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Celebrate National Car Care Month with a Free Car Care Guide

Bethesda, MD – April 19, 2016 – As a way to celebrate National Car Care Month, the non-profit Car Care Council is encouraging vehicles owners to order a free copy of the council’s popular Car Care Guide. This informative guide offers a wide array of information on the when, why and how of auto care. READ MORE »

Three Ps of Auto Care: Preventative, Proactive, Prepared

In recognition of National Preparedness Month in September, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds motorists of the importance of the three Ps of auto care to make sure their vehicle is ready for the unexpected. 1. Preventative – Reduce the chance of unplanned, costly car trouble by following a vehicle service schedule and performing routine READ MORE »

Potholes: They’re Back and They’re Bad

Potholes have returned, and hitting one with your car can do a real number on tires, wheels, steering and suspension, and alignment. To help determine if hitting a pothole has damaged your vehicle, the Car Care Council reminds you to watch for these warning signs: Loss of control, swaying when making routine turns, bottoming out 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Do Your “PART” during Tire Safety Week

Maintaining your vehicle’s tires is not only essential to getting better gas mileage, but it is also crucial to ensuring safety on the road. To maximize tire life, the Car Care Council recommends checking tire condition and pressure regularly, and there is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week. “It takes only READ MORE »