TIPS AND TRICKS
CarShield TV Series Tips and Tricks
MAINTAIN AND DRIVE ON

TIPS AND TRICKS

Even though CarShield is here to help protect you against paying for covered repairs, consistent maintenance is key to keeping your car up and running. Our "Tips and Tricks" series highlights useful information about how to prolong the life of your vehicle so you can do what we do here at CarShield TV: Drive On.

TIPS AND TRICKS

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Tips for Buying a Used Car

“Opting for a quality used car is a smart move, but navigating the risks can be tricky.”

Shopping for a used car can be stressful, but we're here to help you! Here are some tips to ensure you make the right choice when buying a used car. With these tips, you'll know exactly what to look for, so you can feel confident when making a decision. And remember, protecting your vehicle with a plan from CarShield is always a good choice!

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Keeping Your Cool with AC Tips

“A cool car is a happy car.”

As the weather gets hotter, keeping your car cool is important. Don’t spend this summer in a hot car, there are plenty of things you can do to ensure your car's air conditioner is in tip-top shape. Check out these tips to keep both you and your car cool so you can drive comfortably all summer long!

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4 Useful Things Your Car Might Have

“So, next time you’re behind the wheel, remember your car might just have a few tricks up its sleeve...”

Your car can do a lot more than just take you from point A to point B. Whether you're aware of them or not, your vehicle is packed with features that can make your drive smoother and more enjoyable. Dive into these tips to discover the hidden secrets your car may be hiding from you, and learn how to make the most of every drive.

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5 Tips To Prolong Your Car’s Life

"Hold on tight folks, we're about to drive into 5 tips to prolong your car's life. And trust us, it's going to be a wild ride."

Routine Maintenance is key to keeping your vehicle on the road. Here are a few car maintenance tips you can do to preserve your car’s health, even when you think it may not need it! Oil changes, tire checks, and interior/exterior cleanings are just a few starting points to keep your car running longer.

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HOW TO CHECK CAR LIGHTS BY YOURSELF

"Your lights are a direct communication to other vehicles around you and keep you safe during the day and night."

In order to communicate with other drivers and help prevent other vehicles from hitting your car, your car’s lights need to be functional. Additionally, if your lights are broken, there’s a chance you may be ticketed for it! Use Jason’t tips for how to check on your headlights, tail lights, turn signals, and brake lights by yourself so you can stay safe while you drive.

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HOW TO CHANGE THE CAR AIR FILTER

"Just like you, your car’s engine needs to ‘breathe'."

Your car’s air filter catches debris before it reaches your engine, and keeping your car’s airway clear includes changing this filter at least once per year (maybe more often if you drive in certain conditions). But how can you tell it’s time to change your car air filter? And then how do you change your air filter? Jason lets you know in this video.

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HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR CAR BATTERY

"If your engine struggles to start, that’s your battery talking to you."

Your battery is one of the most essential parts of your car because it gives your car the power to do just about everything, including starting the engine. In this video, Jason walks you through the basics of how to check and maintain your battery so that you can prevent a car breakdown caused by a dead battery.

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HOW TO MAINTAIN AND REPLACE WINDSHIELD WIPERS

"You need wiper blades to give you a clear line of sight so you can be safer on the road."

If you can’t see where you’re going when you drive, then safe driving is much more difficult to do. That’s why windshield wipers are so crucial to road safety no matter which vehicle you’re in. Luckily, this car part is very easy to check and replace! Let Jason walk you through the tips for checking and replacing your car’s windshield wipers.

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HOW TO CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE

"Most modern cars will let you know when [tire pressure is off], but it’s a good habit to learn how and check for yourself."

Not only does having the right tire pressure potentially prevent flat or blown tires, the correct amount of air in your tires can also positively increase your fuel economy! This CarShield Tips & Tricks video teaches you how to check what PSI your tires need to be at and how to use a tire pressure gauge to see if your tires are at the recommended pressure.

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HOW TO CHECK YOUR COOLANT LEVELS

"Steam gushes from under the hood, scares the heck out of you, and—worse yet—you can fry your engine…that can easily be avoided."

Coolant helps remove excess heat from your running vehicle before you ruin your engine or cause other expensive damage to your car. Use this CarShield Tips & Tricks video from Jason to learn how to find your coolant reservoir so you can fill it to the recommended level. Use his advice to check for coolant problems, too!

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ROAD READY: City vs. Highway Driving

Doug and Sonya are here to explain the key differences between city and highway driving. City driving can put extra strain on your brakes and engine, while highway driving requires careful speed management to preserve your engine, transmission, and suspension. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your car in top shape no matter where you’re driving!

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ROAD READY: Protect Your Car With CarShield Now!

As a professional driver and mechanic, Sonya understands the importance of keeping it in peak performance. With repair costs skyrocketing, it's crucial to have vehicle protection so you aren’t paying out of pocket on covered repairs. Don't wait until it's too late, your car's health is too important to ignore!

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ROAD READY: Car Maintenance

In order to keep your car at its peak performance, consistent maintenance is crucial. Our Drive On hosts outline how important it is to preserve your car’s exterior cleanliness and to have your car inspected routinely. That way, you can catch small issues before they become big problems.

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ROAD READY: Car Science 101

Science rules—especially when it comes to cars. Join Sonya and Doug as they share tips about how tire pressure affects fuel efficiency, why you should unplug devices from your parked car, and what the “W” in your oil grade really means.

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ROAD READY: Essential Vehicle Checklist

Get your road-tested and dad-approved vehicle care steps from Doug and Sonya! This essential car maintenance checklist was made to help you keep your car looking and running great in the long run. That way, you’re ready to roll no matter what comes your way.

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ROAD READY: Regional Differences

High altitudes, high temperatures…lots to do for your vehicle! Where you drive affects how you care for your car—especially when it comes to regional environment differences while driving! Sonya and Doug break down the basic steps you can follow to keep your vehicle safe when you encounter hilly terrains and hot locales.

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ROAD READY: Road Safety for Trucks and SUVs

Driving a truck or SUV is inherently different from driving other smaller vehicles, so Doug and Sonya share a few differences to look out for. Be safe while you drive: watch this video if you plan to try driving one of these larger cars!

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ROAD READY: Navigating Wear and Tear

Join Sonya and Doug for four quick tips to minimize the effects of everyday wear and tear on your vehicle. Car maintenance can easily be added to your driving routine—no professional experience required!

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