Author Archives: Lynn Konsbruck

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

The Car Care Council has launched a new online newsroom at 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 »

Roadside Emergency Kit a Perfect Gift for the College Bound

School is almost back in session and students across the country will soon be packing up their cars and heading off to college. If you are searching for that perfect gift for the college-bound kid in your life, the Car Care Council suggests putting together a roadside emergency kit. “A roadside kit is easy to READ MORE »

Five Steps Towards Better Battery Behavior

Here’s hot news about your car battery that may seem surprising: It’s not so much the cold that gets it down as it is high heat. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, thus damaging the internal structure of the battery. That’s why it’s a good idea to check your battery as the seasons change from READ MORE »

When, Where, How and Why to Change Your Vehicle’s Oil

The Car Care Council reminds motorists that basic vehicle maintenance is an easy, inexpensive way to prolong the life of vehicles and avoid costly repairs down the road. “When thinking about vehicle maintenance, regular oil changes likely come to mind first,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A quick review of the why, READ MORE »

Is Your Car Ready for a Road Trip?

If you are planning a road trip this summer, it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t just put gas in your car and go, says the non-profit Car Care Council. A pre-trip vehicle check can determine how road-ready your vehicle is so you can take steps to have any problems fixed before heading out for READ MORE »

Soaring Wait Times, Airfares, Baggage Fees Make Driving the Way to Go

The news is full of stories about soaring airfares, checked bag fess and extended wait times in airport security lines. When you consider the time and cost of flying, it becomes clear that travel by car is the way to go, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “Standing in line for hours in order to READ MORE »

Use Your Spare Time to Check Your Tires

Car Care Council Supports National Tire Safety Week May 29-June 4 National Tire Safety Week begins May 29 and the Car Care Council urges vehicle owners to inspect their tires for wear and tear, as well as check tire pressure and alignment. According to a national survey conducted by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, only 17 READ MORE »