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Cars.com Helps Stranded Motorists With Important Advice For Surviving Automotive Disasters

Cars.com, one of the leading Websites for buying and selling a car, today launched a new feature with valuable advice for motorists who might find themselves stuck by the side of the road.  "Automotive Disasters" contains the information drivers will need to cope with the unexpected surprises that arise while on the road.

 

"Cars.com is one of the largest collections of detailed information for people who are actively buying and selling a car," said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor in chief.  "‘Automotive Disasters' is the information you need to know after you've taken the car home.  No one ever anticipates trouble behind the wheel, and our team has put together what you need to know to stay safe and stay in control."

 

Current topics include tips on safe driving after you've gotten a flat, run out of gas, faced an overheated engine, cracked a windshield or even been involved in a minor, one-vehicle accident.  Future topics may focus on navigating Mother Nature (floods, electrical storms), vehicle electrical problems, fires and other calamities.

 

"Automotive Disasters" is part of Cars.com's detailed advice for car owners, which also includes help in selecting insurance, picking the right tires and even finding the right portable GPS unit.  A direct link is found here, or by entering http://www.cars.com/advice into your browser.

CHICAGO - November 1, 2010 Cars.com, one of the leading Websites for buying and selling a car, today launched a new feature with valuable advice for motorists who might find themselves stuck by the side of the road.  "Automotive Disasters" contains the information drivers will need to cope with the unexpected surprises that arise while on the road.

 

"Cars.com is one of the largest collections of detailed information for people who are actively buying and selling a car," said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor in chief.  "‘Automotive Disasters' is the information you need to know after you've taken the car home.  No one ever anticipates trouble behind the wheel, and our team has put together what you need to know to stay safe and stay in control."

 

Current topics include tips on safe driving after you've gotten a flat, run out of gas, faced an overheated engine, cracked a windshield or even been involved in a minor, one-vehicle accident.  Future topics may focus on navigating Mother Nature (floods, electrical storms), vehicle electrical problems, fires and other calamities.

 

"Automotive Disasters" is part of Cars.com's detailed advice for car owners, which also includes help in selecting insurance, picking the right tires and even finding the right portable GPS unit.  A direct link is found here, or by entering http://www.cars.com/advice into your browser.

 

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