From time to time we've all had a light unexpectedly show up on our vehicle's dashboard. But how do we know when we can postpone maintenance on the issue and when we need to seek immediate attention? Find out here! Check Engine: If the Check Engine light comes on, you should have your car serviced within the next few days. However, if the light is blinking or red, then your vehicle may need immediate assistance.
(BPT) - "From Atlantic to Pacific, gee, the traffic is terrific" ... because it's time to head home for the holidays! No matter their destination, Americans are more than twice as likely to drive as fly this year (76 percent vs. 24 percent), according to Hankook Tire's newest Gauge Index Survey.
One of the keys to keeping your car in good condition is staying up-to-date on oil changes. But how often should you change the oil? It used to be said that cars should get an oil change every 3,000 miles. While that could still be true for older vehicles and vehicles with certain conditions, newer models can wait longer.
(BPT) - Holiday season is upon us again, meaning an extra-large helping of food, family, friends and fun are in store. Unfortunately, so is the seasonal nasty weather. Be prepared for chilling temps, rain and snow that could easily put a damper on driving to holiday celebrations and shopping sprees.
(NewsUSA) - Tires may not be the first thing you notice when you look at a car, but they may be the most important safety and performance element of any vehicle. When you think about it, they are the only part of your car that connects you to the road.
When you go in for an oil change at some point you have probably had the mechanic tell you it's time to replace your engine air filter. Before ignoring his advice and declining to purchase a new one, find out why a clean air filter is important. A functioning air filter helps extend the life of an engine by preventing contaminants from entering it. This also helps the engine perform better and more efficiently.
(BPT) - With the final days of summer upon us, now is the time to spend a few extra minutes performing a tire safety check. Here are three easy steps to ensure your tires will be ready to handle the season change and keep you and your family safe year-round.
The hustle and bustle of the holidays can be a hazard on the highway. If you're getting behind the wheel, one Mayo Clinic expert has some tips to keep you and your family safe on the road. If you're headed out on the highway this holiday season, be aware of the driving dangers.
(BPT) - For many parents, you buckle up your kids and off you go to day care, school or the park. You trust their car seat or booster seat will keep your child safe should something happen, but are you sure the seat you installed months or years ago is truly secure?
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - What if your car could tell you when the road ahead is icy or the driver three vehicles ahead of you suddenly hit their brakes? It seems futuristic, but the technology is already a reality in Ohio. The largest-ever research project into connected vehicle technology is shaping the future of transportation nationwide. It allows vehicles, traffic lights, crosswalks and other infrastructure to communicate, making the roads safer and smarter.
You never know when your car is going to break down, or you'll need some immediate maintenance. To be prepared, take a look at some tools you should keep in your car. Multi-drive wrench: This small, useful tool has the ability to work with various sized nuts and bolts to help with some quick car repair issues. Strap/rope for towing: In case you ever need to be towed, it's a good idea to keep a strap in your car that you can attach to your vehicle to get towed.