CAR CARE NEWS :: SEPTEMBER 2015

Car Car Tips & Other News

A Few Words of Wisdom for College-bound Drivers

Across the country freshman are pulling out of the driveway, waving goodbye to their folks and venturing to college campuses as fall semester begins. Some are living on their own for the first time and others are on the other side of the country.

Multipoint inspection finds the problems you don't see

Apple-picking and hay-rides are beloved autumn traditions. Although less glamorous, a multipoint inspection also should be on your list of fall activities.

Why?

Winter can hit quickly and harshly in many parts of the country. Perhaps your vehicle tires are wearing thin. Or that small leak can become a slippery pool that greets you every morning. And then there's the stuff you don't see.

It's Not Just You, We Hear It Too

Perhaps you’ve become accustomed to the shudders, squeaks and vibrations inside your vehicle. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with them.

A variety of tapes and foams are among aftermarket accessories available to silence the discord.

“Quiet interior is a major comfort factor in today’s vehicles,” said Ivan Mini, Global Automotive Interiors major market leader for Dow Corning. “Noise-damping lubricants can be economical for vehicle manufacturers to eliminate undesirable interior squeaks, rattles, buzzes and vibrations.”

Harvest Festivals Sprout with Fall's Arrival

Harvest festivals are as much a part of fall as early sunsets and crimson leaves. Such festivals are steeped in tradition and regional pride. Recent years have seen new celebrations sprout as well.

Meals need not always come in a box or handed out a window, and harvest celebrations enjoy a fanatical following for those seeking alternatives to the culture of convenience.

How to Turn Your Vehicle Into WIFI Fun Zone for Entire Family

Cars symbolize freedom and possibilities. Same goes for the Internet. Pair them up and enjoy conveniences straight out of science-fiction.

“Wi-Fi in vehicles allows us to make better use of our time,” said Scott Caswell, senior marketing director for Kenwood. “It helps with directions, streams music, enables us to make a dinner reservation while on the way and lets passengers get the most out of their tablets.”

Keep Your Vehicle Surface Healthy With Polish Treatment

Just like moisturizer soothes cracked and dry skin, a coat of polish on a freshly washed car removes accumulated nastiness and restores shine.

Heard it Through the Brake Line

Stepping on the brake pedal engages a symphony of complex components with the brake line conducting. Brake lines enable that panicked emergency stop to end with a relieved sigh or nervous laughter instead of crumple and crunch.

Bring Balance Back to Your Tire's Life

Tires aren’t complicated. Just keep them properly inflated, rotate them every so often and don’t run over the curb and they’ll be just fine, right?

Actually, no.

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Duty as Student Shuttle?

Summer driving punishes your engine, tires, brakes, battery and paint--problems you’ll want to address before school errands turn your personal vehicle into a limousine.

Experts suggest giving your car a once-over to assess summer-related wear and tear.

It's Not Just You, We Hear It Too

Perhaps you’ve become accustomed to the shudders, squeaks and vibrations inside your vehicle. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with them.

A variety of tapes and foams are among aftermarket accessories available to silence the discord.

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