward and well known—do we even need to mention speed limits?—but some states have more obscure laws on the books, covering some rather strange topics. Curious whether you've ever been or could be in violation of some of these more eccentric traffic laws? Click through to see 20 of the oddest we could find and where they're in force.

21 Dec Holiday Road-Trip Survival Tips

Are you and your family planning to drive to a holiday get-together this year? Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s cottage or a favorite vacation spot to celebrate holidays with family or friends, AAA has simple tips to help make your drive a smooth one, so you can arrive at your destination safely and without incident.

12 Dec Dishonest Abe: Why You Shouldn't Use the Penny Test to Check Tire Tread Depth

Tire Safety: Replacing the Penny with the Quarter

30 Nov 4 Tips for Driving in Rain

Did you know it only takes 1/12th an inch of rain and 35 mph to hydroplane? The roads are more dangerous when rain comes after a dry spell. (Rain slicks the road with accumulated oil and dirt). But, you just need water. Even though most of the oil washes off after one day’s rain, wet roads are dangerous—rainy weather or not. 

13 Nov Pre-Trip Vehicle Check Minimizes Thanksgiving Travel Stress

High traffic volumes and unpredictable weather make Thanksgiving a stressful time to travel. According to the AAA, the number of Thanksgiving travelers will top 54 million, the highest travel volume in over a dozen years. While you can’t control the traffic or the weather, you can make sure that your vehicle is prepared for the trip, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

12 Nov The Car Care Council Explains Your Warranty--Magnuson-Moss Act

The Car Care Council Explains Your Warranty--Magnuson-Moss Act 

30 May Importance of Oil Changes Highlighted In New Video from Car Care Council

As part of its efforts to educate motorists about the importance of preventative vehicle maintenance, the Car Care Council has released a new video titled, “It’s Time for an Oil Change.”

Produced in conjunction with AutoNetTV Media (ANTV), the new video discusses the why, when and where to have an oil change performed, including:

12 Oct Vehicle Lights and Wipers: The Keys to See and Be Seen

As the days get shorter, lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if you can’t see or be seen, according to the non-profit Car Care Council.

05 Oct October is Fall Car Care Month!

October is Fall Car Care Month!

28 Sep Top 10 Little Known Tricks For Better Gas Mileage

Top 10 Little Known Tricks For Better Gas Mileage

21 Sep Prepare Your Car for Fall: 3 Quick Tips

Autumn means shorter days, colorful foliage, football season, and shaking one’s head in disbelief at stores putting up their Christmas displays in October. And with the change in seasons come changes in driving conditions – temperatures drop, and many parts of the country start to see an increase in rain, ice on the roads, and even a bit of snow. Here are three ways to make sure that your car is ready for the fall

14 Sep Car Care Tips: Myths vs. Reality

Here are seven common car care myths and some pitfalls to avoid when taking care of your vehicle. 

06 Sep Ignore These Vehicle Repairs and You May Get Pulled Over

Many drivers may feel that they don’t have the time or money to address vehicle repairs immediately, but beware that ignoring some repairs can get you pulled over and even ticketed, says the Car Care Council.

“Ignoring certain vehicle repairs may seem to save money in the short term but can lead to extra costs, such as fines or ‘fix-it’ tickets, if these problems are not taken care of when they arise,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

31 Aug The 15 Most Epic Tailgating Vehicles in College Football

There’s no right or wrong way to tailgate, but the folks who drive these ultimate tailgating vehicles are definitely doing it right. They take tailgating to the next level by pouring their heart and soul (and a lot of their savings) into an epic tribute to their favorite teams.

02 Aug A Solution That's Fit to Be Tried

The sloshing sound in this Honda Fit is likely AC related.

14 Aug New Car Care Council Video Helps Get Your Vehicle Back-to-School Ready

Back-to-school season is quickly approaching, which means family vehicles will start working overtime. The Car Care Council has released an informative new video that will help families get their vehicles ready for carpools, playdates, soccer games and more this fall.

02 Aug In The Future, Your Car Will Read Your Biology to Make Decisions for You

In The Future, Your Car Will Read Your Biology to Make Decisions for You by Kristin Houser on August 2, 2017 Gentex Corporation Next-Level Integration As automakers like Tesla, Toyota, and Volvo focus on developing vehicles that can interact autonomously with their environments, Ari Teman is exploring ways the cars of the future could interact with you .

05 Aug Car Care Tips: Myths vs. Reality | Auto & Other Vehicle Services

Hello, I'm interested in finding out more about your Car Care Tips: Myths vs. Reality CAPTCHA Car Care Tips: Myths vs. Reality Aug 5, 2018 Believe any of these myths at your costly peril Some automotive maintenance myths seem to have taken on lives of their own. Sure, they seem like logical, sound pieces of advice, but when it comes to maintaining your car, they could end up costing you extra money and time in the long run.

01 Aug Put a Stop to Brake Trouble Before School Starts

A properly operating brake system is critical to safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of conditions. Brake Safety Awareness Month is the ideal time to stop and make sure your brakes are working properly before the new school year and colder temperatures arrive.

16 Jul 30 Best Classic Road Trip Songs of All Time

Ah, there’s nothing quite like the great American road trip.

06 Jul 5 Tips For Driving In Extreme Heat

Driving in extreme heat can put specific stresses on your vehicle, so it makes sense to be aware of them. Check out these 5 tips that will make your heat wave commute easier both on your car and yourself.