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Top 5 Things Every Motorist Needs To Check Before Leaving Town

Hitting the open road remains one of the best cures for cabin fever. See our pre-trip checklist plus a reader bonus--useful take-alongs.

Don't Let All The Small Electronics Turn A Good Day Bad

It’s not enough anymore for your car’s battery to just help start the engine. It also needs to power a navigation system, charge your cell phone, operate a back-up camera and a plethora of 21st century conveniences.

So how do you ensure your battery has enough strength to do all that and prevent you from being stranded thousands of miles from home on your summer road trip?

Multipoint Inspection Finds The Problems You Don't See

Winter arrives quickly and hits hard in many parts of the country. Scheduling a multipoint inspection for the vehicle is crucial with frosty, frigid months ahead.

Don't Let Bug Goo Make A Sticky Mess Of Your Exterior

A midsummer's drive can turn your vehicle into a piece of abstract art, especially above roadways where insects tend to congregate. Their remains mess up a vehicle’s appearance, and, given enough time, the sun bakes them and harms the finishes and protective coatings.

Helpful Ways To Talk To Your Teen About Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a major factor on our roadways, and no one does it more than teen drivers.

A recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows nearly two-thirds of all teen crashes involve a distraction behind the wheel.

Cool Tips For Your July Excursions

A warm breeze, the sound of soft rubber on a hot pavement and canine slobber on the rear windows. Welcome to the Dog Days.

How can you up your summer fun quotient and keep your cool when the mercury rises?

Attack Of The Gunk: Deposits That Slow Engine Performance

A little engine gunk can go unnoticed. Over time though, too much robs fuel economy and bogs down acceleration.

If you’re noticing these symptoms, it might be time to look at the fuel system--especially if your engine has between 96,000 and 160,000 kilometers.

Driver Safety: 8 Items To Store In Your Glovebox

Almost every driver will be involved in at least a fender bender during their life. Having these items in your glovebox can help make sense of those chaotic minutes after a crash.

The Wonder Of Clay: Create A Showroom Shine On Dull Paint

Glide a few fingertips across your car’s paint. Does the finish still feel smooth and buttery, or bumpy as braille?

No worries. A little elbow grease--and a clay bar--can restore that showroom feel and shine.

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