Chances are if you own a car, it needs some work. Results of community car care events held throughout the country in 2011 show that many consumers are neglecting their cars, with more than eight out of 10 vehicles failing at least one component of the vehicle inspection process. National Car Care Month is the perfect time to focus on your vehicle's maintenance needs.
To help motorists "be car care aware," the non-profit Car Care Council has introduced a new online service schedule, free to all motorists throughout the country. The personalized schedule and e-mail reminder service, powered by DriverSide.com, can be customized by motorists at the council's newly-introduced website, www.carcare.org. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, following a preventative maintenance schedule will help keep your vehicle safe, dependable and on the road longer. And our new system will give you the reminders that you need to stay on top of this maintenance.
To help consumers become more comfortable with the auto service and repair process, the Car Care Council also recently introduced a new video entitled "Auto Service and Repair: What to Expect" that provides a wealth of information on such topics as finding the right auto repair facility, what to expect at the shop and what questions to ask. The video also covers the real truth about consumer rights and the manufacturer's warranty.
For more helpful information, check out the council's free digital Car Care Guide.