Tips for Sub-Zero Driving

When it comes to winter car care, many motorists think of antifreeze and batteries, but vehicles need extra attention in winter, especially when temperatures drop below zero, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “Sub-zero temperatures can have a real impact on your vehicle,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Winter magnifies existing problems READ MORE »

Car Care Council Now International Organization

The Car Care Council today announced an agreement with the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) and the Asociación Nacional de Representantes, Importadores y Distribuidores de Refacciones y Accesorios para Automóviles, A.C. (ARIDRA) to create Car Care Council North America to direct the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign in the United States, READ MORE »

No Need to ‘Warm Up’ Modern Vehicles in Cold Weather

It is that time of the year when many motorists wonder if they need to let their vehicle “warm up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without excessive idling, says the Car Care Council. The idea of idling before driving dates back to when cars READ MORE »

Car Care Council’s Free Car Care Guide: A Great Stocking Stuffer

How about a holiday gift idea that is free, can help save money and shows how much you care? The Car Care Council’s 80-page Car Care Guide makes a great stocking stuffer for any driver on your holiday shopping list. “Our popular Car Care Guide is a thoughtful gift that shows the drivers on your READ MORE »

Pre-Trip Vehicle Check Minimizes Thanksgiving Travel Stress

High traffic volumes and unpredictable weather make Thanksgiving a stressful time to travel. According to the AAA, the number of Thanksgiving travelers will top 54 million, the highest travel volume in over a dozen years. While you can’t control the traffic or the weather, you can make sure that your vehicle is prepared for the READ MORE »

Car Care Tips for Safe Halloween Driving

With Halloween fast approaching, the Car Care Council reminds motorists to drive slowly, especially through neighborhoods, to be extra careful when entering or exiting driveways or alleyways, and to make sure their vehicle’s brakes, lights and wipers are working properly. “Motorists can help keep young pedestrians safe on Halloween by reminding children of basic safety READ MORE »

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 »