Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Cold Facts About A/C Refrigerant

How did we ever get along without air conditioning in our cars? It”s a feature we take for granted until, suddenly, it”s blowing hot air. In the past few years, many owners have discovered that fixing an inoperative air conditioner can cost a few hundred dollars or more, depending upon the make and model of READ MORE »

The Road to a Long-Lasting Automobile

Auto technicians say the key to keeping vehicles running well-today and down the road-is routine maintenance. Auto technicians say the key to keeping vehicles running well-today and down the road-is routine maintenance. Yet many drivers tend to stall when it comes to keeping up with some everyday auto-basics. A recent survey by the Car Care READ MORE »

Proper Washing And Waxing Add Value To Vehicle

More than one-third of car owners use damaging non-automotive products when washing their cars-products that could contain harmful detergents, abrasives and additives. And almost half of motorists don”t ever wax their vehicles. Motorists should avoid dish detergent, which contains harsh chemicals that, intended to cut through grease, will strip away the wax finish on your READ MORE »

Link Your Website to the Digital Car Care Guide for National Car Care Month

In celebration of National Car Care Month in April, the Car Care Council suggests adding a link to the digital version of the Car Care Guide to your business website as an online reference for your customers. This simple step only takes seconds to do, and it’s another opportunity to improve your customer relationships and READ MORE »

Drive Smart and Save Gas Money — Driving Behavior, Vehicle Care Directly Impact Fuel Efficiency

With no end in sight to rising gas prices, consumers who modify their driving habits and properly maintain their vehicles will get more miles per gallon. The Car Care Council recommends the following ways to drive smart and save gas money: Observe the speed limit. Gas mileage decreases rapidly above 60 mph. Avoid excessive idling. READ MORE »

Drive Smart and Save Gas Money

With no end in sight to rising gas prices, consumers who modify their driving habits and properly maintain their vehicles will get more miles per gallon. The Car Care Council recommends the following ways to drive smart and save gas money: Observe the speed limit. Gas mileage decreases rapidly above 60 mph. Avoid excessive idling. READ MORE »

New Event Finder Map Feature Helps Motorists Find Community Car Care Events

With National Car Care Month in April on the horizon, the Car Care Council has added a new map feature to its Car Care Event Finder to make it easier for motorists to find a vehicle check-up event in their area.  To register a car care event, visit http://www.carcare.org/industry-participants/host-an-event/. “The Car Care Council’s website is READ MORE »

“I Love My Car” Photo Contest Voting Begins

Vote today for the winner of the Car Care Council’s first-ever “I Love my Car” Photo Contest!  Twenty-seven people submitted photos of their beloved ride for a chance to win the grand prize — a $100 gas card, and their vehicle photo to be featured on the homepage of www.carcare.org and the official Pinterest page READ MORE »