BETHESDA, Md. (April 28, 2014) — The number of vehicle check-up events held during National Car Care Month in April has doubled in 2014, according to the Car Care Council.
The council attributes a portion of the overall increase in National Car Care Month interest to the recent harsh winter weather and the need to address postponed service and repairs.
“During the winter months, many motorists put off needed vehicle maintenance. Many organizations realize that community car care events are a unique opportunity for them to educate motorists about their vehicles’ condition and how postponing routine vehicle maintenance can greatly impact safety, dependability, performance, air quality and operation cost,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.
The Car Care Council’s website featured more than 1,000 vehicle check-up events held nationwide by repair shops and auto parts stores, as well as vocational schools and other auto care industry organizations. The free inspections held during these events provide an opportunity for technicians to talk one-on-one with motorists in a fun, non-threatening environment.
An analysis of vehicle inspection forms, submitted by volunteers who conducted car care events last year, found that eight out of 10 vehicles need service or parts. The top problem areas were identified as engine oil and fluids, air filters, brakes, battery cables, belts and hoses.
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