Last Updated on Sunday, 01 August 2010 09:01
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that millions of American are out on the highways this summer. While the summer is full of fun - poor vehicle maintenance can result in a vacation turning bad.
According to the NHTSA, “hot weather combined with underinflated tires or worn out tread are a recipe for disaster”. With a tire gauge and a vehicle owner’s manual motorists can make sure their tires are properly inflated. This helps add a level of safety to summer excursions.
What if you no longer have all that documentation that came with your vehicle? Now PLS card holders have access to two vehicle repair databases from home. All it requires is your library card. Chilton’s Auto Repair Manual and EBSCO’s Auto Repair Reference provide your shade-tree mechanics (and even the more advanced garage mechanics) access to repair and maintenance information on vehicles both foreign and domestic.
You can also check out the federal government’s website dedicated to vehicle safety information, at http://www.safercar.gov/
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