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Summer’s high temperatures can take a toll on everyone – and everything, including your car.
05/17/2019
Summer Tips to Help Your Car Beat the Heat | AAA Exchange

Summer’s high temperatures can take a toll on everyone – and everything, including your car.

Extreme summertime temperatures can cause car damage and breakdowns. Be prepared to beat the heat with these tips from AAA.

Even though gas prices are expected to rise significantly, you can still find ways to pay less.
05/10/2019
How to Save Money at the Gas Pump

Even though gas prices are expected to rise significantly, you can still find ways to pay less.

Even though prices are expected to rise significantly, you can still find ways to save money on gas using these tips from Consumer Reports.

Not long ago, to keep a car running beyond the 200,000-mile mark would have seemed about as likely as driving it to the ...
05/03/2019
Make Your Car Last 200,000 Miles

Not long ago, to keep a car running beyond the 200,000-mile mark would have seemed about as likely as driving it to the moon. But big improvements in powertrain technology, rust prevention, lubricants, and more have led to game-changing improvements in reliability and durability. Now, almost any car can make it well into six-figure territory with proper care.

Many of today’s cars last for 200,000 miles or more with few if any major repairs. CR shares its research and advice on how to make your car last.

Having the proper tire pressure is a crucial safety issue. Next, to the brakes, the tires are the most important safety ...
04/26/2019
Service Your Car

Having the proper tire pressure is a crucial safety issue. Next, to the brakes, the tires are the most important safety devices on your car.

If you have no known problems with your tires, check your vehicle's tire pressure seasonally or before you head off on a road trip.

If you're planning on traveling this weekend, you'll be headed into a kind of perfect storm: Good Friday, the start of P...
04/19/2019
How to Prepare for Travel Delays This Holiday Weekend

If you're planning on traveling this weekend, you'll be headed into a kind of perfect storm: Good Friday, the start of Passover and spring break are all converging to make for clogged roads, busy airports, and overcrowded train stations.

This year Easter, Passover and spring break are the same weekend. Here are some tips that can help you avoid delays on the ground or in the air.

Overdue for an oil change or a brake inspection? Whatever the service, by postponing necessary maintenance, you may be c...
04/05/2019
Putting Off Car Care? Stop Stalling - Be Car Care Aware

Overdue for an oil change or a brake inspection? Whatever the service, by postponing necessary maintenance, you may be causing extensive damage to your vehicle and increasing the chance of a breakdown. With National Car Care Month in April upon us, the non-profit Car Care Council suggests you stop stalling and get your vehicle serviced today.

Overdue for an oil change or a brake inspection? Whatever the service, by postponing necessary maintenance, you may be causing extensive damage to your vehicle and increasing the chance of a breakdown. With National Car Care Month in April upon us, the non-profit Car Care Council suggests you stop s...

Millions of Americans recognize that dogs are wonderful companions and often bring their favorite furry friend along on ...
03/22/2019
Pet Passenger Safety | AAA Exchange

Millions of Americans recognize that dogs are wonderful companions and often bring their favorite furry friend along on road trips, day trips and day-to-day errands. However, in a vehicle, this can mean added distractions for the driver and added dangers for all passengers, including pets.

Keep your pets safe while driving with these tips from AAA.

03/08/2019
Hit a Pothole? Look for These Warning Signs - Be Car Care Aware

Hitting a pothole with your car can do a real number on tires, wheels, steering and suspension, and alignment.

Hitting a pothole with your car can do a real number on tires, wheels, steering and suspension, and alignment. The non-profit Car Care Council urges motorists to watch for three warning signs to help determine if hitting a pothole has damaged their vehicle. Loss of control, swaying when making routi...

How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes
02/08/2019
How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes

How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes

Consumer Reports shows you how to avoid some of the most common car-seat installation mistakes and offers advice on how to fix a potentially dangerous issue.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Car's Heater
02/01/2019
How to Get the Most Out of Your Car's Heater

How to Get the Most Out of Your Car's Heater

Winter is here, so it's time to understand how to maximize your car's heater to keep you comfortable and safe. Consumer Reports explains.

