Tag Archives: Vehicle Maintenance

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 »

You Don’t Need the Luck of the Irish to Make Your Car Green

The luck of the Irish won’t make your car green, but performing basic vehicle maintenance will not only help protect the environment, but will also keep more “green” in your wallet, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “To be car care aware, you don’t need to be lucky, just proactive,” said Rich White, executive director, READ MORE »

9 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

Winterizing your vehicle is a wise idea, says the Car Care Council.  An investment of an hour or two to have your vehicle checked is all it takes to have peace of mind and help avoid the cost and hassle of a breakdown during severe weather. “The last thing any driver needs is a vehicle READ MORE »