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Summer Auto Maintenance Tip: Look Under the Hood!
Spending 15 minutes every month under the hood of your vehicle may prevent 70 percent of problems that lead to highway breakdowns, according to Deanna Sclar, author of Auto Repair for Dummies.

Squeeze hoses to test for cracks and check for frayed belts that could indicate leaks. Check the battery, as higher temperatures can take a toll.

Don’t forget to monitor your vehicle’s fluid levels, as well. The big five – oil, coolant, transmission, power steering and brake – keep your car running. Low fluid levels could indicate a hose leak or a larger problem. Beware especially of low brake fluid. AAA found that 88 percent of repair shops say drivers skip their brake fluid maintenance.
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Summer Car Care Tip: Defunkify Your Floormats
The unsung heroes of your car's interior, floormats, need some serious attention in the spring. Remove them from the car, give them a good shake, then vacuum up any debris. And while you've got the vacuum going, make sure to hit the footwells, too.
If the floormats still look rough, give them a thorough washing. With rubber mats, use soapy water to scrub off any gunk, then rinse. For carpeted floormats, use a carpet cleaner to lift away the embedded dirt.
Before you replace the floormats, make sure they've completely dried to avoid introducing a mildew smell to your car.
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Check out our new blog on maintenance tips before heading out on your summer road trip!
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Spring Auto Tip: Bath Time for Your Car
After a long winter, cars are covered in dried road salt. Wash away all signs of winter with a run through the car wash, and make sure to pony up for the undercarriage wash to remove all that hidden road salt and grime.
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Spring Auto Repair Tip: With the coming and going of snow this spring, make sure you are washing and waxing your vehicle. After winter’s onslaught of salt, slush, ice and snow, make sure you give your car a clean sweep, especially on the underside. If necessary, applying rust-proof can also add an effective salt-busting shield.
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Check out our new blog from Be Car Care Aware on spring car maintenance tips.
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Check out our new blog on 6 spring car care tips!
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Six Quick Tips on Bomb Cyclone Winter Driving from the Car Care Council.
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Check out our new blog on winter safety!
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Winter car maintenance tip: Keeping your car clean in winter makes your car last longer. Wash your car in the winter to prevent rust under your car and keep ice off your windshield. Road salt, snow, and moisture can cause rust on a car, and once rust starts it's hard to stop.
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