It’s April and we’re celebrating National Car Care Month.  One study was just released that women aren’t comfortable with car care maintenance.  Courtney Hansen is with us to bring some easy to remember tips to care for your car and feel more comfortable in maintaining your vehicle.

The car industry is mostly dominated by men so women tend to feel uncomfortable when it comes to taking care of their cars.  But Courtney Hansen author of The Garage Girls Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Your Car is here with an easy to remember acronym!

T – TIRES.  You want to make sure they’re at the right inflation for the vehicle.  Test before road trips and once a month to be sure it’s at the right level.

O – OIL.  Check your oil after every few fill ups. Make sure the engine is off and has had time to cool.

W – WIPERS.  Always be sure to swap out the wiper blades. You can pick out replacements and they’re fairly inexpensive and easy to switch.


Familiar to car enthusiasts everywhere as the former host of both “PowerNation” and “Overhaulin’”, Courtney Hansen is a television personality, sports columnist and author of The Garage Girl’s Guide To Everything You Need To Know About Your Car. Hansen is the daughter of race car driver Jerry Hansen who is a 27-time Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) national racing champion. Hansen literally grew up on a racetrack as her family owned Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. She hosted “PowerNation,” the no. 1 automotive how-to TV program reaching millions of viewers per week airing on NBC Sports, Spike TV and CBS Sports TV. She also previously served as host of the hit reality show “Overhaulin’” on Spike TV for eight seasons.

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