• Route 66 Tourist Stops for Car Lovers

    Friday 21 July 2017

    If you are looking to set off on a road trip and are thinking about setting out on the famous Route 66, be prepared for a quirky trip down a historically significant path. Perhaps you've been planning this trip for a while and you're already well-prepared. Your local auto repair franchise has checked over your vehicle, okaying it for long-distance travel, and now the car is packed and ready to go. If you are a car fanatic, or just appreciate automobile history, keep these... read more

  • Community Car Care Events Show Most Vehicles Need Service

    Thursday 13 July 2017

    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. “By implementin... read more

  • Three out of Four Cars Need Service

    Wednesday 05 July 2017

    If you own a vehicle, chances are it needs some work, according to the Car Care Council. National Car Care Month in April is the ideal time to give your car some extra attention. The results of vehicle inspections held at community car care events across the country during Car Care Months in April and October 2012 reveal that 77 percent of vehicles need service or parts. An annual analysis of vehicle inspection forms found the top three problem areas posting the highest failure rates to be engi... read more

  • Dream Vacation or Nightmare Road Trip? Pre-Trip Vehicle Check Can Make the Difference

    Thursday 29 June 2017

    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 Car Care Council. “When dreaming about summer vacation, the thought of a roadside breakdown can be terrifying,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Performing a pre-trip driveway inspection gives motorists peace of mind by reducing the chance of unplanned, costly car trouble and providing an opportunity to have a... read more

  • Emergency Tips: What to do if Your Brakes Stop Working

    Wednesday 21 June 2017

    When your car’s brakes fail, it is important to know what to do to protect yourself and others. Whether you are on a highway or just a back road, this is a scary situation that no driver wants to face. Unfortunately, brakes wear out and, on occasion, they can stop working properly. If you ever find yourself in this situation, follow these tips to protect yourself. Steps to follow The most important thing to do in any emergency situation is to keep calm. Take a deep breath... read more