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Driver Safety: 8 items to Store In Glovebox

Almost every driver will be involved in at least a fender bender during their life. Having these items in your glovebox can help make sense of those chaotic minutes after a crash.

The Wonder Of Clay: Create A Showroom Shine On Dull Paint

Glide a few fingertips across your car’s paint. Does the finish still feel smooth and buttery, or bumpy as braille?

No worries. A little elbow grease--and a clay bar--can restore that showroom feel and shine.

Attack Of The Gunk: Deposits That Slow Engine Performance

A little engine gunk can go unnoticed. Over time though, too much robs fuel economy and bogs down acceleration.

If you’re noticing these symptoms, it might be time to look at the fuel system--especially if your engine has between 96,000 and 160,000 kilometers.

Fight Back Against Battery Heat Fatigue

Nothing saps a battery like heat. Your older battery may be living on borrowed time until one hot summer day delivers a knock-out punch.

Learn some simple tips to avoid a battery failure this summer.

 

Three Must Have Summer Travel Accessories

Load up the gear for this summer’s road trips and getaways. Just make sure you bring the important stuff with you.

Here’s a helpful checklist of what you need for summer road trips.

Are Your Tires Ready For Those Hot Roads?

We ask a lot of our tires, especially throughout summer.

Here are some tips to get better performance and longer wear from critical safety equipment--your vehicle tires.

Don't Let Searing Sun Bake Vehicle Surfaces

There’s so much to love about that new car shine. Problem is, the environment won’t let it stay that way.

Some simple maintenance keeps your car looking good--and its resale value high.

How To Keep it Cool On Summer Roads

Plenty of motorists may find themselves pulled over steam billowing from underneath the hood this summer.

Before you get steamed, take some time to prepare for hot weather problems. Here is some sage advice about avoiding vehicle breakdown.

Worn Brakes Frays Driver Safety

You're driving down a steep mountain pass in the middle of summer and apply slight pressure against the brake pedal. As your vehicle approaches a curve, you push down harder but your brakes don't respond properly.

"Heat build-up makes the braking system less effective," said Tony Molla, vice president of the National Automotive Service Association. "It could get to the point where the brakes don't work at all, especially if your brake pads are worn down."

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.

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