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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
Don’t Let Your Tank Break Your Bank. For when you are behind the wheel this summer, AAA offers these tips to improve your driving to get better gas mileage: Observe the speed limit. Not only is it safer, it can help you save money. Lose the weight. The heavier your car, the more fuel it uses. Accelerate gradually. Avoid jackrabbit starts. Drive during cooler parts of the day. Cooler, denser air can boost power and mileage. Maintain recommended tire pressure.
From "On the Road" to "Thelma and Louise" to "Easy Rider," is there any endeavor more American than the road trip? On these popular drives, getting there is more than half the fun.
15 May Is Your Car #RoadTrip Ready?
Before you hit the road this summer, make sure your vehicle is road trip ready so you can have any problems fixed before you go. A pre-trip vehicle checkup will help avoid the inconvenience, potential safety hazards and unplanned expense of breaking down miles away from home, says the non-profit Car Care Council.
The top 10 check engine light repairs from the annual CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™ reinforces what the Car Care Council has been saying for years. Motorists who ignore the check engine light get less miles per gallon and could face costly repairs down the road.
Some drivers see their car’s fuel gauge as a nagging parent; it lights up urging you to refuel like your mom or dad would remind you to clean your room. But don’t ignore your car’s insistence on refueling, because you can damage your car by running it on empty.
The Car Care Council, in conjunction with AutoNetTV Media (ANTV), has produced a new video about the perils of potholes and how they can adversely affect a vehicle’s handling and performance.
The new video titled “Dangers of Potholes” emphasizes three warning signs that motorists should look for after hitting a pothole:
- Loss of control
- Pulling in one direction and uneven tire wear
- Tire and wheel problems
If you could pick a late-night television celebrity to work on your car, there is a good chance his first name would be Jimmy. In a survey of more than 20,000 vehicle owners across the country, the results show that Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon top the list says the non-profit Car Care Council.