Firestone Complete Auto Care Offers Top Auto Care Tips For Fall Car Care MonthKey tips help drivers keep their cars running newer, longer

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (Oct. 1, 2013) – At the beginning of the summer, savvy travelers visited their trusted automotive service professionals for a car care check-up. Now that the summer travel season is over, it’s time to take another look under the hood. Firestone Complete Auto Care offers five tips to help drivers keep their cars running newer, longer in time for the Car Care Council’s Fall Car Care Month in October.

  1. Check your tire pressure monthly – Tires can lose one psi (pound per square inch) per
    month under normal conditions. Lower pressure increases heat, which results in tire
    wear and damage.
  2. Rotate your tires as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer or every 5,000 miles –
    For maximum mileage from your tires, stick to a rotation schedule.
  3. Keep your car washed – Keep the exterior washed and waxed to protect your vehicle
    from the elements as the seasons change.
  4. Don’t forget the filters – Oil, fuel, transmission and air filters are important to keep your
    engine running well. Check your owner’s manual to see how often they should be
  5. Drive smart – Maintain good driving habits. They not only affect how long your car will
    last, but improve fuel economy. Place less stress on your vehicle by avoiding sudden
    acceleration and braking.

For more tips on vehicle maintenance and to find a location near you, visit Firestone Complete Auto Care, ExpertTire, Tires Plus or Wheel Works.

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About Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC:
Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC (BSRO) is headquartered in Bloomingdale, Ill., and operates the largest network of company-owned automotive service providers in the world —more than 2,200 tire and vehicle service centers across the United States —including Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus™, ExpertTire™ and Wheel Works store locations. Credit First National Association and Firestone Complete Fleet Care™ operations are also part of BSRO. BSRO is a member of the Bridgestone Americas family of companies.

About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.