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TOLEDO, OH - October is Car Care Month and AAA is advising drivers to give their vehicles some extra attention this year. As a result of Stay at Home orders, an increase of people working from home and virtual learning, motorists are logging far fewer miles and vehicles are sitting idle for longer periods of time. October is the perfect time to ensure vehicles are road-ready for the winter ahead.
During the summer of 2020 AAA responded to 3,789 calls for battery service in the Northwest Ohio area, an increase of 12% compared to the summer of 2019 as a result of the Stay at Home orders issued in the spring.
“Proper maintenance can extend the life of your vehicle and help prevent costly repairs,” said Matt Barnes, manager, AAA Tire & Auto, Airport Highway. “Even though your car isn’t running, the electronic systems still tap the battery, which can affect its performance when you try to start it.”
The time to make sure your vehicle is now to make sure your vehicle is winter ready. The weather is mild, and there is plenty of time to deal with the potentially costly repairs before winter weather sets in.
Be on the look out for the following battery warning signs:
How to determine the age of your battery:
To celebrate October Car Care Month, AAA is offering special promotions at AAA Car Care Insurance and Travel Stores including:
FREE Vehicle Health Inspection
Save $40 on Repairs
Save $25 on a set of Shocks or Struts
Save $20 on any Fluid Flush
Buy 3 Cooper Tires and Get 1 Free on select brands plus a Free Alignment Check
Buy 3 General Tires and Get 1 Free on select brands plus a Free Alignment Check
*Restrictions apply. See Service Advisor for details.
To ensure your vehicle is properly maintained, AAA recommends that motorists:
When having your car serviced, follow the factory recommended maintenance schedule to avoid under- or over-maintaining your vehicle. Oil changes, tire rotations, changing transmission fluid, and replacing an air filter are the types of routine maintenance recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. The maintenance schedule for these services and more can be found in the vehicle owner’s manual.
AAA provides automotive, travel, and insurance services to 58 million members nationwide and more than three million members in Ohio. AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years. AAA is a non-stock, non-profit corporation working on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel, and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app (AAA.com/mobile) for iPhone, iPad and Android. For more information, visit www.AAA.com.
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This event had:
This TEDx WilmingtonSalon was organized in partnership with AAA
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