Begin Your Summer Road Trip at

With falling gas prices, many motorists will pack their cars and head out on a summer driving trip. But before even pulling out of the driveway, the Car Care Council recommends that motorists start their journey at its website,  

“The Car Care Council’s website contains a wealth of car care information to help motorists address any needed maintenance or repairs before hitting the road so there are no surprises or unexpected expenses while traveling,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Staying on top of a vehicle’s service needs will not only save money at the pump, but will also help avoid the costly repairs and inconvenience of breaking down at the side of the road.”

Created to help car owners take a proactive role in maintaining their vehicles, the website features a customizable service schedule and e-mail maintenance reminders, powered by, a frequently-updated blog that provides the latest tips and advice, a comprehensive repair shop locator and a vehicle systems overview. The council’s popular Car Care Guide and the new “Ask a Tech” and “Go Green” sections offer insight and guidance for today’s motorist.

The site also includes many instructional videos including “Auto Service and Repair: What to Expect,” which takes the guesswork out of auto service by giving consumers a behind-the-scenes look at the repair shop experience. A Car Care Event Finder with a map feature makes it easier for motorists to find a vehicle check-up event in their area during National Car Care Month in April and Fall Car Care Month in October as well as throughout the year.

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For a copy of the council’s Car Care Guide or for more information, visit