Theft at Ohio Take 5 Oil Change

Theft at Ohio Take 5 Oil Change

On Jan. 14, police were dispatch to Take 5 Oil Change on Broadview Road in Seven Hills, Ohio, regarding a breaking-and-entering report. The arriving officer talked to three employees, who said when they arrived at work they noticed the safe inside of the store had been broken into. Upon closer look, one employee said a … Read more

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Baldwin Filters Becomes Official Filter of John Force Racing

Baldwin Filters Becomes Official Filter of John Force Racing

It was announced today that Baldwin Filters will be the official filter of John Force Racing beginning in the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season. Since 1936, Baldwin has been a leader in the heavy-duty mobile filtration industry. Baldwin’s commitment is to provide customers with high-performing, quality products and industry leading customer service. “It’s … Read more

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Tips for Sub-Zero Driving

Tips for Sub-Zero Driving

When it comes to winter car care, many motorists think of antifreeze and batteries, but vehicles need extra attention in winter, especially when temperatures drop below zero, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

“Sub-zero temperatures can have a real impact on your vehicle,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Winter magnifies existing problems such as pings, hard starts, sluggish performance and rough idling, and very cold temperatures reduce battery power. If you haven’t had your vehicle checked recently, a thorough vehicle inspection is a good idea so you can avoid the aggravation and unexpected cost of a breakdown in freezing weather.”

The Car Care Council offers six quick tips to help your vehicle perform at its best during cold weather months.

  • Keep the gas tank at least half full; this decreases the chance of moisture forming in the gas lines and possibly freezing.
  • Check the tire pressure, including the spare, as tires can lose pressure when temperatures drop. Consider special tires if snow and ice are a problem in your area.
  • Have the exhaust system checked for carbon monoxide leaks, which can be especially dangerous during cold weather driving when windows are closed.
  • Allow your car a little more time to warm up when temperatures are below freezing so that the oil in the engine and transmission circulate and get warm.
  • Change to low-viscosity oil in winter as it will flow more easily between moving parts when it is cold. Drivers in sub-zero temperatures should drop their oil weight from 10-W30 to 5-W30 as thickened oil can make it hard to start the car.
  • Consider using cold weather washer fluid and special winter windshield blades if you live in a place with especially harsh winter conditions.

Drivers should stock an emergency kit with an ice scraper and snowbrush, jumper cables, flashlight, blanket, extra clothes, bottled water, dry food snacks and needed medication.

About the Car Care Council

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council’s online media room at http://media.carcare.org. To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council’s consumer education website at www.carcare.org.

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Car Care Council Now International Organization

Car Care Council Now International Organization

Car Care Council North America Created The Car Care Council today announced an agreement with the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) and the Asociación Nacional de Representantes, Importadores y Distribuidores de Refacciones y Accesorios para Automóviles, A.C. (ARIDRA) to create Car Care Council North America to direct the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer … Read more

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Tucson Technician Helps Save Woman’s Life

Tucson Technician Helps Save Woman’s Life

Nothing in Cross Scott’s life prepared him for finding a woman slumped over her steering wheel, her lips blue. He says he just reacted. He broke a back window, opened her door and crawled on top of her. With no training, he gave her CPR that may have saved her life. Scott, the lead shop … Read more

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