Monthly Archives: December 2016

Home for the Holidays: Is Your Car Up for the Journey?

Before you pack up the car to head home for the holidays, the Car Care Council reminds you to make sure your vehicle is ready for the journey. Conducting a thorough vehicle inspection will help you avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down miles away from home. "It's easy to remember to get your family ready for the holiday festivities, but what about preparing the car that's going to get you there?" said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Having a pre-inspection performed on your car will give you peace of mind as you travel and help make your journey safer." Before leaving home, the Car Care Council recommends a check of the following, often overlooked, items: Tires and Tire Pressure Brakes Hoses and Belts Air Filters Wipers Exterior Interior Lighting Fluid Levels (including engine oil) Windshield Washer Solvent Antifreeze/coolant "A pre-trip inspection provides the opportunity to have service repairs made at home by your ... read more