Mar 28th How Often Should Your Car Receive an Oil Change?

Get an Oil Change in Nashville, TN, from an AAA Approved Auto Shop If you need an oil change in Nashville, TN, contact Hillsboro Village Auto Service, today. Nashville’s #1 Quality in Oil Change Service!  We’re working to be your neighboorhood auto mechanic.  We offer a first-time customer discount on parts and labor.  We’re an...

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Feb 28th Great Tips For Buying Tires

Find Tires in Nashville, TN at Hillsboro Village Auto Service Buying new tires for your car is an important task, but one that comes at a high price and oftentimes, a great deal frustration. Nobody enjoys the inconvenience of needing new tires, but unfortunately, is a necessity. If it’s finally time to replace the tires...

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Jan 31st Why it’s Important to Get Oil Changes Consistently

It’s common knowledge that after 3,000 to 5,000 miles, a vehicle will be required to come in for an oil change. However, even though most know this detail, they fail to bring their automobile in on time. We understand that it’s not always a cheap and fast process, however, it’s highly important for the overall...

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Jan 30th Warning Signs That Your Muffler Needs To Be Replaced

Service for Mufflers in Nashville, TN Did you know that your muffler plays a very important role in the overall function of your vehicle? However, this happens to be the one part of a car that owners tend to neglect the most when an issue arises. This is mainly due to their lack of knowledge...

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13 Jun Paying at the Pump is Taking Up More of Motorists' Paychecks

Don’t Let Your Tank Break Your Bank. For when you are behind the wheel this summer, AAA offers these tips to improve your driving to get better gas mileage: Observe the speed limit. Not only is it safer, it can help you save money. Lose the weight. The heavier your car, the more fuel it uses. Accelerate gradually. Avoid jackrabbit starts. Drive during cooler parts of the day. Cooler, denser air can boost power and mileage. Maintain recommended tire pressure.

31 May Your New Car May Have New Needs

Check out these tips for navigating fluid-change and oil recommendations on new cars

01 Jun It's Time for an Oil Change

It's Time for an Oil Change

25 May 10 Most Popular Road Trip Routes in the US

From "On the Road" to "Thelma and Louise" to "Easy Rider," is there any endeavor more American than the road trip? On these popular drives, getting there is more than half the fun.

15 May Is Your Car #RoadTrip Ready?

Before you hit the road this summer, make sure your vehicle is road trip ready so you can have any problems fixed before you go. A pre-trip vehicle checkup will help avoid the inconvenience, potential safety hazards and unplanned expense of breaking down miles away from home, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

01 May Don't Let the Check Engine Light Turn You Off From Making Needed Repairs

The top 10 check engine light repairs from the annual CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™ reinforces what the Car Care Council has been saying for years. Motorists who ignore the check engine light get less miles per gallon and could face costly repairs down the road.

07 May Car AC ON vs Windows Down - Mythbusters

Car AC ON vs Windows Down - Mythbusters 

20 Apr Here's Why You Should Never Drive Your Car On Empty

Some drivers see their car’s fuel gauge as a nagging parent; it lights up urging you to refuel like your mom or dad would remind you to clean your room. But don’t ignore your car’s insistence on refueling, because you can damage your car by running it on empty.

28 Feb Learn about the Dangers of Potholes in New Video

The Car Care Council, in conjunction with AutoNetTV Media (ANTV), has produced a new video about the perils of potholes and how they can adversely affect a vehicle’s handling and performance.

The new video titled “Dangers of Potholes” emphasizes three warning signs that motorists should look for after hitting a pothole:

  • Loss of control
  • Pulling in one direction and uneven tire wear
  • Tire and wheel problems

28 Mar Late-Night TV Celebrities Ranked by Car Owners Most Trusted To Work on Their Cars

If you could pick a late-night television celebrity to work on your car, there is a good chance his first name would be Jimmy. In a survey of more than 20,000 vehicle owners across the country, the results show that Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon top the list says the non-profit Car Care Council.

30 Mar 5 Fluids You Should Check For April Car Care Month

5 Fluids You Should Check For Car Care Month 

23 Mar Why Changing Your Car's Air Filter Is More Important Than You Think

Your car’s air filter is a key part of your engine’s respiratory system.

16 Mar Safety Tips - Getting your cars ready for spring

Safety Tips - Getting your cars ready for spring

07 Mar Add Your Vehicle to Spring Forward Safety Checklist

Spring is here and its arrival means warmer weather, more hours of daylight and spring break travel. As you set your clocks forward on March 11 and plan to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, take a few steps to make sure your vehicle is safe and road-trip ready, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

02 Mar The Dangers Of Potholes

The Dangers Of Potholes

23 Feb Top Ten Car Care Tips

We all know somebody with an older, high-mileage vehicle that just keeps on running year after year---that crazy uncle in the high-mileage ride that keeps on going strong.

13 Feb Bad Oil Change Advice Could Damage Your Engine

This friend who claims oil changes are unnecessary is flat-out wrong.

