Twice a year the Car Care Council, a non-profit organization, celebrates National Car Care Month. This happens in April and again in October. The reason they feel the need to spend money on advertising the importance of car care is because so many consumers don’t take care of their vehicles properly.
Neglect of this kind causes accidents, expensive breakdowns, pollution, using more fuel than necessary and even lost time at work! The Car Care Council hopes a gentle reminder twice yearly will prevent all this.
Here is a check list for safety, dependability and savings!
- Have all fluids checked
- Have air filter checked
- Have battery and charging system checked
- Have belts and hoses checked
- Have oil and lubrication service
- Have all lights checked
- Have all wipers and fluid checked
- Have tires checked for proper inflation and tread
- Have suspension system checked
- Have brake system checked
Many consumers feel a false sense of security today because they have cell phones or On-Star so they are able to call someone for help. Yes…these are great when you need them but of course avoiding a breakdown or accident due to neglect or not to pollute the air or use more gas than necessary is a better choice.
If you have been putting off service or repair; call your car care provider today and not only will you be driving a safer, more eco-friendly vehicle, you will save money in the long run!