From aftermarketNews Staff & Wire Reports
BETHESDA, Md. The Car Care Council reminds aftermarket companies and organizations that it’s time to order copies of the new Car Care Guide for Fall Car Care Month in October. Orders can be placed by visiting the Car Care Council Web site at www.carcare.org and clicking on the "Car Care Guide" link on the home page.
New sections on Fuel Economy and Environmental Awareness have been added to the Car Care Guide to show consumers how to get better gas mileage and make their vehicles environmentally friendly.
The Fuel Economy section covers the parts of the car that need proper maintenance in order to maximize efficiency and save money at the pump. It recommends typical service intervals and includes questions to ask the automotive repair technician.
The section on Environmental Awareness explains how motorists can do their part to protect the environment in terms of driving habits and vehicle maintenance. This section has tips on Driving Green and lists the components of a vehicle that should be routinely checked to make sure a car’s performance is as environmentally friendly as possible.
"The new sections are designed to help people better understand that the amount of gas they use is directly related to how they maintain and drive their vehicles," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "With Fall Car Care Month right around the corner, now is the time to order copies of the new Car Care Guide for your customers. The guide is a popular consumer give-away at repair shops and retail stores."
The Car Care Guide uses easy-to-understand everyday language, instead of technical automotive jargon, and fits easily in a glove box. The guide covers the most common preventative maintenance occasions and procedures that need to be performed to keep cars safe, dependable and efficient. It also includes descriptions of 12 major vehicle systems and parts, and a list of questions to ask when maintenance or repair procedures are being done on a car. A Car Care Checklist reminds motorists what vehicle systems need to be maintained and when service or repair should be performed.