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Tag Archives: vehicle maintenance

Checking fluids in my car

Visit an AAA club-owned repair facility or a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility, and the technicians will check them for you.

Anti-lock brakes

If your vehicle is not equipped with anti-lock brakes, the best way to brake under emergency conditions is to use squeeze (or threshold) braking. To do this, keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use your toes to apply pressure on the brake pedal. If the wheels lock, ease off the brake … Read More »

Best place to get vehicle repaired

AAA offers the Approved Auto Repair program, which approves qualified repair shops based on stringent criteria. Visit AAA.com to find a facility near you.

Tire pressure

AAA recommends checking tire pressures, including that of the spare, at least once a month when the tires are cold.

Tire Tread

The recommendation of 4/32 of an inch is a safety measure. While 2/32 of an inch is legal, AAA feels that increasing to 4/32 has a potential to reduce risk by providing better traction and decreasing incidences of tire failure.