12 Feb 10 Crucial Things To Know Before You Start Driving In The Rain

Knowing how wet roads and reduced visibility affects the way your vehicle handles will help you stay safe when driving in rainy conditions.

02 Feb 100 Years of Cars

Ford. Chevy. Lincoln. Buckle up and take a ride down memory lane in our homage to 11 cars that have defined the past century of driving. 

26 Jan 6 Things Even The Laziest Car Owners Should Check

6 Things Even The Laziest Car Owners Should Check

12 Jan Can You Trust a Cars Warning Lights?

Can You Trust a Cars Warning Lights?

05 Jan Cold Weather Tips and More from 'Talking Cars'

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With much of the nation in winter’s icy grip, many of us are facing freezing temperatures and slippery driving conditions. What's worse is that some of us are feeling the nip of Jack Frost’s bite in areas that he has no business visiting, including Florida.

15 Dec A Winter Car Emergency Kit Makes a Great Gift

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A winter car emergency kit makes for a good, practical holiday gift for the drivers in your family, including yourself.

Winter weather could leave you stranded, but a well-stocked emergency kit can help you get back on the road or at least make time waiting for assistance safer and more comfortable. (See other gift suggestions for car lovers.)

22 Dec Six-Point Vehicle Check: A Gift that Keeps on Giving

During the winter, the Car Care Council recommends keeping your vehicle’s gas tank at least half full as that decreases the chances of moisture forming in the gas lines and possibly freezing. 

15 Dec Essential Winter Driving Tips

From snow and ice to sleet and rain; winter weather doesn’t hold back. Be prepared with advice from Consumer Reports experts on how to drive through whatever winter throws at you

28 Nov As Temperatures Drop, Check Tire Pressure More Often

You may notice when the weather turns colder, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light on your dashboard lights up more frequently. The Car Care Council recommends checking your tire pressure regularly during the winter to help keep the TPMS light off and your vehicle safe.

17 Nov Don't Let Car Troubles Ruin Your Holiday Travels

As the holidays approach, motorists should make certain their vehicle is up to the rigors of winter travel.

26 Sep Expert Tips for Safe Winter Car Trips

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Driving in winter will test even the most attentive, skillful driver. Heavy snowfall can reduce visibility, and slippery road conditions can send your car sliding off in unexpected directions with no notice. CR’s engineers routinely test tires and vehicles in snowy, icy conditions, and they’ve learned that the safest car trips require patience and preparation.

03 Nov Infographic: Vehicle Dashboard Lights

This infographic shows common dashboard lights that indicate maintenance or attention to your vehicle is needed. Every vehicle is different and you may see slightly different lights on your dash.

27 Oct Own the Night: 10 Tips for Driving After Dark

Night driving isn't just annoying, it's dangerous. Here are 10 of our favorite tips to make your nocturnal migrations safer and better.

10 Oct Fall Is the Best Time to Buy Tires for Winter

No matter where you live, fall is a good time to check your tires, especially if you'll soon be facing rain, snow, and ice.

If your tires are worn, consider replacing them with new ones before foul weather strikes. You want to be ready for challenging weather. And inventory is plentiful and you may beat the rush from last-minute buyers.

05 Oct Don't Drag Your Feet on Brake Repairs

If you brake pedal hits the floor, run, don't walk, to your mechanic.

29 Sep 7 Preventive Maintenance is the Key


What is "Preventive Maintenance" and why is it so important? 

22 Sep Five AAA Rules of the Road

These five basic rules will help keep you safe on the road. For more information on AAA Rules of the Road and Americas Worst Driver, visit AAA.com/RulesoftheRoad.

15 Sep Routine Auto Care Drives Home Savings

Whether changing the oil, replacing the wiper blades or checking the tires, finding the time to perform simple preventative vehicle maintenance is money in the bank, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

08 Sep A wide variety of emergencies may cause an evacuation.

A wide variety of emergencies may cause an evacuation. In some instances, you may have a day or two to prepare, while other situations might call for an immediate evacuation. Planning ahead is vital to ensuring that you can evacuate quickly and safely, no matter what the circumstances.

01 Sep Summer Holiday Road-Trip Survival Tips

Are you and your family planning to drive to a holiday get-together this year?

10 Dec What Goes Wrong as Cars Age

Even the best cars develop problems as they rack up the miles. Parts wear, break down, and ultimately need replacement, following the natural order for cars. But components wear at different rates, as highlighted in the chart below.

Breaking out the data from our Annual Auto Survey reveals trends among the 17 potential trouble areas. We've sorted the average problem rates at three, six, and nine years to show the prevalence of some problems and how they increase over time.

31 Jul GM's Child-Reminder Feature Is a Simple, Clever Way to Save Lives

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Most parents and caregivers can’t imagine a moment when their mind could wander away from their children long enough to forget they’re sitting in the backseat of their car, but it happens in a tragic number of cases every year. Fortunately, there's a solution from General Motors.

11 Aug Back to School: Driving Safely with School Buses

Back to School: Driving Safely with School Buses