National Car Care month is just a couple of weeks away and the Car Care Council has some good advice.
They recommends setting aside a little time during National Car Care Month in April to get your vehicle ready for the spring and summer driving season.
Extreme cold, potholes and road salt take their toll in the winter months, so spring is a great time to show your vehicle a little care with a little maintenance. It could save you time and money in the future.
The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists follow three simple steps during National Car Care Month in April.
- Keep your vehicle clean. Regular car washes and waxes protect the paint and body of your car from corrosive debris. In parts of the country where salt is used on the roads, regularly washing is especially important.
- Keep your car on schedule. Every vehicle has a manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule. Whether you choose to do your own maintenance or patronize a local repair shop, following a routine service schedule is essential to keeping your car in safe and dependable working order.
- Keep an eye on the little things. Your windshield wipers aren't cleaning as well as they should? Your gas tank is missing its cap? There's a warning light on your dashboard? When you see your car needs attention, don't delay. Repairing small things now can help avoid more costly problems down the road, and add years of useful vehicle life.
The Car Care Council offers many free tools on its website to help consumers drive smart, save money and be car care aware, including the popular 60-page Car Care Guide and a custom service schedule and email reminder service.
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