Author Archives: Kristin Krimminger

Can You Repair That Tire Puncture?

Nail in your tire? It”s important to know if a puncture can be repaired if the tire needs to be replaced. This video gives a simple explanation to understanding when a repair is possible. Tire punctures can only be repaired in the tread area and should not be over 1/4″ in diameter. Note: Quick DIY READ MORE »

Car Care Council Launches E-Newsletter for Auto Care Industry

The Car Care Council has now made it easier for the auto care industry to connect with consumers and get involved in the “Be Car Care Aware” campaign with the launch of its new monthly email newsletter, the Car Care Council e-brief. The Car Care Council e-brief will report on consumer education initiatives and news, READ MORE »

Free Fall Car Care Month Posters and Banners: Fall into More Business

Summer heat can make it easy to forget that autumn is just around the corner, but the Car Care Council wants to help repair shops turn over a new leaf at their business during Fall Car Care Month in October. Shops can order “Fall Car Care Month” bay banners and posters free of charge, while READ MORE »

Make Your “Regular” Car More Environmentally Friendly

In the past decade, the automobile industry has experienced a revolution. While traditional vehicles are still going strong, the creation of affordable, mass-produced hybrids and electric cars has started a revolution. Many people are choosing electric cars over fossil-fuel vehicles because they are cheaper to drive and help reduce damage to the environment. The cost READ MORE »

Seven Signs Your Brakes Need to be Inspected

During Brake Safety Awareness Month in August, the Car Care Council reminds motorists that routine brake inspections are essential to safe driving and maintaining your vehicle. “When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list, so have your brakes checked by an auto service professional at least once READ MORE »

Do Your “PART” during Tire Safety Week

Maintaining your vehicle’s tires is not only essential to getting better gas mileage, but it is also crucial to ensuring safety on the road. To maximize tire life, the Car Care Council recommends checking tire condition and pressure regularly, and there is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week. “It takes only READ MORE »

Rising Gas Prices Don’t Have to Cost You

6 Simple Car Care Tips to Increase Gas Mileage Spring is here and so are rising gas prices. Not to worry, says the Car Care Council. A few simple and inexpensive vehicle maintenance steps can stretch your dollar at the pump and go a long way toward protecting the environment. “Many motorists don’t realize that READ MORE »

Vehicle Maintenance Infographic

Why is National Car Care Month important? This car infographic displays what free car care inspections around the country found last year. Do you know how healthy your car is?     Want to learn more about taking care of your car? Participate in National Car Care Month: Find a free event or clinic in READ MORE »

April is National Car Care Month: Turn to Spring Car Care After Rough Winter

Many vehicles were neglected during the recent brutal winter months, and could use a little extra care by now. The Car Care Council recommends setting aside a little time during National Car Care Month in April to get your vehicle ready for the spring and summer driving season. “Your car has gotten you through one READ MORE »

Google and the Car Care Council Partner on Free “Spring into Maintenance” Webinar

With National Car Care Month around the corner, the Car Care Council is partnering with Google on a free webinar for auto care industry organizations entitled “Spring into Maintenance.” “After a rough winter that has left many vehicles in need of service, repair shops should make sure that customers shopping for inspections, routine maintenance and READ MORE »