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 important...

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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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23 Oct Motorist Checklist for Fall Car Care Month in October

The last thing any driver needs is a vehicle that breaks down in cold, harsh winter weather. The Car Care Council recommends that car owners follow its Fall Car Care Month checklist and inspect their vehicles before the temperatures drop and severe weather hits.

16 Oct 13 Interstate Safety Tips to Help Keep You and Your Passengers Safe

No one wants to admit to being a distracted driver, but we’ve all texted, talked and eaten while on the road. The truth about distracted driving is that it doesn’t take much for our attention to be diverted.

09 Oct How Often Should I Replace My Car Battery?

Car batteries are the strong, silent member of the automotive team. They do their job regardless of heat, cold weather and the drivers who demand so much of them. While a battery that allows a car start at the first turn of the key is a joyful thing, it doesn't last forever.

02 Oct 15 cars that changed the world

We're always trying to figure out what the Golden Age of cars was, but the truth is that ever since World War II, we've lived in something of an endless Golden Age. 

25 Sep Standard Motor Products Awards Women in Auto Care Scholarships

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has announced the winners of its SMP “Women in Auto Care” Scholarship. The inaugural competition has presented two female students with $5,000 each. 

18 Sep Air Cabin Filter: Everything You Need To Know

An air cabin filter is an important component in any vehicle's heating and cooling system. It helps protect the passengers from contaminants in the air they breathe.

04 Sep Low Gas Prices + Simple Car Care = More Savings

With gas prices remaining low, motorists should take advantage of their savings and invest it back into their vehicles. By spending a little now to increase fuel efficiency, drivers can multiply fuel savings and save more money at the pump, says the Car Care Council.

28 Aug Listening to music while driving may help calm the heart

Driving can be very stressful, particularly if you are stuck in heavy traffic or are an inexperienced driver, and this stress will eventually take its toll on the heart. However, researchers now confirm that there is a simple fix for this problem: listening to the right music while driving.

21 Aug Learn the ABCs of Car Care

Back-to-school season is the ideal time to review your ABCs; the ABCs of car care, that is. The Car Care Council recommends that motorists brush up on their auto care knowledge to make sure their vehicle is operating at its most efficient level before the school year commences and the onset of fall and winter weather.

14 Aug Playing with Cars: How Kids Become Adults Obsessed with Machines

It starts with Hot Wheels and garbage trucks and blossoms into something more. Brett Berk dives into the psychology of why you never stopped loving automobiles.

07 Aug Stop and Check Your Brakes

Brake Safety Awareness Month in August is the perfect time to have your brakes checked to make sure they are in safe working condition before summer ends and the school year starts, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

31 Jul Are you Driving an Unsafe Car? What You Need to Know About Recalls

Only you can protect your family or yourself from defective or noncompliant vehicles or equipment that could pose a threat to your safety.

24 Jul How to keep your car from overheating

You may love the heat of summer, but you need to help your car keep its cool when temperatures rise. An engine that runs too hot can damage the vehicle and threaten your safety. Here are some tips we’ve compiled to help prevent your car from overheating:

17 Jul What's Involved In Servicing Your Car's Air Conditioning

Summer's arrival means your vehicle's air conditioning system is going to be under a serious strain before long. If you haven't had your system serviced in a while, now's the time. 

08 Jul 'Cone Zone' Season Can Be Tough On Vehicles

Summer is the main season for “cone zones,” road construction where you will likely hit a bump or two, or come across loose stones and other hazards. These rough road conditions can be tough on a vehicle’s steering and suspension system and can throw out the alignment, while loose stones have the potential to damage the vehicle’s exterior or windshield, according to the non-profit Car Care Council.

02 Jul This Is How Your Car's Engine Works

This is how the combination of an engine, fuel, and air makes your car move, explained in plain English, in case you're not an engineer.

26 Jun Keeping Car Clean Protects Vehicle Investment

Keeping your vehicle clean inside and out can pay big dividends when it comes to maintaining its long-term value. The non-profit Car Care Council suggests some simple steps to keep your vehicle clean and protect it from the elements so it retains its resale and trade-in value.

19 Jun Speeding

We all know the frustrations of modern life and juggling a busy schedule, but speed limits are put in place to protect all road users. Learn about the dangers of speeding and why faster doesn’t mean safer.

12 Jun Seat Belts

One of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up.