Potholes in Winnipeg can easily become your car’s worst enemy. These holes or pits on a roadway’s surface can seriou...
01/18/2019
10 Signs Your Vehicle Has Pothole Damage - Dhillon Automotive Group

Potholes in Winnipeg can easily become your car’s worst enemy. These holes or pits on a roadway’s surface can seriously harm a car’s ride control system.

Pothole Damage - Find out the 10 signs your vehicle might have pothole damage and what to do about it. This article is part of the Dhillon Auto Tips series.

It is that time of the year when many motorists wonder if they need to let their vehicle “warm-up” or idle before dr...
01/11/2019
No Need to ‘Warm Up’ Modern Vehicles in Cold Weather - Be Car Care Aware

It is that time of the year when many motorists wonder if they need to let their vehicle “warm-up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without excessive idling, says the Car Care Council.
The idea of idling before driving dates back to when cars were built with carburetors. With new fuel-injection technology, complex computer systems, and thinner synthetic oils, drivers don’t need to warm up their cars before hitting the road.

It is that time of the year when many motorists wonder if they need to let their vehicle “warm up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without excessive idling, says the Car Care Council. The idea of idling before driving dates back to w...

Whether you're heading down the street or across the country on a road trip, it's likely you generally follow (most) tra...
01/04/2019
17 Weird Traffic and Car-Related Laws from around the United States

Whether you're heading down the street or across the country on a road trip, it's likely you generally follow (most) traffic laws. The majority of those rules are fairly straightforward and well known—do we even need to mention speed limits?—but some states have more obscure laws on the books, covering some rather strange topics. Curious whether you've ever been or could be in violation of some of these more eccentric traffic laws? Click through to see 20 of the oddest we could find and where they're in force.

Know before you go—the laws, that is.

Are you and your family planning to drive to a holiday get-together this year? Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s c...
12/21/2018
Holiday Road-Trip Travel Tips | AAA Exchange

Are you and your family planning to drive to a holiday get-together this year? Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s cottage or a favorite vacation spot to celebrate holidays with family or friends, AAA has simple tips to help make your drive a smooth one, so you can arrive at your destination safely and without incident.

When you’re planning a road trip during busy holiday periods, you want to be ready for anything. These tips from AAA can help you prepare.

Did you know it only takes 1/12th an inch of rain and 35 mph to hydroplane? The roads are more dangerous when rain comes...
12/03/2018
4 Tips for Driving in Rain

Did you know it only takes 1/12th an inch of rain and 35 mph to hydroplane? The roads are more dangerous when rain comes after a dry spell. (Rain slicks the road with accumulated oil and dirt). But, you just need water. Even though most of the oil washes off after one day’s rain, wet roads are dangerous—rainy weather or not.

It only takes 1/12th an inch of rain and 35 mph to hydroplane? Driving in rain limits visibility, but wet roads can be dangerous even after the rain has stopped. Read these simple driving tips.

High traffic volumes and unpredictable weather make Thanksgiving a stressful time to travel. According to the AAA, the n...
11/16/2018
Pre-Trip Vehicle Check Minimizes Thanksgiving Travel Stress - Be Car Care Aware

High traffic volumes and unpredictable weather make Thanksgiving a stressful time to travel. According to the AAA, the number of Thanksgiving travelers will top 54 million, the highest travel volume in over a dozen years. While you can’t control the traffic or the weather, you can make sure that your vehicle is prepared for the trip, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

High traffic volumes and unpredictable weather make Thanksgiving a stressful time to travel. According to the AAA, the number of Thanksgiving travelers will top 54 million, the highest travel volume in over a dozen years. While you can’t control the traffic or the weather, you can make sure that y...

11/02/2018
It's Time for an Oil Change

As part of its efforts to educate motorists about the importance of preventative vehicle maintenance, the Car Care Council has released a new video titled, “It’s Time for an Oil Change.”
Produced in conjunction with AutoNetTV Media (ANTV), the new video discusses the why, when and where to have an oil change performed, including:

The Car Care Council discusses the importance of oil changes and the Why, When and Where of having an oil change done.

As the days get shorter, lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if ...
10/12/2018
Vehicle Lights and Wipers: The Keys to See and Be Seen

As the days get shorter, lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if you can’t see or be seen, according to the non-profit Car Care Council.

