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Safety for young drivers

Anyone who has children that drive is all too familiar with this scenario: After not driving the kids’ car for months, you take it to get gas and notice it’s making a funny noise or the “check engine” light is on. You mention this to your child and he or she replies, “That’s been going on for a while.” This month, as families...

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Engine coolant is as important in the summer as it is in the winter

This month, greater Clevelanders can expect some of the hottest temperatures of the year. But while you flock to the beaches, pools and ice cream trucks to stay cool, you may also want to think about keeping your car’s temperature in a safe zone. Antifreeze, or engine coolant, does double-duty functions, keeping your radiator from freezing...

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Make sure your vehicle is prepared before you hit the road

Thanks to surpassed vaccination numbers and lowered restrictions, the green light is officially on for the Great American Road Trip. Whether you’re exploring trails, beaches, parks or mountains, making sure your vehicle is well prepared is important. Driving for long stretches, and on terrain your automobile is not accustomed to, can...

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Is your car’s air conditioning system ready for summer?

Once we hit that first 80-degree day, it’s time to crank on the AC. But before you dial up the chill, ask yourself: Is your air conditioning system working correctly? Your vehicle’s AC is a complex system made up of mechanical components which are controlled by electrical switches and modules, and refrigerant which is the gas that keeps...

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April is car care month

April is national car care month, so now is a perfect time to focus on taking care of your car. It’s been suffering through a long winter of road salt, so I recommend you give it a nice bath, paying special attention to the undercarriage, whether at a car wash or with your hose at home. Salt is terrible for your car’s exterior,...

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