Profile America — Tuesday, April 10th. Everyone knows that a clean car seems to run better —possibly because someone who cares what their car looks like also tends to its mechanical needs. April is one of two National Car Care months this year, the other is in October. This month was chosen to make sure the ravages of winter have not compromised the safety of your car and October is to look your car over so it's ready for next winter. The goal is to make drivers more aware of keeping their cars in good running order for both safety and better mileage. Across the U.S., there are nearly 471,000 auto repair shops helping to keep your car or truck on the road. Profile America is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau: Measuring America—People, Places, and Our Economy.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 194 www.carcare.org/ 2007 Economic Census, NAICS 8111
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