Author Archives: Lynn Konsbruck

As New Car Prices Rise, Maintaining Current Vehicle Makes Financial Sense

With the cost of a new vehicle on the rise, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds drivers that maintaining their current vehicle makes more economic sense than purchasing a new one. The average price of a new passenger vehicle is nearly $34,000, according to Kelley Blue Book, while IHS Markit reports that average vehicle age READ MORE »

Ask Six Simple Questions to Select the Right Auto Repair Shop

The non-profit Car Care Council recommends asking six simple questions to help identify the right auto repair shop to properly care for one of your most valuable assets, your car. Does the business employ ASE-certified technicians? Credentials and affiliations are indicators of professionalism and the management’s commitment to training and education. Is the shop and READ MORE »

Auto Care: An Easy Resolution That Makes Financial Sense

With the cost of a new vehicle on the rise, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds drivers that caring for your current vehicle is an easy new year’s resolution to keep, making more economic sense than purchasing a new one. “During the holiday season, many people bust the budget and then resolve to save money READ MORE »

Avoid Surprise, Winterize

As you say goodbye to autumn, winterizing your vehicle should be a top priority. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists perform a six-point winter maintenance check of areas that have direct impact on winter driving. “Harsh winter weather can stress out a vehicle, as well as its driver,” said Rich White, executive director, READ MORE »

Holiday Road Trip Three Ps That Won’t Bust the Budget

With the holiday season upon us, many Americans are stretching their dollars to make a trip home for the holidays. While driving is the thrifty option, unexpected vehicle repairs can bust your budget this time of year. The non-profit Car Care Council advises motorists planning a road trip over the holidays to follow the three READ MORE »

Seeing is Believing When it Comes to Road Safety

It’s no secret that properly functioning vehicle lights, wipers and mirrors allow for better visibility while driving, yet these items are often forgotten or ignored when performing basic auto care, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “Making sure that you can see and be seen on the road is essential to avoiding motor vehicle accidents, READ MORE »

Keep Your Car Breathing Well: Change the Air Filters

You need clean air to breathe and so does your car, and a vehicle’s air filters make that possible. The non-profit Car Care Council reminds car owners to have the engine and cabin air filters inspected and changed regularly to ensure vehicle longevity and interior comfort. “Air filters are your vehicle’s first line of defense READ MORE »

October Is Fall Car Care Month: A Little Auto Care Goes A Long Way

Basic auto care goes a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of a vehicle. Whether you do it yourself or visit a trusted professional technician, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends 10 Fall Car Care Month maintenance procedures to help make sure your car is operating at its best before winter arrives. “Fall READ MORE »

Basic Auto Care Many Drivers Miss

Fluids and lubricants rank among the most neglected items when it comes to basic auto care, says the non-profit Car Care Council. Community car care events held throughout the country found that the top-three fluids most likely to be low or contaminated are windshield washer fluid in 26 percent of inspected vehicles, followed by engine READ MORE »

Car Care Council Announces Partnership with Family Service Day

The Car Care Council announced its partnership with Family Service Day®, an award-winning organization with a mission to help independent automotive businesses do well by doing good. Family Service Day’s flagship initiative, Keeping Cars Kickin’, is a program where repair shop owners and employees across the country provide necessary preventative maintenance and car-care education at READ MORE »