April is the Car Care Council's National Car Care Month! Every year in April (and again in October) CarCare.org and AskPatty.com remind all of our readers of the importance of regular vehicle maintenance. Car care month inspection lanes can be found at nearly any auto service facility, and are a part of the auto aftermarket's ongoing public awareness efforfts. Every year during National Car Care month, volunteers across the country host vehicle inspection events, with a number of those returning thos inspection forms to the Car Care Council - troublingly, the latest results from more than 800 vehicle inspections nationwide show an 80% failure rate!
If you've been putting off one or more maintenance items, don't wait - National Car Care Month is the best time to get it done. To remind you of some items you may have neglected, here's a few National Car Care Month maintenance tips from AskPatty.com.
As Winter turns to Spring, keep looking forward – and make sure your vehicle’s visibility is good with new wiper blades and headlights.
A faulty oxygen sensor can cause too much gas to be used – cutting your mileage by up to 40%
During winter, AC is neglected for a long time. It‘s critical to make sure it is functioning properly and clean before the summer comes!
The entire brake system should be inspected completely every year, and spring is the ideal time to do it
Tire pressure decreases about 1 psi for every 10 degrees the air temperature drops. When spring comes, make sure all your tires (even the spare ones) are properly inflated.