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TOWSON, MD (Thursday, October 1, 2020) –– 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 Mid-Atlantic responded to 42,225 calls for battery service in Maryland an increase of 15% 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 Chris Storms, AAA Car Care District Director. “Even though your car isn’t running, the electronic systems still tap into the battery, which can affect its performance when you try to start it.”
Now is the time 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 lookout 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 in Maryland including:
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.
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