Car Care Council Updates Free Car Care Guide for Motorists, 80-Page Guide Now in Color

Guide Collage for ReleaseThe non-profit Car Care Council has totally redesigned its popular Car Care Guide, adding 20 additional pages of new information to help motorists be car care aware by better understanding the when, why and how of caring for their vehicles.

Available in English and Spanish, individual copies of the new Car Care Guide can be ordered free of charge by visiting the Car Care Council website at The 80-page guide uses easy-to-understand everyday language rather than technical automotive jargon, fits easily in a glove box and covers the most common preventive maintenance occasions and procedures that should be performed to keep cars safe, dependable and efficient. It also includes descriptions of major vehicle systems and parts, and a list of questions to ask about maintenance or repair procedures. A car care checklist reminds motorists what vehicle systems need to be maintained and when service should be performed.

New sections include finding an automotive repair shop, alternative fuels, understanding the warranty, vehicle telematics, careers in the auto care industry and an expanded environmental awareness section. The new Car Care Guide was reviewed by industry experts with various backgrounds and areas of expertise and the information has been vetted by car care professionals.

“Because properly maintained vehicles perform more safely and dependably for drivers and their families, the Car Care Council is committed to providing useful information and tools for motorists, like the newly updated, easy-to-follow Car Care Guide, to help take the mystery out of auto service and repair,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

Car Care guide 2014 coverIn addition to the new Car Care Guide, the council provides a wide variety of useful auto care information via its website and social media platforms, like a custom service schedule and email reminder service, Car Care Minute videos and Maintenance Mondays tips. The Car Care Council can be followed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For a free copy of the council’s popular Car Care Guide or for more information, visit