APRIL IS NATIONAL CAR CARE MONTH – “Be Car Care Aware”

Winter is gone and Spring has sprung!

In some parts of the state, spring often equates to rain and the unique road hazards that come with it, such as slick, wet roads.  

April was chosen for National Car Care Month because it is the perfect time to check or replace tires, brakes and windshield wipers–to get your vehicle ready for spring driving and summer road trips!

Established by the Car Care Council, National Car Care Month was developed to help educate vehicle owners about the importance of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair through a consumer education campaign “Be Car Care Aware.”

By encouraging consumers to schedule regular check-ups of their vehicles, inherent dangers and issues caused by deferring vehicle maintenance can be avoided.  Most importantly, well maintained vehicles last longer, improve highway safety and are better for the environment.

The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) has a plethora of resources for consumers such as the Top 5 Reasons to Read Your Owner’s Manual, Summer Driving Tips for Getting Your Car in Shape and they can even assist with finding a registered repair shop near you.

Remember: Check the license! Before scheduling a service appointment for your car, visit BAR’s website at www.bar.ca.gov.  Click on License Search or call (800) 952-5210.