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Latest Car Care Council Stories

2014-04-16 12:20:55

BETHESDA, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When serious engine trouble hits, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds vehicle owners that repowering their current vehicle rather than buying a new one is the cost-effective, "green" way to go. "When it comes to your vehicle, it's great to be green," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "By repowering the vehicle you already own, you will extend its useful life and significantly reduce its impact on the...

2014-04-10 16:20:44

6 Simple Car Care Tips to Increase Gas Mileage BETHESDA, Md., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring is here and so are rising gas prices. Not to worry, says the Car Care Council. A few simple and inexpensive vehicle maintenance steps can stretch your dollar at the pump and go a long way toward protecting the environment. "Many motorists don't realize that fuel consumption is directly related to auto care and has a significant impact on how much gas you use," said Rich White,...

2014-03-31 16:20:34

BETHESDA, Md., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 of the worst winters in recent memory, working overtime in harsh conditions, but the extreme cold, potholes and road salt...

2014-03-17 12:20:28

BETHESDA, Md., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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, Car Care Council. "By following a few simple steps from the Car Care Council, you can drive smart, save money and...

2014-03-11 12:20:37

Change Vehicle Cabin Air Filter for a Healthier Ride BETHESDA, Md., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 contaminants to become so concentrated in the...

2014-02-25 12:20:33

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Don't look now, but you're probably about to hit another pothole. This year's brutal winter weather has resulted in an unprecedented number of potholes appearing on roads and highways across the country, causing considerable damage and unexpected, costly repairs for car owners. "No matter where you drive these days, there's a pothole epidemic and as winter turns to spring, it's only going to get worse," said Rich White, executive...

2014-02-10 12:21:14

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Your car doesn't want flowers, balloons or candy this Valentine's Day - it just wants a little love in the form of an oil change, tune-up and basic service. A little extra care now can lead to happily ever after with your car for many years to come, says the Car Care Council. "If you want to add more years to the relationship between you and your car, give it some extra TLC this Valentine's Day," said Rich White, executive director, Car...

2014-02-03 12:21:06

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With six more weeks of winter on the way, according to Punxsutawney Phil, you can't predict if you'll find yourself stranded like motorists recently were in Atlanta. It's best to be ready for the unexpected and make sure your vehicle is performing reliably and properly equipped with an emergency kit, says the Car Care Council. "When unforeseen events occur, like severe weather or a major accident, your car could become your home for...

2014-01-21 12:21:10

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Looking for the right repair shop for your vehicle? The non-profit Car Care Council recommends asking a few simple questions to help identify an auto repair shop to properly care for one of your most valuable assets. -- Does the business employ ASE-certified technicians? Credentials and affiliations are indicators of professionalism and the management's commitment to training and education. -- Is the shop and...

2014-01-14 12:20:58

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent record cold weather in most of the country should be a wake-up call to motorists who have not yet winterized their vehicles, says the Car Care Council. "Sub-zero temperatures can stress out a vehicle, as well as its driver," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "The recent record low temperatures are a harsh reminder to be car care aware. During this break from the cold and snow, motorists should...