31 Jul GM's Child-Reminder Feature Is a Simple, Clever Way to Save Lives

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Most parents and caregivers can’t imagine a moment when their mind could wander away from their children long enough to forget they’re sitting in the backseat of their car, but it happens in a tragic number of cases every year. Fortunately, there's a solution from General Motors.

11 Aug Back to School: Driving Safely with School Buses

Back to School: Driving Safely with School Buses

04 Aug Auto Maintenance vs. Repair

Auto Maintenance vs. Repair. Why both are important! 

27 Jul Preventive Maintenance is the Key

Preventive Maintenance is the Key

21 Jul Back to Basics: The ABCs of Car Care

Back-to-school season is the ideal time to review your ABCs; the ABCs of car care, that is.

11 Jul Community Car Care Events Show Most Vehicles Need Service

Community car care events conducted across the country reveal that the majority of vehicles need service on one or more inspected areas of the vehicle.

“At the Car Care Council, we stress the importance of preventative vehicle maintenance and provide free tools, tips and information to help motorists become more car care aware so they can avoid the hassle and expense associated with unexpected car trouble,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

07 Jul What to Do When Your Engine Overheats

Things can get out of control quickly if you don’t know what to do when your vehicle’s temperature rises.

23 Feb Top 10 Most Iconic Hollywood Movie Cars

Top 10 Most Iconic Hollywood Movie Cars Summer is here and we've got movies on the mind. 

06 Jun Don't Let Tires Flatten Your Summer Travel Plans

Getting a flat tire is no fun for anyone at any time, especially on vacation. To keep your summer road trip rolling along, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends a quick tire check before you leave the driveway.

“The excitement of summer vacation quickly deflates when your car has a flat tire,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A quick four-step tire check will help you to avoid the aggravation of changing a flat tire on the side of the road.”

09 Jun Why You Should Never Put Your Feet On The Dash

Passenger feet are seen on dashboards every day but would that be the case if travelers understood the dangers associated with ‘resting their legs’?

23 May Auto Care Steps for a Stress Free Road Trip

Summer road trip season is here. Taking proactive steps to make sure your vehicle is operating properly will help avoid the hassle and unexpected cost of a breakdown away from home, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

This summer, AAA expects to receive calls from over seven million stranded motorists experiencing car trouble. The majority of issues the travel group anticipates will cause car problems, such as dead batteries and flat tires, can be prevented with a pre-trip vehicle inspection.

11 May A Clean Car is Money in the Bank

Purchasing a new car is a major financial investment. Keeping it clean is an easy and inexpensive way to protect its resale and trade-in value, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

“Many motorists procrastinate when it comes to cleaning their vehicles,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

27 Feb Recognizing the Signs of Vehicle Engine Damage

It’s not always easy to recognize when your vehicle is suffering from engine damage as symptoms can be overlooked and seen as “normal.” While not all sounds and smells may threaten the life of your engine, there are some obvious warning signs that require a vehicle inspection right away, according to the Car Care Council.

09 May Make Your Car Last 200,000 Miles

Not long ago, to keep a car running beyond the 200,000-mile mark would have seemed about as likely as driving it to the moon. But big improvements in powertrain technology, rust prevention, lubricants, and more have led to game changing improvements in reliability and durability. Now, almost any car can make it well into six-figure territory with proper care.

03 Apr April is National Car Care Month

“April is the perfect time for car owners to take their vehicles in for servicing,” says ASE President Tim Zilke. “You can undo the wear-and-tear of winter driving while getting the family car ready for the summer months ahead.”

10 Mar Gas Prices are Going Up - Here are Some Tips to Save at the pump

A few years ago I remember paying 1.50/lt and it’s supposed to go higher this time around. So here are some tips to saving gas while you drive:

03 Mar Pothole Season Is Here!

When you see a pothole on the roadway, and can’t avoid it, what do you do? There are two “theories”: Either speed up, and hope to fly over it, or jam on your brakes and crawl through it. The real answer in somewhere in between. 

17 Feb Wet Weather Driving Tips

Here are some tips you’ll want to follow the next time you’re caught driving in the rain.

