Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 08 December 2009 20:46Winter driving conditions are a challenge for experienced drivers, but for young drivers, winter driving may be a first-time experience.
Now, before students are out of school for winter break, is a good time for parents of young drivers to have a serious conversation about driving safety in winter conditions.
Be sure your young driver knows how the brakes will react to a skid. If the car has antilock brakes, hold firmly on the brake pedal. But with non-antilock brakes, it helps to pump the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 September 2009 13:16The average car and light truck on American roads has reached a record age of 9.4 years, according to a recent survey by R.L. Polk & Co.
With new car sales down, consumers across the country are looking to get the most out of their existing cars and to save money whenever possible.
But spending a little more today on the right maintenance routine with quality products and trusted service technicians can help save money over the long run.
Alan Taylor, host of the nationally syndicated show “Car & Driver Radio,” offers the following simple checklist of tips motorists should perform to help keep their vehicles running longer, safer and more cost-effectively:
n Motor oil really does matter. Beyond regular, specified oil changes...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 December 2008 14:37In most parts of the country, including Kansas, winter can be the harshest time of year for your vehicle, so its important to take care of it both inside and out. Freezing temperatures, road salt, slush and snow can wreak havoc on all vehicle parts and systems.
Keeping everything in tune can mean the difference between a safe, smooth ride and a trip to the repair shop. The car care experts recommend the following tips for keeping your vehicle running and safe on the road through the cold winter months:
n Check your antifreeze/ coolant. Antifreeze helps control the temperature of a vehicle’s engine. Since it remains liquid and does not freeze in cold temperatures, antifreeze also helps protect the engine during extreme cold starts...
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