April is National Car Care Month: Time to tell customers to spring for vehicle maintenance, from Motor Age.
Spring is here and it is time to educated your customers on giving their cars some extra attention, says the non-profit Car Care Council. Results of vehicle inspections held at community car care events across the country during Car Care Months in April and October 2014 reveal that 84 percent of vehicles need service or parts, up 5 percent from the previous year. – See more at: http://www.searchautoparts.com/motorage/news-service-repair/april-national-car-care-month-time-tell-customers-spring-vehicle-mainte?cid=95888#sthash.49TOpuPu.dpuf
“Neglected vehicle care almost always means much higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value. These results show that the majority of vehicle owners could save money by being proactive in the maintenance of their second largest investment,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.
When checking lubricants and fluids, the three top failure rates were: low washer fluid at 27 percent; low or dirty motor oil at 25 percent; and low, leaky or dirty coolant at 17 percent. Power steering, brake and transmission fluids were also checked, and had failure rates of 13 percent and below.