(NAPSI)—The most enduring memory of the winter of 2014 just might be the millions of potholes that continue to dish out punishment to drivers and passengers across the U.S. and Canada. But abominable road conditions can cause more than just a bone-rattling ride; they can also damage important steering and suspension components, including shock absorbers and struts.
(StatePoint) Buying or leasing a vehicle is an exciting decision. For many consumers, it’s the first “big ticket” item they acquire. Knowing what to expect before making this important financial commitment will help you feel confident about your decision for years to come.
(NAPSI)—Students collect more than information—they also collect a lot of stuff. Fortunately, getting all that stuff home at the end of the semester doesn’t have to be difficult.
(NAPSI)—If you’re like the average driver, you’ll be involved in an auto accident once every seven to 10 years—and now you can get help dealing with it.
(NAPSI)—Bad news can sometimes be good news, particularly when it involves an open recall on your car.
(NAPSI)—The average car on the road today is 11 years old, automakers report. If yours is among them, here’s good news: You can pocket serious savings on repairs with high-quality used parts.
(NAPSI)—Professionals know extremely cold weather can make for demanding and dangerous situations, from blizzards to electrical fires. That’s why they keep their gas-powered emergency equipment—snowblowers, generators—ready to use at a moment’s notice.
(NAPSI)—These days, many drivers are finding ways to keep their vehicles on the road longer. Having an odometer that reads 100,000 miles or more need not mean the vehicle is on its last legs. It may just mean you should stick to a regular maintenance schedule and take advantage of automotive products that help extend the life of the vehicle.
(NAPSI)—The next time you’re thinking of buying a used car, remember, what you don’t see can hurt you.
(NewsUSA) - Winter comes with a unique set of challenges, including lower air temperatures, lack of visibility, fewer daylight hours, falling snow and, of course, icy roads. These can certainly make for some hazardous driving conditions, which is why experts say you should dig out your ice scraper, gloves and snow shovels before hitting the road.
(NAPSI)—Savvy drivers know it’s wise to winterize their car before the cold weather hits. That’s the word from experts who say investing an hour or two of your time to have your vehicle checked is all it takes to have peace of mind.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to buying your youngster a new bike, AAA's Rhonda Shah says it's vital that you find one that's the proper size.
(NAPSI)—While many people think you’d have to turn back the hands of time to find used cars with their odometers turned back, odometer fraud is, unfortunately, still alive and well. According to new research from Carfax, more than 190,000 cars have their odometers rolled back every year, potentially costing victims in excess of $760 million in lost value and unexpected repairs.
(NAPSI)—Increasingly, when it comes to safe driving, teens and parents know that safety is no accident. That’s why a growing number of them are stepping up to sign an agreement that promotes better driving behaviors.
Some people shop for cars frequently, others do it rarely. Because a car purchase can be a significant expense, it’s always a good idea to take your time and research options before jumping into the middle of the process. This is especially true when shopping for used cars, because they involve researching vehicle histories.
(NAPSI)—Sooner or later, all car batteries have to be replaced. The good news is that by taking a few simple maintenance steps, you can avoid the cost and hassle of getting stranded with a dead battery.
(NAPSI)—Keeping America’s schools and students on the road to success is no easy task. Teachers, students and school officials often find themselves scrambling to raise funds with little monetary support at the local level.
(NewsUSA) - Gas prices are getting as dangerously high as unemployment rates, and both mean a whole new level of penny pinching for the nation's 99 percent.
(NAPSI)—“Preventive maintenance is critical for keeping vehicles operating at optimum levels,” says car-care expert Tricia Hecker, Head of Marketing for Mopar. To help, here are 10 items to check on your vehicle:
(NAPSI)—To help protect yourself when buying a used car, watch out for curbstoners.
(NewsUSA) - The temperatures are rising, and so are the numbers of vehicles on the road. Summer is right around the corner, bringing with it a number of road trips to the beach for many families.
(NewsUSA) - Bald or poorly maintained tires won't get you very far when it comes to driving on slippery roadways. With improper equipment and maintenance, slick surfaces from rain storms are a major threat to safety on the road.
(NAPSI)—More automobile batteries fail in the heat than in the extreme cold, and hot-weather conditions can cause more stress on a battery than frigid temperatures. With temperatures at their annual highs, motorists can protect and care for that part of the vehicle a driver depends on most every day.
(NAPSI)—As the new academic year approaches, college students everywhere will start preparing for their trip back to school.
