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Several States Declare April As ‘Car Care Month’

Several governors across the country have declared April as Car Care Month in their respective states, urging their residents to be car care aware and perform the service necessary to ensure their vehicles are operating in a safe, efficient and clean manner.

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Several
governors across the country have declared April as Car Care Month in their
respective states, urging their residents to be car care aware and perform the
service necessary to ensure their vehicles are operating in a safe, efficient
and clean manner.

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The following
governors have issued official state proclamations that April is Car Care
Month: Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama, Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado, Gov.
Pat Quinn of Illinois, Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan, Gov. Susana Martinez of
New Mexico, Gov. John A. Kitzhaber, M.D. of Oregon, Gov. Nikki R. Haley of
South Carolina, Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee, Gov. Peter Shumlin of Vermont
and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin of West Virginia.

“We want to
thank these governors for officially proclaiming April as Car Care Month,” said
Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Car Care Month provides a
unique opportunity for the auto care industry and the government to educate car
owners on the importance of proper vehicle care. Motor vehicle safety continues
to be a major focus for state legislatures and regulatory agencies across the
country, so we commend each of the governors for making these important
proclamations.”

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Spring is the
perfect time for motorists to make sure their vehicles are running reliably
after a rough winter and before the summer driving season begins. Many
independent repair shops and community organizations throughout the country
will conduct car care events during April. These events have revealed that
three out of four vehicles inspected are in need of some type of maintenance or
repair.

The
non-profit Car Care Council offers many free tools on its website to help consumers drive smart, save
money and be more environmentally friendly, including the popular 60-page Car Care Guide and a custom service schedule and email reminder service.

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“By following a service schedule
and performing preventative vehicle maintenance, motorists can ensure that
their vehicles are safe and dependable. Plus, auto care can help save money in
many ways, including reducing fuel consumption and extending vehicle life,”
continued White. “We encourage all car owners across the country to get their
vehicles inspected this April.”

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