WAYNE, N.J. (April 1, 2016) — With April marking the start of National Car Care Month, Hankook Tire America Corp. recently conducted a survey that revealed gaps in car maintenance.
The company asked American drivers about their plans and ability to spruce up their vehicles after winter's harsh weather — including getting their cars in peak condition, from the interior to exterior and under the hood.
According to the Hankook Tire Gauge Index quarterly survey, many Americans focus on vehicle clean up, with a full two-thirds (67 percent) indicating they clean the inside and outside of their cars — ahead of both cleaning house (59 percent) and closets (59 percent). The company cited the Car Care Council that washing and cleaning a vehicle helps protect a motorist's investment while preventing the buildup of damaging chemicals and dirt that can harm a car's finish.
(Don't laugh, but Hankook reminded drivers to make sure to close their windows if they plan on getting their vehicles washed — noting one in 10 Americans admitted to leaving their car windows open during the wash.)
Wayne-based Hankook's survey stressed the importance of automotive maintenance, finding that 66 percent of respondents said they encounter potholes on their daily driving commute.