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The Motorist’s Super 7 Air Conditioning Checklist

Hours spent in a hot, stifling vehicle can spoil a weekend getaway or vacation. Conducting a periodic under-hood inspection may help you spot air conditioning problems before they spoil your trip.

Here’s what to look for: Note: Always be extremely careful any time you’re under the hood while the engine is running. Stay away from all rotating components with your hands, clothing, and hair, and always wear eye protection around a running engine.

1. Are A/C component mounting bolts in place and tightly secured?

NEW CRC GDI IVD™ Intake Valve Cleaner

Now available!! NEW CRC GDI IVD™ Intake Valve Cleaner is the first product proven to clean damaging intake valve deposits without top engine disassembly – on ALL GASOLINE-POWERED ENGINES. Delivers groundbreaking cleaning technology directly to the valves at 150X more concentration than any premium fuel system additive on the market. Easy to use, simply spray past the MAF sensor through the air intake.

An Automotive Gift for Mother's Day? You Bet!

It's time to be seriously thinking about Mother's Day. A great place to look for useful ideas is her driver's seat, especially if Mom spends a lot of time behind the wheel.

CRC Throttle Body & Air Intake Cleaner #05078

CRC Throttle Body & Air Intake Cleaner #05078 cleans gum and varnish from the throttle valves and throttle body, removing harmful deposits that can cause stalling, decreased engine performance and poor airflow. CRC Throttle Body & Air Intake Cleaner should be used every time the air filter is serviced to maintain maximum engine performance.

CRC Silaramic® Brake System Grease

CRC Silaramic® Brake System Grease – now available in a new 9 oz. tub (#05363)

National Standards Help Consumers Locate Qualified Automotive Technicians

Car owners know they should keep their vehicles in good operating condition, but often they do not know where to turn for dependable service or what to look for in a repair shop.

April is National Car Care Month - Basic Maintenance Helps Avoid Costly Repairs Down the Road

National Car Care Month in April is the time of year to give your car some extra attention. Basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, plus it helps avoid costly repairs down the road. 

“Neglected vehicle care almost always means much higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Chances are if you own a car, it needs some work. National Car Care Month in April is the perfect time to focus on your vehicle’s maintenance needs.”

Protect Yourself Against Breathing In Roadside Dirt -- Even When Driving With The Windows Rolled UP

Your car’s windshield protects you against stones, bugs, sand, grit and other roadside debris. Your car’s windows protect you from heat, cold, rain and snow. Your car’s brakes protect you from dangerous collisions. … No less important is your car’s cabin air filter which is designed to ‘safeguard’ your respiratory health and well being – especially when the windows are rolled up and the A/C or heating is turned on

Dirty Oil? Maybe Your Engine Air Filter's To Blame

Wait a minute. The author meant to say, ‘oil filter’ you’re probably telling yourself. No, we really meant ‘engine air filter.’ If your car’s engine air filter is torn or clogged, your engine is probably running on dirty oil.

Think about it. A vehicle ingests about 10,000 gallons of air to burn a single gallon of fuel. And if you add to it all the contaminants that the air along roads and highways contains – soot, dust, debris, leaves, straw, tiny bits of rubber – imagine the amount of dirt that can enter the engine compartment each time you take your vehicle out,

Stack The Odds In Your Favor; Change Your Car's Engine Air Filter Regularly

We play the odds with practically everything we do in life, whether it’s something as mundane as turning on the tap for hot water or driving through a nasty thunderstorm at night. According to the website http://funny2.com the chance of dying from contact with hot tap water is 1 in approximately 5 million, and the chance of being killed by lightning is about 1 in 2.3 million! On the more positive side, the odds of finding out that your child is a genius are much higher – 1 in 250.

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