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    1. Learn about the Dangers of Potholes in New Video

      The Car Care Council, in conjunction with AutoNetTV Media (ANTV), has produced a new video about the perils of potholes and how they can adversely affect a vehicle’s handling and performance.

      The new video titled “Dangers of Potholes” emphasizes three warning signs that motorists should look for after hitting a pothole:

      • Loss of control
      • Pulling in one direction and uneven tire wear
      • Tire and wheel problems
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    2. Community Car Care Events Show Most Vehicles Need Service

      Community car care events conducted across the country reveal that the majority of vehicles need service on one or more inspected areas of the vehicle.

      “At the Car Care Council, we stress the importance of preventative vehicle maintenance and provide free tools, tips and information to help motorists become more car care aware so they can avoid the hassle and expense associated with unexpected car trouble,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

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    3. Don’t Let Tires Flatten Your Summer Travel Plans

      Getting a flat tire is no fun for anyone at any time, especially on vacation. To keep your summer road trip rolling along, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends a quick tire check before you leave the driveway.

      “The excitement of summer vacation quickly deflates when your car has a flat tire,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A quick four-step tire check will help you to avoid the aggravation of changing a flat tire on the side of the road.”

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    4. Auto Care Steps for a Stress Free Road Trip

      Summer road trip season is here. Taking proactive steps to make sure your vehicle is operating properly will help avoid the hassle and unexpected cost of a breakdown away from home, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

      This summer, AAA expects to receive calls from over seven million stranded motorists experiencing car trouble. The majority of issues the travel group anticipates will cause car problems, such as dead batteries and flat tires, can be prevented with a pre-trip vehicle inspection.

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    5. A Little Auto Care Goes a Long Way

      A Little Auto Care Goes a Long Way

      Performing simple preventative maintenance on your vehicle will go a long way toward protecting your vehicle investment, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

      “Buying a new car today comes with a hefty price tag when you add up the down payment, monthly car payments and higher insurance rates. Neglecting its care can mean even higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs and lost resale value,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

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    6. Sensible Steps to Help Keep Your Car Longer

      More and more people are keeping their vehicles longer as the average age of a car on the road today is more than 11 years. Considering the cost of a new car is about $31,000 on average, keeping your current vehicle rather than buying a new one makes financial sense, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

      The Car Care Council offers sensible steps to help motorists maintain their vehicles for safety, dependability and value.

      Keep it Clean

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    7. Three Ps of Auto Care: Preventative, Proactive, Prepared

      Three Ps of Auto Care: Preventative, Proactive, Prepared

      In recognition of National Preparedness Month in September, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds motorists of the importance of the three Ps of auto care to make sure their vehicle is ready for the unexpected.

      1. Preventative – Reduce the chance of unplanned, costly car trouble by following a vehicle service schedule and performing routine maintenance. The Car Care Council’s free personalized schedule and email reminder service is a simple way to help you take better care of your vehicle.

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    8. Invest Gas Savings into Your Vehicle

      Invest Gas Savings into Your Vehicle

      If your wallet feels a little heavier these days, it probably is because you have been spending a lot less at the pump. According to the Car Care Council, if you spend some of that gas savings on auto care, you can save even more in the long run.

      “Gas prices are lower than they have been for nearly six years and that means big savings for motorists,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

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    9. To Idle or Not to Idle, That is the Question

      To Idle or Not to Idle, That is the Question

      It is that time of the year when many motorists let their vehicle “warm up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without excessive idling, says the Car Care Council.

      “Unless you are trying to defrost the windshield or warm the interior of your car, idling is not required for today’s vehicles,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “In most cases, idling longer than 30 seconds is unnecessary.

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