Author Archives: DIaconi

Don’t Let Your Car Become a Money Pit

Hosting a Fall Car Care Month Event? Get Extra Publicity from the Car Care Council

October is Fall Car Care Month and the Car Care Council urges shops, stores and other industry organizations planning community car care events to register their events at http://www.carcare.org/industry-participants/host-an-event/.   “Hosting a ‘Be Car Care Aware’ event is a unique business-building opportunity and a chance to educate consumers about their vehicle’s condition and maintenance needs,” READ MORE »

Tune Up Your Car, Pump Up Your Wallet

Treat your car to a tune-up and get better gas mileage in return. According to the Car Care Council, even today’s modern vehicles need a periodic tune-up and that can save big at the pump.   “Regular tune-ups are an investment that really pays off. A well-maintained vehicle is not only more fuel efficient and READ MORE »

Award-Winning Car Care Council Articles Achieve Extraordinary Media Coverage

The Car Care Council recently received four prestigious awards from the North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) for creating consumer feature articles that received an extraordinarily high volume of placements by America’s newspaper editors.   The article “Make Sure Your Lights Shine Bright” received top honors for generating nearly 3,000 newspaper stories. The three articles that READ MORE »

Put a Stop to Brake Trouble During Brake Safety Month

A properly operating brake system is critical to safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of conditions. Brake Safety Awareness Month in August, sponsored by the Motorist Assurance Program (MAP), is the ideal time to stop and make sure your brakes are working properly before the new school year and colder temperatures arrive. “When READ MORE »

Is Your Check Engine Light On? Don’t Ignore it.

One of the most vital signals of an improperly functioning vehicle is the check engine light and when illuminated, it alerts the driver to a variety of existing potential problems. Vehicle check-ups during community car care events throughout the country reveal that the check engine light is on in nearly one out of ten vehicles, READ MORE »

NEW VIDEO: Start Your Engines with Do-It-Yourself Car Care

The non-profit Car Care Council has launched a new video aimed to take the unknown out of auto parts stores. Entitled “Explore an Auto Parts Store,” this video opens the door to the neighborhood part store for all vehicle owners. You do not have to be an expert to get involved with car care, and READ MORE »

Car Care Council Applauds Auto Technicians During National Automotive Service Professionals Week

The Car Care Council joins the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) to honor the hard work and dedication of auto service and repair technicians, parts specialists and other automotive professionals during National Automotive Service Professionals Week, June 10-16.  “Millions of car owners count on skilled automotive professionals to keep their vehicles safe, dependable READ MORE »

Under Pressure? It’s National Tire Safety Week

Tires are the critical connection between your car and the road in all sorts of driving conditions. To maximize tire life and safety, check the condition and inflation pressure regularly and have the tires rotated and balanced, says the Car Care Council.   “Your car’s tires affect its ride, handling, traction and safety, so this READ MORE »

Is Your Car Ready for Summer Holiday Travel?

With the Memorial Day Holiday weekend upon us and the summer vacation season fast approaching, a thorough inspection of your vehicle will give you peace of mind and help make your road journey safer, says the Car Care Council.  “If you are planning a road trip this summer, it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t READ MORE »