BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results of community car care events held throughout the country show that many consumers are neglecting their cars. The non-profit Car Care Council reminds car owners not to let their vehicles' service and repair needs fall by the wayside by signing up for its free customized service schedule.
"Chances are if you own a car, it needs some work. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, following a preventative maintenance schedule will improve the safety and dependability of your vehicle, helping to avoid more costly repairs down the road," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Our online service schedule is a free resource to help you drive smart, save money and make informed decisions."
Car care events held throughout the country in 2011 found that more than eight out of 10 vehicles failed at least one component of the vehicle inspection process. By utilizing the council's customized service interval schedule and e-mail reminder service, motorists will get the reminders they need to stay on top of periodic vehicle maintenance.
"Fall Car Care Month in October is the perfect time to focus on your vehicle's maintenance needs before harsh winter weather strikes," said White. "Following our service schedule will help keep your vehicle dependable, safe and on the road longer."
To help consumers become more comfortable with the auto service and repair process, the Car Care Council also introduced a new video entitled "Auto Service and Repair: What to Expect" that provides a wealth of information on such topics as finding the right auto repair facility, what to expect at the shop and what questions to ask. The video also covers the real truth about consumer rights and the manufacturer's warranty.
The Car Care Council is the source of information for the "Be Car Care Aware" consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For a copy of the council's Car Care Guide or for more information, visit www.carcare.org.
SOURCE Car Care Council