SOURCE: Continental Warranty

June 07, 2007 00:00 ET

Continental Warranty Releases Car Maintenance Guidelines for Increased Summer Driving

Car Warranty Provider Releases List of Guidelines for Preventative Car Maintenance During Vacation Season

LYNNWOOD, WA--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - While gas prices are on a steady rise this summer, vacationers traveling by car are still in full force. According to the AAA, 2 percent more Americans are traveling this summer than last summer, a statistic that could result in more car troubles without necessary preventative car maintenance says car warranty provider Continental Warranty.

"Safe driving begins with planning and preparation," said Bob Nelson, general sales manager of Continental Warranty. "An extended car warranty will keep your vehicle in the best mechanical condition possible and can prevent any mishaps while on the road this summer."

Preventative car maintenance is as simple as a quick trip to a qualified mechanic before leaving to give drivers the peace of mind to go on a long-distance trip. The mechanic should check all of the following before giving a car the go ahead to make a long trip:

--  Oil levels
--  Coolant levels
--  Tires and air level in tires
--  Headlights, tail lights, brake and hazard lights
--  Any other concerns the driver may have
    
In addition, the driver should check their car's owner manual to make sure it is up-to-date with all scheduled maintenance and tune ups.

An extended car warranty covers most repair costs and could very well end up paying for itself with just one preventative car maintenance check-up. For more information on Continental Warranty's car warranties call 866-706-9227 or visit www.continentalwarranty.com.

About Continental Warranty

Continental Warranty is a leading consumer-direct warranty company that offers comprehensive car warranty coverage by established and reputable insurance providers at wholesale prices. For almost 20 years, Continental Warranty has been helping consumers all across the country save money and gain peace-of-mind with affordable extended car warranties by cutting out the middleman and selling directly to the consumer. Continental Warranty provides broad coverage for most makes, models or budget with value bonuses such as free roadside assistance, car rental and trip interruption benefits.

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