03 Feb As New Car Prices Rise, Maintaining Current Vehicle Makes Financial Sense

With the cost of a new vehicle on the rise, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds drivers that maintaining their current vehicle makes more economic sense than purchasing a new one

27 Jan How Far Can You Drive on a Spare Tire?

Not all spare tires are created equal

13 Jan Thump! Ping! Hisss! What your car is telling you.

In everyday driving, you get used to what your car sounds like when it's running properly. So when you hear a noise that's unusual—a whine, creak, or squeal, for example—consider it an alert that something has changed.

09 Jan Simple Steps to Save Gas Without Driving Less

While consumers can’t control the price of gas, they can control how much gas they use by following some simple and inexpensive vehicle maintenance.

30 Dec Auto Care: An Easy Resolution That Makes Financial Sense

With the cost of a new vehicle on the rise, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds drivers that caring for your current vehicle is an easy new year’s resolution to keep, making more economic sense than purchasing a new one.

16 Dec 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.

11 Nov Are There Downsides to Always Keeping Your Gas Tank Full?

I like to keep my gas tank full in case of traffic tie-ups, but is it bad for the engine not to let the old gas get used up first?

04 Nov What Does That Light on My Dash Mean?

To help warn a driver of a vehicle malfunction, a whole swarm of warning lights are included in a vehicle’s dashboard and center gauge cluster. But what do they all mean?

21 Oct Don't Fear the Check Engine Light

Although the check engine light may look scary lit up on the dashboard, there is nothing to fear. A glowing check engine light doesn’t mean you have to immediately pull the car to the side of the road, but it does mean you should get the car checked out as soon as possible

05 Oct October Is Fall Car Care Month: A Little Auto Care Goes A Long Way

Basic auto care goes a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of a vehicle. Whether you do it yourself or visit a trusted professional technician, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends 10 Fall Car Care Month maintenance procedures to help make sure your car is operating at its best before winter arrives.

07 Oct Basic Auto Care Many Drivers Miss

Fluids and lubricants rank among the most neglected items when it comes to basic auto care, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

30 Sep Help keep your vehicle's tires safe

According to NHTSA, under-inflated tires can adversely affect fuel economy, lead to skidding and loss of control and hydroplaning on wet surfaces. It can also increase stopping distance and the likelihood of tire failures.

16 Sep 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.

01 Sep 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 maintenance. The Car Care Council’s free personalized schedule and email reminder service is a simple way to help you take better care of your vehicle.

02 Sep 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.

26 Aug Vehicle Checklist for Back-to-School Carpool Season

School carpool season is upon us and the non-profit Car Care Council reminds drivers to make sure their vehicles are kid-safe and road ready with a five-point checklist:

19 Aug It's a Myth That Only New Car Dealers Can Service A Vehicle Under Warranty

True or false: Until your vehicle is out-of-warranty, it must be serviced by the new car dealer or the factory warranty will be void.

Although you may have answered “true,” the correct answer is “false.”

08 Jun Evenflo SensorSafe Car Seat Alerts Parents to Presence of Child Still in the Car

The reports roll in with unsettling regularity: A young child is killed by exposure to extreme temperatures when left behind in a parked car.

For several years, child passenger safety advocates have appealed to automotive and child-restraint manufacturers for ways to prevent these avoidable leave-behind deaths.

29 Jul Roadside Emergency Kit a Perfect Gift for the College Bound

School is almost back in session and students across the country will soon be packing up their cars and heading off to college. If you are searching for that perfect gift for the college-bound kid in your life, the Car Care Council suggests putting together a roadside emergency kit.

22 Jul 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.

18 Jul A/C Service: Keep Your Car Cool When Things Heat Up

Sitting in traffic when temperatures soar without a properly functioning air conditioning (A/C) system is the last place most drivers want to be.

08 Jul Is Your Car Ready for a Road Trip?

If you are planning a road trip this summer, it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t just put gas in your car and go, says the non-profit Car Care Council. A pre-trip vehicle check can determine how road-ready your vehicle is so you can take steps to have any problems fixed before heading out for vacation.