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Crash Course in Winter Road Trip Travel

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach

With the holiday season upon us, over 40 million families are predicted to hit the road, according to the AAA, and many more will travel by car vs. plane. Driving is the still the number one choice of most Americans when it comes to taking the whole family on vacation, and today’s cars and technology make driving more fun and better than ever.

80% of your driving decisions are based on visibility and wiper blade are a critical part of seeing clearly and driving safely. Replace your blades every 6 months and replace them with the best blades. TRICO started the wiper industry over 100 years ago and has stayed on top of the latest technology.

If you experience winter, snow and ice, switch to winter wiper blades. I recommend TRICO Ice, they are a rugged and durable winter wiper blade designed specifically to combat severe weather and ice to give you the best visibility and safety. This beam blade is coupled with a special armor designed for the harshest elements and keep working in the worst driving conditions. You can purchase these blades online or at your favorite auto parts stores.

The average car on the road is 10-12 years old, those wiper arms have swiped millions of times. Over time the blade doesn’t contact the glass as intended because the wiper arm gets weak. The new TRICO High Mileage wiper blades are specially engineered to compensate for worn wiper arms on older and high mileage vehicles typically above 75,000 miles; utilizing the aero foil design the wind force to help increase proper pressure against windshield for maximum windshield contact. You can buy them online or in store. <www.TricoProducts.com>

The average yearly cost to own and operate a vehicle is nearly $10,000, here’s a way to cover those unexpected and planned expenses. Synchrony Car Care credit card is a dedicated payment solution to cover your automotive expenses. You can use the

Synchrony Car Care credit card at over one million automotive merchant locations nationwide such as Pep Boys. For more information here <www.SynchronyCarCare.com>

This automotive credit card has no-annual-fees, and zero fraud liability. The credit card has quickly become a preferred payment option for parts, service, gas, tires, and oil changes as well as parking, auto insurance, car washes, public transportation, car rentals, EV charging, ride shares, tolls, and more.

If you need service on your vehicles, check out Pep Boys, they have been providing automotive service for over 100 years. We all know the holidays can be a difficult time to encounter unexpected vehicle repairs which is why it’s the perfect time to take advantage of special financing offers through the the Pep Boys Car Care Card credit card, powered by Synchrony.

Another worry when hitting the road, especially far from home, is a breakdown or blowout. You can call Pep Boys say you need a tow, and Tow2Pep will get you towed to any of the nearly 1,000 locations nationally, and take advantage of one of their many deals on tires.

But the best way to help avoid those unexpected vehicle repair costs before you hit the road is maintenance. Take advantage of the Pep Boys Centennial CarCare Package that includes a Pennzoil synthetic oil change, 1-step fuel system treatment, tire rotation, and comprehensive maintenance checklist for the month of December, before you hit the road. <www.PepBoys.com>

For more information visit:

WWW.TRICOPRODUCTS.COM

WWW.SYNCHRONYCARCARE.COM

WWW.PEPBOYS.COM

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