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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: Twitter.com 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 »

Infographic: Vehicle Dashboard Lights

This infographic shows common dashboard lights that indicate maintenance or attention to your vehicle is needed. Every vehicle is different and you may see slightly different lights on your dash.  Read the dashboard light blog post here. The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting READ MORE »

A/C Service: Keep Your Car Cool When Things Heat Up

Sitting in traffic when temperatures soar without a properly functioning air conditioning (A/C) system is the last place most drivers want to be. To help avoid this uncomfortable situation, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists be car care aware and have their A/C system checked annually to make sure it is working at READ MORE »