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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Jan. 16th Warning Signs That You May Need To Get Your Brakes Replaced

Although the brakes on a car aren’t the most visible, they’re still one of the most crucial elements to a vehicle and should be checked often for proper functionality. If you noticed that your brakes make an unusual noise when they are being used, or it requires a lot of pressure to bring your car...

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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.

07 Jun How to Reset Steering Wheel's 'Clock'

When your steering wheel says 11 a.m. but your wheels insist it's noon, it's time for a mechanic.

13 Jun Paying at the Pump is Taking Up More of Motorists' Paychecks

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.

31 May Your New Car May Have New Needs

Check out these tips for navigating fluid-change and oil recommendations on new cars

01 Jun It's Time for an Oil Change

It's Time for an Oil Change

25 May 10 Most Popular Road Trip Routes in the US

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.

01 May Don't Let the Check Engine Light Turn You Off From Making Needed Repairs

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.

07 May Car AC ON vs Windows Down - Mythbusters

Car AC ON vs Windows Down - Mythbusters 

20 Apr Here's Why You Should Never Drive Your Car On Empty

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.

28 Feb Learn about the Dangers of Potholes in New Video

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

28 Mar Late-Night TV Celebrities Ranked by Car Owners Most Trusted To Work on Their Cars

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.

30 Mar 5 Fluids You Should Check For April Car Care Month

5 Fluids You Should Check For Car Care Month 

23 Mar Why Changing Your Car's Air Filter Is More Important Than You Think

Your car’s air filter is a key part of your engine’s respiratory system.

16 Mar Safety Tips - Getting your cars ready for spring

Safety Tips - Getting your cars ready for spring

07 Mar Add Your Vehicle to Spring Forward Safety Checklist

Spring is here and its arrival means warmer weather, more hours of daylight and spring break travel. As you set your clocks forward on March 11 and plan to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, take a few steps to make sure your vehicle is safe and road-trip ready, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

02 Mar The Dangers Of Potholes

The Dangers Of Potholes

23 Feb Top Ten Car Care Tips

We all know somebody with an older, high-mileage vehicle that just keeps on running year after year---that crazy uncle in the high-mileage ride that keeps on going strong.

13 Feb Bad Oil Change Advice Could Damage Your Engine

This friend who claims oil changes are unnecessary is flat-out wrong.

12 Feb 10 Crucial Things To Know Before You Start Driving In The Rain

Knowing how wet roads and reduced visibility affects the way your vehicle handles will help you stay safe when driving in rainy conditions.

02 Feb 100 Years of Cars

Ford. Chevy. Lincoln. Buckle up and take a ride down memory lane in our homage to 11 cars that have defined the past century of driving. 

26 Jan 6 Things Even The Laziest Car Owners Should Check

6 Things Even The Laziest Car Owners Should Check

12 Jan Can You Trust a Cars Warning Lights?

Can You Trust a Cars Warning Lights?

05 Jan Cold Weather Tips and More from 'Talking Cars'

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With much of the nation in winter’s icy grip, many of us are facing freezing temperatures and slippery driving conditions. What's worse is that some of us are feeling the nip of Jack Frost’s bite in areas that he has no business visiting, including Florida.

15 Dec A Winter Car Emergency Kit Makes a Great Gift

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A winter car emergency kit makes for a good, practical holiday gift for the drivers in your family, including yourself.

Winter weather could leave you stranded, but a well-stocked emergency kit can help you get back on the road or at least make time waiting for assistance safer and more comfortable. (See other gift suggestions for car lovers.)

22 Dec Six-Point Vehicle Check: A Gift that Keeps on Giving

During the winter, the Car Care Council recommends keeping your vehicle’s gas tank at least half full as that decreases the chances of moisture forming in the gas lines and possibly freezing. 

15 Dec Essential Winter Driving Tips

From snow and ice to sleet and rain; winter weather doesn’t hold back. Be prepared with advice from Consumer Reports experts on how to drive through whatever winter throws at you

28 Nov As Temperatures Drop, Check Tire Pressure More Often

You may notice when the weather turns colder, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light on your dashboard lights up more frequently. The Car Care Council recommends checking your tire pressure regularly during the winter to help keep the TPMS light off and your vehicle safe.

17 Nov Don't Let Car Troubles Ruin Your Holiday Travels

As the holidays approach, motorists should make certain their vehicle is up to the rigors of winter travel.

26 Sep Expert Tips for Safe Winter Car Trips

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Driving in winter will test even the most attentive, skillful driver. Heavy snowfall can reduce visibility, and slippery road conditions can send your car sliding off in unexpected directions with no notice. CR’s engineers routinely test tires and vehicles in snowy, icy conditions, and they’ve learned that the safest car trips require patience and preparation.