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A properly operating brake system is critical to safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of conditions. Brake Safety Awareness Month in August, sponsored by the Motorist Assurance Program (MAP), is the ideal time to stop and make sure your brakes are working properly before the new school year and colder temperatures arrive.

“When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Motorists can put a stop to any potential brake system problems by recognizing the signs and symptoms that their brake system may need maintenance or repair.”

Buyer beware! Over a million cars with flood damage are lurking in used car lots. NEVER buy a car that has sustained water damage. Automotive expert Lauren Fix, The Car Coach shares important tips on how to spot a car that has been through a flood.

What should you do if your car has been in a flood? ALWAYS take your flood-damaged car to a mechanic to find out the extent of the damage to features like your car's electrical systems, air bags, passive safety systems and more. Automotive expert Lauren Fix, The Car Coach tells you how to clean your car once the waters recede.

Small cars have big parking and gas benefits but are they also BIG on danger? New offset crash test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for small cars has consumers worried, with only the 2014 MINI Countryman scoring "good." Automotive expert Lauren Fix, The Car Coach reports for The Willis Report.

DENVER, CO (April 9, 2014) – While 96 percent of drivers consider underinflated tires a serious safety issue and 89 percent think properly inflated tires and an automatic warning system could save their life, a new national survey finds 42 percent of drivers still can’t accurately identify the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) dashboard warning symbol. According ta new consumer survey1 conducted on behalf of Schrader International, the leading global manufacturer of sensing and valve solutions, drivers’ recognition of TPMS, a global safety system that warns drivers of significantly underinflated tires, could still improve despite an overall increase from a 2010 comparison survey.

Recognizing this disconnect between what drivers consider crucial their driving safety and their ability trecognize the important tire pressure warning symbol, Schrader, along with OEM car manufacturers, aftermarket service and repair leaders, and state and federal governments, are helping tfurther educate drivers on the importance of TPMS via a variety of supportive routes.

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