CAR CARE NEWS :: MAY 2016

Car Car Tips & Other News

2016 Amgen Tour Rolls through California

Professional riders travel through California May 15 through May 22 as part of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California.

More than 200 of the world's top men cyclists race in state-wide event. The men's tour begins Sunday, May 15, in San Diego and ends in downtown Sacramento, Sunday. May 22.

The women's race begins Thursday, May 19, in Tahoe and also concludes in downtown Sacramento, Sunday May 22. It is the first race of the inaugural women's WorldTour and includes 18 teams.

The Heat Is On: Check Brakes Before Travel

Don't wait for summer to find out your brake system can't handle the heat. Temperatures can push components to the brink of failure.

Here's what you need to know before going on your next road adventure.

USO: 75 Years of Help to America’s Veterans

It started as a way to give soldiers some structured down time and a laugh or two.

Seventy-five years later the United Service Organization is vital to providing veterans and active military with essential services. Comedian Bob Hope made the USO famous by performing for troops, but entertainment accounts for only a part of the organization’s mission.

Drivers Get a Brake Out of Innovative Driving Technology

Decisions made in fractions of a millisecond are the difference between a close call and a collision. There’s not enough room for human error to fit through that small a window.

That’s why  technology that applies the brakes faster than the driver is effectively becoming an industry standard.

Dressed to Impress: Give Your Tires a Bit of Pizzazz for Spring

Audiences never see faded tires during a car show. Jet black tires act like the border of a painting--they enhance the art.
The best part? It really doesn’t take much time or effort to give your tires some pizzazz.

How to Stay on Track By Going Old School

Authentic road trips rely on a creased map stashed in the glove box or seat pocket. GPS navigation is a helpful accessory--like training wheels, or those gutter guards in bowling--but there’s something comforting about holding a hard copy.

You can write on it, spill coffee on it, and it never needs a software update.

PGA Stays On A Roll One Century Later

A 100 score may be a dismal round of golf, but it's a number worth celebrating for Professional Golfers Association.

PGA turned 100 this year and has grown into an international organization with more than 28,000 instructors and professionals.

Tips To Prevent Brake Dust Damage

It doesn’t take much for a beautiful wheel to become a dingy eyesore.

The culprits? Brake dust and road grime. How can you keep the villains from ruining the value of your wheels?

Shakespeare's Influence Remains Strong Centuries Later

He’s one of the most influential writers in human history. His fingerprints on Western Civilization inform our art, literature and entertainment to this day.

And this year marks 400 years since William Shakespeare lived and worked in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the beautiful village nestled along a meandering river 100 miles north of London.

Keep the Sparkle Between Car Washes with Quick Dusting

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity. Dusting involves more than tossing a cloth on the hood and moving it around.

There’s a good reason no one at an auto show gives the paint a once-over with an old towel or tattered T-shirt seconds before showtime.

Find out why.

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