How To

The Car Care Council's Car Care Minutes are one-minute videos with advice on topics ranging from seasonal car care and road travel tips, to information on cabin air filters, gas saving tips and vehicle sounds and smells.


21st Century Tune-Up

There is a misconception that today’s modern vehicles don’t need tune-ups because they never breakdown. This is not the case. Today’s modern vehicles still need tune-ups to keep them performing at the most efficient levels.


Caring for Your Car

Summer can be tough on cars. High temperatures can damage batteries and stress the cooling system and tires. Certain vehicle components should be checked periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems.


Winterizing Your Vehicle

When vehicles are not properly prepared for winter, driving can be more stressful and treacherous. By performing some simple winterizing tasks, not only will you have a safe and sound winter on the road, but you’ll save some money as well.


Gas Saving Tips

Motorists can’t do much about the price of gas, but they can stop wasting gas by making sure their vehicles are getting maximum fuel economy. Follow these easy steps to improve your fuel economy.


Holiday Road Trip

Getting your vehicle ready for a holiday road trip can take as little as 10 minutes. Follow this quick road trip checklist to ensure your vehicle’s safety and reliability for your holiday travel.


Check Engine Tip

When the check engine light comes on it means that a system in your vehicle, such as ignition, fuel injection or emission control, is not operating at peak performance, even if your vehicle seems to be running normally.

 

Spring Maintenance

Spring is the perfect time of year to make sure your vehicle is ready for the upcoming travel season. Whether you are driving across the country or driving across town, there are a few things you can take care of before you set off that will make your drive as easy going as the rest of the trip.


Cabin Air Filter

If you experience headaches, allergic reactions or breathing problems while riding in your car, it’s probably time to change the cabin air filter. These filters clean the incoming air and remove allergens.

 

Greener Car

It doesn’t matter if the car you are driving is new or old, big or small, there are preventative maintenance steps that every vehicle owner can take to make sure their car is as green and environmentally friendly as possible.

 

Changing the Oil and Filter

Is the oil in your car dirty, old and need to be changed? Oil is the engine’s lifeblood and changing it regularly is still the single most important thing you can do to ensure the engine’s long life.

 

Tire Pressure

Proper tire inflation pressure and tread depth are critical for good fuel economy, safety, maximum tire life and proper handling performance. Checking your tire frequently not only keeps your vehicle safe, it will also save you money at the gas pump.