Do-It-Yourself Wheel Repair
Scratched your wheels? We know exactly how annoying that can be. There are many tips on sprucing up your car’s paint or preventing the interior from looking worn in the first place, but the wheels need attention too – especially since they usually take the brunt of urban driving; parallel parking and curbside drop-offs are a rim’s worst nightmare. If your painted metal is looking the worse for wear, here’s how to repair it yourself without spending a fortune.1 First, you’ll n
New Car Care Council Video Highlights Financial Benefits of a Vehicle’s Cinderella Era
The Car Care Council has introduced a new video that explains the advantages of holding on to your vehicle once you have reached the Cinderella Era, the time period after your car loan is paid off and your vehicle is still in good condition, only needing modest service and repairs. “The financial benefits of keeping your vehicle long after you have paid it off are significant,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “By allocating the equivalent of just one ca
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 “In many areas of the country, avoiding potholes can be a real challenge
Feeling the Summer Heat? Your Car Battery is Too!
If the heat of summer is wearing you down, it is likely taking its toll on your car battery too. Contrary to popular belief, summer highs rather than winter lows pose the greater threat to battery life, according to the non-profit Car Care Council. Sooner or later all batteries have to be replaced. Excessive heat and overcharging are the two main reasons for shortened battery life. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, thus damaging the internal structure of the battery. A