CAR CARE NEWS :: AUGUST 2015

2015 RAV4 Builds on Two Decades of Engineering Excellence

New car

2015 RAV4 Builds on Two Decades of Engineering Excellence

The 2015 Toyota RAV4 marks 20 years for the iconic vehicle, and the newest model stays true to its roots by delivering great value with advanced technological features, cargo space and safety.

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Seasonal service

Bring Balance Back to Your Tire's Life

Bring Balance Back to Your Tire's Life

Tires aren’t complicated. Just keep them properly inflated, rotate them every so often and don’t run over the curb and they’ll be just fine, right?

Actually, no.

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Car care

Don't Let Bug Goo Make A Sticky Mess of Your Exterior

Don't Let Bug Goo Make A Sticky Mess of Your Exterior

A midsummer's drive can turn your vehicle into a piece of abstract art, especially in rural areas where insects are thickest. Bug goo bakes under the sun and slowly eats away protective coatings.

How can you prevent insect juice from permanently damaging vehicle paint and chrome?

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Accessories

Campers Once Again Join the Season's Timeless Melting Pot

Campers Once Again Join the Season's Timeless Melting Pot

Pack a cast iron pot for your family’s summer road trip and share a link with the pioneers who rumbled westward in the 1800s.

“Cooking with cast iron over a campfire is classic Americana,” said Laura Candler, social media coordinator for Lodge Cast Iron, a Tennessee-based cookware company.

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Seasonal driving

Thrills, Chills and Spins at the Hometown Track

Thrills, Chills and Spins at the Hometown Track

Americans crave competition. And what's more basic than who's the fastest? 

One of summer’s simplest pleasures resides in the grandstands at the racetrack. The shriek of spinning wheels. The aroma of burning rubber. Vibrations from rumbling engines perking your neck hair.

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Before you go

Note to Self: Children Have Habit of Running Into Roadways

Note to Self: Children Have Habit of Running Into Roadways

Children readily charge into traffic after a ball or sprint from a school bus without looking. That’s just part of being young, exuberant and carefree.

And that’s a big problem even for careful drivers as schools across the nation start fall sessions.

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Camp Recipes To Satisfy Outdoor Hunger

Camp Recipes To Satisfy Outdoor Hunger

You’ve loaded the cast iron cookware, pot holders and necessary utensils into the trunk or bed of the pickup. The ingredients are chilling in the cooler.

All that’s missing is a meal plan.

Below are some ideas for a cast iron camp cookout from the folks at Lodge cast iron.

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