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Seeing Is Believing When It Comes To Road Safety

(NAPSI)—Although properly functioning vehicle lights, wipers and mirrors allow for better visibility while driving, these items are all too often forgotten or ignored when people perform basic auto care, says the nonprofit Car Care Council.

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Monday 04/16/2018
Teen Driving Tips: Five Ways To Stay Sane
Updated: April 17, 2018 - 3:41 am

(NAPSI)—When your teen is officially licensed to operate a vehicle, you may feel simultaneously proud—and terrified. Following these five tips, however, can help.

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Wednesday 04/04/2018
Spring Car Care Tips
Updated: April 07, 2018 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—Warmer spring temperatures make it the perfect time to get outside and do a routine checkup on your car, as winter weather can take a toll. These four car care tips will get your car in tip-top shape before hitting the road for a spring getaway.

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Tuesday 03/20/2018
What's driving car care and purchases this spring
Updated: March 28, 2018 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - As the weather starts to warm up, Americans will hit the road more often for destinations ranging from family outings to spring vacation destinations. Because cars are such an important part of our daily lives, Hankook Tire examined what drives Americans to keep up with car maintenance, as well as what matters when maintenance can do no more and it’s time to visit the dealership.

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Thursday 03/08/2018
Buying Tires for Your Car? What to Consider
Updated: March 08, 2018 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Purchasing new tires for your car can be frustrating: an average of two hours is spent researching tires and 89 percent of all consumers experience some sort of buyer’s remorse, according to a consumer study by Cooper Tires.

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Monday 03/05/2018
Your Brakes May Be Trying To Tell You Something
Updated: March 06, 2018 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—If your brakes are trying to tell you something, you should pay attention. A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle control and operation and it should be checked immediately if you suspect any problems.

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Friday 03/02/2018
Personalize your ride with a new set of wheels
Updated: April 07, 2018 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - The idea of a new car or truck is exciting. What’s even more exciting is making that new vehicle your own.

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Tuesday 02/20/2018
Create The Car Of Tomorrow To Win Prizes Today
Updated: February 21, 2018 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—The car you'll drive 12 years from now may be on the drawing board today. Will it be sleek and speedy? High tech and highly connected? Will it run on gasoline? Batteries? Fusion? Will it work underwater? Will it fly?

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Monday 02/05/2018
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Posted: February 05, 2018

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Thursday 02/01/2018
Heed The Recall: Get Your FREE Airbag Repair
Posted: February 01, 2018

(NAPSI)—If it hasn't happened already, your car dealer may call asking you to bring your vehicle to the dealership for a FREE urgent recall repair. For your own good and that of your passengers, you should do so.

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Tuesday 01/23/2018
5 ways millennials are changing the car buying market
Updated: January 24, 2018 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Whether you're looking for a home, a car, a television or a new jacket, the way we shop has changed drastically over the last five years. While these changes can be tied to competition, technology, a global marketplace and other factors, there’s one big influence often forgotten in the conversation — millennials.

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Wednesday 01/17/2018
America Is Seeing A Flood Of 'Flood Cars'
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Recent research suggests drivers may be behind the wheel of more than 325,000 previously flooded vehicles. That’s a 20 percent increase from 2016 and a stark reminder to consumers to do due diligence when used-car shopping.

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Tuesday 01/16/2018
Six Ways You Could Be Killing Your Car
Updated: January 17, 2018 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Owning a car can be a dream or a nightmare depending on how well you take care of your vehicle. Here are six things that many motorists do that can harm their cars and their wallets.

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Thursday 01/11/2018
U.S.-Made Parts Can Be Key To Positive Car Repair Experience
Updated: January 12, 2018 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you have someone work on your car, it may pay to ask the technician why he or she chose a specific brand of replacement parts.

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Friday 12/15/2017
1 in 5 drivers can't fix a flat tire. Can you?
Updated: March 29, 2018 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - For many Americans, fixing a flat tire remains a mystery. According to a survey from AAA, nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers don’t know how to change a flat. This is compounded by research saying there are 220 million flat tires annually — and each driver will experience up to five flat tires in their lifetime.

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Thursday 12/14/2017
5 pet-friendly preparations for your holiday travels
Posted: December 14, 2017

(BPT) - During the holidays, the family road trip takes on a whole new meaning because in many cases it includes everyone — even your pet. And while your pet is certainly on your mind as you pack for the journey, they may not be part of your consideration as you prepare your vehicle for the trip.

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Wednesday 12/13/2017
Public Transit's Impact in Rural and Small Towns [Infographic]
Posted: December 13, 2017

(BPT) - While America’s rural population declined, small town and rural public transit ridership increased nearly 8 percent (7.8) from 2007 to 2015.

