Category: Car Care

A winter-driving checklist: Things you need to know
A winter-driving checklist: Things you need to know

A winter-driving checklist: Things you need to know

The leading cause of death during winter storms is transportation accidents. Preparing your vehicle for the winter season and knowing how to react if stranded or lost on the road are the keys to safe winter driving. BEFORE Have a mechanic check the following items on your car. ? Battery ? Antifreeze ? Wipers and windshield washer fluid ? Ignition […]

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Teens face extra challenge with winter driving

Winter 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 […]

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Vehicle care pays off in difficult economy

The 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 […]

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Maintenance tips to help keep your car on the go this winter
Maintenance tips to help keep your car on the go this winter

Maintenance tips to help keep your car on the go this winter

WinterCarCare.jpg In 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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