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April is National Car Care Month - Basic Maintenance Helps Avoid Costly Repairs Down the Road

National Car Care Month in April is the time of year to give your car some extra attention. Basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, plus it helps avoid costly repairs down the road. 

“Neglected vehicle care almost always means much higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Chances are if you own a car, it needs some work. National Car Care Month in April is the perfect time to focus on your vehicle’s maintenance needs.”

Protect Yourself Against Breathing In Roadside Dirt -- Even When Driving With The Windows Rolled UP

Your car’s windshield protects you against stones, bugs, sand, grit and other roadside debris. Your car’s windows protect you from heat, cold, rain and snow. Your car’s brakes protect you from dangerous collisions. … No less important is your car’s cabin air filter which is designed to ‘safeguard’ your respiratory health and well being – especially when the windows are rolled up and the A/C or heating is turned on

Dirty Oil? Maybe Your Engine Air Filter's To Blame

Wait a minute. The author meant to say, ‘oil filter’ you’re probably telling yourself. No, we really meant ‘engine air filter.’ If your car’s engine air filter is torn or clogged, your engine is probably running on dirty oil.

Think about it. A vehicle ingests about 10,000 gallons of air to burn a single gallon of fuel. And if you add to it all the contaminants that the air along roads and highways contains – soot, dust, debris, leaves, straw, tiny bits of rubber – imagine the amount of dirt that can enter the engine compartment each time you take your vehicle out,

Stack The Odds In Your Favor; Change Your Car's Engine Air Filter Regularly

We play the odds with practically everything we do in life, whether it’s something as mundane as turning on the tap for hot water or driving through a nasty thunderstorm at night. According to the website http://funny2.com the chance of dying from contact with hot tap water is 1 in approximately 5 million, and the chance of being killed by lightning is about 1 in 2.3 million! On the more positive side, the odds of finding out that your child is a genius are much higher – 1 in 250.

Cabin Air Filters For Your Car — Building Barriers Against ‘Bad Stuff’

Anyone who suffers from asthma or allergies knows there’s no telling when and where those triggers can set off a fit of sneezing or coughing and wheezing in adults and children. Whether it’s inside your home or your car, asthma and allergy triggers are everywhere especially in the spring season when we routinely see a noticeable spike in pollen, dust, mold and other contaminants in the air.

Change Your Air Filter; Change Your Driving Style

Change your clocks; change the batteries in your smoke detector, we are advised. What if we take this a step further and say, change your vehicle’s air filter; change your driving style. “If changing the air filter helps improve a vehicle’s overall performance, then it is a good idea to adjust your driving style as well,” says Kevin O'Dowd, Director of Marketing & Communications at MANN+HUMMEL Purolator Filters NA LLC. MANN+HUMMEL Purolator Filters supplies air, oil and cabin air filters to the North American Automotive Aftermarket.

Does Your Car Need To Breathe In Clean Air Too?

We all know that breathing clean air contributes to a long and healthy life. But are you also aware that if your vehicle’s engine ‘breathes’ clean air it performs better over a longer period of time? Abrasive dust, dirt and other contaminants that can enter through the engine’s air intake ducts while you are driving can potentially damage a car’s internal engine components, increase wear and tear and ultimately reduce the engine’s power. In short, if dirt gets inside an engine it can adversely affect a vehicle’s overall performance and long life.

Treat Your Engine Nice ... And It Will Be Nice To You

We all know that the Golden Rule reads, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Well, here’s your chance to implement that rule and enhance the life and value of your car at the same time. Over the last decade or so we’ve learned that breathing dirty air can be hazardous to our health. The same logic applies to the engine in your car, SUV, or light truck or van. Keeping the inside of your engine clean will keep it healthy, longer, and will enhance its value if you decide to sell or trade it.

Why Shield Your Children From Dirty Air While Driving? ... And How Best To Do It

Why Shield Your Children From Dirty Air When Driving? … And How Best To Do It  – That air pollution remains a serious threat to public health is widely known. However, studies are now indicating that children, for a variety of reasons, are potentially more susceptible to its effects than adults.

10 Tips On Getting The Best Possible Oil Change

Getting an oil change on your car according to the maintenance schedule specified in your vehicle’s owner’s manual is probably the single best thing you can do to maintain its longevity. Otherwise, in a very short time, you may have to say ‘goodbye’ to what may be your second largest investment.

However, all oil changes are not alike. And whether you do it yourself or have it done for you by a professional, the same rules will apply.

So how can you make sure that your vehicle gets the best possible oil change? Simply follow the tips outlined below.

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