Car safety and Maintenance Tips for Busy Women

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Summer car care and maintenance is very important. We remind women of the importance of vehicle inspections and regular maintenance to help keep them and their families’ safe on the road.

Tire Tips

Blowouts: If your tire sustains a blowout while you are driving, do not slam on your brakes. Doing so can cause the vehicle to swerve in the direction of the blowout. Instead, gently apply the brakes to regain control and slowly guide the vehicle to a safe area away from the road.

Air pressure: To help avoid under-inflation, the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) recommends checking your tires' air pressure at least once a month and before every long trip. Tires must be checked when they are cold - that is, before they have been run no more than one mile (1.6 km). Under-inflation is the leading cause of tire failures/blowouts.

Tread wear/When to buy a new tire: You can check your tires for proper tread by taking a penny and pinching Lincoln 's body between your thumb and forefinger. Put Lincoln 's head in a groove on the tread. If any part of Lincoln 's head is obscured by the tread, the tire has good tread. If you can see above his head, you need to get new tires.

Batteries: A weak battery can leave you stranded - possibly at the worst time and place.

Brakes: An expert inspection can determine whether your brakes are functioning properly with full braking capability.

Windshield wipers: Old or worn windshield wipers can lead to poor visibility in adverse weather conditions.

Headlamps: Properly aimed headlamps are a must for optimizing your visibility - both your seeing and your being seen.

Oil: Change your oil and filter at intervals recommended in your owner's manual to minimize engine wear and reduce the possibility of internal damage.

Fluid levels: Improper fluid levels - including coolant, oil, power steering, transmission, brake fluid and even washer solvent - can negatively affect vehicle durability, performance and safety.

Belts and hoses: A broken belt or ruptured hose can cause costly engine damage and travel delays.

Car covers: Cover your car by car cover when you park your car outdoor. It keeps your car against UV rays, dust, high temperature, rain, and so on.

(Resource: motortrend.com and www.thpandacover.com. Welcome to take waterproof car covers and water resistant car covers from Panda Cover.)

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