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FALL CAR CARE TIPS WITH LAUREN FIX
After a long hot summer, we know that winter will be here soon. That’s why the National Car Care Council recommends a six-point vehicle check for better performance and fewer unexpected winter repairs. We have the perfect expert to walk you through your fall car care check, and to share some info about cutting-edge car parts to make your ride better. Automotive expert Lauren Fix, best known as The CAR COACH, author, TV and radio personality, ASE certified technician, racecar driver, wife, and mother of two. Lauren has been working on cars since age 10, and has made a great living advising drivers in simple, understandable language.
WHERE TO START WITH A FALL CAR CARE CHECKUP
If you’re noticing poor fuel economy and performance, it might be time to change your spark plugs. Check your service schedule in your owner’s manual, and replace with plugs that either maintain or upgrade performance. I recommend you upgrade to iridium spark plugs, such as Autolite’s Iridium XP plugs, for improved performance, enhanced fuel efficiency and an industry-leading limited lifetime warranty. For more information, visit www.autolite.com/campaigns/fall-tips
HOW DOES THE WEATHER AFFECT THE NEED TO GET AN OIL CHANGE
Change your oil based on your service schedule. Regular oil changes using quality oil is the No. 1 priority for keeping a vehicle running well. The inside of your engine gets dirty. That’s why I recommend Hot Shot’s Secret 2-Step Oil Treatment. It removes the buildup in your diesel and gasoline engine that causes poor performance, engine wear and reduces fuel economy. Whether you do it yourself of have someone for you, this product restores lost power. For more information, visit www.hotshotsecret.com
ANOTHER IMPORTANT CHECK UP FOR FALL
There are only four things which touch the ground no matter what size vehicle, and that is your tires. Check your tire pressures once a month against the number inside your driver’s door. If you need new tires, look for a premium brand such as Kumho Tire. They’ve been around since 1960 emphasizing safety for car, SUV and truck tires. Using the latest innovative tire compound technology, their tires are optimized for sun, rain and light snow, to give you confidence on the road click here to see a video. Kumho Tire has launched a new tire, the performance oriented ECSTA PA51. Kumho Tire emphasized all-season performance with the use of full depth 3-D sipes, a zig-zag circumferential groove, and an optimized tire compound so that whether it is sunny, raining, or lightly snowing you will confident on the road with your Kumho Tires. For more information, visit www.kumhotireusa.com
A FALL CAR CARE TIP WE MAY NOT THINK OF
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, allergies affect more than 50 million people in the US, and fall is when allergies flair up. That’s why I recommend the Bosch HEPA Premium Cabin Air Filters to provide the cleanest air possible inside the vehicle so passengers can breathe easier while they are traveling this fall. The Bosch HEPA Premium Cabin Air Filters is 99.97% efficient, trapping more pollen, mold, dust and other allergens and irritants that would otherwise enter your vehicle and be circulated through the air. For more information, visit www.boschautoparts.com