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Avoid Vehicle Breakdown With Semi-Annual Check-Up

Nobody likes to be caught off-guard, especially with vehicle problems. Getting a multi-point inspection should come well before packing up for that road trip this summer.

Improve Value Of Your Vehicle With A Simple Facelift

Dents and dings are a scourge for anyone who values their vehicle’s appearance. What can be done to return a vehicle to its original condition and not max out your credit card?

Hazard Ahead: Tips For Avoiding Road Debris

Never underestimate the destructive power of an inanimate object in the roadway. A shredded tire--or any large debris--poses significant risks to you and your vehicle.

Road Rage: Tips To Help Drivers Keep Their Cool

What causes road rage? 

One expert believes it's partially due to an unwarranted sense of road ownership or superiority felt by drivers. 

“Drivers of all ages get the sense they own the road,” said Dr. Bob Nemerovski, a Bay Area psychologist and expert on road rage. “In reality, everyone’s time is valuable and we’re in a shared community when we’re driving.”

Plug Into A Better Understanding Of Your Vehicle

You can’t get much information by looking at the little yellow “check engine” light on your dashboard. And there’s good reason for that.

The icon represents literally hundreds of potential problems ranging from simple fixes to complete overhauls. Automotive technicians rely on expensive diagnostic tools to root out the problem.

Wash Mitts Not Just For Car Care All-Stars

There's something about a mitt that feels comfortable, especially as little leaguers and major leaguers everywhere dust off their hats and bats for spring training.

The same is true for car washing. Mitt or sponge? See why wash mitts are becoming the fielder's choice for car care.

Spring Brakes Feeling Spongy? Time For Check-Up

Months can pass without us giving our brakes a second thought. Then, one evening commute, you calmly press on the pedal.

Instead of slowing down, you suddenly notice a sea of red taillights rapidly approaching your windshield.

Go Green With Wash Spray Nozzles That Also Save Time

Saving water also means saving money and a precious resource for drought-prone areas. A quality hose nozzle can dramatically cut down on the amount of water used for keeping your pride-and-joy clean.

Multipoint Inspection: Assessing Winter's Toll On Your Ride

Heavy winter storms have thrown their punches and your vehicle rolled with all of it. Now’s the time to reward those efforts with a thorough vehicle inspection while the weather’s calm.

Banish Performance-Robbing Crud From Your Engine

Whether it’s a flashy sports car or an older vehicle that’s seen better days, the engine is vulnerable to carbon buildup.

Learn how carbon deposits invade your engine, how they can diminish your fuel economy and what you can do about it.

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