As the days get shorter, lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving. In addition to replacing non-functioning lights, the following tips can help keep you safe.

Top 10 Little Known Tricks For Better Gas Mileage
09/28/2018
Top 10 Little Known Tricks For Better Gas Mileage

Top 10 Little Known Tricks For Better Gas Mileage

Obtaining better gas mileage or fuel economy seems like a losing battle as cars get older, but did you know there is more to gas mileage than mechanics?

Autumn means shorter days, colorful foliage, football season, and shaking one’s head in disbelief at stores puttin...
09/21/2018
Prepare Your Car for Fall: 3 Quick Tips

Autumn means shorter days, colorful foliage, football season, and shaking one’s head in disbelief at stores putting up their Christmas displays in October. And with the change in seasons come changes in driving conditions – temperatures drop, and many parts of the country start to see an increase in rain, ice on the roads, and even a bit of snow. Here are three ways to make sure that your car is ready for the fall

Fall car maintenance tips get you prepared for seasonal changes that could make getting to your holiday destinations harder.

Here are seven common car care myths and some pitfalls to avoid when taking care of your vehicle. 
09/14/2018
Car Care Tips: Myths vs. Reality

Here are seven common car care myths and some pitfalls to avoid when taking care of your vehicle. 

These 7 common car care myths will actually end up costing you extra money and time in the long run. Consumer Reports explains and shares car care tips.

Ignore These Vehicle Repairs and You May Get Pulled Over - Be Car Care Aware
09/10/2018
Ignore These Vehicle Repairs and You May Get Pulled Over - Be Car Care Aware

Ignore These Vehicle Repairs and You May Get Pulled Over - Be Car Care Aware

Many drivers may feel that they don’t have the time or money to address vehicle repairs immediately, but beware that ignoring some repairs can get you pulled over and even ticketed, says the Car Care Council. “Ignoring certain vehicle repairs may seem to save money in the short term but can lead...

New Car Care Council Video Helps Get Your Vehicle Back-to-School Ready - Be Car Care Aware
08/17/2018
New Car Care Council Video Helps Get Your Vehicle Back-to-School Ready - Be Car Care Aware

New Car Care Council Video Helps Get Your Vehicle Back-to-School Ready - Be Car Care Aware

Back-to-school season is quickly approaching, which means family vehicles will start working overtime. The Car Care Council has released an informative new video that will help families get their vehicles ready for car pools, playdates, soccer games and more this fall. “Back-to-school time is hect...

Put a Stop to Brake Trouble Before School Starts - Be Car Care Aware
08/03/2018
Put a Stop to Brake Trouble Before School Starts - Be Car Care Aware

Put a Stop to Brake Trouble Before School Starts - Be Car Care Aware

A properly operating brake system is critical to safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of conditions. Brake Safety Awareness Month is the ideal time to stop and make sure your brakes are working properly before the new school year and colder temperatures arrive. “When it comes to vehi...

07/06/2018
5 Tips For Driving In Extreme Heat : 50 Campfires

5 Tips For Driving In Extreme Heat : 50 Campfires

Driving in extreme heat can put specific stresses on your vehicle, so it makes sense to be aware of them. Check out these 5 tips that will make your heat wav...

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06/16/2018

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Your New Car May Have New Needs
06/11/2018
Your New Car May Have New Needs

Your New Car May Have New Needs

Check out these tips for navigating fluid-change and oil recommendations on new cars

06/01/2018
It's Time for an Oil Change

It's Time for an Oil Change

The Car Care Council discusses the importance of oil changes and the Why, When and Where of having an oil change done.

05/18/2018
Is Your Car #RoadTrip Ready? - Be Car Care Aware

Is Your Car #RoadTrip Ready? - Be Car Care Aware

Before you hit the road this summer, make sure your vehicle is road trip ready so you can have any problems fixed before you go. A pre-trip vehicle checkup will help avoid the inconvenience, potential safety hazards and unplanned expense of breaking down miles away from home, says the non-profit Car...

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3408 Manchester Rd
Akron, OH
44319-1413

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
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