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National Car Care Month – April 2023

National Car Care Month in April is a great time to give your beloved traveling partner some special attention. The best part is, there’s no need for a fancy dinner date or a trip to the moon. Basic maintenance can assist improve your vehicle’s safety and dependability, while also preventing costly issues down the road. Whether your car is as tiny as Noddy’s, or a huge gas-guzzler moseying down the road, take note of the car care tips this National Car Care Month. That way, you will make it to the spring picnics and outdoor events all around.

History of National Car Care Month

In the chilly, wintry months, it’s natural to overlook basic vehicle maintenance, which is why April is designated as National Car Care Month. The month is the ideal time to focus on your vehicle’s maintenance and repairs, whether you handle it yourself or take it to a professional repairman.

According to the American Automobile Association, 35% of car owners neglect or postpone repairs and servicing that is recommended by the factory specifications or a professional repairman. By doing this, they are increasing the number of roadside mishaps that could have been easily avoided if a regular vehicle maintenance schedule is adhered to. After years of October being celebrated as National Car Care Month, the National Car Care Council, which is now part of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, designated April as National Car Care Month in 2003.

The establishment of the month is an attempt to raise public awareness about the importance of regular preventive maintenance on personal automobiles. It’s also aimed to encourage aftermarket repair shops to continue the educational process. It’s the classic win-win scenario. Customers benefit because they may reduce their total repair expenses and increase the lifespan of their automobiles. Businesses benefit by providing regular maintenance and identifying any issues that could jeopardize a vehicle’s safety and performance. It’s an excellent opportunity to connect with current and new clients, as well as the general public.

National Car Care Month timeline

1672
The First Steam-powered Automobile

Ferdinand Verbiest designs and builds the first functional steam-powered vehicle.

1861
The Car is Born

Karl Benz patents the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, making him the recognized inventor of the car.

1893
The First Gas-powered American Car

The Duryea brothers build the first gas-powered car in the United States.

1905
The Automobile Association is Formed

The Automobile Association is formed on June 29 to help motorists avoid speed traps.

2003
Car Care Months are Initiated

The Car Care Council designates one month in the spring (April) and the fall (October) to highlight regular car care.

National Car Care Month FAQs

What are the topics in the car care guide?

The guide covers major services, components in the vehicle, and service interval recommendations. Additional topics include finding an automotive repair shop, alternative fuels, understanding the warranty, and careers in the auto care industry.

When is it time to take care of your car?

As winter comes to an end, it is time to get your car ready for spring and summer road trips. Regardless of whether our car is the most popular brand in the country, you have to check your tires, brakes, and windshield wipers, and take care of any issues that may have occurred during winter.

What's the best way to look after a car battery?

Keep your car in a garage in winter, as low temperatures make it harder for the engine to turn over. This puts strain on the battery. If you don’t use your car often, make sure you “exercise” the battery every now and again by going for a long drive. This will charge it up again.

How to Observe National Car Care Month

  1. Check your car’s oil level

    Check the oil, filters, and other fluids in your vehicle. Oil must be checked during every fill-up and changed at the prescribed intervals in the owner's handbook.

  2. Take care of your battery

    Batteries are crucial to the smooth functioning of your car. Ensure that the battery connection is well-fitted and free of corrosion.

  3. Service your engine

    Schedule servicing to help the engine achieve the greatest power-to-fuel-efficiency ratio. It will also assist your vehicle in terms of emitting a minimal amount of emissions.

5 Facts About Cars That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. First speedster

    In 1902, the world's first speeding citation was issued for a scandalous 45 miles per hour.

  2. Antigravity

    Modern Formula 1 cars can be driven upside down inside tunnels at over 120mph.

  3. Puzzleland

    The average car has about 30,000 parts.

  4. Unseeing

    Ralph Teetor, the inventor of cruise control for cars, was blind.

  5. Wrecking ball

    In the U.S., car wrecks are the major cause of death for people below the age of 35.

Why National Car Care Month is Important

  1. Saving on repairs

    Neglecting vehicle maintenance might lead to more expensive repairs in the future. Issues that could have been identified sooner are aggravated over time and could lead to more serious consequences.

  2. A better resale value

    You might regret your indifferent attitude toward car maintenance if you ever have to sell it. Keeping your car in good shape is among the best ways of preserving its value.

  3. Safer roads

    Regular maintenance keeps you and other road users safe. Maintenance helps reduce cases of malfunction, which in turn affects the likelihood of an accident occurring.

National Car Care Month dates

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