Author Archives: Kristin Krimminger

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 »

Tire Safety: Check Your Tires for Wear and Tear

It only takes a penny to see if your tires are worn or losing tread. Examining your tires for wear and tear, along with checking tire pressure and alignment, are essential to ensuring your vehicle’s safety on the road and helping to improve gas mileage and performance. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists READ MORE »

Infographic: Vehicle Maintenance Needs

Why is National Car Care Month important? This car infographic displays what free car care inspections around the country found in 2014. Do you know how healthy your car is? Top problem areas included dirty or low engine oil, dirty or restricted air filters and low or leaking coolant. Many safety components, such as lights, READ MORE »

April is National Car Care Month: Time to Spring for Vehicle Maintenance

Spring is here and it is time to give your car some extra attention, says the non-profit Car Care Council. Results of vehicle inspections held at community car care events across the country during Car Care Months in April and October 2014 reveal that 84 percent of vehicles need service or parts, up 5 percent READ MORE »

Avoid a Breakdown with a Belt Check

You may not see them, or know much about them, but engine belts are always working to keep your vehicle moving. Losing a belt can mean immediate trouble for the engine and a breakdown for you. The Car Car Council recommends motorists “be car care aware” and review the owner’s manual to ensure that belts READ MORE »

Celebrate the New Year with New Promotional Materials for Your Business

Start the year off right with brand new “Be Car Care Aware” materials for your business. The Car Care Council is ringing in the new year with updated materials, from banners to informational mirror hangers, to help auto care businesses celebrate National Car Care Month in April and Fall Car Care Month in October. “January READ MORE »

Can Your Car Weather the Storm?

While last year’s brutal winter may seem like a distant memory, severe weather is on its way. The Car Care Council reminds drivers to ready their vehicles for the rough conditions ahead. “Vehicle service is always more convenient when you do it on your own schedule. An investment of an hour or so to have READ MORE »

Instagram Contest: Win $50 Gas Money

Is your car ready for winter? Get it road-ready and you could win one of two(2) $50 gas cards for your holiday travels! All you have to do is join us on Instagram and share car care tips: Entry Requirements: Follow the Car Care Council on Instagram @CarCareCouncil Post or regram* one of our winter car care images or Car READ MORE »

Don’t Let Your Car Gobble up Your Hard-Earned Money

While you’re busy preparing for another holiday season, don’t let car care take a back seat. Neglected auto care almost always means much higher costs down the road in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that you be car care aware to ensure your car READ MORE »

Auto Care Center: Interactive Exhibit for Children on Display at AAPEX

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who visited the Auto Care Center at AAPEX 2014. We are excited about this new initiative and the ability to reach children and their families with this exhibit. If you are interested in purchasing and donating an exhibit or becoming involved in any way please contact the Car Care Council. READ MORE »