Tag Archives: car care

Don’t Forget a Pre-Trip Vehicle Check Before Hitting the Road

If you are hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend, you will have lots of company. With millions of Americans taking road trips, the last thing you need is car trouble. A simple pre-trip vehicle inspection helps ensure a safe and stress-free holiday journey, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “According to AAA, more than READ MORE »

Four Easy Ways to Go Green with Your Car

Looking for ways to become more environmentally friendly with your car? Motorists can help protect the environment by following four simple steps from the non-profit Car Care Council. Follow a vehicle service schedule including steps like checking engine performance, keeping tires properly inflated, replacing air filters regularly, changing oil regularly and checking your gas cap. READ MORE »

April is National Car Care Month: Time to Spring for Vehicle Maintenance

Spring is here and it is time to give your car some extra attention, says the non-profit Car Care Council. Results of vehicle inspections held at community car care events across the country during Car Care Months in April and October 2014 reveal that 84 percent of vehicles need service or parts, up 5 percent READ MORE »

Avoid a Breakdown with a Belt Check

You may not see them, or know much about them, but engine belts are always working to keep your vehicle moving. Losing a belt can mean immediate trouble for the engine and a breakdown for you. The Car Car Council recommends motorists “be car care aware” and review the owner’s manual to ensure that belts READ MORE »

To Idle or Not to Idle, That is the Question

It is that time of the year when many motorists 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. “Unless you are trying to defrost the windshield or warm the interior of your car, idling READ MORE »

Can Your Car Weather the Storm?

While last year’s brutal winter may seem like a distant memory, severe weather is on its way. The Car Care Council reminds drivers to ready their vehicles for the rough conditions ahead. “Vehicle service is always more convenient when you do it on your own schedule. An investment of an hour or so to have READ MORE »

Home for the Holidays: Is Your Car Up for the Journey?

Before you pack up the car to head home for the holidays, the Car Care Council reminds you to make sure your vehicle is ready for the journey. Conducting a thorough vehicle inspection will help you avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down miles away from home. “It’s easy to remember to READ MORE »

Don’t Let Your Car Gobble up Your Hard-Earned Money

While you’re busy preparing for another holiday season, don’t let car care take a back seat. Neglected auto care almost always means much higher costs down the road in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that you be car care aware to ensure your car READ MORE »

Auto Care Center: Interactive Exhibit for Children on Display at AAPEX

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who visited the Auto Care Center at AAPEX 2014. We are excited about this new initiative and the ability to reach children and their families with this exhibit. If you are interested in purchasing and donating an exhibit or becoming involved in any way please contact the Car Care Council. READ MORE »

Vehicle Lights and Wipers: The Keys to See and Be Seen

As the days get shorter, lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if you can’t see or be seen, according to the non-profit Car Care Council. “With fewer daylight hours in fall and winter, it’s important to make sure your vehicle’s lights and wipers are READ MORE »