Author Archives: Lynn Konsbruck

Your Vehicle’s Warranty Explained In New Car Care Council Video

A new video produced by the Car Care Council in conjunction with AutoNetTV Media (ANTV) focuses on consumers’ rights to have their vehicles serviced at any automotive service and repair business they choose without affecting the warranty. “It’s a common misconception that only car dealers can perform the routine maintenance and repairs on a newer READ MORE »

In a Flood Zone? Check Your Vehicle for Flood Damage

Record rainfalls have hit parts of the country and flooding has taken its toll on vehicles. Thousands of cars, trucks and SUVs have been damaged by floods and the Car Care Council recommends that car owners in those areas check their vehicles for signs of water intrusion or contamination. “Water damage from a flood can READ MORE »

As Fires Continue to Burn, Changing Cabin Air Filter a Must

  With forest fires continuing to burn throughout the West, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds car owners to have their cabin air filters inspected and changed regularly. This simple, yet important, service will help ensure vehicle longevity as well as clean air inside the car. “With the amount of smoke and debris caused by READ MORE »

Ignore These Vehicle Repairs and You May Get Pulled Over

Many drivers may feel that they don’t have the time or money to address vehicle repairs immediately, but beware that ignoring some repairs can get you pulled over and even ticketed, says the Car Care Council. “Ignoring certain vehicle repairs may seem to save money in the short term but can lead to extra costs, READ MORE »

New Car Care Council Video Helps Get Your Vehicle Back-to-School Ready

Back-to-school season is quickly approaching, which means family vehicles will start working overtime. The Car Care Council has released an informative new video that will help families get their vehicles ready for car pools, playdates, soccer games and more this fall. “Back-to-school time is hectic for most families but scheduling a complete vehicle inspection is READ MORE »

Put a Stop to Brake Trouble Before School Starts

A properly operating brake system is critical to safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of conditions. Brake Safety Awareness Month is the ideal time to stop and make sure your brakes are working properly before the new school year and colder temperatures arrive. “When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is READ MORE »

New Car Care Council Video Highlights Financial Benefits of a Vehicle’s Cinderella Era

The Car Care Council has introduced a new video that explains the advantages of holding on to your vehicle once you have reached the Cinderella Era, the time period after your car loan is paid off and your vehicle is still in good condition, only needing modest service and repairs. “The financial benefits of keeping READ MORE »

Check Vehicle A/C and Stay Cool on the Road

Imagine being stuck in traffic on a 90-degree day when your vehicle’s air conditioning system malfunctions. With summer heating up, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists be car care aware and have their A/C system checked to make sure it is working properly. “As the weather turns warmer, the last thing anyone wants READ MORE »

Add Pre-Trip Auto Care to Summer Road Trip Plans

With school out for the summer, many families are planning driving vacations. Adding pre-trip auto care to road trip plans lessens the chance of a roadside breakdown for all motorists and is even more important for those driving older vehicles, says the Car Care Council. According to AAA roadside data, “vehicles 10 years and older READ MORE »

Importance of Oil Changes Highlighted In New Video from Car Care Council

As part of its efforts to educate motorists about the importance of preventative vehicle maintenance, the Car Care Council has released a new video titled, “It’s Time for an Oil Change.” Produced in conjunction with AutoNetTV Media (ANTV), the new video discusses the why, when and where to have an oil change performed, including: Why READ MORE »