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
Public Transportation: The Hidden Traffic Safety Solution [Infographic]
Posted: December 12, 2017

(BPT) - More than 35,000 people died in car crashes in 2015. What can we do to keep roads, and the people traveling on them, safer? Invest in America's public transportation system.

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Thursday 12/07/2017
Home for the holidays [Infographic]
Posted: December 07, 2017

As Americans get ready for the most wonderful time of the year, they are also preparing for another element of the holiday season: lots of time in the car. Hankook Tire released findings from its latest Gauge Index Survey, which found that 84 percent of Americans are more likely to drive than fly to their holiday destinations this year.

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Monday 12/04/2017
It Pays to Prep Your Tires for Winter Roads
Updated: December 05, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Driving safely in the winter can be a challenge, even for the most experienced driver. In fact, an alarming three in five winter drivers (61 percent) have lost control of their car during winter weather, according to a new winter driving survey by Michelin.

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Michelin Drives the Holidays Home
Updated: December 04, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the third consecutive holiday season, Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin), is recognizing the people in the transportation industry who work "like busy elves" behind the scenes to make the holidays memorable. Michelin marks the season with its #KeepThanksMoving conversation in social and digital media and encourages people to share this appreciation via Facebook and Twitter.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
Prepare For Safe Winter Driving—Top Questions Answered By The Tire Specialists
Updated: November 18, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—While it’s always a good time to make sure your vehicle is in good shape, it’s particularly important when bad weather and the busy travel season occur.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
Car Maintenance Tips For Holiday Road Trips
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—Proper car maintenance promotes reliability, making it important to perform proper vehicle check-ups before heading out on holiday road trips. Tackle this basic care routine to maintain the value of your car and avoid road trip headaches by addressing minor issues before they become costly repairs.

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Friday 11/10/2017
Avoid Surprise, Winterize
Updated: November 11, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—As the weather gets colder, winterizing your vehicle should be a top priority. The nonprofit Car Care Council recommends that motorists perform a six-point winter maintenance check of areas that are particularly affected by driving in rough weather.

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Thursday 11/02/2017
URGENT—Your Vehicle May Have A Dangerous Air Bag!
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NAPSI)—A few simple steps protect your family and loved ones.

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Tuesday 10/31/2017
6 tips to help keep your drive distraction-free
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:33 pm

(BPT) - As you drive down the street, the threat of potential distractions is everywhere. Federal research shows that distracted driving is a factor in one out of every six crashes, and accounts for 5,000 automobile crash-related fatalities each year.

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Thursday 10/26/2017
Eco-Friendly Paving Revives Park Pathways
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Yellowstone National Park experiences more than 4 million visits annually. The park's volume of foot traffic, particularly around the famous geyser, Old Faithful, has put a strain on the existing walkways.

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Tuesday 10/24/2017
Men vs. women: Who's better behind the wheel?
Updated: October 25, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - It’s the age-old question: Who is a better driver, men or women? Are women more likely to adhere to the speed limit? Are men more inclined to drive in high-traffic areas? Perhaps there will never be resolution on the matter, but the latest Hankook Tire Gauge Index uncovered some definite differences between men and women when it comes to general driving habits and car maintenance.

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Thursday 10/19/2017
14 Cars You Can Practically Drive Forever
Updated: October 25, 2017 - 3:36 am

American-made SUVs dominate in a study of vehicles proven to last at least 200,000 miles, according to the automotive research company iSeeCars.com.

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Saturday 09/02/2017
What You Should Know Before Buying or Leasing a Vehicle this Fall
Updated: September 02, 2017 - 7:42 am

(StatePoint) Fall is a popular time to purchase a new vehicle, with new models hitting dealer lots, and significant savings on current model year cars and trucks. Whether this is your first purchase or you’ve done this before, there are more choices than ever when it comes to makes and models of vehicles, and financing options for securing one.

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Thursday 07/27/2017
Back-to-School: Top Car Buying Tips for Young Drivers
Updated: July 27, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) During back-to-school season, students are often on the hunt for what may be their first car. There are many factors to consider beyond budget, and experts say this can be a difficult process to navigate.

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Thursday 06/08/2017
Get Tire Savvy to Help Your Family Stay Safe on the Road
Updated: June 08, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Today’s cars come with some impressive features. But no matter what up-to-date tech your car boasts, it’s your tires that connect it to the road, playing a crucial role in safety and performance.

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Thursday 05/25/2017
Safe Summer Driving Tips for Teens and Young Adults
Updated: May 25, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Warm weather means more young drivers on the road as they head to summer jobs, parties and embark on road trips. Often, young drivers feel invincible, but they shouldn’t take their safety for granted.

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