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    When The Check Engine Light Is On, Don't Ignore It

    (NAPSI)—Don’t take this lightly: One of the most vital signals of an improperly functioning vehicle is the check engine light and, when illuminated, it alerts the driver to a variety of existing potential problems. Nevertheless, vehicle checkups during car care events throughout the country reveal that the check engine light is on in nearly one out of 10 vehicles.

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    Crash Course In Advice

    (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.

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    Good Moves For Bad Weather Driving

    (NAPSI)—You can keep your vehicle on the road to safety even on rough roads and in cold, wet weather if you heed a few hints:

Friday 12/05/2014
What To Get The Auto Enthusiast On Your List
Updated: December 06, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it’s the holidays or any occasion you want to be special, a gift that features a friend’s or family member’s favorite automotive item can be a great way to show you care—and know—about the person. For example, you can put car fanciers on the road to happiness with items such as these from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Mopar brand:

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Tuesday 12/02/2014
How to Boost Your Cell Phone's Signal for Safer Winter Travel
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - It's the bane of every cell phone user -- conversations that become garbled and calls that drop. These "dead zones," usually happen while you're on the road, and can be frustrating at best, while making you feel exposed and defenseless at worst. However, they also present a critical safety issue when driving during the winter.

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Monday 12/01/2014
Preparing Your Car For Rough Weather Ahead
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Your car can really take a beating from cold, wet weather, so it makes sense to take a few precautions.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
Weather Or Not, Get Your Car Ready Now
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s advice many motorists can warm up to: “An investment of an hour or two to have your vehicle checked is all it takes to have peace of mind and help avoid the cost and hassle of car trouble during severe weather,” suggested Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. Its “Be Car Care Aware” campaign promotes regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair.

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Thursday 11/13/2014
Design The Car Of Tomorrow, Win A Scholarship Today
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—High school students can draw a valuable lesson from a major car company’s contest.

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Fuel-Saving All-Wheel Drive
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—When purchasing a car, there are a lot of optional features to consider. While some offer convenience and comfort, others, such as an all-wheel-drive system, offer safety, making it one of the most important and helpful options to consider for your next car.

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Safe Cars For Teens
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Many teens aren’t driving the safest cars, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Here are some dos and don’ts to help put your teen in the safest ride possible:

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Don't Get Left Out In The Cold
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s a chilling fact: Cold weather affects auto batteries more than any other engine component. That’s because they’re filled with fluid containing mostly water and are susceptible to freezing when the battery is not fully charged.

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Thursday 10/30/2014
Six Vehicle Warning Signs Your Nose Can Notice
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—While most motorists are fond of what’s known as that “new car smell,” there are some other specific odors that motorists should also be aware of.

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Thursday 10/16/2014
Get Your Car Ready For Winter Roads
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—There are a few things you need to do to keep yourself and your precious cargo—kids, friends, pets—safe on snow, ice, slush, black ice and wet roads. Safety on the road is important all year-round, but winter weather calls for extra caution behind the wheel. That’s why many auto safety experts urge motorists to keep road safety at the top of their checklists this winter and switch to tires specifically designed for cold weather driving.

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Properly Prepping Engines For Winter Storage
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—As colder weather approaches, it’s time to start getting your classic cars, motorcycles, boats, lawn mowers and other seasonal equipment ready for storage. But before you stash them away for the winter, invest a few minutes in proper storage techniques to avoid costly engine problems and ensure they start up quickly come spring.

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Covering Your Pickup's Bed In Style
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those who love their pickup truck-whether they use it for work or fun.

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Thursday 10/09/2014
Contest Celebrates Over A Century Of Innovation
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—One hundred and twenty-five years ago, the Michelin brothers founded a tire company in France that would grow to become a global leader in innovation and quality.

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Thursday 10/02/2014
Free Car Care Guide For Motorists
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 1:52 pm

(NAPSI)—When it comes to keeping your car running smoothly, one of the most important pieces of equipment may not be under the hood but in the glove compartment.

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Friday 09/19/2014
Wondering if it's Time to Buy a New Car? Just Check Your Mailbox
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Have you ever wondered how all of those colorful auto dealership promotion pamphlets arrive in the mail at the exact moment you are contemplating a new car purchase? Oddly enough, they are perfectly timed to coincide with your vehicle-buying needs -- and there's a reason behind it.

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