Author Archives: Lynn Konsbruck

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 »

Six Ways You Could be Killing Your Car

Owning a car can be a dream or a nightmare depending on how well you take care of your vehicle, says the non-profit Car Care Council. The following are six things that many motorists do that can harm their car and their wallet. Ignoring the check engine light. Ignoring an illuminated check engine light can READ MORE »

Car Care Council Unveils Media Newsroom at http://media.carcare.org

The Car Care Council has launched a new online newsroom at http://media.carcare.org to provide members of the media with easy access to the latest car care news, up-to-date social media communications and a convenient resource gallery. Members of the media can subscribe to receive news releases sent directly to their email address by visiting the READ MORE »

Download Car Care Council Images on Flickr

The Car Care Council has introduced a new Flickr account to house photos, infographics and illustrations for use by auto care industry members to help them show their support for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign. “The new Car Care Council Flickr account is loaded with images that can be easily downloaded and READ MORE »