Tag Archives: maintenance

Start Planning Now for National Car Care Month

With National Car Care Month in April quickly approaching, there is no better time to put a proactive plan in place to convince your customers to invest in their vehicles to keep them running better and longer. “With gas prices this low, motorists have a few more dollars in their pockets to spend on essentials, READ MORE »

September is National Preparedness Month: Make Sure Your Car is Ready if Disaster Hits

Would your car be ready if you had to leave at a moment’s notice? If you were stranded in your car, would you be prepared? During National Preparedness Month in September, the non-profit Car Care Council is reminding drivers of the importance of regular maintenance and do-it-yourself checks, as well as a stocked emergency kit. READ MORE »

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

The 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 READ MORE »

Seven Signs Your Brakes Need to be Inspected

During Brake Safety Awareness Month in August, the Car Care Council reminds motorists that routine brake inspections are essential to safe driving and maintaining your vehicle. “When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list, so have your brakes checked by an auto service professional at least once READ MORE »

Keep Calm and Drive On

If the summer heat drives you to distraction, the last thing you need is a malfunctioning air conditioning (A/C) system when you’re on the road. Checking your vehicle’s A/C annually will help you keep your cool when temperatures soar, says the Car Care Council. “Getting stuck in traffic is stressful enough, but getting stuck in READ MORE »

Feeling the Summer Heat? Your Car Battery is Too

If the heat of summer is wearing you down, it is likely taking its toll on your car battery too. Contrary to popular belief, summer highs rather than winter lows pose the greater threat to battery life, according to the non-profit Car Care Council. Sooner or later all batteries have to be replaced. Excessive heat READ MORE »

Dream Vacation or Nightmare Road Trip? Pre-Trip Vehicle Check Can Make the Difference

Road trip car trouble can be a real nightmare, but performing a pre-trip vehicle check helps drivers avoid a vacation breakdown disaster, says the Car Care Council. “When dreaming about summer vacation, the thought of a roadside breakdown can be terrifying,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Performing a pre-trip driveway inspection gives READ MORE »

Vehicle Maintenance Infographic

Why is National Car Care Month important? This car infographic displays what free car care inspections around the country found last year. Do you know how healthy your car is?     Want to learn more about taking care of your car? Participate in National Car Care Month: Find a free event or clinic in READ MORE »

April is National Car Care Month: Turn to Spring Car Care After Rough Winter

Many vehicles were neglected during the recent brutal winter months, and could use a little extra care by now. The Car Care Council recommends setting aside a little time during National Car Care Month in April to get your vehicle ready for the spring and summer driving season. “Your car has gotten you through one READ MORE »

Is Your Car Making Your Allergies Worse?

Soon spring will be in the air and with it comes pollen, dust and pollutants that are drawn inside vehicles through air conditioning and ventilation systems.   Cabin air filters clean the incoming air, removing allergens, and should be replaced regularly, says the Car Care Council. “A dirty or clogged cabin air filter can cause READ MORE »