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Daylight Savings Time is This Weekend, Time to Change Your Wiper Blades

Many drivers procrastinate when it comes to changing their wiper blades for them, it’s just not a priority. But the American Optometric Association reports that 90 percent of driving decisions are based on visibility. With that statistic in mind, It is critical it is to change wiper blades regularly.

Installing a new pair will immediately improve the level of visibility and control – a benefit for both the driver and for those sharing the road. It is recommended that wiper blades or refills be changed every six months to maintain maximum driving safety.

Drivers Beware! The Perils of Potholes Are Upon Us

As the ravages of winter subside and temperatures rise, there is probably a pothole out there with your name on it, cautions the Car Care Council. Record cold temperatures, snow and rainfall in many parts of the country have created the perfect storm for the motorists' dreaded “perils of potholes period.”

Drivers know immediately when they hit a pothole. The heart-stopping, teeth-jarring noise is hard to mistake. However, it’s not always immediately clear if hitting the pothole caused damage to the vehicle, and to what extent.

Cold Weather And Oil Changes - Here’s What You Need to Know

Did you know that when temperatures plunge your car needs extra attention to be able to give you the same level of service and performance you’ve come to expect? One of the best ‘cold remedies’ for your car during the winter months is an oil and filter change.

“Winter temperatures in most parts of the country place especially high demands on your engine's oil and oil filter,” said Kevin O'Dowd, Director Marketing & Communications at MANN+HUMMEL Purolator Filters NA LLC.

Is Your Battery Ready to Conquer Winter’s Frigid Temperatures?

Cold weather can play havoc with a vehicle’s battery, threatening starting and the ability to handle winter’s increased electrical loads.

Daylight Savings Time Ends November 2nd, Check Vehicle Lights

The end of Daylight Savings Time happens in most parts of the United States on Sunday, November 2nd and creates unfamiliar driving conditions that can be hazardous without proper vehicle lighting. The Car Care Council recommends vehicle lights be checked before the clocks “fall back” to help ensure safe driving, especially during dusk and peak evening traffic hours.

Ghouls and Goblins Make Halloween Driving Spooky

For motorists, the spooky part about Halloween is that little ghouls and goblins often dress in dark colors and in costumes that cover their eyes, and some get so excited they simply forget road safety rules. To help keep trick-or-treaters as safe as possible, the Car Care Council reminds motorists to drive slowly, especially through neighborhoods, to be extra careful when entering or exiting driveways or alleyways, and make sure the vehicle’s brakes and lights work properly.

CRC Chain Lube Super Penetrant (#05012)

NEW! CRC Chain Lube Super Penetrant (#05012) is an advanced, high-performance, synthetic lubricant providing excellent protection for chains, open gears and exposed metal surfaces subject to severe loading. It sprays on like a liquid to penetrate deep, and then sets up like a grease for outstanding load-bearing protection. CRC Chain Lube withstands wet conditions and won’t fling off or wash out. It is safe on O-rings, X-rings and Z-rings, has a low odor and a clean appearance.

CRC DUSTER Moisture-Free Dust & Lint Remover

Use CRC DUSTER Moisture-Free Dust & Lint Remover (#05185) on computer components and keyboards, electronics, stereo equipment, for car detailing and hard-to reach areas that normal hand dusting cannot reach.

Protect Driver and Passengers from Breathing Dirty Air inside the Car

Roadside air – especially along busy roads and highways – contains high levels of pollen, dust, soot and smog whose harmful effects are well documented. And children, with “young lungs”, are more sensitive to the effects of air pollution than adults. So if you are taking the kids to school or soccer practice with the windows rolled up the air quality inside a car often can be worse than the air outside – especially in heavy traffic.

Clean Windshields Contribute To Safe Driving in All Seasons

A clean windshield is an asset in all seasons. As we deal with the heavy downpours of spring; and then, depending on where we live, we prepare for the dust blowing on a hot, dry summer’s day. And, of course, there is always the dirt that flies in from the road, construction areas and dry fields. Throw in a jumble of dead bugs and you can see why keeping your car’s windshield clean in all seasons will help enhance your safety and driving comfort all year around.

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