(NAPSI)—Consumers are extending the ownership of their vehicles well beyond 100,000 miles by finding ways to improve the quality of their vehicle. Following a good maintenance routine will keep your vehicle on the road longer and out of the shop, avoiding costly repairs.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those who are fans of two great American pastimes—watching rodeos and driving trucks. There is a series of events designed so fans can indulge in both their passions at the same time. And maybe best of all, it travels to them.
(NewsUSA) - Imagine a futuristic transportation system with "talking" roads and cars that instantly provide real-time updates on local weather, traffic and road conditions. Equipped with up-to-the-minute information, motorists could choose safer, more direct routes helping to reduce traffic congestion, shorten trips and reduce vehicle emissions.
(NAPSI)—More than 26 million children ride the school bus every day. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, school buses are the safest form of transportation for getting children to and from school, with most serious school bus incidents taking place when children are outside of the bus.
(NAPSI)—Whether you’re driving across town or across the country, here are some tips to keep you on the road to safety and savings and help you get the most out of your trip.
(NAPSI)—Business travelers can make the most of their travel experience-and maybe even get home sooner-without sacrificing service by keeping a few travel tips in mind:
(NAPSI)—Safety on the road is no accident. For example, when a warning light illuminates on a car’s dashboard, it is alerting you to a situation that requires your attention.
(NAPSI)—Here’s a hint on how you can go further and spend less: Switch to two wheels.
(NAPSI)—You can make a do-it-yourself move less daunting, even if you’re not accustomed to regularly driving a truck, if you follow a few ease-of-mind tips on trucks from the experts at Penske Truck Rental:
(NAPSI)—Take a technology that’s been around since the 1880s, make a few improvements, and suddenly you have the beginning of a cooling revolution that may rapidly transform motors, generators and a variety of other products.
(NAPSI)—Some new-car buyers are getting a glimpse into the future—and not just at the high-tech capabilities of the vehicle.
(NAPSI)—Buying a car with fuel-saving features typically found only on gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles is becoming increasingly affordable. Currently, one of the most in-demand hybrid-like features that consumers seek is a stop-start system, which helps to reduce fuel consumption and improve fuel economy by turning the engine off when the vehicle is not in motion—such as at a stoplight or in traffic—and automatically restarting when the driver releases the brake pedal.
(NAPSI)—The next time you find yourself stuck with an old vehicle that barely runs—or doesn’t even run at all—you may be surprised at just how far that car can go.
(NAPSI)—Every year, vehicle manufacturers issue millions of recalls to help maintain safety and value. But did you know that one in three recalled cars never get fixed?
(NAPSI)—When the chatter of your wiper blades is louder than the kids in the backseat, you know it’s time to change your wiper blades, and you may even add it to a pre-road-trip to-do list. But why wait? Instead, make inspecting wiper blades part of your regular vehicle safety inspection.
(NAPSI)—The next time you’re in the market for a new car or truck, you may wonder what’s hot and what’s not. What seals the deal for many buyers is the ability to individualize and personalize a vehicle.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to taking care of your car, keeping to a regular maintenance schedule can be like putting money in the bank.
(NAPSI)—One is the luckiest number when it comes to pre-owned cars—one owner, that is. Many car buyers prefer cars that have previously had only one owner.
(NAPSI)—Making sure your headlights are in proper working order should be a top priority before any road trip—whether you are going on an afternoon drive or heading off for vacation.
(NAPSI)—New kinds of tires are putting farmers and drivers on the road to increased safety, better performance and opportunities for bigger markets as well.
(NAPSI)—The cost of going on a vacation or road trip may pinch your wallet as gas prices are projected to continue to rise, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. While you may be able to adjust your travel plans with shorter trips that are closer to home, one way to take the sting out of the cost of summer travel is to make sure your vehicle is road ready and use products that will improve your gas mileage and save you money on maintenance costs.
(NAPSI)—As gas prices remain volatile, many drivers are looking for ways to take control of the painful impact on their wallets. While Americans with access to well-developed mass transit systems have alternative transportation options, there are millions more for whom driving is a daily necessity.
(NAPSI)—While many motorists may panic when gas prices rise, a little planning, perspective and a few simple steps can go a long way to combat the price of fuel:
(NAPSI)—Caring for your car can put you on the road to savings. In fact, a savvy consumer can save hundreds of dollars a year on automotive expenses without buying a new car or changing his or her lifestyle. All it takes is a little time and research, and the good sense to choose better-performing products.
(NAPSI)—A cross-country drive is shining a light on innovative people and products in the electronics industry.
(NAPSI)—It’s always there when you need it and it gets you through all sorts of rough weather. So you may want to give your vehicle a little something back. Consider setting aside the time to care for your car by following three simple steps: