is the host of Talk 2 DIY Automotive on the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Network. Her two syndicated segments, The Car Coach, and His Turn-Your Turn, make her a regular guest on numerous national television and radio programs. She is also the author of a new book Lauren Fixs Guide to Loving Your Car (St. Martin’s Griffin ) in bookstores in May. TOPIC: Small Tips That Make A Big Difference in Car Maintenance With gas prices at an all time high and todays economy uncertain, Americans are looking for as many ways as possible to save money. Performing small maintenance checks on your car will not only maximize gas mileage, but also prolong the life of your vehicle. The Car Coach Lauren Fix is available to offer quick and easy car care tips to help listeners get their car road-ready for summer vacation travel and family outings. Lauren’s tips and advice include: Getting the best fuel efficiency Change your oil and filter every 3,000-5,000 miles, check your tire air pressure monthly, and change your air filter every six months to get the most mileage out of your car. Ways to prolong the life of your car Cars are your second most expensive investment. Keeping up with your owners manuals recommended maintenance schedule will help your car achieve its potential and allow you to avoid high-cost auto repairs. Keeping an emergency safety kit in the trunk Whether in a box or duffle bag, the kit should include: jumper cables, flashlight, tire inflation kit, first aid kit, tool kit and a road service card. Lauren Fix will be available LIVE from a Chicago Midas Shop.