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Dec 16, 2014, 12:28 ET

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...

Dec 02, 2014, 12:03 ET

Road Emergency Kit for Winter Driving: A Gift that Shows You Care

Winter driving can be perilous, so give the gift of safety this holiday season. Whether you wrap it and put it under the tree or hand it over...

Nov 19, 2014, 11:06 ET

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....

Nov 12, 2014, 12:06 ET

Don't Let Your Car Gobble up Your Hard-Earned Money

you're busy preparing for another holiday season, don't let car care take a back seat. Neglected auto care almost always means much higher costs...

Oct 28, 2014, 14:49 ET

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...

Oct 21, 2014, 11:41 ET

Multiply Gas Savings with Vehicle Maintenance

As gas prices continue to drop, motorists should take advantage of their savings at the pump and invest it back into their vehicles. By spending a...

Oct 07, 2014, 10:29 ET

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,...

Sep 30, 2014, 11:13 ET

Fall Car Care Month Checklist: Winter is on the Way

October is Fall Car Care Month, and the Car Care Council reminds motorists that checking their vehicles before the temperatures drop is a sensible...

Sep 16, 2014, 10:07 ET

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...

Sep 09, 2014, 13:26 ET
Car Care Council Updates Free Car Care Guide for Motorists (PRNewsFoto/Car Care Council)

Car Care Council Updates Free Car Care Guide for Motorists, 80-Page Guide Now in Color

The non-profit Car Care Council has totally redesigned its popular Car Care Guide, adding 20 additional pages of new information to help motorists...

Aug 05, 2014, 11:00 ET

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...

Jul 22, 2014, 11:15 ET

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...

Jul 08, 2014, 11:11 ET

Feeling the Summer Heat? Your Car's Battery is Too

If the heat of summer is wearing you down, it is likely taking its toll on your car's battery too. Contrary to popular belief, summer highs rather...

Jun 24, 2014, 11:52 ET

Dream Vacation or Nightmare Road Trip?

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...

Jun 10, 2014, 10:40 ET

Four Symptoms of a Sick Cooling System

With the hot summer temperatures on the rise, knowing the symptoms of a sick cooling system are critical to your summer driving plans, since...

Jun 02, 2014, 11:28 ET

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....

May 20, 2014, 11:34 ET

Is Your Car Road Ready For Summer?

If your summer vacation plans include a road trip, the last thing you want is to have unexpected car trouble to leave you stranded at the side of...

May 06, 2014, 10:07 ET

Online Resource for New Drivers

Most young people look forward to the day they get their driver's license, but with the new found freedom also comes the responsibility of caring...

Apr 16, 2014, 09:54 ET

Go Green: Repower Your Vehicle's Engine

When serious engine trouble hits, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds vehicle owners that repowering their current vehicle rather than buying a...

Apr 10, 2014, 15:10 ET

Rising Gas Prices Don't Have to Cost You

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...