It’s a Perfect Time to Invest in Your Vehicle

When gas prices drop, motorists should take advantage of their savings at the pump and invest it back into their vehicles. By spending a little on preventative maintenance, drivers can save a lot in the long run, according to the Car Care Council.

“When gas prices are lower, it is the perfect time to invest that savings into preventative maintenance and repairs to extend the life of the vehicle,” said Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council. “We saw motorists taking better care of their cars to combat high fuel prices. When there is a drop in gas prices, an investment to keep a vehicle in safe working order makes financial sense, adding years of reliable life and saving the cost of new car payments and higher insurance rates.”

According to White, consumers should not get complacent about lower oil and gas prices. It is the opportune time to invest any short-term gas-pump savings into a long-term vehicle investment.

“Although prices may drop, most analysts are predicting oil and gas prices increases in the future,” said White. “This will be due in part to increased demand as well as OPEC cutting output.

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 more information or to receive a copy of the council’s new Car Care Guide for motorists, visit

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