CAR CARE NEWS :: DECEMBER 2017

Before You Go

Watch for Battery Fatigue As Temps Drop During Winter

Your car has sat in the airport's frigid long-term parking lot for several days now. You approach, and the remote unlock doesn’t work and the interior lights won’t turn on.

How can you avoid inconvenient battery problems this holiday season?

Dead Battery? There's A Solution For That

For years a dead battery meant pulling out the jumper cables and hoping someone in the parking lot would help you.

Now drivers can rely on portable devices to revive a car battery, no assistance required.

Candid Talk Improves Teen Driver Safety

Parents naturally are hardwired to worry about their teen drivers. Yet, studies show that parents who talk to kids about driving safety have less to be concerned about.

Find out how a candid chat with teen drivers can help them navigate increasingly difficult traffic on city roads and highways.

Prevent Slips, Slides On Slick Winter Roads

Oil and grime accumulated on summer roads leaches out of pavement during autumn rains.

How can your vehicle's tires help prevent slips and slides on slick, wet roads?

Headlight Safety Tips For Better Visibility

Night driving with good headlights poses enough challenges. Bulbs that are dim, or cloudy lenses, increase the difficulty of reading road signs, spotting pedestrians or gauging distance.

Are your bulbs and lenses ready for fall and winter driving?

Reading The Lines: Cracks in Your Glass

Just like a punctured tire, a chipped windshield can sometimes be repaired instead of replaced.

It all depends on the type, size, depth and location of the damage. Here’s some handy tips to tell if you might need a repair or a replacement.

Those Important First Steps In Teen Safety

Wondering what kind of driver your teen will be when you’re not around? Start by observing your own habits behind the wheel.

Setting a good example and talking with teens about the hazards they face can help keep them aware and informed, so says former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

Three Ways to Make Tires Last Longer

An underinflated tire poses a safety risk and also wears out faster. Can you rely on tire warning lights in your dashboard? No really. Here's why.

Tips for Choosing the Right Vehicle Battery

Batteries are fickle things. Too much cold, too much heat and they can stop performing. Fear not--there are some simple ways of keeping the power flowing all year long. See how.

Proper rotation improves the life of your tires

Rotating tires regularly and correctly helps even out tread wear and extends tire life, saving money and keeping you safer on the road. But how often should you rotate?
 
“Tire rotation is a critical part of tire maintenance,” said Dan Zielinski, Senior Vice-President of Public Affairs at Rubber Manufacturers Association. “Tires will wear differently at each wheel position.”