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(BPT) - Whether it’s the anxiety of looking at a bank statement after a big purchase or waiting for news from a doctor, facing harsh realities can be nerve-racking. The same mentality applies when dealing with your car discrepancies, be it routine maintenance or even skirmishes with other drivers on - and sometimes off - the road.
(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.
(NAPSI)—Nearly 300,000 car crashes involving inexperienced drivers can be prevented each year with better driver’s education, recent research shows. Teenagers often lack the essential knowledge and skills that can help keep them safe on the roads.
(BPT) - There is much to love about the nuances of the changing seasons – from spending sunny days on the beach to hiking through autumn-kissed parks and skiing down snow-covered mountains. Throughout the year, just as you would protect yourself from seasonal elements like sun, rain and cold by applying sunscreen and dressing appropriately, it’s important to protect your vehicle from the great outdoors. Your car needs to be prepared for the varying weather ahead – just like people do. Here are a few easy DIY projects to keep your car looking new and running for seasons to come.
(NAPSI)—Did you know that one in four homes in the U.S. rely on septic (on-site) systems to treat wastewater? Homeowners are responsible for making sure that their system works properly. If you aren’t, you could be looking at thousands of dollars in repair or replacement costs.
(BPT) - New research on driver’s education and training shows a gap in teen drivers’ knowledge – one that, if closed, could help prevent some of the nearly 300,000 car crashes involving inexperienced drivers every year.
(NAPSI)—Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Fortunately, your car can protect you from the pollen, dust and pollutants that are drawn inside through air-conditioning and ventilation systems.
(NAPSI)—Preparing to go back to school used to be as simple as stocking up the latest textbooks and grabbing a calculator. Today, college students and their parents regularly spend an average of over $800 on apparel, electronics, dorm furnishings and more. As a nation, that means spending for back-to-college reaches over $45 billion. When you add in monthly fees for Internet access, phone data plans and other ongoing technology-related expenses, the "basics" are more costly than ever before.
(NAPSI)—An idea the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci had back in 1490 could make a difference in how well you can keep your lawn looking today.
(Family Features) For everything from paying for lunch to paying the water bill, a checking account is the primary tool many Americans use to make day-to-day financial transactions. But for many consumers free checking is becoming a thing of the past as banks notify their customers that “free” accounts are being discontinued.
(NAPSI)—Most young people look forward to the day they get their driver’s license, but they should know that with the newfound freedom also comes the responsibility of caring for their car.
New drivers should understand how preventive maintenance can keep a car running well. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Fun activities such as barbecues and road trips with family and friends can be more joyful if you heed a few helpful tips to keep yourself safe.
(BPT) - Summer temperatures can be notoriously hard on your car. Whether it’s a summer road trip or your daily commute to work, you could potentially find yourself stranded on the side of the road with an overheated engine or driving with no air conditioning. While you can’t prevent normal wear and tear on your vehicle, it is possible to take preventive measures to protect your car from unfortunate and inconvenient break downs. Here are some simple maintenance tips for you to keep your car cool before the temperatures get any higher.
Regular maintenance is the best way to avoid costly repairs. The certified technicians at Hardin Brothers Automotive perform a free 28-point courtesy check along with a regular maintenance service. It’s the least expensive way to avoid finding yourself on the side of the road that we know about.
(NAPSI)—Hitting a pothole can be more than a momentary jolt. While the tires and wheels should be visually inspected as soon as possible, you should know there could be damage to the steering, suspension and alignment systems that you can’t see. To help determine if hitting a pothole has damaged your vehicle, watch for these warning signs:
Enterprise Holdings, the largest car rental company in the world, is hiring nearly 100 college-educated, career-oriented men and women in the Phoenix and Tucson areas through its management training and internship programs. These hires are in addition to the more than 100 management trainees and interns that have already joined the local Enterprise team since last August.
(NAPSI)—Many drivers find that if they want to make their car last, it pays to put it first. Taking good care of your car means you are more likely to avoid problems, both now, while you’re driving it, and later, when you sell it.
Keeping up your car’s condition pays off two ways. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Tires are the only thing between you and the road, so it’s imperative motorists stay on top of tire maintenance. Proper tire maintenance is important all year, but especially in the summer months as the temperature starts heating up and the frequency of tire blowouts increases.
(NAPSI)—For dependable vehicle operation, it’s essential, for starters, to prevent ignition system failure. That way, you won’t be left stranded by the side of the road.
Regular maintenance is the best way to avoid costly repairs. The certified technicians at Hardin Brothers Automotive perform a free 28-point courtesy check along with a regular maintenance service. It’s the least expensive way to avoid finding yourself on the side of the road that we know about. Our service advisors go over the results of your courtesy check and explain what was found, what needs to be done and when, and estimate the cost of any repairs or services needed.
(BPT) - Spring is here, and it’s time to make sure your vehicles are maintained.