05 Jun 17 Car Facts to Impress Your Friends With

We love car facts. Those pieces of knowledge that give extra insight into the story of the car and the industries that surround it, or the sociology of the car and its roll in society.

29 May How Air Conditioners Work

Would you like to know how your vehicle’s air conditioner works? The system looks complicated, but it's really quite simple.

22 May Your Nose Knows: Six Vehicle Warning Signs You Can Smell

Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore.

01 May Five Steps Towards Better Battery Behavior

Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, thus damaging the internal structure of the battery. That’s why it’s a good idea to check your battery as the seasons change from hotter to cooler or if you’ve been driving in a hot part of the country.

24 Apr Albert and The Car: How Einstein's Work Still Affects Modern Drivers

In May 1919, a pair of English astronomers leveraged a rare solar event to confirm Einstein’s predictions how light and time were influenced by gravity. The result was a plethora of new technologies used in modern life every day.

17 Apr Spring cleaning tips and tricks for your car

While your home or office might be a priority for the spring cleaning madness, one place you shouldn’t neglect to clean is your car.

10 Apr Keep Maintaining Your Vehicle Even If It Sits Idle

With a majority of vehicle owners living in areas of the country that have stay-at-home orders, many vehicles may be sitting idle for days or weeks at a time. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends starting your car at least once a week and keeping up with routine auto care to help prevent potential maintenance issues.

03 Apr Observe National Car Care Month with a Driveway Vehicle Check

National Car Care Month in April is the perfect time for simple driveway car care to make sure your vehicle is operating safely and dependably for essential trips during this trying time, says the Car Care Council.

10 Mar The Pitfalls of Potholes: Look for the Warning Signs of Vehicle Damage

Potholes appear and they are a major pitfall of springtime driving. While hitting one can give you a jolt, it can also seriously damage your vehicle.

 

06 Mar What Do Those Dashboard Lights in Your Car Mean?

With each passing year, cars get outfitted with more technology. While that's a blessing from the standpoint of making driving safer and more enjoyable, it also means modern dashboards are considerably more cluttered with indicator lights than they used to be.

07 Feb 7 Sweet Ways to Show Your Car Some Love

As you prep for the big Heart Day, why not consider sharing the love with your trusty vehicle? It works hard for you daily and rarely complains, even after you slam the brakes, blare the horn, and pound the steering wheel. Plus, it puts up with your singing — reason alone to shower it with affection.

31 Jan Reducing Motor Vehicle Theft

Motor vehicles are the primary mode of transportation for most of us, and often an indispensable part of our lives. But what would happen if your vehicle suddenly disappeared?

24 Jan General Service Schedule

A regular service schedule can help keep your car running at it’s best. For your convenience, the Car Care Council developed a Service Interval Schedule to help you keep track of regular maintenance.

11 Jan Driving into the future: The car show at CES

Turns out that the SEMA Show isn’t the only automotive showcase that annually overflows the Las Vegas Convention Center. This past week, the convention center’s North Hall has been the epicenter of the automotive world as automakers, their suppliers and even some newcomers displayed their visions for our drive into the future.

07 Jan Car Care Council Urges Commuters to Maintain a Healthy Work-Drive Balance

The Car Care Council has a number of tips for commuters to help ensure their trips to and from work are as enjoyable and worry-free as possible.

03 Jan 2020 New Year's Resolutions

2020 has arrived and many are carefully selecting New Year’s Resolutions. Establishing challenging yet achievable goals is the essence of New Year’s Resolutions, a tradition that dates back 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonians.

27 Dec Texting and Driving Laws and Fines by State

It's something a majority of us do daily; in fact, most people text 5 times, 10 times, if not more on a daily basis. So, what's the harm in doing it while driving?

13 Dec 5 Sounds that Signal your Car Needs Auto Repairs

While modern cars are more reliable than ever, they still need regular maintenance and many motorists don’t notice a needed repair until something changes, particularly how the car sounds.

06 Dec 12 Safety Tips For Driving At Night

It’s not just paranoia: Driving at night is actually more dangerous. Fatal accidents are three times more likely at night compared with the daytime, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

22 Nov Don't Let Your Car Gobble up Your Hard-Earned Money

While you’re busy preparing for another holiday season, don’t let car care take a back seat. Neglected auto care almost always means much higher costs down the road in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value.

18 Nov 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.