Author Archives: JTio

Be Car Care Aware Before Your Holiday Road Trip

The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about your vehicle making it over the river and through the woods in time for dinner at grandma’s house. The Car Care Council recommends that before hitting the road for the holidays, you take a little time to have your vehicle thoroughly inspected to make sure READ MORE »

Hanging onto Current Vehicle vs. Buying New a No Brainer

Buying a new car might sound cool and exciting, but keeping your current vehicle, and continually maintaining it at recommended intervals, makes more economic sense than purchasing a new one, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “From the down payment to the monthly car payments and higher insurance rates, the cost of buying a new READ MORE »

Don’t Be Spooked By Basic Car Care

While Halloween is a scary time of year, vehicle owners don’t need to be spooked about basic car care. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends motorists follow a preventative vehicle maintenance plan to help take away the fear of unexpected breakdowns and frightening repair costs. “Getting an oil change should never be scary; having wipers READ MORE »

Lights Out? Check Vehicle Lighting

Fall is here and its arrival means fewer hours of daylight and upcoming holiday travel. Before hitting the road, it is a wise idea to make sure your vehicle’s lights are in proper working order, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “Lights play a critical role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident READ MORE »

How to Protect Your Car’s Interior

Try to add up the hours you spend in your car. It’s a lot, isn’t it? Commutes, errand runs and road trips can have you sitting in those bucket seats for hours on end, and during that time, you and your passengers are actually living in the interior. That means smudges on the windows, scratches READ MORE »

#FallCarCare Month Twitter Chat

When: Thursday, Oct 15 2:00pm EDT Where: with #FallCarCare How: Favorite, Retweet, Respond, Answer a question The Car Care Council is hosting a Twitter chat to help educate drivers about the importance of preventative vehicle maintenance and getting their vehicle ready for winter. Joining the conversation is easy! Favorite, retweet or respond to a READ MORE »

October is Fall Car Care Month: 10 Steps to Keep Your Car Up and Running

Getting your vehicle ready for winter while temperatures are still mild is a proactive approach to preventive maintenance that helps ensure safety, reliability and fewer unexpected repairs when severe winter weather strikes. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends 10 basic maintenance READ MORE »

It’s a Myth That Only New Car Dealers Can Service A Vehicle Under Warranty

True or false: Until your vehicle is out-of-warranty, it must be serviced by the new car dealer or the factory warranty will be void. Although you may have answered “true,” the correct answer is “false.” It’s the law that independent repair shops can provide the services to maintain your new car warranty. Consumers are protected READ MORE »

Brake Safety Awareness Month: Stop and Check Your Vehicle’s Most Important Safety System

When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list. Brake Safety Awareness Month in August is the perfect time to have your brakes inspected to make sure they are in safe working condition before school starts and cold weather hits, says the Car Care Council. Brakes are a READ MORE »

What is That Dashboard Light Telling You?

You may have noticed the illuminated symbols on your dashboard when you start your car. While these lights usually go off right away and are soon forgotten, motorists should be car care aware and learn the meaning of their vehicles’ dashboard lights, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “Warning lights on the dashboard are simply READ MORE »