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    1. 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.

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    2. 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.”

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    3. 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.

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    4. A Little Auto Care Goes a Long Way

      A Little Auto Care Goes a Long Way

      Performing simple preventative maintenance on your vehicle will go a long way toward protecting your vehicle investment, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

      “Buying a new car today comes with a hefty price tag when you add up the down payment, monthly car payments and higher insurance rates. Neglecting its care can mean even higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs and lost resale value,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

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    5. Sensible Steps to Help Keep Your Car Longer

      More and more people are keeping their vehicles longer as the average age of a car on the road today is more than 11 years. Considering the cost of a new car is about $31,000 on average, keeping your current vehicle rather than buying a new one makes financial sense, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

      The Car Care Council offers sensible steps to help motorists maintain their vehicles for safety, dependability and value.

      Keep it Clean

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    6. Three Ps of Auto Care: Preventative, Proactive, Prepared

      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.

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    7. Invest Gas Savings into Your Vehicle

      Invest Gas Savings into Your Vehicle

      If your wallet feels a little heavier these days, it probably is because you have been spending a lot less at the pump. According to the Car Care Council, if you spend some of that gas savings on auto care, you can save even more in the long run.

      “Gas prices are lower than they have been for nearly six years and that means big savings for motorists,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

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    8. To Idle or Not to Idle, That is the Question

      To Idle or Not to Idle, That is the Question

      It is that time of the year when many motorists let their vehicle “warm up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without excessive idling, says the Car Care Council.

      “Unless you are trying to defrost the windshield or warm the interior of your car, idling is not required for today’s vehicles,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “In most cases, idling longer than 30 seconds is unnecessary.

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    9. Multiply Gas Savings with Vehicle Maintenance

      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 little now to increase fuel efficiency, drivers can multiply fuel savings and save more money at the pump, says the Car Care Council.

      The national average of the cost of a gallon of gas has been above $3 since 2010 but is expected to dip below that mark this year, according to a recent forecast by energy information service GasBuddy.com.

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    10. Vehicle Lights and Wipers: The Keys to See and Be Seen

      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, according to the non-profit Car Care Council.

      “With fewer daylight hours in fall and winter, it’s important to make sure your vehicle’s lights and wipers are working properly so your visibility is not compromised and you can be seen by others,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

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    11. Fall Car Care Month Checklist: Winter is on the Way

      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 way to avoid being stranded out in the cold and the unexpected expense of emergency repairs.

      “The last thing any driver needs is a vehicle that breaks down in cold, harsh winter weather. Winter magnifies existing problems like hard starts, sluggish performance and rough idling,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

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    12. September is National Preparedness Month: Make Sure Your Car is Ready if Disaster Hits

      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.

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